SolePower is a podcast by, for and about women solo entrepreneurs! Join Angela Jorden and Cheryl Burke as they talk about all things solopreneur for women--from starting out on your own to staying motivated along the way. From the not-so-fun stuff like administrative work to the cool stuff like being your own boss. From creating your own destiny to dealing with isolation as the only one in the office. Oh, and we snark a bit on corporate America.


April 19, 2024 37 mins

"Never work with animals or children..." - WC Fields

"Being downsized was the best thing that ever happened to me, professionally." - Mary Risher

What do polo ponies, dogs, pooping peacocks and NASCAR have in common? This week's podcast!

Our guest is photo shoot producer and editor, Mary Risher, who does everything from acquiring animals to hiring local photographers for luxury photo shoots around the world...

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Hooray! It's our 50th episode! Happy 50, SolePower!

Cheryl takes the lead on this episode of SolePower as we chat about work life balance. Ah yes, the age-old conundrum of work life balance. We’ve discovered that it’s really about harmony, not so much balance (thank you Amy Ackermann!) which makes things a lot easier.

This week, we chat about being the default parent and how that affects our time during the week, as well as ge...

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Going back to the woo for this episode! What fun we had with Annie Sever-Dimitri, as she shared her origin story and talked to us about picking up on animal energy as well as people energy. She's a pet psychic medium! She tunes in to people too, but we're interested in the animal talk. Having a problem with your cat peeing outside the litter box? Call Annie! Trying to connect with your beloved dog who passed 10 years ago? C...

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"Either you love dogs or you're wrong." -Life Is Good Brands

We're excited to feature Sheryl Matthys on today's episode - she's such a strong supporter of women and their businesses. Sheryl previously owned Successful Women Made Here, a monthly event celebrating the successes of women-owned businesses. She's now the creator of Fetch A Date, an app for dog lovers who want to meet new friends, find a dat...

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We are so fortunate to have Ashley Butler on this week's episode of the SolePower podcast. She shares her story of starting an amazing business, MySherri, in 2021, and of its ultimate demise in 2023. If you were a female entrepreneur in the Indianapolis area in 2021 and 2022, you heard all about the success of MySherri, and how Ashley's unique business idea just took off. She made significant revenue from the business, and all seem...
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In this episode, we interview the amazing Emily Laugle, owner of Indy North Massage. She is a Board Certified Massage Therapist who's been practicing since 2010. She believes in Bio-Individuality, where every body is different, so she uses a personalized approach for each individual to meet the client's specific needs. She is also a B.E.S.T. and Spiritual B.E.S.T. Practitioner, a Certified Facilitator of The Energy Codes®, ...

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So, you've heard of tapping, but you've never tried it. Or maybe you're a tapping pro and you do it every day. We're learning all of the tapping spots and affirmations in this episode of SolePower. Our guest is Amy Mollitor, who is a coach and an EFT practitioner. The best part about tapping? Immediate results! Tapping calms down your sympathetic nervous system - the fight or flight mechanism in your brain.

Amy als...

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Money, money, money....MONEH! This week we are talking about ways to fund your business. It's all about grants and loans in this episode of SolePower. We recommend quite a few resources for finding money -, Nerd Wallet, and others. Because we've never talked about money on SolePower, we thought this is a good time to do it. It seems everyone is struggling with some financial component of their business. W...

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"People are loyal to their comfort zone."

"It's not about your age; it's about your mindset."

This week's SolePower episode features one of the sharpest women entrepreneurs we've ever met - Cara Siletto of Magnet Culture. She's a speaker, a trainer, an author, and a damn good leader. We chat about generational differences and how they influence our mindset in the workplace, how companies ca...

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When you think of evergreen marketing content, you might think about winter or Christmas. In fact, the term evergreen is used because evergreen trees are full and green year-round. Their foliage is not dependent on seasons. The same goes for evergreen marketing content - it can be used year-round and is not dependent on trends or timely events.

We chat this week about how you can create and publish your own evergreen marketing con...

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As Gen Xers, Cheryl and I are part of the sandwich generation that will be responsible for taking care of children, while also taking care of parents. We were so relieved to find out that Christie Freeze offers a 60-minute call with families to talk about roles and resources for each member. AND she has a brand new book out on Amazon that helps families plan on their own.

As the oldest daughters, Cheryl and I were also happy to he...

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January 26, 2024 29 mins

Have a little grace with yourself this year - no need to tackle everything in the first quarter. We put so much pressure on ourselves to "be a new me in the new year," it sets us up for failure. We're conditioned to turn over a new leaf and just SUCCEED in January. Whatever happened last year is to be forgotten!

We all know that's not how life works. First quarter is a good time to re-evaluate our goals and see i...

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January 19, 2024 35 mins

Do you hygge? What is hygge?

A few years ago, the book, "The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living," by Meik Wiking started popping up on everyone's bookshelves. Hygge - pronounced hoo-gah, explores the Danish concept of coziness and happiness, and who doesn't want that? During the gray, dark winter months, comfort and contentment are paramount. It's so easy to get into a funk in the winter - t...

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"Vulnerability is key to any kind of change."

"It's only failure if you don't learn from it."

"Should is a limiting concept and word."

Ah, the wonderful Amy Ackermann. We're so pleased to have her on this week's show! If you want to feel better about change, adapting, and vulnerability, Amy is your girl. As a former HR professional, she has a lot of experience in change and how we respo...

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So, the holidays are over for another year, but your house is filled with wrapping paper, boxes, and crap that needs to be pitched. We get it! We all feel overwhelmed sometimes - especially when we're trying to bring order back to our space.

Kristen Murney joins us to chat about making your space your own and feeling good in it. With a background in real estate, Feng Shui, and organizing, Kristen shares tips for getting everyt...

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December 24, 2023 47 mins

These are a few of our favorite things, a la Oprah. Unlike Oprah, though, we're not handing out cars. Sorry! This week's show is just in time for Christmas. We share all of our favorite business tools, websites and assessments - we hope you love them too.

Here's the list:


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Woo woo! We're going back to the woo for this episode of SolePower. We do love the woo.

This week's guest is the wonderful Jodi Petry of Reflex Indy Wellness, in Indianapolis. She is a woman of many talents and abilities - reflexology, sound healing, energy work, biotuning, Reiki - you name it, she either does it or knows a lot about it.

After working at Walgreens for several years, Jodi began practicing reflexology in a ...

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December 8, 2023 43 mins

"Today it's just us chickens!" Yes, it's Cheryl and I chatting away.

Brene Brown. Simon Sinek. Shawn Achor. You've heard these names and you probably know these people - today we're talking about our role models. As women solopreneurs, we've learned from quite a few influencers and leaders.

Listen today as we chat about our favorite peeps and why they mean so much to us.


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December 1, 2023 69 mins

Misery loves company this week! We're telling stories of bad work experiences from our pasts. Who doesn't want to listen to that? Everyone loves to commiserate with others about shared experiences.

Although this episode is devoted to sharing negative experiences, it's meant to inspire you to remember why you started your business in the first place. Sometimes, in the middle of questioning our own sanity as women solopr...

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"A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle." -Gloria Steinem

"You are the average of the five people you spend most time with." -Jim Rohn

We're talking about relationships on this episode of SolePower, with the amazing Molly Connolly of Reinventing the Arena. Molly works with women who are ready to find their mate, but need to do some internal work first - like figuring out who they really are and what...

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