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Sara Dean launched the Shameless Mom Academy to help moms lead more positive, powerful and purposeful lives #everydamnday. Sara is an award winning fitness professional, author, speaker, and leadership & transformation coach who spent the last 18+ years serving moms in the fields of business, leadership, psychology, sociology, health & wellness. But, it took becoming a mom herself in 2012 to learn that - holy cow - this is hard work, and if you’re not paying attention you can completely lose your own sense of identity while raising babies. Join Sara every Monday and Wednesday as she and her notable guests dig deep into topics like creating the confidence you crave; turn your struggles into strengths, building better boundaries, and tuning into tiny habits that can change your life. Discover how why thousands of moms all over the world are turning to The Shameless Mom Academy to live bigger, bolder, braver lives #everydamnday.

The Shameless Mom Academy Sara Dean

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7 • 774 Ratings

Sara Dean launched the Shameless Mom Academy to help moms lead more positive, powerful and purposeful lives #everydamnday. Sara is an award winning fitness professional, author, speaker, and leadership & transformation coach who spent the last 18+ years serving moms in the fields of business, leadership, psychology, sociology, health & wellness. But, it took becoming a mom herself in 2012 to learn that - holy cow - this is hard work, and if you’re not paying attention you can completely lose your own sense of identity while raising babies. Join Sara every Monday and Wednesday as she and her notable guests dig deep into topics like creating the confidence you crave; turn your struggles into strengths, building better boundaries, and tuning into tiny habits that can change your life. Discover how why thousands of moms all over the world are turning to The Shameless Mom Academy to live bigger, bolder, braver lives #everydamnday.

    Luvvie Ajayi Jones: Be a Troublemaker and Raise a Troublemaker

    Luvvie Ajayi Jones: Be a Troublemaker and Raise a Troublemaker

    Luvvie Ajayi Jones is a two-time New York Times bestselling author, sought-after speaker, and podcast host who thrives at the intersection of humor, media, and justice. Her critically acclaimed books Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual (2021) and I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual (2016) were instant bestsellers and established her as a literary force with a powerful pen. Her newest book Rising Troublemaker: A Manual for Teens is out NOW!

    Luvvie is a proud disruptor who has been featured in NPR, Forbes, Inc, Fortune, Chicago Tribune, and more. She has disruptively graced the stages of Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and Nike and many more top brands. Her renowned TED talk "Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable" has over 8 million views, has been transcribed into 23 languages, and has placed her in the Top 1% of TED Talks of all time.

    Born in Nigeria, bred in Chicago and comfortable everywhere, Luvvie enjoys laying
    around in her plush robe, eating a warm bowl of jollof rice in her free time. Her love
    language is shoes.

    Listen in to hear Luvvie share:

    The importance and urgency of showing up in this very moment in history

    How to be a Troublemaker in ways that are authentic and true to who you are

    Why you must become a Professional Troublemaker yourself in order to raise a Troublemaker

    Why Troublemakers need to ask more questions

    How to circle back on missed chances to speak up

    The 4 types of Troublemaker

    3 things three things Rising Troublemakers can do every day to own your dopeness

    The domino effect of using your words to have impact


    Links mentioned:

    Connect with Luvvie: luvvie.org/


    Book: Rising Troublemaker: A Fear-Fighter Manual for Teens 


    Book: Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual


    Podcast: Professional Troublemaker


    Luvvie’s Community: LuvvNation


    Luvvie's Blog: https://awesomelyluvvie.com/


    Luvvie on Social Media: @luvvie on all platforms


    Sponsor info and promo codes:

    Please find our sponsor information here: shamelessmom.com/sponsor/


    Interested in becoming a sponsor of the Shameless Mom Academy? Email our sales team at sales@adalystmedia.com

    • 36 min
    3 Steps to Build Your Summer Bucket List

    3 Steps to Build Your Summer Bucket List

    For a few years now I have walked you all through building Summer Bucket Lists. I love that a number of you have taken on this tradition with your families. It is such a fun and meaningful tradition.  

    When I told Vinnie I was going to record an episode on Summer Bucket Lists, he lit up. “Mom, it’s time to make ours!!” I asked him if he had any advice for all the Shameless Moms who are getting ready to make their Summer Bucket Lists and he told me, “You should put a lot of fun things on your list.”  

    So, FUN is the official #1 rule of Summer Bucket Lists. 

    In this episode I walk you through why Summer Bucket Lists are so special and meaningful as a family tradition. Then, I share a few (very loose) rules for building your Summer Bucket List. Lastly, I give you 3 steps/categories to use when creating your Summer Bucket Lists:

    Old Traditions

    New Adventures

    Soul Nourishment (This one is just for you, mama. You’re welcome.)


    After you listen to this episode, please create your Summer Bucket Lists and share them to inspire other mamas to make theirs. And make sure to tag me @shamelessmomacademy so I can see all the FUN you are planning this summer. (Don’t forget the FUN.)


    Sponsor info and promo codes:

    Please find our sponsor information here: shamelessmom.com/sponsor/


    Interested in becoming a sponsor of the Shameless Mom Academy? Email our sales team at sales@adalystmedia.com

    • 38 min
    Neill Williams: How to Flip Your Mindset Around Productivity

    Neill Williams: How to Flip Your Mindset Around Productivity

    Neill Williams is a Master Certified Life and Productivity Coach, host of “The Unbusy Your Life” podcast, and creator of the Unbusy Entrepreneur Mastermind. Only after ditching her own belief that success was measured by the number of hours worked was Neill able to achieve true lifestyle freedom while juggling her roles as a mom, wife, Master Certified Coach, entrepreneur and employee. Now, she helps too busy high-achieving online entrepreneurs simplify their schedules to 30 hours or less for more time and lifestyle freedom.

    Listen in to hear Neill share:
    How she scaled her corporate job from 60 hours a week to 30 hours a week
    Why she set a goal to quit working overtime hours after proudly being the employee with the most overtime hours for a long time
    How to negotiate cutting work hours without cutting your salary
    The two questions you should ask if you want to work fewer hours
    The powerful difference between making a To Do List vs a Done List
    How to shift your mindset around productivity and what you can get done in shorter time frames
    Why she thinks “productivity” is an outdated concept that needs to be rethought
    Why scheduling is a self care tool
    How traditional jobs reinforce mom guilt and unnecessary busyness - and how the pandemic massively compounded this
    How to catch yourself when you’re worrying about someone’s reactions to you

    Links mentioned:

    Connect with Neill: neillwilliams.com


    Neill’s podcast: Unbusy Your Life


    Neill on IG

    Neill on FB


    Sponsor info and promo codes:

    Please find our sponsor information here: shamelessmom.com/sponsor/


    Interested in becoming a sponsor of the Shameless Mom Academy? Email our sales team at sales@adalystmedia.com

    • 48 min
    My 3 Mother's Day Gifts to You

    My 3 Mother's Day Gifts to You

    I started dreaming up this episode last Sunday. The next day, the Supreme Court was outed on their plan to own our bodies. The next day, our family was hit with Covid.  

    By the time I sat down to record this, what I wanted to say shifted quite a bit. I was seeing this conversation through a totally different lens.  

    As you listen in, I want you to deeply understand how to honor yourself as well as how to keep showing up for the hard stuff - the stuff that is so critically important in our world right now. This episode gives you permission and guidance on how to do both.  

    In honor of Mother’s Day, let me confirm for you that you are an excellent mother. Full stop. And here are a few gifts I share with you, as you hold space for your excellence:


    You don’t owe anyone anything

    Your world can suck and be great simultaneously

    The little ways you show up in the world are making a difference

    BONUS - you gotta listen in for this one. (And it’s my favorite one!)



    Sponsor info and promo codes:

    Please find our sponsor information here: shamelessmom.com/sponsor/


    Interested in becoming a sponsor of the Shameless Mom Academy? Email our sales team at sales@adalystmedia.com

    • 35 min
    Leah Carey: Good Girls Talk About Sex

    Leah Carey: Good Girls Talk About Sex

    Leah Carey is a sex and intimacy coach and host of the podcast “Good Girls Talk About Sex.” She works with people eager to explore new avenues of their sexuality and fulfill their greatest desires, like: diving back into the dating pool after a long time away, having first-time queer experiences, investigating consensual non-monogamy, or learning how to communicate about kink.
     
    This work was not an obvious life choice for Leah. Growing up with an abusive father, she learned to be a VERY “good girl.”
     
    She got involved in a series of emotionally abusive relationships, always convinced that SHE was the problem – not pretty enough, smart enough, or sexually skilled enough. And because she wasn’t having pleasure during sex, so she was convinced she was broken.
     
    At age 42, life threw Leah an opportunity to build a new story: with both parents gone and no siblings, she could put aside the family mythology of the “good girl.”
     
    She began challenging her old beliefs about worthiness, attractiveness, and desirability. Watching her phenomenal growth, friends started seeking her out to help them do the same.
     
    Today, Leah works with women JUST LIKE YOU to reflect their true sexual nature back to them, without the judgment, shame, or fear that can get in the way of seeing it for themselves.

    Listen in to hear Leah share:

    How growing up in an alcoholic and abusive household shaped her sexual identity

    The challenge of healing trauma and overcoming sexual repression while her parents were still alive

    The road trip that led her on her journey of sexual awakening

    How her work with a sex worker was so healing and transformational

    How going to a sex resort and not having any sex completely changed her relationship with her body for the better

    Why connection and safety must trump sex even in trusted long term relationships

    Why libido is likely not the issue holding back sex & intimacy in your life

    Why moms are “touched out” and what to do about it

    The current cultural shift in acceptance and normalization of sexual identities, practices and frameworks

     
    Links mentioned:

    Connect with Leah: LeahCarey.com


    Leah’s podcast Good Girls Talk About Sex: GoodGirlsTalk.com


    Leah on Instagram

    Leah on Twitter

    Leah on YouTube

     
    Sponsor info and promo codes:

    Please find our sponsor information here: shamelessmom.com/sponsor/


    Interested in becoming a sponsor of the Shameless Mom Academy? Email our sales team at sales@adalystmedia.com

    • 1 hr
    3 Things I Didn’t Know I Desperately Needed on Vacation

    3 Things I Didn’t Know I Desperately Needed on Vacation

    Last week we went on the spring break trip we had been planning for 4 years. We started planning this trip well before the pandemic hit and then had to cancel it and wait. And wait. And wait.  

    Over the last 2 years, we have done a decent job of taking time as a family to get away in ways that felt safe(ish). Things like road trips and camping trips. And these have all been great. But we were definitely missing bigger vacations and longer getaways to places further from home.  

    Last week, we spent a week on the tiny island of Isla Mujeres, just off the coast of Cancun, Mexico. It was the dreamiest trip (in spite of me completely throwing my back on Day 2.) The trip was dreamy because of its natural beauty - white sand beaches and the lightest turquoise water - but also because of how we managed the trip.  

    In this episode, I share 3 things that made this trip exactly the respite I didn’t know I desperately needed. I hope these 3 things inspire you to take a vacation this summer - in whatever way is accessible to you. I’m guessing you need a break - perhaps desperately so. You might not even realize how badly you need it. I certainly didn’t.  

    Listen in for some serious vacay inspo! 

    Sponsor info and promo codes:

    Please find our sponsor information here: shamelessmom.com/sponsor/


    Interested in becoming a sponsor of the Shameless Mom Academy? Email our sales team at sales@adalystmedia.com

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
774 Ratings

774 Ratings

RachelLovesPodcasts ,

She’s the real deal.

Sara is inspirational and full of actionable tips for moms! Love this podcast!

AbigailJo ,

Fantastic!

Really great podcast! Sara really keeps it real and her approach is breath of fresh air! Can't wait to hear what she has to say next.

Lfccccc ,

My long lost friend!

I found the SMA when I was struggling with anxiety and how to manage it. It was like I found a long lost friend!! Sara always has the thing I need to hear at the time I need to hear it. From funny mom stories, to how to get out of your own way, to business, to tough conversations I always learn something new. Thank you for making this podcast! I look forward to new episodes every week.

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