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The Rising Sisterhood

The Rising Sisterhood

By Amy Edge
The Rising Sisterhood is all encompassing, a movement, a book, a community which features women stepping into courage, self-love and feminine leadership.

Interviews with our Rising Sisterhood authors will inspire leaders to grow your impact, find your voice, and celebrate our success.

Hear women leader's stories of overcoming fear and listening to intuition, and join us as we explore ideas of leadership, self-love, self-care, personal growth, with a focus on women's entrepreneurship, and discovering your unique gifts.
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Episode 11: Living in Abundance with Charmaine Johnson-Fuller

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Episode 16: Overcoming Obstacles with Alison Wilcox
On today’s episode, we chat with Alison Wilcox. In Alison’s chapter titled, Courage, she shares intimate details of her life experiences that led to her fear, and that made her believe it was impossible for her to ever overcome it. Through her relatable story, Alison shares how hard it is to get motivated when you’re only focused on the “shoulds”, obstacles or challenges, and how the biggest shift for her came once she set her mind to what she truly wanted.
February 14, 2022
Episode 15: Shining Your Light with Rose Vinci
On today’s episode, we chat with Rose Vinci. In Rose’s chapter titled, Surrender, she discusses the strategies you can lean on to imbue your life with peace, joy and love—all by authentically relinquishing control. For Rose, the notion of surrender felt impossible amidst her daughter's Glory, fatal diagnosis. And yet, somehow, she came to experience serenity by letting go amid uncertainty. Her story shows how peace, joy and love are accessible to us all, even in our deepest troubles. They are gifts that enter in the most counterintuitive way, because they are simple in the face of complexity and grief. Her story takes you on a journey where hope never waivers, where miracles always arise in unexpected ways.
February 07, 2022
Episode 14: Uncovering Peace in Your Past with Shane Gitmed
On today’s episode, we chat with Shane Gitmed. In Shane’s chapter titled, Aligned, she tells her story of how she overcame a limiting belief that was preventing her from moving forward in her life. She dives deep into her childhood and how she turned those tough times into strength.
January 31, 2022
Episode 13: Building Yourself With Niki Allen
On today’s episode, we chat with Niki Allen. In Niki’s chapter, titled Phoenix, she tells the story of her five-year-long marriage that was wrought with physical and mental abuse, all the while being a mom of two young boys and juggling a job. She shares her lows, how she wanted to give up, and how she found the strength to leave. With a strong support system and getting away from the toxicity Niki found her voice and who she really was.
January 24, 2022
Episode 12 - Coming Home To Yourself with Jenna Monaco
On today’s episode, we chat with Jenna Monaco. In Jenna’s chapter, titled Embrace, she tells the story of how her fathers addiction and death catapulted her onto her own healing journey. By turning her pain into purpose, she was able to come home to herself and embrace the wealth and abundance that comes from living a life in full expression of oneself.
January 17, 2022
Episode 11: Expressing Vulnerability With Laney Ray
On today’s episode, we chat with educator Laney Ray. In Laney’s chapter titled, Resilience, she tells the story of a vicious attack on her life and how she took what was the single most horrific event of her life and used it as a catalyst for change. Laney discusses the realization that her making it out alive was miraculous and that though she thought she was alone she was not. Laney describes the tools she used that were most effective like journaling, positive affirmations, and subliminal recordings to change the voice of her inner critic. Laney came to realize that she was not weak, but actually strong and resilient.
January 10, 2022
Episode 10: Taking Hold Of Your Life With Cousett Hoover
On today’s episode, we chat with Cousett Hoover. In Cousett’s chapter titled, More, she tells the story of letting go of expectations of control as she embraces new titles of wife and mom and entrepreneur. From an earth-shaking experience as a nine-year-old to the realization that letting go of control, she is able to be the more she wants to be.
January 03, 2022
Episode 9: Taking Radical Responsibility with Anna Sothen
On today’s episode, we interview Anna Sothen about her chapter, titled Responsibility. She tells the story of realizing how truly powerful she is. There were times when she believed that things were happening to her, instead of for her. She understands, now, that she is in complete control of everything that happens in her life.
December 27, 2021
Episode 8: Finding the Light At The End of the Tunnel with Drea Gaines
On today’s episode, we chat with Drea Gaines. In Drea’s chapter, titled Awakening, she tells the story about how she overcame her feelings of hitting rock bottom at the age of fifty. She shares the hard lessons she learned while navigating a momentous year of change, and how she came out on the other side stronger and happier than she had ever been.
December 20, 2021
Episode 7: Stepping Into The Spotlight With Priscilla D. Aguila
On today’s episode, we chat with Priscilla D. Aguila. In Priscilla’s chapter titled, Illumination, she tells the story of using the creative world developed in her youth to connect with her children, but also to feel joy each and every day. She explains how most of her life she felt more comfortable hanging out quietly in the background and out of the spotlight.
December 13, 2021
Episode 6: Building From A Clean Slate With Ameera May
On today’s episode, we chat with Ameera May. In Ameera’s chapter, titled Bounce-back, she tells the story about how at the peak of her success, she lost everything and the slow, painful process it took to bounce back and rebuild a life she could be proud of. She talks about her struggle to release toxic relationships and how releasing them propelled her forward and allowed her to take back her power.
December 06, 2021
S2 - Episode 5: Consciously Accepting Yourself with Rebekka Schotte
On today’s episode, we chat with coach Rebekka Schotte. In Rebekka’s chapter, titled Acceptance, she tells the story of the necessity of slowing down and taking responsibility for your life
November 29, 2021
S2 - Episode 4: Fighting Your Challenges with Stephenie Surber
On today’s episode, we chat with Stephenie Surber. We discuss her chapter titled Flexibility, in which she tells the story of the diagnosis of a chronic illness in adult life. The process, thoughts, and emotions that went into this discovery and how to overcome it and come out on the other side..
November 22, 2021
S2 - Episode 3: Choosing Conscious Communication with Kacie Steinmetz
On today’s episode, we discuss Kacie’s story of how she brought her limiting beliefs from previous failed relationships, as well as her own parents’ divorce, into her first marriage and then how she subsequently overcame those challenges.
November 16, 2021
S2 - Episode 2: Forging Your Destiny With Whitney Mak
In today's episode, Whitney Mak tells the story of how to recognize when it’s time to stray from the expected path that you’ve been put on, so you can find the courage to start forging your own destiny.
November 08, 2021
S2 - Episode 1: Moving past Brokenness and Defining My Own Moment with Founder Amy Edge
Show description: In today's episode, our founder, Amy Edge, shares the backstory behind the Rising Sisterhood and how this idea went from a gentle nudge, to a book (now book 2) and essentially the movement that we are cultivating together. The Rising Sisterhood is a community built upon the notion that every sister deserves a safe place to feel welcomed, celebrated, encouraged, and lifted up, as we all rise and change our own narratives. Our community is part of a larger movement. This movement goes beyond us; it is intended to be a vessel for serving others in our community and our world. It is our goal to not only provide a platform for women to tell their stories, to be seen, to be heard, and to be understood but also to serve others. This is why, each year, the net profits from this book will be donated to a charity. In 2021, we will be donating to Girls Inc. (For more information, visit Our sisterhood inspires us to rise and support each other as we strive toward our dreams, and I want to personally invite you to join us, to rise with us. If you’d like more information on how to share your story in our next book, you can find that information here.
November 01, 2021
Episode 17: How Our Founder Decided To Lean Into Her Purpose
Today on episode 17 of the Rising Sisterhood Podcast, we are chatting with Amy Edge. Amy is a former childhood educator turned impact-driven entrepreneur. For the past 8 years, she works as an operations and projects management expert, specifically for visionaries and change-makers in the online space. In this episode, Amy shares her journey starting the Rising Sisterhood Community, and the realization of having a “greater purpose,” but tackling with the idea that she is unable to be the person to complete it.
August 16, 2021
Episode 16: Reinvention with Erin Klein
Today on episode 16 of the Rising Sisterhood Podcast, we are chatting with Erin Klein. Erin is an entrepreneur, coach, and speaker. She is the founder of Moms Just Wanna Have Sun and host of The Confident Woman Podcast. Her mission is to help moms maintain their badass goal crushing selves as they take on motherhood. Erin loves to have fun and has a strong desire to see the world. She is a girls basketball coach and uses her time to give back and find ways to empower others to start living in their passion and get out of their own way.
August 09, 2021
Episode 15: Choosing Happiness With Kacie Steinmetz
Today on episode 15 of the Rising Sisterhood Podcast, we are chatting with Kacie Steinmetz. Kacie is a Relationship Coach and Owner of Shine Yoga in Virginia Beach, VA.  She received a yoga teacher certification in 2005 and a life coaching certification from Coach Training Alliance in 2013.  She helps people who are in complicated or difficult relationships - personal and professional - learn to communicate authentically and purposefully.
August 02, 2021
Episode 14: Continued Tenacity with Felicia Ford
Today on episode 14 of the Rising Sisterhood Podcast, we are chatting with Felicia Ford. Felicia Ford is The Growth Strategist for Creatives, Leaders and Change-Makers. She is a catalyst, philanthropist and advocate. Felicia cultivates a multi-platform experience for busy creatives, leaders, and change-makers to excel in life + business rooted in positive psychology and habit. Her purpose is to help others create experiences, so they can fully show up in all of their glory... And make others FEEL it.
July 26, 2021
Episode 13: Experiencing Freedom with Lucy Liu
Today on episode 13 of the Rising Sisterhood Podcast, we are chatting with Lucy Liu. Lucy Liu is a life coach helping women live a joyful fulfilling life! She is an unshakable optimist, wife, mom, entrepreneur, workshop facilitator, motivational speaker and host of The Lucy Liu Show.
July 19, 2021
Episode 12: Dream Again by Cassie Kitzmiller
Today on episode 12 of the Rising Sisterhood Podcast, we are chatting with Cassie Cassie Kitzmiller. Cassie is a business coach for faith-based entrepreneurs and founder of the Christian Women Business Builders community. She is passionate about creating beautiful spaces, helping women of faith build successful businesses, and leaving a legacy of impact.  When she is not designing rooms, coaching clients, or encouraging other women of faith on her Christian Women Business Builders Podcast, she can be found homeschooling her three sons or in the kitchen perfecting her chocolate chip cookie recipe.
July 12, 2021
Episode 11: Living in Abundance with Charmaine Johnson-Fuller
Today on episode 11 of the Rising Sisterhood Podcast, we are chatting with Charmaine Johnson-Fuller. Charmaine Johnson-Fuller is a Life Strategist with The Charmed Life. She works with entrepreneurial moms of children with special needs and shows them how to create more time, energy, and focus in their life.
July 05, 2021
Episode 10: Living in True Triumph with Michele Duhigg
Today on episode 10 of the Rising Sisterhood Podcast, we are chatting with Michele. Michele Duhigg is a certified life coach who specializes in mindset, law of attraction and manifestation techniques to help women overcome obstacles and create a purpose-led life of fulfillment, freedom and abundance!
June 29, 2021
Episode 9: Being Unapologetic with Christine Lu Singh
Today on episode 9 of the Rising Sisterhood Podcast, we are chatting with Christine. Christine Lu Singh is a certified Breathwork Guide, Meditation Coach and Reiki Level 2 Energy Healer. She believes in the power of the breath to let go of old stories and help us rediscover the magic and natural gifts we have within. Christine helps others on their healing journey, while remembering their natural gifts and rediscovering the magic that is already within.
June 21, 2021
Episode 8: The Power of Decision with Giselle Grant
Today on episode 8 of the Rising Sisterhood Podcast, we are chatting with Giselle Grant. Giselle Grant is a marketing strategist and business coach to unstoppable girl bosses who want to grow profitable businesses and change the world without sacrificing their values. Giselle is known as a brand whisperer and life changer. Her vast corporate experience and a candid tough-love approach help her clients get results and turn their experiences into an empire with no overwhelm.
June 14, 2021
Episode 7: Sustaining Your Confidence with Rachel Smets
Today on episode 7 of the Rising Sisterhood Podcast, we are chatting with Rachel Smets. Escape your 9-5. Rachel helps mid-career professionals create a plan to escape their 9-5 to become an online entrepreneur with more FREEDOM + Time.
June 07, 2021
Episode 6: Redefining A Fighter with Kayleigh Hanlin
Today on episode 6 of the Rising Sisterhood Podcast, we are chatting with Kayleigh. Kayleigh is the Co-Founder of Empowered Minds and Co-Author of J.O.Y Journal. She works in both marketing and project management in the publishing industry.
May 31, 2021
Episode 5: Unburdened with Tonia Rolle Jones
Today on episode 5 of the Rising Sisterhood Podcast, we are chatting with Tonia Rolle Jones.Tonia is currently the CEO of Mommy Taxi in the Woodlands of Texas, which is a transportation service for unaccompanied minors after seeing the need to assist single working moms with transporting their children.
May 24, 2021
Episode 4: Awakening Your Purpose with Sharon White
Today on episode 4 of the Rising Sisterhood Podcast, we are chatting with Sharon White. Sharon is a therapist, coach, writer & speaker who helps people transform their lives & heal emotional issues & beliefs that are holding them back, so they can live their true purpose & passion.
May 18, 2021
Episode 3: A Flying Leap with Jillian Bright
Today on episode 3 of the Rising Sisterhood Podcast, we are chatting with Jillian Bright. Jillian is an award-winning travel writer, author, copywriter, retreat leader, and mama whose mission is to empower womxn, especially other moms by telling stories, amplifying voices, and creating sacred space and community.
May 18, 2021
Episode 2: Embodying Your Truest Self with Hannah Hassler
Today on episode 2 of the Rising Sisterhood Podcast, we are chatting with Hannah Hassler. Hannah is an ex-teacher turned entrepreneur & impact creator who has served as a strategist, writer, and coach. She is earning her MA in Psychology & Creativity Studies from Saybrook University, and is also creating a community for women who desire to embody, express, and expand in new ways.
May 17, 2021
Trailer - An Introduction to The Rising Sisterhood Movement
Whether you’re a woman who's been in business for years or you finally are listening to your calling — this sisterhood is your home. The Rising Sisterhood is a community  that has brought together driven women from around the world who are revealing their personal journeys and their expertise to help you ignite your dreams and rise together to create massive momentum. Our community is built upon the notion that every sister deserves a safe place to feel welcomed, celebrated, encouraged, and lifted up as we all rise up and change our own narratives. This MOVEMENT goes beyond us, it is intended to a vessel of serving others, our community, our world. We welcome you to become part of our sisterhood as together we amplify our voices. our voices, stories, testimonies and messages deserve to be told. When we use our platforms our voices become amplified – THIS is what creates lasting impact in our communities (and world). Are you constantly refraining from standing up, from speaking out, from living your truth? This podcast, this movement, this book will empower you to finally step into your true unbridled power. Join us and learn how you can demand ownership of your power, now. For more information, be sure to pop over to our website,
May 03, 2021