217 episodes

Parent, founder, leader... tired? If you're starting a business or figuring out entrepreneurship AND you've got kids, this podcast is for you. Whether you're thinking about having kids or you're in the mayhem already, we're here to support working parents. Our mission? To tell the truth about motherhood, fatherhood, being a parent, and to inspire us to imagine new ways of working. So maybe we can get a little more sleep.

Startup Parent Sarah K Peck

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 131 Ratings

Parent, founder, leader... tired? If you're starting a business or figuring out entrepreneurship AND you've got kids, this podcast is for you. Whether you're thinking about having kids or you're in the mayhem already, we're here to support working parents. Our mission? To tell the truth about motherhood, fatherhood, being a parent, and to inspire us to imagine new ways of working. So maybe we can get a little more sleep.

    Stories Paint the Picture of Possibility

    Stories Paint the Picture of Possibility

    When we first launched The Startup Parent Podcast in 2017, we did a series on some of our core values and guiding principles. Many of these core values have stood the test of time and helped to guide us over the last five years. Please enjoy revisiting this core values episode from earlier in the life of the podcast.

    Core Value: Culture Change Starts With Stories

    Show Notes: https://startupparent.com/021-sixth-gear-ability/

    • 16 min
    Our Sixth Gear - The Hidden Power Within

    Our Sixth Gear - The Hidden Power Within

    When we first launched The Startup Parent Podcast in 2017, we did a series on some of our core values and guiding principles. Many of these core values have stood the test of time and helped to guide us over the last five years. Please enjoy revisiting this core values episode from earlier in the life of the podcast.

    Core Value: Most of us have a sixth gear we don't know about.

    Show Notes: https://startupparent.com/021-sixth-gear-ability/

    • 16 min
    Feelings Matter - Experience Greater Emotional Dexterity

    Feelings Matter - Experience Greater Emotional Dexterity

    When we first launched The Startup Parent Podcast in 2017, we did a series on some of our core values and guiding principles. Many of these core values have stood the test of time and helped to guide us over the last five years. Please enjoy revisiting this core values episode from earlier in the life of the podcast.
    If you downloaded this episode before November 15th, you might have heard an episode of the Career Can Do podcast rather than our Startup Parent episode: Feelings Matter - Experience Greater Emotional Dexterity. So sorry about that! We had an uploading issue that has since been corrected. You can listen Feelings Matter - Experience Greater Dexterity right here: https://startupparent.com/020-feelings-matter/
    Core Value: Feelings Matter - Experience Greater Emotional Dexterity 
     
    Show Notes: https://startupparent.com/020-feelings-matter/

    • 16 min
    Birth Trauma, Informed Consent, and the Flaws of Managed Care — (Allison Yarrow)

    Birth Trauma, Informed Consent, and the Flaws of Managed Care — (Allison Yarrow)

    #225 — Birth is broken in America. It’s rooted in patriarchy, white supremacy, and a managed care system that pushes profits over people. This medical model provides substandard care that persists because it’s always been done that way—not because it’s rooted in evidence. In fact, plenty of evidence suggests that the managed care model causes widespread problems that affects every aspect of our society today.
    Under this medical model, birth has become accepted as trauma, with as much as 30-40% of people who give birth reporting mistreatment or negative experiences. If we want to improve the outcomes of birthing people and families, we must unpack how and why our current system is failing us.
    Allison Yarrow, award-winning journalist, speaker, and author, wants to change that narrative with the help of her latest book, “Birth Control: The Insidious Power of Men Over Motherhood.” There is so much power in a group of people who have been touched by birth. Humanity would not exist without the process of birth, when our bodies are at their strongest.
    Allison’s goal is to open up conversations between people who have given birth, inviting us to share our stories and feel validated in them—no matter what they are.
    Allison joined host Sarah K Peck on this episode of the Startup Parent Podcast to talk about why birthing is broken under our current healthcare system, and what we can do better in the future. They discuss:

    The cascade of interventions and medicalization of birth.

    The relationship between trauma and birth.

    The importance of informed consent in care.

    How a managed model of care leads to worse outcomes.

    What we can do to change the birth experience in the future.

    The episode is an invitation to unpack the intricacies of birth experiences and the existing systems that influence them so that we can rewrite the narratives around motherhood. Instead of trauma and disempowerment, we can embrace the power and vulnerability of the birth and transform it into an empowered, informed, and agency-driven experience.
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    Full show notes at http://startupparent.com/227

    • 1 hr
    The Power of Creativity and Destruction: Inviting New Futures

    The Power of Creativity and Destruction: Inviting New Futures

    When we first launched The Startup Parent Podcast in 2017, we did a series on some of our core values and guiding principles. Many of these core values have stood the test of time and helped to guide us over the last five years. Please enjoy revisiting this core values episode from earlier in the life of the podcast.
     
    Core Value: Plans Are Important. Things Rarely Go According to
    Plan. 
     
    Show Notes: https://startupparent.com/019-do-things-differently-core-value/

    • 16 min
    Envision a New World of Work

    Envision a New World of Work

    When we first launched The Startup Parent Podcast in 2017, we did a series on some of our core values and guiding principles. Many of these core values have stood the test of time and helped to guide us over the last five years. Please enjoy revisiting this core values episode from earlier in the life of the podcast.
     
    Core Value: Plans Are Important. Things Rarely Go According to
    Plan. 
     
    Show Notes: https://startupparent.com/018-work-broken-core-value-6/

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
131 Ratings

131 Ratings

nathlussier ,

Important and life-shifting

This podcast is so important for anyone who is trying to parent and run a business or work on their creative pursuits. It’s wild what we expect parents to be able to do on their own, and this podcast helps walk us off the ledge so we can take better care of ourselves, our families, and our companies.

#savetheworld! ,

Saving the world…

Let me start by saying that during both my postpartum journeys, Sarah and this podcast have been a guiding light for me. Most recently, I listened to a couple episodes and something stuck out to me in #206 I think when’s he was discussing early childhood stressors (ACES) with Michelle Stephens, she said, “It’s almost like if we care for Mothers and children we could save the world?!” And she’s right! As I am coming back to myself I am clear about what my call to action as a Mother, therapist, and human is because of that. Thank you Sarah for this space you have created. Do yourself a favor and listen now!

Neha Mehta Khanna ,

For Every Parent Leader, Parent Entrepreneur

I am so grateful for the space and community that Sarah Peck has created, for all of us who believe that there has to be a better way to balance parenting, self-actualization, and leading with authenticity, creativity & compassion, without sacrificing our health or sanity in the mix. These podcasts help us challenge the status quo, and forge/carve out/demand a new way forward for generations to come. These are the innovative approaches we all need to embrace, and the conversations we all need to be having. Thank you for such honest, thought provoking and insightful conversations!

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