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Leading With Your Gut is a podcast about doing what is right for ourselves and for others. Through storytelling, we focus on topics related to intuition, courage, vulnerability, self-love, empathy, and connection.

Leading With Your Gut Jenna Renee Shellman

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    • 5.0 • 42 Ratings

Leading With Your Gut is a podcast about doing what is right for ourselves and for others. Through storytelling, we focus on topics related to intuition, courage, vulnerability, self-love, empathy, and connection.

    The Courage to Protect Yourself and Others

    The Courage to Protect Yourself and Others

    It's the holiday season! For some that means times of love, joy, connection, and community. For others, the holiday season can be nerve wracking, emotional, and expensive. We also often forget that some folks do not have opportunity to be with loved ones or aren't able to financially afford America's consumerism culture.

    Then there are some of us who have a hard time being with family members because of how we socially identify. Showing up authentically for some marginalized folks can be hard, especially if the predominate group has identities that match America's "dominate" or "normative" culture. And in these settings, difficult conversations can sometimes arise causing awkwardness, tension, and emotional harm. So what can we do to protect ourselves and others?

    In this episode I offer tips for what to do when we're in these harmful situations. My tips are both for folks that have identities that match America's "dominate" culture and folks that are marginalized. Thanks for tuning in. 

    Following @leadingwithyourgut and @jennareneeeshellman on IG to stay up-to-date on episode release dates and future guests. 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    If You're Not Growing, You're Dying: A Conversation with Leadership and Career Coach Ashley Morgan

    If You're Not Growing, You're Dying: A Conversation with Leadership and Career Coach Ashley Morgan

    On today’s episode, returning guest Ashley Morgan (she/her) and I discuss the phenomenon of Imposter Syndrome, loosely meaning doubting one's own abilities and feeling like a fraud; leading us to converse about Jodi-Ann Burey and Ruchika Tulshyan's articles in the Harvard Business Review, “Stoping Telling Woman that they have Imposter Syndrome” and “End Imposter Syndrome in your Workplace.” 
    Our conversation dives into "performative culture,"  particularly around diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace, the urgency to listen and believe Black and Brown folks, and finally how Ashley is able to support her female-based clients with reclaiming their power. I want to thank Ashley for being a returning guest on Leading With Your Gut, the podcast.

    A little bit about Ashley Morgan...
    After 16 years in Corporate America, most recently as a Director & AVP, Ashley is passionate about helping women unlock, own and leverage their power. She is on a mission to help women create success on their terms. Ashley teaches leadership and strategies for career acceleration without burnout. She has helped nearly 2,000 people create rewarding careers. Ashley holds a BA in Political Science with a minor in Strategic Communications from Seattle University. Follow Ashley on Instagram @ashleymorganlive. 
    To stay up to date on episode releases and featured guests, follow @leadingwithyourgut or @jennareneeshellman on Instagram.

    • 49 min
    The Courage to Ask for Help

    The Courage to Ask for Help

    This week on Leading With Your Gut, I share pieces of my life of when it’s been difficult for me to ask for help; something that has been challenging in adulthood. In this episode, I share stories as it relates to my personal health and the desire to be vulnerable and dependent upon on my community instead of being "strong" all the time.

    In my adulthood, I went from believing that individualism and self-sufficiency were skills that held more value than learning how to be part of a community for support. For me, it takes courage to shift my mindset and to accept that asking for help does not equate to weakness.

    At the end of the episode I offer a framework by Iyanla Vanzant from her book Get Over It! The framework is called the 4 A's: Awareness, acknowledgement, acceptance, and action. This framework has helped shift my mindset and deepen my awareness, in general, and particularly in this area. 
    If you have a hard time finding the courage to ask for help, I want you to know that you’re not alone.

    To stay up to date on episode releases and featured guests, follow @leadingwithyourgut or @jennareneeshellman on instagram. 

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    • 57 min
    The Importance of Early Breast Cancer Screening with Breanna Gastaldi

    The Importance of Early Breast Cancer Screening with Breanna Gastaldi

    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month and today, Friday, October 15th, is National Mammogram Awareness Day. Taking care of your body is a form of self-love and self-care. Check out the resource links below on how you can receive (early) breast cancer screenings.

    I’m honored to have my longtime friend Breanna Gastaldi (she/her) as my guest on the show. Bre has a perspective of intimately experiencing cancer within her family and somewhat within herself. During the pandemic, Bre decided to start early screenings for breast cancer. Earlier this year, a spot was detected on her breast and Bre ended up having surgery to remove pre-cancerous cells. Bre was 33 years old when this happened. Luckily, Bre is okay, and is thankful that she decided to get early screening vs waiting 10 more years to start this process.
     
    This episode is important for Bre and I because we want ya’ll to be proactive about your health and preventative care, particularly when it comes to cancer screening. If you have health insurance, preventative screenings like mammograms should be covered, but if not or if you don’t have insurance, there are organizations that can pay for these services. Check out the  National Breast Cancer Foundation for more information. 
    I want to thank Bre again for being a guest on my show.

    To stay up to date on episode releases and featured guests, follow @leadingwithyourgut on Instagram or you can follow me @jennareneeshellman. Follow Bre on Instagram @bam_bam_bre.

    Resource Links:
    National Breast Cancer Foundation Partner Facilities
    Seattle Cancer Care (information and services)
    Planned Parenthood (information and referrals)

    • 56 min
    Self-Love, Empathy & Connection (Season 2 Trailer)

    Self-Love, Empathy & Connection (Season 2 Trailer)

    Hey ya'll, I'm Jenna Renee Shellman (she/her). Welcome back to Leading With Your Gut, the podcast. LWYG, has featured people from around the world who've shared stories about having the courage to listen to their gut instincts or their intuition. The podcast is strongly tied to vulnerability and making decisions that aren’t necessarily acceptable or favored in society.

    Leading With Your Gut will still focus on intuition and vulnerability. However, the themes around upcoming episodes will be centered on self-love, empathy, and connection. One of my favorite quotes is "When you know better, you do better"  (Maya Angelou); and through storytelling, we can learn to do better. 
    Leading With Your Gut is a podcast about having the courage to do what is right for us and what is right for others. Stay tuned for brand new episodes coming soon. 
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    • 5 min
    Acceptance is Power with Actress and Writer Tracey-Ann Rose

    Acceptance is Power with Actress and Writer Tracey-Ann Rose

    Welcome back to another episode of Leading With Your Gut!  I'm honored to have Tracey-Ann Rose as my podcast guest this week.
    Tracey-Ann Rose is a Writer, Actor, Certified Reiki Master Teacher, Spiritual Thought Leader, and the Creator of Acceptance is Power Coaching. Her Motto? "Be Powerful. Be You." She believes 1. We all deserve to be truly seen and 2. It's hard to see someone up close and hate them.  In Tracey's work, she blends spirituality with psychology to support and empower big-hearted business owners to develop their intuition, build their business, and feel confident (on and off camera). As a writer, she highlights underrepresented groups to show that while we are all unique individuals, we each have a universal story to tell.
    In this episode, Tracey and I talk about her life as a writer, as a woman of color, the pressures that we face as Black women, and the expectations that men face living in a patriarchal society. Tracey also shares what it means to have confidence in yourself and what it means to lead with intuition.

    Follow Tracey:

    SCORTS Instagram: www.instagram.com/scortstv 
    Personal Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/traceyann.rose.5/ 
    Personal Instagram: www.instagram.com/rose_traceyann 
    AIP Coaching Group: www.facebook.com/groups/acceptanceispowercoaching 
    AIP Instagram: www.instagram.com/acceptanceispowercoaching 
    AIP Calendly: www.calendly.com/aipcoaching
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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

TCR1289 ,

Empowering, Informative, and Fun!

Love this podcast. It was actually my most-binged podcast in 2020. I love hearing the unique stories of a wide range of hosts who all share one commonality—they listened to their gut. It redefines success as walking your distinctive path and embracing your own brand of happiness. No cookie cutter stories here!

Garrett Schultz ,

Must listen!

Leading With Your Gut is an amazing listen and offers a fresh perspective and story every week. Jenna has an uncanny ability to get the most out of her guests and always show them in a very inspiring light. Would definitely suggest tuning in every week to not only learn more about the amazing people she brings on, but to use their knowledge as guidance in your life.

Blythe H ,

Such a great podcast

I love listening to Jenna share her stories and talk through important topics either alone or with guests. I’ve been recommending this podcast to everyone I know!

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