66 episodes

Welcome! We are so glad that you are here! We are two friends, moms and business owners that happened to meet in prison. For years, we have been dodging the constant curiosity around our careers as corrections officers - and now we, and others are talking about it, sharing stories and connecting to shed light on the unspoken world of Corrections.

From Uniforms to Unicorns Lauren Cleveland and Sharon Fernandes

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Welcome! We are so glad that you are here! We are two friends, moms and business owners that happened to meet in prison. For years, we have been dodging the constant curiosity around our careers as corrections officers - and now we, and others are talking about it, sharing stories and connecting to shed light on the unspoken world of Corrections.

    U2u.S6.E7. - Dr. Brigitta

    U2u.S6.E7. - Dr. Brigitta

    We always feel so fortunate to be able to have these conversations - and this one was no exception. Dr. Brigitta, is a board-certified Naturopathic Doctor and former Primary Care Paramedic of 10 years, as well as a quantum energy healer and medical intuitive who focuses on helping individuals braving concussion recovery, chronic pain, mental and cognitive decline reclaim and optimize their resilient brains - naturally. Her experience as a paramedic, really allowed us to chat about what first responders experience physiologically as a result of their jobs - and she shares some great tips, ideas, and strategies to mitigate that impact that some of these stressors can have on us - mentally, emotionally, and physically. Dr. Brigitta is a wealth of knowledge with a massive passion to help people heal. AND she does most of her work online, so she is easily accessible! She is the quantum healer of brains and pains. You are going to want to get out a pen and paper for this one. Lots to learn and apply here. You can learn more about Dr. Brigitta at https://www.drbrigitta.com/ and you can follow her on Instagram at @naturally_neuro

    • 52 min
    U2U.S6.E6 - Brandi Benson

    U2U.S6.E6 - Brandi Benson

    Brandi Benson is an American award-winning cancer advocate, author of acclaimed book 'The Enemy Inside Me', entrepreneur and Iraqi war veteran. Her desire to join the Army in 2008, stemmed from an act of kindness that was initiated from the military towards her family during a very difficult time. She wanted to give back to the people and the organizations that supported them when they were at low point.
    Her battle - at war and with cancer is a true inspiration of what you can accomplish when you choose to believe, push through, and build a support system around you!
    Brandi's mission is to provide an effective blueprint of strategies and resources that anyone can use to overcome their struggles and take charge of their wellness.
    You can learn more about Brandi at https://brandilbenson.com/

    • 48 min
    U2U.S6.E5 -Sharon and Lauren Update

    U2U.S6.E5 -Sharon and Lauren Update

    We did not get the chance to close out last season - and we found ourselves with no guest this week, so you just get us. As we try to navigate getting fully immersed back into pre-pandemic life - and juggling all the things we are finding it a little difficult to keep it all together. We love the podcast and what it brings to this community - so it is definitely still high up there on both of our priority lists. Sharon has been working full time, writing, and creating a journal for corrections officers all while running her daughter to dance class and helping her family as her brother recovers from a heart attack. Lauren has been working in/on her business coaching business (planning some retreats) and organizing a few retreats for first responders' partner and first responder couples. The plates are full of all the things that we love to do the most. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being here, for contributing to this passion project of ours, and sharing with others!
    Al & Kelly Fernandes Go Fund Me (Sharon's bothers family) https://www.gofundme.com/f/al-kelly-fernandes-need-your-support?utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_content=undefined&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_source=customer&utm_term=undefined
    Breakthrough to Badassery Business Retreat March 31-April 2
    To Serve and Connect First Responder Spouses/Partners Retreat May 5-7 2023
    First Responder Couples Retreat April 21-23 2023

    • 28 min
    U2U.S6.E4 - Autumn Clifford

    U2U.S6.E4 - Autumn Clifford

    Autumn Clifford's mission has always been to make an impact in other people lives. To her it was the natural choice to go into policing. Autumn shares that she never had a solid role model in her life, and that is what she wanted to be for others. A PSTD and anxiety diagnosis along with a significant bad back injury took Autumn out of full-time policing. Her back injury had her couch ridden for 6 months where she sunk into a depression and felt extremely lost. It was Tony Robbins that convinced her that her mission did not have to live in the constrains of policing. She realized that making an impact and helping others came in all kinds of containers.
    With a newfound lease on life and her mission Autumn became a Women's Empowerment Coach and Public Speakers.
    She has her own podcast - She's An Asset https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/shes-an-asset
    A fabulous Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/377410802712533
    It was a wonderful chat - and we can't wait to be on Autumn's podcast in the future.

    • 47 min
    U2u.S6.E3 - Janice Landry

    U2u.S6.E3 - Janice Landry

    Janice Landry has been a storyteller for as long as she can remember. The daughter of a fire fighter, a journalist/reporter, and the author of 9 books that touch on an array of topics - from resiliency, gratitude, hope, love, and awareness for ourself and others.
    As a child, Janice can fondly remember her father making up bedtime stories. She also recalls witnessing her mother reading all the time, mostly suspense and mystery novels. Janice eventually made the choice to pursue journalism and become a reporter - sharing stories continued to bring Janice joy.
    Her most recent book The Eye of the Ocean - is a heartfelt tribute to the Barho family and the many first responders and volunteers who have helped them. The Barho family moved to Nova Scotia from Syria. Tragically, their seven children died in a Spryfield house fire in 2019.
    Janice is donating her book proceeds to assist this family.
    Janice was a true delight to chat with. She is passionate and heartfelt - and we know that you will walk away with some very valuable snippets that will change how you see the world - or how you tell your story!
    You can learn more about Janice Landry at https://www.janicelandry.ca/

    • 53 min
    U2u.S6.E2 - Mo Shaukat

    U2u.S6.E2 - Mo Shaukat

    Meet Mo. Mo Shaukat invaded our radar when we saw a bunch of our former guests posting about him and his initiative to bring Boots on the Ground to Alberta.
    Without knowing much about him - his personality drew us to ensure that we got him on the show. A corrections officer with CSC by day - and the President of Boots on the Ground Peer Support for First Responders Alberta in his spare time - Mo shared with us his journey, his desire to openly talk about mental health, and the driving force behind his initial connection with peer support.
    First responders are people of service - they love to help others. It's now time to help each other - be better, know better, and do better. Releasing the stigma, humanizing the uniform, and giving people permission to heal however that looks for them.
    As BOTG Alberta is still very new - these services are not available just yet. Please go and follow, like, and keep yourself and others informed about the resources that are available to you.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

jettandkeatonsmom ,


This podcast is outstanding! Sharon and Lauren give honest, refreshing and hilarious perspectives on their lives as correction officers. They’re supremely skilled in their interviews and provide a very authentic and genuine look into their crazy and fascinating world.

Tiffany Jackie ,

Funny information and funny again

OMG! This podcast is a gem. I could not believe their stories and how much female prison guards went through. I love their dark humor and great way to tell these stories. Both Sharon and Lauren are so funny. The audio sounds good and certainly a binge worthy Podcast. So happy I found it

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