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Renee Bauer is an international speaker, author, and founder of the She Who Wins

Summit, an empowerment event created to inspire, motivate and challenge women to

move forward bravely in their personal and business lives.

Renee is an accomplished businesswoman with results in breakthrough marketing and

business strategy as well as equipping others to do the same through her Mastermind.

Her impact has been recognized by Success Magazine where she was nominated as a

Woman of Influence and with awards such as Litigator of the Year, Women-Owned

Business of the Year, and New Leaders in the Law. Renee has been featured in multiple

media outlets such as the International Business Times, Comment Central, AP News, NBC,

FOX, and iHeart Radio.

She is the founder of Happy Even After Family Law, one of the most recognizable and reputable law firms in the state of Connecticut, which she has grown to multiple seven-figures with a roster of countless high-net-worth clients. After litigating for almost 20 years, Renee was called to expand her work to help all women going through a divorce. Being the consummate dreamer and doer, Renee hosts the She Who Wins podcast, online courses, and women's community to help women catapult their life.

Her book, She Who Wins: A Good Girl’s Guide to Breaking the Rules is being published in 2023 by Urano Publishing. She boldly and authentically shares her own stories and challenges in business, relationships, and life to illustrate how women can overcome adversity and take charge of their destiny.

Renee as a serial entrepreneur, Renee co-founded The Tarot Bridge, a tech platform that teaches Tarot Card Readers how to grow and monetize their businesses.

Renee is part of docu-series on entrepreneurial women which is 10-episode mini-series which is expected to broadcast in 2023. Her involvement in this series will include mentoring start-up female entrepreneurs, as well as investing in their promising companies, speaking on stages and on panels, and inspiring other women to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams.

When she is not busy with expanding her own enterprises and helping entrepreneurs scale, she is heavily involved in the community being a change maker for organizations like Love 146, the Children's Center of Hamden, and the Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services to name a few.

Renee is committed to empowering all women to redefine their sense of worthiness and purpose and to help entrepreneurs transform their businesses for elevated success. The She Who Wins podcast will tackle all topics that women face today, from business, to money, to relationships, to struggle, and rising above. Through guest interviews and solo episodes, Renee breaks it all down with raw interviews.

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Renee Bauer is an international speaker, author, and founder of the She Who Wins

Summit, an empowerment event created to inspire, motivate and challenge women to

move forward bravely in their personal and business lives.

Renee is an accomplished businesswoman with results in breakthrough marketing and

business strategy as well as equipping others to do the same through her Mastermind.

Her impact has been recognized by Success Magazine where she was nominated as a

Woman of Influence and with awards such as Litigator of the Year, Women-Owned

Business of the Year, and New Leaders in the Law. Renee has been featured in multiple

media outlets such as the International Business Times, Comment Central, AP News, NBC,

FOX, and iHeart Radio.

She is the founder of Happy Even After Family Law, one of the most recognizable and reputable law firms in the state of Connecticut, which she has grown to multiple seven-figures with a roster of countless high-net-worth clients. After litigating for almost 20 years, Renee was called to expand her work to help all women going through a divorce. Being the consummate dreamer and doer, Renee hosts the She Who Wins podcast, online courses, and women's community to help women catapult their life.

Her book, She Who Wins: A Good Girl’s Guide to Breaking the Rules is being published in 2023 by Urano Publishing. She boldly and authentically shares her own stories and challenges in business, relationships, and life to illustrate how women can overcome adversity and take charge of their destiny.

Renee as a serial entrepreneur, Renee co-founded The Tarot Bridge, a tech platform that teaches Tarot Card Readers how to grow and monetize their businesses.

Renee is part of docu-series on entrepreneurial women which is 10-episode mini-series which is expected to broadcast in 2023. Her involvement in this series will include mentoring start-up female entrepreneurs, as well as investing in their promising companies, speaking on stages and on panels, and inspiring other women to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams.

When she is not busy with expanding her own enterprises and helping entrepreneurs scale, she is heavily involved in the community being a change maker for organizations like Love 146, the Children's Center of Hamden, and the Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services to name a few.

Renee is committed to empowering all women to redefine their sense of worthiness and purpose and to help entrepreneurs transform their businesses for elevated success. The She Who Wins podcast will tackle all topics that women face today, from business, to money, to relationships, to struggle, and rising above. Through guest interviews and solo episodes, Renee breaks it all down with raw interviews.

    E148: Becoming the Hero of Your Own Story with Jenny Taylor

    E148: Becoming the Hero of Your Own Story with Jenny Taylor

    Manifest the life that you want! Join me today as I sit down with my remarkable friend, Jenny Taylor, and talk about overcoming challenges and becoming the hero of your own story. Jenny’s journey from domestic violence, bankruptcy, and addiction to thriving as the owner of Jenny Taylor Boudoir Photography will leave you inspired and motivated to chase your dreams!

    Here are some power takeaways from today’s conversation:



    Unleashing the hero of your own story

    Personal growth, relationships, and financial stability

    Taking ownership of relationships and finding the golden key to freedom

    How to define your own financial success

    The importance of valuing yourself



     

    Episode Highlights:

    [04:18] Unleashing the Hero Within

    Everyone has a story. If you are going through something terrible or horrible, it doesn’t mean it needs to hold you back from living your best life. Let the hero of your own story live inside of you because we all have that hero that lives inside of us. However, we’re the only ones to unleash that because nobody else is going to do that for us.



    [11:37] Defining Your Own Financial Success









    Jenny, a late starter at 41, emphasized the importance of not letting others dictate her path. Despite facing bankruptcy and significant debt, she took a job at Bed Bath and Beyond earning $9 an hour. Instead of dwelling on her low income, Jenny focused on providing exceptional customer service and practiced gratitude. She understood that the desire for more exists at every income level. Therefore, it’s crucial for us to reflect on what truly matters in life and truly define financial success for ourselves.









    [22:18] The Importance of Valuing Yourself





    Valuing yourself means not looking for worth from external factors, but having inner confidence regardless of your circumstances. This allows you to surround yourself with people who genuinely support your growth rather than settle for less than you deserve. Jenny’s story shows that when you value yourself, you are able to achieve much more in life and attract healthier relationships. Her message encourages listeners to find the strength within to respect themselves unconditionally.



    Resources Mentioned:

    Jenny Taylor’s Instagram: @everythingjennytaylor

    Jenny Taylor Boudoir Photography

    The ONE Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan

    If you’ve been dreaming of writing a nonfiction book but don’t know where to begin, check out www.activateauthor.com and learn how you can complete a book manuscript in only 90 days.

    • 35 min
    E147: How to Uncover Your Sexuality and Spiritual Connection with Deborah Kagan

    E147: How to Uncover Your Sexuality and Spiritual Connection with Deborah Kagan

    If you’re looking to strengthen your sense of empowerment and presence as a woman, I highly recommend listening to this episode. Deborah Kagan, author of the upcoming book “Undressed: An Invitation to Claim Your Erotic Nature,” challenges limiting beliefs around sexuality and spirituality, offering a path to well-rounded personal and professional development. Listen in and learn how to claim your inherent sensual nature without shame.

    Here are some power takeaways from today’s conversation:



    The definition of being fully expressed

    The importance of sexual energy

    The power of women’s circles



    Episode Highlights:

    [04:16] What Being Fully Expressed Means

    Fully expressed means embracing your authentic self without any holds barred or limitations. Some key aspects of what it means to be fully expressed include wearing what you want without worrying if it’s “appropriate” or might upset others, saying what you want, and expressing yourself freely. It’s about being your truest self without shrinking yourself or hiding parts of who you are. Essentially fully expressed is a state of being where you fully and unapologetically embrace your true self without any internal or external restrictions on how you express your identity and personality.

    [10:31] The Importance of Sexual Energy: Exploring the Connection to Lifeforce and Pleasure



    Sexual energy plays a vital role in our lives, not just in terms of physical intercourse, but also in connecting with our own life force and pleasure. It’s important to clarify that sex is more than just the act itself; it encompasses the profound connection to our sexual energy. This energy, often referred to as Mojo, prana, chi, or lifeforce, holds immense power and potential. Your connection to your sexual energy is what truly matters. It can be activated and cultivated independently, without the need for sexual acts. So, while sex holds importance, it pales in comparison to the significance of nurturing and harnessing your own sexual energy.





    [26:24] The Power of Women’s Circles: Growth, Connection, and Self-Acceptance





    In my experience of participating in and leading women’s circles, I have discovered a profound truth. When women gather and share their stories, something magical happens. Through hearing the experiences of other women, we are able to grow, shed shame, and cultivate self-acceptance. Women learn from each other through osmosis, absorbing wisdom and strength. Whether it’s in retreats, programs, or simple gatherings, the power of women’s circles lies in the transformative effect they have on us. By coming together, we create a safe space where growth and connection can flourish, empowering each other along the way.



    Resources Mentioned:

    www.undressedbook.com

    If you’ve been dreaming of writing a nonfiction book but don’t know where to begin, check out www.activateauthor.com and learn how you can complete a book manuscript in only 90 days.

    • 32 min
    E146: Finding Food Freedom with Alana Van Der Sluys

    E146: Finding Food Freedom with Alana Van Der Sluys

    In a world where women are constantly bombarded with messages about dieting and striving for a smaller size, it’s easy to fall into the trap of equating self-worth with weight loss. If you’ve ever struggled with your weight, had a complicated relationship with food, or battled negative body image, this episode is a must-listen.

    Joining us today is Alana Van Der Sluys, a certified intuitive eating counselor, author, speaker, and eating disorder survivor. Through her platform, Freedom with Food and Fitness, she empowers individuals to heal their relationship with food, weight, and their bodies through intuitive eating and mindset work. Her upcoming book, “Freedom with Food and Fitness,” is set to be released in the spring of 2023.

    Here are some power takeaways from today’s conversation:



    The misconception that weightlifting will make you smaller

    What is intuitive eating and how to start

    How to determine your natural weight

    The holistic approach to health beyond food

    The four types of hunger



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    Episode Highlights:

    [09:37] What is Intuitive Eating and How to Start

    Intuitive eating is an anti-diet philosophy that focuses on honoring your body’s hunger cues and removing restrictive rules around food. Alana emphasizes the importance of removing all diet mindset influences. This includes getting rid of calorie-counting apps, stopping social media followings of diet gurus, and avoiding conversations about “good” and “bad” foods. She also recommends starting by paying attention to true hunger and fullness signals rather than waiting for late-stage hunger. Over just one week, a person can experiment with listening to their body, eating when truly hungry, and stopping when full to gain self-awareness. Intuitive eating is a process that takes mindfulness. It’s about challenging diet culture conditioning and reframing one’s relationship with food as nourishment rather than an enemy.

    [19:49] The Holistic Approach to Health Beyond Food

    In our quest for longevity, it’s important to remember that there’s more to health than just biohacking and obsessing over our diets. While it’s great to prioritize our well-being, it’s not a moral obligation. The journey towards health encompasses various aspects, including mental health, quality sleep, proper hydration, managing stress levels, maintaining an active lifestyle, and understanding our genetics. Surprisingly, genetics play a significant role, with about 80% of our body shape and size being determined by them. So, let’s embrace a holistic approach to health, recognizing that it goes beyond food and includes all these vital factors for a truly balanced and fulfilling life.

    [24:56] The Four Types of Hunger



    * Biological hunger – True physical hunger where the body needs energy. Signs include tingling extremities, brain fog, lightheadedness, and nausea.

    • 33 min
    E145: Hyping Up Your Life with Jess Burgio

    E145: Hyping Up Your Life with Jess Burgio

    It’s time to level up and create the life you’ve always dreamed of! In this episode, I’m sitting down with hairstylist turned rockstar podcaster/entrepreneur, Jessica Burgio. Jess shares her inspiring story of walking away from her successful career as a hairdresser to pursue her passion for podcasting and entrepreneurship. She reveals the secrets to unlocking your full potential as an entrepreneur. From finding joy and clarity to gaining confidence, Jess offers invaluable insights for new and aspiring business owners. Be ready to take on the world!

    Here are some power takeaways from today’s conversation:



    Her journey to becoming a coach

    The shift from scripted to unscripted

    Pivoting your podcast into something broader

    Dealing with hard-knocks

    The importance of having a network



    Episode Highlights:

    [09:55] The Freedom to Explore Beyond Boundaries

    Jess, a seasoned hairstylist coach, embarked on a transformative journey in her career. Inspired by diverse mastermind groups and coaching entrepreneurs from various backgrounds, she expanded her coaching beyond hairstyling in January 2023. Incorporating her expertise and embracing an unscripted communication style, Jess finds joy in engaging in conversations that foster meaningful connections. Drawing from a wealth of perspectives gained from listening to others, she is an endless source of content ideas. Regardless of background or qualifications, Jess believes in the power of pivoting and transforming skills into something new. She encourages individuals to break free from limitations and explore different avenues, nurturing curiosity and embarking on unique journeys of growth and fulfillment.

    [15:00] Shifting Perspectives and Embracing Life’s Setbacks

    In life, we always have a choice in how we react or respond to situations. Whether you’re an athlete or a parent, you understand that winning isn’t guaranteed and setbacks are part of the journey. These setbacks can be seen as failures but often they are just redirections. Taking life personally is not productive. Things are not just happening to you, it’s happening to everyone. It’s all about deciding how we choose to feel about it. Delve into personal development. Surround yourself with people who are also actively working on personal growth. Read books, listen to podcasts, attend workshops, and engage in mastermind groups – all in the effort of letting go of things that no longer serve you. The beliefs and conditioning ingrained in us during childhood become our responsibility to change as adults, whether it’s related to money mindset or self-worth.

    [27:32] Embracing Change: Trusting Your Intuition and Exploring New Paths

    When contemplating change, surround yourself with supportive people who won’t dismiss your ideas. Sharing your decision with accomplished people in your industry or even your own mother may elicit disbelief or labels like boredom. But deep down, you know it’s not about being bored; it’s about a profound sense of knowingness and intuition. Others may want you to stay where you are, but only you truly understand your thoughts. Take the time to explore what this future holds without feeling the need to abandon everything at once.

    Resources Mentioned:

    www.jessicaburgio.com

    Unscripted Podcast

    Instagram: www.instagram.com/jessicaburgio

    If you’ve been dreaming of writing a nonfiction book but don’t know where to begin, check out www.activateauthor.com and learn how you can complete a book manuscript...

    • 37 min
    E144: She Who Wins is Now Out!

    E144: She Who Wins is Now Out!

    “There is a fierce woman inside you fighting to get out. She’s daring. She’s heroic. She’s opinionated. She takes up space. She’s uncompromising in her dreams. She is YOU! It’s time to get reacquainted with She Who Wins.”

    In today’s episode, I share the story behind my newly published book, She Who Wins which is officially out in the world! After years of writing and rewriting – including over 100 rejections from literary agents – I’m thrilled to share my personal stories and lessons learned. I also read the introduction so you can get a taste. Sharing my most vulnerable moments in She Who Wins was challenging but so rewarding. I hope my story helps even one person feel less alone. Listen to learn how I went from an idea to a traditional book deal.

    Here are some power takeaways from today’s conversation:



    My passion for writing since I was a kid and how I lost it along the way as an adult

    Getting 113 rejections for my mystery novel

    My desire to write a personal development book

    The power of a platform for nonfiction books to sell

    From getting the book deal to writing the book itself

    The story behind the book

    A sneak peek into my book



    Episode Highlights:

    [04:48] A Journey of Writing and Building a Platform

    During my second divorce, I found solace in writing a mystery novel set in 1900 New Haven. Determined to take the traditional route, I set out to find a literary agent and faced 113 rejections. Each rejection felt like a personal blow, until one day I received an email offering representation for a different mystery novel I had written. This experience opened the door to a new world of possibilities. Inspired, I decided to write a personal development book that would stand out from the rest. I wanted it to be a blend of storytelling and self-help, relatable to readers. However, my agent pointed out that I needed a platform for nonfiction books to sell. This led me on a journey of creating podcasts, building a social media presence, and exploring other avenues to establish my platform.

    [08:41] The Journey of Finding Its Home

    The book I aspired to write is not limited to those who have reached the end of a relationship. It is for any woman who finds herself questioning her life, seeking more fulfillment, dissatisfied with her job, afraid to take risks, or hesitant to start a business. Everyone faces struggles in their lives.  Who doesn’t? Despite facing numerous rejections from publishers who claimed the market was oversaturated or failed to see its unique place, we persevered. I held onto the belief that the book would find its rightful home. In a secluded corner of a resort, I received a call informing me that we had successfully sold the book. However, the journey was far from over. Now, the real challenge lies ahead – actually writing the book we had sold the idea of.

    [13:29] The Story Behind a Book

    It’s disheartening when books are used solely for self-promotion without any emotional connection to the content. Picture attending an event and encountering a talented speaker on a tour for their upcoming book. However, you sense their lack of personal attachment, suspecting it may have been ghostwritten. Your suspicions are confirmed when you read a few chapters and realize the author’s voice is absent. As a writer, this is offensive. Writers pour their passion into their work and every book reveals fragments of their souls. Writing requires immense effort and vulnerability. That’s why I’m so proud to put this book into the world because of how every word has been meticulously woven with an ounce of vulnerability.

    Resources Mentioned:

    If you’ve been dreaming of writing a nonfiction book but don’t know where to begin, check out www.activateauthor.

    • 28 min
    E143: Why I Landed a Book Deal with Lydia Stevens, Acquisitions Editor of Urano Publishing

    E143: Why I Landed a Book Deal with Lydia Stevens, Acquisitions Editor of Urano Publishing

    Join us in this episode as we delve into the intriguing world of publishing. Whether you’re a curious listener or someone unfamiliar with the intricacies of the publishing process, this conversation is for you. Our special guest, Lydia Stevens from Urano Publishing, sheds light on the journey from manuscript to bookshelf. And of course, we’ll also be discussing the exciting new release of my book, She Who Wins.Tune in to gain insights and get a glimpse behind the scenes of this captivating industry.

    Here are some power takeaways from today’s conversation:



    The process of publishing a book

    My process of writing the book

    The power of the voice

    The complexities and collaborations of navigating cover design

    Why you should pick the book, She Who Wins



    Episode Highlights:

    [02:04] The Process of Publishing a Book

    The process of publishing a book begins with literary agents or authors submitting their book proposal or full manuscript. As a publisher, I review the proposal, pitch, and materials to determine if it aligns with our publishing line. After making an offer and finalizing the terms through negotiations and signing a contract, the editing process begins. For completed manuscripts, developmental editing starts immediately, addressing big-picture elements like chapter structure, repetition, and content flow. Following developmental edits, the manuscript undergoes line editing, focusing on grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure. These detailed copy edits refine the manuscript to ensure its quality and polish.

    [06:30] The Power of The Voice

    Lydia discusses how important the author’s “voice” was in deciding to acquire my book based just on the proposal. Lydia said my voice came through powerfully in the proposal, just as it does in the finished book. Having a compelling and authentic author voice is key to engaging readers and standing out from other self-help books. Lydia was able to get a sense of my powerful and motivating message just from my writing style in the proposal. This shows that developing a unique voice as a writer is important to connect with readers and publishers from the very beginning of the publishing process.

    [11:51] The Complexities and Collaborations of Navigating Cover Design

    Navigating cover design can be a challenging task for publishers, as authors often have a personal vision in mind. Unlike self-publishing, where authors have full control over their cover, traditional publishing gives the publisher the final say. This can create complexities when collaborating with cover designers, authors, and agents, as marketability needs to be considered. However, it is important to trust the expertise of graphic designers, who possess the necessary skills and knowledge to create covers that sell well in the market. Ultimately, the process involves amalgamating everyone’s ideas to produce a cover that is both aesthetically pleasing and commercially viable.

    [24:25] Why You Should Read She Who Wins

    She Who Wins is a must-read book for women who often prioritize others over themselves. It addresses the struggles many women face and reminds them of the importance of self-care and putting themselves first. The book delivers a powerful message that happiness and well-being are essential for being able to support and help others. It emphasizes that winning in life is possible for every woman, encouraging them to take charge of their physical, mental, and emotional health. If you’re looking for a book that empowers and motivates, She Who Wins is the perfect choice.

    Resources Mentioned:

    She Who Wins

    Freedom with Food and Fitness by Alana van der Sluys

    a href="https://www.barnesandnoble.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
116 Ratings

116 Ratings

JessBurgio ,

What a powerful podcast!

Love the guests Renee brings on! She is a powerhouse! I’ll be tuning in weekly!

The Holistic Ak Family ,

Great podcast!

Renee has an awesome podcast and provides value packed episodes. Highly recommend!

Mooki152 ,

So much magic in this podcast!

I’ve listened to She Who Wins for some time now and Renee brings so much passion and sincerity to the podcast and the guests she has on. It’s motivated me to keep trudging forward in my entrepreneurial quest. Put this on your must-listen to list!

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