Grown-Ass Woman's Guide with Jackie MacDougall

Grown-Ass Woman's Guide with Jackie MacDougall

You’ve never been better than you are today -- in this very moment. So why do you feel like every woman has her proverbial sh*t together except you?The Grown-Ass Woman’s Guide, hosted by Jackie MacDougall, supports women in achieving their dreams through coaching, collaboration and community. Cut through the constant noise and clutter, get clear on who you are and what you really want next and ACTIVATE what’s brewing inside you. We'll do it together.


July 6, 2022 3 min

Hi! I'm on a bit of a summer schedule but wanted to share something I thought you might like (produced by yours truly).

Media Circus takes an inside look at private tragedy in the public eye, and explores how the media got it right, got it wrong, and got in the way. In each episode, Victim Advocate and Author Kim Goldman gives us a fresh, behind-the-scenes look into high profile crimes you think you know, told by the victims an...

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On Ryan Rae Harbuck's Instagram, she refers to herself as a "word sifter, wheelie expert, boy mom and underwater dreamer." I'll add courageous woman, inspiring swimmer and badass mom to that description.

A paralyzing car accident in her teens left Ryan with a new life to build. In her book, When I Grow Up I Want to Be a Chair,  Ryan shares a poignant message, "Everyone has a chair," that thing we are bound t...

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June 17, 2022 68 min

In one of the most raw, honest episodes of TGAWG yet, I talk with TV personality, interior designer and life stylist Lauren Makk. 

I met Lauren back in 2015 when I was working on a daytime syndicated TV show called Fablife. Lauren, one of the co-hosts and resident interior designer, stood out to me at the time as someone who is very much, "what you see is what you get," something I definitely admire, especially in that indu...

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June 10, 2022 50 min

Julie Solomon is a speaker, business coach, host of the top rated The Influencer Podcast, and Author of the brand new book, Get What You Want: How to Go From Unseen to Unstoppable.

If you're been thinking it's time to go for what you really want -- or maybe even just figure out what you really want, this episode is for you. We talk the importance of owning your origin story, Julie's three keys to freedom, and the one mi...

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June 3, 2022 36 min

According to Oxford’s English Dictionary, a community is defined by a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals., and community just so happens to be one of the core values of GAWG. In this episode, I talk with grown-ass women, some of them listeners of the podcast and YouTube channel, all of them women over 40, in our first ever Pod Squad event. 

So what is Pod Squad? It’s kind...

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On this final episode in our May Mental Health Awareness series, we focus on the mind, body connection and how what we feed our bodies often can create a short and longterm impact on our mind and soul. If you're ready to open your mind to small, simple steps we can take -- and I do mean simple -- to feel better through our 80s, this is for you.

Guest: Jovanka Ciares is the author of Reclaiming Wellness, Ancient Wisdom for Your ...

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May 19, 2022 49 min

If you heard last week's episode, you know it's possible to heal our brains in a variety of different ways. One of those ways is through Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, a powerful tool to help patients move forward, or as Dr Lili Wagner so perfectly stated "move past our past."

In this episode, we dive deeper into EMDR, discuss the benefits, who it may be good for, and who it might not ...

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May 12, 2022 55 min

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and The Grown-Ass Woman's Guide is committed to sharing resources to help grown-ass women get the support they need.

Today, you'll meet Rachelle McCloud LCSW,  Mental Health Therapist and Emotional Wellness coach. Through years of successfully helping clients move their anxiety, depression, and trauma disorders into remission, Rachelle has developed a program that empowers people to skill...

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For many of us over 40, we didn’t grow up making mental health a priority, am I right? 

 But those days are over. 

No one should have to white knuckle their way through life. We all deserve to feel healthy and free of the stigma and shame we used to feel when turning to mental health resources. 

May is Mental Health Awareness month and The Grown-Ass Woman’s Guide is committed to sharing resources, tips and tools to help us all live wi...

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Let me ask you this: How involved in your community are you? Do you attend events? Volunteer for a local non-profit? Have regular ladies nights playing Bunco or Cards Against Humanity? (Don’t judge)

Jenny Ketchepaw and Jennifer Abbott-Aston met through a mutual friend who thought they’d hit it off -- and they certainly did. They formed a friendship that’s supportive, empowering and often vulnerable. Like many of us, they could have ...

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April 22, 2022 41 min

By now, you know I am so passionate about uplifting other women and empowering each other to live our most badass, grown-ass lives. This podcast is just one of the ways that I do that. What you may not know is I actually lead groups of women through my signature programs to help them do all sorts of things in their lives, things that they thought were only dreams, things that they put on the back burner for other people, or things ...

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When you're the world's first full-figured supermodel who's made it her personal mission to break down barriers and fight for inclusivity in the fashion and beauty industries, you get to be known by a single name -- Emme. In this episode, 

In this episode, the brand spokesperson, television personality, podcast host, author, first full-figured Revlon spokeswoman, keynote speaker,  coach and clothing line creative directo...

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We've all read about the great resignation by now. Reports show that roughly 47 million people left their jobs in 2021, citing burnout, new opportunities and starting a business as just a few reasons. 

But how many are leaving the workforce to pursue creative endeavors? And should they?

I talk with Jessica Abel,  author artist, cartoonist and coach for creatives who works with people to stop grinding and carve out the deep focus...

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March 24, 2022 47 min

Imagine feeling more connected to yourself, better understanding what motivates you, what makes you tick... even what triggers you. What if there were a way to help us tap into our boundaries, our choices and our emotional intelligence in a way that improves our relationships -- especially the relationship with ourselves?

Oh but there is. According to life coach and speaker, Dr. Marilyn Simmons Bowe, people with strong social-emoti...

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March 18, 2022 33 min

There was a time when rocking the latest trends meant fashion or beauty. But for Grown-Ass Women, the latest trends are focused on self care and personal development. For once in my life, I can actually be trendy. Listening to our own voices -- and not the opinions of others requires a level of quiet and courage that more and more women are committed to reaching. On today's episode, executive coach, communications leader and po...

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March 11, 2022 43 min

In the first in a series, host Jackie MacDougall teams up with Nina Lorez Collins, CCO of Revel and host of Raging Gracefully to answer listener questions in a monthly episode called Grown-Ass Guidance: A Q&A event. Each month, Jackie and Nina host a live recording and tackle topics ranging from transitions and reinvention, sex and relationships, money, career, friendship, menopause -- nothing is off limits.

Revel is the offici...

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March 4, 2022 37 min

This episode could be called "Being Ready is a Myth." If you are a coach, a consultant, a creative, an entrepreneur,  or someone who has considered just dropping everything and making a huge change in your life, this episode is for you. Today, you'll meet Catarina Rondo. She has over 25 years of educating and empowering entrepreneurs. Catarina has her own take on business one that includes wearing your heart all over it...

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February 24, 2022 5 min

Hello my favorite TGAWG listener, it’s me Jackie. I’m taking a beat from our regular programming to bring you a quick hello.

Some updates:

Have you checked out Revel yet? They're our new GAWG event partner! I already hosted our first event on their platform and have two upcoming created just for you. Visit, click join and choose Grown-Ass Woman's Guide in the drop down where it says "how did you hear abou...

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February 18, 2022 35 min

A decade ago, Monique Floyd -- AKA King Moe -- was living the "American Dream."  A successful 3D piping designer in the international nuclear engineering industry, she had all the success but felt miserable inside.

In this episode, she shares the moment that changed everything and how finding our passion probably isn't as difficult as you might think -- sometimes it's just a childhood away. She'll explain.

About ...

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February 11, 2022 44 min

In an informal poll taken in The Grown-Ass Woman's Guide group, 85% of women rated the importance of friendship a four or five, on a scale 1-5.  If friendship is so important to us, why are so many women feeling disconnected and disappointed when it comes to making and deepening friendships?

In this episode, meet Nina Lorez Collins who's made it her business to cultivate friendship, both online and IRL. We talk about the dif...

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