Laura Steward is a sought after business strategist, keynote speaker, radio host, and author. After building and selling her highly successful multi-state technology services company she started Wisdom Learned, LLC, a company dedicated to educating leaders based on experience and wisdom learned in the trenches. Ms. Steward is the author of the Nautilus award-winning, International bestselling book “What Would a Wise Woman Do? Questions to Ask Along the Way”. Through her weekly broadcast Radio Show, It’s All About the Questions, keynote speeches, books, seminars, training and one-one sessions, Laura’s mission is clear – help people get off autopilot and create amazing, successful lives.
Widow. The word conjures up so much loss and sadness. You are given that title when you lose someone you loved very much and planned a life with forever. A life you certainly never expected to change dramatically when your husband gets diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and dies eight months later. How do you recover from that with any sort of grace when you have two kids to take care of and a life to rebuild that looks different than you expected it to? Jenny Lisk created the Widowed Parent Podcast and wrote the book, Future Widow: Losing My Husband, Saving My Family and Finding My Voice because she saw a need to help others through what she went through. She wants to educate people BEFORE they have to go through losing a loved one while providing a resource for those who are in it now. Take a listen as we discuss the questions Jenny didn't even know to ask, the answers she found during and after her husband passed and how being vulnerable helped her heal and help others. Jenny Lisk is an author, speaker, and host of the Widowed Parent Podcast, which has been featured in The Washington Post and ParentMap. On her Hundred Dreams list is riding a camel. And milking a cow. And raising $44,000 for brain cancer research, in honor of her husband’s 44 years. The author of the memoir Future Widow: Losing My Husband, Saving My Family, and Finding My Voice, Jenny lives in Redmond, Washington, with her two teenagers. She is passionate about helping widowed parents increase their family’s well-being. You can download her free guides What I've Learned About Widowed Parenting and How to be Helpful: Tips for Allies of Widowed Families. Follow her on social media @liskjenny.
Anne Bruce joins me today to talk about how anyone can discover their own personal True North to help you have your best life possible. She shares how it is never to late to live your calling, how courage is more than you think it is and you have more of it then you think, and how competencies don't always lead to your vocational calling. She shares her 1 question she asks herself to keep her eye on her true north. The conversation on this episode is a great way to lead into your new year, or anytime actually. If you are thinking to yourself, "I need to figure out what I want for me", or "I wish I knew what I am meant to be doing", then take a listen as Anne shares that and more. Anne Bruce is an popular speaker and author coach. She's also a talent manager who works with celebrities, politicians, TV and sports stars. She's spoken for the White House and the Pentagon, Coca Cola, Sprint, and Fortune 100 companies worldwide. Anne's written 25 books translated into 36 languages for the largest publishers in the world. She's also the co-author of Speak for a Living, 2nd edition with Sardek Love. Based on her bestseller, Discover True North. Anne's work is all about ways to Discover True North and transform your life and career. Her clients learn how to use their internal guidance system to create stronger, healthier, and happier relationships. Her next book to be released at Valentine's Day 2021 is Discover True North Relationships.
My Christmas week show is, at the end of the day, about love. I was honored to have Bonnie Violet and Tina Frank say yes when I asked them to be on my show. Their story is a powerful one about how love is more powerful than any barrier if you choose to allow it into your heart first. Take a listen as Bonnie Violet and her aunt share how they came back together after almost 30 years apart because of labels and how they had defined each other based on outside factors. This is a heartfelt and, for me, eye opening conversation about labels, faith, love. perception and perspectives. Tina Frank, a conservative Christian woman and Bonnie Violet, a transgender queer drag queen have an anti-cancel culture conversation on their podcast, Splintered Grace. While many family members are choosing to no longer speak after a revelation like Bonnie Violet shared, they have chosen to sit at the table and engage in difficult conversation to find peace and restoration.
Joel Friedman left Madison Avenue in NYC to go from Ad man to Executive Producer and writer in Hollywood. Along the way he learned that being authentic matters, being found while being not being authentic will always bite you back (he is authentic but not so some who have auditioned for him), and why he wants to produce something with "legs." On this episode Joel shares with me how he has embraced the changing world and face of TV, what drives him, and how to get your message out there while staying true to yourself. Hint, it really isn't that hard as it is made out to be. Joel also talks about finding the story in all he does. Joel Friedman is an Executive Producer who has show run, developed written scripted and unscripted series. He has partnered with and developed series for companies such as Mark Burnett, Bunim Murray, Fremantle, Next, Spike, NBC, Bravo, Broadway Video and Kenan Thompson of SNL as well as for other networks and production companies
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Jun 3rd, 1963
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