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Women in the Arena is the celebration of everyday women living extraordinary lives in plain sight. We seek to inspire, encourage and challenge you to reach for the great heights you're made for.

Women in the Arena Audra Agen

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

Women in the Arena is the celebration of everyday women living extraordinary lives in plain sight. We seek to inspire, encourage and challenge you to reach for the great heights you're made for.

    The Art of Financial Serenity with Kendra James Anderson

    The Art of Financial Serenity with Kendra James Anderson

    Discover the transformative power of financial clarity and empowerment as we navigate the journey from corporate finance to entrepreneurial success with finance guru Kendra James Anderson. Our conversation reveals how diving into the world of money management can lead to peace of mind, especially for women founders who often grapple with financial fears. Kendra shares her story, shedding light on the path to becoming an accidental entrepreneur and how her expertise in organizing business finances has been a beacon of serenity for her clients.

    Settling for less can sometimes feel like the only choice in the hustle of business, but in this episode, we reaffirm the importance of self-care and the art of setting boundaries. Hearing about a personal revelation that reshaped her client interactions underscores the significance of mutual respect and support in fostering a sustainable professional life. We tackle the tough choices that come with letting go of clients who disrupt our tranquility and celebrate the courage it takes to trust our instincts for a healthier work environment.

    Wrapping up, we delve into the synergy of money, power, influence, and peace, and how these facets can coalesce in harmony. With actionable advice on managing finances with less pressure and the merit of embracing the iterative process of business development, we carve out a path toward success. Kendra, from The Finance Femme, joins in with a wealth of resources, ensuring you have the support needed to balance these four pillars and focus on your next step toward continual progress.

    https://thefinancefemme.com/
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    If you are ready to tell your story or want to refer someone, please email me at audra@womeninthearena.net

    ***Last thing- I'd love to interview the following women:
    Joan Jett Dolly Parton Viola Davis Ina Garten Maybe you can help me get there****


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    • 45 min
    Breaking Free from Emotional Addiction with Dr. Andrea Vitz: A Path to Emotional Sobriety

    Breaking Free from Emotional Addiction with Dr. Andrea Vitz: A Path to Emotional Sobriety

    Have you ever felt hostage to your own emotions, trapped in patterns you can't seem to break? Dr. Andrea Vitz, emotional sobriety expert and founder of Level-Headed Doc LLC, joins us to share her transformative insights on escaping the grip of emotional addictions. Her unique perspective on emotional intelligence paves the way for a discussion that ventures into the heart of personal responsibility, self-discovery, and the profound impact of our past on our present behaviors.

    This conversation is a journey through the landscapes of trauma, self-belief, emotions, and action. We navigate through her story, whose experiences illuminate the intricate ties between early life challenges and current emotional responses. Dr. Vitz introduces her educational brainchild, Lifted Academy, which promises to equip individuals with the tools needed for emotional mastery, enhancing stability in relationships, leadership, and parenting. Moreover, we dissect the societal messages embedded in popular culture  and how they shape our professional and personal identities.

    Wrapping up our exploration, we delve into the essence of emotional sobriety and its potential to revolutionize our sense of well-being. I recount my own transformation from a place of physical and emotional strife to a state of robust health and internal peace, underscoring Dr. Vitz's belief in addressing all facets of our existence. We conclude with heartfelt gratitude for the connections we make and the power of sharing stories that resonate with hope and encouragement. It's an episode filled with revelations, strategies, and the promise of a curriculum that could change lives in just three months.

    https://andreavitz.com/
    Go check out all of our episodes on our website: https://womeninthearena.net/


    If you are ready to tell your story or want to refer someone, please email me at audra@womeninthearena.net

    ***Last thing- I'd love to interview the following women:
    Joan Jett Dolly Parton Viola Davis Ina Garten Maybe you can help me get there****


    Thank you all for supporting this show and all of the Women in the Arena!!

    • 57 min
    The Power of Yes: Lia Valencia Key's Leap from Homelessness to Best-Selling Designer

    The Power of Yes: Lia Valencia Key's Leap from Homelessness to Best-Selling Designer

    Have you ever stood at the crossroads of despair, only to find a path that leads you to radiance and prosperity? Lia Valencia Key's story is a beacon of such transformation. From the depths of poverty and homelessness, she rose to become a best-selling jewelry designer on QVC, embodying the truth that our beginnings do not dictate our ends. With unwavering belief and the wisdom passed down by her mother, Lia chose a destiny of joy, teaching us all that with the power of choice, we can direct our lives toward our destined light.

    Venturing out of your comfort zone can be like stepping into the unknown, but it's often where we find our true calling. This episode is a hymn to the courage required to follow our inner voice, the 'godly whisper' that nudges us towards our dreams. It's a narrative of a leap of faith, leaving behind the stability of a career to embrace a life of creativity. Lia's journey illustrates that life's winding paths are the stepping stones to a destiny rich with peace, joy, love, and ultimately, fulfillment.

    What does it mean to unlock the light within? For Lia, it involved creating Valencia Key Jewelry, each piece a wearable symbol of strength and positivity. Her story takes us through her self-taught venture into the world of jewelry design and the serendipity of her success on QVC. It's an ode to the communal effort behind every triumph, and a testament to the fact that each small step forward is a step toward revealing our inner brilliance. Join us as we celebrate the unlocking of courage, the embrace of the journey, and the beauty of believing in the radiance that lies within.

    https://valenciakey.com/
    Go check out all of our episodes on our website: https://womeninthearena.net/


    If you are ready to tell your story or want to refer someone, please email me at audra@womeninthearena.net

    ***Last thing- I'd love to interview the following women:
    Joan Jett Dolly Parton Viola Davis Ina Garten Maybe you can help me get there****


    Thank you all for supporting this show and all of the Women in the Arena!!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Shattering Chains: Megan Camille's Odyssey from Captivity to Championing a Life of Purpose

    Shattering Chains: Megan Camille's Odyssey from Captivity to Championing a Life of Purpose

    Imagine enduring the unthinkable and emerging not just unbroken, but triumphant. This week, Megan Camille joins me to recount a tale of transformation that proves the tenacious nature of the human spirit. Once ensnared in the clutches of sex trafficking, Megan's narrative is a profound testament to her resilience, as she recounts her harrowing past and the pivotal moments that led to her liberation and eventual success as a business owner. Her journey is a striking illustration that despite our darkest days, there is hope and opportunity for renewal.

    The road to recovery is a process riddled with complexity, and Megan bravely shares the intricate dance between the desire to return to what's familiar and the courageous choice to seek healing and self-empowerment. Her story unfolds with the aid of her mother's unwavering support, as she embarks on a path of self-discovery and mends the fragments of her past on her mother's couch. Megan's candidness about her internal battles and triumph over addiction and mental health issues is a beacon of light for anyone struggling to break free from their own chains.

    Venturing into the realm of entrepreneurship, Megan illuminates how intuition can be an extraordinary guide in business and life. By trusting her gut, she navigates the challenges of starting a non-profit preschool and a family, while also mentoring others to harness their intuitive strength. Her experiences serve as a masterclass in listening to those inner 'yeses' and 'nos,' a strategy that flies in the face of convention yet proves crucial for carving out a unique and impactful path. Megan's story is not just an interview; it's a journey through darkness into a world of light, inspiration, and empowerment.


    https://megancamille.com/
    Go check out all of our episodes on our website: https://womeninthearena.net/


    If you are ready to tell your story or want to refer someone, please email me at audra@womeninthearena.net

    ***Last thing- I'd love to interview the following women:
    Joan Jett Dolly Parton Viola Davis Ina Garten Maybe you can help me get there****


    Thank you all for supporting this show and all of the Women in the Arena!!

    • 57 min
    Lighting the Spark: Dr. Sherrie Gilbert's Guide to Fostering Aspirations and Nurturing Tomorrow's Leaders

    Lighting the Spark: Dr. Sherrie Gilbert's Guide to Fostering Aspirations and Nurturing Tomorrow's Leaders

    Ever felt like you're on autopilot, stuck in the grind while your dreams collect dust on the shelf? Dr. Sherrie Gilbert, a beacon of inspiration and senior lecturer at Auburn University, joins us to shake us awake with her story of reigniting passions and rewriting the script of life. Together, we unearth the seeds of ambition that lie dormant within us all, discussing her path from an unpaid internship to becoming an author. Her tale is a clarion call to embrace a life that sings with joy and purpose, not just one that ticks the boxes of societal success.

    As the conversation flows, we uncover the art of balancing professional drive with the riches of personal life. I mirror Dr. Gilbert's insights with my own experiences, reflecting on how the precious currency of time must be spent wisely. Drawing parallels with Fink's backward design approach, listeners will uncover how to architect a 'personal syllabus' for life, ensuring that the pursuit of goals dovetails with the cultivation of a fulfilling existence. It's about sowing the seeds of your aspirations and tending to them with the same dedication you'd give to a blooming garden.

    Capping off our discussion, we delve into the heart of dreams and their power to transform not just our own lives, but also to act as a beacon for others.  Sherrie shares a glimpse into her upcoming book, a manifesto of the values she imparts to her students and the potent bonds formed through authenticity and shared aspirations. We celebrate the notion that it's never too late to chase what truly sets your heart ablaze, highlighting her encounters with legendary individuals like Otis Williams of the Temptations. Join us and be inspired to not only chase your dreams but to light the way for others as well.

    https://www.amazon.com/Make-Happen-Creating-Instead-Settling/dp/B0CDNSH8BH
    Go check out all of our episodes on our website: https://womeninthearena.net/


    If you are ready to tell your story or want to refer someone, please email me at audra@womeninthearena.net

    ***Last thing- I'd love to interview the following women:
    Joan Jett Dolly Parton Viola Davis Ina Garten Maybe you can help me get there****


    Thank you all for supporting this show and all of the Women in the Arena!!

    • 48 min
    Mastering the Mind: Joanna Kleinman's Method to Mute Doubts and Design Your Life

    Mastering the Mind: Joanna Kleinman's Method to Mute Doubts and Design Your Life

    Are the whispers of doubt and self-critique holding you captive? Break free as we sit down with Joanna Kleinman, the mastermind behind the groundbreaking Mind Method, and learn how to silence that inner critic once and for all. This episode peels back the layers of the subconscious mind, revealing how our automated thoughts shape our reality and how we can redefine success on our own terms, emphasizing personal growth over external achievements.

    I open up about my own transformational journey with the Mind Method, and we delve into its four powerful steps—Meet, Investigate, Neutralize, and Design. Discover how this practice, more than just a fleeting fix, offers a roadmap for a lifetime of intentional living. We discuss how to recognize our own subconscious triggers and how, by consciously rewiring our thought processes, we can align our lives with our deepest aspirations. Get ready to be equipped with tools that empower you to live authentically and on purpose.

    Finally, we unpack the true essence of personal fulfillment and joy. Joanna and I share strategies for nurturing self-validation and happiness as primary drivers of our growth, challenging the conventional belief that success is the gateway to joy. This episode is about building resilience in our authentic selves and making choices that resonate deeply with who we are, allowing us to infuse every day with fun and connection. Join us and be inspired to cultivate a life filled with genuine contentment and satisfaction.


    https://www.innercriticassessment.com/



    Go check out all of our episodes on our website: https://womeninthearena.net/


    If you are ready to tell your story or want to refer someone, please email me at audra@womeninthearena.net

    ***Last thing- I'd love to interview the following women:
    Joan Jett Dolly Parton Viola Davis Ina Garten Maybe you can help me get there****


    Thank you all for supporting this show and all of the Women in the Arena!!

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

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Powerful Discussions

Audra never fails to amaze with wonderful discussions on very relevant topics. Definitely on my short list of podcasts to listen to!

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See Me Episode

What a great episode, Latrice is so powerful and aspiring. I could hear her putting growth mindset into practice and the message to bring excellence by being authentic is a great message for all of us. Very impactful messages I will put to practice. Thanks to both for sharing and looking forward to next episode.

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