17 episodes

Welcome to the Shift Changer Podcast! Your host, Monica Curteman, dives into how shifts of life - via trials and tragedies provides endless change agent opportunities to do good by inward growth. Inspired by the book, LeaderShift, by John C. Maxwell and the quote, "I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples." by Mother Teresa. The Shift Changer Podcast was created to get you moving towards personal growth and action. Shift happens and YOU get to Be The Change to love, give, and serve the world purposefully!

Shift Changer Podcast Monica Curteman

    • Self-Improvement
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Welcome to the Shift Changer Podcast! Your host, Monica Curteman, dives into how shifts of life - via trials and tragedies provides endless change agent opportunities to do good by inward growth. Inspired by the book, LeaderShift, by John C. Maxwell and the quote, "I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples." by Mother Teresa. The Shift Changer Podcast was created to get you moving towards personal growth and action. Shift happens and YOU get to Be The Change to love, give, and serve the world purposefully!

    Shift Change to Crush Your Goals

    Shift Change to Crush Your Goals

    On this episode of the Shift Changer Podcast, I sit down with my friend, Shellsy Malveaux and talk about Crushing Your Goals. I reached out to her because that's exactly what she's doing - even in a pandemic! This girl is C R U S H I N G It! Shellsy and I got together last year for my Revive Her Vision & Goals and she shared her desire to open a coffee shop. Then she casted vision, created an attainable plan, cultivated goals to reach them, and has collaborated with people who will facilitate her dreams. She was also one of our speakers at Revive Her and mentors who's helped many women towards their goals. When she's not working at PJ's - she's working on her future dream job and leading women through her Book Club, The Feminine Vigor. Shellsy is proof that you can still finish this year stronger and CRUSH YOUR GOALS! 

    This episodes Sticky Note Quote is: Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him and He will make your paths straight."

    SHIFT | CHANGE ANCRONYM:

    S - Shake it up!

    H - Make it HAPPEN! Don't just talk about it, make it happen!

    I -  Insight - Open yourself to different perspectives.

    F - Forward Motion - Don't look back.

    T - Timing - Trust God's timing.

    Connect with Shellsy on Instagram: Unconventional Shell and her Book Club: The Feminine Vigor.

    Have a story that inspired change by you or someone else? I would love to share it!

    Connect with me: shiftchangerpodcast@gmail.com

    Stay connected www.instagram.com/Revive.Her or visit my shop: www.ShopPalomaBlanca.com

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    Shift happens! We get the opportunity every day to BE THE CHANGE to love, give, and serve the world purposefully!

    • 30 min
    Shift Change to Finish 2020 Strong

    Shift Change to Finish 2020 Strong

    Ashley "Bird" Williams is an incredible woman of faith, family, and fun! She's a wife, mother of 2 (with one on the way - I found out later), a business woman, the host of Bird Means Business Podcast, serves the local church, and a lover of people! Ashley left an intense position as an investment banking analyst on Wall Street to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams. Together, her and her husband started a gym, The League in the Heights in Houston and in 2019, she launched Bird Williams Consulting. Bird Williams Consulting has come alongside many clients who have turned their failing business or avoided the pitfalls of one, and have built a profitable business with her proven plan. Bird really means business when it comes to building a viable brand that you can be proud of and serves the community well!  Ashley and her husband, Terry are doing the work just like other entrepreneurs and business owners to finish 2020 strong. As you listen, you'll find encouraging pearls of wisdom that I hope motivate you into action because this year is not over, it's not a wash, or a waste of time because of all the events that have occurred. You can still finish this year STRONGER!

    This episodes Sticky Note Quote is: "DO IT AFRAID!"

    SHIFT | CHANGE ANCRONYM:

    C - Choose

    H - Hope

    A -  And

    N - Never Go

    E - Empty.

    Connect with Ashley on Instagram: Bird Means Business and her website at Bird Williams Consulting also her & her husband's gym, The League.

    Have a story that inspired change by you or someone else? I would love to share it!

    Connect with me: shiftchangerpodcast@gmail.com

    Stay connected www.instagram.com/Revive.Her or visit my shop: www.ShopPalomaBlanca.com

    Love the podcast? Be gangster and rate & review this podcast! Thank you for listening!

    Shift happens! We get the opportunity every day to BE THE CHANGE to love, give, and serve the world purposefully!

    • 39 min
    Shift Change to Overcome Trials & Empower Others

    Shift Change to Overcome Trials & Empower Others

    In honor of breast cancer month, I asked my friend Amanda Lips to talk about her journey through breast cancer and COVID. Amanda is a Leader of fun, the CEO of Pete's Plug , Co-founder of Petals & Pastry, and Partner at Forever Trends, LLC. She is an overall fierce woman who enters hard challenges with the intentionality of finding the F U N in that trial while also being her authentic self - not denying the difficulty of the matter. Cancer, COVID, and any other hardship do not define her - they leverage her dreams. Her heart, her passion, and her tenacity is invigorating! She was one of the first MDA cancer patient (who is in remission) who was diagnosed with COVID in Houston March 2020 and used her time in quarantine to explore her creativity! During that time, her friend, Anna, who was unemployed and her were talking while Anna was making cookies - and behold a business was born: Petals & Pastry!

    This episodes Sticky Note Quote is: "Lead with F U N!" 

    SHIFT | CHANGE ANCRONYM:

    S - Slow down and evaluate what your heart truly desires - then go after it!

    H - Honor your authentic self. 

    I -  Innovate. Just dream and get creative!

    F - Follow your heart.

    T - Talk. Find the right tribe to talk to.

    Connect with the Amanda on Instagram: Amanda Lips and her business: Pete's Plug and Petals & Pastry

    Have a story that inspired change by you or someone else? I would love to share it!

    Connect with me: shiftchangerpodcast@gmail.com

    Stay connected www.instagram.com/Revive.Her or visit my shop: www.ShopPalomaBlanca.com

    Love the podcast? Be gangster and rate & review this podcast! Thank you for listening!

    Shift happens! We get the opportunity every day to BE THE CHANGE to love, give, and serve the world purposefully!

    • 41 min
    Shift Change to Embrace Grief & Hope After Infancy Loss Part 2

    Shift Change to Embrace Grief & Hope After Infancy Loss Part 2

    This is part 2 of Shift Change to Embrace Grief & Hope After Infancy Loss. If this is a sensitive topic for you, this might be an episode to listen to later. Today, October 15th is Pregnancy and Infancy Loss Awareness so I wanted to share my story and my friend, Nika's story. Nika was pregnant earlier this year with no complications then all of a sudden started experiencing pain, went into labor at 21 weeks with their beautiful little girl, June, who then went to be with the Lord. This is a story of many women, and as we share - we are with you, we remember our little blessings that is in Heaven. Your pain is real. Your loss is real. Your pain is not wasted. Your tears are accounted for by Jesus who sees you, hears you, and loves you. I pray you are blessed by Nika's powerful story.

    This episode is dedicated to June Simpson 1/27/2020 and all the angels in Heaven.

    This episodes Sticky Note Quote is: "Way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper, light in the darkness, my God, that is Who You are."

    SHIFT | CHANGE ANCRONYM:

    S - Self care & self compassion. Being kind to yourself and your partner during this time of grief.

    H - Help. Accept help from others and to tell those who love you what you need. Your people are glad to help you!

    I -  Identify the many layers of your loss and challenges of your grief, but also identify the good.

    F - Find inner peace. Engaging in mindful practices of peace. Nika used the Calm app.

    T - Things. Do things that make you feel close to your baby. Being outside was something that brought Nika closer to her baby.

    Connect with the Nika on Facebook: Nika Simpson

    If you are struggling with your loss, I encourage you to connect with The National Share here or call (1-800-821-6819) or email them (info@nationalshare.org).  Another great resource is Butterfly Baskets and they have an Etsy story to send anyone a gift who's experienced an infancy loss. Lastly, is Through The Heart for support and education.

    Or to connect with me or have a prayer request, email me: shiftchangerpodcast@gmail.com

    Stay connected www.instagram.com/Revive.Her or visit my shop: www.ShopPalomaBlanca.com

    Have a story that inspired change by you or someone else? I would love to share it!

    Love the podcast? Be gangster and rate & review this podcast! Thank you for listening!

    Shift happens! We get the opportunity to BE THE CHANGE!

    • 42 min
    Shift Change to Embrace Grief & Hope After Infancy Loss Part 1

    Shift Change to Embrace Grief & Hope After Infancy Loss Part 1

    This is a 2 part episode of the subject: Pregnancy and Infancy Loss. If this is a sensitive topic for you, this might be an episode to listen to later. Today, October 15th is Pregnancy and Infancy Loss Awareness so I wanted to share my story and my friend, Nika's story. Nika was pregnant earlier this year with no complications then all of a sudden started experiencing pain, went into labor at 21 weeks with their beautiful little girl, June, who then went to be with the Lord. This is a story of many women, and as we share - we are with you, we remember our little blessings that is in Heaven. Your pain is real. Your loss is real. Your pain is not wasted. Your tears are accounted for by Jesus who sees you, hears you, and loves you. I pray you are blessed by Nika's powerful story.

    This episode is dedicated to June Simpson 1/27/2020 and all the angels in Heaven. 

    This episodes Sticky Note Quote is: "Way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper, light in the darkness, my God, that is Who You are."

    SHIFT | CHANGE ANCRONYM:

    S - Self care & self compassion. Being kind to yourself and your partner during this time of grief.

    H - Help. Accept help from others and to tell those who love you what you need. Your people are glad to help you!

    I -  Identify the many layers of your loss and challenges of your grief, but also identify the good.

    F - Find inner peace. Engaging in mindful practices of peace. Nika used the Calm app.

    T - Things. Do things that make you feel close to your baby. Being outside was something that brought Nika closer to her baby.

    If you are struggling with your loss, I encourage you to connect with The National Share here or call (1-800-821-6819) or email them (info@nationalshare.org).  Another great resource is Butterfly Baskets and they have an Etsy story to send anyone a gift who's experienced an infancy loss. Lastly, is Through The Heart for support and education.

    Connect with the Nika on Facebook: Nika Simpson

    Or to connect with me or have a prayer request, email me: shiftchangerpodcast@gmail.com 

    Stay connected www.instagram.com/Revive.Her or visit my shop: www.ShopPalomaBlanca.com

    Have a story that inspired change by you or someone else? I would love to share it!

    Love the podcast? Be gangster and rate & review this podcast! Thank you for listening!

    Shift happens! We get the opportunity to BE THE CHANGE!

    • 37 min
    Shift Change to Frontline Prayers

    Shift Change to Frontline Prayers

    What do you think when you think of the word "Frontline?" The word is commonly used in military talk describing those soldiers in the front of the line in battle; those closest to the enemy. 2020 made that term common knowledge when the frontline of doctors, nurses, pathologist, microbiologist, respiratory therapist, and medical professionals of the like responded to help those fighting COVID-19. I also believe it was a call to action for Believers to get on the frontlines in prayer against the enemy in spiritual warfare (Eph. 6:12).

    In this episode, we are talking about Shift Changing to Frontline Prayers. I believe 2020 is a call for the sons and daughters of Christ to rise up and pray for our world. On this episode, I sit with my mom to talk about that and get her perspective.

    This episodes Sticky Note Quote is from 2 Chronicles 7:14, "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven, and I will forgive their sins and heal their land."

    SHIFT | CHANGE ANCRONYM:

    S - Surrender yourself in prayer.

    H - Humble yourself in prayer.

    I -  me, myself, & I and no one else needs to surrender and humble yourself to God. 

    F - Faith in God during your prayer time.

    T - Trust in God that in time, He will answer your prayers.

    Connect with the my mama on Instagram: @Momma50

    To connect with me or have a prayer request, email me: shiftchangerpodcast@gmail.com

    Stay connected www.instagram.com/Revive.Her or visit my shop: www.ShopPalomaBlanca.com

    Have a story that inspired change by you or someone else? I would love to share it! 

    Love the podcast? Be gangster and rate & review this podcast! Thank you for listening!

    Shift happens! We get the opportunity to BE THE CHANGE!

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

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13 Ratings

yomissthang ,

Accountability and reassurance

When listening to Monica and her guest I am so refreshed knowing I’m not alone and that there are people out there living the day to day struggle. This podcast is very applicable to life in the day to day. Uplifting and fun lots of laughs and some tears but enough to wake you up!

WonderfuLee Heather ,

Shift Change!

This podcast is amazing! Monica has such a unique way of teaching how it is we shift to change. Shift is hard but in order to change we have to shift our perspective. Love this podcast super excited for more episodes to come out!

jjellis819 ,

Real deal

I love the authentic voices here. Timely topics approached with love.

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