Women have such powerful wisdom to share about career, relationships, love, fear,
raising children, travel, well-being, wonder, and so much more. On this podcast, you will hear
women's voices, sharing the wisdom they've gained on their life's journey.
Episode 50 ~ Happy Mother's Day
We celebrate Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May every year. Three women are credited for bringing Mother’s Day to life: Ann Reeves Jarvis, Julia Ward Howe, and Anna M. Jarvis. For them, Mother’s Day was about better health, peace, love, and improving the lives of others. It wasn’t about gifts.
As a result of their efforts from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s, President Woodrow Wilson signed a bill in 1914 designating the second Sunday in May as “Mother’s Day”, a day to celebrate all mothers.
Some of the details of their journeys are shared in this podcast. Links to resources below:
Episode 49 ~ Barbara Lawton
In this energizing and eye-opening conversation, Barbara Lawton, the first woman to be elected Lieutenant Governor of the State of Wisconsin, shares her experiences in elected office, her focus throughout her career on mentoring, empowering, and elevating women, her work in public policy and campaign reform, and much more.
You’ll hear Barbara talk about an interesting challenge she experienced with the Governor soon after being elected Lieutenant Governor. She describes it as a defining moment in navigating a role that is not scripted and has no power or authority in the state constitution.
She is invested in elevating the status of women in our state and across the country. Barbara is someone who walks the talk. She lives her values, and you can feel it in every encounter with her. You’ll feel it throughout our conversation in this episode.
Check out the resources Barbara talks about in this episode:
Millennial Action Project - https://www.millennialaction.org/
Oxfam’s Sisters on the Planet - https://www.oxfamamerica.org/about/ambassadors/sisters-on-the-planet/
Green Bay's Lanehub takes home $100,000 Rise of the Rest pitch prize - https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/2017/10/17/green-bays-lanehub-takes-home-100-000-rise-rest-pitch-prize/731653001/
Bystander Intervention Training - https://www.ihollaback.org/bystander-resources/
Here's how we found common ground on the economy, Sachin Shivaram and Kurt Voss - https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/opinion/2021/04/05/manitowoc-de-pere-businessmen-find-common-ground-u-s-economy/7088325002/
Episode 48 ~ Understanding the Needs of Introverts at Work and Home
In this episode, we’re talking about understanding and meeting the needs of introverts; such a misunderstood group. We can look around and see, feel, and hear that we live in an extroverted world, but 30-50% of the population are introverts, so whether you work with or live with an introvert, it’s important that we understand their needs and how to best interact with them.
Susan Cain - Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a Word That Can’t Stop Talking
Beth Buelow - “Insight: Reflections on the Gifts of Being an Introvert“
Quotes about Introverts
Episode 47 ~ It Feels So Good!
Simplify. When the spaces where you live and work are cluttered, especially with things you don’t use, it can feel stressful and chaotic and it can be hard to focus on what’s important. All the stuff hanging around that you don’t need or use can also make you feel less satisfied with your life. There are things you want to do, things you want to accomplish, and you also want to rest and relax. Sometimes the stuff can get in the way of doing just that. When your space is simplified and organized, it feels light and open and free. It feels like possibility and opportunity. And what a perfect time of year to feel that way.
Episode 46 ~ Asking For Help
In this episode, we’re talking about getting comfortable asking for help.
For many of us, it’s not easy to ask for help. How can we make our way through that discomfort and start asking for the help we want and need? None of us can do this thing called life alone. We’re human, therefore need each other. That interdependence makes us all better and helps us feel more connected. And don’t we need more of that these days.
Episode 45 ~ Quieting the Voice of Judgment
In this episode, we’re talking about quieting the voice of judgment; what we think and say about ourselves and about others. Just because you decide something is true doesn’t mean that it is. Let's commit to checking our judgments, asking questions, getting clarification and being intentional about the kind of energy we want to put into the world.
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Laurie’s presentation of information is relatable, making topics that can seem lofty and out of reach accessible in a real life full of multiple demands. Her voice is friendly and calming. Thanks, Laurie, for sharing your gifts!
Inspirational, empowering, and kind
After meeting Laurie at a women’s empowerment conference, she invited to me to be a guest on her podcast. I was grateful and humbled to be asked. Laurie believes deeply in empowering women and lifting them up. She is thoughtful, kind, and inspiring to say the least. My leadership journey was not that extraordinary but she assured me I could help others by sharing. So glad I did. And in return I continue to be inspired by Laurie and others on her Podcast. Women can learn so much from each other. Thank you to Laurie for sharing these important stories and connecting women to reach their goals.
Women coming together is powerful!
I so enjoy listening to this podcast! Each episode I feel like I truly meet a new woman, a friend. Laurie does an excellent job of making people feel comfortable and opening them up to share their fears, joys, goals and so much more. There are so many amazing women with amazing stories…different but yet so connected.