Strong, Single and Human is a uniquely real podcast dedicated to all the single parents navigating through the challenges of raising children alone.
No matter how you became a single parent, it is the hardest thing you will ever do. We talk about the real side of single parenting with all its impacts, worries and issues,.
Listen to interviews with single parents who have dealt with many challenging situations and come through the other side.
E129 - Mark Alyward - Find Your True Purpose
This week's guest Mark Aylward has over 30 years of experience helping people who are unsure of their next steps in life utilising his teaching and mentorship personality, which he attributes to his father.
After college, he tried different things and failed a lot, which led him to realize that most people don't know what they want to do in life however after becoming a father, he shifted his focus to supporting his new family and eventually found his professional home in recruiting.
He started two staffing companies and sold them for over 3 million dollars each. After getting divorced, getting sole custody of his 3 children representing myself in his divorce (and he isn't an attorney). he started helping his young adult children find work and start their own small businesses.
He now teaches, coaches, and builds content and courses around his experiences and skills. He has a BBA in Marketing from the University of Notre Dame and a Certificate of Excellence in Entrepreneurship from the University of Central Florida.
He has also done volunteer work as a trainer and career counselor with the Central Florida Coalition for the Homeless and as a judge and business mentor with Notre Dame's Gigot Centre for Entrepreneurship.
Find Mark here
E128 - Keli Kane - A Journey of Healing
This week’s Guest Keli Kane is a Kindergarten Reading Specialist with a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master of Science in Education
Keli suffered brain trauma after being hit by a drunk driver in 2014 when her son was not yet a tween.
Her story is a testament to the power of resilience and the impact that one person can have on the lives of those around them.
Her confidence and self-discipline have helped her overcome many obstacles in life, making her a true inspiration.
Through her own experiences and training in Shamanism and Usui Reiki, Keli shares practical tools and techniques for anyone looking to heal themselves and move beyond their own obstacles. Her authentic and positive energy shines through as she encourages readers to tap into their inner strength and exercise self-discipline to create a life of abundance and joy.
Find Keli here
E127 - Elaine Belson - Its Complicated
This week’s guest Elaine Belson obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1987 and her master’s degree in Social Work in 1993 from the University of Maryland at Baltimore and has been a clinical social worker for 30 years
In addition to this, she decided to join the Army at the age of 42 because she wanted to be part of something bigger than herself and have a bigger impact during her time served in Afghanistan, from 2008-2010.
She is an expertise in the following topics: anger management, anxiety, coping with chronic pain, depression, domestic violence, eating disorders, grief/loss, low self-esteem, parenting, relationships, stress, substance abuse, trauma, women's issues, and work issues and she has provided trauma services for Hurricane Katrina, 9/11, bank robberies, military deployment and has helped children and teens cope with academic challenges, bullying, divorce, peer pressure, and low self-esteem.
Find Elaine here
E126 - Kalee Boisvert - Make Money Your Thing
This week’s guest is Kalee Boisvert a financial advisor passionate about empowering women and helping them achieve financial independence.
She grew up watching her single mother struggle with money, which motivated her to learn about personal finance and help others.
Kalee believes everyone should have access to financial education, and she has made it her mission to create a world where no one is limited by their financial situation.
Kalee hosts monthly women-only events where she provides a comfortable space for women to learn and discuss money and investment topics.
She is also the host of The Wealth and Wellness podcast, which aims to bridge the gap between net worth and self-worth. In addition to her events and podcast, Kalee has written numerous articles on financial literacy, including one on raising money-savvy children that was published in Calgary's Child Magazine.
As a single mother and financially independent woman, Kalee is committed to helping women overcome their money-related stress and achieve financial security.
She believes that women should never have to feel anxious about how to support themselves, their family, or their future.
In 2023, Kalee will release two books: a non-fiction book called Make Money Your Thing! and a children's picture book called MoneyWise, Mabel's Bursting Bank. Through her work, Kalee hopes to spark healthy and positive conversations around wealth and investment and to help women take control of their financial futures.
Find Kalee here
E125 - Bruce Starr - The Luv Coach
This week’s guest the LUVCOACH - Bruce Starr is a relationship coach who has been on a 48-year study of life, having many of the top experts on love and relationships as his teachers and mentors. He is an internationally known professional speaker, television and radio talk show host, and producer.
From 1993 until 2003, He was the first Luvcoach on AOL, he had over 6,000 intimate, detailed, and documented discussions with people around the country. He took what he learned about those relationships and began hosting the first of many Luvcoach Relationship shows, which for many years airing to over three million Los Angeles households.
He is a published author of two books. The first book “Bodytraders, Transforming Back from Player To Lover,” summarizes his experience over those ten years. The second book “Her Teen Lovecoach” was written to help any teenager who desires more guidance in their young dating life!
Find Bruce here
E124 - Brent Webb - Mind Power Mastery
This week's guest is Brent Webb a motivational speaker who has spent the last 25 years traveling the world, teaching people how to unlock and unleash their inherent mind power.
He suggests that people today face more disruption and uncertainty than ever and aims to help them overcome these challenges and uncertainties.
He believes that unlocking success, prosperity, love, and health requires different tools now than ever before, and he aims to provide people with the necessary resources to build their dream lives from scratch.
In response, Brent has created a curriculum that provides all the tools needed to build a fulfilling life. Rather than focusing on one particular area, Brent's program aims to unlock success, prosperity, love, and health through the power of the mind.
Brent suggests that the time for talking is over and encourages individuals to take action by investing in themselves and their future.
Where to find Brent
Well done on having these courageous conversations and taking the time to make them available
Great concept - well executed
Parenting is hard when you do it as team, it is harder again when you separate a bad divorce. It is harder again when you have to do it without a support team around you.
Claire us starting to expose the real difficulties faced by parents today, especially in difficult circumstances.
Thank you Claire for starting the conversation