Leila Breton is the designer behind Curvy Custom Bride. When she continued to encounter the same issue of ill-fitting clothing, Leila literally took matters into her own hands. She took the tags out and began to create her own clothes. From there, she decided to design and tailor for others. Her empowering messages about body image and self worth are vital lessons that all women need to hear. And if you know someone in need of a custom design, we know just the lady!
Julie Johnston is the Co-Owner of Vision Loft Indy Events and is the Director of Learning Space for Indiana University. Although she confesses that the first time she's ever called herself an entrepreneur is right here on this episode, Julie is just that: a creative entrepreneur. Her background in technology paired with a beautiful vision created a unique space that allows people to come together for all reasons. Listen as Julie explains how women need to put more jam in their lives, and just: dream bigger.
Welcome back to Season 2 of Audacity Rising! On this week's episode you'll meet Jenn and Katie. They are two hilarious vloggers with the show Two Moms and a Wine Truck. Joking, laughing, and drinking wine may be their brand, but they have some amazing life advice and stories out their for all women. We talk with them about building businesses, changing careers, being moms, and drinking wine. This episode will make you laugh and inspire you all at the same time. Cheers!
You know, when you decide to start a podcast, you really don't think a whole lot about seasons (or at least we didn't!) and we can't believe Season #1 is already wrapping. We have had an amazing first six months, and we in this episode, we pause to reflect on the impact Audacity Rising has had on us, your co-hosts. We started this gig because we wanted to add more fun and focus to our lives, we wanted to dive further into untapped strengths, and we wanted to make a difference for women. With your support, we've done just that and more. Listen in as we share our top insights from starting a podcast and how it's impacted us.
Rachel Blythe is an all-around amazing lady. She is a mom of 3, wife, teacher, and sales consultant for Rodan and Fields. Direct sales is not always seen in a positive light and Rachel has navigated this disappointment beautifully. R + F is an important piece of her life of which she is proud. Although this success is important, she always herself, "I'm Rachel first." It isn't easy to start a new business endeavor, and we know a lot of our ladies out there are in this role like Rach. Listen to her story to hear more about the balance and taking a dive into leading a team.
Jenna Martin is, among other things, the spirited host of The Creative Chaos Podcast, a definite favorite for people looking to dive into blogging, photography, writing, and basically any creative endeavor. Jenna is one of the most clever and genuine people we've met on this journey. After receiving her acceptance letter to med school, she decided to follow her heart, not her head, and journey in the world of creativity. She's an accomplished photographer, blogger, teacher, and writer, and you will be blown away by her work. Oh, and she's from Montana.
Laura Gambrel is the owner of Brightly Art Studio in Brownsburg, IN. Starting off post-college as a teacher with a different job in between, Laura realized that her hobby, art, was actually her calling. With a little help from loved ones around her, she took the leap into entrepreneurial life and road the wave of glitter straight to her own studio. She found that she was able to combine her love of teaching, community, and creativity all in one place. Laura feels all the feels-- in the best way-- and her story will do the same for you.
Maddy Corbin is a creative lifestyle blogger who has lived her entrepreneurial life since she was a young girl. She coded her first blog at the age of 10, created multiple companies in high school and is now pairing her creative side with her business side. Maddy has had so much experience at such a young age, and continues to learn and grow in her creativity and wisdom. Maddy is impressive, smart, and empowering. Check out her story!
How do we get in touch with our souls, and how should we nurture them? Do we have soulmates? If so, are these soulmates merely romantic, or are they born from friendships as well? These are all questions that we ponder on this week's episode that happens to land on Valentine's Day. It is important to nurture your soul to make sure it is open to accept and appreciate your soulmates. Listen in as we explore these ideas!
Maggie Rochford is a senior at Purdue University graduating in May of 2019. She is extremely wise and self-reflective, but understands some of the obstacles she may have to overcome in this next season of her life. Maggie shares different ways she plans to take on the real world, different fears she has, and different lessons she has already learned in life. Her perspective, as a young woman taking on this next journey, is relatable and refreshing. Maggie not only shares this perspective, but also her perspective of living audaciously in your daily life where you are made for greatness.
We bring you Beth Smith on this week’s episode. She is the owner and founder of Simplicity Holistic Health. Beth shares her story of how she got into juicing and healthy eating. She brings about raw issues that women go through including shame, infertility and more. Beth gives her view on health and how to live our best journey while being authentic to ourselves. She is a true example of someone who combines fun and self-investment every single day.
Jenn Storey is a personal stylist and business mentor who sells Stella & Dot. She has learned how to allow herself to say yes because you never really know where that yes could take you. Jenn is constantly looking for ways to show up more and more in all areas of her life. As if mentoring her Stella & Dot team was not enough, Jenn continues to seek out other ways to motivate and support women to becoming the best versions of themselves.
Too often we hide the fears that weigh us down because we're nervous others won't fully accept us. We worry that we're too emotional, sensitive, cold or withdrawn. We worry we're too much and not enough all at the same time. The thing is--the worry and fear are both very real, very normal, and very much unneeded in our lives. By first naming and then sharing your fears, you can help yourself (and women you love) begin to process the self-doubts that occasionally spring up. Listen in as we really "go there" with our own fears.
Angela Costley Harris refers to herself as "the chief wrangler" in multiple facets of her life. She owns her own non-profit consulting business and volunteers in large-scale ways. In all that she does, she aims to empower women and invests her time and energy into this mission. Angela gives tremendous advice about not underselling yourself, having fun, and striving for excellence. Her experience, wisdom, and strength will inspire you too!
Kelsey Peacock is a fabulous woman--and brand. She joins us here on episode 19 to share her journey of creating her beautiful company. Starting out as a side business next to her financial advising career, Kelsey's planners were a creative idea to supplement income and fuel her passion. She shares the ups and downs to being an entrepreneur and lessons learned along the way. With a viewpoint that "our customers are our friends," you just know that Kelsey is going to share a fun and admirable story.
The Audacity Rising women have some exciting news to share! We want to come into your home, workplace, sorority, or, really, wherever, and bring you a workshop like you have never seen. Life happens in the living room, and we want to enhance that life for you in any way you need (or want). These self-investment workshops will be tailored to your needs, but will have the same common theme of leading you, and your tribe, to be the best versions of yourselves. Check out this episode to hear more about what these women's workshops can offer you.
A huge part of our goal is to build up girls and teach them to be the best versions of themselves. So in that spirit, we decided to host a holiday party for young girls where they could come together and have fun while giving back. We did just that. In this episode, you will hear from a few of those girls and how they are beginning their bold and audacious lives. Enjoy hearing their sweet stories and voices!
How often do you stop and really consider the power of your words and the impact they're having on the people around you--not to mention your own state of mind? Paying homage to Kelly Corrigan's book, Tell Me More, we decided to create our own list of phrases that shape our lives. Sometimes we're rockstars at living by these ideas, and other times...not so much. The point isn't to fully live these phrases every day--the point is just to explore more of who we are. Right now, we're falling in love with podcasting and connecting with all of you--and primarily because: this is fun. We don't believe that we're (all of us--and this includes you!) having enough fun or making fun a priority. And when we can--we should. Like right now. Go ahead. Listen in. Have fun.
Julie Randall is a genuine altruist who has given her life’s
work to supporting women, and their families, through various roles in community organizations. Her experiences of creating these community groups and nonprofits is moving and empowering. Julie is in touch with what it means to be empathetic while also teaching women to be their best, independent versions of themselves. She knows that each day when she wakes up, she has the option to be audacious and strong. And, Julie Randall chooses to embody this every single day.
Are you allowing yourself the time and capacity to explore what brings you true joy? Are you putting too much emphasis on school, work, or home to bring you the fulfillment you honestly seek? If this at all sounds like you, connect with this week's guest, Lauren Palmer, as she shares her insights on how she's personally developed her joy. Lauren is a writer whose work is honest, compelling, and vulnerable.
It's beginning to look a lot like the holidays, and we wanted to hit the pause button to reflect on what we are grateful for this season and how to keep a sense of gratitude front and center all through the holidays.We realize that it's totally normal to fall into the stress rabbit hole this time of year.To avoid this, we tackle some typical situations that make both of us (and many of you!) feel stressful, and we challenge each other on air with tips and strategies for how to be grateful in the midst of food, family, and friendships.
Maria Esterline is a vivacious woman with a big heart and big dreams. Her goal in life is to inspire all people to ignite the fire within them and go for their passions. Believing that we are life long learners, Maria uses that to drive her and the way she wants to shape others in this life. Her excitement is contagious in this episode. Take a listen to hear more about igniting your fire.
Girls just wanna have fun is definitely the theme of this episode. Join Carrie, Taryn, and two of their best friends, Kayla and Tiffany. Listen to this episode to hear four friends enjoying each other while giving some great insights into what it means to celebrate and invest in friendships. What adventures are you taking with the women that you love and value? How are you showing your girlfriends that you are invested in those friendships? Enjoy the stories and laughs, lots of laughs!
How do we move from thinking of ourselves as helpers to realizing the power and purpose of our positions? In this episode, you will meet Ashley Quick, a brand-spanking-new campaign manager who pushed the boundaries she had set for herself in her own mind. Ashley is an educational consultant who would never in a million years describe herself as audacious or bold, yet her actions throughout 2018 would prove otherwise. Join us as we share the story of this woman's journey of advocacy and action.
Meet Claire. She's a writer, a city-girl turned farmer, and full time mother of two. Claire shares insights about the importance of self-care, finding joy in our careers, and the need to take risks to foster growth. She's also the creative owner of Bloom, a personal growth blog that will re-launch on October 29th.
Making cracks in the glass ceiling, running for office, and taking things into her own hands: Aimee Rivera Cole is an attorney running for state representative because she saw a need and had the audacity to do something about it. Listen as she shares how she was inspired by her daughter to make a difference in her community!
How often do you take the time to laugh through life together? Do you know what your girls would name a boat (if they had one?) Do you know their theme song from school? Listen in as we share some of our answers to 20+ fun questions that we spring on each other.
As the owner and CEO of Ella Mae's and Ella Mae's Formal, Abby McKinney has learned the business world by trusting her gut and listening to her inner voice. In this episode, she shares her journey that took her from the classroom to the dressing room.
What are the unapologetically bold moments of your life? How will you create more? From the major moments to the everyday, living audaciously doesn't have to be a special occasion.