Through engaging, one-on-one interviews, She Said/She Said is enriching (and challenging) the conversation about women’s leadership -- what it looks like and how we define it. We’re celebrating, supporting and showcasing a broader range of role models who are leading in inspiring ways -- large and small -- but always with insight and impact.
“Love is the cure:” Dr. Donna Marks (Episode 128)
For many families, the holidays will look and feel very different this year. The added stress of coping with a pandemic that will either prevent us from seeing relatives, or will present difficult social situations. Not to mention the added challenges some families face navigating political divisions following a contentious election year. All of this can add to an already healthy level of stress.
My guest in Episode 128 is Dr. Donna Marks, a therapist and an expert on addiction. She’s the author of 2020 International Book Award Winner “Exit the Maze: One Addiction, One Cause, One Cure.”
When you hear Dr. Marks’ perspective on the topic — including her own story about addiction — you may see addiction (and a number of other societal problems) in a different light. And more importantly, gain a deeper understanding of what are often misunderstood underlying causes of so many of the challenges we face.
Dr. Marks’ message is one of love, hope, optimism, personal responsibility, and, most importantly, self compassion. She provides great food for the soul and at a time when many of us could really use the extra boost.
For more information about Dr. Donna Marks and for additional resources related to treatment for addiction, HERE.
Friends, I have a favor! If you are finding value in She Said/She Said Podcast, I could really use your help. If you have a minute — and happen to be listening to us on Itunes, click “review” and give us 5 stars! If you have an extra minute, I would also love some nice feedback. I love hearing from you on any/all of our content platforms, and I truly appreciate the fact that you’ve joined us. The review, by the way, helps us move She Said/She Said Podcast up on the charts, and that helps others find us more easily. Of course, you can always share us directly, or take a screenshot of an episode (if you are listening to us on your phone) and share to your Instagram stories or REELS with a tag to @lauracoxkaplan and @sheSaidSheSaidPodcast
Whatever your holidays plans may be, I wish you and your loved ones safety, love, and time together — even if it’s over Zoom or Facetime — with those who are unable to gather this year. xo
Political innovator Katherine Gehl says elections should align with free market principles (Episode 127)
Corporate CEO turned political innovator Katherine Gehl tells me how growing her family cheese business — $250 million Wisconsin-based Gehl Foods — turned into a passion for political innovation. It’s an incredibly interesting story!
“Democracies have to deliver results. You can’t sustain generations of freedom without results…..when they don’t, people will reach for something else,” she says.
Katherine talks about her “light bulb moment,” and how that changed the trajectory of her work and fueled a new passion. What’s most fascinating about Katherine’s approach is the emphasis on free market principles and the value of competition, including in politics.
Katherine developed the “politics industry theory” on which her work today and her book “The Politics Industry” are based. But there is so much more to this conversation. Typically, my interviews are not as long as this one. When you hear it, you’ll understand why I thought Katherine’s thoughtful perspective was worth the additional time.
In addition to her work on “political innovation,” she also talks about her career and a topic that can be particularly difficult to navigate — taking credit for your work. Katherine says when we don’t do so, it can have a direct bearing on future success, and on the work itself. Listen to the episode to hear her incredibly powerful, thoughtful, and practical perspective on this topic. She’s also quick to reinforce that it is our own responsibility to take credit when we’ve earned it!
Let me know what you think of the episode! I would love your feedback on this or any of our She Said/She Said Podcast episodes. And, please be sure to send along guest ideas! I’m grateful that you joined us today and hope that we have given you new insight to create opportunities for yourself and others.
A quick favor, please consider leaving us a nice review on Itunes! It’s a great way to share your feedback on the content, and to help others find us. Another great way to help others find us is to share us with your friends and on your Instagram stories! I’d be so grateful! As always thanks for tuning in! xo
The Politics Industry: How Political Innovation Can Break Partisan Gridlock and Save Our Democracy by Katherine M. Gehl and Michael E. Porter
Making the world a better place one “little word” bracelet at a time! Adriana Carrig, CEO/Founder, The Little Words Project (Episode 126)
It’s often the simplest ideas that have the most inspiring impact! Adriana Carrig, the founder and CEO of The Little Word Project, took an idea she had for inspiring kindness and created a pay-it-forward jewelry company one kind, thoughtful word at a time.
In this episode, Adriana and I talk about how being the target of bullying actually inspired the original idea, and how she has scaled the business from a dorm room operation of one, to a full-scale direct-to-consumer and B2B company of 25. We also talk about weathering covid, how to pick partners and influencers, and what she learned about herself from the business and customers’ stories.
We also talk about plans currently underway for expansion including a non-profit she launched called The BLOCK, and the impact she hopes to have more broadly.
There is much to love about Adriana’s incredible energy and passion for helping and inspiring others. If you think nice girls don’t finish first, think again!
As always, I’d love to know what you think of the episode, so please be sure to let me know! And, please be sure to take a quick screen shot from your phone and share it to your Instagram stories with a tag to: @lauracoxkaplan @AdrianaCarrig @sheSaidSheSaidPodcast and @littlewordsproject
And, if you have an extra minute, please be sure to leave us a review on Itunes! It’s super easy and makes a huge difference as we work to move up the charts!!
I’m so grateful that you are here, and I hope this and all of our conversations give you a lift, a new idea, and some positive momentum for your day and your week! xoxo
(Wearing my own customized Little Word Project bracelets “Believe” and “She Said.”)
Embracing diversity of thought as a confidence builder! (Episode 125)
Happy November and Happy Election Week (finally!)
Rather than dive into the Election fray, today I’m talking about a different and often overlooked component of confidence and leadership building, especially for women! Give this short-form episode a listen and let me know what you think. You can send me an email through the website, or DM me on Instagram @lauracoxkaplan or @SheSaidSheSaidPodcast . If you enjoyed this perspective and format, I’d also love a nice review on Itunes. It’s incredibly helpful to push She Said /She Said up in the listings! Most of all thanks as always for listening!
Next week, I hope you’ll join me for my conversation with Adriana Carrig, founder and CEO of The Little Word Project!
Additional Episodes referenced:
Rethinking civic engagement: Sylvie Legere Ricketts (Episode 1)
Shattering stereotypes about what it means to be a conservative woman: Karin Lips, founder/CEO NeW (Episode 42)
Giving aspiring young women political leaders a “Running Start” (Episode 8)
Trust your gut or your mentor? (Episode 124)
This week, I’m launching an additional feature to She Said/She Said Podcast — a short-form podcast published a few times a month with additional perspective on a topic that’s come up in recent conversation my guests. Today, we’re tackling mentorship. Specifically, how do you know whether the advice you receive is the advice you should take? I would love to know what you think. Ever had an experience like this? How did you handle it? What helped you get to the right answer?
If you’re enjoying She Said/She Said Podcast, please be sure to let me know and please be sure to share us with others! And, if you have an extra minute, I’d also be so grateful for a nice review on Itunes! It only takes a minute and it’s a huge, huge help!! Thank you for spending time with me today! I hope you’ve found it a helpful investment in you! xo
Maria Bartiromo: Blazing a trail and staying true to her core (Episode 123)
A legend in the world of business news for more than three decades, Maria Bartiromo has covered every major story since the early 1990s. She’s won two Emmys, a Gracie, and countless other awards for her work. Currently, she is anchor and Global Markets Editor at FOX Business.
A true trailblazer, she was the very first person — man or woman — to broadcast live from the floor of the NYSE. She tells me what that was like and how she managed to not only survive bullies and abuse, but to thrive and find her true calling.
One particular theme that I loved and think you will too is her advice on “owning your career” whatever path you choose, and taking responsibility for it. She talks about how to do that, and the importance of standing up for yourself.
We also talk about:
* mentorship and what to do when your mentor gives you bad advice;
* the importance of adaptability;
* how she really felt about the NY Post-inspired “Money Honey” moniker;
* how we should be thinking about the financial implications of COVID;
* Her perspective on the media;
* Her new book “The Cost: Trump, China and American Revival,” (which will release on October 27th, but you can pre-order here);
* Her views on the past four years;
* and so much more!
If you aren’t currently subscribed to She Said/She Said Podcast, please do so! I don’t want you to miss a single episode. With every conversation, my guests and I talk about how she’s created opportunities for herself and how she’s working to do the same for others. I know your time is valuable, but I think what you hear on this podcast will make it worth it. I would love to know what you think. Please send me a note! And, if you really like an episode, I’d be so grateful for a nice review on Itunes. xo
Customer ReviewsSee All
Laura Cox Kaplan’s interview skills are incredible. Love listening! A great nugget from Maria Bartiromo’s conversation:
“We have to catch that curveball. And it doesn’t matter what the curveball is, it’s really how you catch it and how you throw it back. “ - Maria Bartiromo
Episode 117 - Maggie Craddock
Loved the episode with Maggie Craddock. Timely advice for navigating through uncertainty. Really appreciated her advice on “practicing the pause.” Can’t wait time read Lifeboat!! Margaret Brown for President!
Love this podcast
Great guests, fantastic host! I never miss an episode. I know I will end up feeling empowered and energized. Laura Cox Kaplan leads an insightful array of guests through the professional and personal triumphs women face. I never miss this.