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Women of Aurora is a dedicated group of women entrepreneurs and leaders working in and around the City of Aurora, Illinois. Our podcast features interviews with the remarkable women from our group, as we discuss how to be successful in business and in life.

Women of Aurora Amy Downing

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    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Women of Aurora is a dedicated group of women entrepreneurs and leaders working in and around the City of Aurora, Illinois. Our podcast features interviews with the remarkable women from our group, as we discuss how to be successful in business and in life.

    Taking Intentional Action with Tammy Helfrich

    Taking Intentional Action with Tammy Helfrich

    On this episode of Women of Aurora, our host Cyndi Gamboa interviews Tammy Helfrich, an Intuitive Life Coach, host of the Intentional Life podcast, and author of the book Unapologetic. Learn how Tammy’s career as a life coach has evolved as she leans into her gifts to help others choose to live as their authentic selves. Tammy is passionate about helping women remember how to trust their intuition so they can expand their unique gifts and live unapologetically.



    Tammy's book recommendations: Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott and all of the books by Brené Brown.



    Meet Tammy in person at the December 2023 networking lunch at Society 57, where she presents the hot topic of  'Breaking the Mold: Doing Business Your Way!' Learn how to discover your authentic self and stop apologizing so that you can lead intentionally. Get your ticket here.  



    You can connect with Tammy at www.tammyhelfrich.com.





    About Women of Aurora:

    Women of Aurora is a group of  purpose-driven women coming together to network, support, and uplift each other. Membership is open to women living and working in Aurora and the surrounding communities.



    Join the Women of Aurora Facebook Group here.



    Connect with host Cynthia Gamboa Morales on LinkedIN



    Connect with producer Amy Downing on LinkedIN

    • 21 min
    Travel Talk with Kimberly Simpson

    Travel Talk with Kimberly Simpson

    If you love the idea of traveling but get overwhelmed by trying to plan the perfect trip, help is here! Kimberly Simpson is an independent travel advisor and owner of Destinations-Design. She can plan a memorable vacation for individuals, families, and groups. Not only is Kimberly the go-to expert on cruises, but she can also help you grow your business by offering retreats.



    Travel is a second-act career for Kimberly, and she shares how she got started in this industry. Listen for some great travel advice and inspiration if you are looking for your next career pivot.



    Kimberly’s book recommendation is Relentless by Tim S. Grover.



    Connect with Kimberly:

    Facebook 

    Instagram 

    Facebook Group  for Cruising 

    Website

    Sports, Concert, & Event Tickets

    About Women of Aurora:

    Women of Aurora is a group of  purpose-driven women coming together to network, support, and uplift each other. Membership is open to women living and working in Aurora and the surrounding communities.



    Join the Women of Aurora Facebook Group here.



    Connect with host Cynthia Gamboa Morales on LinkedIN



    Connect with producer Amy Downing on LinkedIN

    • 45 min
    Together We Learn Better with Jane Marcoux

    Together We Learn Better with Jane Marcoux

    Join us for this interview with Jane Marcoux, founder of ACES Education, and learn about Jane’s inspiring journey of homeschooling her seven children, three of whom are adopted and have unique needs. Her experience of struggling to find the right fit for each child’s educational needs led her to create ACES Education. Jane holds degrees in psychology and education and is a certified per-K through 8th-grade educator and a Master’s IEP coach.

    ACES is a community resource hub supporting families with their children’s education. The PreK-8 Academy offers half-day, whole-day, and ala carte classes for homeschooled students. There is support for high school students, along with tutoring, ACT/SAT test prep, camps, and more.



    Listen for a discussion on the challenges of homeschooling, how to identify your child’s learning style, and where to find resources to advocate for your child’s education.



    Connect with Jane/ACES:

    Facebook

    Instagram

    LinkedIn

    About Women of Aurora:

    Women of Aurora is a group of  purpose-driven women coming together to network, support, and uplift each other. Membership is open to women living and working in Aurora and the surrounding communities.



    Join the Women of Aurora Facebook Group here.



    Connect with host Cynthia Gamboa Morales on LinkedIN



    Connect with producer Amy Downing on LinkedIN

    • 21 min
    The Secret is Finding Joy in the Chaos

    The Secret is Finding Joy in the Chaos

    Moyra Gorski is passionate about helping others live healthy lives. She does this through her work as a rep for Shaklee products, but Moyra is much more than a salesperson. As a former nurse, Moyra helps  anyone unsure of where to begin with using vitamins and supplements create a personalized wellness plan. She also mentors others along their entrepreneurial journey. Listen for Moyra’s tips on how budding entrepreneurs can tap into the network that is right in front of them. And her podcast is a source of inspiration for anyone facing life challenges. On Your Journey to Joy, Moyra interviews guests sharing stories of how they have overcome challenges and found their path to thrive.



    Moyra’s book recommendations for us are:

    The Gap in the Gain by Dan Sullivan and Benjamin Hardy

    Win Win  by Laura Meyer



    Moyra’s Journal and Podcast:



    Journey to Joy Journal 



    Your Journey to Joy Podcast



    Connect with Moyra:

    MoyraGorski.com 


    Instagram 


    Facebook


    LinkedIN 

    About Women of Aurora:

    Women of Aurora is a group of  purpose-driven women coming together to network, support, and uplift each other. Membership is open to women living and working in Aurora and the surrounding communities.



    Join the Women of Aurora Facebook Group here.



    Connect with host Cynthia Gamboa Morales on LinkedIN



    Connect with producer Amy Downing on LinkedIN

    • 24 min
    From Starting Small to Growing Fast with Heather Rainey

    From Starting Small to Growing Fast with Heather Rainey

    It’s not often we hear a story about how the pandemic proved to be the catalyst for a food service business. But that helped launch rapid growth for Rent-A-Chef, the mobile food vendor and catering company owned by Heather Rainey and her husband, Matthew. The couple got started part-time after catering a wedding for a coworker. But the phone started ringing after COVID shut down restaurants, and their clients still wanted to celebrate in their homes. Rent-A-Chef provides everything from private chef-plated dinners to full-service buffet catering. Listen to learn what it’s like for a husband and wife team to work closely together!



    Heather’s book recommendation for us is The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman.



    Find Rent-A-Chef on Facebook 



    Find Rent-A-Chef on Instagram



    Thank you to Suzanne Winiecki for guest hosting today's show! Follow her on Facebook at Ease-y Nutrition by Suzanne.







    About Women of Aurora:

    Women of Aurora is a group of  purpose-driven women coming together to network, support, and uplift each other. Membership is open to women living and working in Aurora and the surrounding communities.



    Join the Women of Aurora Facebook Group here.



    Connect with host Cynthia Gamboa Morales on LinkedIN



    Connect with producer Amy Downing on LinkedIN

    • 11 min
    Embrace Your Feminine Power with Jen Bugajsky

    Embrace Your Feminine Power with Jen Bugajsky

    Are you intrigued by the concept of Feminine Power? Jen Bugajsky of The Freedom Keys helps women embrace pleasure and intimacy without guilt, leading to better connection and fulfillment in their relationships. Her coaching includes mindset and embodiment practices designed to help you get out of your head and into your body to express your femininity.



    Jen offers one-on-one coaching and group coaching. Her retreats offer women the chance to fully experience the work while exploring their bodies, emotions, and relationships. In addition, you can get a taste of what she has to offer by participating in her monthly virtual fireside chat. The fireside chat is an opportunity to ask questions and share your own experiences, exploring topics like money, power, and sex.



    Jen’s book recommendations:

    Pussy: A Reclamation by Regena Thomashauer

    The Queen's Code by Alison Armstrong



    Get Jen’s Freebie:

    Stop Crushing the Man and Step into your Feminine Leadership



    Connect with Jen:



    The Sensual Feminine Life Facebook Community 



    The Sensual Life Podcast



    Website: www.thefreedomkeys.com

    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thefreedomkeys

    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/the_freedom_keys

    Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-freedom-keys



    Order Jen’s Freedom Keys book series on Author Spots



    About Women of Aurora:

    Women of Aurora is a group of  purpose-driven women coming together to network, support, and uplift each other. Membership is open to women living and working in Aurora and the surrounding communities.



    Join the Women of Aurora Facebook Group here.



    Connect with host Cynthia Gamboa Morales on LinkedIN



    Connect with producer Amy Downing on LinkedIN

    • 30 min

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