Hosted by writer Deborah A. Bailey, featuring conversations with women entrepreneurs, small business owners, creatives and thought leaders. Over 400 entrepreneurs from across the globe have been featured on the show since it's inception in 2008. Guests share how to stay motivated, how to start a business and how to create your own definition of success. Visit Deborah's site: https://DebBaileyWriter.com
Porscha Sterling; Best-Selling Author, Publisher & Influencer
Rewind episode: Porscha Sterling is an influencer, publisher, and national bestselling author who is widely considered the exemplar of self-publishing success in the digital age. Winner of the SHEEN Magazine Literary Excellence Award, she’s best known for her book series Bad Boys Do It Better.
Sterling holds an MBA, which helped her in the development of her publishing company, Royalty Publishing House, a stronghold in the African-American literary community, publishing many top-selling novels in the urban, contemporary romance, interracial romance, and women’s fiction genres. Sterling has also partnered with fellow best-selling author and publisher, Leo Sullivan, on the launch of a mobile app, known as the LiT Reading App, which connects readers with exclusive material from independent authors.
To find out more information about Porscha Sterling, visit all of the social media outlets at @Porscha_Sterling
PS Publishing: https://www.porschasterling.com/ps-publishing
Instagram URL: https://www.instagram.com/porscha_sterling
Tanea Smith: Stationery Designer, Inspirational Speaker & Founder of "She's Got Papers"
Rewind episode: Ever the expressive and dramatic child, Tanea Smith dreamed of a career as an actress until an unplanned pregnancy at the age of 19 would change the course of her life. An avid journalist since the age of 11, Tanea has always been a lover of words and had a passion for paper. After 13 years as an Executive Assistant, it was while on maternity leave after the birth of her daughter in 2007 that she began thinking about designing a stationery collection of her own.
With the name of a popular song from the 1980’s as her foundation and lots of support from her family, She’s Got Papers was borne. Launched in July 2008 and designed specifically for women is a collection of note cards with illustrations and original quotes that promote positive self love and positive body image, celebrates the power of female friendship and encourages gratitude and in a way that is powerful, witty and thought provoking. While her intention is to carry on the tradition of proper etiquette through letter writing, Tanea’s mission is to encourage, inspire and uplift others with the deeper meaning that each of her pieces possess. The process of putting pen to paper is, in a word she says, “magical”.
Tanea resides in Brooklyn, New York City with her family and couldn’t imagine ever living anywhere else.
"I see life as an occasion. It will make you shout with joy and scream for mercy. It’s miraculous and difficult. Challenging yet wonderful. I’ve taken all of those emotions and the events of my journey and poured them into these collections.
As long as you’re alive you’ll have something to say. From business to social and everything in between, I hope that you’ll trust She’s Got Papers to help you say it the write way."
Setting Healthy Fitness Goals with Heather Perren, Co-Founder of Lagreeing at Home
Heather Perren found Lagree Fitness after having triplets in 2010. She was looking for a workout to get her back into shape and after one workout, the choice was clear. Before long, Heather was obsessed with the workout and in 2015, when the kids were entering Kindergarten, she decided to get certified in the Lagree Method. In 2020, Heather was hand selected and appointed by Sebastien Lagree as a Senior Master Trainer for Lagree Fitness. Heather is also certified in Prenatal and Postnatal Fitness.
In 2020, Heather pivoted from teaching in studio on the Lagree Megaformer to the new Lagree Microformer with virtual workouts. Thanks to a loyal following, she became an online sensation with her creative and inspiring workouts, which allowed her to form Lagreeing at Home with her co-founder, Lexi Heinzer. She loves how the virtual platform has allowed her to connect to fitness enthusiasts around the world. She loves creating workouts that flow to allow for the maximum intensity and ultimate endurance challenge.
In addition to her work as Senior Master Trainer for Lagree Fitness and running Lagreeing at Home, she is the director of community relations and events for Lagree Fitness. She works side by side with Sebastien Lagree uniting the Lagree community and growing the brand awareness.
In her free time Heather loves cooking, traveling & spending time with her husband & their 12 year old triplets.
Ways Your Daily Planner Causes You to Fail On Your Goals with Jennifer Dawn
Jennifer Dawn is the founder of Jennifer Dawn Coaching and the creator of the Best Planner Ever. She began her entrepreneurial career selling apples off her grandfather’s tree because a lemonade stand was so “yesterday”. Jennifer is a serial entrepreneur who has grown two multi-million-dollar businesses and is a successful speaker and author.
She serves high-achieving entrepreneurs through private business coaching and hands-on workshops. Jennifer is a master at setting and achieving goals, problem-solving, profitability, and cash flow. She is also the host of the top-rated podcast, Happy Productive with Jennifer Dawn.
A mother of three children, Jennifer currently lives in Rhinebeck, New York with her family. She loves to spend time with her family, ride horses, travel, and coach/mentor others.
Healthy Ways to Manage Stress & Anxiety with Angela Ficken, LICSW
Angela Ficken, LICSW is a full-time psychotherapist in private practice. She specializes in OCD, eating disorders, and anxiety-related concerns. She started her career at McLean Hospital, which is one of the top-ranking psychiatric hospitals in the country and is affiliated with Harvard University. She was the head social worker on an inpatient unit that focuses on anxiety and depression.
During her time at McLean, she trained in exposure therapy and became certified in CBT and DBT. Shortly thereafter, she worked at Harvard University as a primary therapist for undergraduate and graduate students. During her time there, she taught students CBT and DBT skills to help them manage a range of challenging emotions that young adults face daily.
Along with her work at McLean and Harvard, Angela had a small private practice for years before she decided to move full-time in 2013. From there, she focused her attention on working with young adults and entrepreneurs primarily after noticing that both groups struggled with anxiety disorders and stress-related issues due to life transitions and the uncertainty of what was coming next in their lives. The struggle, as they say, is "real".
She spent years fine-tuning her practice and building her business into something more than a standard full-time private practice. She began writing for Huffington Post as an expert, which then catapulted her into writing for other major online sources, which include Marriage.com where she is a verified expert, YourTango.com, ThriveGlobal.com, and has been quoted in Oprah Magazine, and Fastcompany.com, Inc.com, Forbes.com, MSN.com, Bustle.com, Popsugar.com, Buzzfeed.com, Nylon magazine, Getstigma.com, and Justluxe.com. She has also been a guest on Onward Nation with Stephen Woessner where she talked about OCD and intrusive thoughts, as well as on the radio in Chicago and Reno speaking about stress and anxiety.
Through her writing and hearing from her clients how difficult it was to find an understanding therapist—one who could teach coping strategies to manage difficult emotions—she decided to create the Breaking Every Day into Slivers Not Chunks: Practical Skills to Deal With Everyday Stressors: Worried to Well-balanced course to reach more people other than those she could meet within her office. The course is designed to help those with significant stress in their lives and struggle to cope with stress and anxiety.
Telling Your Story Through Memoir with Author Jessica Hendry Nelson
Jessica Hendry Nelson is the author of the upcoming memoir, Joy Rides Through the Tunnel of Grief, which includes essays on love, wonder, and the fierce bonds between women.
It was the winner of the 2022 Sue William Silverman Prize in Creative Nonfiction from the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP).
Her book, If Only You People Could Follow Directions (2014), was selected as a best debut book by the Indies Introduce New Voices program, the Indies Next List by the American Booksellers' Association, named a Best Book of the Year by Kirkus Review, received starred reviews in Kirkus and Publisher's Weekly, was reviewed on NPR and twice in Oprah Magazine, and was a finalist for the Vermont Book Award
She is also co-author of the textbook and anthology Advanced Creative Nonfiction: A Writers’ Guide and Anthology (Bloomsbury, 2021) along with the writer Sean Prentiss.
Her work has appeared in The Threepenny Review, Prairie Schooner, North American Review, Tin House, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Rumpus, The Carolina Quarterly, Columbia Journal, Painted Bride Quarterly, Crab Orchard Review, PANK, Drunken Boat and elsewhere.
Jessica is an Assistant Professor in the MFA program and English Department at Virginia Commonwealth University and on faculty in the MFA Program at the University of Nebraska in Omaha. She lives in Richmond, Virginia.
Helpful tips for every woman entrepreneur who is on a continual path of growth & expansion.
Women Entrepreneur Secrets Radio does a great job breaking down complex issues that every female entrepreneur encounters. Highly recommended.
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