Hey Change Maker! Welcome to The Constellation Coalition Podcast, where we’re connecting the dots between women to change the world! I’m your host, Ashley Johnson. In each episode, you’ll hear inspiring stories of women’s empowerment and poverty alleviation from all over the world! Plus you’ll receive practical tips on how you can make a difference in the world right where you are.At The Constellation Coalition, we believe that every woman is a star. Each of us shine brightly on our own...but when you connect the dots between us, we create beautiful pictures, tell beautiful stories, and become a guidance system for other women. When women connect, we change the world.Let’s go…CONNECT: firstname.lastname@example.orgLEARN MORE: www.theconstellationcoalition.orgSPONSOR AN ENTREPRENEUR: https://theconstellationcoalition.org/sponsorship/JOIN THE COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ConstellationCoalitionInsiders
009 - Brenda Schumann, Light Your World Ministries
Hey World Changer! My guest this week is Brenda Schumann, co-founder of Light Your World Ministries, a nonprofit organization empowering women in Honduras. ABOUT BRENDA:Brenda Schumann is a Mother, Daughter, Christian Life Coach, missionary, business woman, and author. Brenda has a passion for helping women step into theirunique identity and God given purpose. She has a heart for seeing women ditch the lies of the enemy and transform generations to come. Brenda is dedicated to the healing and empowerment of all of God’s Daughters, regardless of where they come from or how many times Jesus needs to chase them down. She has an innate ability to see women through the lens of God’s heart for each woman. Brenda holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work with over 18 years experience specializing in trauma and attachment issues. But most importantly, she loves Jesus and is obedient to the call of empowering women and seeing the one woman that Jesus never leaves behind. ABOUT LIGHT YOUR WORLD MINISTRIES:Light Your World - Enciende Tu Mundo is a non-profit organization dedicated to the empowerment of women, particularly single moms, in Honduras. We partner with a local church in a small, poverty stricken town to bring light in darkness and bring hope. We bridges in community and find solutions to impact lives and stories. We are dedicated to facilitating the freedom from emotional scars and trauma for our women, building their identity in Christ and their purpose in the world. CONNECT WITH BRENDA:Website: https://www.lightyourworldministry.com/Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/LYWministry Thanks for listening to The Constellation Coalition Podcast! CONNECT: email@example.comLEARN MORE: www.theconstellationcoalition.orgSPONSOR AN ENTREPRENEUR: https://theconstellationcoalition.org/sponsorship/JOIN THE COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ConstellationCoalitionInsidersAMAZON SMILE: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/83-4261368
008 - Kim Atkins, Kim Atkins Jewellery
Hey Change Maker! My guest this week is Kim Atkins, creator of Kim Atkins Jewellery, a social enterprise based in South Africa. ABOUT KIM:Having answered the call to become a jeweller and developing a range of prophetic jewellery that embody promises from scripture, Kim Atkins seeks to create meaningful employment opportunities for disadvantaged students. ABOUT KIM ATKINS JEWELLERY:Kim Atkins designs and produces silver jewellery based on various Scriptural pictures or themes. Each range expresses an inspiring Biblical verse or image that speaks to the inner beauty and dignity of women, and their calling. CONNECT WITH KIM:Website: http://www.kimatkins.co.zaFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/kimatkinsjewellery/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kim.atkins Thanks for listening to The Constellation Coalition Podcast! CONNECT: firstname.lastname@example.orgLEARN MORE: www.theconstellationcoalition.orgSPONSOR AN ENTREPRENEUR: https://theconstellationcoalition.org/sponsorship/JOIN THE COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ConstellationCoalitionInsidersAMAZON SMILE: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/83-4261368
007 - Vivienne Bechtold & Usha Sklena - Red Tent
Hey Change Maker! My guests this week are Vivienne Bechtold and Usha Sklena, founders of Red Tent, a collective of women working together to empower women and children out of poverty all over the world! ABOUT VIVIENNE:Vivienne Lee Bechtold is a Procter & Gamble marketing veteran with a heart for underserved women and children who currently works for Crossroads Church, volunteers as the Director of Social Enterprises for the Christian Alliance for Orphans where she helps identify successful practitioners, captures best practices, and builds capability in other interested organizations and co-founded Red Tent with her friend Usha Sklena. ABOUT USHA:Usha Sklena loves working for Jesus by helping those in need, particularly the vulnerable and the underserved. She is a disciple of Jesus Christ who is passionate about making other disciples follow Jesus. She is on the board of Crossroads Church. She co-founded Red Tent with her friend Vivienne Bechtold. ABOUT RED TENT:The Red Tent is a missional community of women in Cincinnati that helps reshape their relationships with each other and provides a vehicle for coming together to change the world by helping women and children in poverty globally. The Red Tent connects women of all ages, life stages, and ethnicities to work together with partner organizations on a variety of projects that help orphans, vulnerable children, women rescued from human trafficking, and underserved women who are trying to make a better life for themselves and their families. Women are welcome to join the Red Tent if you live in Cincinnati or start a localchapter of Red Tent. Find other women who share your passion and get to knowexisting organizations that are already doing good work and look for ways topartner to make a difference. CONNECT WITH VIVIENNE & USHA:Website: http://www.goredtent.com/Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/goredtent MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:The Hole In Our Gospel: https://www.amazon.com/Hole-Our-Gospel-Expect-Changed/dp/0849947006Safe Families: https://safe-families.org/El Bethel House: https://www.facebook.com/elbethelhome Thanks for listening to The Constellation Coalition Podcast! CONNECT: email@example.comLEARN MORE: www.theconstellationcoalition.orgSPONSOR AN ENTREPRENEUR: https://theconstellationcoalition.org/sponsorship/JOIN THE COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ConstellationCoalitionInsidersAMAZON SMILE: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/83-4261368
006 - Kim Anthony, MomsHope
Hey Change Maker! My guest this week is Kim Anthony, author, speaker, and executive director of MomsHope, a nonprofit working to empower low-income single moms to overcome the cycles of poverty and flourish! This conversation was very special to me because I am a mentor with MomsHope and have seen first hand the vital work this organization does. ABOUT KIM:Kim Anthony began serving as the executive director of MomsHope in April of 2020. She was raised by a single mom and understands first hand, the challenges they face. This is why Kim is thrilled to have the opportunity to provide hope for single moms in Cincinnati through MomsHope's one-on-one faith based mentoring program. ABOUT MOMSHOPE:MomsHope provides hope to single, low income moms through one-on-one faith-based mentoring in order to support their resource development, personal advancement, spiritual growth and family stability. CONNECT WITH KIM:Website: https://moms-hope.org/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/momshopeprograms/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/momshopeorgTwitter: @MomsHopeOrg MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Athletes in Action: https://www.athletesinaction.org/Unfavorable Odds Podcast: https://www.kimanthony.net/podcasts Thanks for listening to The Constellation Coalition Podcast! CONNECT: firstname.lastname@example.orgLEARN MORE: www.theconstellationcoalition.orgSPONSOR AN ENTREPRENEUR: https://theconstellationcoalition.org/sponsorship/JOIN THE COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ConstellationCoalitionInsidersAMAZON SMILE: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/83-4261368
005 - April Berg, The Aruna Project
*TRIGGER WARNING & PARENTAL ADVISORY NOTICE* Hey Change Maker! My guest this week is April Berg, cofounder of the Aruna Project, an impact driven athleisure brand. In this episode, April and I chat about some sensitive topics around the issue of human trafficking. If you have little ones around, you may want to come back and listen at another time. ABOUT APRIL:April Berg is the Co-Founder of Aruna Project. After her collegiate athletic career came to an end, she has enjoyed running and fitness. April worked as a nurse in internal medicine before leaving that field to serve communities in China and India. Her time spent caring for women in the brothels of India has developed a deep desire for justice on behalf of the enslaved. The combination of her passion to serve the enslaved and enjoyment of fitness served as a key catalyst to the creation of Aruna, an impact driven Athleisure brand creating lifelong freedom for victims of human trafficking through employment marked by holistic care. All our products are handcrafted by women freed, employed and empowered. She continues to develop the customer experience within Aruna to fuel the organization to greater growth and greater impact in bringing and sustaining freedom. April is married to Ryan and lives in Cincinnati with their three children. ABOUT ARUNA PROJECT:Aruna is an impact driven Athleisure brand. Through our products and events you can bring freedom to victims of human trafficking while celebrating freedom in your own adventure. CONNECT WITH APRIL:Website: https://www.arunaproject.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/arunaprojectInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/arunaprojectTwitter: @ArunaProject MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Things you can do to make an impact on human trafficking:Reduce your monthly spending by $100 and give it to organizations that are having an impact on the specific lives of those who have been trafficked. Share about anti-trafficking organizations’ work on social media and get others to do the same to amplify the voice of survivorsPurchase slave free products, better yet, purchase products produced ethically by survivors of traffickingJoin in an Aruna Run or apply to host one if there isn’t one in your cityIf you know of someone struggling with pornogrpahy - help them fight it. Demand drives trafficking. Porn fuels demand. Get rid of the fuel, reduce the demand, decrease those who are victimized. Thanks for listening to The Constellation Coalition Podcast! CONNECT: email@example.comLEARN MORE: www.theconstellationcoalition.orgSPONSOR AN ENTREPRENEUR: https://theconstellationcoalition.org/sponsorship/JOIN THE COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ConstellationCoalitionInsidersAMAZON SMILE: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/83-4261368
BONUS - Christmas Shopping for Good - Collab
Hey Change Maker! On this special BONUS episode of The Constellation Coalition Podcast, I’ve gathered a few of my podcasting friends to bring you a curated list of Christmas gift ideas that are both unique and making a difference in the world! COLLABORATORS ABOUT MERRITT:Merritt Onsa is a trail guide for the passionate and creative Christian woman who wants to get over the fear of failure, comparison, and imposter syndrome in order to get moving on her God-shaped dream without wasting more time second-guessing herself, procrastinating, or trying to be perfect because it would be a tragedy if her dreams stayed hidden. Merritt hosts weekly conversations on The Devoted Dreamers Podcast talking with Christian women about their dreams, their fears, and how God has transformed their faith in the process of attempting courageous endeavors. CONTACT MERRITT:Website: https://www.merrittonsa.comFacebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/devoteddreamersInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/merrittjo/Twitter: https://twitter.com/merrittoPodcast: https://www.merrittonsa.com/podcast ABOUT YOLANDA:Yolanda King is a confidence coach and the host of the She Called and Confident Podcast. She helps Christian women conquer their fears so they can tap into their potential and live out their calling with confidence without feeling boastful or out of alignment with God’s will. She is passionate in leading women out of their insecurities, hurts and resistance to break through their upper limits and create a successful life they are proud of. She believes that everyone has a story and a calling that is going to make this world a better place. CONTACT YOLANDA:Website: https://shescalledandconfident.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/shescalledandconfidentbusinessInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/shescalledandconfident/Podcast: https://shescalledandconfident.com/podcast ABOUT NATALIE:Natalie Arent is a personal branding coach for Christian female entrepreneurs struggling to get visible and gain momentum. She helps them find their people online and build a client-attracting brand, so they can live out their God-given purpose in business. CONTACT NATALIE:Website: https://www.nataliearent.com/Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/presencepurposePodcast: https://www.nataliearent.com/episode GIFT IDEAS FOR HIM:Game Day Feels - https://www.gamedayfeels.com/Mitscoots - https://www.mitscoots.com/collections/mensHaiti Design Co - wallet - https://haitidesignco.org/shop/mens-leather-wallet FOR HER:The Root Collective - boots - https://therootcollective.com/collections/bootsRebekah Scott Designs - for new moms - https://shoprsd.com/shop/collections/baby/Sseko Brave Collection - for grandmas - https://ssekodesigns.com/order/brave-jewelry FOR LITTLES:Cuddle + Kind - https://cuddleandkind.com/collections/hand-knit-dollsGlobal Kids - activity book - https://www.globalgiftsft.com/global-kids-activities-from-around-the-world.htmlDarn Good Yarn - craft kits - https://www.darngoodyarn.com/collections/kids-crafts FOR CLIENTS:Marie Mae - https://mariemae.com/shopLazarus Artisan Goods - cord taco - https://lazarusartisangoods.com/collections/tech-travel/products/cord-taco?variant=47361025811Batik Boutique - business card holder - https://www.thebatikboutique.com/collections/travel-accessories/products/business-card-holder-leather-black-fern FOR TEACHERS:Laurel Denise - https://laureldenise.com/collections/teacherSewing New Futures - scarves - https://sewingnewfutures.com/collections/scarves-1The Tote Project - Free To Learn pouch - https://www.thetoteproject.com/collections/fw19/products/free-to-learn-pouch FOR COFFEE LOVERS:Phoenix Roasters - https://phoenixroasters.coffee/“Say Yes” Book - https://www.amazon.com/Say-Yes-God-Sized-Dreams-Flight/dp/156309410X/ref=sr_1_1?crid=15G6WFEV0Q1DI&dchild=1&keyword
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I am amazed and inspired by the women featured here - wow! Each one is a powerful reminder of what one person who follows their calling can do!
Ashely is such a ray of hope for many women around the world. I am honored to know her and I am excited to hear more on these podcast episodes!