Powerful Ladies founder and podcast host, Kara Duffy sits down with the awesome and the up-to-something - entrepreneurs, creatives, athletes, chefs, authors, scientists, adventurers, and more - to share their story. Your goal is to live your best life. Reality is it's hard to figure out what that even means, how to start and once you do start what next?
Powerful Ladies is to help you figure that out by sharing the stories of people, mostly women, who have been there and are in action right now on making & living their awesome life.
Learn how creative director Elizabeth McGarry went from suburban Oregon to queen of sportswear design or how speaker Ali Owens survived domestic abuse to become an empowerment strategist and author. Inspiring stories from real people hustling and growing every day, plus practical tips on how to start your journey and be the creator of your dream life. Be inspired. Be motivated. Be awesome & up-to-something you love.
Production, Audio Engineering, & Editing by Jordan Duffy. Music by Joakim Karud @joakimkarudmusic
Episode 137: How the Path to Inner Peace Requires Speaking Up for Injustices with Monika McKenzie
I’m excited for you to meet Monika McKenzie, owner of the Yoga Nest, a yoga studio based in Hawaii. In addition to being an entrepreneur, wife, mom and yogi, she is also a social justice advocate. In this episode we discuss her journey to yoga entrepreneur, why she can’t help but speak up, and how she finds balance and rejuvenation to step into her power for herself, her family and her community.
Episode 136: From Lawyer to Nutritionist Helping High Performers Own Their Health with Kristin Rowell
I am excited to introduce you to the dynamic & passionate Kristin Rowell. Her energy is contagious, such that just by listening to this episode you’ll be motivated to take new actions in your life. She was a high performing lawyer when through a series of events she pivoted and launched her own business helping others tackle their food & health for good. We talk all about her pivoting journey, how the universe is persistent - especially when we’re not listening - and why choosing smart food choices is so important and way easier to do than we think it is.
Episode 135: From Earthquake Engineer To Author About Love & Dating with Holly Brandon
I have the pleasure of chatting with Earthquake Engineer turned award winning Author, Holly Brandon. After her personal life took some major pivots, she found her love for writing and along the way realized her own true love life adventures was in fact it’s own great book. We discuss how she went from engineer to author, why it’s frustrating for women that we can’t just make love & relationships happen the way we can with our careers, and how our own journey is always giving us tools for our future.
Episode 134: How to be a Creative, Family Centered Entrepreneur with Elizabeth McGarry
Elizabeth McGarry has been on our #WCW list for decades. She’s an entrepreneur, a wife, a mom, stylish, creative, and one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. She’s committed to making her family, her businesses and her communities the best possible. She’s the head of her creative agency McGarry & Son’s servicing brands you know and love. In this episode, she shares about her journey from suburban Oregon to high fashion in Europe to queen of Sportswear Design. She opens up about her brave decision to become a mother in her early twenties, what it’s like to close her first company to become a partner with her husband, the importance of raising two boys in a Girl-Power world, and how it feels to now be a mentor in the industry she calls home.
Episode 133: How to Break Free from Full Time Jobs & Gain True Freedom, Flexibility & Happiness with Leslie Levito.
I had the pleasure of sitting down with fellow badass entrepreneur and business coach Leslie Levito. She is a true soul sister in helping people break free from the life they have to create a life they want through creating their own business. In this episode she shares her wisdom, her journey from skate shop to c-suite, and how she knew it was time to break free and build her own business around her dream life.
Episode 132: How to Spread Happiness Through Art & Earn A Living Doing So with Gayle Warfield
I sit down with Gayle Warfield and talk about her journey from UI/UX designer to creating the accessories brand Teal Teacup. She is the artist, the maker and the face of the enamel pin focused brand. We discuss how she’s grown over the years, how the enamel pin community is so special, and how it’s possible for a complex, multi-layered, single mom to start her own business and thrive doing what she loves.
I love this podcast, it is inspirational and has amazing women as guests. If you want to learn new ideas and become the best you, I highly recommend that you listen. ❤️
Love it so far!
I listened to 2 episodes and I am loving listening to empowering and strong women. 💓
Truly inspiring and educational!
Each episode features a wide array of professional fields, personalities, challenges, skills, and perspectives. I have learned so much from each powerful lady and from the highly articulate host Kara. I’m thankful this platform exists so these women’s voices can be heard and appreciated.