56 episodes

We can all lose ourselves sometimes in the expectations and responsibilities of “growing up.”
Naked Conversations is about breaking free. Finding your voice. Speaking up. Reconnecting with who you really are. Creating a life that matters and lights you up. Join me (Sage B. Hobbs, author of Naked Communication) as I share stories and advice from inspiring, real women who have successfully broken free from fear and old patterns in order to create incredible relationships and impactful lives. Everyday leaders and unsung heroines who are being true to themselves and their dreams.

From relationships, work, parenting, and passion - to communication, leadership, service, and responsibility… we’ll get into all of it. We’ll talk about everything it takes to live YOUR courageous and authentic life in today’s wild world.

With ridiculous honesty and a determination to be our best and most powerful selves, this is the place to be inspired to live your own courageous and naked life.

If you’re ready to take charge of your life in new and inspired ways, so you can create a life YOU deeply love, this show is for you.

Naked Conversations Sage B. Hobbs | Naked Conversations

    • Health & Fitness

We can all lose ourselves sometimes in the expectations and responsibilities of “growing up.”
Naked Conversations is about breaking free. Finding your voice. Speaking up. Reconnecting with who you really are. Creating a life that matters and lights you up. Join me (Sage B. Hobbs, author of Naked Communication) as I share stories and advice from inspiring, real women who have successfully broken free from fear and old patterns in order to create incredible relationships and impactful lives. Everyday leaders and unsung heroines who are being true to themselves and their dreams.

From relationships, work, parenting, and passion - to communication, leadership, service, and responsibility… we’ll get into all of it. We’ll talk about everything it takes to live YOUR courageous and authentic life in today’s wild world.

With ridiculous honesty and a determination to be our best and most powerful selves, this is the place to be inspired to live your own courageous and naked life.

If you’re ready to take charge of your life in new and inspired ways, so you can create a life YOU deeply love, this show is for you.

    EP56: Being an Immigrant-Doctor-Mom-Activist: One Amazing Woman’s Story with Sanam Roder DeWan

    EP56: Being an Immigrant-Doctor-Mom-Activist: One Amazing Woman’s Story with Sanam Roder DeWan

    Today’s guest is truly one of my favorite people in the world.  We’ve been friends since we were neighbors in the dorms our first year in college.  She captured my heart quickly with her brilliance and passion for service (as well as her humor). She’s always been fiercely courageous in her pursuit to make a positive impact through trying to answer some of the world’s hardest questions.  She speaks 5 languages, is a family doctor, and has a doctoral degree in public health.  She’s also a mom of two, living in Tanzania and working to make quality health care accessible to all.  I love and respect this woman deeply - enjoy!
     
    Some key talking points in today’s conversation:
    How being an immigrant shaped her work and life choices Her dream impact to reduce the number of women and children who die in childbirth Her Muslim faith and how it impacts her courageous work How being raised in a multicultural family informed how she sees the world Silencing the inner voices of doubt and fear in order to do meaningful work Living in the communities in which she works, which is now Tanzania Humility and arrogance Re-designing the way health systems function Being a health activist  
    More about Sanam
    Dr. Roder-DeWan is Health Specialist with the UNICEF Tanzania Country Office, a family physician and health systems researcher with expertise in maternal and child health and improving quality of care. She was the lead researcher and writer on improving quality for the Lancet Global Health Commission on High Quality Health Systems in the SDG Era. She is currently a collaborating researcher at Ifakara Health Institute in Dar es Salaam. Dr. Roder-DeWan completed her Doctorate in Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, her Doctorate in Public Health at Harvard and her postgraduate training at Lawrence Family Medicine.

    • 54 min
    EP55: Becoming a Better Advocate, Ally, and Leader

    EP55: Becoming a Better Advocate, Ally, and Leader

    Season 3 is HERE!
     
    Here’s what I want to get into in season 3
    Courageous curiosity Hard questions and big problems  Honestly, I don’t know exactly what it’s going to look like, because this is a creative project. I’m making it with you.  If you have ideas, message me on Instagram or email me sage@sagebhobbs.com
     
    Here’s what I’ve been up to during the podcast pause:
    I spoke at Google international women’s day - Brave, Naked and Imperfect (episode 43) Spoke to a college class on naked communication and intersection of communication and racism Q & A Developed and facilitated change management and culture shift training to a school staff in transition Executive coaching with school principals Facilitating women’s leadership 9-month program inside a corporation with EW Coaching individual women who want to live, love, and lead more courageously and with greater impact And being a family woman and life long learner…  I took my son to NYC Watched my daughter finish kindergarten My son's act in Julius Caesar My husband wraps up his 15th year as a teacher and SEL leader Camping trip in Moab Family visits and birthday parties  
    Today’s question: 
    How can I do better at being an advocate, ally, and leader?
    White Fragility training with Dr. Robin DiAngelo → so much, I’ll cover in a later episode or blog post (check it out on my site), but one key takeaway is how narrow our definition of racist (individual, intentional, conscious harm) is which exempts us from identifying as racist, when in fact we ALL participate as white folk in the benefits of a racist system
    Resources Mentioned:
    (EP 7 with Rachel Rosen “learning in public”) Playing Big facilitator training with Tara Mohr  
    ---
    More from ME:


    Explore my cyber-home and all the goods:
    sagebhobbs.com
    Sign up for free communication advice and the insider scoop: 
    sagebhobbs.com/ask


     
    And a favor from YOU:


    Message me, jump on my newsletter list, blog about twice a month. If you love the show, rate, review and share it!  Let me know I’m not talking to myself and that you want me to keep making it. :)
    We need all of us to have the big a-has, and then take the action to match them, to live love and lead for the greater good, courageously.

    • 26 min
    EP54: Better Sex with Jessa Zimmerman

    EP54: Better Sex with Jessa Zimmerman

    I invited Jessa to be a guest on the show because I think it’s important to talk about topics that can be hard to talk about.  For women, sex seems to often fall into this category of somewhat “taboo” topics.  I was curious about the courage it takes to work on issues of sexuality, and about how our sexual wellbeing may be related to our overall self-expression and happiness.
    Since I let my curiosity drive this show, along with the questions and insights of my clients and community, I wanted to explore sex and how it impacts our lives.  


    We talk about:


    5 KEY factors that have our sex lives fall apart The sexual avoidance cycle — how to find your way back Sex is primal — so what happens when it’s not going well? Grief, loss, and your sex life Myths about sex Difference between sex and intimacy How are we doing with sex ed these days? #Metoo and consent

    More about Jessa:


    Jessa Zimmerman is a licensed couples’ counselor and nationally certified sex therapist. Her work focuses almost exclusively on helping couples with their emotional and sexual intimacy.
    Zimmerman has treated hundreds of couples who have struggled to feel sexual desire and fulfillment. She specializes in helping couples who find that sex has become stressful, negative, disappointing, or pressured. She educates, coaches, and supports people as they go through her 9-phase experiential process that allows them real world practice in changing their relationship and their sex life.
    Zimmerman received her Master’s in Psychology from LIOS college of Saybrook University and Sex Therapist certification from the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). She has done extensive training in couples’ therapy, with a focus on Crucible® Therapy with Dr. David Schnarch.
    She is the host of the Better Sex Podcast and has appeared on numerous other podcasts as an expert guest. She hosts the Sex, Intimacy & Relationships group on Facebook and broadcasts live on a regular basis.
    She lives in Seattle with her partner and youngest child of three.
    Take Jessa’s FREE “sex health quiz”:
    www.sexhealthquiz.com
    Listen to her podcast or learn more about her work:
    www.jessazimmerman.com
    www.bettersexpodcast.com


    Other Resources Mentioned:


    Emily Nagoski’s book: “Come As You Are”
    EP 10 How to Have a Better Marriage or Partnership

    • 54 min
    EP53: Exhale to Inhale: Empowering Survivors with Zoe LePage

    EP53: Exhale to Inhale: Empowering Survivors with Zoe LePage

    One of my closest friends has been on the board of Exhale to Inhale for years.  As someone who is passionate about women’s rights and leadership, who loves yoga, and who has supported teen survivors as a school counselor, I’ve been inspired by their work and have contributed to the organization.
    I was curious to learn more about how this important work came into being, and how it has grown to support more and more survivors of violence over time. This conversation with Zoe, the founder and executive director, is honest and real about what the journey has been and why it’s so important for us as women to courageously show up. 
    Enjoy, share with your friends, and please leave a quick review wherever you listen.
     
    We talk about:
    How and why she started a non-profit organization while in college The shame and secrecy of domestic violence Exploring privilege, access, and opportunity How yoga changed her life and yoga as a tool for healing The idea of opting-in to leadership, even if you don’t know exactly “how” The #metoo and #timesup movements Intention vs. impact  
    About Zoe:
    Zoë is proud to be the Founder and Executive Director of Exhale to Inhale. Zoë found personal strength and comfort in yoga before completing her yoga teacher training in 2009. As a senior at Barnard College in 2013, Zoë founded Exhale to Inhale. She created the vision for the organization and ensured the correct individuals and systems were in place to make her vision become a reality. Zoë spent three years as a consultant at a boutique consulting firm in New York City, before gratefully returning full time to Exhale to Inhale. She is committed to curiosity, and to choosing joy and gratitude. Zoë is thankful to all of her teachers both on and off the mat.
     
    Connect with Zoe and Exhale to Inhale:
    https://exhaletoinhale.org/
    https://www.instagram.com/exhale2inhale/
    https://www.instagram.com/zoelepagenyc/
     
    Other resources mentioned:
    Allison Malmon’s episode
    Erica’s episode
    Y12R yoga for recovery
    Melody’s episode

    • 58 min
    EP52: How’s it going? How I pause, reflect, and create the new year

    EP52: How’s it going? How I pause, reflect, and create the new year

    We’re really not given much permission to slow down and think about how our life is actually going. We’re taught to keep going, doing, being busy.  It’s almost a badge of honor to be overwhelmed – it means you have a full life.
    But the new year can be a chance to pause.  Just for a moment. Catch our breath. Look at our life and our choices.


    In this show I’m talking about:


    5 ways to manage the stress and overwhelm of this season (or any transitional and stressful time) The 4 ways I approach the new year (and why I don’t care if you do it my way, but what I DO care about) Thank you thank you for listening to the show.  It is such an honor and joy to have these conversations with you.  I love it (even though I’m “talking to myself,” it is SO fun and gives me hope for the world.”
    Happiest of new years to each of you. Xo, Sage


    Here are the beautiful resources I mention:


    EP 41 “Lessons from our travels” HERE Dan Harris “10% Happier: Meditation for fidgety skeptics” Michelle Obama’s book “Becoming”

    Want to check out if coaching is right for you?  Book a discovery call here.


    More from ME:


    Explore my cyber-home and all the goods:
    sagebhobbs.com
    Sign up for free communication advice and the insider scoop: 
    sagebhobbs.com/ask


    And a favor from YOU:


    Like what you hear? If SO, yay! Please subscribe to Naked Conversations on Apple Podcasts. Or Stitcher. Or Google Play. Or any of the following – Overcast, Blubbry, TuneIn Radio, Player.fm.
    For (SUPER DUPER appreciated) gold stars: Leave me a rating + review!  Just a few short words will help MORE amazing women find the show.  Thank you 
    Also, please send me a DM on Instagram and let me know what you love about the show, what topics you’d like to hear me cover, or your dream interviewee.

    • 27 min
    EP51: Chai for Charity: Doing BIG work and raising a family with Natasha Wright

    EP51: Chai for Charity: Doing BIG work and raising a family with Natasha Wright

    I met today’s guest in an elevator and we’ve been friends ever since.  It sounds absurd, and it’s completely true.  I was immediately drawn to Natasha’s smile, big-heartedness, and brilliance. She’s incredibly humble-  while working hard to champion women’s success, support thriving leaders, champion local non-profits, and raising three young children.
    Through all of her work, both at Google and at Chai for Charity, she creates community with a mission for the greater good.  Natasha is truly playing big in life, while being very relatable and honest.  There’s a nugget in here for everyone… about how we show up in life in meaningful ways, moving forward despite perfectionism, juggling family and work, creating community, and more.
     
    We talk about:
    Expanding our definition of giving back: 4 categories of contribution and donation Women’s leadership development inside of Google The Urdu word for “tea” and what it means about gathering, comfort, and community Her family’s immigration story from Pakistan and how it informed who she is Being the first in her family to go to college, and the values her parents taught her Juggling a full-time career, raising 3 boys, and starting a non-profit Engaging her husband and children in her vision of service Struggling with perfectionism and how it can hold us back THE 3 things that I want people to feel Why it’s hard to ask for help  
    More about Natasha:
    Natasha Wright is the Founder and Executive Director of Chai for Charity, a nonprofit that connects private donors to charities working to help women thrive locally. Natasha also manages executive development programs at Google where she arms Google's senior leaders with the tools to navigate ambiguity, and confidently lead their teams through complex challenges.
    She also leads Colorado's women@Google effort which offers development opportunities, facilitates connections and builds a community of professional women who empower and inspire each other. Natasha has been with Google for 12 years, and previously worked in the nonprofit affordable housing field in Los Angeles where she also earned Sociology and Urban Planning degrees from UCLA. She and her husband are raising 3 small men in Lafayette, Colorado.
     
    Connect with Natasha and her work:
    www.chaiforcharity.org
    On social @chaiforcharity
    Resources mentioned:
    SheEO

    • 47 min

Top Podcasts In Health & Fitness

Listeners Also Subscribed To