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Join entrepreneur Kami Guildner as she brings the voices of these extraordinary women from around the world to share their personal stories of life, success, loss, transition, following dreams and stepping into their courage.
Sacred Walker – Unleash Your Vision with Stress Mastery – Episode 261
Today, I'm honored to introduce you to Sacred Walker, the CEO of Kuumba Health. She's hailed by audiences worldwide as a gifted orator, charismatic presenter, visionary leader, and executive coach. Sacred Walker speaks about resilience, the capacity for all to thrive when transforming internal and external stressors into success thru facing the internalized judgments, biases, and doubts people face daily. After listening to this empowering interview, you'll take away a fresh perspective on burnout, self-care and much more!
In this Episode:
• Sacred Walker shares how she's committed to transforming the mind, body, and spirit experience by helping other women live a life they love
• Tips on turning your pain into your superpower
• How tuning in and slowing down actually became her savior
• Healing through art, storytelling, and dance
• The power of playwriting development which allows people to embody specific roles before fully stepping into them
• The importance of looking to your archetype now and determining whether that is helping or hurting you
• Her commitment to healing generation trauma
• The empowering aspect of body wisdom, especially if we tap into it as a collective
• How burnout leads to stress eating, over-spending, and making impulsive decisions
• The difference between the little b and BIG B of burnout
Sacred Walker is a master facilitator and the CEO and Lead Holistic Trainer of Kuumba Health, a multi-service wellness and leadership institute for rising and seasoned caring professionals, to infuse well-being into their own daily lives and to stay connected to the vision that called them to the profession in the first place. As an immigrant from Kingston, Jamaica she is no stranger to the journey of healing from the impacts of emotional and physiological, and she share her own journey today of how she healed using the arts, storytelling, and dance. Her life’s journey is to foster affirming wellness and leadership spaces across campuses and companies where care comes full circle by healing divides, infusing well-being, and fostering leadership.
"The number one blocker of our brilliance is burnout." -Sacred Walker
To learn more about Sacred Walker and her work check out her website. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
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Jessica Sato – Extraordinary Women Ignite Speaker, Light The World On Fire With Your Big Idea on TEDx Stages – Episode 260
Today, I'm thrilled to introduce you to Jessica Sato a true change-maker who will help you stand out above the noise. Jessica is the head speaker director for TEDx Franklin, a TEDx Breckenridge speaking coach, and she's joining us at the Extraordinary Women Ignite Conference in November.
In this Episode:
Jessica shares her journey from college to climbing the corporate ladder and then finally leaving her job to start an entrepreneurial journey where she helps leaders grow to their highest self
The importance of building an exit strategy and putting specific systems in place before stepping into entrepreneurship
The magic of TEDx Talks and how they help people share big ideas
How TEDx Talks are rooted in something relevant and timely for a particular location
The importance of knowing what you truly want to say
Why you should strip away expectations and find a way to express something you care very deeply about in life
The beginnings of the BIG IDEA
How the thing you care most about is your big differentiator
Jessica Sato is the CEO of Jessica Sato Consulting, a business strategy and coaching firm that helps female business owners simplify, streamline, and be more strategic, so they have more freedom, flexibility, and fulfillment on their terms. She does this by helping women leverage the unique power of their story, values, and voice to set themselves apart and sell with confidence. Jessica is the head speaker director for TEDx Franklin and a TEDx Breckenridge speaking coach, and she’s passionate about helping people share their big idea while rocking that Red Dot.
"I've really fallen in love with helping women, in particular, navigate big transitional moments, especially leaving the corporate space and starting their own businesses. -Jessica Sato
To learn more about Jessica and her work, check out her website. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn.
Register for the Extraordinary Women Ignite Conference, where Jessica will join us as a speaker!
Let's meet Jessica Sato.
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Alex Sanfilippo 2022 Extraordinary Women Ignite Speaker, Founder of Podpros.com, a Software Company for the Podcasting Industry – Episode 259
Today, I'm excited to introduce you to someone who's played a significant role in helping the success of my own podcasting journey. Alex Sanfilippo is the host of Podcasting Made Simple and the founder of PodPros.com - one of their popular services being PodMatch, a tool I use to this day to get myself and clients booked on more podcasts as a way to increase our voice and visibility. He not only shares valuable advice in this interview. He'll share even more in November as a speaker at the Extraordinary Women Ignite Conference.
In this Episode:
Alex shares how he entered the world of podcasting as a way to leave his 9-5 and step into entrepreneurship
Why podcasting should be a part of your business
How his different software benefits podcasters
The launch of his new software Podcast Lottery, which lets you pick a number, and if selected, you win reviews from other members on the platform
Why podcasts are easier to find than ever before thanks to improvement in search results found on different platforms like Apple and Spotify
Alex's take on how business has changed since the pandemic
A sneak peek into his presentation at the Extraordinary Women Ignite Conference, where he will be teaching guests how to launch a podcast that succeeds long term
The importance of empathy and responding in a way that adds value to people's lives
Alex Sanfilippo is the host of the top-rated podcast called Podcasting Made Simple. He is also the founder of PodPros.com, a software company focused specifically on the podcasting industry. Alex and his team have created popular services like PodMatch, a service that matches podcast guests and hosts together for interviews, and PodcastSOP, a project management tool that helps podcasters keep up with their episode releases.
To learn more about Alex and his work, check out his website. You can also connect with him on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram or Twitter.
Register for the Extraordinary Women Ignite Conference, where Alex will join us as a speaker!
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Alex Sanfilippo Show Notes.
Keri Murphy – 2022 Extraordinary Women Ignite Speaker – Be Seen, Be Known, and Be Paid for your Brilliance Using Video to Catapult your Business – Episode 258
Keri Murphy - 2022 Extraordinary Women Ignite Keynote - Be Seen, Be Known, and Be Paid for your Brilliance Using Video to Catapult your Business
Today, I'm thrilled to introduce you to a true inspiration, Keri Murphy. She lights up the room and screen with a magnetic on-camera presence which she brings out in others through her teachings. You'll love hearing her expertise in media and business as she shares a heart-warming interview packed with advice you can start using right away to connect with your ideal clients through video. You can also learn from her live as a 2022 Extraordinary Women Ignite speaker.
In this Episode:
Keri shares her entrepreneurial journey that began in her early twenties
The importance of investing in yourself and your dreams
Why it's essential to be adaptable and shift when needed as a business owner
Keri’s “It Factor” training tools and how to leverage them for yourself
Tips on authentically using video
Why getting on camera is a muscle you need to flex and a mindset shift
How to talk through the camera lens instead of to the camera lens
The importance of committing to being your authentic self and letting your light shine
Why taking a step back and discovering who you truly want to be will help you build a timeless brand
The CEO and founder of Inspired Living, Keri Murphy is committed to empowering people all over the world to “Dream it. Live it. BE it!” This international speaker, media expert and business mentor honed her expertise in the entrepreneurial field for over 23 years and on-camera for over 3 decades. Her company specializes in teaching entrepreneurs how to be seen, be known and be paid for their brilliance using video to catapult their business. A veteran of television with appearances on MTV, E!, FOX and NBC (to name a few), Keri brings her hard-worn entrepreneurial knowledge and on-camera expertise to her clients through public speaking, mentoring and her Inspired Living TV web series, helping entrepreneurs stay inspired and informed on what it takes to build a multi 7- figure brand. She was chosen to be a mentor for the prestigious Branson Centre of Entrepreneurs and was a member of Ali Brown’s Premier Group. Murphy, along with her incredible team of expert coaches, has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs from around the world solidify their message, increase their visibility, and make a greater impact on the planet. The company's signature “IT Factor” training is the most sought out on-camera training for entrepreneurs in the US and had been featured on CNN, ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and many more. Keri is a warm, honest, funny and captivating teacher who can spot and cultivate the “IT Factor” in her clients and students—and help them shine on-stage, on-camera, and in their lives and businesses.
"There is light; there are options, you don't have to be that statistics; you can learn how to elevate your brand, your voice, and your income. - Keri Murphy
To learn more about Keri and her work, check out the website for Inspired Living. You can also connect with her via the company's Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube channel.
Register for the Extraordinary Women Ignite Conference, where Keri will join us as our keynote!
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Carrie Freeman – 2022 Extraordinary Women Ignite Keynote – Creating Social and Environmental Impact with Business – Episode 257
Today, I couldn't be more excited to introduce you to Carrie Freeman, the Co-CEO of SecondMuse, an impact and innovation company that builds resilient economies, and the 2022 Extraordinary Women Ignite Keynote! Now more than ever before, women are being called to raise up our voices, vision, and visibility. Carrie is leading with empathy and compassion. I couldn't think of a better speaker to uplift the conference and ignite a positive change in the attendees.
In this Episode:
Carrie shares ways to use technology; for good, collaboration, relationships, and to deepen the human connection
The importance of environmental sustainability
How to increase relational wealth
Different approaches to support other people within our community
Why education and equality are essential to raising the impact women can make in the world
Ways to increase formalized opportunities for women
Tips on how to give yourself permission and grace in the workforce
Carrie's insight into being more intentional with decision making
Carrie Freeman, the Co-CEO of SecondMuse, an impact and innovation company that builds resilient economies. Since 2012, she has been steering the global company's approach to finding and nurturing innovators dedicated to social and environmental good, and building supportive ecosystems around them. Its mission aligns with Carrie's fundamental belief in the infinite capacity for humans to learn and grow, and the potential for inclusive markets and businesses to massively scale positive change.
Under Carrie's leadership, SecondMuse has run programs that define inspiring visions, build lasting businesses and unite people across the globe. Over the last decade, while growing 40% year over year, they’ve designed and implemented programs on 7 continents with 600+ organizations such as NASA, The World Bank, Pivotal Ventures and Nike. Her organization has prototyped 30,000+ solutions, enabled $325 million of investment to support ventures and generated $10B of social and environmental impact. Carrie's experiences at SecondMuse have strengthened her conviction that deep, sustained collaboration between governments, businesses, and the communities in which they operate, fosters innovation.
"We can have all the technology we want in the world, but it is people that actually make the difference." -Carrie Freeman
To learn more about Carrie and her work, check out the website for SecondMuse. You can also connect with her via the company's Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Twitter account.
Register for the Extraordinary Women Ignite Conference, where Carrie will join us as our keynote!
Let's Meet Carrie Freeman.
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Georgann Low (aka Bunny), an Elder Stateswoman of the Hippie Generation and Author of Resurrecting Bunny: A Wild Child’s Pilgrimage – Episode 256
Today, I'm thrilled to introduce you to a very special person who I've known for a large portion of my life Georgann Low (aka Bunny). Over the years I've always loved to spend time with her whenever she was in Colorado and hear her incredible stories. She's an artist, author, musician, and spiritual companion with a new book out now!
In this Episode:
Georgann shares her journey of finding her inner light; the pathway she took to get to know and accept herself genuinely
How turning off noise and distractions can help you show up more present
Why having a good sense of humor matters and allows us to dance through the struggles of life
Tips on finding your own inner light
The importance of showing up for yourself
Why meditation matters and how this practice allows us to be more in tune with ourselves and the world around us
Georgann's take on contemplative mysticism
Georgann Low's been on the planet long enough to tell you that life only gets better as you get older. She was born and grew up (more or less) in Golden, Colorado, a tiny town surrounded by foothills. There Georgann dreamed, talked to stars, and danced around the town. Early on, she got the reputation of being wild and (mostly) lovable and funny. Her memoirs, DANCING ALONE and RESURRECTING BUNNY, are, of course, about her experiences after she left the joy and comfort of childhood and launched herself into the "real" world. Georgann's life got crazier and crazier and darker and darker as she got further and further from herself.
At 28, she discovered meditation in Santa Fe, NM, and immediately began her spiritual journey home. The birth of her first child saved her from uninterrupted self-absorption. He and his brother and sister have been her teachers and her salvation. Meditation was difficult with all the hollering in her house, and Georgann longed for a day when she could be quiet. So when her kids grew up (more or less), she left her marriage and moved part-time to southern France, where she bought a tiny, stone farmhouse high on a hill. There she created a garden and learned to speak with her neighbors (and some birds!) Georgann would say it was blissful, but it was lonely. She danced alone, created art purely for its joy, and sang in nightclubs with some French musicians; but mostly hung out with herself reading Thomas Merton and meditating deeply. It took a while, but she began to embrace her solitude.
Georgann now lives alone in a cottage with a lovely garden near the town where she grew up and next to three of her five grandchildren. Blissful - but not without the ongoing struggles with her shadow self. Even so, Georgann's back to that joy of being she had as a child. Georgann has discovered she is a being of light. We all are. As her 99-yr-old spiritual companion says, "All we have to do is remember."
"We need to be present in this world at this time. We can't deny what's going on, we can't dwell on it, and we can't just lose ourselves in the news." –Georgann Low
To learn more about Georgann and her work, check out her website or books Dancing Alone and RESURRECTING BUNNY: A Wild Child's Pilgrimage. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, or listen to her music on iTunes.
Let's meet Georgann Low.
Georgann Low Show Notes
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