49 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.S4. E11 - Season Finale

    U2U.S4. E11 - Season Finale

    Just a candid conversation with Sharon and Lauren talking about what has been going on for them and their lives. As the world begins to open back up, kids activities ramped up, passion projects and jobs have taken over time - they just wanted to share their current lives and touch based before closing out season #4!

    • 44 min
    U2U.S4.E10 - Dr. Jody Carrington

    U2U.S4.E10 - Dr. Jody Carrington

    There was so much excitement building for this one - and she did not disappoint. We were just 3 friends talking, sharing, and working through some of the things that we are all very passionate about. We could have gone on for hours, but we jammed a bunch of goodness into this one! Over the past 15 years, Dr. Jody Carrington has assessed, treated, educated and empowered some of our most vulnerable and precious souls on the planet. She is a child psychologist by trade, but Jody rarely treats kids. The answer lies, she believes, in the people who hold them. Especially when kids have experienced trauma, that’s when they need big people the most. Some of her favourites include educators, parents, first responders, and foster parents. Jody has shifted the way they think and feel about the holy work that they do.Before Jody started her own practice and speaking across the country, she worked at the Alberta Children’s Hospital on the inpatient and day treatment units where she held families with some of the difficult stories. They taught her the most important lesson: we are wired to do hard things. We can handle those hard things so much easier when we remember this: we are wired for connection.This all started when Jody received her Bachelor of Arts with Distinction from the University of Alberta. She completed a year-long internship with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police during that time, and worked along side families struggling with chronic illness at the Ronald McDonald House. She received her Master’s degree in Psychology at the University of Regina and completed her PhD there as well, before completing her residency in Nova Scotia. Her first book, Kids These Days: A Game Plan for Reconnecting with those we Teach, Lead & Love, sold 20,000 copies in just three months. It is now on Amazon’s Best Sellers List. Her second book, Teachers These Days: Stories & Strategies for Reconnecting, was on Amazon’s Best Sellers List within the first 24 hours.. Jody also has a course called HELLO HERO for First Responders and their back-up - you can check that out here https://drjodycarrington.teachable.com/

    • 49 min
    U2U.S4.E9 - Sachin Latti

    U2U.S4.E9 - Sachin Latti

    We know that movement and physical fitness play a huge part in boosting our mental health. Sachin is no exception to this rule. Sachin Latti is a a law enforcement officer who struggles with anxiety and depression. After his divorce he began to realize that he was not okay - mentally and physically. Running became the outlet that allowed him to manage, cope, and reflect. Sachin has completed a bunch of running milestones but none as a great as the one that he has set to accomplish in 2025 - Run Across Canada - 6000km to raise awareness, break the stigma, and support other first responders in their mental health battle.

    • 1 hr
    U2U.S4.E8 - Carol Link

    U2U.S4.E8 - Carol Link

    What an absolute pleasure to spend some time with the gem! Carol retired from her career in Corrections in 2020 after serving 25 years. She shares her experience as a female in a predominantly male environment. The wisdom that Carol brings to this conversation is one that needs to heard by all those that choose a career of service. This is one of those episodes that you don't want to skip.

    • 59 min
    U2U.S4.E7 - Kalimba Edwards

    U2U.S4.E7 - Kalimba Edwards

    Kalimba may not have been the winner, but just listening to her story - you will hear that she is Tough as Nails. In this episode, we got the opportunity to chat with the Fire Captin of the Minneapolis Fire Department Kalimba Edwards. Serving her community for 21 years as a firefighter, the mom of two boys, and 11 years sober - Kalimba has quite the story. Overcoming obstacles is just what Kalimba does. She shares her experience as a participant on the TV series Tough as Nails, her journey to becoming the Captin of her Fire Department, and her advice about re-inventing yourself.

    • 44 min
    U2U.S4.E6 - Sean Conohan

    U2U.S4.E6 - Sean Conohan

    Resourcefulness is a quality that is learned, sought after, and highly desired. Resourcefulness is when you choose to figure it out, keep trying, and believe that you will find a way. Sean Conohan is definitely one of the people that possess this. After leaving his 17-year career as a paramedic, Sean was presented with numerous roadblocks as he struggled with that departure but knew he had to keep going to support his family and attempt to find purpose in his life again. Uptalk Podcast (Sean's Podcast) was started with a desire to get himself help as he navigated a PSTD diagnosis. "I didn't come this far to only come this far" is the mantra that keeps Sean going each day.You can listen to Uptalk Podcast at https://www.mentalhealthnewsradionetwork.com/our-shows/uptalkpodcast/

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

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2 Ratings

2 Ratings

jettabdkeatonsmom ,

Outstanding!

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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