Welcome to the Iridescent podcast, created by women, for women. Through real experiences and conversations, we champion, encourage, and inspire each other to explore our own unique brilliance. All women are capable of greatness and we believe speaking to the depths of our potential allows us to shine.
One Village Transformed with Katie Toop
In this special interview, we were able to sit down with Katie Toop, the Senior Director of Transformational Development for World Concern.
In this interview, Katie unpacks how she discovered her calling, what working overseas has taught her, and how working in the non-profit sector has personally changed her life. We’ll also discuss the truly transformational work of World Concern, and how we can each help end the cycle of poverty for those living in some of the most rural and remote places in the world today.
Finding the Courage to Celebrate with Nicole Zasowski
In this first interview of our new season, we had the great honor of chatting with our dear friend and returning guest Nicole Zasowski. Nicole is a licensed marriage and family therapist, writer, and speaker. She lives in a small town just outside New York City with her husband, Jimmy and their children. In 2020, Nicole authored From Lost to Found: Giving Up What You Think You Want for What Will Set You Free. And this year, she has just recently released her highly anticipated book: What If It’s Wonderful? Release Your Fears, Choose Joy, & Find the Courage to Celebrate.
With the vulnerability of your closest friend and the wisdom of your most trusted resource, Nicole chats with us about how to move past our fears, embrace hope in the face of disappointments, and cultivate the art of celebration in our everyday life.
Bonus Episode: Welcome to Season 5 with Nicole and Alex
Welcome to Season 5 of the Iridescent Podcast! In this bonus episode, your co-hosts Nicole Smithee and Alex Brown sit down to discuss all the exciting things to expect in season five. From interviews with powerhouse women to bonus episodes designed to call out your greatness to opportunities to help those in need… get ready for a season like no other!
Bonus Episode: Stepping into Motherhood
As we record this bonus episode, I (Nicole) am 9 months pregnant with my first child. I am very ready to not be pregnant anymore, and can’t wait to hold and kiss my baby girl, but there are a lot of other emotions, too. For expecting parents and new moms there’s a lot to learn, a lot to process, and a lot of change.
So today, we wanted to have a discussion about stepping into motherhood.
In this latest bonus episode, co-hosts Nicole Smithee and Alexandra Brown explore: The common fears women have when becoming moms How life changes when stepping into motherhood Ways to adapt to new seasons of child development and growth How to prioritize your marriage How to support your friend moms when you aren’t a parent yourself
Bonus Episode: Gaining Momentum in Your Life
For most people, the last two years and counting, have brought a lot of change. New jobs, new neighborhoods, new seasons of life, new work and social rhythms. New isn’t always bad, but even good change can leave us a bit disoriented. It can leave us struggling to find a clear path forward towards our hopes and dreams and unsure what habits and disciplines to develop to gain a sense of momentum.
Whether you want to progress in your career, broaden and deepen your friendship circle, reach some health health goals, or strengthen certain areas of personal development, we’ve dedicated today’s episode and conversation to taking a closer look at what choices and habits do in fact cause us to gain momentum and how to implement them in your life.
In this latest bonus episode, co-hosts Nicole Smithee and Alexandra Brown explore:
How to identify the areas of your life where you feel stuck How to regain vision and hope How to create an action plan for success What key relationships to develop How celebration fuels confidence What to do when significant loss disrupts your momentum
Finding Faith and Hope in a Health Battle with Juli Boit
In this episode of The Iridescent Podcast, we have special guest Juli Boit, whose work and story is heartbreaking, inspiring and empowering. Juli Boit is the Founder and International Director of Living Room International, a non-profit providing hospice care services to adults and children in Kenya. She is a nurse practitioner who is challenged daily to learn more, listen better, and love deeper. She is also the author of From Beyond the Skies, which tells the true story of healing, hope and becoming a family. Juli lives in Kenya with her husband, Titus, and their children: Sharon, Alice, Ella, Geoffrey, and Ryan. Juli’s wisdom and grace throughout this interview are extraordinary, and will leave you with a sense of comfort and hope for whatever dark night of the soul you or someone you love may be facing. In this interview Juli shares why she moved to Kenya when she was 25 years old, what inspired her to start Living Room International, her children’s unexpected health diagnosis, and the power of faith and community when facing life’s difficulties.
well put together
enjoyed listening / good vocals & professional on topics
Honored to meet Nicole and Alex and grateful for the chance to share my trichotillomania recovery story with them. The episodes are all filled with so much hope & inspiration. Must listen!
Love this podcast!!!
I’m new to the world of podcast. Iridescent is the first podcast that I listen to and I’m proud to say that I’m fully caught up! You’re a breath of fresh air. I love listening and learning from the strong women conversations. Thank you and God bless! ~Fan from San Antonio 😘