Inner Rebel

Inner Rebel

We're Melissa Bauknight, a. savvy soul business coach and founder of The Nova, and Jessica Rose, an actress and human design coach. Together, we shatter conventions and dive heart-first into raw, unfiltered conversations with the world's most audacious game-changers and visionaries to unpack what it takes to fearlessly pursue unconventional dreams. From the lows to the exhilarating highs, Inner Rebel delves into the nitty-gritty of shaping a life that's unapologetically yours. Embracing our Inner Rebel means breaking free from expectations, daring to question conventional wisdom, and bravely venturing down the path less traveled. It's a rollercoaster of challenges and uncertainty, but we're here to remind you: you're never alone in pursuing your dreams. When we come together in our hot mess of humanity, we unlock the power of connection and create a sense of belonging within ourselves and the world around us. This podcast is inspiration and a soul-deep community all in one place.

Episodes

October 6, 2023 43 mins

Season 1 is a wrap! And we are so excited to celebrate with the launch of Melissa’s soul baby, The Nova — an innovative membership community designed for conscious corporate women, visionary entrepreneurs, and budding change-makers. As we reflect on this season and key takeaways from our guests, we also dive deep into the nitty-gritty, behind-the-scenes of Melissa’s journey of finally bringing her vision to life. We talk through na...

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"If your body is rejecting this world, if your body is rejecting the way society is treating the earth, that's a compliment. It's a compliment to be a canary. It's a compliment to be sensitive. It's a compliment to be sick in a toxic world."

In our last interview of the season (whaa) we sit down with one of Jessica's dearest friends and biggest inspirations, Kaeley Pruitt-Hamm of KPH &am...

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What if hitting rock bottom was the best thing that ever happened to you? What would you do if you lost everything that supposedly 'defined' you? 

Today we're chatting with the ever-inspiring Shazia Imam: Award-Winning Speaker, ICF Certified Professional Coach, and host of the Top 12 Podcast - Feminine & Fulfilled. After facing devastating personal losses, Shazia shares how she learned to surrender to th...

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In a world where conformity reigns supreme, how can we harness our inner rebel to make lasting change? We sit down with the dynamic Fabienne  Jacquet, a scientist, innovator, and author, with a flair for challenging the status quo. As the founder of  Founder and CEO of Innoveve, and author of Venus Genius: The Feminine Prescription for Innovation, Fabienne provides us with a new paradigm for redefining innovation by harmonizing bot...

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How do we unlearn what we've been taught? Want to ditch your limiting beliefs and be the conscious creator of your own reality? In this must-listen episode, we're honored to sit down with the one and only Atarah Valentine, a certified hypnotherapist and mindset coach with specialized training in inner child healing, trauma recovery, neurolinguistic programming, and more. Atarah shares transformational insights on how to u...

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We have a deep and thought-provoking conversation with Alignment Marketing & Business Strategist, Karna Liv Nau, as she leads an exploration into the realms of trauma, healing, authenticity, and the transformative power of vulnerability in today's digital age. Karna's flipping the script on marketing, daring us to see it as a way to connect for real, embrace our power, chase down our dreams, and lay ourselves bare -- ...

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Leading isn't just about guiding others; it's also about steering our own lives, driven by purpose and passion. In this captivating episode, we have the pleasure of sitting down with the extraordinary Douglas Scherer -- workshop facilitator, keynote speaker, and the bestselling author of F.O.R.G.E.D: Six Practices of Great Leaders in Volatile Times. With his unique blend of mindfulness and leadership expertise, Douglas he...

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Warning: the energy in this episode is super contagious. We take no responsibility for the boundless audacity and unapologetic joy you'll be experiencing from here on out.

We bring you the embodiment of limitless spirit - Shavon Woolfolk. Forget what you thought you knew about boxes --they don't exist here. As a self-styled "black unicorn", Shavon lives a multifaceted life as a marketing manager, life c...

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We have a special mini-sode for you! Jess and Melissa continued their conversation once Ep 18 Jill Heiman left the studio to unpack and reflect on themes that came up during the interview. This debrief touches on questions around life's unpredictability, the timelines we set for ourselves, dreams and expectations, motherhood, aging, the beauty of resilience, and the struggle to live in the unknown 


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It doesn't get more raw and real than Jill Heiman, a powHERhouse vision coach, mindset mentor, and founder of Awake Journey, whose mission is to guide women from the spiral of burnout to the circle of empowered creation. Jill shares profound truths she's collected through years of anxiety, depression, and trauma, finding healing in the "darkness", learning to establish deep safety in her body, and consciously cu...

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Ever thought about what it means to "have it all"? Leadership, finding balance, setting boundaries, nurturing love for family while pursuing a dream—can it all fit into one life? How do you deal with self-doubt when you're climbing that ladder of success? We're diving deep into these questions with our friend, Arianne Pirisi. She's not just an inspiring mom, but also the savvy head of digital strategy for a...

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In this episode of the Inner Rebel podcast, hosts Melissa Bauknight and mindset coach Rachel Molenda dive into the world of Chat GPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) and its role in simplifying life and enhancing creativity. Melissa shares her personal experiences of utilizing Chat GPT as a powerful tool to streamline her business and life. Together, they discuss common challenges faced by entrepreneurs and professional women, ...

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Rebels, our guest today is the acclaimed author Laura Warrell, the force behind the masterpiece, Sweet Soft Plenty Rhythm -- a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award in Fiction and the Barnes & Noble Discover Prize. Laura offers an honest account of her twenty-year journey to fulfilling her dream of publishing her debut novel. She shares the gritty truth of battling constant rejection, preserving self-belief, and the importance of...

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Have you ever had a conversation so profound, it shifted your perspective? Imagine unraveling the power of connection and conversation and the profound impact it can have on your life, work, and relationships. That’s precisely what we’re exploring in this fascinating conversation with Lisa Kalfus, a connection alchemist and communication expert (yes, that's her job!) as we dig deep into the nature of vulnerability, courageous ...

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How do we recognize and disentangle our self-worth from the approval of others? Is being “nice” more harmful than we realize? Can we escape the relentless anxiety of trying to become who we think others want us to be?

In today's episode, we're privileged to sit down with Kevin Benevides, the force behind The Canvas Within. As a transformational men’s coach, Kevin openly shares his journey from being a self-confessed people...

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We had one of our most intimate and mind-altering conversations with the remarkable CEO and co-founder of Auditminer, and Melissa's cherished friend, Kelly Mann. A dedicated truth teller, successful entrepreneur, loving mother, and breast cancer survivor, Kelly's impact on us during this conversation was both indelible and profound. 

From a young age, Kelly's authenticity and unfiltered honesty was often met with resi...

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In this intimate and profoundly moving episode, we dive deep with the extraordinary writer and director, Aitch Alberto — named by Vogue Poland as one of this generation's defining female filmmakers.

Born into a Cuban-American family with a fugitive father on the run, Aitch's childhood was characterized by constant flux, societal and cultural pressures, and a painful internal struggle with her assigned sex at bir...

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Have you ever felt the urge to take a leap of faith, break free from the chains of conformity, and embrace your authentic self? I've walked down this path myself, moving across the country at age 18, quitting a successful job in my twenties, and rebranding my business. In this special solo episode, I discuss how to take calculated, soul-aligned leaps, find support and community during the journey, and redefine our relationship...

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How do we stay true to who we are in a world filled with expectation? Join us as we welcome the wildly talented Christine Pride, co-author of the bestselling novel We Are Not Like Them and the highly-anticipated You Were Always Mine  to discuss the courage it takes to resist societal pressures, question ingrained expectations, and reject the constant urge to please others. Christine also opens up about her own daring pivots and the...

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Sick of burnout culture? Are you a healer, naturally intuitive, or highly sensitive? Do you feel you have to choose between rest and success? Do. Not. Miss. This. Episode.

We're joined for a deeply honest conversation with Maegan Megginson, a licensed therapist, 7-figure entrepreneur, and dynamite business coach. Maegan, with her rich background in therapy and business, brings to light the pressures high-achievers and...

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