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The Grown-Ass Woman's Guide empowers women over 40 in taking charge of their lives. If you're ready to ask for what you want and reinvent your life, whether it's through career change, discovering new ways to manage money, or achieving peak physical, emotional or mental wellness through better health and fitness, TGAWG has your back. This stage of life (dare I say midlife?) comes with its own unique challenges. But it also is a huge opportunity to shift your mindset, discover what's next and take action. I'm your host, Jackie MacDougall, CEO of Grown-Ass Creative, and a woman over 50. My mission is to have conversations that help us all create more connected relationships with our partners, family and friends, learn how to feel better in our bodies, build more confidence and become an even better version of ourselves -- because we are more than worth it. Let's do it together.

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    • 4.8 • 98 Ratings

The Grown-Ass Woman's Guide empowers women over 40 in taking charge of their lives. If you're ready to ask for what you want and reinvent your life, whether it's through career change, discovering new ways to manage money, or achieving peak physical, emotional or mental wellness through better health and fitness, TGAWG has your back. This stage of life (dare I say midlife?) comes with its own unique challenges. But it also is a huge opportunity to shift your mindset, discover what's next and take action. I'm your host, Jackie MacDougall, CEO of Grown-Ass Creative, and a woman over 50. My mission is to have conversations that help us all create more connected relationships with our partners, family and friends, learn how to feel better in our bodies, build more confidence and become an even better version of ourselves -- because we are more than worth it. Let's do it together.

    Speaking as a Side Hustle (even if you're an introvert)

    Speaking as a Side Hustle (even if you're an introvert)

    Have you considered a career in speaking? Or maybe you’re thinking about speaking as a side hustle or a way to promote your business expertise. If you’re interested in hopping on stage in front of a crowd, this episode is the ultimate guide to getting started. 
    We’ll tackle: 
    • How to determine the best topic
    • How to stand out and find opportunities, not competition
    • The #1 question: “Can I actually make money speaking?”

    Innovation Women's mission is to help every woman become a speaker. By connecting speakers and subject matter experts to these opportunities, they help women with opportunities to build their brand, grow their businesses and advance their careers. Join Innovation Women today!

    Guest: Bobbie Carlton is the founder of Carlton PR & Marketing, Innovation Nights and Innovation Women, or, as she calls them, the day job, the night job and the dream job. Carlton is an entertaining, tell-it-like-it-is speaker who speaks extensively (and passionately) about public speaking and how it can be the driving force behind career growth and business success. She's a TEDx speaker; an entertaining startup event host; she's spoken at the United Nations; she's shared the stage with storytelling legend (and NPR's Snap Judgment host) Glynn Washington; and she's been on the main stage for some of the world’s best-known conferences for technical and professional women. Carlton has been featured on CBS News, in the Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, USA Today and other major media. She was previously the head of global PR at two different enterprise software companies and the head of marketing for a brand devoted to providing positive role models for preteen girls. She’s inspired thousands of technical, entrepreneurial and executive women to take control of their own speaking careers and has worked with event managers around the world to deliver diverse and inclusive events.
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    • 42 min
    How to Tap into Your Own Intuition

    How to Tap into Your Own Intuition

    The following episode includes a brief mention of sexual assault. Listener discretion is advised.

    Imagine being a little girl growing up in Southern California with a world-renowned psychic as your Godmother, only to find out you, too, share a similar gift. That’s exactly what happened to today’s guest. In this episode, you’ll hear her story of self discovery, and you’ll learn how to tap into your own intuition and build stronger boundaries within yourself that can help create a more aligned, intentional life. 
    Guest: Dena Paduano is an accomplished intuitive consultant blessed with great intuition and an amazing healing touch. Her psychic gift is purely God given and she has been honing her talent for the past 18 years. Her clientele includes celebrities and professionals from various industries including film, finance, music, medicine, marketing and technology from all over the world. Many of her clients have been booking sessions with her for over ten years. Dena’s method employs psychometry which involves reading a client’s energy, voice, digital pictures and signature. Her approach is kind, objective and personal. Her goal is to help her clients gain insight and awareness to enable them to move forward to work on career, relationships and life vision. Often opening old wounds is necessary for growth but it only works with insight and the tools to move forward. Dena is highly skilled in offering choices and solutions with enlightening clarity and has astounded many clients with her insightful predictions.




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    • 50 min
    Feng Shui Expert: We're Moving into the Era of the Grown-Ass Woman

    Feng Shui Expert: We're Moving into the Era of the Grown-Ass Woman

    What if there were a way to bring more joy, abundance, prosperity, peace, and harmony into your life? Oh, but there is. Meet Feng Shui expert, manifesting magnet, alchemist, healer,  real-life Irish Celtic Shaman, and the “Mary Poppins of Prosperity,” Patricia Lohan. Not only is she armed with incredible Feng Shui tips to bring more of what you want into your life, she’s got some big (and I mean BIG) news for grown-ass women as we enter 2024.

    Patricia has created a mini-course that dives into all nine areas of Feng Shui, helping you get clarity on, what it is that you want, and goes step by step into exactly what do do. Who doesn’t want a power-packed digital toolkit that will help you magnetize your home for luck, blessings and joy - within just 2 days? Get your Feng Shui Quick-Fix at  https://patricialohan.com/jackie
    About:

    Patricia Lohan is a Feng Shui expert, manifesting magnet, alchemist, healer and real-life Irish Celtic Shaman. Some people call her the “Mary Poppins of Prosperity,”
    Patricia is the creator of PowerHouse Feng Shui and Author of The Happy Home: A Guide To Creating A Happy, Healthy, Wealthy Life and Become a Business Powerhouse Using Feng Shui. She helps entrepreneurs make their homes & businesses magnetic to money, luck, and blessings. She shows you what they don’t teach in business school, what lies between the lines, your top-secret tool for success. 
    She has helped thousands of people across the globe embrace Feng Shui and creates lasting changes in their businesses, homes, and lives.  Patricia has seen first hand the power of the mind, surroundings and inner healing, clearing and aligning everything so it works holistically. She loves entrepreneurship with 15 years of experience running and growing three successful startups of her own.
    Patricia has been featured in media around the world including The New York Times, CNN, Fox, Forbes, The New York Post, She Knows, Essence, Mind Body Green, USA Today and Elephant Journal.

    Connect with Patricia:
    PatriciaLohan.com
    Facebook Group
    Facebook Page
    Instagram
    YouTube
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    • 47 min
    The Key to Aging Strong

    The Key to Aging Strong

    No one has tried more diet trends than Generation X;  Atkins, South Beach, non-fat, cabbage soup, grapefruit diet, liquid diet, Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, Slim Fast… Stop the Insanity! 
    We’ve been on and off enough diet rollercoasters, I refuse to contribute to it. Today you’ll meet a guest who teaches us how to appreciate our bodies, as they are, right now in this moment. And, if you’d like to become even stronger, and have greater balance that will carry you over the next three decades or so, she’ll help you with that too.

    Plus, we’ll invite you to an online event happening this week that will help you turn any challenge, into an opportunity.

    Join Rachel for a virtual event! Turn Challenges into Opportunities: 7 Secrets of Success
    About: Rachel Cosgrove co-owns and operates Results Fitness, a fitness center in downtown Newhall and Results Fitness University where she and her husband consult, speak, write and work with hundreds of personal trainers around the world, including trainers in England, Canada, Switzerland, Lebanon, Brazil and Australia, coaching them on fitness programming for their clients, their career, business, branding, sales & marketing. 
    Rachel has been featured in numerous magazines including Muscle and Fitness Hers, Men’s Fitness, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Women’s Running, Oxygen, More Magazine, Runner’s World, Women’s World, Real Simple, More Magazine and Shape magazine. 
    On the advisory board for Women’s Health, she had her own column in Women’s Health Magazine and on Huffington Post. She is the best selling author of the book The Female Body Breakthrough, published by Rodale in November 2009. Her second book, Drop Two Sizes: A Proven Plan to Ditch the Scale, Get the Body You Want & Wear the Clothes You Love, also published by Rodale, was released in April 2013 along with the Drop Two Sizes DVD set with Women’s Health, featuring Rachel herself coaching the viewers through the workouts. 
    Her third book is currently in the works, Age Strong: The Breakthrough Fitness Plan for Women Who Want To Feel Empowered, Athletic & Strong As They Age, due to be published in 2024 with Human Kinetics. 
    She has conducted television interviews on Fox, ABC, and WGN repeatedly. She has been featured on numerous radio shows promoting her books and has made an appearance on the Dr. Oz Show.
    She has been a spokesperson for Secret Deodorant and Nike, and has also been a consultant for Gatorade, Nike, Livestrong, Women’s Health and Men’s Health Magazines.
    As one of the featured speakers for the company, Perform Better, she lectures nationally and internationally on topics such as strength training, fat loss, business in the fitness industry and nutrition specifically for women, helping them to reach their potential in all aspects of their life.
    Connect with Rachel:
    Instagram
    Website
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    • 35 min
    Micro Activism: No Bullhorn Required

    Micro Activism: No Bullhorn Required

    When it comes to being an activist, are you more the type to stand on stage or lead the parade? Or are you more of an introvert? Maybe you'd prefer to stamp envelopes  or organize things behind the scenes.  In her new book, MICRO ACTIVISM: How You Can Make a Difference in the World Without a Bullhorn, author and activism, coach Omkari Williams opens our minds to making an impact in our own unique ways.

    If you're thinking, "Well, I'm not an activist," press play. You might be surprised. 

    About:
    Author & Activism Coach, Omkari Williams, is the author of "MICRO ACTIVISM: How You Can Make a Difference in the World Without a Bullhorn." She leads workshops and trainings and is host of the popular podcast, Stepping into Truth, where she interviews people doing activism in their own unique ways. To help people identify their own way of activism she created the Activist Archetype Quiz ©. Williams was born and raised in Manhattan and now lives in western Massachusetts.
    Omkari has worked as a political consultant and life coach for 30 years, with an emphasis on supporting activists who identify as introverted or highly sensitive. As a queer Black woman, she shares her own story of challenging injustice to empower others in making a difference in their communities.

    Connect:
    OmkariWilliams.com
    Instagram
    LinkedIn
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    • 46 min
    It's Not Too Late to Have the Best Sex of Your Life

    It's Not Too Late to Have the Best Sex of Your Life

    If you ask a grown-ass woman about her sex life, you might be surprised at what you hear. But today’s guest wouldn’t be surprised at all. Dr. Shannon Chavez is a sex therapist and sexual health expert who works with individuals, couples, and groups of all ages and backgrounds. Her work focuses on sex education, awareness, and growth emphasizing sexual satisfaction and empowerment. 
    About:  
    Dr. Shannon Chavez is a sex therapist and sexual health expert who works with individuals, couples, and groups of all ages and backgrounds. Her work focuses on sex education, awareness, and growth emphasizing sexual satisfaction and empowerment. 
     Dr. Chavez earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and completed a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship at The Institute for Sexual Health in Beverly Hills, California treating clients dealing with sex addiction-compulsivity and sexual health concerns.  She is an active member of the Institute for the Scientific Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH), the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT), the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS), and the American Psychological Association (APA). 
    Dr. Chavez currently has a private practice in Beverly Hills, California using her unique mind-body approach to address both psychological and physical needs related to sexual concerns. Her passion is helping people gain sexual awareness through teaching workshops, retreats, community outreach, and writing. She has been featured in GQ, New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Women’s Health, Broadly Vice, Instyle, and Self Magazines; and is a frequent contributor to the website SheKnows.com. She has also appeared on national news, podcasts, and radio as an expert on sexuality and women’s health. 
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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
98 Ratings

98 Ratings

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Jackie is a warm, clever, engaging host and these episodes deliver so much value or knowledge, along with being entertaining. 100% recommend this for all 40+ women!

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