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!
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.
The hunt for the perfect College or University can be a stressful one for parents and girls. Trying to navigate between big name schools or the lesser knowns, large universities or small, how do you find the perfect fit? 1 in 3 college students transfers at one point of their college career. Find out what your child should be looking for in a school and hear this one insiders tip on the one thing that can set your application apart from everyone else’s! Shannon Evans is not your run-of-the-mill educator. With more than 17 years as a teacher and coach under her belt, she’s worked as an academic and admissions counselor for multiple colleges including University of Maryland, University of Oklahoma, Mississippi State University, East Mississippi Community College, and Utica College. Shannon holds a Masters of Education in Measurements of Human Learning and Statistics. She conducts workshops for students and parents with her Decision Matrix™. Her passion is helping students develop communication, autonomy, and “adulting” skills that will serve them as they go off to college to explore the opportunities and experiences that await them. In 2017 Shannon founded the Scholar Coach Academy to help families understand the college recruiting process for athletes and to teach them to leverage their athletic and academic skills so that they can get in the college that’s best for them with the best financial package possible. She focuses on helping families minimize the possibility of student debt for their child while helping kids pursue their passions. Shannon is a published author and has been featured in Seattle Women’s Magazine, Rotary International, The Huffington Post, and The Commercial Appeal.
It's far too easy as women (as mothers) to dismiss the power we have. It's easy to think that our daughters will do what we say and not pay attention to what we do or how we are in the world. When we realize how much they watch us, how much they want to emulate what we DO, it can unleash a desire to ACT in the world in ways we've been too timid to before.Nica Waters lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with her husband and 2 teenagers. A lifelong teacher, she lives her life by the principle “Yes, you can!” and works to inspire others to believe the same. When not on the Chesapeake Bay on her family’s sailboat, she can be found guiding other women sailors on Facebook (Women Who Sail group), instructing other women sailors on the podcast (The Boat Galley Podcast), or generally encouraging people. She’s proudest of raising a daughter who sticks up for others and who uses her own voice for change and is an independent thinker and creator.
If you don't love yourself and live confidently into your thoughts and feelings you can not impact positive change in the world. A powerful girl is a girl who loves herself and lives confidently as herself. Even if she doesn't feel confident in everything she does she is confident in WHO she is! Lisa VanAhn is all about teaching girls self-protection and self-confidence. She works with younger girls (and their mothers) to teach the power of Think-Feel-Act and how to live into your purpose and knowing of who you are.
Allexia C. Breweris a raspberry filled in a box of glazed Krispy Kreme's. A rebel, provocateur, irritant (just a bit) and all around maverick. Always paving new paths, crushing the norm and standing FIERCELY in her own authenticity. She is a masterful online entrepreneur specializing in how to build authentic relationships online and she brings her unique color and flavor to a world filled with gray and redundancy. She is a career entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience in sales and marketing. She delights in modeling for others the back to basics approach of how to connect, collaborate and contribute online and offline. She will be releasing a children's book for young girls set in Greek Mythology. The message of leadership and authenticity will further her message and reach a global audience, along with the book FIERCE, which will be a guide for children of all ages to stepping into exactly who GOD designed you to be. As a Mother to three girls she understands the challenge of raising spirited, passionate and empowered girls today and shares with us some insight on how to raise a budding leader in your home without losing your mind.
Whether you are a single parent by choice, widowed, divorced, have a partner who travels or is emotionally unavailable finding community of parents going through similar situations is key to navigating the journey! Join us on this conversation as we chat with Tonia Adleta.Tonia is a serial entrepreneur, founder and host of The Single Parent Summit and Recovering Church Girls. As a single mom of two amazing teenagers, passing on her love of travel and adventure, her life is fueled by coffee and laughter, in her pursuit to make a difference.
Clothing has a huge impact on girls, especially at an early age. Not only does clothing allow girls to have the ability to express themselves and their interests but it impact how they learn and play from being able to move, run, jump and tumble to collecting items on a nature walk and having pockets to store their little treasures. unfortunately most main stream clothing today has a very limited view on what “girl clothing” is and should look like. And with that Princes Awesome Girls fills that gap. Rebecca Melsky is the Co-Founder and CEO of Princess Awesome. She founded Princess Awesome with her good friend, Eva St. Clair, in 2013 after realizing that she couldn't find any dinosaurs, rocketships, or a host of other themes on the cute, twirly dresses that he daughter loved to wear. Rebecca has a Master's Degree in Education and taught for 10 years before leaving to work on Princess Awesome. She lives in Washington, DC, with her three kids ages 8, 5, and 9 months.
Dr. Theresa Lyons Ph.D. is a staunch advocate sounding off about sleepless nights that exist for over 75 percent of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She’s part Ivy League scientist, medical strategist, trailblazer, and “Mama Bear”. And her little cub is proof positive that Autism, even the most severe cases, can leap from a state of fragmentation to emphatic and empirical healing.With 18 years of concentrated study in chemistry, deep collaborations with pharma KOLs, and a 7-year track record as mother to a child of Autistic needs, she is rethinking the impossible. As a matter of fact, she is thinking 30 light years ahead of highly coveted research – making the future of developmental health the present.Dr. Theresa Lyons, “The Autism Healing Expert”, teaches parents how to forget about autism and do the fun things that they dreamed about doing with their child before the diagnosis.Recognized as an autism and nutrition expert by Huffington Post and Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Lyons is the premiere voice of scientific reason in the world of autism. Her mission is to correct the widespread misinformation on autism, nutrition and therapies and seriously impact the autism epidemic with her science-based approach to food and wellness.Dr. Lyons has her PhD in chemistry from Yale University and loves to translate cutting-edge research into actionable steps that parents can easily take to improve their child’s life.
Dr. Theresa Lyons Ph.D. is a staunch advocate sounding off about sleepless nights that exist for over 75 percent of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She’s part Ivy League scientist, medical strategist, trailblazer, and “Mama Bear”. And her little cub is proof positive that Autism, even the most severe cases, can leap from a state of fragmentation to emphatic and empirical healing.With 18 years of concentrated study in chemistry, deep collaborations with pharma KOLs, and a 7-year track record as mother to a child of Autistic needs, she is rethinking the impossible. As a matter of fact, she is thinking 30 light years ahead of highly coveted research – making the future of developmental health the present.Dr. Theresa Lyons, “The Autism Healing Expert”, teaches parents how to forget about autism and do the fun things that they dreamed about doing with their child before the diagnosis.Recognized as an autism and nutrition expert by Huffington Post and Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Lyons is the premiere voice of scientific reason in the world of autism. Her mission is to correct the widespread misinformation on autism, nutrition and therapies and seriously impact the autism epidemic with her science-based approach to food and wellness. Dr. Lyons has her PhD in chemistry from Yale University and loves to translate cutting-edge research into actionable steps that parents can easily take to improve their child’s life.