Raising a Powerful Girl
Summary: A Podcast for Girls AND their Parents. Join Founder Maria Fuller and some incredible guests on this show which takes a look at issues girls face today such as mental health, executive functioning, emotional intelligence, leadership, grit and what it takes to be a "Powerful Girl today" and more!
Amanda Walker's mission is to empower women (mostly mother's) to have the confidence to love, trust and feel amazing in their bodies. Much of the work she does in her group and podcast stems from helping women take a stand for themselves in their health and mind. This is KEY to setting an example for the young women in their own lives.Amanda is a health coach (and longtime fitness instructor) that teaches women how to take back their power from food and live a full life. So many women use food as a coping mechanism and they have no idea they are. I teach women to empower themselves by overcoming limiting beliefs and truly reconnecting to their bodies.She loves to talk about the power of putting yourself first so it bleeds into all areas of life. How confidence in self and digging into the root cause of a poor relationship with food and self help create long term change.The mother/daughter relationship is so powerful to create a future for our daughters. We must set an example for them from a young age so they learn to create the life they crave.
Jennifer tolls lives in Oxfordshire in the UK with her husband Ed, their daughter Rosie and dog Leo. She started Not Just a Princess when her eyes opened to gender stereotyping for babies and children. She wanted to create a business that addressed that imbalance. Rosie her daughter has a dinner plate set with a fairy princess on it. Over breakfast one morning, she wondered why she didn’t have a plate with a scientist, surgeon or plumber on it. Research showed Jennifer that those visuals don’t exist in mainstream merchandise, and if they do, they usually show a man doing the job. Next came the clothing. It’s all too easy to find messages like “When I grow up I want to be a mermaid” or “Princess” – but what about an architect, or a doctor? Messaging on girls’ clothing needs to be directly challenged and that’s what they are doing with their Not Just A Princess (NJAP) merchandise. Jennifer aims to expand their range with more aspirational messages, characters, careers and symbols that challenge gender stereotyping. Jennifer wants her daughter to know that when she grows up, her gender won’t impact her career choice. More importantly, She wants her to understand that she doesn't have to be ‘cute’ or ‘sweet’ – she can be brave and ambitious. Not Just A Princess is about raising the profiles of women who are already #notjustaprincess - they are pilots, firefighters, surgeons and often mothers too. They hope that girls, boys, parents and society understand that there are plenty of alternatives to being a pretty pink princess.
Michele Lamoureux is an entrepreneur, lifestyle coach, and mom. She is the author of "Design a Life You Love: A Woman's Guide to Living a Happier and More Fulfilled Life" which is a book about self-love as the gateway to all you that desire in life. As the host of "The Good Life Coach" podcast she elevates the lives of women through inspiring interviews to awaken a woman to her full potential so she can create success on her own terms. A former corporate international brand director, Michele uses her certifications in personality type, health, and life coaching, to guide women to make the most out of this one precious life.Todays podcast has us diving into the topics of the power of modeling behavior, the importance of love and self care. Michele and I also talk about removing expectations on what we think our girls should do and be like and allowing them to show us who they really are. We talk about the importance and power of fostering creativity in girls, living your passion and so much more. This candid and captivating conversation will leave you thinking and asking questions about who you are and what more you want out of life.
Do you cringe when people start to talk about money? Is it one of those things that make you squirm in your seat, makes you uncomfortable and maybe even makes your stomach flop? For many people, women especially talking about money is a taboo thing but this can be a huge problem for your girls who begin to develop unhealthy money stories that can cause them some challenges later in life. Is there a correlation between your confidence and self worth and money?Tina Marie is a Mindset and Success Coach. Also known as, The Numbers Ninja, she’s spent 12+ years in both the restaurant/bar industry and accounting world. She helps her clients empower themselves and take action with clarity and focus by creating a safe space and tools to gain confidence. She has studied and learned from successful millionaires, studied Neuro linguistic programing, Mindfulness Cognitive behavioral therapy and positive psychology to help her clients. She understands the importance of a positive and healthy money mindset for empowering girls.
What do you think of when you hear the term Olympic weight lifting? Would you think a team of cheerleaders hanging in a gym who can clean and jerk 141 pounds or how about snatch 112 lbs. Do you even know what this means?Coming from a university degree in biology and biochemistry, Chandler walker has developed a practice devoted to creating unique opportunities for young girls to develop athleticism without specializing in sport starting as young as 6 years old in olympic weightlifting. Chandler has the unique opportunity to mentor and coach young girls who desire to be strong and to be proud of who they are. Letting nothing hold them back!He is the Co-Owner of StoneAgeFuel, a facility devoted to fitness for life and youth weightlifting and sports performance. In fact, StoneAgeFuel is one of only a handful of USA Weightlifting Community Training sites.
The concept of Emotional Intelligence is one that we talk about a lot over here at Raising a Powerful Girl and our new platform for girls the Empowered Girl App. I thought today I would do a quick podcast geared to parents of boys and girls on what emotional intelligence is, the importance and how you can foster it in your home! With rates of anxiety, depression and even suicide rising for children these days a huge contributing factor is that children do not have the coping skills they need to manage the situations that arise in life and instead are left with these emotions bubbling and boiling inside of them with no way of being processed which can either lead to making poor choices as a reaction to the behavior or the child retreats, feeling “abnormal” or that there is “something wrong” with them leading to isolation. But before we can even tackle giving children coping skills to manage stress and anxiety we need to start at the beginning and this is Emotional Intelligence.
Social media is ubiquitous in girls' lives. Too often, parents are not sure what parenting technique to use, opting for a to much or too little approach, or brush social media off entirely- demonizing it or tells their daughters it doesn't matter. These misunderstandings can cause friction between parents and daughters. Informing parents can only benefit them!Lindsey Turnbell, founder of Miss Heard Media, wants to live on a planet with teen girls who feel understood and appreciated, coffee that comes from the kitchen tap, and an endless supply of macaroni and cheese.As a girl advocate with close to ten years experience, Lindsey has helped hundreds of girls embrace their most confident, competent selves through the Young Women Leaders Program at the University of Central Florida and MissHeard Media. Using her background in history and leadership development, Lindsey uses her research, writing, and presentation skills to create media and workshop experiences for teen girls that Huffington Post said “chang[es] the global narrative for women.” Her ultimate goal is to help teen girls shape the world by encouraging empathy and global savvy.
Join Founder Maria Fuller as she shares her story of NYC paramedic turned Entrepreneur and how over 10 years of work with women and girls and her own journey has led her to the creation of the Empowered girl. She talks about the mental health crisis affecting children younger and younger these days, prevention strategies and how her own mental health journey has helped to cultivate some of the materials inside of the app. Maria talks about the importance of teaching girls vulnerability through storytelling as the first step to opening lines of communication and how her platform is an incredible way for parents to engage in healthy conversations with their girls. Don't miss this one!
We all have a set of default questions we ask - "how are you" or "what do you do" or "how was school" - and it's important to realize that the questions we ask shape the answers we get. On top of that, we need to teach girls that relationships are a cornerstone of their happiness, and that they're responsible for helping to nurture these relationships. If we want to raise happier, stronger, more authentically connected girls, we need to, first, make them aware that lots of default questions get very superficial answers, and second, encourage them to ask more meaningful questions that lead to conversations that they can build relationships on.Sara Blanchard helps communities build connection through conscious conversations. As a writer, facilitator, TEDx speaker, and happiness consultant, Sara holds a safe space for a loosely associated group to connect authentically. Having worked at Goldman Sachs and taught positive psychology at Harvard, she speaks the language of traditional accomplishment, but for over 10 years, Sara has also pursued the science and techniques of well-being as a life coach, mother, and author of Flex Mom. She now bridges the gap between the serious mission of supporting success, and the lighthearted yet impactful actions that build quality relationships, meaning, and happiness in our lives.
Did you grow up reading the classic fairy tales of the princess being saved by the prince or kissing a frog to find their true love? Or how about how in most fairytales either the mom dies or you are stuck with a nasty step mother that locks you up or tries to kill you? Well not in this fairy tale and not this princess. Jody Smith is a first-time author and longtime believer in fairytales. A former interior designer and store owner, this now present mama, dreamer and explorer is telling stories just outside of Mpls, MN. She loves watching her two charismatic girls use their imagination, grit, smarts and whimsy to navigate this world. It inspired her to write a book for all the princesses who are capable of saving themselves and for all the mindful mothers who revel in raising strong daughters.
Being multilingual can make a world of difference at any age. From understanding games on the playground, to navigating a crowded airport and communicating in the global workforce.Learning a foreign language has been linked to higher test scores, better executive functioning and overall advances in IQ. It’s a resume builder, but more importantly, a confidence booster.Caryn Antonini ’s mission is to see that our future generations become multilingual andglobally aware. Caryn began speaking foreign languages from a young age and has always beenfascinated with language acquisition and other cultures and customs. Herpassion led her to the Georgetown University School of Languages andLinguistics where she graduated with high honors. It was there that she cultivated her understanding of how children learn languages and its connectionto their cognitive development. When Caryn had her own child and wanted toteach him foreign languages at a young age, she found nothing on the marketthat put into practice what she had learned. That inspired Caryn to embark ondeveloping a comprehensive program, the end result being the award-winning,innovative Early Lingo Learning System.Caryn works with underprivileged schools in the United States, and In2013 she partnered with a private trust to bring the Early Lingo English LanguageLearning Initiative to Fiji and is working with organizations in the South Pacific tobring the English language to school centers in the region. She has recentlypartnered with independent schools along the East Coast who use the EarlyLingo Language Learning Apps. Early Lingo also works with various foundationsthat serve to improve early childhood education for disadvantaged children.On a global scale, Caryn has created The Young Global Citizens Campaign,which educates children on how to become empathetic, responsible andproductive members of society in our increasingly interconnected world.Caryn speaks 5 languages, is a member of the World Forum Foundation, sits onthe Advisory Board of Global Chamber and is a Global Citizen Resource GroupChair at a CT independent school. She resides in the greater New York area withher family.
Many of the business skills that women in business learn on their entrepreneur journey that have a large impact on their success can also be used in raising confident, independent and empowered girls! Find out how this mompreneur once "boy mom" who recently had a girl is seeing not only herself but her business in a new light!Allison Hardy is a Business Strategist for Mompreneurs. Through infusing their business with a hearty dose of automation, authentic social media driven by Facebook Live, and stepping into the role of an influencer through email marketing, Allison helps women raise their businesses while they are raising their families, so that they can live life by design.Allison is the creator of the Life by Design Podcast, a Huffington Post Contributor, have been featured in YFS Magazine and was named one of Washington, D.C.'s most influential professionals under 40 by Washington Life Magazine.She's also wife to Teer, and mom to four-year-old Camden and her infant daughter Nora.
To Raise a Powerful girl we need to teach her to not only know who she is but also how to use her voice and in a manner that people will receive her message, these are leadership skills critical for a girls success later on in life and we are going to dive in deep during todays interview. Alexa Bigwarfe is a wife, mother of three, dog owner, and advocate for those without a voice. She started blogging as an outlet for her grief after the loss of one of her twin daughters to Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) and now uses the blog to advocate for those without a voice (katbiggie.com). She is also the founder of LoseTheCape.com, and is the editor and publisher of the Lose the Cape! anthology series. She has written and/or edited and self-published numerous books of her own and for other authors through her hybrid publishing company, Kat Biggie Press. She uses that hard earned publishing knowledge to support other writers and small businesses in completing, publishing, and marketing their books through her company Write.Publish.Sell (writepublishsell.co). She spends her free time writing about children's and maternal health topics and survival strategies for busy moms.
Her daughter was that baby who you didn’t want to talk to much about because it felt like bragging. She walked early, talked early and it was clear she had a brilliant mind so when this brilliant little girl started kindergarten and totally flopped and was kicked out of school in the middle of first grade what was her mom to think?Meg Brunson is a former Facebook employee, who left the corporate world to be a more present mom to her 4 young daughters. An entrepreneur at her core, she's since launched a successful Facebook marketing agency and her own podcast - plus she's mentoring her children through their own entrepreneurial adventures. She loves sharing her knowledge and experiences from the stage, within workshops, through podcast interviews, and more. She's the founder of EIEIO Marketing, and host of the FamilyPreneur Podcast
Knowing your authentic self is so important but with the layers and masks put on us by society and our own upbringing it can be hard to uncover who we really are at our core? So how do we raise girls to really know what hey are and not allow these layers and masks to be put on in the first place?Belkis Clarke-Mitcham is a motivational speaker and spiritual life coach who helps women over 25 who have lived through trauma to identify their prisons, break free, and unleash their unique light. A survivor of sexual abuse, Belkis has risen from a place of attempted suicide to success. In more than a decade she has helped many individuals. Belkis holds a bachelor's in English and a minor in Communication and an M. A. in Human Communication. Now she spends her time helping sexual abuse survivors move past the trauma to rediscover value and purpose. She also help many women who have experienced other trauma to break free of what imprisons them and live in their freedom boldly and apologetically. When she is not helping women find their happiness and authenticity after trauma she is helping other women transform their lives by finding clarity, discovering purpose and learning to love and live who they truly are. AS a mother to a little girls herself Belkis is an expert on helping women to unmarks and unleash their true authentic selves and provides incredible insight on how she is raising her daughter freee of masks.