TNW32: Disrupt Your Thoughts, Disrupt Your Life with Cristin Downs

TNW32: Disrupt Your Thoughts, Disrupt Your Life with Cristin Downs

In this episode of The Notable Woman Podcast, I give you a taste of the Super U Summit with my talk: Disrupt Your Thoughts, Disrupt Your Life.

Super U Summit 4.0 begins on May 6th, but if you’ve never attended before, you might not be sure if it’s for you. That’s why I decided to give you a taste of the summit with my talk from Super U 3.0 – Disrupt Your Thoughts, Disrupt Your Life. The Super U Summit is all about empowering women, and in this talk, I take aim at the thought patterns that are determining the actions you take. Might you be stuck because your thoughts are actually keeping you there? Until we examine them, we don’t really know. 

This talk is for anyone who has ever been stuck, and they’re not sure why.

IN THIS EPISODE, I EXPLORE:
  • What the Super U Summit is
  • What it means to disrupt our thoughts
  • How our thoughts determine our judgments determine our actions
  • How we can examine what we think
  • How we can get started changing what we think
  • How you can sign up for the summit (right here!)

I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did creating it. You can listen now, right here from this webpage by clicking the play button below.

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Today’s Guest

Cristin Downs

About Cristin Downs

Cristin Downs is an alchemist, theatrical thinker, producer, educator, speaker, and podcaster. She rules her tiny roost at Pace University as the director of the continuing studies unit. She’s had a pretty eclectic career, but moments that truly defined her sense of self: becoming a strong woman leader and independent thinker at Cedar Crest College, learning arts exceptionalism at UC Irvine’s School of the Arts, experiencing first-rate business processes with the mouse at Disneyland Resort, and becoming an activist at Riverside Church. Meeting Ruby Dee, Robert Downey Jr., James Earl Jones, Ntozake Shange, and Dana Reeve were all fairly awesome moments. Cristin loves to read, the theatre, dancing in the kitchen, and her family and friends.

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TNW31: Women Crafting Success with Melissa Mendez

TNW31: Women Crafting Success with Melissa Mendez

In this episode of The Notable Woman Podcast, I interview creative rockstar Melissa Mendez about being an apparel consultant, entrepreneur, new Mom, and podcaster.

In this episode, I interview Melissa Mendez of Melissa Mendez Design Studio and host of the Women Crafting Success podcast about being an entrepreneur and starting her own business. We talk about the apparel industry and what someone with her skill set does to get designs from creative drawing to a real-world item you can wear. Also, being from NYC, we talk the city, and both being newish Moms, we talk that too!

This is a great interview to listen to if you’re a creative, an entrepreneur, you dream of starting your own business, or you’re a new Mom trying to balance creative work with motherhood.

IN THIS EPISODE, I EXPLORE:
  • Who Melissa is
  • How she started as a creative
  • What training she received to get where she is now
  • Heading out on her own with her first business endeavor
  • Her podcast and what need it serves

I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did creating it. You can listen now, right here from this webpage by clicking the play button below.

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Today’s Guest

Melissa Mendez

About Melissa Mendez

Over the past 10 years, Melissa Mendez has worked in the fashion apparel world for companies such as Talbots, Macys, Ellen Tracy, and Garan Inc. (Garanimals- Children’s Wears) to name a few. Melissa studied at Parsons New School for Design in Fine Arts for 2 Years as a Jacob Lawrence Scholar. She received a 4 year BA Degree from Fashion Institute of Technology [ F.I.T ] in Production Management in Fashion and Related Industries. Melissa’s artwork has been featured at El Museo Del Barrio & The Studio Museum in Harlem right beside James Vander Zee, a prominent photographer from the Harlem Renaissance.

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TNW 25: Mommy Needs a Timeout with Bridgette Petrino

TNW 25: Mommy Needs a Timeout with Bridgette Petrino

In this episode of The Notable Woman Podcast, I interview Bridgette Petrino of Mommy Needs a Timeout.
IN THIS EPISODE, I EXPLORE:
  • Bridgette’s backstory
  • What “Mommy Needs a Timeout” is

I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did creating it. You can listen now, right here from this webpage by clicking the play button below.

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Today’s Guest

Bridgette Petrino

About Bridgette Petrino

Bridgette Petrino is a coach, and her strength is rocking the boat and getting moms out of their comfort zone. This builds confidence and it is critical to achieving any of your goals. It’s time to stop doing the same shit and start doing the shit that matters. Bridgette will tell her own story of how she went from being in bed and depressed to empowering hundreds of moms to stop the mom guilt and take their lives back.
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21. Meet the Boy Expert with Janet Allison

21. Meet the Boy Expert with Janet Allison

About this episode

Boy expert Janet Allison is a former teacher and mother of girls. How did she end up being an expert for boys? From teaching! And from what she saw, boys were failing education, or more accurately said, education was failing them.

In this episode of The Notable Woman Podcast, Janet Allison educated me on the many, many ways that boys’ brains are different and gave me some strategies for dealing with my son and… my husband.

This episode is for anyone wondering how to bridge the gap between male and female communication styles, as defined by certain biological traits. In particular, if you have a school aged boy who’s having a tough time, this is a great episode to listen to!

About Janet Allison, Boy Expert

Boy Expert Janet AllisonAfter receiving her degree in Elementary Education from the University of Maine at Farmington, Janet Allison began her teaching career in a Waldorf School with a class of 10 boys and 2 girls. She quickly realized she had NOT been prepared for the differences in the way boys learn and the way girls learn. Through trial and error, extensive reading and research, and sheer determination, Janet was at last able to understand those parts of her boys that were hard-wired (and therefore unchangeable) and the things that she could change – by making lessons more active and interactive and providing plenty of outside time and movement in the classroom. With her many years of classroom experience, she is able to ‘talk the talk’ with teachers in both public and private schools – including those following Waldorf and Montessori principles.

Wishing to reach more people with this vital message, she wrote Boys Alive! Bring Out Their Best and has collaborated with many international experts to create virtual educational summits, interviewing experts and sharing wisdom with thousands of parents and teachers. She hosts BOY TALK, interviewing parenting experts and expert parents on a monthly theme.

Mentioned in this episode

Janet’s Facebook Group
The book, Boys Alive! Bring Out Their Best
The book, The Wonder of Boys by Michael Gurian

17. Outdoor Adventures for You and Your Child with Rebecca P. Cohen and Marni Penning Coleman

17. Outdoor Adventures for You and Your Child with Rebecca P. Cohen and Marni Penning Coleman

About this episode
Adventure awaits you in the great outdoors, or your own backyard if you can use your imagination! And if you need a place to get started or a little help, PJ is here to help in the wonderful children’s series PJ’s Backyard Adventures. Today’s interview, my first duo interview, features notable women Rebecca P. Cohen, author, and Marni Penning Coleman, illustrator. Marni is a friend of my dear love Tia Shearer Bassett (from The Notable Woman Podcast Episode 1 fame), and she reached out to me about being on the show with Rebecca. I have wanted to get authors and illustrators on the show so I was super happy to be introduced to them and was totally floored to discover during the interview that they are sisters. How cool is that?

In our conversation, we talk about outdoor play, why it’s important for both adults and kids, and how we can incorporate it in our lives even when it’s cold! We also chat about Marni’s life as an actor turned illustrator, Rebecca’s first book and going both the traditional publishing route as well as going independent.

This is a great episode for authors, illustrators, parents, aunties/uncles, people who know they need to get time outside but aren’t sure why, and those interested in creating their own work. Enjoy!

About Rebecca P. Cohen and Marni Penning Coleman
So the fact that your inspiration can come from filling the needs in your own life, and that the needs that you’re filling in your own life can help other people, that’s, I think that’s a pretty big takeaway. (Marni Penning Coleman)
Rebecca P. Cohen believes time outside transforms our lives for the better. Rebecca is author of the new children’s book series PJ’s Backyard Adventures, as well as author 15 Minutes Outside: 365 Ways to Get Out of the House and Connect with Your Kids, and creator of Rebecca Plants Curiosity Cards. She is also host of the video series, Get Out of the House, which shows fun ideas for time outside in every season. For Rebecca’s inspiring blog and free downloads, visit BeOutsideAndGrow.com.

Marni Penning Coleman is a playwright, teacher, VoiceOver artist, children’s book illustrator, two-time Helen Hayes Award nominee, and other-award-winning Shakespearean actress who lives with her husband, son, and dog in Falls Church, VA. She co-founded Cincinnati Shakespeare Company in 1994 and made a living during the 2008 election as a Sarah Palin impersonator. When not playing with her son or drawing “PJ’s Backyard Adventures,” Marni narrates audiobooks for the blind for the Library of Congress. For more information, visit MarniPenning.com.

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15. Cloth Diapers Easy Peasy with Diaper Dawgs with Aisha Sequeira

15. Cloth Diapers Easy Peasy with Diaper Dawgs with Aisha Sequeira

About this episode
Cloth diapers – a blessing? A Curse? Love ’em, hate ’em? Well, Aisha Sequeira has created Diaper Dawgs to make it easy peasy for you to use them and keep them clean, which is a never ending battle.

When we had our son, my husband and I wanted to use cloth diapers to help make a difference to the environment, but we soon learned how complicated it was, especially when you have this tiny human depending on you! So when Aisha reached out to me about her business and product, I knew I had to have her on.

This is a great episode for Moms who are interested in using cloth diapers or already do, and anyone who has an idea for starting a business.

About Aisha Sequeira
If you have something inside of you, if you have an idea, just go for it. Again, time is something that you can never earn back. You can always earn back money.
Aisha Sequeira is a professional designer, accidental inventor, and born serial entrepreneur. She successfully created, manufactured, and marketed Diaper Dawgs,a household products company that makes cloth diapering more sanitary with less hassle.

She has since created a line of products that tackle the unglamorous side of cloth diapering and speaks at conferences about the inclusion of more minorities in eco-industry advertising.

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