TNW28: the hurricane pod is a force of nature with Sophia Simon-Bashall

TNW28: the hurricane pod is a force of nature with Sophia Simon-Bashall

In this episode of The Notable Woman Podcast, I interview Sophia Simon-Bashall of the hurricane pod. 

In this episode of The Notable Woman Podcast, I interview Sophia Simon-Bashall of the hurricane pod. She shares her story of living with mental illness and how her podcast creates a community for others living the same life. Sophia is fabulous for many reasons, but what I love in particular is her mission to show that you can survive and thrive and cry with mental illness and there doesn’t need to be a heartwarming story about you beating it. The story can be that you’re living.

This is a great episode for everyone. Period, the end.

  • About Sophia
  • Why Sophia loves music and how it helps her
  • Why she started the podcast
  • Why it’s important to tell the stories of people with mental illness who are living their lives

I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did creating it. You can listen now, right here from this webpage by clicking the play button below.

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Today’s Guest

Sophia Simon-Bashall

About Sophia Simon-Bashall

Sophia Simon-Bashall is the host of ‘the hurricane pod,’ a podcast about living with mental illness. She is a student of English Literature but dedicates much of her life to mental health advocacy, body acceptance, LGBTQ+ issues, and feminism. She is a sister, a friend, and a One Direction superfan, which she believes are the most important aspects of her.

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What to Expect When the Unexpected Happens

What to Expect When the Unexpected Happens


The Notable Woman is proud to present the Super U Summit, 30 empowering women speakers over 10 days.

In this Super U Summit Talk, healthcare advocate Nancy Netherland explores ways to find wellness and laughter in the unexpected worst of times. 


Nancy is a healthcare advocate and a mom-ologist with on-the-mom training in infectious disease, hepatology, rheumatology, gastrointestinology, and glitterology.  She is also a healer and an artist.  

She is the mama to two kids 10 and 12 living with rare and incurable diseases. Nancy sits on the State of California’s Children’s Health Advisory Panel for Medicaid, the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Chronic Illness Clinic Advisory Council, serves as an ambassador for the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and is getting certified as a Health Coach through the Duke School of Integrative Medicine’s Health Coaching and the Center for Mind Body Medicine’s certification programs so she can extend the reach of this work. She wants all families who live with a chronic and life-limiting pediatric illness to have access to wellness resources.  


From Nancy: This talk is an invitation to explore ways to experience post-traumatic growth and to find wellness and laughter in the worst of times. In less than a year – I lost my husband, my 4 year old’s liver began to fail, and my 3 year old was diagnosed with what was later discovered to be a very rare, chronic, incurable, life-limiting and potentially lethal illness. 80% of us (probably more) are exposed to traumatic events or experiences during our lives and yet few resources exist to navigate these experiences from the perspective of wellness. I set out to mindfully navigate the unexpected, and even tragic, while embracing magic, joy, and resiliency.


Please join us by clicking on the link below, which will take you to Nancy’s video in the Society for Notable Women Facebook group. (You must join the group to see the video.)

TNW Live! with Valerie Friedlander

TNW Live! with Valerie Friedlander

Certified professional coach, Valerie Friedlander

Welcome to the last episode of Season 1, Episode 16 of The Notable Woman Live! In this episode, I interview Valerie Friedlander, and our topic is “Change the World from the Inside Out: The Power You Have to Make a Difference!”


Valerie is an iPEC certified professional coach and the founder of The Unlimited Mom. She’s also been called a little love-vitamin for your soul, a mindset magician, and a motivational unicorn. She’s a coffee-lover, sci-fi nerd, and extreme crafter, all mixed with a little bit of woo.

If you want to change the world, but just aren’t sure how to get started, this episode is a great watch / listen.


Valerie’s free gift for you is her “Pocket Pacifier” system which helps you handle stressful situations better so you can retain your energy. Get it here.


Click on the embedded video below to watch, and feel free to head on over to Facebook to leave a comment on the video.

TNW Live! with Mallory Schlabach

TNW Live! with Mallory Schlabach

Purpose Driven Entrepreneur, Mallory Schlabach

In this episode, #15 of season 1, second to last episode in this season of The Notable Woman Live!, I interview marketing magic maker Mallory Schlabach. We talk about how to find your purpose in a me driven world.

Who’s Mallory?

Mallory is the marketing magic maker who helps newish entrepreneurs, bloggers & coaches who are struggling to do #allthethings to grow a business figure out the right things to do at the right time to attract perfect-for-you clients,and crush your biz goals.
(in a nutshell) She is a mama to 4 cherubs, loves bright lips, wild hair, and tacos. TACOS! You can see why I love her already.

In this episode, we talk about finding your purpose in a me driven world! Mallory is incredibly open about the process she’s undergoing to change how she thinks about the world and her work.

Free Gift for You

Mallory’s free gift for you is visibility plan with 63 ideas to get visible today! Get it here.

How to Watch

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TNW Live! with Nadjejda Chapoteau

TNW Live! with Nadjejda Chapoteau

Coach for women entrepreneurs, Nadjejda Chapoteau

In this the 12th episode of Season 1 of The Notable Woman Live!, I interview coach for women entrepreneurs, Nadjejda Chapoteau, a coach for women entrepreneurs who focuses on messaging and niches. In our conversation, we talk about how ti find your message.

Who’s Nadjejda?

Nadjejda was born in Boston, MA from Haitian parents, grew up in Haiti and has been living in the U.S. since November 1991. She’s back home in Miami, FL after living in Washington, DC for over 4 years after having lived in Miami, FL for 18 years. She’s passionate about life, social justice, spiritual growth, love, music, dance, and making a difference. Nadjejda believes we all have a life purpose, and she gets really excited helping people fulfill their purpose by being their authentic selves, sharing their message, and doing work that lights them up while having a positive impact on the world. Fulfilling our purpose and doing work that lights us up is our way to share our unique light with the world.

In this interview, we chat about Nadjejda’s story, her why, how you can find your message through finding yourself, and why being authentically you matters.

Free Gift for You

Nadjejda’s free gift for you is her 7 Questions to Reconnect with Yourself, which you can get here >>> 

How to Watch

Click on the embedded video below to watch, and feel free to head on over to Facebook to leave a comment on the video.

TNW Live! with Chandra Brooks

TNW Live! with Chandra Brooks

Leadership Coach to Women, Chandra Brooks

In this, the 11th episode of the first season of The Notable Woman Live!, I interview the one and only, one of my favorites, Chandra Brooks! We cover a lot in this episode, but in particular, we chat why YOUR voice matters in civic engagement.

Who’s Chandra?

Chandra Brooks is a wife, mother of four, Author, and Entrepreneur.  Born and raised in San Jose, CA her passions are women empowerment, social justice, improving voter outcomes and civic engagement in communities of color. She is also an appointed Commissioner of The Santa Clara County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, Chair of the Justice and Advocacy Committee and elected Delegate for The California Democratic Party. In 2017 Chandra launched The SocialPreneur, a purpose-driven business that prepares potential candidates to get ready to run for political office and coaches women to get on a Mission to Change the World by building leadership within their company, business, and/or community. Paired with a book titled, Black, Brown & Political: Get Informed, Get Empowered and Change the Game (which we talk about in this interview).

In the interview, we talk why politics are personal, how they affect your life whether you’re “into them” or not, and why and how to get involved in your local community. We also talk about Chandra’s upcoming book and course on training activists and people of color interested in running for office.

Free Gift for You

Chandra invites you to join her group “The Mission Mastermind,” a place of empowerment for women who are ambitious and want to lead in their lives. Join here. 

How to Watch

Click on the embedded video below to watch, and feel free to head on over to Facebook to leave a comment on the video.

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