From her guilt-free, gluten-free line of chickpea based condiments adding value to our mouths, Kiki decided to bring something for your ears with Life Over Brunch. Life Over Brunch was created to bring value and actionable advice on all things small business, food, and self development from Kiki herself and other female (and male) founders. Tune in to what speaks to you, it’s in heck of a tasty podcast!
Ep 67 ~ Gema Almilli Brand Stylist
When Gema taps into your brand, you're sure to get something exquisite.
Gema Almilli joins me for the latest Life over Brunch Episode and brings to the table all of the knowing we all need to hear, and how that knowing of self emanates into our businesses as well.
A brand stylist and digital creator, Gema works with personal brands to create unique brand identities and design in a single day for experts, artist and healers by using her intuitive design process.
Her journey from advertising and the 9 to 5 life, seeking a mentor and how it all landed her on choosing this entrepreneur path is something we talk about. Framing all of that was how Gema's decision, after having two children, to really ask herself "What do I want for my life?", led her to an authentic embodied career which she infuses into each client she works with.
How she works with clients, the struggles of a creative profession and the top mistakes personal brands are making today are just some of the goods we talk about.
You will want to hire her after this episode and may just want to make her your best friend!
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Ep 66 Dr. Rae Lundy - The Self Care Doc
Your internal engine light is on, friend, and it's time to check yourself.
Dr. Rae Lundy, Clinical Psychologist and The Self Care Doc is here to help you change your emotional oil and get back to feeling good!
Dr. Rae is not only a psychologist, but also a TedX Speaker, a writer, and an Associate VP at Wiley College, who brings all things emotional health and fulfillment in this episode of Life Over Brunch.
We talked about how she found her love of psychology, the path she took from wanting to be a heart doctor to recognizing she wanted to work on the heart from an emotional perspective instead of surgical and what it really means to be emotionally free.
Besides offering us all steps to get ourselves 'unstuck" emotionally, Dr. Rae and I dissect a recent Real Housewives episode. The clash between cast members Eboni K. Williams and LuAnn de Lesseps brings to light the bias present when a black woman expresses herself and how to be more socially conscious of these events.
We also talked about Dr Rae's 3 step process around self care called, "It's Always OK to CRI" and the breakdown of Compassion, Reflection and Intentionality int he self care process.
Do NOT miss this. The best thing you can do for yourself today is tune in!
To Contat Dr. Rae Lundy- The Self Care Doc:
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Ep 65 ~ Katie Olderman - Licensed Clinical Nutritionist
This episode is going to have you thinking all about how your stress level is effecting you wellbeing.
Katie Olderman is a licensed clinical nutritionist who focus on whole person healthcare. She treats the root cause of your digestion, anxiety, strep, fatigue and burnout.
Katie's goal is to take the symptoms you are experiencing and tracing them to their cause which, in most cases, is chronic stress. We talk about how living in hustle culture and how our past traumas keep us in a state of fight or flight.
She explains how tapping back into the parasympathetic nervous system helps to regain balance and, in turn, helps to start the healing process.
We talk about the shame and guilt that is present around slowing down and taking care of self, how anxiety comes from feeling unsafe in your body and her upcoming group program Address The Stress.
This is an episode you'll have to listen to twice!
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Ep 64 - Naheemah McMichaeux McCallop ~ Anti-Burnout Coach
Welcome to the Wonder World of Naheemah!
Episode 64 is bringing you a true woman of grace, an Anti-Burnout Coach helping women of color CEO's breakup with burnout and no longer compromise their wellbeing of peace, Naheemah McMichaeux-McCallop.
Naheemah came to coaching due to the shift the pandemic made a lot of us embrace. Having already worked with female CEO's and being a CEO and director herself, she knew there was a shift necessary, even in herself.
Coming back to, or discover for the first time, that selfcare has a deeper meaning than pampering, but is actually a lifestyle and when harnessed, women can grow rapidly and authentically, Naheemah dove in to be able to give more to other women.
In this dive, she created her signature program 'The Divine Pause' which is A 5 week community group that is a temporary stop to rest, be still, lean in and connect up. And in her words it is "more than a one off event, it's soul care".
We talked about the space in-between when the parts are broken open, just before you are able to figure out the next steps, how it is uncomfortable but necessary to grow. How Naheemah herself, a mother of two young children, finally declared that "my most urgent priorities are about me and nobody else".
And we talked about her own experience in the corporate culture, and looking at a specific moment when prepping for an interview and how her hair can under scrutiny from a friend, bringing us to the topic of The Crown Act.
This conversation will have you pause and tune in and start to rethink, not just of self, but of those around you. It is one to share with friends and family and maybe to listen to twice.
If you'd like to contact Naheemah to set up a call or just follow and learn from you daily you can go to @storyinsideyou on instagram.
Ep 63 ~ Jenny Ward - Career & Transition Coach
Jenny Ward is giving us all the rains why it's time for women to live life by design instead of default in the latest Life Over Brunch podcast!
Jenny is a Career & Transition Coach helping corporate women finally find their niche and doing so unapologetically. A former corporate recruiter for 15 years, Jenny has taken all that experience and put together a solid framework that supports women making a career change, coming back into the work force after time away or just wanting to refresh their resume.
We talked about how important it is for women to start using their hard earned resumes as a story instead of a job description and to no longer hope for recognition but to lean into talking about themselves without feeling guilty.
She lays out the resume pitfalls we are all likely to be falling into, how to ignore the inner voice that says "it's too late to come back and make a change" and how to navigate ageism in the hiring process.
This episode will have you putting your resume back on your laptop and thinking about making some changes to make your work life be as fruitful as your after work life!
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Ep 62 ~ Michelle Kesli - Bloat & Emotional Eating Coach
Bloat and Emotional Eating, yep, we've all been there.
Thankfully we have Michelle Kesil to get us out of both of those internal wreckages and back on track and she tells us how on this episode of Life Over Brunch!
Michelle is a Bloat & Emotional Eating Coach who helps women ditch bloating and emotional eating with brain rewiring and nutrition. And it's no mistake that brain rewiring is mentioned before nutrition friends, all roads lead back to mindset.
In this episode, Michelle explains how brain rewiring works and how it helps you heal physically and emotionally, since in order to have a healthy relationship with your body you have to do the work inside first!
We also talk about how her own gut issues led her to the path of coaching others, why the brain and gut are so interconnected and why they each need to be working well for us to see any long lasting changes, and how journaling, if even occasionally can help stop the spinning thoughts and bring clarity.
Michelle is an amazing wealth of knowledge and have helped so any women go from feeling tired in body and mind to energized and thriving. You'' definitely want to slide into her DM's after listening!
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