We amplify trailblazing women who are influencing others and creating success in a big, bold way. From business leaders to authors, politicians to nonprofit founders, and everything in between, we are talking to leading women about what it takes to inspire, impact, and change their corner of the world. Interested in being a part of the Collab? Reach out to us at TheHerstoryCollaborative@gmail.com
The One With Jenney Floyd
My next guest is an RN and Founder of Next Level Nursing, Jenney Floyd! She is a Registered Nurse with 10 years of experience in SICU and ER. She’s been a charge nurse, team lead, and preceptor. She’s a great nurse… actually, she’s a fantastic nurse.
But she spent the last year hating her job. She LOVED being a nurse, just hated her job. So she made some changes and she learned some things along the way. She made a solid decision that she was not going to spend another second unhappy in her career. Now, she’s laser focused on the next level of her nursing career.
Jenney Floyd is the founder of Next Level Nursing which is an organization that elevates, educates, and empowers nurses to be the best that they can be at the bedside. She holds conferences for nurses that are designed to not only educate, but also to CELEBRATE nurses. In fact, she has one coming up October 14-15th and the lineup is amazing.
ALSO—if you want to attend the Next Level Nursing Conference, they are doing a drawing to give away a companion pass if you register by September 16th. So, jump on it! This conference is $129.00 for two full days of eating, drinking, and learning on the San Antonio River Walk. That’s a great weekend on tap!
To learn more about Jenney Floyd and Next Level Nursing you can find her here:
The One With Samantha R. Waterman
Samantha is the Executive Director of the Association of ESD Professionals, which stands for Empowerment Self Defense. She is a politico, lawyer, manager, and writer. Never one to take the straight path, Samantha started her career in political polling, got a law degree a bit after-the-fact, and practiced campaign-finance and election law for a while. Then, inspired by a client, Los Angeles mayoral candidate Antonio Villaraigosa, she left the firm to work on his historic campaign and later in the Mayor’s Office, in DC, and on local, state, and federal campaigns. Samantha’s passion is politics because she sees it as the most promising tool for making the world a better place.
You can reach Samantha in the following places:
Instagram and Facebook: @esdprofessionals
The One With Cat Oshman
My next guest is Cat Oshman
Cat is a success proven VP, nationally recognized swimwear designer and confidence catalyst. She has traveled the globe for inspiration with designs featured in major fashion publications, celebrities and retailers across the country. Cat is a visionary who marries the art of fashion and purpose with body positivity, inclusivity and diversity. She recently launched a show called AMEN, which stands for Amplified Moms Empowerment Network, to bring unity and growth mindset across the globe for women.
I think you’re going to really enjoy this episode as we talk about the embedded and excessive body-shaming culture that so many of us have fallen prey to. Cat is so objective and inspiring as she explains what she’d love to see women do with their mindset around how they see themselves. This is a goodie!
You can reach Cat Oshman in the following locations:
Facebook: AMEN: AMPLIFIED MOMS EMPOWERMENT NETWORK
The One With Danne Smith Mathis
After taking a two month break, I'm baaaack! Thank you all for your patience-- it was necessary and I'm grateful for the downtime. So, without further ado...
My next guest is the remarkable Danne Smith Mathis!
Danne’s definition of “writing” is that it is the process of staying sane in insane situations! Danne Smith Mathis began writing as a poet and biographer at age 9 during the Newark riots in Newark, New Jersey, which is her birthplace. Danne absorbed quickly the rhythms and the messages of Black poets and prolific writers such as Nikki Giovanni, Countee Cullen, Amira Baraka ( formerly known as Leroy Jones), Sonia Sanchez and Don L. Lee. Danne has coauthored 4 books and is in the process of writing her first solo work whenever she’s not talking with her three adult children or her grandson.
You can reach Danne Smith Mathis on all social media platforms under her name.
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The One With Jane Finette
I’m so, so excited to introduce you to my next guest, Jane Finette!
Jane is the Founder and Executive Director of The Coaching Fellowship, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the development of young women leaders in social change. A leadership expert and Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), Jane has dedicated her life to achieving equality for women — empowering them to create impact and build the world of tomorrow, today.
A 2020 Women Forward Gold Award winner from the Business Council for Peace, Jane’s passion, expertise, and two decades of experience is anchored at the intersection of technology and human potential. At her core, she empowers individuals and communities to solve the world's largest, most persistent, and perennial problems.
Jane is the author of Unlocked which is both a referendum on women's inequality and a toolkit for leveling the playing field for women and girls. According to the World Economic Forum, women lost 36 years of progress in 2020 alone, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That's an entire generation lost. We are living in a world where women still need to fight for access to capital, voice, opportunity, skills, and more. Yet, once unlocked, women hold the key to realizing the true potential of our global society. Author Jane Finette’s debut book, Unlocked - How Empowered Women Empower Women, is a collection of real-world short stories that highlight impactful accounts of incredible female leaders working to propel women and girls forward. Part inspiration, part practical guide, Unlockeddemonstrates how these pioneers are creating lasting change, and how you can apply their trailblazing lessons to your own life. Finette’s expert insights show that, although the problems and challenges can seem insurmountable, positive global change is fueled every day by women everywhere. Unlocked was written to encourage and empower women to take action into their own hands, and to reach gender equality in their lifetimes.
When we lift another woman, we all rise!
You can reach Jane Finette in the following locations:
To purchase Jane’s Book Unlocked:
The One With Carol Starr Taylor
My next guest is the resilient and impactful Carol Starr Taylor!
Carol Starr Taylor is the Founder and Publisher of Star House Publishing Inc., Podcaster with Soulfully Blonde, an International Bestselling Author, Certified Life Coach, Inspirational Speaker, Business Empowerment Leader, NLP Master Practitioner, Timeline Therapy Practitioner, Hypnotherapist, Law of Attraction Coach Practitioner and EFT.
She is a two time recipient of the Brilliant Minded Women Award and recognized as one of the “Top 100 Women in Canada.” Carol received her Honors Bachelor of Arts, with a specialty in Mass Communications. She has had numerous appearances over the years on Radio, TV, Podcasts and in articles. At Star House Publishing Inc. she is actively building, supporting and empowering her author community by helping them achieve their dreams through publishing.
Carol just launched her new radio show today called Soulfully Blonde. Her show shares motivating messages and meaningful conversations with Glowgetters, Trailblazers, Soulpreneurs, Authors, Mentors and Coaches as they share powerful wisdom, inspiring lessons and dynamic journeys that will ignite your soul to shine it brightest. I was honored to be the first guest on her inaugural show today and I can promise you that it’s loads of fun.
You can reach out to Carol in the following locations:
RADIO SHOW WEBSITE: https://www.soulfullyblonde.com
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Love this podcast!
This podcast could not be a better place to start if you are looking to get inspired by other women in business!! We love the dynamic conversations and interesting stories that Jen brings to life!
What an incredibly uplifting show!
Jen is an intuitive host who gives back and knows how to get to the heart of the matter. It was an honor to be a guest on the show. I loved our time together. Thank you, Jen! ~🤍~ Elizabeth Upton
My friend Jen
I am so happy I connected and found Jen. She is amazing. She is empowering. We are working together. She has become one of my favorite humans. I adore her. She is just fabulous. Her goals are enormous, and I love we think the same and have similar wants to change the world. I am so honored to call her a friend. - Dana