Welcome to the She Builds Show with host Stefanie Olson. Stefanie is a licensed general contractor who builds new construction, renovates, and designs your vision. Today more than ever, we need raw authentic women who are willing to rise above society's norms, break those glass ceilings and encourage each other to boldly build the life we were meant to live. The She Builds podcast is a place where you can ask questions about business finances, flipping, remodels new construction, as well as feature women who are crushing it, and women who are struggling, because this is a non-judgmental zone of authentic conversations that lead to powerful insights that hopefully will make you think deeply about your choices and make you consider what you're building.
Mary-Anne Bowcott, the Lady Plumber
Episode 60: Welcome to the She Builds Show, I'm your host, Stefanie Olson. Today, I am so excited to introduce to you my special guest, Mary-Anne Bowcott! Mary-Anne is a shingle roofer, Red Seal journeyman Plumber, Class B gas fitter and successful, award winning plumbing and gas business owner, she is paving the way for young women seeking a career in the building trades.
How You Do Anything is How You Do Everything
Episode #59: Welcome to the She Builds Show, I'm your host, Stefanie Olson and this week we are talking about how you do anything is how you do everything. What that means to me is if you want to achieve something in your life, it really starts with the small things and doing the small things well; cleaning stalls, making our beds neatly. You give intentional time to your kids, you drink the water that you know you need to, you do the workout that's going to make you feel better, you give intense focus for an hour to work on the plan and the goal that you've set for yourself. The pressure is off, and the thing you need to do is just right in front of you. So, take Instagram and Facebook off your phone. Heck, don't even park your phone in your bedroom, and tomorrow, get up and make your bed. Take a small step to day towards the person you want to be.
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Replay: Chase Carr - Interior Design
Episode #58: Welcome to the She Builds Show, I'm your host, Stefanie Olson and this week we are sharing an oldie, but goodie! Please enjoy this replay with my special guest, Chase Carr. Chase is a designer, certified drafter and rendering artist located in Chico, California. She recently completed her Bachelors in Fine Arts in interior architecture and has a CAD and Drafting Technology degree. Chase works with local clients on remodels and help with professional space planning, material, finishes, and furniture selection.
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How to Fail Well With Gabby
Episode 57: Welcome to the She Builds Show, I'm your host, Stefanie Olson. Today, I have an amazing guest, Gabriela Narvaez from Guild Properties. Gabby is a fully licensed general contractor, designer, and real estate developer. With her company Guild Properties, instead of completely demolishing aging homes, they transform what is already there into a modern space, both sustainably preserves the character of a house but also gives it a design-unique edge. Gabby strongly believe in giving new life to older homes that in turn provide unique and valuable living spaces. She specialize in kitchen, bathrooms and small space renovations, bringing into center focus the importance of good design and functionality.
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Morgan with American Dreamers Renovations
Episode 56: Welcome to the She Builds Show, I'm your host, Stefanie Olson. Today, I have an incredible guest, Morgan Kumpfmiller! Morgan is an award-winning general contractor, interior designer, and the owner of American Dreamers Renovations – a boutique home construction and renovation company serving Pittsburgh, PA and surrounding communities.
Vision and Discipline
Episode 55: Welcome to the She Builds Show, I'm your host, Stefanie Olson. Today, I want to talk to you about how vision meets discipline. To me, discipline is the ability to control your feelings and overcome your weaknesses, it is the ability to pursue what you think is right despite temptations to abandon it. People don't like discipline, they love instant gratification. People are used to getting what they want when they want it. People don't like having to consistently work hard every day, that's why so many people give up on their vision. Does that settle somewhere for you? Think back over your life and recall a time when you had a vision, an invention, a new way of thinking. You've committed to meditation, a new business idea. What happened to it? Where did it go? It went head to head with your discipline, didn't it? And, you gave in. You let go. You lost the fight. I can't tell you how many times in my life that this has happened to me. So, let's talk about how your vision can meet discipline.
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Always a joy to hear WOMEN talking about their experience in construction
Great podcast with great guests - I love the easy-going conversation style content too! Thank you for this show!!
@americandreamersrenovations - the marketing department. We heard there was She Builds swag for someone who leaves a review 😄
LOVE IT 💛🔨
I absolutely love this show. I am like a kid in a candy store every time a new episode comes out! I love learning about other women in construction and the different struggles each one of us deal with on a daily basis. It’s comforting to know I’m not alone in this male dominated industry.
-Barbie The Builder
I want to be an interior designer when I am older and so my dad showed me your podcast and it was really helpful and inspiring listening to all the interior design episodes.