Women in the Arena

Women in the Arena

Women in the Arena is the celebration of everyday women living extraordinary lives in plain sight. We seek to inspire, encourage and challenge you to reach for the great heights you're made for.

Episodes

February 28, 2024 45 mins

Discover the transformative power of financial clarity and empowerment as we navigate the journey from corporate finance to entrepreneurial success with finance guru Kendra James Anderson. Our conversation reveals how diving into the world of money management can lead to peace of mind, especially for women founders who often grapple with financial fears. Kendra shares her story, shedding light on the path to becoming an accidental ...

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Have you ever felt hostage to your own emotions, trapped in patterns you can't seem to break? Dr. Andrea Vitz, emotional sobriety expert and founder of Level-Headed Doc LLC, joins us to share her transformative insights on escaping the grip of emotional addictions. Her unique perspective on emotional intelligence paves the way for a discussion that ventures into the heart of personal responsibility, self-discovery, and the pro...

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Have you ever stood at the crossroads of despair, only to find a path that leads you to radiance and prosperity? Lia Valencia Key's story is a beacon of such transformation. From the depths of poverty and homelessness, she rose to become a best-selling jewelry designer on QVC, embodying the truth that our beginnings do not dictate our ends. With unwavering belief and the wisdom passed down by her mother, Lia chose a destiny of...

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Imagine enduring the unthinkable and emerging not just unbroken, but triumphant. This week, Megan Camille joins me to recount a tale of transformation that proves the tenacious nature of the human spirit. Once ensnared in the clutches of sex trafficking, Megan's narrative is a profound testament to her resilience, as she recounts her harrowing past and the pivotal moments that led to her liberation and eventual success as a bu...

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Ever felt like you're on autopilot, stuck in the grind while your dreams collect dust on the shelf? Dr. Sherrie Gilbert, a beacon of inspiration and senior lecturer at Auburn University, joins us to shake us awake with her story of reigniting passions and rewriting the script of life. Together, we unearth the seeds of ambition that lie dormant within us all, discussing her path from an unpaid internship to becoming an author. ...

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Are the whispers of doubt and self-critique holding you captive? Break free as we sit down with Joanna Kleinman, the mastermind behind the groundbreaking Mind Method, and learn how to silence that inner critic once and for all. This episode peels back the layers of the subconscious mind, revealing how our automated thoughts shape our reality and how we can redefine success on our own terms, emphasizing personal growth over external...

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Have you ever felt that your home could do more for your spirit than just exist as a shelter? We're joined by Paula Agudelo, a sacred interior designer who believes that the right environment can harmonize our feminine embodiment and spiritual growth. Together, we explore how spaces can be transformed to not only soothe the eye but also support profound personal development. As Paula shares her journey and how significant life...

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Get ready to embark on a journey with me and Dr. Shivani Gupta, an Ayurvedic specialist with a passion for integrating Western and Eastern medicine. This episode offers you a powerful opportunity to explore the world of health from a unique perspective. Dr. Gupta shares the secrets behind her successful company, Fusionary Formulas, and the revolutionary way it works to educate and serve the community, particularly women, on their p...

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Want to uncover the transformative power of gratitude? Step into our gratitude journey helmed by Serena Gallegos, an esteemed yoga teacher, hypnotherapist, and energy healer. Serena skillfully guides us through an enlightening meditation, employing sound to induce a deep sense of relaxation and energy rejuvenation. To fully immerse yourself in this experience, I suggest creating a serene setting free from distractions — don comfy a...

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Can you imagine forging an iron will and becoming an advocate after going through child abuse and domestic violence? Our guest today, Natalie Baird King, an accomplished family law attorney and survivor, has done just that. Drawing on the strength she found in her trauma, Natalie now helps others navigate through their own experiences and thrive beyond them. In a compelling conversation, she recounts her personal journey of surviva...

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Imagine tapping into the power of your money mindset to transform your financial future. That’s precisely what you’ll uncover in our enlightening conversation with financial guru and author Jean Lynn. Jean’s insights range from the impact of early money memories on our financial behaviors to breaking away from scarcity mindsets and embracing abundance. She passionately discusses the evolution of women as wage earners and how this s...

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Ever wondered how a beacon of hope is born? This week's episode uncovers the inspiring journey of Shirley Buck, a woman who overcame the trauma of an abusive childhood to become a mentor, coach, and soon-to-be author. Her story is one of resilience, a testament to the human spirit’s ability to overcome adversity. As she shares the trials she weathered and the personal growth that followed, Shirley's narrative promises to ...

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Life is like an ever-evolving book, with chapters that provide us a chance to define who we are. But are we truly harnessing the potential that each page offers? Join me, as I have an enlightening conversation with Bomi Anise, an international corporate attorney and transformative expert, about how to unlock the inherent brilliance within us, and how to challenge our inner status quo.

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Ever meet a bright child lagging behind academically and wondered why? Well, our guest today, Tina Kramer, will blow your mind with her revolutionary approach towards understanding these intelligent but struggling learners. A former traditional classroom teacher turned inventor, Tina shares her journey from teaching in Hong Kong to developing a sound device that enhances focus in students. She throws light on an often overlooked gr...

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Have you ever felt like you're wearing the "Superwoman Cape," trying to manage your career, while caring for your kids and aging parents, without any time left for yourself? Join me, as I chat with Stacey Luces, the remarkable founder of Evolution Executive Coaching and author of 'We Rise in Power Amplifying Women of Color and Their Voices for Change'. This episode takes us through her journey of burnout, s...

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What would you do if you found yourself trapped in a cycle of domestic violence? In this week's episode, we were honored to have Symone Fairchild, a screenwriter, actor, director, executive producer, and founder of Eye on DV, join us to share her incredible story of survival and advocacy. Symone opened up about her experiences with domestic violence and how it inspired her to create a powerful platform dedicated to eradicating...

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Can you believe it's been three years since Women in the Arena first began? To celebrate this milestone, I decided to shake things up and step into the hot seat myself! My dear friend and serial entrepreneur, LaWanna Bradford, takes the reins as she grills me on the origins of our show's name, the lessons I've learned, and how embracing our true selves can lead to a life of courage, authenticity, and joy.

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Have you ever felt like you're drowning in the noise of life's challenges and expectations? Join us as we welcome the incredible Dr. Sariya Saabye, who shares her powerful story of overcoming struggles as a high performer and finding clarity through minimalism. This inspiring episode reminds us that we are not alone in our feelings and experiences and teaches us how to turn down the noise in our heads to focus on our drea...

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What if you could transform your passion for social media into a thriving business at just 24 years old? In today's episode, we talk to the incredible Audrey Buchanan, who did exactly that. Audrey shares her journey of taking a leap of faith, quitting her job, and starting her own social media marketing business at a young age. She breaks down barriers and shares valuable insights into how believing in yourself and not letting...

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What if mastering emotional intelligence (EQ) could be the secret to achieving career success? Join us as we discuss this fascinating topic with Charis Loveland, a data scientist and AI technology expert who has honed her EQ skills to thrive in her career and personal life. Through her experiences at prestigious institutions like MIT, Columbia, and Dartmouth, Charis shares how EQ has become an essential tool for her growth and fulf...

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