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By Kendra Aarhus
Because if we take people at face value we miss so much. Dive into conversations with people that get gritty and unveil the man behind the curtain.
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Episode 54: Alina Warner

It’s funny you ask...

Episode 54: Alina Warner

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Episode 73: Samantha Holmes
Welcome back to the podcast, Sam! Samantha Holmes is a training professional turned empowerment coach who is passionate about  helping women rebuild confidence without losing their humanity or authenticity. I loved our conversation today about empowerment, parenting, overcoming trauma, and a little on toxic positivity.  Connect with Sam!
May 6, 2021
Episode 72: Erin Soukup - 75 Hard Day 30
Follow Erin Soukup and I on a 75 Day Journey (cross your fingers) to a more balanced us. Check out Erin's podcast: Here's my Facebook Link to follow and be sure to peep my stories: Same with Instagram:
May 4, 2021
Episode 71: Phat Friday with Tina Wing
This week's Phat Friday episode includes some fun discussions about weight loss, lack there of, weight watchers and noom!  You can see the video recording of this podcast on my Facebook page:
May 4, 2021
Episode 70: Brook Easton
With 25 years of marketing experience and an extraordinary knack for helping others find their voice, Brook Easton uses the power of storytelling to create personal connections between businesses and their customers. As the Director of Digital  Marketing for Easton Design which she co-owns with her husband, Brook creates community, builds relationships, and tells brand stories for  small- to medium-sized businesses. Hit her up online: Facebook: Instagram: @eastondesignllc and @redheadreverie Web: Easton.Design and
April 29, 2021
Episode 69: Erin Soukup - 75 Hard, Day 23
Follow Erin Soukup and I on a 75 Day Journey (cross your fingers) to a more balanced us. Check out Erin's podcast: Here's my Facebook Link to follow and be sure to peep my stories: Same with Instagram:
April 28, 2021
Episdoe 68: Phat Friday with Tina Wing - April 9, 2021
It's good to be back with these weekly episodes with my friend Tina Wing! You can see the video recording of this podcast on my Facebook page:
April 15, 2021
Episode 67 - 75 Hard Week 1 with Erin Soukup
New segment! Follow Erin Soukup and I on a 75 Day Journey (cross your fingers) to a more balanced us.  Check out Erin's podcast: Here's my Facebook Link to follow and be sure to peep my stories: Same with Instagram:
April 6, 2021
Episode 66 - the RETURN of Phat Friday with Tina Wing
The highly anticipated return on Phat Fridays with Tina Wing is HERE! Learn about the reason (excuses?) for the pause and the reasons for returning and trying again.  Here's the live on Facebook that I mentioned: AND be sure to follow Tina Wing: 
April 2, 2021
Episode 65: Rina Jensen/You Academy
Learn more about the You Academy in this episode. Get more information online: Follow You Conferences Website: Instagram: Facebook:
March 29, 2021
Episode 64: Dusty Swehla
Dusty  Swehla is the founder and owner of Panda Marie LLC, a holistic healing  center located in Hiawatha, Iowa. She has been in recovery for many  years and has dedicated her business to helping others live a life they  love, naturally. She is a E-RYT 200 yoga instructor, with many  subspecialty certifications. She is also a Nutritionist, Reiki Master  & experienced life coach. Dusty helps clients of all ages and  backgrounds, meeting them where they’re at on their journey of life.  Outside of the office Dusty enjoys spending time with her husband, boys  and fur babies. Learn more about Dusty and Panda Marie LLC at Connect with Dusty:
March 24, 2021
Episode 63: Susan Johnston
As  the executive director of the new non-profit, Susan works diligently to  build the organization's foundation for success. From assembling the  board of directors and organizing volunteer teams, to raising funds and  building alliances with businesses and community organizations, she is  instrumental in raising awareness of Central Furniture Rescue. Leaning  on her 25-plus years of experience in operations and project management,  Susan took an idea, implemented it, and now is focused on scaling this  program with the goal of helping as many individuals and families as  possible turn places to live into homes. Connect with Susan:
March 23, 2021
Episode 62: Amy Perry
Amy is currently an Assistant Professor of Accounting at Coe College  where she also serves as a Changemaker to the Coe Community at large.  Prior to Coe, she worked in Corporate America for 14 years, continuously  striving to balance the fine line of a successful careerwoman, wife,  mom, and good human. In the middle of this, Amy decided to share her insights, experiences  and self-proclaimed humorous stories, to empower others to Rise Up on  their own journeys. She created Shine Your Light, a company whose  mission is to guide us to Rise up to our highest potential and Shine our  Brilliance into the World. Here she moonlights as an Empowerment  Consultant, speaking at workshops, retreats, and businesses, helping us  identify with and embrace our passions and purpose so that we can share  our gifts with the world.     Connect with Amy
March 22, 2021
Episode 61: Hannah Anderson
Dr. Hannah Anderson is a chiropractor at Back In Line specializing  pediatrics and women's health. She works with patients of all ages in  regards to nutritional, emotional, and physical health by addressing the  whole person rather than pieces. She is certified by the ICPA in  pediatric and maternal health care, trained in Mercier Therapy and  Neuroemotional Technique, and passionate about helping women  preconception through postpartum. She works with women in the motherhood  transition through BIRTHFIT Cedar Rapids, and co-owns Well Labs, a  nutrition company on a mission to give back. Above all that she's a wife  and mom of two little boss ladies ages 4 and 8 months. Connect with Hannah
March 18, 2021
Episode 60: Jessica Johnson
Jessica Johnson has more than 15 years of experience in community  building and development, where she has held various leadership roles.  Her passion is bringing individuals, communities and causes together to  make an impact. Jessica is an engaged member of her community, a 2008  graduate of the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance Leadership for Five  Seasons program and was named one of the region’s “Forty Under 40” by  the Corridor Business Journal. A Cedar Rapids native, Ms. Johnson earned  a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Mount Mercy  University in Cedar Rapids. Jessica is a wife and a mother of three. She  enjoys spending time with her family, is an avid runner, yogi, and  enjoys travel.    Connect with Jessica
March 15, 2021
Episode 59: Jenny Chadima
Jenny Chadima is a Christ-focused health + wellness coach, blogger and  podcast host. Most refer to her as an inspiration because of her  positive spirit, but there were times in her life when she didn’t shine  so bright. By overcoming her own doubt, fear, trauma and addiction,  she’s now on a journey to help as many women as she can, to do the same!  Through coaching, retreats and speaking, she equips women with the  tools to establish greater health, healing and wholeness.    Connect with Jenny  f
March 12, 2021
Episode 58: Jaimie Johnson
Jaimie is a writer, speaker, coach, recovering perfectionist, and crazy  dog mom. As a trauma-informed grief and resilience coach, she  specializes in helping people learn to embrace both their light and  their darkness so they can move past the major challenges keeping them  from living their most brilliant life. After her fiance died suddenly in  2014, Jaimie was left to muddle her own way through the messy process  of healing and moving forward. Since then she has committed to helping  others along the difficult path of rediscovering themselves after losing  the future they envisioned. Jaimie is a Professional Certified Coach  with specializations in grief, trauma, ethical coaching, and women’s  leadership.    Connect with Jaimie:
March 11, 2021
Episode 57: Sheri Zevenbergen
Sheri is founder and CEO of The DASH Mindset.  Through individualized  coaching, she helps clients make the most of their limited time by  getting the career and life they want and overcoming limiting beliefs to  do so.  Sheri started her career in public accounting, long, long ago,  followed by 19 years in various roles in the life insurance and asset  management industry. Coaching, relationship management and bridging  cultural and style differences were integral in Sheri's 20+ years in the  corporate environment, and she finally realized she wanted to utilize  her inherent interpersonal skills to help people full-time. She lives  near Cedar Rapids with her husband & 7 & 9 year old boys, &  her 25 year-old stepson is all grown up & lives with his fiancee in  Des Moines . Connect with Sheri
March 10, 2021
Episode 56: Ashley Bermel
For most people, real estate is about growing up in a community and  sharing past experiences. For me, real estate is about creating a path  for the future and developing events to bring together our community.  I'm dedicated to empowering & cultivating community through love,  empathy & loads of creativity.    Connect with Ashley
March 4, 2021
Episode 55: Annie Vander Werff
As a recovering international nonprofit executive, I have dedicated my  life to 2 things: 1) helping organizations and businesses align so they  can continue to thrive, and 2) empowering female executives to be brave  and courageous in this world. I am committed to walking alongside you as  you take steps to reinstate balance in your life so you can do the  'thing' you have always known you were born to do.     As a mom-preneur, I know how selfish you may feel working on your own  dreams, but I am here to tell you, you're worth it. When you do your  part to fulfill the purpose you were assigned in this world, you will  discover a beautiful transformation from the inside out. One that even  your kids will appreciate!    Connect with Annie
March 3, 2021
Episode 54: Alina Warner
Alina Warner is a Certified Health Coach through the Health Coach  Institute. She is the founder and owner of Wellness Within You, a health  and life coaching practice in Cedar Rapids. Alina has an MBA from  University of Iowa and 15 years of Project and Program Management  experience. She left the corporate world to pursue her life’s dream to  make our community healthier one person at a time. Alina is a master of  habit change who helps people unlock their health potential, boost their  energy and lose weight through nutrition, movement and stress  management. She has successfully coached clients to adopt healthy habits  for lifetime by providing the right tools, offering continuous support  and holding them accountable to their goals.     Connect with Alina
February 25, 2021
Episode 53: Jennifer Germaine
Jenn Germaine guides women from around the world to awaken to their true  desires in life and evolve into a niche service provider at the top of  their industry. Jenn Germaine elevated herself into a league of her own  within the legal industry by creating a niche boutique law firm that  serves clients across the nation. By leaning into her uniqueness and  cultivating a unique offering and experience for her clientele, she  quickly became a leading authority in her industry. Even speaking on  stages across the nation and hosting the only podcast in her industry  interviewing top industry influencers.   Connect with Jenn
February 16, 2021
Episode 52: Briana Smallwood / Vivian's Soul Food
Briana Smallwood is a Mother Hustler, Wife to a Risk Taker, Goal Digger, and a lover of life. She has accomplished making her stamp in Corporate America and the Small Business Arena and has the mission of making sure that her two young daughters never understand the word "limit." Connect with Briana:
February 15, 2021
Episode 51: Lindsay Lange
Don't underestimate Lindsay Lange. She is completely used to battling the odds and overcoming what many think is not possible. Two years ago, she left a stable, state job to pursue business ownership in a predominately male industry that she had no experience in. She opened an Insurance Agency on January 1, 2020 and overcame a world wide pandemic, two catastrophic hail storms, a rare Derecho wind storm, and the passing of her mother, all while learning to run a successful business. If you are looking for someone to push you to pursue your passion, Lindsay Lange is your girl! Her passion is seeing others achieve their own success! It's not just about getting to the is about getting to the top and reaching down to help others get there too, so you have a successful tribe to motivate and support you. Find Lindsay online: Follow Lindsay on Social Media: Facebook: LinkedIn: Twitter: Instagram:
February 11, 2021
Episode 50: Michelle Stricker of SMACK!
Michelle describes herself as a creator. A dreamer. A risk taker.  In her own words, "I’m the wife to an incredible man, the mother of two beautiful children, and have successfully run my own photography business for more than 11 years, but I was suffering from severe anxiety that left me broken, hopeless, and digging myself into a darkness. I felt invisible and defeated. Little did I know that three small words on a card I was gifted would change my life." Connect with Michelle:
February 8, 2021
Episode 49: Fat Friday
It's my intention to make Fat Friday a podcast full of wins and lessons learned by gritty behavior and a can-do attitude. That's not what you get today, friends. Merp. 
February 5, 2021
Episode 48: Carrie Copely
Carrie Copley is an engaging speaker, trainer, success coach, and author  who inspires people to step into their greatness. Carrie believes her  life mission is to empower people to create the life they dream of  living. She challenges her audiences to get unstuck and to not settle  for good when great is an option.   After two decades of leadership in the non-profit and corporate world,  Carrie decided to take a leap of faith and merge her background of  social work, recruiting and development, to create a coaching business.  She inspires and educates others to develop a positive mindset to reduce  stress, achieve more and to significantly increase the joy in their  lives. Connect with Carrie:   
February 4, 2021
Episdoe 47: Christa Thompson with the Amish Connection
Meet Christa! She's a wife, mother of 3 and an unexpected entrepreneur who spent most of her life seeking approval and permission from others. In 2018 she entered on a journey to reclaim her freedom both professionally and physically. She owns the Amish Connection custom  furniture store, a landscaping business, delivery service and development company. Christ says, "I love Jesus, our in-town acreage, singing/performing, tedious tasks, warm days outdoors, bonfires with beers and laughing at the little things with friends." Her life is vastly different than it was and I'm thrilled that she's going to be speaking at Vulnerably You in March. Connect with Christa Instagram: Facebook:
February 3, 2021
Episode 46: Stephanie Stranko
Stephanie Stranko  has been a solopreneur since starting her own virtual marketing agency,  Task by Task Business Solutions, back in 2011. This year marks 10 years  in business! Stephanie is a mom of two who is constantly balancing  motherhood, work life and a mouth full of mental illness. This year,  Stephanie has made it a goal to talk more openly about her struggle and  daily battle with depression, anxiety and ADD in hope to help others  feel less a lone. Join us as Stephanie pulls back the curtain on the  good, the bad, and the ugly on how she keeps moving forward. Her website: Follow Stephanie on Social Media:
February 2, 2021
Episode 45: Let's Talk Beauty with Tay - False Lashes Edition
False lashes are the subject for Feburary and we want to help you embrace the falsies with confidence.  Join us for the zoom lesson: Follow Kendra on Facebook, Instagram, and Tiktok! Could you use a virtual makeup lesson? Let's get together on zoom!
February 1, 2021
Episode 44: Angie Chaplin - Mindful Leadership
It's the first speaker interview for You Conferences of 2021! Angie is teaching a breakout session at Vulnerably You entitled "Five Practices for Leading an Exemplary Life" and you won't want to miss it!   Angie Chaplin across the country for her mastery of leadership content and  her authentic ability to connect. She owns Mindful Leadership,  a consulting and coaching practice grounded in leadership research and  guided through mindful behavior. A Certified Master for The Leadership  Challenge, Angie is the upper Midwest's only expert in The Five  Practices of Exemplary Leadership. She earned a master’s degree in  strategic communication and leadership from Seton Hall University and is  an alum of Buena Vista University. She lives in Marion, Iowa, with her  sons, Jacob & Jeremy, currently attending the University of Northern  Iowa and University of Iowa, and her basenji dog, Easton. Check her out on social media: Linked In Twitter Facebook  Instagram 
January 30, 2021
Episode 43: the Return of Fat Friday
It was just about time that I stopped ignoring this segment of the podcast. Here goes nothing.  Connect with Kendra in all the places... Facebook, VIP Beauty Group, Website, Instagram, Tiktok, You Conferences Website, You Conferences Instagram, You Conferences Facebook   See you, soon! 
January 30, 2021
Episode 42: Mail Monday
Today's mailbag is full of questions on leadership and what it took to get there from my teammate Heidi that is working on a project where she had to interview someone. These were thought provoking and I was honored that she chose me!  Ask a question for the next Mail Monday Episode by following me on my Facebook page or emailing
January 25, 2021
Episode 41: ADHD
I was diagnosed with ADHD in the summer of 2020... I think it's about time I started to tell this story.  Join me on Social Media... you can find me on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, TikTok, and Clubhouse! 
January 18, 2021
Episode 40: Let's Talk Beauty with Taylor - Shave Your Face
I am excited about this new segment on the Podcast! Join Taylor and I monthly for some real talk on beauty, trends, opinions, and taboo subjects!  Join us for the makeup lesson that follows on Thursday by checking out the events on this page: 
January 12, 2021
Episode 39: Monday Night Raw with Eric - the one with the slang
My husband and I do a regular conversation on Facebook and really thought my audience here was losing out on these gems. In this episode we talk about new slang words and their definitions. My husband got to test his 43 year old knowledge and it's rather hilarious. 
January 12, 2021
Episode 38: My MLM Story
Not sure why this has been a topic of conversation lately, but I've been asked a lot! I wanted to put this on record to share with people and see where we go in the next 6 years. Cheers to impacting the world! 
January 7, 2021
Episode 37: New Year New Segment - Mail Monday
It's the first episode of 2021 and I thought it would be fun to answer questions from listeners and from my social media followers. I hope you'll enjoy learning a little more from me, mostly about leadership!  Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, or TikTok!
January 5, 2021
Episode 36 - Fat Friday with Tina Wing, Week 6
Join Tina and I as we dive into some serious talk about coffee, self love, the way we speak to our daughters and a lot more. 
August 7, 2020
Episode 35: Fat Friday with Tina Wing, Week 5
You won't want to miss this episode of Fat Friday when we learned a lot about protein powder and why Tina is returning Kendra's protein powder immediately. 
August 6, 2020
Episode 34: Angela Buhr
Angelia Buhr is a “Lifetime Collaboration Expert, Career Human  Relations Partner turned Interior Design Extraordinaire”. She recently  opened a custom home design studio in the Main Street District, Cedar  Rapids and is working with people to design spaces where they can create, imagine, live, love, rest and grow. NEST Design and Decor offers  everything from help with small projects to full design services and  the studio is an inspirational design workroom with quality home  furnishings available for purchase or customization. She loves designing  but the people and relationships that are formed along the way is where  the real magic happens. “I know I’m living out my purpose and using the  gifts I’ve been blessed with when I see the joy it brings people to  have a space designed to fit their lives perfectly.” Visit Angela's Website: Follow Angela on Social Media: Instagram:
July 30, 2020
Episode 33: Fat Friday with Tina Wing - Week 4
This week Tina and I dive into a lot on the subject of mental health including some real hard conversations about the sigmas behind mental health that came to light over the past week. 
July 24, 2020
Episode 32: Kristen Channel
Kristen is a little bit writing instructor, a little bit librarian,  a lot sweet and salty bff who’ll laugh with you over gin & tonics  on the patio. She's a professional copywriter who believes in creating  connection through clarity and courage. Vague buzzwords and Cookie Cutter Copy are her sworn nemeses. She eats fiction and non-fiction book manuscripts for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Kristen midwifes you as you birth projects that delight, inspire, and provide your readers with a  wonderful reading experience. Check out Kristen's Website.  Follow Kristen on social media:
July 22, 2020
Episode 31: Fat Friday with Sara, Week 3
Today's Fat Friday brings a familiar voice... join me and Sara Leisinger as we chat about her fitness journey that comes on the cusp of giving birth to her third baby. Sara talks pretty candidly about life before and after three c-sections, her time in the military, post-partum depression,  giving beach body a try, and lots more. We packed a lot into this 50 minutes.  Follow Sara on Faceboook: Learn more from her Beachbody Coach:
July 17, 2020
Episode 30: Fat Friday with Tina Wing, Week 2
In today's episode of Fat Friday, Tina and I discuss the past two week's challenges, things that are working and some encouragement regarding a healthier lifestyle. 
July 10, 2020
Episode 29: Fat Friday, Week 1
My friend Tina and I have found ourselves at a crossroad and something needs to be done. We decided if we can't be accountable to ourselves, maybe some public humiliation is the answer. You can be the judge. 
June 26, 2020
Episode 28: Maurice Davis
I asked Maurice to jump on the podcast for a Juneteenth Episode to have an honest conversation about race in America and where we live in Cedar Rapids Iowa.  Follow Maurice on Facebook:
June 19, 2020
Episode 27: Tina Wing
Tina and I share a love of art and makeup and laughing until our faces hurt. Tina is the mom of three, amazing artist, great friend, and I am excited for you to get to know here on the podcast!  Follow Tina on Facebook:
June 17, 2020
Episode 26: Jaylene Weber
Jaylene is my little sister. She is a busy mom of twin 8 year olds and a two year old. works full time from home, and runs a very successful side hustle all while battling auto immune disorders and anxiety. We decided to chat about that and I love getting Jaylene's insight. 
June 14, 2020
Episode 25: Dustin Behn
In Dustin's own words, he says, "Outside of long  walks on the beach with my smoking hot wife & playing Jenga with my 3  kids, I enjoy my time creating and international movement of  Inspiration.  Aside from adjusting spines, I also enjoy elevating minds." I think Dustin set the bar for men on the Podcast!  Check Dustin out online:
June 12, 2020
Episode 24: Meegan Hoffmeister
M. is a multi-passionate entrepreneur who opts to live life out  loud, openly in front of everyone, & hopefully with a little style  & grace. Whether its sharing fashion tips, attempting to inspire  your fitness routine, traveling the world or chasing down dreams, Meegan  aspires to make an impact. She tries to “keep it real” in the way she  shares her thoughts & ambitions, her struggles & successes &  talks candidly about marriage, friendship, owning a business & not  knowing the answers. Her soul is set on fire by doing work to create  space for women & considers it a luxury to witness women achieving  their own well-deserved & hard-fought-for success. Follow Meegan everywhere!
June 10, 2020
Episode 23: Amber Gale
I have LOVED getting to know Amber and you will, too!   Amber  Gale is a corporate professional, writer, cookie designer, wife,  mother, and then some.  When her second child was born with  life-threatening special needs, it became clear to her that parents of  medical and special needs children are often overwhelmed and  undersupported.  Combining her corporate planning skills with her love  of spreadsheets, office supplies, and personal development, she embarked  on a mission to make a difference.  She founded MORE for Caregivers, an  organization for individuals who are on complex parenting journeys to  provide the resources and support they need to take care of themselves  while also taking care of their families.  Amber is also a contributing  writer for The Mighty and the voice behind, a  resource and advocacy blog where she shares her family's story. Check her out online! / / Facebook: & Instagram: &
June 9, 2020
Episode 22: Jenny Barnett
Jenny is the hilarious owner of Hodgepodge of Helpfulness! She owns Hodgepodge of Helpfulness, a professional organizing business serving Cedar Rapids, the surrounding areas, and virtually. She provides organizing/decluttering services, chore charts, kid events, and workshops related to streamlining your life. She focuses on residential, family, and office organizing services and provide workshops on a variety of topics tailored to your needs. Check her out online...  Website: Facebook:  Instagram: Pinterest:
June 8, 2020
Episode 21: Sajra
Sajra's American Dream story is inspiring and captivating! Enjoy today's episode! 
June 6, 2020
Episode 20: Ashley Lang
Ashley is an educator, entrepreneur, mom, and coach... and honestly a pretty fabulous example of being yourself in all circumstances. She has more  than 15 years of experience working in a variety of industries spanning  higher education, retail and marketing. As a leadership coach, she looks  at the possibilities in people and organizations, helping them discover  their own identity. She believes intentional leadership training allows  for a lifestyle of leadership versus one-time opportunities. Get to know her in today's episode and check out her business: Goal Digger.  Find Ashley Online
June 4, 2020
Episode 19: Speaking up... #blacklivesmatter
Before I publish my newest episodes of the podcast, I wanted to give my perspective and share some wisdom give to me regarding the Black Lives Matter movement. 
June 3, 2020
Episode 18: Eliza Desch
I'm just going to say it... this is a no brainer for hair/makeup artists and it's probably about time I was direct about it. Listen to this conversation with my friend Eliza - another pro artist from California on how selling cosmetics was the right choice for her business.  Follow Eliza: Facebook:  Instagram: Check out her website:
March 29, 2020
Episode 17: Alex Van Kerckhove
Now that we are all stuck in the same house together, Alex has advice on co-working with your parents when you're a kid. 
March 17, 2020
Episode 16: Eric Van Kerckhove
Eric is the owner of Allegra Print Mail, Mayor of Palo, Iowa, and also my husband. We are chatting about how we are navigating the waters during the current pandemic as business owners, elected officials, and parents. 
March 17, 2020
Episode 15: Sara Leisinger
Sara Leisinger of Who's Lance Digital Media is the man behind the curtain, so to speak, for my brand. She has helped me streamline my social media presence and I can't wait for you to meet her.  Check her out on Facebook: Instagram: and Online:
March 4, 2020
Episode 14: Alissa Gardner
Growing hemp in Iowa... wait... is that even legal? I really enjoyed learning about how Alissa is promoting wellness through holistic CBD products and education with the dream of a farm to consumer business model right here in rural Iowa. .  Find her online: Facebook: & Instagram:
March 4, 2020
Episode 13: The Power of Abundance
Abundance may be the buzz word of 2020 but I don’t think it means what we think it means... get your tickets to Abundantly You before they sell out at
March 2, 2020
Episode 12: Tanya Green
Tanya Green's story is not just your run of the mill story of inspiration. Don't miss a minute of this episode...  Find Tanya on Facebook:  Find Tanya on Instagram: &
February 29, 2020
Episode 11: Dr. Stephanie Gray
Oh my gosh! I was so excited to sit and chat with Dr. Stephanie Gray of Innovative Health and Hormone Clinic... I could have literally talked to her for HOURS about all things hormones, gut health and how this effects our bodies and ability to function and prevent disease. Dr. Gray brings together traditional and holistic medicine in a place that makes sense for your bodies biggest frustrations. Just listen to her... you'll see. Check her out on Facebook:  Innovative Health & Hormone Clinic ( Dr. Stephanie Gray, Your Longevity Blueprint ( Websites:
February 26, 2020
Episode 10: Erin Soukup
Erin does all the things with no regard to her long list of injuries! She's actually a childhood friend that I hardly remembered when we first re-met! I love this semi-driving, farm girl turned triathlete and inspirational photographer! You can find her on Facebook: AND make sure you check out her podcast, too:  
February 24, 2020
Episode 9: Amber Henline
The list of what Amber doesn’t do is probably shorter than the list of what she does! You’re going to love getting to know Amber. Follow her pages on Facebook: and
February 22, 2020
Episode 8: When the Going Gets Tough...
It's funny you ask... when the going gets tough, what keeps you going?  In this episode you'll hear the three things I've identified that have kept me going when the proverbial shit hit the fan.  Check out for more information about SCORE Workshops. 
February 14, 2020
Episode 7: Alyx Coble-Frakes
Oh wait until you meet Alyx. This chick is disrupting everything we ever knew about one of the most private and taboo subjects that women ever talk about - periods. She's also visited 20 countries, been a part of the peace corps, married a man from Peru, and she will help you understand your body and how to be more productive in it in ways you've never been taught.  Check out her website: and join her Facebook Group to learn more. 
February 6, 2020
Episode 6: Courtney Misener
Courtney has been such a positive influence on me and the way I view mental health and I can not wait for you to get to know her. In today's episode you'll fall in love with this pastor's wife that got knocked up over a sub sandwich and learn why she's making waves by getting us all comfortable with our mental health.  Find Courtney at and on Facebook. 
February 5, 2020
Episode 5: Lindsay Leahy
Lindsay Leahy is a pretty bomb chick with a great story. I was surprised to learn that she JUST started telling the gritty details of her story, because word has spread about Lindsay's impact quickly. She's the owner of The Restoration Project and is a speaker for Abundantly You. I think you'll be impressed with her story and love getting to know her better.  Check her out online: On Facebook: See her speak at Abundantly You!
January 28, 2020
Episode 4: Lindsay Handy
Meet Lindsay... she’s new to the Cedar Rapids area and her story of how she got started in her career is equally inspiring and heartbreaking. Learn how discount funerals and 11 years of cancer treatments lead to a career change and to Lindsay’s passion to give back to her community. You’ll be inspired after listening to her why after this episode. Special thank you to her for serving on the You Conferences Executive Planning Committee and killing it by helping us secure sponsors!
January 24, 2020
Episode 3: Rina Jensen
How failed business attempts taught this entrepreneur to be resilient. Rina is a business resiliency coach in the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Corridor. She's a well known networker and connector of people and has a passion to change the world by bringing mindset and emotional well being to business. Learn more about Rina's story of entrepreneurship and how starting her own businesses led to coaching people to be more resilient in today's episode. Learn more about Rina at  Rina has been selected as a You Conference speaker for our upcoming conference entitled Abundantly You! Come learn more about resiliency at her breakout session.
January 23, 2020
It’s Funny You Ask...
A little peek into starting this podcast and a peek into my entrepreneurial history... from a fifth grade playground scam!
January 22, 2020
Setting Expectations
I’ve been considering starting a podcast for a year... but my expectations were through the roof and I haven’t pulled the trigger. So, why not start today when I’m a literal snot factory, right before Christmas, when the time is completely wrong.
December 19, 2019
December 18, 2019
December 18, 2019