• Story of the Shift

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  • Brenda Priddy: Story of the Shift

    Episode 38


    I had a gas with Brenda during her interview. For one so young, she really gets it. It was a pleasure to hear her stories. She talked about seeing herself as the boss and how that changed her mindset regarding having a side gig or actually running your own business. I loved her tip about being ok with change. That it doesn't mean your life is over but that being open to those shifts can change your life in amazing ways.


    Brenda Priddy is an author and social media strategist, specializing in Facebook and Instagram. She provides social marketing strategies to small businesses helping them maximize their social growth to obtain loyal, lifelong customers with her company, Heirloom Media.


    When not running her business, Brenda likes doing fun science experiments with her two daughters. Learn more about Brenda at her website, http://www.brendadpriddy.com/

  • Donna Doyon: Story of the Shift

    Episode 37


    What a bit of amazing in the room with Donna Doyon. I kept my mouth shut and let her go. She is full of so much goodness that I don't even know where to begin to talk about what she had to say! Trust your gut- you know more than you think you know. How we don't appreciate how much we have handled in our lives and what that means to us. A fabulous tip on expanding your comfort zone. It all needs to be listened to!


    Donna Doyon is a self-proclaimed “recovering ugly duckling” who uses stories to inspire and encourage women to create their own “happily ever after.” And for those women who have yet to define what happily ever after looks like for them, she uses her podcast “Reflections of a Recovering Ugly Duckling,” videos, and courses to help them discover “The Missing Piece” and more.

    She is the author of Glow: Renew Your Spirit & Release Your Inner Beauty and Garden Grown Wisdom, both collections of lesson-filled short stories.

    Check out The Missing Piece video series: http://donnadoyon.com/missingpiece
    Listen to her podcast on your favorite podcast app or http://donnadoyon.com/category/podcast
    Connect with her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DonnaDoyonPodcastHost

  • Debbie Wright: Story of the Shift

    Episode 35


    We have the first woman in who runs a business in a truly male dominated business, automotive repair. The funny thing is, she used her intuition to get herself in that business! Gotta love it. She is tenacious and fearless and she is in this to help women. She wants to empower women to be proactive about taking care of their cars. She wants you to walk in and know what questions to ask and be confident in going someplace that women seem to have a rough time in.


    Debbie Wright is a single mom of 5 young adults and a grandmother of one grandson. She is the owner of MOTEC Auto Care, a full-service repair shop located in San Diego. Debbie writes about life and career after kids on her blog www.theautogirl.com. Her best-seller book. the Auto Girl's Ultimate Car Care Guide: 10 Ways to Save Tons of Money on Auto Repair is available on Amazon.com. Her goal is to educate and empower women on the basics of car care.


    To talk more about what Debbie had to say, come join us in Goddesses Inner Circle and use the code, autogirl!

  • Annie P Ruggles: Story of the Shift

    Episode 33


    For almost a decade, Annie P. Ruggles, The Idea Doula, has harnessed her Hulk-like disdain for hard-sales, tacky self-promotion, and overly competitive douche-braggery as inspiration to help people find better ways to grow their small businesses. She's guided hundreds of people toward making deeper connections, lasting impressions, and friendlier, more lucrative products. You can find her online at theideadoula.com and join her free small business sisterhood at Hustle Sisters.


    It's hard to compete with that opening so I won;t. I will simply say that Annie is worth the listen for multiple reasons. Why trust is so important in our businesses and what that really means The BEST gratitude tip you have ever heard. Knowing what kind of values you want driving you and your business. And real, unadorned, naked talk with no "entrepreneurial gloss".


    This interview is time well spent.


    This week's super secret code to get in on the discussion outside the podast is, hustle. Find me at Goddesses Inner Circle.


  • Danielle NaChay: Story of the Shift



    Episode 31


    I think one of my favorite things about this week's guest is that she focus's on what excites you, as a person and as a business woman. Her tips are based around that very message and I love the way she expands on it to give you an idea of what she means. She also says something I adore that I won't share here but will let you listen for. I give you....Danielle NaChay.


    Danielle NaChay is a marketing strategist and branding coach... but she doesn’t build brands, she build experiences. Brands are everywhere!!! EXPERIENCES will never be forgotten. What was the last brand you bought? Hmm… If you are like many you’ve probably forgotten. But experiences like your first perfect day at the beach you’ll always remember.


    Since 2007, Danielle has been building the complete brand experience from behind the scenes. She has created wardrobes, styled homes, designed events, connected brands to influencers, landed PR gigs, and built profitable social media presences for her clients around the world.


    Now her main focus is expanding her clients impact online. Style + Simplicity are her passion and her life. Danielle NaChay helps female entrepreneurs build online experiences that get them REMEMBERED, REFERRED, RAVED ABOUT, and yes RICHLY PAID.


    When Danielle’s away from her desk she enjoys just to be. You will often find her snuggled up in a king sized bed with her husband and 2 little girls watching Moana for the 100 thousandth time or visiting the wineries nearby her Virginia home. Danielle has a laugh that can light up a room, a smile you will never forget and a belief that everyone is a friend; some she just hasn’t met, well not yet.


    You can find Danielle online at www.daniellenachay.com or around the web @daniellenachay


    This week's super secret code to get into Goddesses Inner Circle to further the discussion on all things podcast is, VA

  • Maria Granovsky: Story of the Shift

    Episode 29


    Maria is wonderful. She has a varied history, Russia, Israel and Canada to start with. Plus, she speaks the languages. Cool right? She has a great accent! She talks about being an introvert and all the mess and blessings that come with that. The wonderful place she found to help her step outside of her own fears that helped her shift her focus. She also talks about how we measure our success and that when opportunity knocks, say yes, even if it isn't exactly what you had been looking for. And the story about screaming into the pillow is funny.


    Maria Granovsky helps lawyers generate more business and gain more clients through innovative business development strategies and high-impact copywriting.


    In her work, she relies on her background as a scientist and an attorney, and her experience teaching legal writing. Added to the mix are the lessons learned authoring and marketing a well-received legal thriller, coaching people on business development and content marketing projects, editing other people's books, and writing the websites of several law firms.


    You can find her at her website and on LinkedIn.


    I apologize for the poor sound quality this week.


    This week's secret password is, attorney. Go to Goddesses Inner Circle to join the conversation.

  • Kittie Bernott: Story of the Shift

    Episode 27


    This interview touches my heart strings with all the connection that Kittie is about. I took notes during the interview to use for myself! She talked about the need for compassion for self before anything else. That being an entrepreneur is not easy, but that it is worth it because it is awful and beautiful at the same time. You will lover her story about spinning the wheel of Kittie and you need to give yourself the chance to give yourself the answer before asking anyone else. And by the way, there is a lot more.


    Let me introduce you to Kittie Bernott


    Kittie is an Intuitive Metalsmith with Viking roots, creating jewelry designed to Awaken Your Natural Wisdom.

    She shares the power and transformative nature of the Elder Futhark Runes through the art of Runesmithing -- the act of carving or casting runes into crystals and precious metals. Kittie’s purpose is to imbue these objects with natural energy and ancient wisdom, so they may awaken what is best and brightest in the person who bears them.


    She also offers Runic Divination readings using the Elder Futhark runes, which contain complex symbolic meaning and offer insight into specific questions or the general flow of life. Each rune embodies centuries of communal history, communication, and personal empowerment... Kittie use the runes to tap into this wisdom and bring you greater clarity where you need it most.


    Kittie’s offerings include:


    Natural Crystal Jewelry
    Precious Metal Jewelry
    Handcarved Rune Crystals
    Runic Divination Readings


    Kittie can be found at her site Studio Kittie


    Come join the conversation in Goddesses Inner Circle, this week's password is runes


  • Wendy White: Story of the Shift

    Episode 25


    I am excited to welcome in my friend Wendy White. She is a friend from learning to do copy writing days. She is very good at that but even better as a coach. A Biz/Dev Coach to be exact. She has lots of good advice as well as a fun story and lots of shifting along the way. She offers up some great wisdom on trusting yourself and the fact that you are your own best expert.


    Wendy is a business development coach and strategist helping online coaches/consultants create a unique compelling message that connects with and converts their audience. She helps them refine, apply, and amplify that message to create an extraordinary impact on their businesses, on their lives, and on the world.

    Wendy can be found at the Departure Lounge, her business development community on Facebook at http://bit.ly/departurelounge or on her site at http://wendywhite.com


    Psst...this week's secret code is departure...Goddesses Inner Circle

  • Miriam MacMillan: Story of the Shift

    Episode 23


    Miriam is a Self-Love Coach, Photographer, Artist and is currently writing her first book: "Already Enough". She has three teenage stepchildren and three children at home under 6! For the past year she has been striving to reach out to busy mums to show them how Self-Love is not only achievable for everyone but essential and easy once you know how!


    Today's episode is one of those ones that you can't wait for everyone to hear. Mirrie is a treat in all ways. She is lovely and you wish she was your bestie because of it. Her words are so beautiful that they brought me to tears as I edited her show. She has such wisdom about loving yourself that I won't even try to expand on it right now. You will simply enjoy listening. On a final note, I would like to say, she was so poised during the whole interview and yet she had a sleeping infant at her breast. Amazing.


    The conversation is happening in Goddesses Inner Circle and this week's password is, self love.

  • Lora Reppenhagen: Story of the Shift

    Episode 21


    Today I have the pleasure of welcoming in Lora Reppenhagen. She is a friend of mine in the real world and I have admired her for a long time. She is one of the strongest women I know and has overcome so much to become more of the wonderful, kind woman that I know. She has great tidbits of wisdom and I love one of her thoughts on owning your own business, "They're gonna call your crazy...". You know they do, we have all experienced that! She also talks about how she is softening in her life, following your desire and leaning on each other.


    Lora Reppenhagen is a Certified All Breed Groomer and the Owner/Operator of Foxy Fur Grooming in Corona CA.


    After an extensive and successful corporate job in advertising sales and marketing, where she literally produced in excess of 6 million dollars in sales for someone else, she experienced a string of personal tragedies and came to the point of an epiphany. She took a leave of absence and decided, to the amazement of everyone, to attend pet grooming school. She took this business so serious that she not only studied and graduated at the top of her class from the prestigious International School of Grooming, she extended her education further with the Southern California Professional Groomers Association.

    She ran her own mobile pet washing service and had a solid stable of clients. With 10 years experience, she then opened a store front, brick and mortar business where clients now come to her. She is well on her way to 1000’s of clients and is looking to explore a deeper part of the industry by creating her own line of soaps and shampoos plus some mystery products on the horizon...


    She has never looked back and is now in control of her destiny and making money for no one other than herself and her family.


    Tell us what you thought about Lora's story in Goddesses Inner Circle, you'll need this week's code of groomer to get in.

  • Megan M Riley: Story of the Shift

    Episode 19


    You want to talk about a story of the shift? I give you Megan M Riley. This woman has shifted it all! One of those shifts occurred in her business where after 13 years of just enough, she shifted to the thinking that this is what it’s really like to be in business? Wow! She talks about so many inspiring and usable tidbits, Goddess Hour, trauma sharing, about coming to your own rythm before you start your day in order for you to set your OWN tone for your own day and the last one I am going to mention, embrace the suck! You will need to listen to get the rest and there is more to be had!


    Megan M Riley was born a natural intuitive with gifts from both of her parents. She has been working as a psychic for 13 years and has helped over 18,000 people. Late 2016 she made 5 intentions for her life and business that changed her life. Over the next 12 months she 3x her business, lost 80 lbs, quit smoking and drinking, began dancing, traveling and enjoying a life she didn't think was possible. She now provides what she calls, "psychic plus" which is psychic and intuitive readings combined with coaching over a longer term with incredible results for her clients.

    Megan blissfully lives in the mountains of Colorado with her dogs and cats. You can find her on Facebook at Megan M Riley or on her website.

  • Liza Baker: Story of the Shift

    Episode 16


    What a treat it was to talk to Liza Baker for today's episode. She is a hoot as well as whip smart. She offers up so many tidbits of wisdom and life experience tips throughout the interview that there are simply too many to list here. One thing to listen for though is her connects to language and how it effects our lives. Anything after but, and not but, for not to. At 22:25 there is an outstanding bit of wisdom and let us not miss that observing the journey, not just living it, is key to navigating through those shifts.


    Health coach and sanity whisperer to under-appreciated, under-listened to, under-taken-care-of, under-valued, overwhelmed, overworked, over-scheduled, and OVER. IT. ALL. working wives and mothers who dream of a starring role in their own lives. Full-time Integrative Nutrition® health coach, self-published author, part-time consultant, and woefully underpaid COO of a busy family of four—Liza adores her crazy life and brings her passion, knowledge, and experience to the table to help you love YOUR life, crazy as it is, all without impossible diets, insane workout regimens, magic pills, silver bullets, and crazy detoxes.

    Liza received her health coach training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition® and an AAS in Culinary Arts from the Cooking + Hospitality Institute of Chicago (now part of Le Cordon Bleu). In the years BC (before children), she was the owner and executive chef of a catering and private chef company in Chicago, and she's taught cooking and nutrition to all ages. Liza understands the value of nutrition—both the whole foods variety and the more holistic kind—and can show you how you can make the food and lifestyle choices that nourish you without adding more “shoulds” and hours to your already overwhelming schedule.

    Liza lives with her husband in a half-empty nest in Ann Arbor, MI and is passionate about health and happiness, education and exercise, SOLE food and social justice. You can find Liza at
    Simply: Health Coaching


    Liza is in Goddesses Inner Circle if you would like to chat with her, the secret code to get in is, sanity whisperer.

  • Hillary Schneider: Story of the Shift

    Episode 14


    Hillary Schneider is a mentor, equine guided facilitator, retreat founder and space holder of possibility. She empowers other visionary's to bring their medicine, purpose and brilliance to life and step into a life of meaning and success that aligns to what speaks to them. A life long seeker and dreamer, Hillary has spent her own life in pursuit of creating space for a deep calling and purpose of partnership with others to assist them to lead purposeful lives and claim their unique leadership in the world. Her mentorship is a blend of horse mastery and medicine through in person retreat experiences as well as space holding in the online world through her own wisdom and intuition of how she is called to serve her clients. You can find more about her website.


    Hillary is incredible. Her wisdom, sharing, vulnerability and, dare I say it, her brilliant tips; are just what you are looking for in this podcast. She offers up her own story with tidbits thrown in including; shame and guilt create isolation and it prevents us from getting the help we need, you can believe something different about yourself to create a different way of looking at things and giving yourself the space to have a learning curve and appreciating that there is one.


    I think her best tip was at 22:30. Take a listen and tell me what you think was the best one!


    To come chat with us about Hillary and her horses, come on by Goddesses Inner Circle. This week's super secret password is, horse

  • Haley Lynn Gray: Story of the Shift

    Episode 12


    Haley Lynn Gray founded Leadership Girl with the radical notion that women can harness their unique power and skills to become highly effective leaders.


    She is a best-selling author of Leadership Girl , and a graduate of Duke’s Fuqua School of Business with an MBA with a concentration in entrepreneurship and Innovation. She has experience with starting up successful small businesses, growing them, then selling them.


    Haley has worked with hundreds of small business owners since Leadership Girl was founded. She has a passion for helping their owners find ways to grow their business, acquire visibility, and transform into the go-to expert in their industry, while saving them significant amounts of money.


    Haley is the founder of the 60,000 strong Women’s Entrepreneur Network Group on Facebook, which she successfully grew in only two years. It is recognized as one of the best, most engaging, and helpful groups of this type on Facebook.


    By working with clients 1:1, in small groups, and in a variety of different programs, Haley helps clients grow their businesses in a way that makes sense for them, since no two businesses are exactly the same.


    It is the belief that each business has its own unique fingerprint. When we recognize and work with each business’s unique strengths and weaknesses, then we see the best results.


    There is no one size fits all for leadership or business modeling. We are all unique, so playing to our strengths yields the best outcomes.


    When Haley isn’t working, she is an avid volunteer, and is on the board of directors for Cure AHC and My Sahana. She is a long-time Girl Scout Troop leader and volunteer.


    She is the mother of four active kids, and has a mini zoo in her home, with a variety of pets including cats, a horse, chinchilla, rabbit, fish, and turtles! She understands that sometimes life gets in the way and is messy, but that it is beautiful anyway.


    Haley speaks about determination and how to find it and what is the worst motivator. She also has a bit to say about believing and having faith in, yourself. You will want to listen for her views on leadership from a feminine standpoint.


    Click here to get involved with Leadership Girl Live and click here to find out more about Alchemy Marketing Summit.


    This week's secret code to come join the conversation is leadership.

  • Rochelle Schieck: Story of the Shift

    Rochelle Schieck is the founder of Qoya. Qoya combines movement, ritual, community and pilgrimage for women. Since its inception in 2009, she has trained hundreds of Qoya teachers, taught thousands of Qoya movement classes, and led dozens of retreats in the most sacred places on earth with one intention in mind: to remember, and to help others do the same. Her work has been featured in outlets like New York Magazine, Oprah.com, The Telegraph, and Psychology Today. To learn more you can visit

    Qoya.love and read her book titled Qoya: A Compass for Navigating an Embodied Life that is Wise, Wild and Free.


    Rochelle has so many words of wisdom that all seemed to have led from a question, "How do I get out of my head and into my body?" That led her on a journey of exploration that, thankfully, we get to share with her. This interview has hidden gems all through it but for me the take away was, your practice doesn't need to be perfect, you just have to have one. And perform it. You will find many more including; talking about making room for our truth, the most important practice and I'll let you listen to hear the rest.

  • Megan Hale: Story of the Shift

    Today I get the absolute pleasure of bringing you Megan Hale.


    Megan is the founder of Wild & Holy, a spiritual community of coaches, therapists, helpers, and healers who value expansion, growth, vulnerability, and bravery. She leads retreats and group programs for women and facilitates 1:1 coaching for both individuals and couples who crave more truth, trust, and transformation. She’s the podcast host of Wild & Holy Radio, the realest conversation on spirituality and creating a life that honors your soul. Through her own healing journey of self-sabotage and spiritual warfare, Megan learned the hard way the damage we bring ourselves when we doubt our own belonging, deservingness, and Divinity. She now teaches others how to step into their Wild & Holy truth, trust themselves more, and expand into their fullest expression to make their unique impact in the world.


    Megan's most recent container, Wild & Holy Year, which begins March 5th, has just three spots left for coaches, therapists, helpers, and healers ready to have their own breakthroughs so they can show up braver and help others have their own. Enrollment briefly reopens February 14th. Find out more about her unique community and how to join here.


    During our conversation, you will learn about trusting and how it can ground you into what is real and true for you. Megan talks about fear and that it is the best passenger to your own expansion, the biggest lie we tell ourselves and so many more tidbits that you will want to listen twice to get everything she has to offer.



  • Kelli Freese: Story of the Shift

    Today, I talk to Kelli Freese of Essentially Kelli. Kelli is an Integrative Nutritional Health Coach and French and British Aromatherapy student. She helps women with Thyroid Imbalance understand what is going on with their body and helps them ease back into balance without getting overwhelmed or feeling out of control. Many of her clients have called her, The Hormone Whisperer, and she strives to live up to that title so that she can have it engraved on a plaque one day. She resides in Austin, TX with her incredibly

    supportive husband, five active kids, fluffy Golden Retriever, and very quiet Russian Tortoise.


    Kelli is also really fun and smart. Some highlights from her interview include:

    • Being all things to everyone
    • The power of stopping
    • The importance of reading
    • Setting up what you need at home in order to ripple out into all aspects of your life
    • Being open with the messiness of your life

    And there is so much more including my favorite topic of her fear of being seen as a fraud because she got sick while being a health coach.


    She is also running a new group program to help you take charge of your health for good! Some things included in the

    program are:

    • Daily tweaks that you can implement in your life; including tweaks for exercise, nutrition and mindset 
    • Meal guide ideas
    • An exercise book full of exercises that are doable every day
    • Live videos from Kelli to answer questions and offer support
    • A 30 minute coaching call with Kelli that can be used before or during the 21 day program

    Make sure to listen for all the goodies she is offering at a more than reasonable cost. Click this link to sign up for it!


    I know you will enjoy Kelli's Story of the Shift.

  • Andrea Owen: Story of the Shift

    You are going to love today's interview. It's like hanging out with a friend and the time just flies. We had a great time, she has amazing stories that show the triumph of the human spirit, let alone the triumph of the feminine spirit! Her insights are brilliant and she offers up some great strategies for moving your life forward.


    Andrea Owen is an author, mentor, and certified life coach who helps high-achieving women let go of perfectionism, control, and isolation and choosing courage and confidence instead. She has helped thousands of women manage their inner-critic to create loving connections and live their most kick-ass life.


    She is the proud author of 52 Ways to Live a Kick-Ass Life: BS Free Wisdom to Ignite Your Inner Badass and Live the Life You Deserve, Adams Media/Simon & Schuster) and How To Stop Feeling Like Shit: 14 Habits That Are Holding You Back From Happiness (Seal Press/Hachette Books).


    When she’s not juggling her full coaching practice or hosting retreats, Andrea is busy competing in triathlons, chasing her 10-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter or making out with her husband, Jason. She is also a retired roller derby player having skated under the name “Veronica Vain”. Learn more about Andrea at http://yourkickasslife.com and join the fun and wisdom at



    Andrea is offering a FREE month-long book study based on her new book: How To Stop Feeling Like Shit: 14 Habits That Are Holding You Back From Happiness. Each week she'll dig into new topics so that you can gain massive self-awareness, create new, more empowering habits for yourself, and just generally feel happier! She'll be guiding you every step of the way. All you need to do is purchase your book, and come to this link to claim the bonus of the free book study.

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