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Stories and Strategies for Women will share riveting stories about amazing women hosted by radio personality and author, Claudine Wolk. Through interview format Claudine introduces guests whose stories and expertise will entertain and motivate. Women will learn that they are not alone in feeling the way that they do and that they can feel good about their prospects. We cover self-care, beauty, mental health, romantic relationships, parenting, working mom issues, stay at home mom issues, women in history, true crime, entrepreneurism, cultural issues, and hot topics. A good story, well-told, is powerful and inspires action.

Stories and Strategies for Women Claudine Wolk

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Stories and Strategies for Women will share riveting stories about amazing women hosted by radio personality and author, Claudine Wolk. Through interview format Claudine introduces guests whose stories and expertise will entertain and motivate. Women will learn that they are not alone in feeling the way that they do and that they can feel good about their prospects. We cover self-care, beauty, mental health, romantic relationships, parenting, working mom issues, stay at home mom issues, women in history, true crime, entrepreneurism, cultural issues, and hot topics. A good story, well-told, is powerful and inspires action.

    Learn About Wine, Food, Chocolate and Getting Your Specialty Book Published

    Learn About Wine, Food, Chocolate and Getting Your Specialty Book Published

    Maureen Petrosky, author of the new book, Wine Club: A Monthly Guide to Swirling, Sipping, and Pairing with Friends is my guest in this episode.

    You can find out more about Maureen at her website, MaureenPetrosky.com.

    I am so excited to introduce this podcast episode.

    What better summer topic than wine (and chocolate tasting)

    PLUS: If it is your goal to write a 'specialty book' you will learn Author Maureen Petrosky's publishing story. She is an author of several books.

    This latest release, Wine Club: A Monthly Guide to Swirling, Sipping, and Pairing with Friends, is an updated version of a successful book she first published in 2005, The Wine Club: A Month-by-Month guide to Learning about Wine with Friends.  What an interesting story.  The new release is set up in a month by month format that suggests wines and food pairing.  Everyone learns and everyone is introduced to great food and great wine. 

    As a community, we are socializing more and more.  What a fantastic and fun way to get together. 

    In the interview Maureen, Master Sommelier and Trained Chef, shares:
    Tips on selecting and tasting different winesHow wine, food and chocolate work together to form a complete tasting experienceThe one element you need to easily form a wine club with your friendsWhat "leggy" meansTips for lifestyle authors on publishing and marketingand much moreFind Maureen Petrosky at her website and her new book, Wine Club, wherever books are sold.

    Thanks for listening. If you like what you hear, leave me a rating!
    Claudine Wolk Substack: Get Your Book Seen and Sold
    Claudine Wolk Website: ClaudineWolk.com
    Claudine's Instagram - @ClaudineWolk

    • 53 min
    Writers Group Members with Advice for Aspiring Authors

    Writers Group Members with Advice for Aspiring Authors

    Is Joining a Writers Group a Good Idea for Aspiring Writers?
    (or a great starting point/)

    Join authors Linda Wisniewski, Sandra Carey Cody, and Susan Wagner in a fun, illuminating conversation about Women's Writing Groups.  All the women are part of a writer's group created through their connection with the Pearl S Buck House in Bucks County, PA.  Not all writers groups are created equal and I was curious about how the groups work and how joining one be might advantageous for writers.

    Linda, Sandy and Susan share:
    their individual writing and publishing storieshow writer's groups help them personallyhow they cope with critics why they write advice for the aspiring author on publishingresources that have helped them through their careers and much, much more.
    Find out more about these authors and their books at their websites:

    Linda Wisniewski at  Lindawis.com

    Sandra Carey Cody at SandraCareyCody.com

    Susan Wagner at SusanEWagner.com

    Meet the authors! If you are local, the authors will be attending  the Flemington Summer Book Fest being held May 26th thru May 29th from 10-6.

    If wish to explore memoir writing, Linda Wisniewski offers a class that starts today. Check it out if you are interested, she may have room for you.

    Other resources that the ladies mention in the broadcast:

    StoryCircleNetwork.org

    International Women's Writing Group
     
    MeetUp.org

    International Women's Writing Guild

    International Poets

    Sisters in Crime

    Author's Guild

    Pearl S. Buck Writing Center
    Claudine Wolk Substack: Get Your Book Seen and Sold
    Claudine Wolk Website: ClaudineWolk.com
    Claudine's Instagram - @ClaudineWolk

    • 47 min
    Kelly Hopton-Jones - Author, Influencer

    Kelly Hopton-Jones - Author, Influencer

    Author and Influencer, Kelly Hopkins-Jones, is our guest this week.  We chat about her popular Instagram site, @hillside-farmhouse, her book, Someday - a love letter to parents experiencing infertility, her publishing experience, and her baby daughter.

    Kelly reveals how she went from advance practice nurse to Instagram influencer.  Her Instagram site, @hillside-farmhouse, has over 13,800 followers.  Kelly explains how she started to post pictures of her farmhouse remodel in Bucks County and then added posts that paralleled what was going on in her life. 

    She features fabulous pictures and video on her Instagram about her home renovations (two homes), her struggle with infertility, her fabulous product finds and her baby daughter, as well as products for baby and mom!  She offers her advice on how YOU could do the same on your social media:

    Consistency, Flexibility, and Connection are key.

    Kelly's heartfelt journey to new motherhood through unexplained fertility is shared. She describes the role that writing and publishing her book, Someday, played in that journey.

    You can find Kelly's book, Someday, at the link.  

    Thanks for listening. You can find me at @claudinewolk on Instagram -   I need to catch up to Kelly's followers. As if...
    Claudine Wolk Substack: Get Your Book Seen and Sold
    Claudine Wolk Website: ClaudineWolk.com
    Claudine's Instagram - @ClaudineWolk

    • 30 min
    Your Business Can Thrive: Ciara Stockeland On Chasing Profits Not Sales

    Your Business Can Thrive: Ciara Stockeland On Chasing Profits Not Sales

    Ciara Stockeland is an author, podcast host, business owner, business coach, Mom, and an Iron Man participant - not in that order!

    Entrepreneurs, or anyone looking to start a new venture, write a book, or who needs to seriously evaluate their current business model will learn something valuable in this 25 minute interview!

    Ciara created several start-ups and owned brick & mortar retail stores and through her trials learned the secret to a success business  - retail or not!

    It's in the profits...... not the sales.

    In this episode, Ciara shares how she learned the hard way to focus her business on profits. She offers some low-tech metrics to achieve actual business success instead of simply growing sales.  It is a fascinating story that could turn YOUR business or project around for the better.

    Her brand new book, Inventory Genius, currently #1 on Amazon n its category, explains in clear and easy detail, the business basics of margin and profit through chart and example. Ciara has shared and used these methods to lead clients to success over and over again. 

    More that the episode offers... Ciara:

    *** shares the story of HOW she published her brand new book, Inventory Genius, available in audio, ebook and print on Amazon.

    *** How her son was the impetus to get her message out into the hands of business owners

    *** Her self-publishing process

    *** Her theory on a book marketing promotion budget - ie. don't spend any money on it

    *** Her Iron Man experience

    You can find Ciara Stockeland at her webiste: CiaraStockeland.com

    Her book, Inventory Genius, is on Amazon.   Her podcast The Inventory Genius Method can be found at the link or anywhere you listen to podcasts

    This episode of Stories and Strategies for Women Podcast is brought to you by our sponsors:



    Eyebobs:  Enter code 'StoriesandStrat10" for a 10% discount at eyebobs.com Your place for readers - fun to wear and fun to buy. ThriftBooks.com: the amazing site to buy and collect used books and dvds. Publisher Rocket - Software research tool for authors to identify Keywords and Categories for an existing book or the book not yet written.Voice Coaches: Use the promo code "WOLK" to get half off of their introductory workshop to determine if voice acting is the career for you.  Voicecoaches.com. Claudine Wolk Substack: Get Your Book Seen and Sold
    Claudine Wolk Website: ClaudineWolk.com
    Claudine's Instagram - @ClaudineWolk

    • 26 min
    You Need to Release Your Creativity Today

    You Need to Release Your Creativity Today

    You Need To Release Your Creativity Today

    Why?

    Because if you don’t, your creativity will be lost forever.  The world will lose out on your contribution and YOU will miss out on progress toward self-actualization.

    In this episode, part of a series by Claudine on Creativity, she introduces Abraham Maslow - the father of humanistic psychology and the creator the hierarchy of needs - of the concept of self-actualization. Using an excerpt from her audio books an example, Claudine shares why your creativity must be shared and why doing so will bring you to self-actualization and simply more darned healthy and happy.

    Claudine's Audio book: It Gets Easier and Other Lies We Tell New Mothers
    except from Chapter 13, You Complete Me? about Abraham Maslow and Self-actualization

    You can find out more about Claudine at her website: ClaudineWolk.com

    This episode of Stories and Strategies for Women is brought to you by our sponsors:


    Eyebobs:  Enter code 'StoriesandStrat10" for a 10% discount at eyebobs.com Your place for readers - fun to wear and fun to buy. ThriftBooks.com: the amazing site to buy and collect used books and dvds. Publishers Rocket - Software research tool for authors to identify Keywords and Categories for an existing book or the book not yet written.Voice Coaches: Use the promo code "WOLK" to get half off of their introductory workshop to determine if voice acting is the career for you.  Voicecoaches.com.
    Find me at:
    ClaudineWolk.com
    Instagram: @claudinewolk
    Twitter: @Help4NewMoms.com
    Claudine Wolk Substack: Get Your Book Seen and Sold
    Claudine Wolk Website: ClaudineWolk.com
    Claudine's Instagram - @ClaudineWolk

    • 10 min
    "Look For The Helpers" - Kate Brenton vs The Airport

    "Look For The Helpers" - Kate Brenton vs The Airport

    "We're going to look for the kind people," said author, podcast host, inspirational speaker and coach Kate Brenton to her five-year-old son recently.  On arriving at the airport, Kate realized that their flight home had been closed even though she had checked-in hours before.

    Her riveting story is more than a recounting of an annoying airline experience, it's about the human spirit, fellow human beings helping one another, the lessons we teach our kids, and how "looking for the helpful people, the kind people, is as good a piece of advice today as it was when Fred Rogers first proclaimed it on his famous show.

    Speaking of looking for the kind people, Kate is one of them. Kate has a new master class that starts March 23rd titled, Sit in Your Center.   It is a practical and magical journey of alignment and empowerment for women.  More about this class can be found at Kate's Website

    Use coupon code: "GATHER" for $100 off the Sit in Your Center Class. Deadline 3.23.23.
    Also mentioned in the podcast:
    Rebirth Podcast — Kate Brenton
    Kate's Book: Rebirth: real-life stories about what happens when you let go and let life lead
    Kate's Substack: The Golden Thread

    This episode of Stories and Strategies for Women is brought to you by our sponsors:


    Eyebobs:  Enter code 'StoriesandStrat10" for a 10% discount at eyebobs.com Your place for readers - fun to wear and fun to buy. ThriftBooks.com: the amazing site to buy and collect used books and dvds. Publishers Rocket - Software research tool for authors to identify Keywords and Categories for an existing book or the book not yet written.Voice Coaches: Use the promo code "WOLK" to get half off of their introductory workshop to determine if voice acting is the career for you.  Voicecoaches.com.
    Find me at:
    ClaudineWolk.com
    Instagram: @claudinewolk
    Twitter: @Help4NewMoms.com
    Claudine Wolk Substack: Get Your Book Seen and Sold
    Claudine Wolk Website: ClaudineWolk.com
    Claudine's Instagram - @ClaudineWolk

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

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Relevant Topics

I am thoroughly enjoying listening to Claudine and her guests on her podcast. There is something to be learned from each. Lots of good advice from both experts and ordinary people on how to make a life changing move, be your best self, and how people around you affect your ability to do so. Take a listen!

12345Graham ,

Another go to podcast

Claudine is an excellent host! She guides inspiring interviews and allows her guests to tell
their stories to inspire others on their own personal/career journeys. A great listen!

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Host of The Second Phase Podcast

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Struck a Chord

I had a feeling I couldn't put into words. I listened to the podcast of the former teacher who journaled in the cemetery. She seemed to have gone through the exact emotions I have lately. If you feel like you are somewhere in limbo.... take a listen. It may be just the kick in the pants you need.

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