Who Are You, and What Do You Want? with Mahlena-Rae Johnson

Who Are You, and What Do You Want? with Mahlena-Rae Johnson

EXECUTIVE COACH MAHLENA-RAE JOHNSON

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

In this Super U Summit Talk, executive coach Mahlena-Rae Johnson presents “Who You Are, and What Do You Want?”

WHO’S MAHLENA-RAE?

Mahlena-Rae Johnson is an Executive Coach for fellow Overachievers who are searching for Happiness. She grew up on the mean beaches of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. During her senior year of high school, she was named Most Likely to Kidnap a Backstreet Boy. She has published 4 books, 4 web series, 6 websites, and over 1000 online articles for international audiences. As a recent transplant from the United States to Canada, Mahlena is still learning how to navigate the streets of Downtown Toronto, wondering whether to dress for sleet or sunshine during her first Canadian spring, and preparing for inevitable encounters with curious moose.

TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE TALK TOPIC

The talk will focus on: Are you a Top Dog in your career but a Scared Puppy in your social life? A Champion at the office who wonders, “Isn’t there more out there for me?” A Perfectionist who wants to Change, but Fears you will make the Wrong Decision? Then you are in the right place. Mahlena will show you fellow Overachievers how to get out of your own way, stop doing the most, and start living your best life.

HOW TO WATCH

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

TNW32: Disrupt Your Thoughts, Disrupt Your Life with Cristin Downs

TNW32: Disrupt Your Thoughts, Disrupt Your Life with Cristin Downs

In this episode of The Notable Woman Podcast, I give you a taste of the Super U Summit with my talk: Disrupt Your Thoughts, Disrupt Your Life.

Super U Summit 4.0 begins on May 6th, but if you’ve never attended before, you might not be sure if it’s for you. That’s why I decided to give you a taste of the summit with my talk from Super U 3.0 – Disrupt Your Thoughts, Disrupt Your Life. The Super U Summit is all about empowering women, and in this talk, I take aim at the thought patterns that are determining the actions you take. Might you be stuck because your thoughts are actually keeping you there? Until we examine them, we don’t really know. 

This talk is for anyone who has ever been stuck, and they’re not sure why.

IN THIS EPISODE, I EXPLORE:
  • What the Super U Summit is
  • What it means to disrupt our thoughts
  • How our thoughts determine our judgments determine our actions
  • How we can examine what we think
  • How we can get started changing what we think
  • How you can sign up for the summit (right here!)

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

Cristin Downs

About Cristin Downs

Cristin Downs is an alchemist, theatrical thinker, producer, educator, speaker, and podcaster. She rules her tiny roost at Pace University as the director of the continuing studies unit. She’s had a pretty eclectic career, but moments that truly defined her sense of self: becoming a strong woman leader and independent thinker at Cedar Crest College, learning arts exceptionalism at UC Irvine’s School of the Arts, experiencing first-rate business processes with the mouse at Disneyland Resort, and becoming an activist at Riverside Church. Meeting Ruby Dee, Robert Downey Jr., James Earl Jones, Ntozake Shange, and Dana Reeve were all fairly awesome moments. Cristin loves to read, the theatre, dancing in the kitchen, and her family and friends.

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TNW31: Women Crafting Success with Melissa Mendez

TNW31: Women Crafting Success with Melissa Mendez

In this episode of The Notable Woman Podcast, I interview creative rockstar Melissa Mendez about being an apparel consultant, entrepreneur, new Mom, and podcaster.

In this episode, I interview Melissa Mendez of Melissa Mendez Design Studio and host of the Women Crafting Success podcast about being an entrepreneur and starting her own business. We talk about the apparel industry and what someone with her skill set does to get designs from creative drawing to a real-world item you can wear. Also, being from NYC, we talk the city, and both being newish Moms, we talk that too!

This is a great interview to listen to if you’re a creative, an entrepreneur, you dream of starting your own business, or you’re a new Mom trying to balance creative work with motherhood.

IN THIS EPISODE, I EXPLORE:
  • Who Melissa is
  • How she started as a creative
  • What training she received to get where she is now
  • Heading out on her own with her first business endeavor
  • Her podcast and what need it serves

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.

Prefer Apple Podcasts (formerly iTunes)? Click here. Android user? Go to Stitcher here or Google Play here. Spotify? iHeartRadio? And of course, if you loved the episode, a review is always appreciated! 

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Today’s Guest

Melissa Mendez

About Melissa Mendez

Over the past 10 years, Melissa Mendez has worked in the fashion apparel world for companies such as Talbots, Macys, Ellen Tracy, and Garan Inc. (Garanimals- Children’s Wears) to name a few. Melissa studied at Parsons New School for Design in Fine Arts for 2 Years as a Jacob Lawrence Scholar. She received a 4 year BA Degree from Fashion Institute of Technology [ F.I.T ] in Production Management in Fashion and Related Industries. Melissa’s artwork has been featured at El Museo Del Barrio & The Studio Museum in Harlem right beside James Vander Zee, a prominent photographer from the Harlem Renaissance.

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TNW29: Keeping Creativity in Your Life with Jennifer Cole

TNW29: Keeping Creativity in Your Life with Jennifer Cole

In this episode of The Notable Woman Podcast, I interview Associate Dean Jennifer Cole from Gettysburg College about how she keeps creativity in her life.

Jennifer Cole is a gift of a human, and I am so excited to introduce her to you in this episode! She is the Associate Dean of Academic Advising at Gettysburg College, and in this episode of the podcast, we talk about her career in academic advising, the differences (or lack thereof) in college students over her tenure in higher education, and her creative activities. The main focus stays with her creative activities and what they teach her about herself, her work, and how she approaches the world. We also talk about the creative activities Jennifer did with her mother, who had recently passed away when we recorded this episode, and how that was reflected in her recreating her mother’s wedding dress for her own wedding. This is a great episode for creatives, parents, anyone working with college students, and anyone who has a creative practice or is looking to start one.

IN THIS EPISODE, I EXPLORE:
  • Jen’s time at Gettysburg College
  • What has or hasn’t changed in college students over Jen’s time in higher education
  • Learning your own voice as a free-thinking being and how that does or doesn’t happen in college
  • The process of recreating Jen’s mother’s wedding dress for her own wedding
  • Being kind to ourselves in the words we use

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.

Prefer Apple Podcasts (formerly iTunes)? Click here. Android user? Go to Stitcher here or Google Play here. Spotify? iHeartRadio? And of course, if you loved the episode, a review is always appreciated! 

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Today’s Guest

Jennifer Cole

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From Timid to FEARLESS: How I Learned to Give the Middle Finger to Societal Norms

From Timid to FEARLESS: How I Learned to Give the Middle Finger to Societal Norms

SOLO TRAVELER, YOUTUBER, AND POKEMON GO PLAYER VICTORIA NG

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

In this Super U Summit Talk, Victoria Ng talks to us about how to give the middle finger to societal norms, embrace your passions, do what scares you, and live life to the fullest! 

WHO’S VICTORIA?

Victoria Ng is an actor based in New York City. While she was born in Brooklyn, NY, Victoria grew up in central New Jersey. She holds a BFA in Theatre from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, having studied with numerous renowned teachers such as Vincent D’Onofrio, Geoffrey Horne, and Paul Calderon. She has acted in a variety of theatre and film productions. She is currently pursuing a MA in Liberal Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center. Besides acting, she loves to travel, read comic books, immerse herself in television and films, collect Pokemon and share her adventures through her YouTube channel, and, of course, is an avid pole dancing enthusiast.

TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE TALK TOPIC

From Victoria: Try new things, pursue your passions, and BE YOURSELF! In many ways, I grew up in a sheltered environment. Some of these barriers started to break in college when I decided to pursue the arts in a family of engineers/business-minded people. But, it wasn’t until after college where the tide started to really turn. Maybe it’s all part of being in your 20s where, at least for me, I have had an unquenchable thirst for adventure that has driven me to break from the mold! Or maybe that’s just me  . Either way – I am here to share my story of how I went from “too quiet” to dishing out middle fingers to societal norms! From pole dancing, to solo traveling, even to dressing how YOU feel comfortable – I am sharing my story of embracing who I am, overcoming fear, and enjoying life to the fullest!

FREE GIFT FOR YOU

Victoria’s free gift for you is a free chat about solo travel or starting something new. Connect with her in the group!

HOW TO WATCH

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

TNW24: Scattered but Sparkly with Sasha Gray

TNW24: Scattered but Sparkly with Sasha Gray

Sasha Gray from Scattered Sasha and I have a great conversation about giving grace, especially to ourselves, her accidental business, and how she started her famous live show.

It should be a crime to have as much fun as Sasha Gray and I had recording this episode. We laughed, we cried, we talked everything from weddings to booze (margaritas and whiskey, of course). The conversation’s a blast, and I hope you enjoy it.

Sasha and I met in a Facebook group, and shortly afterward, I was planning my first summit. Carrie Sharpe of He Says, She Says insisted that I have Sasha as a guest, and the rest, as they say, is history. Since then, Sasha has appeared in my summits, as a guest speaker in my group, and even as one of my popular Notable Woman Live! guests.

In this episode, we talk about her accidental business, how she cultivated her tribe (her following), and how she started her live show, and much, much more! I hope you enjoy this episode and don’t forget to join The Society of Notable Women if you want to continue the conversation! And of course, Sasha has a great gift for you! Head on over to get her “Your Journey: 5 Ways to Increase Daily Joy.”

IN THIS EPISODE, WE EXPLORE:

  • Why you can’t take yourself too seriously
  • How Sasha became known as Sasha Gray (spoiler: it’s a pseudonym)
  • How Sasha chose to name her page “Lipstick, Margaritas, and Hairspray” (now Scattered Sasha)
  • How Sasha cultivated such a huge tribe (at the time of this recording, it was 239K now up to 255K)
  • How Sasha started an accidental business
  • The creation of the “unbreakable” token and its impact on people
  • Why we all need to give ourselves grace
  • How Sasha started her show (you can watch it here)
  • Sasha getting married at the racetrack

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

Sasha Gray

“There’s so much going on in the world, and there’s so much happening in everybody’s life that it’s overwhelming, and you have to give yourself grace to get through every day sometimes.”

About Sasha Gray

Sasha Gray is a Motivational Mindset Mentor and Business Coach for individuals and business owners. She specializes in finding the positive in a negative world and helping others rediscover their self-confidence, kick the self-doubt, and use humor along their journey to make even the roughest roads smooth.

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Sasha’s Gift for You

If you liked this episode, check out:

The Super U Summit 3 STEP BLUEPRINT TO BECOME A KICKASS AUTHOR with Gwendolen Wilder (must join group to watch the video)

The Notable Woman Podcast ROCKIN’ YOUR SOCIAL JUSTICE BUSINESS with Missy Sturtevant

The Notable Woman Live! with Sasha Gray

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