40 episodes

The Mission and Motherhood Podcast fires up Mompreneurs to embrace their business and motherhood by sharing stories of pioneering women who created a life that allows both to successfully co-exist. This is the only podcast for Mompreneurs who want to learn how to thrive in all aspects of their work and life in one place. Unlike other podcasts that do this differently, this podcast gives equal energy to developing both the ambitious career woman and mother. No more business podcasts that assume you work like you have no kids and parenting podcasts that assume you parent like you don’t work! Here’s the truth, you can do both without burning out. Let me show you how!

Mission and Motherhood Leslee Owen

    • Business
    • 4.5 • 31 Ratings

The Mission and Motherhood Podcast fires up Mompreneurs to embrace their business and motherhood by sharing stories of pioneering women who created a life that allows both to successfully co-exist. This is the only podcast for Mompreneurs who want to learn how to thrive in all aspects of their work and life in one place. Unlike other podcasts that do this differently, this podcast gives equal energy to developing both the ambitious career woman and mother. No more business podcasts that assume you work like you have no kids and parenting podcasts that assume you parent like you don’t work! Here’s the truth, you can do both without burning out. Let me show you how!

    Stop the Scroll: Create Engaging Content That Gets People Listening

    Stop the Scroll: Create Engaging Content That Gets People Listening

    Struggling to create content that resonates with your target audience? In this episode, I reveal the secrets of content creation for business owners, specifically focusing on how to make your content stand out and get people to listen.
    What we cover:
    Using your own life experiences (past, present, even manufactured scenarios) as a source for content.Finding inspiration for content ideas from current trends and popular platforms.Creating compelling headlines with elements like personal stories, local references, or questions.Structuring content around problems your audience faces and frequently asked questions.Ready to overcome the content creation hurdle? Listen to the full episode for practical tips on mining your experiences and creating content that resonates with your audience!
    Bio: Leslee Owen is a six-figure marketing consultant and business coach with a laser focus on empowering female millennial entrepreneurs. Leslee combines savvy marketing with heartfelt coaching to give every woman the freedom to choose the work and life they are passionate about.  

    Resources: Alignment Meeting Template


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    • 23 min
    Website Mistakes Costing You Customers (and How to Fix Them)

    Website Mistakes Costing You Customers (and How to Fix Them)

    Is your website working for you (or against you)?
    Let’s face it: building a website can be overwhelming. There’s so much to consider, and it’s easy to miss some crucial details. In this episode, we’re breaking down the top three website mistakes businesses often make and how these issues can hold your whole marketing strategy back.
    What we cover:
    The siloed site. Many businesses treat their websites as standalone entities rather than integrating them with the broader marketing strategy, which hinders their potential to convert visitors into customers.Lack of mobile optimization. Over 60% of web traffic comes from mobile devices, yet many websites are not optimized for mobile, leading to poor user experiences and potential loss of traffic.Content overload. Websites cluttered with excessive text can overwhelm visitors, detracting from engagement and effectiveness; balancing text with visual elements is crucial for keeping users interested and engaged.“My website just sits there...” If that sounds familiar, don’t worry! We’ll show you how to turn your website into a lead-generation powerhouse. Ready for a change? Schedule a call with our company, Movement Maker, to see how we can transform your website into a marketing workhorse.
    Bio:
    Leslee Owen is a six-figure marketing consultant and business coach with a laser focus on empowering female millennial entrepreneurs. Leslee combines savvy marketing with heartfelt coaching to give every woman the freedom to choose the work and life they are passionate about. 

    Resources:
    Leslee Owen Website - https://lesleeowen.com/
    Movement Maker - https://movementmaker.pro/


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    • 21 min
    Embracing the Bold Entrepreneurial Spirit with Leigh Burgess

    Embracing the Bold Entrepreneurial Spirit with Leigh Burgess

    Wondering how you can shift from a secure corporate job to starting your own business, especially when your business partner is also your daughter? Today, we’re exploring the world of Leigh Burgess, a remarkable woman who’s mastered the art of combining entrepreneurship with motherhood. She’s here to share her transformative journey, the lessons learned, and how making bold decisions reshaped her life and family.
    So, tune in, and let’s get into the stories and insights of embracing change and pursuing passion with Leigh!
    Here’s a glimpse of our conversation:
    Leigh’s Journey. She shares her shift from a steady corporate job to the thrill of starting her own business, all while being a mom.Mother-Daughter Duo. We get into how working with her daughter shaped their relationship and the success of their business.The Bold Life. Leigh talks about what being bold means to her, especially in making big life and career changes.Mompreneurs. She gives her take on balancing entrepreneurship with motherhood, offering insights and stories from her own life.Inspiration For Others. Leigh’s story is all about inspiring others who are thinking about making that big leap, showing that it’s possible to blend business with family life.Join us as we get real about the highs and lows of her journey, and maybe pick up some nuggets of wisdom along the way. It’s all about keeping it real, sharing laughs, and learning from each other’s experiences.


    Bio: Meet Leigh Burgess, CEO & Founder, a driven entrepreneur who is passionate about helping organizations and individuals achieve their fullest potential faster. By continuously stepping out of her comfort zone and pushing boundaries, Leigh has not only grown her own company into a multi-seven-figure sales operation within the first three years but has also inspired others to do the same. 
    After 20+ years working in healthcare and education, Leigh founded and launched Bold Industries Group, Inc. (BIG) in 2020. BIG is a corporation that encompasses her passion for business consulting, coaching, and curated events. She also helps individuals achieve the maximum potential of their lives through coaching, enabling them to create a strong personal foundation to bring them closer to success and an abundant life. 
    Recognized for her groundbreaking approach to personal and organizational performance, Leigh harnesses the power of strategy, mindset, and wellness to achieve optimal results. This unique blend of elements forms the cornerstone of her signature Believe-Own-Learn-Design (B.O.L.D.) Framework that she uses with organizations and individuals for advanced agile performance. 
    Leigh’s upcoming book will be published by The Collective Book Studio and distributed globally by Simon & Schuster. Live Your BOLD Life: creates the roadmap for living your own #bold life and will be published on October 15, 2024. 
    By hosting signature events such as The Bold Table and The Bold Retreat, she also cultivates a genuine, supportive community. The Bold Retreat is a multi-day strategic wellness retreat for female executives to reset and realign their personal and professional goals, while The Bold Table is an elevated networking dinner with special guest speakers and exclusive opportunities to form genuine connections in a unique, elevated beautiful setting. Leigh launched and created The Bold Leaders Collective, a women’s leadership membership community with a focus on uniting, inspiring and empowering women across industries. 
    She also has a weekly offering, The Mindset Gym, which provides its members with actionable tools and resources to best util
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    • 48 min
    The 80/20 Rule of Email Marketing: Build Relationships & Boost Sales

    The 80/20 Rule of Email Marketing: Build Relationships & Boost Sales

    In this episode, I'll be delving into the art of crafting email marketing content that drives results. We'll move beyond vanity metrics like open rates and focus on what truly matters: click-through rates and subscriber engagement.
    You'll learn how to design an email nurture sequence that fosters relationships, offering valuable content at every stage. We'll shed the cold-sales approach and create a warm welcome party for your leads, ultimately guiding them toward a natural sales conversion.
    The content you deliver is key. We'll explore the ideal balance between relationship building and sales promotion, leveraging the power of the 80/20 rule.
    Eighty percent of your emails should nurture subscriber relationships through valuable content, free resources, and problem-solving solutions. This establishes you as an email marketing authority and builds trust with your audience.  The remaining twenty percent provides an opportunity to showcase your offerings and how they can help your audience achieve their goals.
    Whether you're an experienced email marketer or just starting out, this episode equips you with actionable tips and strategies to elevate your email marketing efforts. Let's get started!


    Bio:
    Leslee Owen is a six-figure marketing consultant and business coach with a laser focus on empowering female millennial entrepreneurs. Leslee combines savvy marketing with heartfelt coaching to give every woman the freedom to choose the work and life they are passionate about. 


    Resources:
    Email Marketing Benchmarks & Industry Standards: https://mailchimp.com/resources/email-marketing-benchmarks/


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    • 25 min
    Understanding Teen Stress & Anxiety with Emer O'Donnell

    Understanding Teen Stress & Anxiety with Emer O'Donnell

    Ever feel like you’re walking on eggshells around your teenager? You’re not alone! Join me as I sit down with Emer, founder of Teen Reconnect, for a raw and insightful conversation about the challenges of teen stress and anxiety.
    In this episode, we go into the complex world of adolescence, exploring the pressure teens face, the impact of adult expectations, and the crucial role of self-discovery in navigating those turbulent years. Emer, a behavioral change coach, emphasizes the impact of parental expectations on teen self-esteem and the importance of allowing teens to explore their talents and interests at their own pace.
    This episode is packed with tips, real-life stories, and expert advice to help you understand your teen (and maybe even yourself) a little better.  Here’s what you’ll get:
    Discussion on the lack of messaging about self-identity and self-connection during the teenage years.Challenges faced by working mothers in balancing career, motherhood, and the inception of organizations like Teen Reconnect.Insights into the impact of parental expectations on teen self-esteem and the importance of allowing teens to explore their talents and interests at their own pace.Strategies for parents to support their teens’ learning and growth without imposing undue pressure or expectations.The significance of parental role modeling in managing work-life balance and prioritizing family.The concept of “Lighthouse parenting” as a metaphor for guiding teens while giving them the space to navigate their own paths.Preview of Emer’s new book, “Understanding and Reconnecting with Your Teen,” including the “Teen Reconnect” program.And more!Whether you’re a seasoned parent or just starting your journey, this episode is a must-listen for anyone looking to support their teenager and create a calmer, more connected home environment. Tune in and join the conversation!


    About Emer:
    With over 20 years of experience in psychology, working in global organizations and as a qualified behavioral change coach, Emer O’Donnell, in 2016, recognised a gap in young people's education. She went on to build a company that proactively gives them the tools to learn how to live a life they love and find their path to guard against tragedies like suicide. Emer now focuses all her work on empowering young people, parents and educators to create meaningful connections and relationships, emphasizing the importance of well-being for sustained performance. Emer is passionate about making a difference, believing that young people deserve better.

    Resources: 
    www.teenreconnect.com/EmerODonnell   
    www.linkedin.com/in/emerodonnel 
    Check out Emer’s free bonus which looks at the importance of teen sleep and teen addiction: www.teenreconnect.com/freedownloads

    Buy Emer’s book 'Understanding Teen Stress & Anxiety; A Parent's Guide To Building Love And Connection' available on Amazon.
    Click here to access the Amazon USA link.


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    • 46 min
    Through the Lens of Motherhood: Anna Costa's Entrepreneurial Voyage as a Branding Photographer

    Through the Lens of Motherhood: Anna Costa's Entrepreneurial Voyage as a Branding Photographer

    Today, I sit down with Anna Costa, an Authentic Lifestyle Photographer and dedicated educator, to take you on a captivating journey through the early days of Anna's photography business. Together, they explore the challenges of striking a balance between business and motherhood, sharing invaluable insights and lessons.
    In this insightful conversation, Anna reflects on pivotal moments that have shaped her entrepreneurial spirit and the underlying mission driving her work. We delve into the nitty-gritty of managing time effectively and avoiding burnout, with Anna highlighting the significance of attention to detail and personalization in marketing.
    As a successful mompreneur, Anna graciously offers advice to those starting out on their own entrepreneurial journey. Join us as we uncover Anna's future goals for both her business and personal life, gaining inspiration to set and achieve your own milestones.
    Throughout the episode, we discuss the crucial role of community and support systems in Anna's journey, providing valuable insights into achieving a harmonious work-life balance. Learn how to connect with this inspiring mompreneur and be part of a community that celebrates the beautiful intersection of mission and motherhood.

    Bio:
    Anna Costa is an Authentic Lifestyle Photographer and educator passionate about human connection and growth. In her photography work she aims to capture the essence of human experience artfully so that she can tell a truthful story that connects the human family. As an educator she is driven to help artists and creatives bridge a connection between their love for their craft and their business so they can be successful in both. Anna is first and foremost a wife and mother whose heartbeat is centered on her family. When she is not taking pictures, educating or being a Mom you can find her singing her heart out at the local karaoke watering hole.


    Resources:
    Connect with Anna: https://michaelandannacosta.com/
    Check out her course here: www.macbrandphotos.com
    Follow Anna and her Husband on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michaelandannacosta


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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Nick from Jax ,

Love this show!!!

This podcast uniquely balances the aspects of career ambition and motherhood, making it a valuable resource not just for working moms but for anyone interested in the dynamics of balancing a professional life with personal responsibilities. Leslee's approach is a seamless blend of scientific insights and core Biblical truths, offering a holistic view that resonates deeply. The stories of pioneering women shared in each episode are not only inspiring but also incredibly informative, shedding light on how one can excel both as a career person and a parent. This podcast is a testament to the fact that understanding and supporting the challenges of working mothers is crucial for everyone, regardless of gender. It's a must-listen for anyone who values personal growth, work-life balance, and understanding the multifaceted roles women play in society today.

ProducerKFC ,

Thankful I Found Leslee’s podcast!

Loved the science based AND biblical approach Leslee brings to the table. I found this podcast and pressed play on the Marco Polo episode- what an incredibly unique business connection idea! So excited to implement this tool in my business- not just with my fam and friends.

Loveslife03 ,

Episode 1 and 2 Made me cry

I was recommended this podcast by April Williams and I found myself binging it on my long drives to work. I identify with episode two so much and couldn’t help but want more. Thank you for starting this podcast, it’s helping me so much as a mom on mission!

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