Woman Overboard

Woman Overboard

By Nancy Scanlon Koplar
Wife, mother, grandmother, actress, tv personality, perennial student and passionate lover of all things French! Volalá! Trying to balance all of these roles leaves me overwhelmed, overburdened, and feeling like I'm about to fall overboard! While I’ve spent many years studying and experiencing new things, the biggest lesson I’ve learned is that true wisdom comes from the experience of others. So, in my new podcast, Woman Overboard, I’m going in search of women (and occasionally men) who have achieved success while wading through the stressors of everyday life.
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A Fountain Full Of Fun Part 3: Featuring Joy Grdnic
In our final episode, Joy Grdnic reveals her artistic talents, describes what she loves about St. Louis and gives advice for young professionals who are starting their own business.
31:32
February 23, 2020
A Fountain Full Of Fun Part 2: Featuring Joy Grdnic
In the second episode, Joy Grdnic jumps from working with famous St. Louis comedian, Phyllis Diller, to the difficulty of operating a restaurant to the intricacies of making a lampshade.
34:40
February 23, 2020
A Fountain Full of Fun Part 1: Featuring Joy Grdnic
In our first episode, Joy Grdnic introduces us to her award-winning restaurant, The Fountain on Locust, and she elaborates on her early stages as a radio host and comedian.
29:10
February 23, 2020
A Brilliant Broadcaster Part 2: Featuring Christine Buck
In our second episode, Christine Buck dives into her personal life including life with her famous father, Jack Buck, her parents’ divorce and raising her children.
32:42
February 3, 2020
A Brilliant Broadcaster Part 1: Featuring Christine Buck
In our first episode, we learn how Christine Buck was able to transform from her beginning as a novice broadcaster on KPLR TV to becoming highly-respected and admired in the broadcasting business.
22:35
February 3, 2020
Holding Moonbeams Part 2: Featuring Hollyce Hammond
In our second episode, Hollyce Hammond describes how her unique family inspired her to develop her website, Holding Moonbeams, a blog and lifestyle support for families with children who have Down Syndrome.
34:02
January 27, 2020
Holding Moonbeams Part 1: Featuring Hollyce Hammond
In our first episode, Hollyce Hammond shares her personal story about being a mother of a child with Down Syndrome.
27:30
January 27, 2020
The Worldwide Impact of Webster University Part 2: Featuring Chancellor Beth Stroble
In our second episode, Chancellor Beth Stroble discusses how she strives to make Webster University a warm and inclusive environment, while researching women leadership roles in higher education.
31:06
January 22, 2020
The Worldwide Impact of Webster University Part 1: Featuring Chancellor Beth Stroble
In our first episode, we learn about Chancellor Beth Stroble's personal and professional journey towards becoming a global leader in academia, and the various opportunities that Webster University provides to its students around the world.
37:59
January 22, 2020
Finding Your Personal Style: Featuring Susan Block
Susan Block is a legend in the St. Louis community. As an advocate for others, Susan's served on numerous boards and has invested much of her time towards philanthropic endeavors. With an eye for color and creativity, Susan has flourished through her love of interior design, fashion and fun! Despite obstacles that she faced as a young student, Susan's story proves that "where there's a will, there's a way."
34:29
December 27, 2019
“Ten By Three Part 2: Featuring Theresa Carrington”
In our second episode, Theresa Carrington shares the challenges and triumphs of working with various cultures while lifting the organization's artisans out of poverty.
32:16
December 18, 2019
Ten By Three Part 1: Featuring Theresa Carrington
In our first episode, Theresa Carrington shares how she was able to transform her own personal struggles into her globally successful nonprofit, Ten By Three.
26:52
December 18, 2019
Transcendental Meditation Part 2: Featuring Michael Blitz
In Part Two of our discussion on Transcendental Meditation, Michael Blitz gives some startling statistics on how this simple daily practice has changed the lives of at-risk children and teens.
35:55
November 7, 2019
Transcendental Meditation Part 1: Featuring Michael Blitz
Michael Blitz, our first male guest on Woman Overboard, has been teaching people how to reduce stress and live a happier life for over forty years. He is an instructor in Transcendental Meditation (TM)in St. Louis, Missouri. Here he shares his personal experiences, and the positive benefits of this simple, calming technique.
33:30
November 7, 2019
Build-A-Bear Workshop Part 2: Featuring Maxine Clark
In our second episode, Maxine elaborates on Build-A-Bear’s business model, and shares her vision for creating positive changes in our communities.
29:26
November 7, 2019
Build-A-Bear Workshop Part 1: Featuring Maxine Clark
Maxine Clark, Founder of Build-A-Bear Workshop, discusses how an idea of building a teddy bear morphed into a worldwide phenomenon... warming the hearts of children and adults alike!
27:58
November 7, 2019
It Takes A Village: Featuring Kathy Ferrara
As a model, makeup artist, stylist and producer, Kathy Ferrara fuses her passion for others and fashion forward mindset in K.FerraraColor, an innovative and elegant nail polish line that truly outshines her competition. Having experienced hardships in both her personal and professional lives, Kathy’s success would not be possible without the love and support of her village.
40:56
November 7, 2019
The Wondrous Winter Opera: Featuring Gina Galati & Nancy Pillsbury Shirley
Gina Galati and Nancy Pillsbury Shirley have a passion for Opera that has not only transformed their lives, but also the lives of St. Louis’ community members. Known throughout the world for her powerful voice and dynamic range, Gina has captivated audiences with a voice that could literally move mountains. As the founder of Winter Opera St. Louis, Gina has brought world-class singers and phenomenal performances, captivating adults and children alike. One such individual, Nancy Pillsbury Shirley, became so enamored with the operatic performances that she is now President of the organization. Like Gina, Nancy has dedicated her time towards giving St. Louis elegant productions that are sure to be remembered.
45:13
November 7, 2019
75-Year-Old College Co Ed: Featuring Sharolyn McCoy
Although she’s a senior, Sharolyn McCoy recently enrolled as a Freshman at Maryville University. She is an inspiration to others in her fervor to earn her undergraduate degree following a near-death experience. Sharolyn’s optimism and positivity shine, as she encourages others to pursue their passions.
29:46
November 7, 2019
No Fear Allowed Part 2: Featuring Laura Herring
In the second part of our conversation together, Laura bares her soul by sharing her two near-brushes with death, and how this has brought into focus what is really important in her life.
44:03
November 7, 2019
No Fear Allowed Part 1: Featuring Laura Herring
Nancy's friend, Laura Herring, is a dynamic business woman who begins each day with a dedication to make a difference. Her biography, "No Fear Allowed: A Story of Guts, Perseverance, and Making An Impact," is "an honest book, a rare insight into the truth of what entrepreneurs face every day." - Maxine Clark, Founder, Build-A-Bear Workshop
49:24
November 7, 2019