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.

Episodes

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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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 26, 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 26, 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 12, 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 21, 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 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 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 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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June 15, 2020 62 min
Episode #17 Speaking of Doing What You Love Guest: Henry Harteveldt – Principal of Atmosphere Research Group On this episode we are speaking do what you love, my brand tenant! My guest happens to embody everything I speak and write about. At a young age, he played with toy airplanes and loved the smell of jet fuel. Today he is one of the travel industry’s most well-known and respected analysts and advisors and quoted constantly. ...
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May 25, 2020 64 min
Episode # 13 Speaking of Leadership Guest: Julie Smolyansky – CEO of Lifeway Foods On this episode we are speaking leadership with CEO of Lifeway Foods Julie Smolyansky who at age 27, became the youngest female CEO of a publicly held company. Named to Fortune Business 40 under 40 and Fortune’s 55 Most Influential Women on Twitter – Julie is a natural born leader. She drops so much wisdom here you will want to take notes. Juli...
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May 18, 2020 63 min
Episode #12 Speaking of Loss Guest: Barri Leiner Grant – founder of The Memory Circle On this episode we are speaking loss with my friend Barri Leiner Grant, founder of The Memory Circle. Barri lost her beautiful mother Ellen 27 years ago and her desire to make the grief cycle a shared experience inspired her to create a platform where people can gather, remember, and celebrate the people we’ve lost and love. The Memory Circle i...
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May 4, 2020 57 min
Episode #11 Speaking of My Mom Guest: Mary Ann Oaks My mom is a mother of 3 daughters, 8 granddaughters, 1 grandson, 2 great granddaughters and 2 great grandsons. She makes us all laugh so hard and she is so present in each and every one of our lives. It is a privilege to be her daughter and to have her here with me today to celebrate Mother’s Day. I am counting my blessings and am wishing anyone listening who is without their mo...
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April 20, 2020 60 min
Episode #10 Speaking of Kindness Guest: Kathleen Sarpy – Founder & CEO of Agency H5 On this episode we are speaking kindness with my friend Kathleen Sarpy, CEO of Agency H5 - a marketing communications agency that is rooted in public relations where she and her team expertly connect people, events and ideas to generate meaningful and lasting impact. Kathleen is a brand builder, storyteller and fierce advocate for protecting ki...
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April 6, 2020 55 min
Episode #9 Speaking of Mindfulness Guest: Mona Antwan – founder of Mindfulness Leader On this episode we are speaking mindfulness with my friend and fellow Harpo co-worker Mona Antwan. Mona is the founder of Mindfulness Leader, the first of its kind after school program and high school elective in the City of Chicago to offer a 10-week, 92 hour curriculum, in under resourced schools and communities. The program teaches students ...
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