16. Rockin’ Your Social Justice Business with Missy Sturtevant

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!

About Missy Sturtevant
I actually much more prefer it when people disagree with what I’m saying, if they bring it up and challenge me, because if you can put something out there and we can have a conversation and I can listen to what are the things you’re nervous about, what are your concerns, which are usually legitimate concerns and I can address, we can have that kind of engagement together.
Missy Sturtevant, LCSW is the Director and Founder of MaeBright Group, LLC. Missy holds over a decade of training and facilitation experience. She studied social work at Wheelock College and has a BA in Psychology with minors in Health and Wellness as well as Theatre from Cedar Crest College. Missy has direct and macro-level social work experience that includes policy research, youth leadership development, group home care, and inclusive comprehensive sexuality education.
Episode Resources
MaeBright Group, LLC – Missy’s website
Hamlet the Cat on Facebook
Center for Women & Enterprise – Missy used this excellent resource to start her own business
The StartUp Podcast – Missy used this great podcast to start her business
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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomedia Paperback by Alison Bechdel

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15. Cloth Diapers Easy Peasy with Diaper Dawgs with Aisha Sequeira

15. Cloth Diapers Easy Peasy with Diaper Dawgs with Aisha Sequeira

About this episode
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.

About Aisha Sequeira
If you have something inside of you, if you have an idea, just go for it. Again, time is something that you can never earn back. You can always earn back money.
Aisha Sequeira is a professional designer, accidental inventor, and born serial entrepreneur. She successfully created, manufactured, and marketed Diaper Dawgs,a household products company that makes cloth diapering more sanitary with less hassle.

She has since created a line of products that tackle the unglamorous side of cloth diapering and speaks at conferences about the inclusion of more minorities in eco-industry advertising.

Episode Resources
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14. Let’s Get Social with Erin Zimmerman

14. Let’s Get Social with Erin Zimmerman

About this episode
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 impactful story.
About Erin Zimmerman
People will work with you if you’re interested and if you really love what they’re doing. Don’t feel like you’re alone. Don’t feel like because you work for yourself that you have to become a hardcore introvert, even if you are an introvert, that’s totally fine, but connect with people.

Erin Zimmerman is the boss over at Elephant Social, otherwise known as a one-woman show. She collaborates with small business owners on how to maximize their impact in less time through full-service social media strategizing and matchmaking services, specializing in helping small businesses and online entrepreneurs grow through relationship-based strategy online. You might call her the Social Media Matchmaker. 🙂

Episode Resources
Personal Instagram + Twitter: @RoaminTwin
Erin’s YouTube, home to her web series Chat Connect
Erin’s Business Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/elephantsocial

 

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11. Career Change: Now is the time! with Yanran Carpenter

11. Career Change: Now is the time! with Yanran Carpenter

About this episode
I’ve changed careers more times than I can tell you, and sometimes sharing my story with how I’ve jumped around scares me. I worry that people think I can’t make up my mind or focus when really each step I’ve taken is on the same path. I wouldn’t be the person I am today without each moment, building on each other. Yanran Carpenter is a woman who feels the exact same way. Yanran is a career coach, and when she and I first talked about being on The Notable Woman Podcast, I was interested in her story of growing up in China. I thought that would be a nice addition to what we’re doing here on the show, and it absolutely is. But perhaps the most exciting part of Yanran’s story is that she never let her tale be told for her. She constantly switched gears until she was working at a career she loves. She truly embodies the old quote “Find a job you enjoy doing, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” Listen in to hear Yanran’s journey as well as get some tips if you’re contemplating a career change.
About Yanran Carpenter
Definitely put your intentions out there and good things will follow.
Yanran Carpenter is a self – development  and  career  coach  for  students  and  working  professionals  who  want  to  pursue  a  career  they  passionate  about  and  live  a  regret  free  life. She grew up in China and watched her mother fall in love with entrepreneurship, even though it wasn’t a common path at the time. She herself took an uncommon path by finishing her senior year of high school in an exchange program with the United States, then studying fashion design. Out in the world after graduation, she discovered that most of her life would be spent at a computer, away from people, so she made the move to become a retail manager. This career change got her out on the floor, around the merchandise, and back with people, but it still wasn’t quite right. She wasn’t the only one who felt that way so Yanran was constantly talking with her work colleagues and giving them career suggestions. During a Google search, Yanran discovered the help she was giving her colleagues had a name – career coaching! Her next path now discovered, Yanran studied to become a career change coach, and now follows the path of entrepreneurship and working for herself, just like her mother before her. You can learn more at yanrancareercoaching.com.
Resources
9. Comfort for Your Inner Control Freak with Shelly Robinson

9. Comfort for Your Inner Control Freak with Shelly Robinson

In this episode of The Notable Woman Podcast, I interview heath and performance coach Shelly Robinson.

In this episode of The Notable Woman Podcast, I interview heath and performance coach Shelly Robinson. Shelly and I are long lost sisters with a few pesky states in between. I LOVE her, and I am sure you will too. I find health coaches a little daunting, but Shelly makes you feel comfortable and confident. She and I chat it up about our control freak tendencies, and how infertility and becoming a mother flipped those habits on their heads for us both. We also talk about another love of mine, coffee, as well as our ever elusive friend Sleep. If you are madly in love with this woman, check out the blog interview Shelly and I did for The Notable Woman blog launch here.
IN THIS EPISODE, I EXPLORE:
  • Control freak tendencies
  • What caused us both to examine our control freakishness
  • Coffee and sleep

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

Shelly Robinson

“You have to make a decision that you want your life to be better. And then you just take one small step, and another small step, and another one, and it’s just doing that over and over again to help build up to the goals you want to reach.”

About Shelly Robinson

Shelly Robinson is a Health & Performance Coach who helps busy mompreneurs look and feel good while chasing their dreams. She believes that moms CAN thrive in all areas of their life that they care deeply about while keeping their health and sanity intact. When she’s not coaching, she’s snuggling her two kiddos, playing volleyball with her husband, or sipping iced matcha lattes. She also recently founded the Alively subscription box, which is all about self-care for Moms.
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8. Location Independence! with Laura Macauley

8. Location Independence! with Laura Macauley

In this episode, I talk to the wonderful Laura Macauley about living a location independent life!

In this episode, I talk to the wonderful Laura Macauley. Talk about amazing energy! I could talk to Laura all day long. Laura is a virtual assistant, and when we first talked about doing an interview, she wasn’t sure what she wanted to talk about. I was pushing her to find out what might be interesting about her story, and she said, “Oh, well, I put everything I owned in storage, and my husband, dog, and I are traveling around the US. Might that be interesting?” Laura, Laura, Laura – YES! So that’s what we dive into this episode – location independence! Enjoy!
IN THIS EPISODE, I EXPLORE:
  • How Laura arrived at her decision to try location independence
  • What location independence looks like for Laura and her family
  • Where their journey has taken them so far

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

Laura Macauley

“You don’t need this really long game plan with anything that you’re doing in life.”

About Laura Macauley

Laura has been a Virtual Assistant for three years now. She specializes in social media, blogging, and newsletter advertising and absolutely loves it. Her clients live all around the world and this has allowed her to travel as well. Laura attended the University of Texas at El Paso and received her undergraduate and masters degree in Communication. Throughout university, Laura was also on the track and field team as a Javelin thrower. Laura plans to continue growing her business and help other companies increase their online presence for many years to come. Find her online at www.lauraleanneonline.com.
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