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There’s no one RIGHT way to raise great humans, just like there’s no one RIGHT way to build a profitable business. That’s why it’s so comforting to know you’re not the only one trying to do both at the same time. Join me (Nikki Elledge Brown) and a brilliant lineup of family-focused entrepreneurs for the Naptime Empires™ podcast - refreshingly honest conversations on the realities of parenthood + entrepreneurship. Topics include motherhood, entrepreneurship (obvs), relationships, spirituality, inspiration, success, health, and fun (remember that?).

Naptime Empires with Nikki Elledge Brown: Refreshingly Honest Conversations for Entrepreneurial Moms Nikki Elledge Brown

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0 • 89 Ratings

There’s no one RIGHT way to raise great humans, just like there’s no one RIGHT way to build a profitable business. That’s why it’s so comforting to know you’re not the only one trying to do both at the same time. Join me (Nikki Elledge Brown) and a brilliant lineup of family-focused entrepreneurs for the Naptime Empires™ podcast - refreshingly honest conversations on the realities of parenthood + entrepreneurship. Topics include motherhood, entrepreneurship (obvs), relationships, spirituality, inspiration, success, health, and fun (remember that?).

    Carrie Green on the Power of Visualization and Community-Building

    Carrie Green on the Power of Visualization and Community-Building

    Carrie Green is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, speaker, and mom of two. She’s the founder of the Female Entrepreneur Association (known as FEA), author of the international bestselling book She Means Business, and her TEDx talk on the power of visualization has over 7.5 million views to date. She's been featured in The Daily Telegraph, RED Magazine, Stylist, GLAMOUR Magazine, BBC radio and on BBC News, championing entrepreneurship at every level, and she’s one of my dearest friends.
    In this conversation, we cover why she created a membership (not just a one-time course) that now serves thousands of entrepreneurs monthly, lessons in scaling and team-building, what the SMELL of success really means, lessons learned from her first pregnancy (+ postpartum business success and struggles), and more.
    Enjoy!
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    MUSIC: "So Far So Close" by Jahzzar is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike License.

    • 47 min
    Parijat Deshpande on High-Risk Pregnancy and Healing Trauma

    Parijat Deshpande on High-Risk Pregnancy and Healing Trauma

    Parijat Deshpande is the leading high-risk pregnancy specialist, somatic trauma professional and speaker and author who guides women to improve their pregnancy complications so they can reduce their risk of preterm birth. Her unique neurobiological approach has served hundreds of women to manage pregnancy complications and reclaim a safety and trust in their bodies that they thought was eroded forever.
    She's also the author of bestselling book Pregnancy Brain: A Mind-Body Approach to Stress Management During a High-Risk Pregnancy and the host of the popular podcast Delivering Miracles®, discussing the real, raw side of family-building including infertility, loss, high-risk pregnancy, bed rest, prematurity and healing once baby comes home. 
    In this convo, we cover Parijat's own fertility journey - including life-threatening loss, IVF, bedrest, delivering her son at 25 weeks, working with a gestational carrier to bring her daughter into the world, her work on trauma and traumatic loss healing, how she coped with being on bedrest from six weeks on, what the gestational carrier pregnancy experience was like for her, what it felt like when her book was officially LAUNCHED out into the world, and more. Enjoy!

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    If you enjoyed this episode, safe to say you will LOVE The Naptime Empires Survival Guide - a free email-and-audio series I created to help get you out of overwhelm / hiding in the bathroom and back into aligned, imperfect action.
    Get started here: http://naptimeempires.com/guide
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    MUSIC: "So Far So Close" by Jahzzar is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike License.

    • 52 min
    Ari Hale on Online Biz Strategy and Traveling with a Toddler

    Ari Hale on Online Biz Strategy and Traveling with a Toddler

    Ari Hale is a business coach for service providers, marketing strategist, and tech nerd who loves to travel and eat around the world with her son, Silas.
    In this convo we cover how she got started in online business as a virtual assistant, the #1 mistake she made when starting out (+ what she advises her students to do differently), how the birth of her son sparked a transformation from self-described "workaholic" identity, how she traveled through Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia while working and momming her toddler, and more.

    Grab your earbuds and enjoy!
     
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    If you enjoyed this episode, safe to say you will LOVE The Naptime Empires Survival Guide - a free email-and-audio series I created to help get you out of overwhelm / hiding in the bathroom and back into aligned, imperfect action.
    Get started here: http://naptimeempires.com/guide
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    MUSIC: "So Far So Close" by Jahzzar is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike License.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Gena Jaffe on Motherhood + Mental Health

    Gena Jaffe on Motherhood + Mental Health

    Gena (pronounced "jenna") is a mom to two reciprocal IVF babes, wife to her wife, and serial entrepreneur.
    She was a corporate lawyer in NYC until she started her own law practice in Jan 2014. She then started a mama blog after the birth of her son Parker and 2 years ago, became a fitness + wellness coach after being a nationally competitive gymnast for 15 years. but of all the things she has done and all the awards she has won, "mommy" is her very favorite title of all.
    In this convo, we cover what sparked her shift from the traditional corporate attorney route to becoming an entrepreneur, how she and Jordana tag-team working + parenting from home, their experience with reciprocal IVF, what it was like delivering during the early stages of the COVID19 pandemic, her experience with postpartum anxiety - what helped her, plus ideas for supporting loved ones going through it, how she's shifted approach to business in the early months (years) of motherhood (+ a super smart strategy for being of service without actually taking on new clients), and more. Enjoy!
     
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    If you enjoyed this episode, safe to say you will LOVE The Naptime Empires Survival Guide - a free email-and-audio series I created to help get you out of overwhelm / hiding in the bathroom and back into aligned, imperfect action.
    Get started here: http://naptimeempires.com/guide
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    MUSIC: "So Far So Close" by Jahzzar is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike License.

    • 51 min
    Ticora Davis on Protecting Your Smarts + Creating in Faith

    Ticora Davis on Protecting Your Smarts + Creating in Faith

    Ticora Davis is an intellectual property advocate, attorney, author, speaker, wifey and mama to two toddlers. She founded The Creator's Law Firm in 2017 to help experts and entrepreneurs protect their brands so they can grow their businesses with peace of mind.
    In this convo, we cover how being laid off after having her son sparked her to a new level of success, why she describes preparation as the highest form of faith, the story of when VH1 came calling when she'd JUST opened her new firm, her tips for dismantling perfectionism and activating courage, and more.
    Enjoy!


    ______________________________
    If you enjoyed this episode, safe to say you will LOVE The Naptime Empires Survival Guide - a free email-and-audio series I created to help get you out of overwhelm / hiding in the bathroom and back into aligned, imperfect action.
    Get started here: http://naptimeempires.com/guide
    ________________________________



    SHOW NOTES: http://naptimeempires.com/071
    FB GROUP: http://naptimeempires.com/facebook
    INSTA: http://instagram.com/nikkielledgebrown



    MUSIC: "So Far So Close" by Jahzzar is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike License.

    • 59 min
    Abbey Ashley on Virtual Assistants + Building an Talented Team

    Abbey Ashley on Virtual Assistants + Building an Talented Team

    Abbey Ashley is the Founder of The Virtual Savvy. She helps aspiring virtual assistants launch and grow their own at-home business from scratch. Abbey started her own virtual assistant business as a new mom and was able to double the salary from her full-time corporate job, working only 20 hours a week... in just 30 days! She's since gone on to grow a seven-figure business and retire her husband ALL from her at-home business. It's now her passion to help others start their own VA businesses so they can taste the freedom and flexibility of entrepreneurship as well.
    In this conversation, we cover Abbey's best tips for hiring the perfect VA for YOU, how and WHAT to delegate when you're working with someone new, how she and her husband transitioned to working together in the business, the power of having dedicated full-time support in your business (and a financial buffer too!), how creating a course changed the game for her business (+ how she knew exactly what to build so it would sell like hotcakes), and more.
    Grab your earbuds and enjoy!
    ______________________________
    If you enjoyed this episode, safe to say you will LOVE The Naptime Empires Survival Guide - a free email-and-audio series I created to help get you out of overwhelm / hiding in the bathroom and back into aligned, imperfect action.
    Get started here: http://naptimeempires.com/guide
    ________________________________


    SHOW NOTES: http://naptimeempires.com/070 
    FB GROUP: http://naptimeempires.com/facebook
    INSTA: http://instagram.com/nikkielledgebrown



    MUSIC: "So Far So Close" by Jahzzar is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike License.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

Clarisse Gomez ,

Awesome Podcast!!!!

Nikki, host of the Naptime Empires podcast, highlights all aspects of entrepreneurship and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!!

Bechill13 ,

Awesome content for moms who want more!

I love the way Nikki believes you don't have to choose between motherhood and growing your business. You can do both well, but it takes the courage to be super honest and willingness to take action-even if it's small every day. Nikki helps mamas do all that in her episodes.

Mena - Curiosity Empire ,

The balance podcast for over-achiever moms

This is my favorite place to come to remember to go for it but also when to take time to rest. Nikki has real, down-to-earth insights that make you just take in a deep breath. She gets it. It feels like having a biz bestie who gets the entrepreneurial side and the mom side.

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