The Notable Woman Podcast

listen to inspiring women tell their stories in this interview style podcast

The Notable Woman Podcast

listen to inspiring women tell their stories in this interview style podcast

Episode 21: Meet the Boy Expert with Janet Allison

Episode 21: Meet the Boy Expert with Janet Allison

Boy expert Janet Allison is a former teacher and mother of girls. How did she end up being an expert for boys?

From teaching! And from what she saw, boys were failing education, or more accurately said, education was failing them.

In this episode of The Notable Woman Podcast, Janet Allison educated me on the many, many ways that boys’ brains are different and gave me some strategies for dealing with my son and… my husband.  

This episode is for anyone wondering how to bridge the gap between male and female communication styles, as defined by certain biological traits. In particular, if you have a school aged boy who’s having a tough time, this is a great episode to listen to!

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Episode 17: Outdoor Adventures for You and Your Child

Episode 17: Outdoor Adventures for You and Your Child

Adventure awaits you in the great outdoors, or your own backyard if you can use your imagination! And if you need a place to get started or a little help, PJ is here to help in the wonderful children’s series PJ’s Backyard Adventures. Today’s interview, my first duo interview, features notable women Rebecca P. Cohen, author, and Marni Penning Coleman, illustrator. Marni is a friend of my dear love Tia Shearer Bassett (from The Notable Woman Podcast Episode 1 fame), and she reached out to me about being on the show with Rebecca. I have wanted to get authors and illustrators on the show so I was super happy to be introduced to them and was totally floored to discover during the interview that they are sisters. How cool is that?

In our conversation, we talk about outdoor play, why it’s important for both adults and kids, and how we can incorporate it in our lives even when it’s cold! We also chat about Marni’s life as an actor turned illustrator, Rebecca’s first book and going both the traditional publishing route as well as going independent.

This is a great episode for authors, illustrators, parents, aunties/uncles, people who know they need to get time outside but aren’t sure why, and those interested in creating their own work. Enjoy!

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Episode 16: Rockin’ Your Social Justice Business with Missy Sturtevant

Episode 16: Rockin’ Your Social Justice Business with Missy Sturtevant

About this episode

Missy Sturtevant is so impressive! I am so jazzed by her and her social justice business, but let me start at the beginning. Missy and I went to college together, and I was a total fan even before this interview, even before I knew what she does now. But let me lay it down for you — Missy was a social worker and wasn’t 100% happy with how she had to do her work within the structure already set up. And you know what she did? She didn’t whine about it, she didn’t wallow, she went ahead and started her own business! Maebright Group, LLC works with Massachusetts-based state agencies on working with the LGBTQ population, using actual best practices and research.

In our conversation, we talk about how Missy wanted to start a business, how she became the mentor that she needed and now helps other people, and how she does the actual work with her state agencies.

This is a great episode for social justice advocates, business owners, entrepreneurs, and people who have an idea for a movement but haven’t gotten started yet. Enjoy!

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Episode 15: Cloth Diapers Easy Peasy with Diaper Dawgs

Episode 15: Cloth Diapers Easy Peasy with Diaper Dawgs

Cloth diapers – a blessing? A Curse? Love ’em, hate ’em? Well, Aisha Sequeira has created Diaper Dawgs to make it easy peasy for you to use them and keep them clean, which is a never ending battle.

When we had our son, my husband and I wanted to use cloth diapers to help make a difference to the environment, but we soon learned how complicated it was, especially when you have this tiny human depending on you! So when Aisha reached out to me about her business and product, I knew I had to have her on.

This is a great episode for Moms who are interested in using cloth diapers or already do, and anyone who has an idea for starting a business.

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Episode 14: Let’s Get Social with Erin Zimmerman

Episode 14: Let’s Get Social with Erin Zimmerman

In this episode of The Notable Woman Podcast, I interview Erin Zimmerman about all things social media. Erin is the boss of Elephant Social, and she is a big fan of relationship building based social media. Hers is the first episode in my “Business Boss” series because Erin just started her social media business and is celebrating her one year anniversary! It’s great to talk to her about building a business in addition to how to run an effective social media campaign. No matter what you’re trying to do to make an impact, it’s important that you either master social media or hire someone who can do it for you! Listen on for tips, tricks, and Erin’s i

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Episode 13: Energy and How You Can Increase Yours with Maddie Penko

Episode 13: Energy and How You Can Increase Yours with Maddie Penko

In this episode of The Notable Woman Podcast, I chat with Health Coach Maddie Penko about energy stealers and how you can increase your energy. Maddie is a gem of a health coach, and I met her in Jenn Scalia’s Little Black Business Book, an excellent online resource for women in business. Maddie’s light and sense of fun shine through in every post, and we started chatting outside the group. I’ve done several of her free challenges and am in her free health group. I like Maddie because she isn’t afraid to tell you where you could be improving your health with some of her signature sass, but at the same time, you feel loved and supported. She’s like that older sister (although obviously, she’s younger than me!) who has caught you borrowing her killer heels for the last time.

When Maddie and I first chatted about the focus of this episode, I was so excited to hear she was focusing on energy. I know as a professional boss woman who also is mama to a tiny mischief maker, energy is a huge problem for me. Having avenues to increase my energy without bathing in Red Bull is much more the way I want to go. Listen in to get Maddie’s insight in this interview and definitely download her free guide on energy stealers!

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Episode 12: Start to Self-Love with Susan Adhikari

Episode 12: Start to Self-Love with Susan Adhikari

In this episode of The Notable Woman Podcast, I talk self-love with the amazing Susan Adhikari, affectionately known as Suz. Suz is a health and wellness mentor for females, and I love love love her message. Why? Because Suz is all about self-love. Suz believes that if we are going to achieve any of our goals or dreams, it all starts with loving ourselves first. That’s a message I can 100% get behind, and something I believe in myself. Since I’ve started my own meditation and visualization practice, I can clearly see in my daily life how positive an effect self-love has on me. Dive into this episode with Suz and let’s start loving ourselves!

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