EP05-Movement is Transformational with Lisa Hesse

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In this episode:

In this episode Deb and Lisa engage in a thoughtful conversation about body image, the mind-body connection, the transformational effect athletics has on girls of all ages. As a teen coming-of-age on the cusp of the passage of Title IX, Lisa shares how her life-long love of sport has served to be salvation for dark times in her life.

About Lisa Hesse:

Lisa is a national board certified professional health and wellness coach, yoga instructor, and personal trainer. She’s dedicated to assisting her clients in achieving their health and wellness dreams and creating sustainable, positive and strength based super powers of joyful living. Lisa’s a licensed exercise physiologist, certified personal trainer, cancer exercise specialist, yoga instructor, and certified running coach who lives and works in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


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Building a Community from Your Podcast: An On-Air Coaching Call with Carol Cox


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“My dream is bigger than my fear.”

Have you ever felt like that?

My guest today, Debbie Gonzales, heard that from a guest she interviewed on her brand new podcast and she said it’s what pushed her forward to launch.

In this on-air coaching call, Debbie asks me questions about launching her podcast, including:

  • Creating a community of listeners

  • The magic number for a Facebook group

  • Tips for working with a podcast editor/team

  • Imposter syndrome

  • How I felt when I published my first episode

  • Promotion strategy when launching

  • And more

About Carol and Speaking Your Brand:

The Speaking Your Brand podcast is hosted by Carol Cox. At Speaking Your Brand, we help women entrepreneurs and professionals create their signature talks and gain more visibility to achieve their goals. Our mission is to get more women in positions of influence and power: on stages, in businesses, on boards, in the media, in politics, and in our communities. Check out our coaching programs and workshops at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com.

EP04: The DNA of Rock Climbing with Kristin Lenz

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In this episode:

Deb explores Kristin’s love of nature, mountains, and the treacherous sport of rock climbing. It’s astounding to know that Kristin’s life-long passion for scaling the dangerously sheer edges of a mountainside inspired her award-winning novel The Art of Holding On and Letting Go. In this episode, Deb and Kristin engage in a deep-dive literary analysis of the novel and the inspiration that lies behind it.

About Kristin Lenz:

Kristin Bartley Lenz is a writer and social worker from metro-Detroit who fell in love with the mountains when she moved to Georgia and California. Now she’s back in Detroit where she plots wilderness escapes and manages the Michigan Chapter blog for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). Her debut young adult novel, The Art of Holding On and Letting Go, was the 2016 Helen Sheehan YA Book Prize winner, a 2016 Junior Library Guild Selection, and chosen for the 2017-2018 Great Lakes Great Books state-wide literature program. 


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EP03: A Dream Bigger Than Your Fear with Gabby Whitethorne

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In this episode:

In this episode, barrel racer and breakaway roper Gabby Whitethorne describes the thrills and chills of the rodeo, as well as the commitment and dedication required to succeed in her sport. She also proudly expresses her devotion to her culture, her family, and her horse.

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EP02: Team Work - You Get What You Put in with Julie Bliven


In this episode:

Julie and Debbie discuss the impact participation in athletics has had on Julie's personal and professional life. In addition, they explore the premise of GIRLS WITH GUTS: THE ROAD TO BREAKING BARRIERS AND BASHING RECORDS, the non-fiction picture book project they share.

About Julie Bliven:

Julie Bliven is an Associate Editor and Contracts Manager at Charlesbridge Publishing. She holds an M.A. in Children’s Literature from Simmons College, where she played collegiate basketball as a Simons Shark.


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EP01: Success Requires Failure with Geraldine Carter

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In this episode:

Focused, deliberate, intent, and supportive - entrepreneur Geraldine Carter embodies the spirit of the female athlete. In this episode, Geraldine and I discuss how her life-long participation in sport has come to define her commitment to excellence in work and in life. We also explore her emotional connection with the premise of GIRLS WITH GUTS: THE ROAD TO BREAKING BARRIERS AND BASHING RECORDS and how its message can serve to inspire and motivate young female athletes today.

about Geraldine carter:

From co-founding Climate Ride in 2008 and scaling the socially-conscious company to a seven-figure budget, to biking alone across southeast Asia, to coaching entrepreneurs on how to achieve their own lofty goals, Geraldine loves finding practical, efficient solutions to complex challenges. After directly experiencing the value of outside perspective and mentorship, Geraldine began sharing her 10+ years of business experience and mindfulness training through coaching. An ICF accredited Associate Certified Coach, Geraldine takes pride in challenging herself and her clients to reach higher and find bolder ways forward. 


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