The HERstory Collaborative

The HERstory Collaborative

We amplify trailblazing women who are influencing others and creating success in a big, bold way. From business leaders to authors, politicians to nonprofit founders, and everything in between, we are talking to leading women about what it takes to inspire, impact, and change their corner of the world. Interested in being a part of the Collab? Reach out to us at


September 12, 2022 61 mins

My next guest is an RN and Founder of Next Level Nursing, Jenney Floyd! She is a Registered Nurse with 10 years of experience in SICU and ER. She’s been a charge nurse, team lead, and preceptor. She’s a great nurse… actually, she’s a fantastic nurse. 


But she spent the last year hating her job. She LOVED being a nurse, just hated her job.  So she made some changes and she learned some things along the way. She made a solid decision...

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Samantha is the Executive Director of the Association of ESD Professionals, which stands for Empowerment Self Defense. She is a politico, lawyer, manager, and writer. Never one to take the straight path, Samantha started her career in political polling, got a law degree a bit after-the-fact, and practiced campaign-finance and election law for a while. Then, inspired by a client, Los Angeles mayoral candidate Antonio Villaraigosa, s...

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August 30, 2022 34 mins

My next guest is Cat Oshman 


Cat is a success proven VP, nationally recognized swimwear designer and confidence catalyst. She has traveled the globe for inspiration with designs featured in major fashion publications, celebrities and retailers across the country. Cat is a visionary who marries the art of fashion and purpose with body positivity, inclusivity and diversity. She recently launched a show called AMEN, which stands for A...

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August 22, 2022 32 mins

After taking a two month break, I'm baaaack! Thank you all for your patience-- it was necessary and I'm grateful for the downtime. So, without further ado...
My next guest is the remarkable Danne Smith Mathis!


Danne’s definition of “writing” is that it is the process of staying sane in insane situations! Danne Smith Mathis began writing as a poet and biographer at age 9 during the Newark riots in Newark, New Je...

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June 20, 2022 34 mins

I’m so, so excited to introduce you to my next guest, Jane Finette!

Jane is the Founder and Executive Director of The Coaching Fellowship, a  nonprofit organization dedicated to the development of young women leaders in  social change. A leadership expert and Certified Professional Co-Active Coach  (CPCC), Jane has dedicated her life to achieving equality for women — empowering them to create impact and build the world of tomorrow, ...

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June 7, 2022 31 mins

My next guest is the resilient and impactful Carol Starr Taylor!

 Carol Starr Taylor is the Founder and Publisher of Star House Publishing Inc., Podcaster with Soulfully Blonde, an International Bestselling Author, Certified Life Coach, Inspirational Speaker, Business Empowerment Leader, NLP Master Practitioner, Timeline Therapy Practitioner, Hypnotherapist, Law of Attraction Coach Practitioner and EFT. 

 She is a two time recipient ...

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May 25, 2022 41 mins

My next guest is the positively tenacious and unbelievably impressive Shannon Paterson!


Shannon is the founder of two businesses focused on Empowering Women.   Live Your Truth Women coaching, elevating women’s  self-confidence by developing self-awareness & self-acceptance.  She is also the founder of ACHIEVE Mulitsport Coaching & Personal Training, helping clients achieve health & fitness goals.  Shannon says the only ...

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April 25, 2022 34 mins

My next guest is the wise and gifted Astrologer, Chrystal L. Pynn!


Chrystal Lynn is an astrologer, animal communicator, and author of the book, Fire in the Sky. She is a Southern California native who is a wife, mother, daughter, sister, Mima, and friend, living on her 12-acre horse ranch. Chrystal has earned a BFA in Creative Writing for entertainment from Full Sail University. 


She gives online readings and teachings all over the...

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April 18, 2022 44 mins

My next guest is the soulful and heart-felt Chioma Ossai!


Chioma Ossai is the author of "A Journey to Self-Love," which explores concepts of softness, vulnerability, and sensuality. Her poetry is often centered around themes of identity and authenticity, challenging what it means to know and love one's self. She was born and raised in New Jersey and is currently based in Berlin, Germany. Her mission is to simply tell...

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April 4, 2022 32 mins

My next guest is the incredibly chill and easy-going Megan Champion!


Megan is an educator, podcast host, support group founder, and a mother of three children, one of whom is neurodivergent. Despite the assumption that motherhood would come easy for her, she struggled with years of guilt, shame, and doubt in her ability to parent her out-of-the-box child. After suffering in silence with anxiety and depression, she changed the narra...

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March 24, 2022 42 mins

My next guest is the wildly impressive and super assertive Tollisha Joseph!


Tollisha is the CEO of "The Official GLUE" a consultant agency driven by the heartbeat of human connection. She's turned her frustration around professional networking into a successful business that teaches individuals the art of effective networking and how to leverage their network to increase visibility and revenue for their companies. Sh...

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March 11, 2022 31 mins

My next guest is the incredibly kind and grounded, Tricia McKenna.

Tricia is the creator of  “ A Heart Grounded” Movement, which is a daily spiritual practice that has transformed her in regard to her early childhood health problems, family trauma, and addictions. She is passionate about sharing the tools and resources that helped her heal so that others can learn from her journey. She’s also a Kundalini Yoga Teacher and ...

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February 28, 2022 65 mins

I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am for you to meet my next guest, the wonderfully authentic Desiree B. Stephens!


This is a longer episode and you’re going to hang on every word. We are talking about racial inequity, decolonization, systems of oppression, and the willingness to have necessary and important conversations around diversity, equity and inclusion. Desiree is also a celebrity (she’ll kill me for this) on TikTok an...

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February 8, 2022 37 mins

My next guest is the amazingly wise, Dr. Kimberly Ventus-Darks.


Dr. Kim is a Motivational Speaker, Profoundly Wise Orator, Master Problem Solver, Published Author, and Ghost Writer. She focuses on inspiring women to break out of their habits and level up their lives. 


I originally met Dr. Kim when we were Speakers on the National Women’s Conference where we traveled for 7 years together. Since then, Dr Kim has built an empire and b...

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February 2, 2022 28 mins

I’m so excited about this week’s guest, Anja Vásquez!


Anja is an energy, marriage and relationship coach and she helps conscious mompreneurs lead peaceful marriages full of passion by discovering their inner GODDESS through energy mastery, numerology, meditation, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She helps her clients reprogram themselves so that they can fully live their potential and manifest the life and love they desire and des...

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January 25, 2022 30 mins

My next guest is the rockstar podcast host and entrepreneur Elizabeth Upton!

Elizabeth is a VP, Career Strategy Expert, & Executive Coach who created the Quarterly Design System™. This unique process helps you to redesign your business systems and organize your life so you can thrive and achieve maximum productivity. Her model simplifies your actions (and your team’s) and aligns you with your big picture goals in a pow...

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January 18, 2022 29 mins

My next guest is the wonderful, soulful, and loyal Shaina Miesnik!


Shaina is a mom, wife, and entrepreneur. She has dedicated her studies to women’s health and naturopathy after being diagnosed with PCOS, poly cystic ovarian syndrome. Shaina spent over a decade helping female entrepreneurs grow and organize their businesses. She mixed her experience and education to create a system that would help women not only thrive in business,...

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January 11, 2022 36 mins

My next guest is Jennifer Aks-Neuman! 

She is a Movement Coach, Story Producer, Choreographer, Photographer, and Teaching Artist. Jennifer is also the founder of herStories which was born in response to the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic. As a woman, mother, teaching artist, photographer and collaborator, she  wanted to find ways to remain connected, creative and inspired. 


Today, Jennifer’s focus has become the feminine explorati...

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January 9, 2022 29 mins

My next guest is Anna Zeccolo Reeves! 


I enjoyed the depth of this interview so much!  Anna is the CEO and founder of Tiny Chefs Inc, and Tiny Chefs Franchise, the leading and premier recreational cooking school for kids in the DC Metro area since 2007.  While she was a kindergarten teacher, Anna combined her passion for teaching along with her ravenous interest in cooking to create the concept of cooking in schools and camps as a ...

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December 21, 2021 30 mins

My next guest is Author Carmen Swick! 

Carmen has been an author and writer since 2008 and is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She has won awards on her book series of three, Patch Land Adventures. She was the presenting children’s book author for the 2014 Young Writers Conference and also volunteers for a non-profit organization, The Foundation Fighting Blindness, where she held the position...

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