296 episodes

The Inspired Women podcast is where host Megan Hall holds space for women to share their stories as well as chat about controversial and taboo topics. Megan is an advocate for change and mental health awareness. The Inspired Women Podcast reflects those values.

The Inspired Women Podcast Megan Hall

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 35 Ratings

The Inspired Women podcast is where host Megan Hall holds space for women to share their stories as well as chat about controversial and taboo topics. Megan is an advocate for change and mental health awareness. The Inspired Women Podcast reflects those values.

    Flying With Dad Featuring Yvonne Caputo

    Flying With Dad Featuring Yvonne Caputo

    Welcome to The Inspired Women Podcast. On this episode your host Megan Hall interviews Yvonne Caputo.

    Yvonne Caputo has been a teacher. She taught in the the public school system for 18 years. She has also been the head of human resources in a retirement community, a corporate trainer and consultant, and a psychotherapist. She has a master’s degree in education and in clinical psychology. She lives in Pennsylvania with her best friend (who is also her husband). Together they have three children, three grandchildren, and a labradoodle.

    Topics Mentioned In This Episode



    * Yvonne’s Book Flying With Dad

    * The Eighth Air Force By Donald Miller

    * Aging With Dignity

    * Charles Dickins It Was The Best Of Times

    * Support the podcast on Patreon

    * Podcast Guest Application



    *As an amazon affiliate I may receive a small percentage of proceeds from any purchases through some of the links above*

    Connect With Yvonne:

    Website

    Email: yvonneauthor4@gmail.com

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    Megan

    • 42 min
    Telling, Recovering, & Healing: Childhood Trauma Featuring Holly Perreault

    Telling, Recovering, & Healing: Childhood Trauma Featuring Holly Perreault

    Welcome to The Inspired Women Podcast. On this episode your host Megan Hall interviews Holly Perreault.

    Holly Perreault is an Adult Childhood survivor and has been a champion and advocate for survivors of sexual abuse since she was an adolescent. She is the Northern Ireland Ambassador for National Alliance of Adult Survivor of childhood abuse. Holly is the editor and publisher of two books Missy’s Secret and Dillon’s Secret, which are written to help children end their own sexual abuse. She is a public speaker and an adult survivor recovery advocate.

    At the heat of Holly’s warrior story is the message that breaking the silence is the key to breaking the generational cycle of sexual abuse. She shares very personal examples of how she did exactly that and this drives her passion to lobby and advocate opportunities for adult recovery programs for all survivors of sexual abuse.

    In 2018 Holly sold everything, quit her job in the tech industry, travelled for 5 months to say her good-byes and then moved “for love” to Northern Ireland. Currently Holly is in her final year studying Therapeutic Communications and Counselling at Ulster University in Northern Ireland and her dissertation research is on how to enhance opportunities for abuse survivor recovery. She is a Certified Professional Life Coach and is hoping to start an organization for intensive survivor programs in Northern Ireland.

    Topics Mentioned In This Episode



    * Something About Amelia

    * Trigger Warnings

    * ACE’s- Adverse Childhood Experiences

    * ASCA- Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse

    * Support the Podcast on Patreon

    * Podcast Guest Application



    *As an amazon affiliate I may receive a small percentage of proceeds from any purchases through some of the links above*

    Connect With Holly:

    LinkedIn

    Instagram

    Twitter

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    Megan

    • 48 min
    I’m Coming Out Featuring Megan Hall

    I’m Coming Out Featuring Megan Hall

    Welcome to The Inspired Women Podcast. In this week’s bonus pod your host Megan Hall chats about pride month and coming out.







    Megan Hall is a progressive, mom, wife, psychology student, care bear stuck in a human body, and an advocate for change. Her favorite color is pink and favorite music decade is the 1990’s. She loves glitter, nature, hanging out with friends, and cuddling her husband.







    Topics Mentioned In This Episode:







    * Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation Featuring Crissi Dalfonzo* Episode 133 Don’t Be Afraid of Boundaries Featuring Amy E. Smith* LGBTQ+ Episodes* Support the Podcast on Patreon* Become a Podcast Guest







    Connect With Megan:







    Instagram







    Facebook







    Twitter







    Website







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    Megan Hall

    • 19 min
    The Stigma Around Mental Health Featuring Samantha Zipp Dowd LGPC

    The Stigma Around Mental Health Featuring Samantha Zipp Dowd LGPC

    Welcome to The Inspired Women Podcast. On this episode your host Megan Hall interviews Samantha Zipp Dowd.

    A two-time postpartum anxiety survivor, Samantha pivoted her career in 2020 to become a mental health therapist. After 20+ years in nonprofit management, and 8 years as a mental health advocate, Samantha went back to school and earned her masters in Clinical Counseling Psychology. She Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) who works in private practice in Maryland. Her specialty is female and maternal mental health and works with women ages 18+ though transitions, hormonal challenges, fertility and the mental load of motherhood. She is passionate about destigmatizing mental health, and embracing the struggles of life. There is power in numbers and those struggling need to remember they are NEVER alone.

    Topics Mentioned In This Episode



    * Annalynne McCord Dissociative Identity Disorder

    * Elyn Saks The Center That Cannot Hold

    * BetterHelp Therapy

    * Project Semicolon

    * Episodes on Mental Health

    * Podcast Guest Application



    *As an amazon affiliate I may receive a small percentage of proceeds from any purchases through some of the links above*

    Connect With Samantha:

    Website

    Email: Samantha@insightmaryland.com

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    Megan

    • 51 min
    Racism & Racial Justice Featuring Yvette Dubel

    Racism & Racial Justice Featuring Yvette Dubel

    Welcome to The Inspired Women Podcast. On this episode your host Megan Hall interviews Yvette Dubel.

    She has been called your go to person for the perfect blend of creativity, insight and ability to connect. Yvette Dubel is a speaker, artist-researcher, and personal innovation mentor, founder CEO of WebAntiphon Group, author of “Why Brand Risk Management Innovation is a Game Changer”, and creator of the Empowered Innovation System[CFAaP]. She serves conscious leaders looking for outside box thinking with vision and wisdom to drive triple bottom line success (profit, people, planet). For more than two decades Yvette has built a reputation as a big picture thinker and social innovator that knows how to drive short term goals without letting what matters most fall by the wayside. Dubel is also Artist-Researcher in Residence Coordinating the We,the World Freedom Campaign and Founding Director of the [We] Freedom Film Fest.  As part of this collaboration on MLK Day 2021 she launched ” a cure for racism” project powered by the Empowered Innovation System[CFAaP].

    Topics Mentioned In This Episode



    * Sundown Towns

    * Episode 37 Racism is Real With Reesy Floyd-Thompson

    * Episode 47 Racial Discrimination With Sybil Jones

    * Episode 115 White Fragility & Racial Bias Featuring Dee Laylor

    * Combating Whiteness Featuring Kristin Iris

    * White Rage

    * The Miner’s Canary

    * The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone

    * The Mother of Black Hollywood: A Memoir

    * Podcast Guest Application



    *As an amazon affiliate I may receive a small percentage of proceeds from any purchases through some of the links above*

    Connect With Yvette:

    Empowered Innovation Website

    WebAntiphon Website

    Instagram

    Twitter

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    Megan

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Power of Telling Your Story Featuring Lauren Brill

    The Power of Telling Your Story Featuring Lauren Brill

    Welcome to The Inspired Women Podcast. On this episode your host Megan Hall interviews Lauren Brill.

    Lauren is a seven-time Emmy-nominated and AP-award-winning journalist. Throughout her tenure as a television broadcaster, she worked as a sports anchor and reporter for the ABC affiliate in Cleveland, the CBS affiliate in Buffalo and MSG Varsity in the New York metropolitan area. Also, she has written features for several nationally-known outlets, including NBA.com, WNBA.com, NikeWomen.com, ESPN’s Girl Mag and womensprosoccer.com.

    In 2019, she combined her skills as a writer and television journalist to create The Unsealed. She ghostwrites all the featured letters, provide commentaries and host a weekly interactive show called Unsealed Conversations. People Magazine, ESPN, ABC, The New York Post and E! Online are among the outlets that have acknowledged The Unsealed’s work.

    In her first year, The Unsealed reached more than a quarter-million people in 182 countries.

    At Columbia University, she majored in sociology, focusing her studies on the impact of sports on society.

    Topics Mentioned In This Episode



    * Love Doesn’t Shove

    * Thomas Q. Jones To The Black And White Youth Of America, Let’s Get Real About Race

    * Lean In

    * Option B

    * Podcast Guest Application



    *As an amazon affiliate I may receive a small percentage of proceeds from any purchases through some of the links above*

    Connect With Lauren:

    Twitter

    Instagram

    Facebook

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    Megan

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

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All the things women should know about!

Megan has such a wide variety of guests and subjects with one common denominator…women! All the ways we can be and do and grow and learn and thrive in the world. She is fun, engaging and a great listen, give this podcast a try!

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Great listen

Megan is super fun and it’s easy to chat with and listen to her podcasts!

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Outstanding

Megan is outstanding and great podcast partner! She helped us with Bi-Polar Girl and was fabulous! We like her interview style too!!

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