#Thrive Thursday: Meet Jackie Lapin, SpeakerTunity and Conscious Media

thrive thursday Sep 24, 2020

What is your story? Or in other words, what made you your awesome self you are today?

From the age of 11, I had a passion for becoming a sportswriter when there were no women sportswriters. But I manifested my dream through hard work, intention, and commitment—at the Detroit Free Press, LA Times, and Washington Post before I was 22. From there, I moved into sports PR, owning one of the leading agencies in America for 18 years. But I was “called” to write two books on Conscious Creation (the second was the best-spiritual-book-of-the-year at the International New Age Trade Show), and I realized that my heart was no longer in mainstream PR. It was in serving the messengers of the world—people who were improving someone’s life, business, or the planet. That became my new commitment. By giving more people more visibility to promote their mission, message, and methodologies, we would be changing the world together… and that’s what I do now. I...

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Let’s talk Sound & the Power of Communication

podcasts Sep 18, 2020

Thanks for joining us today as our guests shared the inside scoop, not only on our own bodies and our health but also on the importance of sharing your message. Ladies, we must all speak up for ourselves. Dr. Tharshini explains in the video how to stand up for yourself as she did, and get educated on your body so you can heal yourself. Rachel shared how she amplifies YOUR message and mission so you can grow your business. They have phenomenal FREE OFFERS for the community, so be sure to check them out!
Rachel Brown:


Email: [email protected]

Website: https://synergygroup-marketing.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachelbrownstl/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/synergy.group 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SynergyGroupPR


Dr. Tharshini Nirmalarajah:


Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.fertileseedsoflife.com 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr_tharshini/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drtharshini/...

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#Thrive Thursday: Meet Nicole Snell, CEO & Speaker Girls Fight Back

thrive thursday Sep 17, 2020

What message do you promote?

My goal is to empower women and girls with self-defense, personal safety, and violence prevention tools because when we can live our lives confidently and freely, there is no limit to what we can do.  We are fully capable of defending themselves, and you are worth fighting for!


In what capacity do you LEAD UP in your community? 

I teach women, girls, and people of all genders the basics of how to defend themselves using both their voice and their bodies.  I work with high schools, colleges, the military, corporations, and private groups to empower them with basic skills, boundary setting tools, and physical techniques they can use in their lives.  Last year I started an online series called #OutdoorDefense to offer women solo travelers/hikers/adventurers self-defense strategies they can use to feel confident and safe going out and doing what they love.  As a passionate solo traveler and hiker myself, this was very...

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Growing businesses that lift women

podcasts Sep 10, 2020

We had a very powerful conversation today with our co-host Ashley Schmitz, and our two guests Michele Wilson and Sathya Callendar. ladies, we have the chance in our lives to choose our path. Do not let the pandemic stop you, do not let violence hold you down, and do not allow yourself to turn the other way when you are learning something new about business. As you will hear in this interview, WE ALWAYS have OPPORTUNITY! WILL YOU GO AFTER IT???????????

You can connect with our guests below:

Attend Ashley's Business Bookkeeping Bootcamp:


Michele Wilson

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://micheleawilson.com/index.html

Website: micheleawilson.wearelegalshield.com 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/micheleawilson

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/micheleawilson/

Sathya Callendar

Website: https://www.scarsofsurvival.org

Website: https://scarsofsurvivalmagazine.com/ 

Owner Kutie Patootie's Gift...

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#Thrive Thursday: Meet Karen Daniels, President, Sundberg America

thrive thursday Sep 10, 2020

What is your story? Or in other words, what made you your awesome self you are today? 

Ever since I could remember, I was always finding ways to be entrepreneurial and financially independent, even as a kid, and that momentum keeps going strong! My competitive nature in sports and appreciation for autonomy has led me down the path to a business career. I like to win, which requires an indefatigable attitude and skill. I was fortunate to have just enough of both, and the ability to make up for any shortcomings by hard work. My natural independence as a little girl manifested resourcefulness by selling moonstones on the playground and developing a lawn mowing service with my brother. My first role out of college was working in an intense investment banking business environment during the mortgage crisis, which made me incredibly tough.  I was one of the very few women there. I then went on to a more entrepreneurial role at a start-up search fund where the founder...

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How to stand out: Say what you mean & Stand for your truth

podcasts Sep 04, 2020

We had an incredible interview today learning about how our guests have been able to stand out in their industries and make a difference! We met my co-host Indi Rossi who has made a HUGE name for herself as an influencer on Youtube. We also interviewed Ashley Schmitz and learned how she has a passion for finance and her aspirations are to create financial peace for her clients. Joan Michelson stood in her truth and gave us great advice on hiring people around you with different views to stretch your beliefs! LOVE that! You can hear all about it and more on the full podcast or by watching the video below https://leadup.libsyn.com/

 (available 9/4/2020). Interested in any of our events we spoke about today? Visit our website to learn more. https://www.leadupforwomen.com/events

Want to reach Colleen directly? Schedule time to learn about the L.E.A.P. Program 


You can connect with our guests below:


Joan Michelson


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#Thrive Thursday: Meet Judy Gaman, CEO, Award-winning Author, Speaker

thrive thursday Sep 03, 2020

What is your story? Or in other words, what made you your awesome self you are today?

I was the kid on the front row, not because I loved school so much, but because I had to listen and listen intently. Back then, we didn’t test for dyslexia. It wasn’t until I was an adult with a dyslexic child that I saw my struggles for what they were. I was able to learn a new way to embrace my learning difference, went back to college, graduating top of my undergraduate class, and then on to graduate school. This struggle propelled my ability to listen to others with real intent, never take education for granted, and see the nugget of brilliance in others. (Sometimes diamonds just need to be polished) 

My teenage self would NEVER believe that I’m an author, podcast host, and CEO of a thriving business. 


What message do you promote?

Celebrate your struggles. Embrace your differences. Never let anyone else define who you can become. 


In what capacity...

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#Thrive Thursday: Meet Nell Merlino, Founder of Count Me in Revival

thrive thursday Sep 03, 2020

What is your story? Or in other words, what made you your awesome self you are today?

I created Take Our Daughters to Work Day, with the Ms. Foundation for Women in 1993, in which over 25 million people participated in the first two years. I then expanded my strategic communications consultancy to develop winning campaigns, strategies, and events for dozens of clients, including the YWCA, Amnesty International, Gay Men's Health Crisis, The Sierra Club, Calvert, The Sister Fund, and the NGO Forum on Women in Beijing '95.

In 2000, I launched Count Me In for Women's Economic Independence, the first online microlender in the world. This grew to encompass the Women Veterans Entrepreneur Corp and the Make Mine a Million $ Business program with founding sponsor American Express and champions including Hillary Clinton, Suze Orman, Nely Galan, Valerie Morris (CNN), and Janet Napolitano. 

Recently, I've revived the "Count me in" campaign to help female entrepreneurs in the wake of...

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Renew, Refresh, Revitalize - Opportunities for community Growth

podcasts Aug 28, 2020

Vision and HOPE were the main subjects discussed today as Dr. Bertie Simmons and Deborah Deal-Blackwell joined me on Women's Equality Day! Deborah is on a mission to provide clean water to all communities globally and domestically. She is encouraging all to take part in charities such as Charity Water to contribute to the efforts! Bertie is the "Hope Whisperer". Her heartfelt story about how she changed the lives of thousands of school children is one you do not want to miss, listen in below.

To sign up for one of our upcoming events, click here. https://www.leadupforwomen.com/events
Deborah Deal-Blackwell






Dr. Bertie Simmons





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#Thrive Thursday: Meet Dee Bowden, Founder of BCS Solutions

thrive thursday Aug 25, 2020

What is your story? Or in other words, what made you your awesome self you are today?

I want to answer this question by sharing a real story that happened to me.

I worked for a small IT firm outside of Boston, MA, in Merrimack, NH. I was a part-time collections specialist and was assigned $8 Million in outstanding invoices. The company was owed $8 Million for Sales that were on the books but not in the bank.

I reflected for a moment on how serious this was I prayed a short prayer that basically said: “God I don’t know what happened to get this company this far deep in debt, I am asking for your guidance to untangle these disconnects and recover this money”.  I recovered $6Million Dollars in 60 days while working part-time. The CEO made an executive decision to close the company 2 months before the holidays and 100 people’s lives were turned upside down. I decided to learn as much as I could about B2B collections and create a business that solves problems...

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