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Ep. 59- Forging a New Path with Vernita Brown, CEO of Natalist
Vernita is such an inspirational person. In this episode she shares her journey to becoming CEO and how she hopes that her path is helping inspire her daughter. We have a great chat about how we can best serve others by remembering they are all going through something. You’ll learn in this episode that ambitious moms can make it happen but they don’t do it alone and it’s not easy. We definitely need each other to reach our dreams, be our best selves, and be strong moms! Take a listen to be inspired today!
Vernita was the first employee at Natalist and currently serves as our Chief Executive Officer. Previously, Vernita spent a decade working with organizations and businesses in positions of leadership, asset management, program development, recruitment, and culture building. She has a B.A. in Sociology, Master's Degree in Public Administration, and a Certification in Leadership, all from Clemson University. Both her professional experiences and educational background have helped her develop a very thoughtful approach on how to manage and sustain resources—including people resources. She believes human assets are paramount and has spent her career learning how to lead and steward them well.
Vernita is a proud wife, mom, and community volunteer. She currently serves on the board of Charleston Hope and the International African American Museum. She has been recognized as one of Anderson Independent Mail’s “20 under 40,” Athena Young Professional of the Year, and Greenville’s Best and Brightest.
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Ep. 58- Work-Life Balance is Dead: How to Live Well Anyway with Flip Brown
Excited for you to listen to our first male guest interview!
Here is some more info about Flip Brown:
Since August of 2000, I’ve worked with well over one hundred businesses and other organizations to help them become more connected, more collaborative, and ultimately more successful. I’m honored to have served my clients who have strengthened their business relationships, deepened their awareness, and held true to their values.
In pursuit of providing strong value to my clients I’ve obtained over six hundred hours of professional development training, which is ongoing.
My hunger for knowledge and experience has led me through multiple certifications and training programs. I went back to college at the age of thirty-seven and completed a Bachelors and then a Masters degree. I’ve been a supervisor and I’ve been supervised. I’ve sat on both sides of the therapeutic relationship.
I’ve worked as a psychologist, nonprofit executive, international product manager, mobile crisis team clinician, retail salesperson, and wilderness workshop leader. I’ve also been a hardwood furniture craftsman, windsurfing instructor, gigging musician, cross-country ski instructor, a cappella singer, and rabid organic vegetable gardener. In short, I’ve had multiple careers and interests, and they continue!
Three other things you should know about me. First, I am extremely blessed to have a wonderful wife and life partner. Sandy Post is a remarkable human being, and as someone who knows us well once said, “She wants the best for you and the best from you.” How true!
Second, I have a deep lifelong involvement in music. There is a magnet on our fridge that says, “I may be old but at least I got to see all the cool bands” and is fairly true. I have been playing in and out of groups – rock ‘n’ roll, acoustic, Americana, and Grateful Dead covers – for over fifty years. I love singing in three-part harmony, and in addition to my main instrument of bass guitar I also play acoustic and electric rhythm guitar and have recently taken up the pedal steel.
Third, I am humbly working to increase the depth of my spiritual practice. After having worked through growing up in a cult religion, I now cherish my connection to the Universal Life Force using the doorways of Mahamudra Buddhism and Sufism, among others.
To learn more about Flip:
Mighty Networks: wholisticwork.mn.co
Podcast: Wholistic Work Podcast
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Ep. 57- Birth of a Mother with CEO and Founder Brooke Markevicius
The podcast is back! Thank you so much for all of you who listen and support the show. In this episode, I wanted to read an expert of writing that I did for my 35th birthday on some reflections I had about motherhood. I also wanted to get you pumped for the episodes coming on the podcast soon. I want to help you gain momentum in your motherhood and in your business.
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Ep. 56- Creating Equilibrium Between Family & Work life with Founder of Allobee Brooke Markevicius
This is the last episode before the new year and in this episode I wanted to give you a more in depth look into how we try to balance family and work in our home. It’s not perfect, but we sure try our best to do what works for us. I thought I would include what our general routine has looked like this year and how we try to divide the family and work time. You can see it below.
Also stick around at the end where I give 5 pieces of advice to help with the balance and sustainability of work and family.
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See you back on the podcast in the new year!
Our Family Routine in 2020-
Wake up at 5am (my 3 year old and I are early risers)
I get him settled with a show or book Make a cup of coffee with my Nespresso then knock out an hour of work - whatever is most pressing or needs my full attention
Around 6ish my daughter wakes up and I get her and my son breakfast and head up to shower.
Then make lunches Kids clothes laid out
During this time my husband meditates. Then we switch and he gets kids dressed & I meditate.
7:55 - out the door for school drop off
8:15 - drop off
8:30 - either a 30 min walk with hubby or back for prepping for a meeting
9:30 - 2:00 - Work
2-2:30 - Workout or if I cannot swing it then I do it around 4:30.
2:40 - off to grab kids
3:00 - kid pick up
3:15 - 5:00 - a mixture of kids time, responding to emails, and possibly a quick team touch base.
5:00-7:00 - dinner + family time
7-7:30 - bath and bedtime for kids
7:30-8:30 - wrap up anything outstanding/set plan for next day.
8:30 - computer off, phone off
8:30 - 9:30 - reading
9:30 - bed
Ep. 55- A Conversation on the Enneagram with Life Strategist Nicole Seawall
Have you taken the enneagram? Whether you have or not, you will find this episode super intriguing as to why the enneagram is something that is helping people get to the core of who they are and why they do the things that they do. In this interview with Nicole Seawall, we talk about what the enneagram has done for us and how understanding others' enneagram scores helps us better understand one another. We even talk about how knowing certain things about our personalities reflects in our parenting. I really enjoyed this conversation and hope that you enjoy learning more about the enneagram and what it can do for you!
Nicole is a Life Strategist who helps moms see the extraordinary in the everyday and release the need to be perfect, please everyone else and prove themselves and believes we are all worthy of a beautiful, purpose-filled lives. In 2012, she co-founded a social enterprise called Women in the Mix dedicated to the idea that women could have meaningful work and meaningful family life, while acknowledging that we are not human scales. She values education and has a BS cum laude from Cornell University and JD from University of Pennsylvania Law School.
She is a wellness and productivity coach, mom, wife, crazy golden retriever lady, avid traveler, outdoors enthusiast, lawyer, entrepreneur and savvy consumer. She is a juggler and a doer, and she strives every day to live her own version of the sweet life.
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Ep. 54- Hustle Like a Mom with Pamela Pekerman
Do you ever just get super overwhelmed by being an entrepreneur or do you wonder what it would be like to start a side gig while being a mom? In this episode with Pamela Pekerman, we break down all the real things about being a mom business owner. We talk a lot about how we have to change and pivot in the different seasons of our lives. We have to know our boundaries when it comes to the scope of our business and balancing that with our family’s needs. Pamela also talks a lot about community and how it’s your brand, not your business, that creates community! Community is at the core of her business Hustle Like a Mom and she talks a lot about her passion around why she wants to support moms and their businesses.
Pamela Pekerman is a serial entrepreneur and the founder of Hustle Like a Mom, a multi-media platform and events brand focusing on empowering and educating moms to build a successful bridge from mom life to entrepreneur life. Hustle Like a Mom, which began as an interview series in 2017 with amazing women that were doing, creating and redefining what it means to be a working mom, has evolved into a blossoming business that empowers current and aspiring mompreneurs with the business education and networking skills needed to thrive.
Over the years, Pamela has lent her friendly, girl-next-door voice, to HSN and QVC, helping sell millions of dollars’ worth of women’s merchandise. She has shared her tips and tricks in Life & Style, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Affluent Magazine, to name a few. And, Pamela has collaborated with HYATT Union Square NY Hotel as a style curator for a borrow-for-the-night accessory exhibits for hotel guests. The Accessories Butler at HYATT won a major marketing award and garnered huge press. Pamela currently resides in New York, with her husband, two adorable munchkins who know way too much about branding and staging a good TV segment.
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Share to Sell-Build a Community that Buys Freebie: https://www.hustlelikeamom.com/optin-share-to-sell
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