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By Hosted by Mel Rose Wild Bickerstaff - Here For You to Grow & Expand

SEASON 2 - PERMISSION TO GROW & CHANGE coming in summer of 2022! Season 1 explores different career paths of inspiring women. List hacks galore! Season 2 is all about giving ourselves, our stories, and each other Permission to change and grow ourselves and our stories. Tune in to hear new episodes from season 1 guests and their growth. Also new guests! FIND YOUR SHELL PHONE CATEGORY: Female Founders/Executives; The Seastars, Wellness Experts; The Goddesses, Sustainability Pros + Permaculturists; The Naiads Special Male Guests in unique professions; The Neptunes
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The Seastar of Kindness; Anna Dravland Session 2
The Seastar of Kindness; Anna Dravland Session 2
Anna Dravland, founder and CEO of Spread Goodness Day is back. Growing her mission to it's 5th year, Anna is doing amazing with her non profit. Anna, who has made it a mission to Spread Goodness from state to state and is now a recognized state holiday in MI and in many cities across America. Hopefully one day SGD will be a National and International holiday. The day is all about, you guessed it, spreading as much goodness as you can. Through schools, communities, and companies, the impact is lasting and important for advancing social health and well being. Explore this episode where we highlight 5 stories, one for each year she has run Spread Goodness Day. From her scientific model for increasing hope and health though doing and witnessing acts of kindness, to her work with schools, companies, and her hopes for the future.  At the end of this episode we tell you how to get involved. Visit SpreadGoodnessDay.com to get even more materials, ideas, and to get involved. We'd love to have you join this mission with us. Mel Rose is currently an ambassador for Spread Goodness Day. 
55:49
March 09, 2022
The Seastar Goddess of Business Training for Women & WINC; Myka McLaughlin
The Seastar Goddess of Business Training for Women & WINC; Myka McLaughlin
Myka McLaughlin is a really powerful business woman who has mastered communicating and leading with softness and genuine care for others. This is no easy feat in life. Myka is a business owner. Her career and her own business is helping other women with rigorous business training and a platform for building a feminine business culture. She helps women survive doing what they love to do. Myka wasn't always sure that this would be her path and it took some trust of the universe and letting go to find her calling. While studying economics she thought she would have a career in other countries working with the UN. But when her two worlds collided, everything changed and she heard a little calling from the unseen world for a more unique path. She discovered that her two worlds actually met at an intersection of purpose right here at home. The first world she loved being a part of was a Yogini and spiritual regular practice honoring sacred female space in her hometown of Boulder. The other was studying Economics and the disparity of wealth in the world. When pondering what to do, she realized that she was surrounded by incredible women hovering over the poverty line doing things they were whole heartedly fueling. In short, these women were business owners who didn't know they were business owners. And because of this, they didn't search out business skills. Myka had the answer...and it wasn't a non profit. It was a viable business that she would grow.   10 years later, she has a thriving business, with a ton of purpose, that is making a difference. She co-founded WINC and has created real impact in her community. Founded in 2011, WINC has taught 15,000 women, especially artists, healers, creatives and women fleeing corporate culture in general. Myka has worked intimately with over 500 women-owned businesses. Her mission is to transform the economic system from the inside out, with women's wisdom. The women in her program utilize WINS's unique process and make it possible to support their families doing things they love to do and have real passion around. If this career interests you OR you are a woman with a business or a business idea, THIS is your episode. Honestly, even if that is not you, it's worth listening to just to tap into some of this goddess' sacred vibes and mindsets. She is a force to be reckoned with. A really great example of clarity, strength and grace defined in a person ie. Women's Wisdom at large. There is a lot of career love here to be awakened to and inspired by.  Myka recommends reading The Tao of Physics, Financial Intelligence for Entrepreneurs, E-Myth, and Getting Things Done. Mel recommends The Celestine Prophecy and Everything is Figureoutable. Nature by Numbers link is here. Also this article on being organized is boss. Try using Overdrive to read for free. All you need is a library card which you can get for free! Write down and download all the book recommendations in this podcast for continued listening and exploration of this topic and expansion. Mel saves over $3K per year on books! In 15 years at a 10% return that is 
01:32:52
December 07, 2021
The Seastar of Television Journalism, Novel Writing & Founding Women of Tomorrow; Jennifer Valoppi
The Seastar of Television Journalism, Novel Writing & Founding Women of Tomorrow; Jennifer Valoppi
Jennifer Valoppi is a very special guest on the show. It is an honor to have her speaking to Mel and our community about her incredible career. Jennifer is a former Broadcast Television Journalist with over 28 years in the industry as an investigative reporter, science editor, anchor, and producer. Jennifer is also the author of Certain Cure, a sci-fi thriller novel (the first of a trilogy). She is also the founder and leader of Women of Tomorrow, a scholarship program which provides aid for at risk girls graduating high school and college. Jennifer has been recognized with Emmy's, on the floor of the US Congress and with Jeb Bush's Points of Lights Award. She is humble with all of this life experience and accomplishment. Mel likes to believe this is because, like her, she started out as a Michigander.  Jennifer's amazing career path, her first shot at being a television journalist, her becoming a mother and working in New York and Palm Beach are all stories you will want to hear. Women of Tomorrow has helped over 20,000 women and basically if you need an icon to emulate, this is her!  Tune in to listen to Jennifer's stellar advice for going after what you want in life. Some of her best advice on this episode is "Every day be doing something that you're proud of."  Jennifer's book recommendations are Certain Cure (link above), My life with Frank Sinatra (which she also wrote), All of Malcolm Gladwell’s books, The four agreements, and for more Sci-Fi Mel suggests her fav Sci-Fi book Child of Fortune. Try using Overdrive to read for free. All you need is a library card which you can get for free! Write down and download all the book recommendations in this podcast for continued listening and exploration of this topic and expansion.
52:12
December 07, 2021
The Naiad Seastar of Questing for Beauty & Documentary Film Making; Cris Saur
The Naiad Seastar of Questing for Beauty & Documentary Film Making; Cris Saur
Cris Saur was in college studying to become a civil engineer when she was scouted to be a model. Cris became a successful Brazilian model and while on the outside it seemed the tables had turned for this shooting star who was bullied in school for being taller and skinnier than the rest of the girls, like most models are, something was not right. The pressure to be perfect for decades left her with very low self-esteem and she only realized how damaged her self-esteem actually was after being physically abused by a former partner. The depression that ensued pushed her to her limit and it was only after seeing Forest Gump, did she feel a call to action to make a change in her own life. Ironically, Mel Rose had her own Forest Gump moment and could relate intensely when they first discussed Cris' story. It has become clear that much of Cris' story seems to ring true for many women who have experienced the lifestyle of being a professional model. Abusive work will often perpetuate abuse in other area's of a person's life and this is why career is so important! Cris decided to do something about it and realized that the distorted ideas of beauty in our society deserved a quest. Cris sold her car, grabbed a camera, and traveled around the world on a quest for how different cultures define beauty. Cris found that it is often when we stop moving and sit very still and learn to think and act differently, only then do we really find the change and beauty in life that we crave. Through her journey and content creation, Cris produced an amazing documentary; Quest for Beauty, which you can find here. She premiered during covid. The proceeds benefited a women's shelter since her film was prompted by her own battle with domestic abuse. Cris is amazing and doing big things in live, so take note, dig in and get inspired by this amazing woman! On this episode Mel and Cris discuss Cris' journey and the gratefulness she has for naivety to even try creating a film, her process in becoming a now professional film director, producer and star, and reflecting on the emotional place that she has arrived to in her life now. They discuss the concept the world being a large array of people either running away or running towards something and the importance of knowing where you are on that spectrum and what you want. Tune in for some really amazing ideas and to be inspired by another amazing Seastar who is on a mission to change the world in her own authentic way.  Cris recommends reading the Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda and Planetary Transiton by Divaldo Pereira Franco and Manoel Philomeno de Miranda. If you are interested in film she recommends Save the Cat, Making Movies by Sidney Lumet, Guide to Film Distribution, Documentary Storytelling, How to Shoot Video that Doesn't Suck, and Shut Up and Shoot. Try using Overdrive to read for free. All you need is a library card which you can get for free! Write down and download all the book recommendations in this podcast for continued listening and exploration of this topic and expansion.
01:03:27
December 07, 2021
The Seastar of Instructional Design, Consulting Firm Owning & Doing the Hard Work; Nicolina Delgadillo
The Seastar of Instructional Design, Consulting Firm Owning & Doing the Hard Work; Nicolina Delgadillo
Nicolina is a super smart woman and consultant firm business owner. She is a woman who isn't afraid of doing the hard work and over the course of her life so far, that mindset has paid off. After majoring in finance with a full ride scholarship, after being told she wasn't smart enough for college, and having some really solid mentoring in her career path, Nicolina decided to open her own consulting firm to design instructional resources for organizations. Her decision to enter into an industry that would always need help was a wise one. Today she works with City and Corporations to create Learning and Development Programs. Her company is called Bee Smart. She is currently digitizing all of the current instructional classes for multiple city programs that she is involved in with The City of New York as well as creating instructional courses for private companies. Nicolina is originally from Bolivia and because of this, she doesn't take her opportunities or becoming an American lightly. Nicolina is really good at expressing how grateful she is to be able to work in this country. She is a reminder to anyone who is American, to be grateful for the freedom that we have to create businesses and thrive here, unlike many other places on the planet.  Mel & Nicolina discuss the actual industry of creating learning and development programs as a profession, the importance of hard work, the struggles as a Latina woman in business and just being a woman in general in the work place, and the many ways these two girls have bonded over their friendship. Nicolina lives by the saying Be Curious, Get Motivated, & Work Hard and it hasn't let her down yet.  Nicolina recommends reading The Lean Startup, The 6 Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning, and The Art of Learning. Try using Overdrive to read for free. All you need is a library card which you can get for free! Write down and download all the book recommendations in this podcast for continued listening and exploration of this topic and expansion.
56:26
December 07, 2021
The Seastar of Business Development & Yogini Lifestyle; Alexandra Schueler
The Seastar of Business Development & Yogini Lifestyle; Alexandra Schueler
Alex Schueler is a full package when it comes to being multi dimensional. She is a professional woman with financial certifications and connections including top minds in the world. And she is also a 500 hour certified Yogini who comes packed with life lessons and spiritual wellness at her core. Alex is sweet and strong and genuine: real Seastar vibes. She is easy to talk to and a testament to the bad stuff in life bringing on the good stuff (and perspectives).  Alex and Mel talk about the importance of relationships, the value of loving what you do in life, leaning into curiosity, and creating a unique life that not only looks and feels good but adds value to one's essence and the people around us. Tune in to catch the ride from Guggenheim finance professional to Milken Institute Business Development Director and what that all looked like and how she made important career moves and decisions. Some of those links Mel mentioned are Here for Study on why women don't apply to jobs without 100% qualifications. The actual quote she was looking for from this article was "“Men apply for a job when they meet only 60% of the qualifications, but women apply only if they meet 100% of them.” and the program to volunteer with Kids who suffer immediate family loss from Cancer similar to their mentors was Walk With Sally. Mel volunteers with Big Brother Big Sister.  Books recommended by Alex include The Psychology of Money, The 10% entrepreneur as well as The Fear of Missing Out by her friend Patrick McGinnis, The Artist’s Way. For yoga check out Eastern Body, Western Mind, Anatomy of the Spirit, Light on Yoga, The Journey Home and Mel recommends The Radiance Sutras. For podcast recco check out Jay Shetty. Before you waste money on buying books: buy used! Or even better don't pay anything!! Save your money to invest it instead. Try using Overdrive to read for free. All you need is a library card which you can get for free! Write down and download all the book recommendations in this podcast for continued listening and exploration of this topic and expansion. Sponsorships: off for this episode
01:10:39
December 07, 2021
The Naiad Seastar of Vanity 2 Humanity & Fashion Goddessing; Jodi Sandman
The Naiad Seastar of Vanity 2 Humanity & Fashion Goddessing; Jodi Sandman
Jodi Sandman is one of a kind fashion goddess and one of Mel's mentors, friends, and former bosses! She put in her time as Director at TSE, VP at Elie Tahari and VP of Escada, SVP at Sachin + Babi/ANKASA before founding and running Crescala Fashion Development. Crescala is a firm that helps emerging fashion designers design, enter major retailers, market, strategize sales and scale. Jodi recently has also founded Vanity 2 Humanity with a partner and is brining ROC and purpose to fashion as a multi tiered platform that has it's own conscious purpose filled brand, connecting other brands to the marketplace that come packed with purpose, and consults with brands on just how to add purpose and meaning to modern brands.  Mel and Jodi met and Mel did showroom modeling for Crescala. The two bonded and Jodi gave Mel a shot at account management for her. Jodi was one of Mel's mentors and besties since those days and the two reminisce and discuss the importance of fashion girls staying kind, true to themselves, allowing themselves to grow, and find their purpose in the industry however they can. It is imperative for the future of fashion that we stop the greenwashing and start the conscious changing and development. Jodi is at the helm of this movement with V2H.  Tune in for amazing inspiration from this true Naiad. Jodi knows the importance of putting in the hard work for years, and knowing that you can be anything you can dream of and allow yourself to grow into.   Jodi and Mel's book reccomendations go deep in this episode and include Eco Fashion by Sass Brown, The Beautiful Fall, Bringing Home the Birkin, Patagonia's founder's book Let My People Go Surfing, Shoe Dog, Accounting books, and The Lean Startup. Try using Overdrive to read for free. All you need is a library card which you can get for free! Write down and download all the book recommendations in this podcast for continued listening and exploration of this topic and expansion. 
01:06:30
December 07, 2021
The Seastar Goddess of Tarot Reading and Celestial Guide Vibes; Niketta Scott
The Seastar Goddess of Tarot Reading and Celestial Guide Vibes; Niketta Scott
Niketta Scott is such a friend goddess, one of those women that you know is on your side from the start and is all about going deep on the conversation as quick as it feels natural. Niketta Scott is a woman who always knew she could communicate with the celestial realm but only in the last five years has she started really embracing it for healing herself and spiritual growth, using it as a trade and seeing it as a superpower. She is a Seastar who is helping people see that they have divine guides that they can call on any time, especially with her tarot reading skills, as well as with her singing and writing. What we love most about Niketta is that she is a go getter who isn't afraid to also hold a position as a property manager to fuel her spiritual and creative roles. This is something so important that so many women need to know; You are allowed to be multi-dimensional. In fact, you're better off in many ways if you are, and you will feel more fulfilled when you figure that out. To have an intellectual or daily pursuit that earns you financial means, as well as a spiritual pursuit, and also an creative/expressive pursuit, gives you depth to your character. And Niketta has arrived at a place in life where she can embrace and utilize her spirituality daily in her life and is a deep vault of wonderful information and kindness. Niketta and Mel cover a lot of topics, many around tarot and many around the truths Niketta uncovered along her path into tarot. Niketta urges people to have their guides and teams. Both in the physical realm AND in the celestial realm. We need our besties, our body work people (massage therapist, acupuncture, chiropractors), our trainers, our mentors, and our financial advisors. But we also need the guides we can't see but feel. We need to be able to tap into our angels, ancestors, deities, goddess archetypes, because their soul purpose is to fill our love and light cup up all the way and support us in our journey in the physical and spiritual worlds and into our purpose filled lives. We love this concept and we embrace the challenge to name and call on those celestial guides and try to connect with them regularly. Thank you, Niketta, for this remembering and for sharing it with us. This is just another reason we not only need your vibes but adore your work in this space - it is power and it is help we all can use. Tune in for this episode to hear all about all of that and how Tarot was actually a game philosophers hided sacred and ancient secrets inside of for safe communication, the school you should use if you want to learn and master tarot reading, and more.  Check out the book Niketta mentioned called Mary Magdalene Revealed by Meggan Watterson. Try using Overdrive to read for free. All you need is a library card! Write down and download all the book recommendations in this podcast for continued listening and exploration of this topic.
01:20:44
December 07, 2021
The Seastar of Ice Skating Mastery & Saying Yes even in Doubt; Ashley Clark
The Seastar of Ice Skating Mastery & Saying Yes even in Doubt; Ashley Clark
Mel got a new microphone. So first of all many apologies for the sound difference of sound in Ashely and Mel's mics. Hopefully we will have this corrected by a sound engineer in the next week or so, so if it is bothering you, please come back in a week and try again. Otherwise, enjoy! Ashley Clark grew up to become the person we all, all meaning little girls who lived in winter places, dreamed about being brave enough to become. Ashley is has been and is forever an ice skating princess, character, master, and Jane of the jungle fire dancing goddess, on ice. This episode is going to inspire and shock you with her incredible career path stories.  Ashley and Mel Rose met in Costa Rica literally chasing waterfalls. Both ladies realized the other was a long lost now found seastar and spirit animal for the other. Both hail from 100% italian mothers, and both have a deep passion for living their own life, growth, courage, love and of course...waterfalls. When Mel found out that Ashley is not only an incredible ice skater but someone who chases her dreams fearlessly, Mel needed to get her on the podcast for all of you to hear from.  Listen to her wild story of begging her mom for her destiny in the form of Ice Skates when she was 4 and a half, to trying out for Disney on Ice while skipping school with her bestie and landing the job on the spot, to marrying the man of her dreams. Ashely's best advice to anyone listening is to: Just say Yes and Figuring it out later. She is also a master of turning Nos into Yes'. Her ability to think outside the box with her career path, hello Scar!, and to embracing her feminine qualities with new jobs, and her love of adventure and helping other people realize their greatness is just the best mentality to come across and an inspiration to us all. Check out her links here for the shows she talks about.  Ashley's winning performance with LED love in the 2016 U.S. Open for Ice Skating Another amazing Fire and Ice performance with her spinning poi on fire while skating. Ashely backflipping on ice! Try using Overdrive to read for free. All you need is a library card! Write down and download all the book recommendations in this podcast for continued listening and exploration of this topic. Ashley's current read and suggestion is Untamed by Glendon Doyle. 
01:03:28
December 07, 2021
The Seastar of Clean Beauty Brands, Conferencing & Podcasting; Cassandra McClure
The Seastar of Clean Beauty Brands, Conferencing & Podcasting; Cassandra McClure
Cassandra McClure is a woman who sees opportunity and takes it for a ride as long as she wants to. She then hops off and manifests more magic in her next idea and opportunity.  This will likely continue for her whole life and is such an inspiration to women to stay true to yourself and open to all life has to offer in that thing you love or are curious about. This celebrity makeup artist and entrepreneur is one of a kind.  Cassandra started with modeling and make up in Seattle, she then toured as the first ever stylist for PGA tour for WAGS, then she became a wedding makeup guru and is responsible for many a makeup artists successful lifestyles. She currently hosts the @cleanbeautypodcast which has over 70K listeners, operates @cleanbeautykit, and is hopefully going to host the first Clean Beauty Conference in 2021 in San Francisco. Her story of creating her unique product for easily applying makeup lashes is a Buy One, Give One company called Lash Binder. She gives one Lash Binders to women with cancer who have lost their lashes due to chemo. This story is one of our favorites from the episode. Check out her website here www.cleanbeautykit.com. Mel and Cassandra walk through her deep career path, discuss mentors and mentees, and the reasons why both of these women have been drawn to less toxic cosmetics and lifestyles, and her amazing icons in the industry. Listen to her podcast episode on Phenoxyethanol which Mel Rose has stopped using and which removing from her bathroom stopped her eczema full stop. One amazing thing about Cassandra is her openness to lead her tribe and to teach others while creating an authentic career path. Listen and be inspired! We didn't discuss books but use Overdrive to listen to books for free on this topic!
01:32:47
December 07, 2021
The Seastar Goddess of Occupational Therapy & Best Friending; Melissa Neagles
The Seastar Goddess of Occupational Therapy & Best Friending; Melissa Neagles
Melissa Neagles was Mel Rose's first friend. They met in Kindergarten. After Melissa moved away in second grade, the two tried to keep in touch but life got in the way. Social media and email didn't exist back then. WILD! Imagine. The good old days right? Well, fast forward 20 whole years. Both were looking for each other. Melissa got married at 22 and had a different last name and Mel changed her first name to Mel Rose. No luck. Then Mel went and did some crazy stuff called Reality TV. And luckily Melissa saw Mel on TV and thought to look her up as she seemed familiar. She realized it was her old friend by the love of artichokes on one of her pages..not one of the fake wannabe Mel Rose's. And there were many. Mel is grateful she took the time to search through all of them! The rest is history. They picked up right where they left off and their friendship hit it's 10 year mark with this episode!  Melissa is an occupation therapist. Curious what that job is? Listen in! It is a field that combines mental and phsyical wellness and creativity to get people back to functioning normally. Melissa explains it better than we do. Melissa went through a lot to get to the point of knowing exactly what she wants to do with her life. That happens to be a CHT. That stands for Certified Hand Therapist. Mel stumbled upon this career path by accompanying her mother to an OT appointment for her trigger finger. We hear it a lot on the podcast. That many people just happen to find that thing that calls to them by living their life. Melissa is an inspiration and goddess all around. She is also the best friend anyone could ask for and Mel is grateful for her to be back in her life! Mel2 as we like to call these besties covered a lot of topics. One was how being stagnant in your daily routine is toxic, see this article for the danger of not getting physical activity daily. Also, just in case you cared, People who work out have more and better orgasms. Just saying. The thing is about OT as a career is that it is complex. It merges physical with mental and is a very diverse and creative field. Which is why it is so hard for people to understand what it is. What we know is that Melissa is going to be a game changer in this field, we just know it. When you mix genuine care with high intelligence and a willingness to want to grow and evolve your industry, you have magic and Melissa has all of this. We cannot wait to see what she manifest in the Goddess Circles! The other topic that the ladies touched was Sensory Thresholds which will be our topic in our Goddess Circle on Januray 13th at 4pm ESt. Join in at www.seastargodddess.com for more info. Try using Overdrive to read for free. All you need is a library card! Write down and download all the book recommendations in this podcast for continued listening and exploration of this topic. Also head over to melrosemoney for the financial blog on this topic as well. Blog post numbers align with Podcast episode number.
01:03:51
December 07, 2021
The Seastar of Spreading Goodness & Stroke Surviving; Anna Dravland
The Seastar of Spreading Goodness & Stroke Surviving; Anna Dravland
Anna Dravland is an incredible woman, survivor, and inspiration to all people. When Anna was 34 she suffered from a stroke that would change her life as she knew it. The same year of her stroke, just a few months before, she had launched her own non profit called Spread Goodness Day. Spread Goodness day happens the second Friday of every March, every year since 2018. The Seastar Goddess Tribe (The community this podcast supports) is 100% on board for getting involved with @spreadgoodnessday and we are looking forward to March more than ever now! It is a day to pick your favorite cause and do good around it.  Anna's gigantic heart and tenacity for taking what life handed her and allowing it to guide her, not destroy her, should be a message to us all in the time of covid. Spread goodness' tag line is "We're making the future so bright, you're going to need shades!" Being a young stroke survivor opened Anna's eyes to the misconceptions around disability for stroke survivors within the medical world and society, and since she was blessed enough to receive back her speech in her recovery, she's devoted to using her voice to spread awareness and kindness in all sorts of ways. We are thankful for her voice today and the amazing awareness she has brought to this podcast and our lives in just one conversation. Just because someone looks like they are not disabled, doesn't mean you can dismiss the needs that they communicate to others. Listen closely, humans, this might be more aligned with our current state of the planet than you may think.  Anna's mentality, daily posts of her dancing to stop suicide (suicide rates are double for survivors of brain injuries), and her amazing sense of understanding and compassion, are traits that we could all use a little more of in covid and during the holidays. This conversation is so inspiring it might bring you to tears or move you to action...hopefully both! We can't wait to see what is in store for this Seastar. Motivational speaking seems to be not only her calling but her soul purpose. For this disabled lady who doesn't let it diminish her light whatsoever, the sky is truly not even a limit! This holiday season, let this be a reminder that there is a lot to be grateful for, things can change forever in a single instant and to be kind to others.  Correction: The actual numbers for US jobs lost in September were 865,000 for women and 216,000 for men. Anna recommends picking up the book Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolt Taylor or check out her Ted Talk here.  She also recommended the film My Beautiful Broken Brain available on Netflix. Try using Overdrive to read for free. All you need is a library card! Write down and download all the book recommendations in this podcast for continued listening and exploration of this topic. Also head over to melrosemoney for the financial blog on this topic as well. Blog post numbers align with Podcast episode number. 
01:13:01
December 07, 2021
The Seastar Goddess of Sex Therapy and Founder of Down to There; Pamela Joy
The Seastar Goddess of Sex Therapy and Founder of Down to There; Pamela Joy
Pamela Joy is a relationship and sex therapist. Pamela's former job in tech for a decade+ at Apple and Facebook was wonderful but after she found how interested she was in the sex therapy she was doing with her husband, she decided to pivot for she had found her thing.. This whole experience shocked her but she stayed open to this vision for herself and stayed curious.  Pamela earned her masters degree in Holistic Counseling Psychology and is a certified Somatica Coach, Sex, and Relationship Coach (She studied there for 3 years and loved it.)  It all started when her and her now ex-husband didn't have sex timeline alignment and sought help. What she found was a lot of clarity and a new career. From the research that she conducted while at John F. Kennedy University [a cool process to hear her speak about], she delivered an incredible Ted Talk. This is how Mel found Pamela. Pamela suggests and explains how mindfulness and staying present is the key to more intimacy with life in general.  In this episode, Pamela teaches us some tools for how to claim your energy (See our Youtube link - will be here soon), some great tools for finding what turns you on, and good tips if you think this might also be your thing. She offers a very intersting video series for $30 on her site that are titled "The Art of Getting Turned On." Pamela also has the best laugh!  Try using Overdrive to read for free. All you need is a library card! Write down and download all the book recommendations in this podcast for continued listening and exploration of this topic. Also head over to melrosemoney for the financial blog on this topic as well. Blog post numbers align with Podcast episode number. Pamela suggested a few books. Come As You Are, and Better Sex Through Mindfulness. The link to her book resources page where you can find books by topic is here.
53:48
December 07, 2021
The Naiad Seastar of Lingerie and Tantra Enthusiasm; Chez Johnson aka The Lingerie Lady
The Naiad Seastar of Lingerie and Tantra Enthusiasm; Chez Johnson aka The Lingerie Lady
Chez is a magical person and longtime friend of Mel Rose, as well as a really amazing business woman. She is one Goddess that is a force to be reckoned with! She had been through quite a long career path that started as a dental assistant, included owning a modeling agency that casted women onto music videos for Def Jam and Cash Money Record companies and styling the ladies for these shoots, to souther belle standout in New York City and has evolved into a successful lingerie e-commerce business owner and tantra enthusiast and educator. Chez and Mel met shooting for her collection which also included a shoot with Eugena Washington (before she became a bunny!)  Chez experienced a life altering accident, thankfully while wearing matching lingerie under her clothes, that landed her in the hospital for a month. (Crossing the street in LES in a hit and run.) After her accident, she recovered and realized her life was heading literally in a different direction than the one that would fulfill her. She has been on the right path for 10 years now, dressing her clients in lingerie and helping them fix their female energy. She is an avid reader and gave so many incredible insights in to important tools that can help us, female goddess circle seastars, in our journey to self love and self discovery. WE learned about the OAP, the NVP. and the 11 zones of pleasure for women. Chez can be reached at her IG account if you want to ask her for any advice or help with Tantra practices. Her store is here and it includes lingerie and a tantra apothecary.  Chez gave SO many good book recommendations and guidance. First is the only accredited school with Tantra as a healing modality which is Authentic Tantra School founded by Devi Ward Books - links are to videos with authors or additional resources. Try using Overdrive to read for free. All you need is a library card! Write down and download all the book recommendations in this podcast for continued listening and exploration of this topic. Also head over to melrosemoney for the financial blog on this topic as well. Shake your soul song - Devi Ward The Language of Life - Marshall Rosenberg (Non Violent Communication) Vagina- Naomi Wolf The Ultimate Guide to Prostate Pleasure - Charlie Glickman (understanding a man’s sex parts) Feeding Your Demons by Tsultrim Allione Healing with form, energy, and light  Mel gave a few too as she has started too integrating Tantra work into her practice of self care and love. Tantra Yoga Secrets - 18 transformational lessons to serenity radiance and bliss Cunt - Bastardization of the most beautiful thing in the worldTry using 
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December 07, 2021
The Seastar of Writing Spiritual Guides & Following Intuition; Chiara B Townley
The Seastar of Writing Spiritual Guides & Following Intuition; Chiara B Townley
Chiara (Kee-Are-Ah) B. Townley is a spiritual guide and writer based in Portland Oregon who is originally from London.  Chiara realized she had a very strong intuition when she met her husband working in hospitality in London. Now, married to him with a new baby, she has launched an incredible start up to help professional women connect with their spiritual side. She says that it is very important to know that spirituality starts from personal journey of self discover and a whole lot of work. She had created 4 pillars of self development towards spirituality that she shares with us on this episode. Chiara writes action plans using several spiritual tools for her clients. Chiara has successfully treated postpartum depression and anxiety using uncovering blockages to her chakra system. Becoming a mother opens women to spirituality, and it is clear that her experience has demanded she take her spiritual practice and teaching, all the way.  You can sign up for a free 1 hour call with her on Chiara's website. She has written many articles that are also on her website from Could prescription vegetables be the future of healthcare? to Bullying alters brain structure, raises risk of mental health problems to her most famous article in Good Housekeeping titled It took me months to love my baby, and I don't feel guilty about it. She is a brave Seastar Goddess and we are so grateful for this time she spent with Mel on the podcast. Chiara suggests reading The Secret, Anatomy of the Spirit by Caroline Myss, and A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle and checking out the podcast by Tara Brach called Sounds True. Try using Overdrive to read for free. All you need is a library card! Write down and download all the book recommendations in this podcast for continued listening and exploration of this topic. Also head over to melrosemoney for the financial blog on this topic as well.
45:10
December 07, 2021
The Goddess Seastar of Yoni Health and Empowerment; Sabrina Vedete
The Goddess Seastar of Yoni Health and Empowerment; Sabrina Vedete
Sabrina Vedete has opened our hearts and minds and is a woman living and speaking her truth. And it is beautiful! We might actually listen to this podcast every week just to keep this re-remembering this information. Sabrina tells us so many things we knew but forgot and totally needed to hear. She is also an educator of the YONI, even just teaching us about that word versus vagina! She gave us a TON of information that we will thrive on for years to come and that we know you will want to hear. Sabrina is a courageous Goddess who is unwilling to live an unauthentic life or stay silent about women's health and the holistic solutions that saved her. So authentic is her mission, that it will at first make you blush, then make you think, and then make you get to work on your own self. Sabrina is a certified vaginal steam therapist and a yoni egg and pleasure wand guide. She guides women in discovering their sacred and often lost divine feminine healing powers. This Seastar is so many other things but we'll work with these titles for now.  In their talk, Sabrina and Mel discuss Sabrina's career path to running her business in helping women heal themselves, grow infinite power, and reclaim the circle of life which is our yonis! Sabrina had a series of chronic UTIs that she could only heal using vaginal steaming. With this, she set off on a world tour living in tents most of the year at festivals, working with women in discovery and therapy regarding their sacred powers. She is a force to be reckoned with oozing knowledge and guidance for women who surely need it in a world that doesn't embrace feminine health as a priority. Let's use this conversation to light a fire of passion for our own healing and for learning everything we can about our most sacred and powerful body parts. Sabrina fills us in on some of the important topics around women's yoni health, what the different types of yoni egg stones are good for, the 4 different phases we are going through each month, their goddess archetypes, and the way we will feel - hence a guide for existence. Basically, a true masterpiece for your ears. Get involved and listen here to this magical goodness. Thank you, Sabrina! We love you and can't wait to try our reclamation of our yoni power in the months to come! Sabrina will be hosting a yoni egg initiation from Dec 1-8th and is offering a 22% discount code with the promo code MELROSE.  Sabrina offers yoni eggs on her website at www.sacredlotusyonisteam.com
01:06:43
December 07, 2021
The Seastar of Electrical Engineering & Non-Conforming; Helena Yasmine
The Seastar of Electrical Engineering & Non-Conforming; Helena Yasmine
Helena Yasmine is a goddess guest from the goddess circle who we are so excited to have on the podcast teaching us this week about engineering and her revelations from staying true to herself and strong in a male dominated industry. Helena has had some incredible twist and turns on her career path. What was steady was her father's guidance, her unwillingness to conform, and a lot of intelligence; both IQ and EQ! Helena came to the states from Lebanon at 12 and went to college in Chicago, Had a career in Kentucky, gave it all up to hit France for 3 months with her boo, and then went back to Chicago to score her dream role. She is now a project manager for a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary and is just a force to be reckoned with! When she left her job after 7 years at GE to do a 3 month trip with her boyfriend in France, she didn't realize just how much of herself it would reveal! Listen for this gem of advice on figuring out who you are.  Upon returning to Chicago, she was determined to find a job that had room for growth and wanted to see her grow AS SHE IS,  not the way her next boss planned to project themselves onto her. Engineering as a career path is often a challenging AND rewarding one, especially for women. STEM fields are often the topic of conversation in the theme of "Not Enough Women in These Industries!" and it will only change with more women braving the unknown. And ladies like this are here to lead the way! Helena is a trail blazer and will surely do amazing things as an engineer and manager. We cannot wait to follow her journey and continue to be inspired by her positive attitude and major determination. Helena is also head of customer experience at Manifest Her as well.  When does she sleep?! Helena suggested picking up Manifest Her's book and also to pick up your old school go to spots for inspiration whether it be The Bible, The Torah, The Koran, or A Course in Miracles. Just a few sentences can really make a big difference! 
55:48
December 07, 2021
The Seastar of Pied Piper Vibes & Nature School Tribe; Misty Twigg Cudahy
The Seastar of Pied Piper Vibes & Nature School Tribe; Misty Twigg Cudahy
Misty Cudahy nee Twigg Butler is a one of a kind goddess. Misty has been one of Mel's best friends/sister/seastar for years and more importantly has shown everyone around her just how to do hard things.  Misty is a pro at doing that which would petrify most people; start multiple start ups, renovate her entire home, study at 40, and build a family of 5 with 3 kids under 4. Yes, she's a magic maker, place maker, and now runs something magical called Forest School in Forest Gate, London. Walking through Misty's career path with her, which could have taken 10 podcast episodes to cover properly, it is clear that Misty has had her hands full for many years and has never been afraid of hard work.  From fashion to member's clubs, to owning a pizzeria, procreating and now to running a children's school, Misty is the pied piper of all Mel's goddess network and it's a title that suits her well. She brings fun and adventure to all around her, all that she puts her heart into, and really has been able to figure out what matters most in life. She works around the ideals she sets for herself and family accordingly and in turn she creates simply incredible mindsets to look up to. She's a dream it and then do it kind of gal and that's why we love her! Nature school is incredible for kids and parents alike. Check out her website here and also make sure to reach out to her to ask about starting your own Forest School, wherever you may live!  Misty recommends partaking in John Young's nature course which has been free over Covid as well as watching My Octopus Teacher on Netflix! 
51:18
December 07, 2021
The Seastar of Tech Law & Relentless Entrepreneurialism; Leila Banijamali
The Seastar of Tech Law & Relentless Entrepreneurialism; Leila Banijamali
Leila Banijamali is a tech lawyer (her firm focuses on SF Law & Real Estate Brokerage Bedrock SF), she is a relentless entrepreneur, explorer, surfer, and chaser of big dreams. She is the CEO of Symbium Build which is a computational law company that is currently focusing on helping home owners and small business owners navigate complex zoning regulations and the local rules that govern what can be done with a piece of property. Her background is complex and full of achievements. With the direction [and pressure] of her parents, Leila got her law degree instead of becoming a graphic artist. In hindsight, she is grateful that she did this, because now she can do as much graphic design as she wants, but from her CEO role at her company or firm. Among her intellectual talents, she has been a recording artist, a gallery owner, and wonderful friend. California residents will learn a few things in this podcast for sure! Her ability to be a power female who has not only her own law firm but a start up that is helping people and revolutionizing computational law, is really on another level inspiring!  Mel and Leila have been friends for almost two decades. They met in San Francisco and have stayed in touch over the years, even with Mel's running all over the globe and Leila's relentless entrepreneurialism. Mel finds out some new things (that she should have known!) about Leila, and Leila flips the conversation on Mel a few times! We are hoping Leila will join Mel for many more conversations as she is a wealth of knowledge and ideas!  Leila's book recommendations are The Startup of You - Reid Hoffman, Measure What Matters - John Doerr, and The Insanity of Advertising - Fred S. Goldberg. On these topics, Mel suggests The Lean Startup as well. Try using Overdrive to read for free. All you need is a library card! Write down and download all the book recommendations in this podcast for continued listening and exploration of this topic. Also head over to melrosemoney for the financial blog on this topic as well.
58:59
December 07, 2021
The Goddess of True Care in Functional Medicine & Acupuncture; Dr. Amanda Cohen
The Goddess of True Care in Functional Medicine & Acupuncture; Dr. Amanda Cohen
Dr. Amanda Cohen is a doctor of Chinese Medicine and Functional Medicine and combines science, psychology, research, and magic into her practice. Dr. Amanda is an intellectual powerhouse. She has a dual bachelors degree in clinical psychology and anthropology from Cornell, a Master's Degree in Health Psychology Research from UC Irvine, and a Clinical Master's Degree and Doctoral Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Emperor's College. She has a lot of college loans in the name of learning how to help and heal people! She owns Source Point Wellness in Los Angeles which offers in person and telemedicine services to her patients. She combines Eastern and Western natural medicine treatments. She considers herself a Health Detective & Medical Intuit and is determined to get to the root of each individual patient's physical, emotional, and spiritual imbalances. She does this work by reading heavily into individuals issues and lab work. She aims to provide healing plans that empower patients to have lasting results. She has developed a healing modality called High Priestess Healing, where she is now able to provide acupuncture from a distance (virtual acupuncture) to people needing healing all over the world. She has found this work incredibly inspiring as she has been able to treat insomnia in Denmark, migraines in Africa, and stomach pain in Canada...all in a single day! She is launching a course in January open to everyone, to teach others how to practice acupuncture (also virtually), to create more healers in a deeply broken world.  The chat with Dr. Amanda and Mel covers just what functional medicine is, Dr. Amanda's own story with pain, her self-actualization, her fearlessness towards Entrepreneurialism, being a boss/wife/spiritual woman, and many other fun and interesting topics. She is a wealth of information and we are so grateful for her time on the show to teach us all a bit more about this amazing career path.  You can also get Akashic Record readings and other services on her website through her amazing colleagues. Take control of your health and wellness, and functional medicine is an amazing path to take if you're frustrated with the "normal" American health system.  Dr. Amanda promised a book list so here it is! In the Flo by Alisa Vitti, The Web that has No Weaver by Ted Kaptchuk, Start Where You Are by Pema Chodron, and Peace is Every Step by Thich Nhat Hanh. Try using Overdrive to read for free. All you need is a library card! Write down and download all the book recommendations in this podcast for continued listening and exploration of this topic. Also head over to melrosemoney for the financial blog on this topic as well.
52:58
December 07, 2021
The Seastar Goddess of Herbalism; Arielle Hayat
The Seastar Goddess of Herbalism; Arielle Hayat
Arielle Hayat is a clinical herbalist and a magical creature that we can all learn from. For she is filled with endless knowledge about human's real best ally; Plants. She completed her 1000 hour apprenticeship with 30+ year Wise Woman herbalist Lata Kennedy of Flower Power Herbs and Roots focusing on the Six Steps of Healing of the Wise Woman Tradition, where she still works today. She spent four years as a resident herbalist at wellness Haven, The Alchemist’s Kitchen and she continues to work at Flower Power and HigherDose where she is able to empower and guide numerous people in her community to a healthier lifestyle that focuses on wellness from the inside out. Her education in natural plant medicine weaves the methodologies of Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, Native American folk, European herbalism, and The Wise Woman tradition (the oldest tradition of healing on our planet) to nourish the mind, body and soul of her clientele. Arielle’s specialty lies in protocols and custom formulations for helping the body adapt to stress, and addressing mental wounds caused by the affects of tension and anxiety. She also sees clients with issues related to gut/ digestion, immune system, viral infections, adrenals, hormones and more. Through their work together, Arielle’s clients rediscover their inner peace, and experience profound emotional and physical transformation through lifestyle, diet, and herbs. Arielle and Mel discuss some of the herbs she finds beneficial for her clients, they discuss HPV and fertility, and some of the hot spots listed above where you can check out one on one the power of herbs. You can also contact Arielle on her website here. She mentioned Sacred Fertility Food as well for fertility. Arielle recommends reading Healing Wise by Susan Weed, The Practice of Traditional Western Herbalism by Matthew Wood, The Gift of Herbal Healing by Robin Rose Bennett and The Web That Has No Weaver by Ted Kaptchuk. Try using Overdrive to read for free. All you need is a library card! Write down and download all the book recommendations in this podcast for continued listening and exploration of this topic. Also head over to melrosemoney for the financial blog on this topic as well. Correction - Mel cited Maca as an ingredient in makeup. She was mistaken for Mica, which is totally toxic and should be avoided. These are not the same thing. One is magical and the other is dangerous.
57:43
December 07, 2021
The Goddess Roundtable discussion on Bullying with Jenny Mischel, Jessica Elliot & Mel Rose
The Goddess Roundtable discussion on Bullying with Jenny Mischel, Jessica Elliot & Mel Rose
Jenny Mischel and Jessica Elliot are both professionals working to improve the situation with bullying. Jenny comes at this problem through academia. She holds a PHD in Educational Psychology and works as a development coordinator and facilitator with Payton's Project and is a visiting assistant professor at Oxford College at Emory University. Jessica is in the trenches as a school counselor at Fairfax County Public Schools and also works with Jenny and Payton's Project to tackle this dire topic.  With US Hospital Admissions for non fatal self harm for young girls age 10-14 is up 189% and 62% for Girls aged 15-19, Nearly triple what it was in 2009 and Suicide rates for yougn girls age 10-14 are up 151% and gor girls aged 15-19 is up 70% compared to an average from 2001-2011. (Information taken from The Social Dilemma sourced from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). These numbers are terrifying. This data is linked to the onset of constant usage of social media. So with this issue, our girls need us. The time is now to contribute to the solution. You can spread this information, mentor, join a cause like Big Brother Big Sister and then volunteer in schools, or even become a researcher or fundraiser/investor to companies and schools combatting the war on bullying and premature death of children victimized by social dysfunctions.  Mel's experience with bullying as a pre-teen and teenager seemed to set off a vicious cycle for her. One that led her to being further bullied in front of millions of people by the producers of America's Next Top Model. The producers actually told her that past contestants who fought against their edits, like Jade, were ridiculed by the media, and that she should simply "just take it.". But Mel has always fought back against her edit on the show stating that she was served a character portrayal that had lasting public ramifications and mental health damages to her for over a decade. This candid conversation between the 3 ladies is the first time Mel opens up about all of her bullying past and how she has overcome this into a life of happiness and purpose. Jessica, who had a background in fashion as well, quickly realized the truths about the fashion industry and stepped into counseling instead. Jenny also had been bullied as a child. These 3 women courageously share their knowledge, research, and experiences and hopefully shed some light on bullying and cyberbullying today.  Enjoy and please feel free to reach out to any of the women for additional comments, contributions, or volunteering opportunities. Much more to come from this magical trio!
01:13:07
December 07, 2021
The Goddess of Public Health and ACEs; Alison Cebulla
The Goddess of Public Health and ACEs; Alison Cebulla
Alison Cebulla is a woman on a mission. A mission for public health by way of scientific research devoted to trauma and sharing it with communities to empower their people. Alison works with and for The ACEs Connection. Alison coaches and encourages the community to understand that childhood truamas affect our adulthood in very real ways. ACEs stands for Adverse Childhood Experiences and covers a range of experiences that you can have from Neglect, Abuse, and Household Dysfunction that can result in behavioral, physical and mental health issues. Some of these manifestations look like obestity, smoking, alcoholism, drug use, suicide attempts, STDs, heart disease, cancer stroke, and the list goes on. (Mel Rose suggests that perfectionism also be added to this dysfunctional list as well!).  Mel & Alison discuss ACEs and how they have affected them personally and how the actual acknowledging of these experiences has been beneficial for their compassion and their own healing process. They discuss a few concepts in addition including the 4 horsemen (Criticism, Contempt, Defensiveness, & Stonewalling) Which did not include Gaslighting but probably should. All of these things are important behaviors to understand when you have high ACEs scores or live/connect with someone who does. Another concept was The Marble Jar by Brene Brown Alison offers coaching on her site here. Her advise for finding a therapist on www.pyschologytoday.com. Alison made some great book recommendations. Try Overdrive to read for free. All you need is a library card! Write down and download all the book recommendations in this podcast for continued listening and exploration of this topic. Also head over to melrosemoney for the financial blog on this topic as well.
01:08:07
December 07, 2021
The Seastar of Startup Law & Being a Fun Mom; Rachel Johnson
The Seastar of Startup Law & Being a Fun Mom; Rachel Johnson
Rachel Johnson is one of those women that you talk to and by the end of the talk you're like woah...that was a goddess! Rachel is Managing partner at J&O Law. which is a firm that she and her best friend from law school founded after doing some time in big law. They specialize with helping startups and emerging growth companies with their legal and coaching through the life cycle of new business. She followed in her parents footsteps by pursing law, the only of her and her 4 siblings to do so. She claims she is "normal" and that nothing was handed to her. And we believe her. You can kind of tell because she is so talented but also so down to Earth and super cool. While being super hardworking and clearly highly intellectual, she also manages to be a conscious and culture oriented boss, super fun friend and party host and of course a mommy of 2. She also has some major tips for anyone pursuing law school. Specifically that the first year you should become a hermit and give it every ounce you have. She really is a gem we are so happy could join the circle and group of goddesses here to inspire you. Rachel and Mel talk about her transition into start up law from big law, her tips for people pursuing law and building companies, and how to be a good mom when you're also a career woman. J&O's startup package for anyone looking to formulate a company is $1500 and we think worth every penny! By working with a legal team from the start of your business, you really set yourself up for success and save a lot of expense down the line to fix what you've set up wrong. Firms like hers know how this process works and really they not only serve as legal but as coaches who know all the steps from building a quality team to series A fundraising. Listen and expand!  Rachel has her own startup! Check out her group health app Check out Ah.mi online. or on IG at @ahmi.health.  Rachel recommends reading Power House, Atomic Habits, and The Art of Gathering. Try Overdrive to read for free. All you need is a library card! Write down and download all the book recommendations in this podcast for continued listening and exploration of this topic. Also head over to melrosemoney for the financial blog on this topic as well.
47:41
December 07, 2021
The Seastar of Supply Chain Presidency & Overcoming PPD: Leticia Baca
The Seastar of Supply Chain Presidency & Overcoming PPD: Leticia Baca
Leticia Baca is an incredible woman. Not just because she is the President of Lakewood Organic Juices, or a wife and mother of two who accomplished such high corporate accomplishments. She is incredible because she has persistence and a mindset that isn't afraid of stepping back to go even farther forward. When she found herself pregnant with her second child, she wasn't provided for by her employer like in her first pregnancy. The need to work through her postpartum set her off into a depression that she wasn't sure how to shake. But through her willingness to believe in herself and work with professional coaches and the twisted mental healthcare system, she made it to the other side. Professionally, she's always taken risks and they paid off. Listen to her journey with Mel and find that sometimes not wanting what you're being offered, even though everyone else says it's what you should do, is the best thing for your career. Depression is treated as almost cosmetic health - as though it is an option, Leti tells us. The culture shaming on mental health checks is something Mel is also passionate about. Some epic other quotes from her here were; "If you’re not sitting at the table, you’re on the menu." Leti "You need to create systems that work for you." Also Leti's wise advice on how supply chain management can apply to our lives as well. Leticia has founded Sisterology with her sister who also happens to be her best friend. Sisterology is a lifestyle brand that uses a mix of ethically sources, USA Made and fair trade products in a market place and is a network of sisters to support and empower women. A real Seastar group in our opinion! Leticia recommends reading Avoiding a supply chain apocalypse, Emotional Intelligence Daniel Goleman, and Radical Candor by Kim Scott. Mel suggested Radical Forgiveness by Colin Tipping. Try Overdrive to read for free. All you need is a library card! Write down and download all the book recommendations in this podcast for continued listening and exploration of this topic. Also head over to melrosemoney for the financial blog on this topic as well.
01:05:41
December 07, 2021
The Seastar of Cosmetics Brand Development & True Intelligence; Donna Lopez
The Seastar of Cosmetics Brand Development & True Intelligence; Donna Lopez
Donna Lopez was not someone who thought she was very smart and was never told that she was highly intelligent. But she always wanted to do something big with her life, even as a youth. A wrench got thrown into the system when she became a teen mom. But she refused to let an assumed trajectory defeat or define her. Instead, she took control of her life when opportunity knocked. She gained traction in her career by stepping up and asking for roles she didn't even know the titles of or was even offered. She put together powerhouse teams and partnerships in the cosmetics industry and became a force to be reckoned with wherever she dedicated her time. She finally realized she was smart, after years of defying odds, management and belief system with her performance and her ability to produce results. Donna used and still harnesses her EQ, IQ, grit and out of the box thinking and dedication to the industry and systems to grow companies she works with beyond belief. Today she is considered a beauty business expert and continues to dominate the industry.  This Seastar has proven herself time and time again in her career and as a mom with a purpose besides just surviving. She is proof that people who aren't told that they are traditionally intelligent can actually reach higher heights than other's prescribe to them and most importantly uncover true intelligence by the art of just simply "doing". Donna is an American dream. She went from an entry level, minimum wage worker at an Origins store as a teen mom to SVP at Sephora, to Buyer for HSN, to executive at Boxy Charm, to now Founder & CEO of her own company Making Lemonade to help develop and market cosmetics brands. She is a shaker/mover/changer for humongous corporations and start ups alike and if you are thinking to start a cosmetics line, this is your woman. Her website is here. Launch date is October 1, 2020 so check back then. Mel & Donna talk about her career path and the moments, discoveries, and realizations that brought her to founding her own company Making Lemonade. Her experience as a teen mom and person who achieved self-actualization through the corporate cosmetics industry, has defined her as an icon for young women who have been told that they may not make it in life as a true success story. If you are that girl, don't believe them. Just "do". The dance around doing will not bring success. JUST DO, she says. She urges people to be strong and to have courage to just go after what you want, even if you don't know what the title of that role actually is, or how to get there. Just use your mind, it's stronger than you think, work hard to figure it out, and it will all work out. As Donna says "There is nothing you can't do. If you are persistent, you will get it. And if you are consistent, you will keep it." Also, Donna wins best laugh ever award. We love this Seastar and cannot wait to follow Making Lemonade moving forward and see all the brands that emerge from her new venture. 
01:31:36
December 07, 2021
The Seastar of Higher Language Education and Fearlessness; Jenny Nieveen
The Seastar of Higher Language Education and Fearlessness; Jenny Nieveen
Jenny Nieveen is a President and Founder, a strong woman, and a fearless hispanic business owner. Her school OHLA is a leading provider of English language courses and other study abroad programs. OHLA, Open Hearts Language Academy, is an incredible company that employs over 200 people and has educated thousands of students since 1998 in higher education. They offer comprehensive English language programs designed for international students to learn English in the US. Their language programs are perfect for international students who wish to improve communication skills and learn how to speak English while increasing their knowledge of American Culture and to attain placement in American Universities.  Mel and Jenny explore Jenny's journey and mindset in creating such an amazing company. Her efforts have been a success in leading such an important mission. Her faith in the process, herself, her vision and her determination to succeed has helped her create something that helps people improve their lives. She is an inspirational entrepreneur we can all learn from. Her fearlessness in her career path and her incredible approach towards leadership with her open heart is a way of living worth taking note of and emulating. Listen to her tips and advice for approaching your own path in life and finding confidence in yourself and leading others. The story of how her daughter saved the company with her ideas and Jenny's ability to listen and implement right on time, due to the impact of Covid, is valuable for understanding how important it is to listen to millennials and the youth and to take them seriously. It is something that is imperative for improving business in a fast paced and constantly changing world we now find ourselves in. Listening to Jenny, it's clear that when you believe in yourself, work hard, and have faith in the process and the ideas presented to you, that dreams really do come true and always right when they are supposed to. Children are the future and english is a game changer! Thankfully business creators like Jenny are paving the way for change and growth in this sector and we are so grateful for this episode with her. Jenny recommends reading Napoleon Hill's book Outwitting the Devil. Try Overdrive to read for free. All you need is a library card! Write down and download all the book recommendations in this podcast for continued listening and exploration of this topic. Also head over to melrosemoney for the financial blog on this topic as well.
54:33
December 07, 2021
The Seastar Big Sister of Cannabis & Emerald Media Maven; Christina de Giovanni
The Seastar Big Sister of Cannabis & Emerald Media Maven; Christina de Giovanni
When Christina de Giovanni found herself in a jail cell with all her assets seized by a weird twist of events involving her boyfriend and a bunch of cannabis, she found the spark to her life's fire. She found that "thing" that would direct the success and impact path she would set out on. As she sat there, she realized that her experience to get to that point was fraught with civil injustice and that as a journalist major she should fight the sword with the pen.  She decided to empower the cannabis industry and bring a better look to the media covering the industry.  This set her in motion to create Emerald Media Group. Then as her mother was looking for a way to treat her cancer, Christina saw the potential for also adding senior citizens to her targeted demographics as well, as they too could benefit from her work to cover the industry with some class and style. After all, cannabis is important to understand, being that it is a natural remedy versus pharmaceuticals, and something tons of people use medicinally with a ridiculous amount of success. Fast forward to today, and Christina is thriving in the cannabis industry from a media perspective. Christina owns and operates Emerald Media Group; a media company devoted to demystifying and exposing cannabis for the miracle worker that it is. Christina is the industry's voice for cannabis for modern women. She likes to call the publication "The Big Sister of Cannabis." It is designed to appeal to females and  to senior citizens with undertones of education and empowerment, versus stoner culture, drug hoe/bong advertisement that plagues the cannabis industry still. The esthetic of the group has caught the attention of several larger media groups. Christina has no interest in selling her company...yet. But she is on a mission to create strong brand partnerships. Her priority of course is all about creating a publication that can allow readers to seek education that they need to make informed choices around cannabis and not bother your brain or eyeballs while doing so.  Christina also now is a VP at 7thirty Capital helping to make cannabis related investments! Full circle and way to manifest! Enjoy this episode where Mel & Christina dive into Emerald and Christina's journey and all the reasons this is right on the money moment!  Christina also has her own podcast! Check it out here. Christina made some great book suggestions! Try Overdrive to read for free. All you need is a library card! Write down and download all the book recommendations in this podcast for continued listening and exploration of this topic. Also head over to melrosemoney for the financial blog on this topic as well.
01:04:18
December 07, 2021
The Seastar of Neural Beings & Chief Mindfulness Officer Goddess; Anahita Moghaddam
The Seastar of Neural Beings & Chief Mindfulness Officer Goddess; Anahita Moghaddam
Anahita Moghaddam is a seastar and a goddess as a founder and a trail blazer. She walks her path in life on the mental wellness path. She is such a powerful force. She is so many things to say about her, but first and foremost is her beautiful consciousness, that is ever so present. She has been a voice of reason and truth teller for Mel over the last few years and is an extremely esteemed guest on this podcast. Anahita founded Neural Beings, a company that trains and coaches individuals and organizations aspiring to have positive impact in the world and who are interested in developing the skills necessary to achieve this goal. Her former role as Chief Mindfullness Officer of Y2X, a financial services company that is bridging the gap between the emerging digital economy and the regulated global financial markets by joint venturing to develop such companies. WOW! If every company had one of those! What kind of world would we be living in?  She left the role to move back to her hometown of Hamburg and be close to the things she values most; simplicity, nature, and family. This woman has had such an incredible journey to self-actualization. From couch surfing all over Manhattan over 10 years ago when she first wanderlusted into town to studying under the Dalai Lama, Anahita really was the New York dream achieved.. Her Iranian background has helped her not take anything for granted and to be fearless in the face of uncertainty. Her Friday IG Lives at 8am EST with the Dalai Lama's nephew, Tenzin Lodoe, are incredible and highly recommended for mental expansion and more awareness and drive to mediate daily. Her many videos on her site will guide you to higher consciousness, we promise! When Mel attended The Assemblage (if you don't know this place and live in NY, it is a must see and belong to club), for an event with Deepak Chopra, she was delighted to hear Anahita speak alongside her meditation guide of the last several years. Mel reached out to Anahita after the talk and the two have been chatting ever since. When Mel asked Anahita to be on the podcast and she accepted, Mel was over the moon, because this conversation was not only with a magical person but someone who is connected to so much truth and is one of Mel's icons and role models. Anahita and Mel discuss her journey and the work that she is doing now. Her contemplation of the mind and spirit on this wild ride called Life is something that most people can relate to. Her rebellion to the Iranian "female" ideal and the reasons we remember negatives so much more than positives are a few highlights from this session. Anahita describes the incredible concept of "micro-awakenings" and what that has done for her by slowly revealing her true self to herself.  Anahita made some great book suggestions! Try Overdrive to read for free. All you need is a library card! Write down and download all the book recommendations in this podcast for continued listening and exploration of this topic. Also head over to melrosemoney for the financial blog on this topic as well.
01:00:18
December 07, 2021
The Seastar of Recruiting & Becoming your own boss; Lina Restrepo
The Seastar of Recruiting & Becoming your own boss; Lina Restrepo
Lina Restrepo is one determined female run business owner who is here to make all the unemployed people, a little bit smarter with this episode. Lina, President, CEO and owner of Infinity Personnel; a Miami-based recruiting agency specialized in sourcing, selection, behavioral interviewing and relationship management, as well as placing and retaining talent.  As a former banking industry professional, Lina always dreamed of being her own boss and working in the human resources world. When she found a female icon in the industry she wanted to approach, she stood her ground for proper mentoring and won! Now, she's off to the races with not only an epic mentor and business affiliate and several large contracts to find talent for, but she is full of great tips for getting recruited for our listeners.  Lina suggests keeping a strong LinkedIn profile, staying honest about your salary, following the ATS Formatting rules for your resume, and staying her 3 truths in life: Committed, Consistent, and transparent/loyal to yourself. She wishes she knew earlier not to sell herself short. She explains that when you're not committed, you're not going to see results. To make your chances of being recruited better for youself, without a great resume or work history, she suggests getting certifications and staying focused. Also, she challenges us to really think "Do you want to be an employee or do you want to create something people can come and work for." If it's the latter, she's your lady to fill those roles while you're busy scaling your empire.  Lina's Book recommendations are How to Win friends and Influence People, Sell or Be Sold, and Keep Your Love On. Try Overdrive to read for free. All you need is a library card! Write down and download all the book recommendations in this podcast for continued listening and exploration of this topic. Also head over to melrosemoney for the financial blog on this topic as well. 
50:60
December 07, 2021
The Seastar Tennis Star turned Headstrong Coach ; Danielle Mills
The Seastar Tennis Star turned Headstrong Coach ; Danielle Mills
Danielle Mills is a retired Professional Tennis player turned award winning senior leader of tech company Prodigy, founder and CEO of Headstrong Coaching & Podcast, and an amazon best selling author of her book: How to Master Linkedin: and Separate Yourself from the Masses. Basically, Danielle is amazing. Her mental training as a child professional athlete primed her, along with really good parenting, to grow a mindset that was unshakable and teachable. She is someone who doesn't let the world or circumstances she cannot change, take her down for too long. And she is here to teach others how to do the same.  Mel and Danielle chat about the experiences that made Danielle so strong, what it's like to be a professional athlete, and the tools people can use to advance their own mindsets and hence lives. Her advice to network strong, stay strong, and to get a mentor, are invaluable and worth listening to and repeating over and over! Get out there and find a mentor today! They can be people who you don't know even, but they're so important in self development and you deserve to give them to yourself.  Here is the study that talks about how obesity is actually socially contagious! Fascinating that negative habits and mindsets can be contagious - be careful, you are who you hang with is truer than we even thought, Try Overdrive to read for free. All you need is a library card! Write down and download all the book recommendations in this podcast for continued listening and exploration of this topic. Also head over to melrosemoney for the financial blog on this topic as well.
59:30
December 07, 2021
The Goddess of Spinal & Sacred Energy Medicine; Dr. Colleen Lindstrom
The Goddess of Spinal & Sacred Energy Medicine; Dr. Colleen Lindstrom
Dr. Colleen Lindstrom is a sorceress. She actually would have been called that in the olden days and people would have traveled from far away to have her work on them. She is a miracle devoter. Today, she's known as a doctor. But she is a very special doctor. She is the kind that really cares and deals with the true life force. The spine, the fluid around the spine, and all the energy around us; known as our sacred anatomy and subtle energy field. In the last 8 years, she has healed Mel Rose 3 times when other traditional Doctors couldn't help her, so it was a HUGE honor to have her grace this podcast in this special episode, in person with Mel, to help shed some light on how we can work with our energy fields and to become aware of our own sacred anatomy and purpose so that we can start to live outside time. She teaches us the very important work of healing our energy fields, reclaiming that space around us, and become healthier in every way. Dr. Colleen is a unique life force that offers a series of courses on her website, if this work interests you...and it should.  Mel and Colleen's parents were best friends growing up. So Mel has known Dr. Colleen for her entire life. These two old soul sisters connect on a bunch of stories around their work together and on the beliefs and thoughts working with Dr. Colleen has sparked for Mel. The many revelations of what it means to own your own energy field around your body, is a gift that both of these goddesses want to share with the world. Head to Spotify to hear Mel Rose's favorite song these days that she discusses in the episode with Alan Watts. Burgs by Mt. Wolf. Also to see what your energy looks like go here. https://yoursacredanatomy.com/ Try Overdrive to read for free. All you need is a library card! Write down and download all the book recommendations in this podcast for continued listening and exploration of this topic. Also head over to melrosemoney for the blog on this topic as well. 
01:07:38
December 07, 2021
The Seastar of 212 Real Estate & True Belief; Sarah Williams
The Seastar of 212 Real Estate & True Belief; Sarah Williams
Sarah Williams owns her own Real Estate firm in New York City called Societe and with over a decade in the industry, she knows the 212 inside and out. Societe is a privately-owned, female-run, bespoke real estate agency that defines Sarah's ethos with luxury aesthetics, smooth processes and influential work. She is also the agent who won Rookie of the Year (REBNY) and The Rising Star Award in her first few years of the industry and made many people take a second look at her out-of-the-box and pretty genius approach to the industry.  Sarah is tapped into The Secret and it has worked wonders for her. She is a beautiful woman who has overcome an initial life trajectory that, given another mindset that didn't embrace self belief, might have had her living a very different life.  Sarah figured out how to truly believe that her life was going to go a better way than to perpetuate the environment in which she grew up. Hailing from a very rough part of Tampa, Sarah worked herself from an ambitious high schooler who couldn't be convinced to dance to anyone else's beat to a Columbia graduate, an ultra orthodox Judaism convert, a fashionista, wonderful friend, and business owner. This girl is a total goddess and someone we can all take a note in our diaries from.  Mel and Sarah have been friends for several years now, after meeting at a mutual friends place in the Hamptons. They both were trying out something called "Selective Expression". This is where, when you meet someone you feel safe with, you finally open up a little bit of your truth to, and can breathe better after doing so. After years of this kind of work, both ladies have found that it is part of the process to become really truly okay with your story, no matter how hard the details are.  Sarah suggests using this youtube video to change your life. She said it really worked for her. And so, we will be doing this and will report back on this hopefully in another episode with the one and only Sarah Williams!  Check out: The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale. Also check out Napoleon Hill Think and Grow Rich.  Try Overdrive to read for free. All you need is a library card! Write down and download all the book recommendations in this podcast for continued listening and exploration of this topic. Also head over to melrosemoney for the blog on this topic as well.
55:23
December 07, 2021
The Seastar of Creative Mindsets & Self-Published Thriller Novels; Claudia Batchelor
The Seastar of Creative Mindsets & Self-Published Thriller Novels; Claudia Batchelor
Claudia Batchelor is a self-published thriller novelist, a landlord, a creative director, a former music industry executive, and one of Mel Rose's dearest friends for half a decade now! A kite surfer, beautiful soul, and loyal friend, Claudia is magical inside and out. From the streets of Columbia to the countryside in London split with the seaside of Cabarete, Dominican Republic, Claudia has figured out how to genuinely be a legend, an independent woman, and a creative manifester. She also talks about her drive and her willingness to do any job which got her ahead in life and under a great mindset for always being an "earner". Claudia's website is currently under construction and we will post it here when it's ready so check back. You can connect with her on Facebook here. You know you're talking to a good friend when they flip the interview on you, before you even begin. Claudia sparks a conversation with Mel about why she actually started this podcast and her women's goddess circle which in turn reveals a lot of Mel's ethos. Then we hop into Claudia's incredible journey, her career path and smart choices with her direction in life, and her book recommendations. Get ready for an epic session. This one will leave you smiling and energized to do big things with your femininity and your passions in life.  Try Overdrive to read for free. All you need is a library card! Write down and download all the book recommendations in this podcast for continued listening and exploration of this topic. Also head over to melrosemoney for the blog on this topic as well.
01:22:36
December 07, 2021
The Goddess of Racial Equity Education & Inclusion; Dr. Tiffany Bowden
The Goddess of Racial Equity Education & Inclusion; Dr. Tiffany Bowden
WELCOME TO A GODDESS CIRCLE EPISODE Dr. Tiffany Bowden is an anti-racism educator, a diversity consultant, a speaker, coach, trainer, and social entrepreneur. She is also a program manager at Amazon. She has a beautiful mind and is a force to be reckoned with. Her big heart and intelligent mission are two reasons this episode will allow you to think about your mindset. She inspires action in racial inclusion and education. Mel and Dr. Tiffany challenge you to be not only open to diversity in personal and professional life, but to think about the ways you can inspire others to do the same. Dr. Tiffany is really a master of helping people think in a way that allows expansion, education and change. Tiffany is effecting change in a world that needs it.  Her Ted Talk is available here. And you can also visit her website on where to begin with anti-racism for beginners here. Mel and Dr. Tiffany talk about her career path and what companies can do today to become more inclusive. The world is ready for change and with facilitators like Dr. Tiffany, we are in good hands. Let's focus on the positive and find ways to all take daily steps to give racial equity in the United States true parity. Try Overdrive to read for free. All you need is a library card! Write down and download all the book recommendations in this podcast for continued listening and exploration of this topic. Also head over to melrosemoney for the blog on this topic as well. 
43:40
December 07, 2021
The Goddess of Bio-Social Anthropology; Dr. Chelsea Shields
The Goddess of Bio-Social Anthropology; Dr. Chelsea Shields
WELCOME TO A GODDESS CIRCLE EPISODE Dr. Chelsea Shields, a bio-social anthropologist, strategic research consultant, women's rights activist, mormon, speaker, author, mother and wife and so much more, who accomplished 2 PHDs debt free by the way, pretty much defines a modern female boss. Born and raised in the Mormon community in Utah, Dr. Chelsea knew there was more to life than her community let on. She is unapologetically ambitious and rightfully so. She's changing science with placebo studies and human evolution expert work and research through her time in West Africa and in all her endeavors now. Her current book is about removing herself from social media. So no links to social with this goddess, but when she jumps back in next year, we will make sure to add her handles in here. Mel and Dr. Chelsea talk about growing up Mormon with big ambitions and all of her experiences that led her to being a strategic consultant today. She brings up some very valid and wonderful questions for the listeners while being very gracious with Mel's several run on sentences this episode. To clarify, as this episode is highly feminist charged, both Mel and Chelsea LOVE men and would not want to imagine a society without them. They simply support more females in roles of leadership throughout the world and will work tirelessly to become those women, in preservation and support of future generations and the planet. Walk through conversations of linguistic and cultural genocide, to how to win or engage in arguments with people with different beliefs, to tribalism, family therapy, acceptance of the self, skin care, and pursuing your dreams unashamed. Enjoy! Try Overdrive to read for free. All you need is a library card! Write down and download all the book recommendations in this podcast for continued listening and exploration of this topic. Also head over to melrosemoney for the blog on this topic as well.
01:19:07
December 07, 2021
The Goddess of Clean Water for Uganda; Barika Poole
The Goddess of Clean Water for Uganda; Barika Poole
WELCOME TO A GODDESS CIRCLE EPISODE Barika Poole, NGO executive director for Spouts is an incredible human being. Originally from Connecticut, she finds herself these days living and helping get a basic right to people in Uganda, so that they may have a fighting chance at developing economy and a safe and healthy country.  A masters of environmental engineering, educated MIT, Barika's life is devoted to making the world better for people. Barika directs Spouts with their incredible mission and wears many hats in her role. Spouts has a simple mission. They want to stop the pain of drinking unsafe water for Africa. They are starting in Uganda. Spouts produces and distributes ceramic filters to Ugandans. They've helped hundreds of thousands of people to date. Each filter costs $25 and provides clean water for 2-5 years per household. Each one of these filters has incredible benefits not just for the families but also for the planet. This saves each family the cost and the planet 2 tons of wood and 2.5 tons of carbon emissions PER FILTER! That is insane. Next time you don't know what to get someone for a birthday or holiday present, this is it.  Mel and Barika talk about her career path and experiences that led her to Uganda, the fact that we can't take "things" with us when we die, and all sorts of good book recommendations.  You can find Barika at @barikap and @spoutsofwater on IG. Try Overdrive to read for free. All you need is a library card! Write down and download all the book recommendations in this podcast for continued listening and exploration of this topic. Also head over to melrosemoney for the blog on this topic as well. 
53:39
December 07, 2021
The Seastar Dream Team of Venture Incubation Creation; Eva Chan & Jane Lee
The Seastar Dream Team of Venture Incubation Creation; Eva Chan & Jane Lee
WELCOME TO A MERMAIDS UNITE EPISODE Eva Chan and Jane Lee have founded an early stage venture lab called Launch Pop and they're co-founders to keep an eye on. Based in Los Angeles, they are dedicated to creating a new generation of businesses for ambitious entrepreneurs. They launch brands that "change the way we live". Their team ethos is defined by being ethicially driven, produced collaboratively, passionate, futurist, creative, fun and dynamic.  In this episode, Mel explores the unique relationship between Eva & Jane and the company they have built from scratch that is doing the same for others. Some of the brands they've build include Gem, Morning Recovery, and Rael.  These ladies encourage problem solving brands and these examples are just a few. Eva & Jane have the previous work experience, research skills, product and community building abilities, and outline for creating venture decks while connecting to investors that truly makes for the dream team. Now if only they could find clones! Eva says "There is no shortage of opportunities in this world - for anyone. There's actually more distraction. We've come to an era where because of that, commitment is very hard." Eva says to commit. To something. But whatever you do, just commit. Tune in for a ton more gems of advice from these two. Pun intended. ;)  Eva can be found on IG at @echandesigns and Jane can be found @janelee16  Launch pop is available to your eyeballs and receiving consulting inquiries at @launch_pop and www.launchpop.com Write down and download all the book recommendations and research in this podcast for continued listening and exploration of this topic. I use Overdrive to read, it is a free way to listen to and read books with a library card. Be smart with your money!
44:57
December 02, 2021
The Naiad of Fashion Consciousness & Consulting; Gabriella Smith
The Naiad of Fashion Consciousness & Consulting; Gabriella Smith
WELCOME TO A SYNC [SAVE YOUR NAME CONFERENCE] EPISODE Meet the wonderful and tres chic Gabriella Smith. She is an inspiring fashion industry professional on the challenging road of teaching and creating ethical closets. She is the founder of The Upcycle Project, a nonprofit organization and agency that focuses on fashion sustainability education and consulting. They dare to educate, inspire, disrupt, and change all of our lives. Their current project has created masks out of recycled materials and are available for sale on their website at www.upstylefoundation.com. Gabriella is also a TedX speaker, link below. I highly recommend hearing her out. She is also the Regional Director Elect for FGI South Florida, an international group leading global, non profit, professional organization in the fashion industry. Mel and Gabriella discuss Gabriella's experiences that created a pathway down this challenging field. Her mission started several years before "sustainable" was a common workplace term for fashion. A term that is often overused while still being underutilized in the fashion industry. She is on a wild ride to making a difference. Her childhood, life lessons, and experience as a mother have opened her eyes to the importance of setting good examples, creating smart and mindful brands, leading students and professionals alike, and creating processes for people to participate in sustainable fashion. Her kind hearted laugh and intellectual perspectives and research are just two of the many reasons you will love this episode. Her notes about how to become a conscious consumer at the end, will be lasting and hopefully drive change in all listener's lives. Gabriella can be found on IG at @gabriellasmith and her non profit is @theupcycleproject Her Ted Talk can be viewed here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKPB0uW4cto She is the Regional Director of @FGISouthFlorida Her hashtags are #ethicalcloset and #sustainablefashion Write down and download all the book recommendations and research in this podcast for continued listening and exploration of this topic. I use Overdrive to read, it is a free way to listen to and read books with a library card. Be smart with your money!
46:51
December 02, 2021
The Goddess Pioneer of Money Health, Discovery, & Mastery; Chantel Chapman
The Goddess Pioneer of Money Health, Discovery, & Mastery; Chantel Chapman
WELCOME TO A GODDESS CIRCLE EPISODE Chantel Chapman is a money mindset educator. This episode is devoted to understanding the pillars she uses to teach Trauma of Money. Her incredible conversation on how our personal traumas can subconsciously affect our earning power and relationships with money is fascinating and comes from years of Chantel's work and research.  Mel and Chantel discuss Chantel's journey to make some serious changes after many years in the finance industry. Her pivot led her to founding and becoming a part of the amazing companies listed below. Just one dream in India changed the course of her whole life, freed her from chains she almost didn't even realize she was carrying for years, and empowered her to become a woman that others could follow and use as a resource in their journey for financial wellbeing. Her message is clear, that by understanding what is limiting us, deep down, you become able to learn and grow your financial lives in ways otherwise stunted. Her peaceful and highly intellectual energy, research, and vibes will open your mind and keep you thinking for days. It's a great listen and is always an epic experience to interact with her.  Chantel is the Founder of The Trauma of Money, a compassionate approach that heals psychological traumas to create financial safety and well-being; @traumaofmoney Founder of What The Finances, a mindful literacy for people looking to get their money right offering coaching and workshops facilitator certifications; @whatthefinances Partner at The School By KP, skill-building classes for the curious and entrepreneurial, taught by creatives; @schoolbykp She is also the co-host of the @wcrpodcast for the @WIPPWellness community a platform making holistic wellness being more accessible.  Write down and download all the book recommendations and research in this podcast for continued listening and exploration of this topic. I use Overdrive to read, it is a free way to listen to and read books with a library card. Be smart with your money!
01:07:01
December 02, 2021
The Seastar Leader of Ambitious Connecting - Stef Caldwell
The Seastar Leader of Ambitious Connecting - Stef Caldwell
WELCOME TO A MERMAIDS UNITE EPISODE! Stef Caldwell is the co-founder of Manifest Her. A company providing support to ambitious women by creating a community of women who support each other's ambitions and challenge each other to take action. They provide half day retreats in Chicago and a post retreat APP and community of other women to grow alongside. Stef and Mel talk about her amazing company, how and why she started Manifest Her, starting a company with not just a friend but a teammate, friendship issues and breakups, empowering women and why it is so important to sit at a table with strangers, how to become your best version or at least get started, her new book, managing life with a side hustle and her magical "time calculator", and just all of Stef's amazing infectious energy that will lift you up and direct you to get going on creating your best idea alongside your best self. It's Seastars like her that we are grateful to share on this platform to inspire others. Write down and download all the book recommendations in this podcast using Overdrive which is a free way to listen to and read books with a library card. You can find Stef on IG at @bystefcaldwell and online at Bystefcaldwell.com Her Partner is Tasha on IG at @heytashafay  Manifest Her is on IG at @Manifest.Her and online at Manifest-Her.com
50:54
December 02, 2021