Naptime Empires with Nikki Elledge Brown: Refreshingly Honest Conversations for Entrepreneurial Moms

Naptime Empires with Nikki Elledge Brown: Refreshingly Honest Conversations for Entrepreneurial Moms

There’s no one RIGHT way to raise great humans, just like there’s no one RIGHT way to build a profitable business. That’s why it’s so comforting to know you’re not the only one trying to do both at the same time. Join me (Nikki Elledge Brown) and a brilliant lineup of family-focused entrepreneurs for the Naptime Empires® podcast - refreshingly honest conversations on the realities of parenthood + entrepreneurship. Topics include motherhood, entrepreneurship (obvs), relationships, spirituality, inspiration, success, health, and fun (remember that?).

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March 10, 2021

Carrie Green is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, speaker, and mom of two. She’s the founder of the Female Entrepreneur Association (known as FEA), author of the international bestselling book She Means Business, and her TEDx talk on the power of visualization has over 7.5 million views to date. She's been featured in The Daily Telegraph, RED Magazine, Stylist, GLAMOUR Magazine, BBC radio and on BBC News, championing entr...

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Parijat Deshpande is the leading high-risk pregnancy specialist, somatic trauma professional and speaker and author who guides women to improve their pregnancy complications so they can reduce their risk of preterm birth. Her unique neurobiological approach has served hundreds of women to manage pregnancy complications and reclaim a safety and trust in their bodies that they thought was eroded forever.

She's also the author of ...

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Ari Hale is a business coach for service providers, marketing strategist, and tech nerd who loves to travel and eat around the world with her son, Silas.

In this convo we cover how she got started in online business as a virtual assistant, the #1 mistake she made when starting out (+ what she advises her students to do differently), how the birth of her son sparked a transformation from self-described "workaholic" ident...

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Gena (pronounced "jenna") is a mom to two reciprocal IVF babes, wife to her wife, and serial entrepreneur.

She was a corporate lawyer in NYC until she started her own law practice in Jan 2014. She then started a mama blog after the birth of her son Parker and 2 years ago, became a fitness + wellness coach after being a nationally competitive gymnast for 15 years. but of all the things she has done and all the awards she...

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Ticora Davis is an intellectual property advocate, attorney, author, speaker, wifey and mama to two toddlers. She founded The Creator's Law Firm in 2017 to help experts and entrepreneurs protect their brands so they can grow their businesses with peace of mind.

In this convo, we cover how being laid off after having her son sparked her to a new level of success, why she describes preparation as the highest form of faith, the st...

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Abbey Ashley is the Founder of The Virtual Savvy. She helps aspiring virtual assistants launch and grow their own at-home business from scratch. Abbey started her own virtual assistant business as a new mom and was able to double the salary from her full-time corporate job, working only 20 hours a week... in just 30 days! She's since gone on to grow a seven-figure business and retire her husband ALL from her at-home business. I...

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Elsa Isaac is a NYC-based fashion + image stylist who believes style is really all about self-expression. She’s a seasoned pro with over 17 years’ experience, now helping successful career women + entrepreneurs revamp their wardrobes + create show-stopping ensembles that flatter their unique body shape and lifestyles.

A self-dubbed anti-fashion stylist. Elsa doesn’t believe there’s one standard of beauty + strives t...

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Holly Gillen (mom of two) helps high-performing biz owners create videos with a plan, purpose, system, and strategy. In this conversation, we cover how Holly’s business shifted after the birth of each of her sons, how to stand out by showcasing who you are through the use of video, why video is the easiest and fastest way to create connections with people (especially during when so many people are missing in person social connectio...

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Big updates ahead!

In this episode, which is basically like one big Voxer message from me to YOU, I share the scoop on all things baby (recorded in week 36-37 of pregnancy!), book (still cookin'), and biz-nesting.

I share:

What’s worked (what hasn’t) when prepping for baby - labor and delivery and fourth trimester healing, my vision for maternity leave this round (how it’s different from last time), how I’ve prepped on the biz ...

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Tejal V. Patel is a former divorce attorney turned mindfulness and meditation advocate for parents and kids. She’s the host of the Time-In Talks Podcast, mom of two, and the author of the brand new book Meditation for Kids: 40 Activities To Manage Emotions, Ease Anxiety and Stay Focused.

In this conversation we cover the importance of giving kids the tools to manage emotions starting at a young age, practical tips for kids of all a...

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We often talk about the value in hiring help in biz and hiring help at home (with childcare, home maintenance, etc). In this episode I highlight the value of enlisting support for YOU - not as a parent, not as a biz owner, but as the one wearing all the hats. The WHOLE you.

When you're feeling stuck, unclear, not sure what your next right step may be, having (a trusted) someone for YOU can be the ultimate guardrail to help you...

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Adrienne Dorison has spent the past 10+ years in the field of operational efficiency, and has since created the most simplistic approach to making your business ultra-efficient. (She also recently became a mom to her little one, Kit.)

In this conversation we cover what it means (+ what it takes) to build a business that can not just run but GROW without your direct involvement, how efficiency will look different depending o...

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We're baaack! And by "we" I mean me, you, and my tiny cohost-in-utero. (I KNOW. Big updates ahead.)   In this season (three) premiere episode, I walk you through a lifetime-in-a-year-'s worth of #onherterms-themed lessons learned. Detailing the divine breadcrumbs from one of the most interesting years of my life, how they've impacted my own body, mind, spirit, fam, and biz along the way, and how that's seaso...
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This episode is an audio permission slip to GO TO SLEEP, MOM.

When you're feeling tired and cranky, or maybe a bit mentally foggy and slooowwww...

When you're reaching for caffeine to make it through the afternoon or staying up way beyond everyone else's bedtime to squeeze in extra work (or Netflix, let's be honest)...

Consider, perhaps, that a bit more sleep could do you good.

[Note: This ep is for moms who have re...

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As moms, business owners, and HUMANS in the 21st century - there's a whole lot to keep mental track of in this lifetime. At any given moment we're holding mental space for all KINDS of tasks and to-dos... scheduling dentist appointments, emails, laundry, meals, projects, client work, personal finances... it's a lot. 

 

Thing is - when we let #allthetasks build up, keeping squillions of mental tabs open at a given time, ...

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If you've ever gone a week, a month, a YEAR without posting in your "regular" schedule and you've felt a bit shamey or awkward about stepping back onto the field - this one's for you.

In this episode I unpack my own process for coming back from my most recent (three month) podcast break. I share the fears and guilty shamey thoughts that creep in, the overwhelm of deciding which topic to choose (there are so many...

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Happy New Yeeeear! In this episode I catch you up on how we weathered the 2018 who-knows-what-day-it-is-anyway holiday vortex over here, my take on new year planning pressure (hint: you're the boss), a helpful reframe if you're feeling pressured to commit to a plan or a word or a vision you're just not seeing / feeling yet, and a simple challenge to show yourself some extra love this year (month, week, evening).

Enjoy! ...

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For years Sarah Ancalmo-Ashman used her talents as a graphic designer, stylist, and creative director to craft visually compelling, award-winning print, digital, and television brand + advertising campaigns for brands like Estée Lauder, Ted Baker London, Vogue, Madonna, Origins, Mercedes Benz, Jimmy Fallon, and Coach.

In 2012, she shifted her creative focus to collaborate with rule-breaking, name-taking female entrepreneurs ...

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December 17, 2018

Weird ep warning: I'm calling in a quick favor today, dude. Would LOVE and so appreciate it if you'd play along! If you've enjoyed any or all of these podcast episodes, this week I'm (selfishly and shamelessly) asking you to take two minutes (or less) to leave a rating + review to tell me so.

WHY? Because I'm at the very beginning (fun AND awkward) stages of writing my first book, have NO shortage of ideas, ...

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Reina Pomeroy is a speaker, coach, podcaster, founder of Reina + Co and creator of the Dreamy Client Magnet Program. In this convo we cover all kinds of life + biz goodness - from why she left her career in social work to support creative entrepreneurs, to how she intentionally created new hobbies when she realized that, well, she had none. (I can totally relate. ha)

We talk about how working fewer hours has been exactly wh...

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