What does it mean to be a badass woman?
Chelley defines it as a woman who has stepped into the unstoppable power of her life by saying YES to herself.
This season, we will explore the diverse ways that women gain and express their personal power. Interviews will explore the path to success, and how we can all self-actualize to become the strong women we're meant to become.
Learn more at www.womenwhobadass.com
Reflections with Chelley Canales, Final Interview
We hope you had an amazing time being led through conversations with our season host, Chelley Canales. In this episode, Krystal Covington interviews Chelley to reflect on the season, lessons learned, and next steps for her growing career.
Follow Chelley on her website at https://www.chelleycanales.com/
Keeping it Fierce in Life and Work with Salwa Owens
In this episode we discuss:
- How she started her fashion career from an Etsy shop and a blog
- Making sure her kids are fully aware of and immersed in her business as it continues to grow
- Doing what is expected of you in business versus living an inspired life of purpose
- Advice on breaking through barriers of labels and not being defined by one thing
- How life balance can look different for everyone, plus advice on keeping grounded through it all
- How a personal loss inspired her to create a philanthropic endeavor, and the importance of giving back through activating her business skills
- How dressing up to go to the airport can attract new business connections
Salwa Owens is a CEO, fashion designer, blogger, and creator of Fierce Fitness. Salwa founded her business in 2012, fueled by the intention to use her talent for fashion to empower women. Her rise to success has been amazing: Salwa went from pattern making and sewing her designs one by one to sell on Etsy, to hiring two seamstresses and launching her first namesake label and e-commerce site, to mass producing in Los Angeles and selling at select boutiques, to adding a couture line made overseas, all in the first two years. She curates a phenomenal and high profile fashion show every year, which features her designs.
At a time when female empowerment was yet to become a cultural trend, Owens’ passion for it stemmed from her own inspiration to achieve it for herself. In the midst of being a stay-at-home mom to three small children and putting her career goals on the back burner, Owens realized one very important thing; women connecting with their passion and purpose outside of cultural expectations placed upon them, is key to their overall well-being. So with kids in tow, tight budget trips to the fabric store, several all-nighters between baby feedings, and a fiercely determined spirit, Owens set out to do the one thing she knew she was meant to do: empower women through the joy of fashion.
Owens went from pattern making and sewing her designs one by one to sell on Etsy, to hiring two seamstresses and launching her first namesake label and e-commerce site, to mass producing in Los Angeles and selling at select boutiques, to adding a couture line made overseas, all in the first two years. The whirlwind journey of manifesting her vision for her business has become the very core essence of the brand. Above creating beautiful clothing, Owens’ goal has always been to share her journey and inspire women to go for their dreams, regardless of their circumstances.
A firm believer that true beauty and authentic empowerment stem from within, Owens has stepped outside the fashion designer box and grown her brand to encompass additional areas she is passionate about sharing with women. In addition to her fashion label, curated collections, and services, the brand now encompasses her fitness program, Fierce Fitness, and blog covering spirituality, confidence and purpose building, mom life, and beauty.
With much perseverance, dedication, and faith that God is in control, Salwa Owens has organically evolved her brand to be what it is today: a reflection of her wholehearted purpose to empower women to beautifully and authentically fierce.
From Harvard Law to Oprah Radio, the Inspiring Journey of Tama Kieves
In this episode we talk about:
- Switching careers from Harvard educated lawyer to spiritual author and teacher featured on Oprah radio and TEDx
- Dealing with doubt and creating anyway
- Attracting opportunities with authenticity rather than chasing them down and suffocating them
- Recognizing pain as a doorway and motivation to shift the course of your life toward living your purpose
- Not making career choices based on fear
- Choosing what’s good for you over what you happen to be good at
- Redefining measures of success from external to internal
- How being inspired makes you unstoppable
- The courage it takes to dare to put your gifts into the world
- How bumping into your limits while pursuing your destiny is actually a sign you’re on the right track
- The increasing role of spirituality in the mainstream
Tama Kieves, an honors graduate of Harvard Law School, left her law practice with a corporate law firm to write and help others create their most extraordinary lives. She is the bestselling author of This Time I Dance! Creating the Work You Love, and Inspired & Unstoppable: Wildly Succeeding in Your Life’s Work! and A Year without Fear: 365 Days of Magnificence. Her most recent book is Thriving through Uncertainty: Moving Beyond Fear of the Unknown and Making Change Work for You.
Featured in USA TODAY, Success Magazine, and on ABC News and Oprah Radio, she is a sought-after speaker and visionary career/success coach, who has helped thousands world-wide to discover, launch, and thrive in the life, calling and businesses of their dreams. She has spoken at TEDx and taught regularly at premier holistic venues such as Esalen, Omega, Kripalu, and Canyon Ranch.
She’s also taught A Course in Miracles (a spiritual mindset training program focusing on living in love instead of fear) in Denver and nationally for almost 30 years. Learn more about her amazing work and download free support at www.TamaKieves.
Values-Forward Entrepreneurship featuring Phoenix Jackson
Phoenix Jackson is an award-winning business leader, corporate communication strategist, and expert in social entrepreneurship. As the Founder and Chief Communications Officer of Phoenix Affect, her integrated communications and PR firm, Phoenix has assisted corporate, not-for-profit organizations and high-profile clients including professional athletes, entertainers and politicians with public reputation management and media training for the past 14 years. She was formally the youngest Adjunct Faculty member at the University of Denver and she educates others through her own platform as well.
You can also find Phoenix on camera on her show, Phoenix Affect News which is a portal for entrepreneurs and leaders to gain inspiration, insight and knowledge into their business journeys.
Her accolades include being one of the 25 Top Leaders in Denver for Barack Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative, Women Making History Award, a Daniels Scholar Alumni and more.
We chat about:
- How her entrepreneurship journey began at age four
- How her son confirmed her life's purpose for her
- Choosing clients based on matching values
- Representing Oprah's proclaimed "all time favorite guest", Dr. Tererai Trent
- Advice on publishing/promoting a book, and a teaser for her upcoming book
- Her TEDx talk and how her artistic side plays into her business
Learn more about Phoenix at www.phoenixaffect.com
Learn more about Chelley at www.ChelleyCanales.com
Reinventing a $200 million dollar brand with Debbie Siebers
Debbie Siebers has impacted hundreds of thousands of lives as a health and fitness expert. Her Beachbody "Slim in 6" program has grossed over $200 million dollars and has amassed a fan base in the United States and overseas.
In this podcast episode, we hear about Debbie's journey to reinvent her brand after such as successful run. After realizing her programs weren't accessible to the average person (including her own friends and community) she set out to create something new, investing her own money to build a program that everyday women and men can follow and improve their personal health.
Learn more about Debbie Siebers: http://www.debbiesiebers.com/
Connect with your host, Chelley Canales: https://www.chelleycanales.com/lighthousehaven
Finding Your Voice in the Family Business with Heidi Bendiksen Naples
As the creator and owner of Heidi's Brooklyn Deli, a company she launched in 1994, Heidi Naples has navigated the path of entrepreneurship while leading the company with her family. Growing up with an entrepreneurial mother in the New Jersey countryside, she was inspired to follow in her footsteps, launching her deli in Colorado and eventually franchising the company to create a sense of life balance for herself and her family.
In this interview we discuss:
- Navigating the joys and challenges of working in a family business
- Insights into the restaurant business
- How an entrepreneurial Mother and an adventurous and hard-working Grandmother paved the way for her journey
- Stepping into leadership after a lifelong role of support
- The importance of listening to the wisdom of the next generation
- The role of intuition in business
Hosted by Chelley Canales, Founder of Lighthouse/Haven
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