084 | The Bliss Method with Lee Noto

 
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I left this conversation with Lee Noto so energized!

Her story of burning out after hustling her way to the top is all too common… I feel her story and message are deeply needed at a time where so many of us still struggle with pushing beyond our limits.

May this conversation remind you to slow down and integrate the power of the feminine into your life…

In this episode we covered:

  • Lee’s story of how facial paralysis and cystic breakouts led her to her healing journey

  • The Bliss Method - What it is, how to use it and how to habituate bliss as a way of being

  • Simple and powerful practices to allow bliss into our day

  • The power of play

  • The fear Lee has faced this year and an inside-look into her life as a business owner

Stay in Touch with Lee:


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Lee Noto is an Intimacy Coach & Bliss Expert. She works with ambitious, high-powered women at the top of their game go from burnout to bliss so that they can regain their sense of self without compromising their success.

At the height of her success, fueled by hustle, she found herself in a state of complete and utter burnout, confronted by cystic breakouts, full-body hives, and facial paralysis. This wakeup call led her to mastermind her own journey to bliss using a set of practices that are now the cornerstone of her signature transformational system called The Bliss Method. 

She now coaches clients one-on-one and leads workshops and talks around the world. Lee incorporates aspects of Eastern and Western modalities, such as: neuroscience, psychology, Tantric philosophy, various meditative practices, Reiki, and more. She has studied with numerous teachers on subjects including conscious & sacred sexuality, meditation, breath work, and transformational change work. Her unique approach allows her to create a safe space for clients to step into their power and create a bliss-filled life. 

Learn more about the work Lee does by visiting leenoto.com

 

083 | Creativity, Art & Learning to Trust with Devon Walz

 
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Announcement: We have a new free masterclass available for you! Learn how our clients elevate their voice, impact & income in their spiritual business: http://bit.ly/rwl-masterclass - We’ll show you a step-by-step game plan to elevate your voice, impact and income even if you consider yourself a highly sensitive person and are afraid of visibility, sharing your voice or being seen...

I recently heard Elizabeth Gilbert speak on the topic of creativity … and since then I’ve been thinking A LOT about how creativity supports us in feeling healthier and more alive. The universe is constantly creating (think about the plants, stars, asteroids, really the whole universe is constantly shifting, changing, growing, evolving and being creative) so when WE are being creative, it’s like we are aligning with the natural laws of the universe. It’s turning out to be an incredible antidote to depression, grief, illness and anxiety, among other ailments.

It was so fun to dive into this topic with artist Devon Walz talk about the rich topic of creativity on this week’s episode…

In this episode we discussed:

  • How Devon stays focused, motivated and continually inspired in the creative process

  • Her story of moving through depression, undergoing a lot of healing and learning how to do art and business in a way that works for her as a result

  • The role of trust and intuition in the creative process + life in general!

  • Staying committed to personal truth while building a business in our masculine, fast-paced society

  • The role that emotional work + self-care continues to play in art and business

  • The main blocks holding back creatives and visionaries from doing their work

  • Why we need artists + visionaries to be doing their work in the world and the role they're playing for all of us

  • How art aids in shifting the consciousness

  • How Devon faces her fears in the realm of creativity + entrepreneurship

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Devon Walz is a professional artist, muralist,  mentor and dreamer.

She believes that creativity and beauty are powerful medicine for us all and sees her own art as the most essential way to know herself. Through her colorful and etheric-feeling abstract paintings, she explore the ways that emotion, energy and form collide. 

Devon mentors developing creatives along their path and helps them to realize their most honest expression. Her approach is one that combines practical strategy, emotional healing and deep love. 

In addition to mentorship and online courses, she hosts 1-on-1 painting weekends (for artists and non-artists alike) to make a mess, break out of perfectionism and discover their soul’s language in her Southern California art studio.

Her work has been licensed by companies big and small, and is held by collectors around the globe. 


 

082 | Infuse the Sacred into Your Business with Anastasia Holland & Meredith Rom

 
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I’m excited to announce a new collaboration with Anastasia Holland ~ a two-day in person Sacred Business Immersion in San Francisco September 14th + 15th this Fall. Learn more at http://anastasiaholland.com/immersion

This episode is a glimpse at the online masterclass Anastasia and I led to announce our in person retreat weekend in SF.

We hope to see you soon in San Francisco… Learn more and join us at http://anastasiaholland.com/immersion

SECRETS TO AMPLIFY ALIGNMENT + IMPACT IN YOUR SACRED BUSINESS

In this episode you’ll learn how to:

  • Expand your creative potential to own your worth + release limiting beliefs around money

  • Step into more confidence in using your voice + sharing your message

  • Harness the power of pleasure, femininity and sisterhood to grow your audience

  • Reconnect to divine inspiration to design your business in alignment with your values

  • You’ll Also Get An Insider’s Look into our Upcoming In Person Sacred Business Immersion

    With Love,
    Meredith

 

081 | A Gift for Female Entrepreneurs with Meredith Rom

 
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I’ve been doing this work for a long time now and last week I was doing a client review of what’s happened in the last year for my past clients in the world of feminine entrepreneurship… I was happily surprised to discover that many of them have been able to 

  • Increase their income to $3-10k per month in their spiritually centered business

  • Use their voice with confidence to share their message

  • Help more people and make a bigger impact because they finally have the time and freedom to focus on it!

I’ve been so busy helping THEM grow their dream businesses that I haven’t taken the time to share with YOU how you can earn more money and finally put yourself out there to do the work your heart has been calling out for you to do.

For that, I apologize.

All the time I’m hearing from women that they're struggling to get by in their business, that they deeply feel they have a calling, a sacred mission to fulfill, but are having to work multiple jobs and burning out trying to make it all work…

…A phone call with someone who lacks the confidence to put herself out there and share her message.

…A Facebook message from someone who is afraid to raise her prices because she’s afraid no one will sign up.

…A DM from a sister who’s been spending her time growing her instagram following but behind-the-scenes is not earning anywhere near the kind of income she would like to make.

The truth is, you CAN earn more money AND live life on your own terms (with a flexible schedule, time for family, self-care, and spiritual practices)… It’s just that I haven’t been focusing on helping YOU with those kinds of results.

I’ve been waking up to the fact that if ANYONE in the world is meant to be earning more money, it is spiritual, heart-centered women like you.

That’s where we need more power. More femininity in leadership. More women owning and earning their worth.

And you know what?

When you are owning the true value of what you have to offer, you will actually have more TIME to focus on spreading your sacred work, your voice, your message, your soul gifts in such a bigger way…

So many more people will benefit from what you have to share.

So even though earning great money is part of it, underneath that, I really want you to make the impact your soul came here to make.

To break through the fears.

The self-doubts.

The limiting beliefs.

The old stories saying you can’t.

It’s time to honor your voice. Your soul callings.

No more hiding.

I know I’ve been offering value to you through the podcast, and I’ll keep doing that, but I’m realizing it’s not the same as taking you by the hand to make the shifts I think you would really love to see in your life.

No more.

I’ve opened up some time in the next week to speak to a select number of committed women about how they can increase their impact and income without letting go of their spiritual and feminine values.

There’s no charge for this and it’s totally free.

But it’s not for everyone.

Here are the kinds of women I can help:

  • Feminine entrepreneurs who have an existing business and want to grow their work online

  • Those who are committed, show up and take action

  • Those who have a deep soul desire to make a positive impact through their work

  • Those who are willing to step outside their comfort zone to grow

If you’re tired of playing small in your business and you’re ready to start seeing results, then I’m making the time to show you how to get there.

Click here to book your session.

With love,

Meredith

PS: This podcast is going out to thousands of people today. Spaces WILL fill up fast (and there’s only one of me)!

Click here now and book your session before they fill up!

 

080 | Your Story Medicine & Writing a New Narrative with Jumakae

 
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I love connecting with women supporting others to come into the power of their voice, and this week’s podcast guest, Jumakae is one of those women. We go deep into talking about what we’ve witnessed supporting women to break free from old stories and limiting beliefs and what happens when a woman begins to see her challenges and difficulties as a source of empowerment to activate and inspire others.

This conversation is rich with insight on the power of storytelling, public speaking, releasing trauma and owning the power of our voice. I hope you enjoy it!

In this episode we discussed:

  • Jumakae’s story from working on a rape crisis hotline to being fired/freed to start a new path of helping others write a new story for their lives

  • Surviving Saturn return

  • Storytelling as Liberation 

  • Dealing with 'imposter syndrome' and inner critic voices when it comes to sharing yourself in the world

  • What pole dancing taught Jumakae about healing and empowering herself

  • Releasing trauma from the body

  • The initiations of entrepreneurship

  • The connection between the throat and sacral chakra 

  • The ancestral healing that happens when we share our voices and stories

  • The personal responsibility we must take in sharing our stories to empower others

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June Marisa Kaewsith, also known as "Jumakae," is a professional artist, wellness consultant, and storytelling coach. As an artist, she has conducted spoken word workshops and mural projects with various youth groups, and has facilitated theater skits with community members addressing local issues from workers' rights to environmental justice. As a keynote speaker, she has motivated crowds through her original poetry in high schools, college campuses, and various nonprofit groups throughout California. Clients who have sought her as a storytelling coach are change agents who have gone on to tell their stories on large stages in front of thousands of people, entrepreneurs pitching project proposals and product launches to board rooms for a handful of investors and funders, and individuals or artists seeking confidence in their ability to speak authentically and perform their work publicly.

Through her additional practice as a wellness consultant (DBA "Green Tara Guidance"), she is a 200 hr registered yoga teacher trained to work with survivors of sexual trauma through Peace Over Violence and a transformational life coach (which she rephrases as

"life doula") with a professional certification from Leadership That Works. With her passion for the arts and somatic learning, she holds self-care and storytelling workshops for organizations and individuals to become more comfortable with their mind and body.

On her leisure time, she creates meditation candles and natural skin care products with her mother inspired by Thai traditional herbalism and plants indigenous to Tonvga land known today as Long Beach, California, where she currently resides.

 

079 | Transform Fear & Rise into Leadership with Meredith Rom

 
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I realize many of you who may just be finding the Rising Women Leaders podcast may not know my story of how I came to start this podcast and do this work, so today I get to share with you! This episode is from when I was interviewed by Meg Berryman, host of the Beyond Being Well podcast. Meg holds beautiful space for me to share my deepest truths ~ what I believe in, what I feel I’m here for, and how I help women rise in the world of feminine leadership.

In this episode we discussed:

  • The kind of world I envision and how my work supports that larger vision

  • My story: listening to my intuition + cultivating courage to move from NYC to CA then travel to India alone at 22

  • What leadership means to me

  • How to take courageous steps to transform fear

  • Rewiring core beliefs + healing with EFT (Tapping) 

  • Facets of self-love & self-care and how they will support your business

  • The journey of writing + publishing my first book, Just Be: A Search for Self-Love in India 

  • 3 tips to take the pressure off when it comes to birthing your big dream

  • 12 qualities of the Queen and how we can use this archetype to uplevel our life and business

Stay in Touch with Meg:

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Meg Berryman is a coach, yoga teacher + social change catalyst who awakens sacred, social leaders. A teacher of feminine mysteries, Meg empowers women to journey from wellness, to wholeness and beyond - encouraging each women to develop a powerful vision of the world she wants to live in, so she can align her energy and actions and find purpose in the every day. She is a mama of two girls and lives with her husband on her property outside Melbourne, Australia. You can follow her work at @megjberryman on instagram. 

 

078 | Sustainable Success: Embodying Spiritual Practice in Business with Nikki Silvestri

 
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It was such an honor to sit down to speak with Nikki Silvestri of Soil & Shadow this week. From her life as a speaker to CEO and mom, I was inspired to learn about Nikki’s life behind-the-scenes of her business.

Nikki shares what it looks like for her to embody her spiritual practice in her day-to-day activities, as well as what it took to get to where she is now: To have a family, thriving business, and career as a public speaker and change-maker with an environmental, social and economic impact.

Nikki didn’t hesitate to share all of herself in this episode - from what she learned burning-out in the non-profit world, to having challenges with fertility when she was ready to have a baby, to working through her own limiting beliefs around financial success. Nikki shares how she rose above her challenges to create a sustainable and thriving business with a triple bottom line ~ one that is here to see success in terms of planet, people and profits, and how she is helping other companies to do the same.

In this episode we discussed:

  • Nikki’s journey of becoming an entrepreneur and starting her business, “Soil & Shadow”

  • Behind the scenes, what it looks like for Nikki to be a Mother & CEO

  • Climate change, carbon emissions, and sustainable soil and agriculture practices that can reduce the amount of carbon in our atmosphere

  • How Earth’s ecosystems mirror our personal relationships

  • Nikki’s journey with moving beyond limiting beliefs to do empowering work that is good for people, the planet AND drives profits

  • How Nikki embodies her spiritual practice in her business

  • Nikki’s challenges with fertility and having her son as well as what needed to shift in her life

  • Nikki’s journey with being seen, improvising and becoming a keynote public speaker

  • Behind Nikki’s decision to continue running her own business (rather than working for someone else) when becoming a mother

  • Nikki’s upcoming projects including Diversity & Inclusion initiatives in the workplace

Stay in Touch with Nikki:

 

Nikki Silvestri is the Founder and CEO of Soil and Shadow, a project development firm designing economic and environmental strategies with human left in.

As the Co-Founder of Live Real and former Executive Director of People's Grocery and Green for All, Nikki has built and strengthened social equity for underrepresented populations in food systems, social services, public health, climate solutions, and economic development. A nationally recognized thought leader, her many honors include being named one of The Root's 100 Most Influential African Americans.

Nikki is a Faculty Member at the Food Business School (she co-designed and taught one of their inaugural courses, "Ethical Leadership in Food Business"). She is the Board Co-Chair of the Business Alliance of Local Living Economies (BALLE), and is an advisory board member of TendLab, a boutique firm unlocking the power of parenthood at work. She is the recipient of numerous awards including ELLE Magazine's "Gold" Award and OxFam America's "Act Local, Think Global" Award.

Nikki began her work in social change through the foster care system in Southern California, where she directed Foster Youth Empowerment Workshops. She has a master's degree in African American Studies from UCLA, and is originally from Los Angeles. She currently lives in Oakland, with her husband and son.

077 | Giving Purpose to Your Money with Lara-Rose Duong

 
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As an entrepreneur I have had to “look under the hood” when it comes to my own relationship to money. It took time to learn how to charge my worth, receive and accept money in my life, and actually educate myself on all the things I didn’t know.

The truth is, once you heal the old stories you've been carrying around money, it feels really awesome to earn it, to save it, and to spend it on things you love. I feel super proud of how far I've come in this area of my life and so grateful to see money as just another form of how I can nurture, give and receive. 

It was an honor to welcome Lara-Rose to the Rising Women Leaders podcast to share her own money story, and how we can take a step back and consider how our choices with money will affect all those who come after us. She offers her wisdom on how you can live with intention and how coming into alignment with your relationship to money will truly affect all areas of your life.

In this episode we discussed:

  • Prosperity & legacy ~ discovering how you wish to be remembered and what you want to leave behind

  • Lara’s money story and how she navigated her own debt, wealth & money management

  • How to free ourselves from our family money stories

  • Why “shutting everything down” can actually be the most productive decision you make for your business

  • Lara’s journey of taking a leap into entrepreneurship

  • Facing our fears, merging all parts of ourselves to be whole & honoring our soul’s calling

  • Your true value & why it is so much more than what’s reflected in your bank account

  • Living with intention & why giving purpose to your money is important

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LRD is a spiritual advisor to individuals of exceptional wealth. Together, they explore legacy, spirituality, prosperity and all the pieces of the life pie with the sole focus of defining and experience success on their own terms. All the while, letting love drive our prosperous actions. 

 

076 | Kundalini Awakening & The Feminine Christ

 
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It’s been three years since I last had my dear friend Karen Prosen on the Rising Women Leaders podcast, and so much has happened!

I’ve walked by Karen’s side as I’ve watched her life dismantle and rebuild from the ground up. From break-up, loss, a kundalini crisis and awakening to traveling the world and aligning with her soul’s work, there is so much we cover in this intimate conversation.

Karen is one of the most pure, devotional people I know, and I am so excited to introduce you to her and her work today.

To listen to Karen’s last episode on the show, click here.

In this episode we discussed:

  • Kali Ma ~ How the power of destruction can give birth to your most aligned life

  • Kundalini awakening ~ Karen’s story, what it is, why it happens and how to support yourself through it

  • Celibacy & desire ~ Why Karen decided to make a year-long vow of celibacy and sobriety and how it impacted her life

  • The voice of the womb ~ How Karen connected to this inner voice and how it supported her through her hardest times

  • Mary Magdalene & Jesus ~ What these ascended masters are here to teach us and how we can connect to their unconditional love

  • The Feminine Christ ~ What it is and how we can embody this divine energy in our life and leadership

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Karen Prosen is a womxn’s witness, a Daughter of Devotion and an artist. She guides rising fem leaders into self-initiation and remembrance with her many offerings in person and online. Trained as a Clinical Mental Health Therapist with emphasis on social justice, somatics, mindfulness and trauma healing, she serves as a student first and foremost. 

Karen supports womxn to treat their bodies as temples, become living vessels and pour their magic forth on the pilgrimage of leadership, love and liberation. She believes that life is a gift, and even so, no one should ever have to do it alone.

 

075 | Owning Your Personal Power with Alexandra Roxo

 
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*Note* This episode has some explicit language so be mindful if you have little ones around!

I’ve been loving Alexandra Roxo’s raw, real & personal stories on instagram and am so excited to have her on the podcast to share with you today!

I was curious to hear about Alexandra’s journey finding the spiritual path, what tantra means to her, how she supports women through her work, what fears she’s been facing and especially her advice on being the most REAL and authentic version of YOU, despite the fear of what others may think of it.

Get ready to step into and OWN your personal power in 2019…

In this episode we discussed:

  • What Alexandra’s “wake up” moment was and how she found herself on a spiritual path

  • Alexandra’s reflections on her recent trip to India

  • The different forms of Tantra and what it was like to study with the Dalai Lama

  • The fears Alexandra has faced in the last year

  • How to navigate being your whole (sensual, flirty, fun, out-there) self - even when you know your family is reading your newsletters!

  • Friend detoxing - and how to compassionately create more space to find your soul family

  • Stepping into and owning your personal power

  • Alexandra’s upcoming book being published with Sounds True

  • Alexandra’s collaboration with Ruby Warrington, Moon Club

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Alexandra Roxo is a transformational mentor, healer, writer, and artist who is extremely passionate about empowering women.  Her writing on personal growth and female empowerment, the divine feminine resurgence, moon ritual, and modern spirituality can be read on Girl Boss.com. Teen Vogue, Mind Body Green, and Playboy. She has been featured in many publications for her deep, sensual, and raw approach to healing and transformation, and has also been named a "modern spiritual leader" by Well + Good.  

She was called to find a way to share her spiritual work with women in places in the world where there is less access to workshops and classes and retreats so together with Ruby Warrington she created the online community Moon Club, which consists of hundreds of women worldwide who attend monthly online rituals, empowerment talks, and are guided by in journey and breathwork practices.

Alexandra has been called to help women find their voices, release limiting beliefs imposed by society, and come home to their true nature for as long as she can remember.  She currently works with clients one on one and in groups, empowering and guiding them on their spiritual paths, leading events and retreats across the world, and writing daily empowering messages online. She has helped and inspired thousands of women to radically claim themselves and lead more passionate and conscious lives and it brings her great joy!

Prior to that she directed documentaries, a web show, and a feature film, wrote plays and created art along the same topics of what it means to be modern woman and what spiritual awakening feels like,  which have been viewed by millions of people and featured in international press.

Her first spiritual mentorship began when she met her first teacher at age 12 whom she studied with annually until his passing in 2015.  She began studying yoga and meditation at age 19 when she lived and studied with monastics abroad.  Through her studies at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where she earned a BFA she learned how to use theatre, embodiment work, breathwork, movement, and storytelling for healing and personal transformation. She went on to study shamanic journey practice, sacred intimacy work, Earth based spiritual practice, Reiki, and plant medicine ceremonial traditions with many teachers around the world. Her 15 years of meditation practice and moon ritual is what inspired her to create Moon Club as a place to gather for deep sharing and deep practice relating to the internal spiritual journey.

She is working on her first book with the publisher Sounds True, out in early 2020 and will be leading retreats in 2019 at 1440 Multiversity, Kripalu Center, and Maha Rose Mexico and enjoying life between NYC and LA!

 

074 | Yoga, Psychology & Permission to Be You with Ashley Turner

 
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What an honor it is to welcome Ashley Turner to the Rising Women Leaders podcast!

Ashley didn’t shy away from any of the questions I asked, including several personal questions — how her wounds of being rejected in college became her medicine & opportunity to teach, what she’s currently learning & how she’s growing in her relationship, the inherent vulnerability of leadership, what she does when she feels triggered by comparing herself to other women, and how she’s navigated her own blind spots around the conversation of white supremacy. We covered everything from trauma healing, the rise of the feminine, priestess work, love and activism in this conversation…it is rich with insight & wisdom for you.

In this episode we discussed:

  • How Ashley found yoga and decided to become a teacher 

  • What being a Priestess looks like in Ashley’s life

  • The rise of the feminine & what’s happening right now in the collective consciousness

  • How Ashley blends psychology into her yoga & mindfulness work 

  • Finding your authentic voice in a saturated field of work

  • Her practices and tools for healing trauma 

  • Her journey of educating herself in the world of race & activism

  • The vulnerability of leadership and being a public figure

  • Love & relationships, what we can learn from our soul contracts


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Elevating personal growth as a lifestyle, Ashley Turner  is a yoga/meditation teacher, Licensed Marriage + Family Therapist (#98598), facilitator, writer and Priestess.

Ashley Turner is an acclaimed yoga–meditation instructor, Licensed Psychotherapist, writer, Priestess and facilitator.

She is the founder of Yoga Psyche Soul, an innovative Yoga Psychology training program for teachers, clinicians and dedicated students fusing yoga, depth psychology, mindfulness and neuroscience. She is the creator of 10 best-selling yoga DVDs and co-author of Aroma Yoga.

Ashley has graced such lists as:

  • 100 Women in Wellness to Watch’ ~ MindBodyGreen

  • 100 Most Influential Yoga Teachers in the US – Sonima

  • Top 100 Psychotherapy Blogs – FeedSpot

Known for her charisma, depth and ability to turn complex theories into accessible, real-life tools, Ashley is a sought after speaker, facilitator and presenter at conferences and events worldwide.

She works with therapy and coaching clients via Skype and leads transformative events to power points around the globe. Ashley lives by the ocean in Venice Beach, CA.


 

073 | Your Voice & Story Matters with Johanna Walker

 
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I’ve had both a challenging and exhilarating relationship with public speaking - from growing up absolutely dreading it and avoiding it at all costs, to discovering that when I am finally up there and doing it, I have a lot to share, and am been able to make a meaningful impact. 

Today’s guest Johanna Walker shares her story of growing up on the more shy and quiet side only to discover the profound presence and power of her voice on stage. She went on to craft a powerful talk about her journey of navigating grief after growing older and one day realizing she would never become a mother. It was through hearing another woman’s story that she could relate to that pulled her out of the grief and into a mission of telling her own story and supporting others to do the same. She now encourages all of us to tell the stories we never thought we would want to tell because of how much they may help someone else. 

There are many powerful take-aways in today’s episode ~ I hope you enjoy it. 

In this episode we discussed: 

  • Johanna’s story of moving through grief after never having children, and how she crafted a moving talk that touched the hearts of many 

  • The power of storytelling in sharing your message 

  • How to tap into charisma and presence 

  • Johanna’s story of growing up as the quiet girl to embodying a powerful stage presence through sharing poetry and talks, to her life now as a teacher for public speaking 

  • Johanna’s process of finding your “genie gem” ~ the essence of what will make your talk most meaningful and memorable 

  • How becoming a powerful speaker influenced Johanna’s relationship to fear 

Stay in Touch with Johanna:


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Johanna Walker is the fear-blasting, storytelling maven for coaches, consultants, leaders, and change-makers. She’s the founder of Women Who Speak, a transformational speaker coaching program for female leaders, and she’s the co-founder and co-host of Boulder, Colorado’s popular bi-monthly story slam series, Truth Be Told. In addition to her work as a speaker and coach, Johanna has written and performed solo theater pieces that she’s toured throughout the US and Canada. She holds an M.Ed. from Kent State University, an MFA from Naropa University, and is a certified WholeSpeak Public Speaking Coach. 

 

072 | Live 2019 Fulfilled with Meredith Rom

 
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Hello and welcome to a new year of Rising Women Leaders! We are nearing 4 years of being live and on the air and I want to take a moment to thank every single one of you being here and bringing so much meaning to my life and work through this podcast. Truly, it has been an honor to hold space for this podcast to be born, to learn from all the guests we have had, and to share it all with you. 

I thought I would start off the year with sharing my popular masterclass from last year all about how to live 2019 Fulfilled .

You’ll Learn:

  • Six Principles to tap into true fulfillment, peace and lasting joy 

  • A step by step process to align with your intentions for the new year, and how to take tangible steps to manifest them 

  • The most common forms of resistance and self-sabotage and how to work with them 

  • Secrets of the Queen archetype to harness your true potential 

  • An Insider’s look into my program beginning in Feb The Sovereign Circle 

This audio was taken from a live video class, so you’ll hear me interacting with others through the chat box.

This free class is a little taste of what I’ll be diving into with the women who will be joining me in this year’s The Sovereign Circle.  To sign up for a connection call explore this opportunity use this link: http://calendly.com/meredithrom/connection-call

This is a 9 month feminine leadership initiation program and high priestess sisterhood circle that begins on February 6th 2019. As of the time of sharing this episode there are only a couple spaces left, so if you’re interested in learning more visit risingwomenleaders.com for all the info. 

Love, Meredith

 

071 | Yoga, Believing in Yourself & Finding Your Authentic Voice with Kelly Smith

 
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Many of us can easily get lost in self-doubt and “what-if’s” when we take a step into unfamiliar territory. Kelly Smith was no different when she was faced with a decision to move from a progressive city to a small town in Missouri with her husband while he finished medical school. She knew she was faced a choice - either she could be a victim to her circumstances and let her inner critic voices get the best of her, or she could make something truly amazing from the experience she had been given. 

Kelly went on to start the first yoga studio in the small town where many thought yoga was against their religion. She was able to rise up in spite of adversity and create a thriving space for people to align their mind, bodies and hearts. And most importantly, along the way, she learned to believe in herself as a teacher.

In this episode Kelly shares how to move beyond fear and doubt to truly believe in yourself, your gifts and what it is you are here to share.

In this episode we discussed: 

  • Kelly’s story of starting her own yoga studio at 22 years old and her journey of learning to believe in herself as a leader and teacher 

  • How to get out of your own way and stop holding yourself back 

  • How to quiet your “inner mean girl” with meditation 

  • Finding your authentic voice as a teacher 

  • What to do if you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, and how to use meditation to help 

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Kelly Smith is the founder of Yoga For You yoga method and school and a master trainer. She is also a podcaster herself (she has a guided meditation podcast) and she started her first business when she was 23 years old. 

She works with empowering women and helping people become the best versions of themselves through yoga. She believes the mind is the most powerful thing you possess and there is nothing in this world holding you back except for you! After a life time of telling herself lies and believing that she wasn't good enough, smart enough, talented enough, special enough, thin enough, or just plain enough, she took a long hard look in the mirror and in her heart and decided it was time she connected with who she truly was, got out of her own way and started to finally live. Through yoga and meditation she got a glimpse of who she truly was, and it changed everything.

She has dedicated her life to teaching soul-searchers how to master their minds and connect with their true selves so they can live an abundant and authentic life. 


 

070 | The Feminine Revolution with Amy Stanton

 
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What would it be like to feel comfortable sharing your emotions at work? To always feel safe to speak from your heart? To honor your sensitivity as a gift?

If you find yourself listening to the Rising Women Leaders podcast, you are most certainly part of a global movement happening right now of restoring femininity to her rightful place in perfect balance and divine union with the masculine.

On today’s episode, I sat down with Amy Stanton, co-author of The Feminine Revolution to discuss this movement and what she has learned about embracing and awakening our feminine nature in a patriarchal world.

In this episode we discussed:

  • Conditioning we see in society around femininity and masculinity

  • Amy’s story owning a business and growing her career in a masculine dominated society

  • Magnetism and feminine/masculine polarity in romantic relationships

  • Amy’s new book, The Feminine Revolution and how it came to be

  • The writing process of the book and the journey of working with a co-author

  • Key take-aways Amy learned and embraced about femininity through her conversations and research for the book

  • How women can own their feminine power

“Through embracing our feminine qualities, we can find a more authentic way of life. We will be liberated to feel more like ourselves.”

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The Feminine Revolution offers 21 ways to ignite your feminine power for a brighter life and better work. Its authors, Amy Stanton and Catherine Connors, challenge outdated perceptions that feminine traits are weaknesses, redefining those characteristics as assets that should be championed. With an upbeat blend of self-help and fresh analysis, The Feminine Revolution reboots femininity for the modern woman and provides her with the tools to accept and embrace her own authentic nature.

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Amy Stanton is the founder of Stanton & Company (S&Co), a PR and marketing agency based in Los Angeles with a focus on promoting and building positive female role models and messaging for women. Since opening its doors in 2006, S&Co has built a roster of philosophy-driven brands including exceptional female athletes, lifestyle experts and brands in the healthy, active living space. Before founding S&Co, Amy served as the first-ever Chief Marketing Officer for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and Director of Marketing & Communications for NYC2012, New York’s Olympic bid. Amy also has experience in advertising, working at BBDO, JWT and BBH.

 

069 | Navigating the Holidays as an Empath with Aimée Cartier

 
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Have you ever had an experience of feeling completely fine and happy in one moment to feeling distressed and upset in the next? If so, you may have had your mood and thoughts taken over by someone that is not even you! 

Today’s guest on the Rising Women Leaders podcast shares about her experience as an empath, and gives us tools to clear and protect our energy. Aimée spends her life supporting others to enhance their intuitive guidance and honor their sensitivity as a true gift. 

With the holidays just around the corner, this episode will give you easy and powerful tools to stay centered amidst heightened emotions and activity happening around us. 

In this episode we discussed: 

  • The difference between being empathic and having empathy

  • How Aimée discovered she was empathic 

  • The common traits of empathic people and challenges they face 

  • The most important tool Aimée teaches to her empathic students

  • A guided process to clear our energy and create an energetic boundary 

  • Aimée’s book, “Getting Answers” and how our answers will come when we ask the right questions 

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Aimée Cartier is a psychic guide who specializes in helping her clients discern what choices are in their highest and best interest so that they have the information they need to act on and align with their own highest good.  She is known for her clear, accurate insight and her attention to practical details.  She is the founder of Empath Intuition University and Intuition University, in either private or group programs, she works with students who are ready to understand, enhance, trust, and rely upon their now innate psychic skills and intuitive knowing— and to experience the empowerment and flourishing that follows.  She is also the author of the book, Getting Answers: Using Your Intuition to Discover Your Best Life.  

 

068 | Your Difference is Your Destiny with Renee Linnell

 
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Renee is one of those people I feel like I was destined to meet. We found each other through our publisher, She Writes Press after Renee signed to publish her book with them. We had an immediate connection and soon after I had the honor of being a coach and guide for Renee the year leading up to her book launch.

In The Burn Zone, Renee openly and honestly shares her story — of losing her father at a young age, growing up with an abusive and alcoholic mother, to creating a successful career as a model and dancer, only to join a spiritual group “cult” that led her to burn everything that reminded her of her past (clothes, photos, everything), learn computer programming, get an MBA and create a life that felt the opposite of authentic to her.

After years of having a toxic relationship with her spiritual teacher, a near-death experience in a snowboarding accident finally gave her the "Wake Up” she needed to leave and start her life anew.

After picking up the pieces and going through her own personal healing from anger to forgiveness, she decided to share her story in her new memoir, The Burn Zone.

This thrilling tale leaves us with a powerful message of how to own our differences and liberate ourselves from the shame we carry from our past.

In this episode we discussed:

  • What Renee learned on her first month-long book tour

  • All about Renee’s new book, The Burn Zone

  • Renee’s story of being brainwashed and joining a cult and how she found herself again on the other side

  • The pattern of repeated trauma with empaths and narcissists

  • The vulnerable journey of having people read her writing

  • The liberation that comes with “Letting our skeletons out of the closet”

  • How to release shame and hiding about our past

  • What’s on the horizon for Renee next

"Loving ourselves means stop making excuses for not giving ourselves the things we want in this life. Our life is so short."

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About The Burn Zone:

After seven years of faithfully following her spiritual teacher, Renee Linnell finally realized she was in a cult and had been severely brainwashed. But how did that happen to someone like her? She had graduated magna cum laude with a double degree. She had traveled to nearly fifty countries alone before she turned thirty-five. She was a surf model and a professional Argentine tango dancer. She had started five different companies and had an MBA from NYU. How could someone like her end up brainwashed and in a cult? 

The Burn Zone is an exploration of how we give up our power―how what started out as a need to heal from the loss of her parents and to understand the big questions in life could leave a young woman fighting for her sanity and her sense of self. In the years following her departure from the cult, Linnell struggled to reclaim herself, to stand in her truth, and to rebuild her life. And eventually, after battling depression and isolation, she found a way to come out the other side stronger than ever. Part inspirational story, part cautionary tale, this is a memoir for spiritual seekers and those who feel lost in a world that makes them feel less than perfect.


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Renee Linnell graduated Magna Cum Laude with a double degree, traveled to nearly fifty countries before she turned 35, was a surf/bikini model and a professional Argentine Tango dancer, started 5 different companies, and got an MBA from New York University. She also spent close to seven years in a Buddhist cult and ended up severely brainwashed. In her new memoir, The Burn Zone, Renee discusses her journey into "deranged and damaged" and her awakening on the other side. Her key message is:  “Our difference is our destiny, and that when we stop trying to hide the parts of us that make us different, we will truly soar.!”

 

067 | Climate Change & Hope for A Better Future with Nicole Rom

 
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After experiencing California’s wildfires, witnessing the increasing amount of hurricanes on the news and hearing firsthand accounts from friends and family of climate change throughout the world, I knew I wanted to interview an expert on this topic for the Rising Women Leaders podcast.

I just so happened to know the perfect person to interview - my sister, Nicole Rom. Nicole has been the Executive Director of Climate Generation for 12 years, empowering individuals and their communities to engage in solutions to climate change. Nicole breaks down what we need to know about our current state of the world and where we are headed when it comes to rising temperatures, sea levels and how we will be affected in the coming years. We discussed everything from how our family impacted our love for the environment, daily actions we can take to lower our carbon footprint, how to navigate the inherent grief of this issue as well as stories to cultivate hope.

I hope you enjoy the show.

In this episode we discussed:

  • Our family ancestry of individuals who deeply cared about the environment and how that impacted our values growing up

  • A definition of climate change and what we are facing today

  • Navigating grief and hope in changing times

  • Climate Generation’s mission and impact

  • Daily life changes and actions we can take on a personal, local and global level to make a difference

  • Resources Nicole recommends for educating ourselves (films, books and websites to check out)

  • Upcoming trainings and projects at Climate Generation

“One of the most important things we can do is normalize the conversation on climate change. I know many of us are scared. You feel like you need to know the science… Don’t worry about it…All you have to say is ‘I’m worried about this. This is what I’m seeing. This is who is going to be impacted.’ It is from that place you can connect with someone heart to heart.”

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Nicole has been the Executive Director of Climate Generation since the organization was established in 2006, which has included starting and sustaining the organization by providing visioning and development activities for the organization and its programs. Prior to Climate Generation, Nicole managed the education programs for the National Wildlife Federation’s Great Lakes office in Ann Arbor, MI. Nicole taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in environmental education and climate change at the University of Michigan and Hamline University. Nicole was an Environmental Educator with the U.S. Peace Corps in the Republic of Kazakhstan for 2 years. She received her M.S. in Environmental Policy, Behavior, Education and Communication from the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan and a B.A. from Bates College. She was a 2010-2011 Humphrey Policy Fellow at the University of Minnesota. Nicole served on the Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness Board for six years and various search committees, including the RE-AMP Network CEO and Minnesota Environmental Fund Executive Director. She was a RE-AMP Steering Committee at-large member from 2013-2017 and served on the Executive Committee and the Global Warming Strategic Action Fund Committee. Nicole was recognized in 2015 as a 40 Under 40 clean energy leader by Midwest Energy News. Nicole is passionate about the outdoors, loves the lakes in Minnesota, cycling and skiing.

 

066 | Yoni Steams & Womb Medicine with Jedaya Barboza

 
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After hearing about the wonders of “yoni steaming” from a few friends, I invited Jedaya Barboza on the podcast to share more about this practice. Whether you are healing from a health related challenge relating to the womb, have painful menstrual cycles, or are missing your cycle altogether, today’s episode is full of information for you to take steps forward on a path of healing by tuning into the wisdom of your womb.

In this episode we discussed:

  • How Jedaya was rebirthed on the path of the Priestess

  • Jedaya’s connection to Mary Magdalene & Isis

  • Yoni Steaming - what it is and how to do it

  • Herbs to use for Yoni Steams

  • Womb Mysteries

  • Womb Clearing

  • The Womb Voice

  • The Moon and How She is Connected To Our Womb

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Jedaya Barboza is a devotional Priestess of the Goddess. She has dedicated her life to walking the footsteps of the goddess with every breath she inhales, offering the gift of the Sacred Red Rose to women and serving the Goddess however she calls for her to show up. She is an initiated Priestess of the Women's Mysteries, a midwife of the veils, holding a safe container for women and sisters of all colors to birth their full essence and to enter their Queendom.

She has been the midwife of her own rebirth, and has heard the calling to midwife other women’s rebirth all over the world. Jedaya was reborn to create change by inspiring, empowering, and co-creating a world of healthy spiritual transformation through art, connection, sensuality, movement, breath, and music.

She has facilitated cacao and ecstatic dance ceremonies, Wild Woman Retreats,  yoni steaming ceremonies, full moon ceremonies, and red tent in MA and Costa Rica. She offers one-on-one Rose Womb Activations.

 

065 | Preconception, Birth & Spirit Baby Communication with Sarah Naia Soleil

 
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Have you ever wondered what message your future children may have for you?

Or what deeper meaning may be there if you are having trouble getting pregnant? Or lost a baby in the womb?

Today’s guest, Sarah Naia Soleil is a birth doula, student midwife and spirit baby communicator.

After hearing Sarah’s name come up in 3 different conversations I had in the same month, I knew we had to sit down and connect here on the podcast.

In this episode Sarah shares her powerful story of birthing her own children and how she came to support other women in moving through the powerful rite of passage of pregnancy and birth.

"We know biologically, that a woman can experience and taste enlightenment, just hormonally, in labor. So what is it then, to encode our children with this enlightenment as they come in; to welcome them truly for who they are and why they are here - to be connected to the gifts they bring humanity and be stewards of that right from the beginning.”

In this episode we discussed:

  • How Sarah came to discover her connection to the dream world, the spirit of her child while pregnant, and clairvoyant abilities

  • Sarah's powerful birth stories and how she came to help women through birth

  • The Art of Pre-Conception: How to prepare for a conscious conception

  • The Significance of Hathor's Temple in Dendara, Egypt and Hathor's role in childbirth, pregnancy and blood mysteries

  • Conscious Conception: What it is and how to prepare for the spirit of your child

  • What is Spirit Baby Communication? and connecting to the spirit of a child 


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Sarah Naia Soleil is a gifted clairvoyant. She's a mother of 2 & has been practicing as a Birth Doula & Student Midwife since 2008. She specializes in Preconception Mentorship, Spirit Baby Communication & Supporting Pregnancy/Birth as a Spiritual Rite of Passage. To Learn More Visit: www.SarahNaiaSoleil.com  // IG: @propagatelove