the lovespeaks series

the lovespeaks series

This heart centered podcast helps listeners tune into their talents. Former audience producer for The Oprah Winfrey Show, host Sally Lou Loveman, and her lovespeaks crew, speak their stories so you can speak yours and make an impact on others. No topic is off limits – from kindness to composting and everything in between, the lovespeaks series is here to will help you do what you love, speak your story, speak on stages, speak up and be a happier human. It’s the love speaks series, where a little bit of love goes a long way.

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June 12, 2022 27 min
Season 3/Episode 3: Speaking of Winging It When we are invited to speak we are very good at getting ready physically – we pick our outfit, we get our blow dry, maybe a manicure. Then we mentally prepare by studying our script and we think we are ready. But what if I told you to put your script aside and wing it a little? You might say NO WAY. But what if you didn’t? What if you said YES PLEASE! Join me and my guest Christina Glic...
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Speaking of Beauty with Michele Probst Episode #2 / Season Three On this episode of the lovespeaks series podcast we are speaking beauty with celebrity makeup artist & founder of Worth Beauty Company Michele Probst. Michele started in the beauty business by creating the first undetectable skincare line for men and today, she helps women her own age AGE! Whatever side of 50 you are on; Michele’s skincare tips are essential to si...
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Speaking of Compassion with Whitney Reynolds Episode #1 / Season Three On this podcast we are speaking about compassion with the Emmy nominated host & executive producer of the nationally syndicated Whitney Reynolds Show Whitney Reynolds. Whitney is a mom to twins Marlowe & Acher, host of Whitney’s Women on iHeartRadio, Chief Inspo Officer of her TV team and her family, and a woman who from a very young age knew exactly wha...
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July 12, 2021 63 min
Speaking of Teammates with John Trautwein Episode #13 / Season Two On this episode of the lovespeaks series we are speaking teammates. John Trautwein is a dear friend, author of My Living Will: A Father’s Story of Loss & Hope, and founder of the Will to Live Foundation – dedicated to preventing teen suicide by improving the lives and the “Will to Live” of teenagers everywhere through education about mental health and encouragi...
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Speaking of Community with Laura Munson Episode #12 / Season Two On this episode we are speaking about community and what happens when we, or someone we love, isolates. New York Times best-selling author Laura Munson says she wants to start a movement - for people to come together outside of their daily lives and gather to tell their stories using the power of the written word, which is her Haven Writing Workshop she offers AND als...
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May 16, 2021 64 min
Speaking of Depression with Amy B. Scher Episode #11 / Season Two On this podcast we are speaking about healing from depression with award winning author Amy B. Scher. Amy is an energy therapist and teaches people how to release emotional baggage so they can become their happiest and healthiest selves. In her book How to Heal Yourself From Depression When No One Else Can: A Self-Guided Program to Stop Felling Like Sh*t, Amy offe...
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April 12, 2021 63 min
Season 2 Episode #10: Speaking of Napkin Thoughts with Scott Freres On this podcast we are speaking napkin thoughts. What are napkin thoughts you might ask? Napkin thoughts are where great ideas, dreams and plans begin. My guest on this episode of the lovespeaks series podcast has built a career on this philosophy. Scott Freres is the principal at Red Spade Environments, a landscape design, construction management, design-build f...
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March 15, 2021 65 min
Episode # 9 Season 2 Speaking of Transformation Guest: Edie Allen – Speaker, Artist, Advocate & Breakthrough Specialist On this episode we are speaking transformation with speaker and healer Edie Allen. Edie’s start to her story is what I would simply call a nightmare. As a victim of sexual abuse in her childhood, Edie was just trying to survive. Today, as a survivor, her story is a lifeline for others to survive. I have never ...
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February 15, 2021 54 min
Episode #8 Season Two Speaking of Love Wins Guest: Itika Oldwine Grimble – founder of Oldvine Florals On this episode we are speaking love wins. Itika Oldwine Grimble, founder and owner of Oldvine Florals in downtown LA, proved that love was not cancelled in 2020. As a black women business owner, Itika boarded up her shop to march for racial justice, pivoted her business in a pandemic with success, was proposed to and married her...
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January 25, 2021 58 min
Episode #7 Season 2 Speaking of Dreams Guest: Paolo Presta – host of the web-series A Spoonful of Paolo Sponsor Alert! I am thrilled to announce Red Spade Environments as my sponsor for the lovespeaks series podcast! Red Spade is the premier residential landscape architecture and design build firm based in Winnetka and Chicago. I hope you will visit their site to see how Red Spade can bring your dream to life! On this podcast we ...
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December 7, 2020 75 min
Episode #6 Season 2 Speaking of Holiday 2020 Guests: A sampling of some of my favorite people who are creative givers and lovers of holiday traditions. On this episode we are looking for the bright side of Holiday 2020! I asked some friends what tradition they will have to go without this year, and what new tradition they are replacing the old one with. I hope you get some good ideas for your own holiday celebrations! Stay healt...
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November 15, 2020 59 min
Speaking of COVID & Health Inequities Guest: Dr. Renee Matthews On this episode we are speaking about the health inequities facing the black community during this time of pandemic. Dr. Renee Matthews is the host of Ask Dr. Renee and can be seen in over 45,000 doctor’s offices in her Out of Office with Dr. Renee video spots. Dr. Renee uses her medical degree to help people live healthier lives and on this episode, she offers spe...
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October 25, 2020 64 min
Episode #4 Season 2 Speaking of Rebels Guest: Shelley Paxton – author of Soulbbatical: A Rebel’s Guide to Finding Your Best Life On this podcast we are speaking rebels with my friend Shelley Paxton, author of Soulbbatical: A Corporate Rebel’s Guide to Finding Your Best Life. Shelley was the former CMO at Harley Davidson and left her sexy career to start a new one without any promises it would fly. Well it did and today, Shelley spe...
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October 11, 2020 64 min
Episode 3 / Season 2 Speaking of Gendered Racism Guest: Jill Frank – Head of of Creative Agency Operations at Allstate On this episode I sit down with my friend Jill Frank, Head of Creative Agency Operations at Allstate, to talk about gendered racism. Jill recently spoke at The 3% Conference; whose mission is to increase the number of creative directors who are women of color. Currently, only 3% of creative directors are women and...
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September 20, 2020 61 min
Episode 2 Speaking of Solutions Guest: Afrika Porter – CEO of Afrika Enterprises On this episode we are speaking about solutions. Our city (Chicago) and cities across the country are hurting. We need solutions to the two pandemics that are killing our loved ones – systemic racism and COVID-19. I invited my friend and activist Afrika Porter, known as Sista Afrika or AF, to talk about ways we can all help. At 13:27 Afrika tells me ...
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July 20, 2020 78 min
SEASON 2 Episode #1 Speaking of Race Guests: Sherry McAdoo Champion & Shelly McAdoo On this episode I sit down with my friends Sherry McAdoo Champion and Shelly McAdoo, twin sisters, to talk about race. Sherry is the Manager of Community Advocacy and Coalitions for Chicago CRED and Shelly is the Consultant of Executive Projects and President of the Diversity Council at Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. It’s a conversation b...
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June 15, 2020 62 min
Episode #15- Speaking of Laughter- Guest: Mara Davis – Talent Booker for Adult Swim On this episode we are speaking laughter with my friend Mara Davis, talent booker for Adult Swim and The Jump with Shirley Manson. She is a co-host of the Emmy award winning program Atlanta Eats and her Mara’s Music Mix – a weekly roundup of the city’s best concerts – is on Atlanta’s NPR station. Mara and I met in the lobby of Caesar’s Palace in La...
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June 15, 2020 56 min
Episode #18 Speaking of Standup Guest: Alex Kumin – Have you ever wanted to do standup comedy? I have, so I did. I was lucky to get Alex Kumin, one of Chicago’s hottest comics, as my teacher, and I will just say this – I hit the jackpot! Alex is the host at Cole’s Open Mic and her timing is impeccable. I have never been more terrified when I did my first standup, but Alex’s training and her ability to build a community with her st...
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June 15, 2020 57 min
Episode #14 - Speaking of Enlightenment - Guest: Valerie Gangas is a speaker, author, meditation expert and spiritual rebel. In her book Enlightenment is Sexy Val helps women create a magical life. She is a self-proclaimed trouble maker and tells us all how Transcendental Meditation saved her life and how enlightenment can make us all sexy. The minute I met Val I was taken by her intuitive nature. Take a listen and you will see wh...
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June 15, 2020 62 min
Episode #16 Speaking of my kids Guests: Marin, Carly & Billy Loveman On this episode I am speaking with my kids! It’s a rare moment to have all three of my kids under one roof. Today it’s at Mystery Street Recording Company! Marin is 27, Carly is 25 and Billy is 20. They all work in, or study, television and we talk a lot about being what it’s like being exposed to an environment early on and how that speaks in their careers t...
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