The Alpha Female Podcast
By Robyn Pineault
The Alpha Female PodcastMar 10, 2020
AF 205: Wealth Advisor and Podcast Host Colleen O'Connell-Campbell
Robyn talks to Colleen O'Connell-Campbell about financial wealth and how she helps guide her clients.
Colleen O'Connell-Campbell, lead of O'Connell-Campbell Wealth Management at RBC Dominion Securities, was born and raised in the Ottawa Valley. She is a married mother of two young adults. Caring deeply about her community, she is actively involved in local causes highlighted by her involvement in mental health advocacy and fundraising.
Colleen embarked on her professional journey while still in University working the weekend shift, as a teller, beginning in 1994. Shortly after earning her B.Com. (Honours) from Carleton University in 1996, Colleen shifted into personal banking and then to a Financial Planning role. Within the following year, she began establishing her own clientele as Wealth Advisor.
Colleen specializes in building and strategizing financial plans that optimize how entrepreneurs, self-made millionaires, & wealthy families spend save and share their wealth. She publishes a weekly blog, is the host of "I’m a Millionaire, So Now What?" and speaks regularly as an expert in areas relating to wealth management and entrepreneurship.
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AF 204: Kyleigh Marcotte Financial Solutions Advisor and Founder of Wealth Street Financial Solutions
Robyn talks to Kyleigh Marcotte about financial wealth and how she helps guide her clients.
Kyleigh Marcotte is a Financial Solutions Advisor with Wealth Street Financial Solutions. Kyleigh founded Wealth Street Financial Solutions because she believes that everyone should have a clear path to financial freedom regardless of their current financial or economic situation. After years working as Communications Advisor to senior management in the Public Service Kyleigh was introduced to the Financial Services Industry and intuitively knew this is how she could make a better impact. She began working for an established Wealth Management firm and a few years later launched Wealth Street Financial Solutions to begin her own journey making a difference in the lives of her clients.
Kyleigh helps hardworking individuals and families find clarity when it comes to their finances, improve relationships with money, identify financial goals and create a path to make their goals a reality. Sharing financial tips and tricks, helping clients understand the “why” behind the actions they’re taking to reach their goals, and ultimately achieving their version of financial freedom is Kyleigh’s focus. When she is not working Kyleigh loves connecting with women in business and leading the FemCity Ottawa-East networking group, spending time with family and friends, walking along a beach, or enjoying the fresh air and lake views at the cottage.
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AF 203: Quickie - Financial Wealth & Health
Listen to an episode quickie about our next topic series and some of the guests that I have lined up for our show.
AF 202: Human Design Guide & Leadership Coach Erin Claire Jones
Robyn talks to Erin Claire Jones about Human Design and how she uses it to guide leaders.
Erin Claire Jones uses Human Design to help thousands of individuals and companies step into their work and their lives as their truest selves and to their highest potential. Her work as a guide, coach, and speaker has attracted a growing community of over 120,000 people who turn to her teachings for practical tools, digestible tips, and deeper self-knowledge they can access to live with greater ease and authenticity every single day.
With work featured in Forbes, mindbodygreen, Well&Good, and Nylon; words shared on over 100 podcasts such as Almost30, That’s So Retrograde, Highest Self, and Chatty Broads; and conversations with crowds of hundreds around the world, Erin’s insights are highly sought-after because they make Human Design pragmatic, tangible, accessible — and immediately applicable to everyday life.
Human Design is a synthesis of ancient wisdom and modern science that sheds light on a person’s energetic makeup, as well as specific tools they can use to live at their happiest, healthiest, highest potential. It doesn’t change who they are; it teaches them who they are. It offers insight into what’s possible, and highlights the significance of understanding and living as the fullest expression of themselves.
By putting this tool to work in her own life, Erin is showing the world a new way of work, a new path toward success, and a new perspective on living as you truly are.
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AF 201: Human Design Coach Victoria Jane
Robyn talks to Victoria Jane about human design and how we can use it to go after our goals and take care of ourselves at the same time!
Victoria Jane is a human design coach whose mission is to guide growth-oriented humans to live with less hustle and more flow. After a decade in Silicon Valley achieving everything she thought she was supposed to, Victoria was earthquaked into the harsh reality: she was burnt out and in danger of doing irreparable damage to her health. As she searched for how to heal not just her body, but her spirit, she discovered her design. Today, she is passionate about sharing Human Design so you can confidently live your truth.
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AF 200: Human Design Mentor & Podcast Host of The Current, Nadia Last
Robyn talks to Nadia Last about Human Design as she walks her through her personal reading while also walking the listeners through all the aspects of Human Design and the different types.
Nadia Last is an intuitive guide, an illusion clearer, and an energetic match to set your soul aflame. Nada leads transformational work through 1:1 mentorship, group work, Human Design readings, and community healing events. She also hosts a podcast unpacking the changing energetic currents of our collective consciousness called, “The Current.”
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AF 199: Luscious Hustle, Transformational Business & Branding Coaches
Robyn talks to the Luscious Hustle Ladies - Laura & Betsy Milne about how they are using Human Design in their personal lives and in their business coaching.
Betsy Milne & Laura Milne are transformational business and branding coaches, podcast hosts, and creators behind the growing tribe and coaching brand, Luscious Hustle!
So you’re probably thinking they’re sisters, right?!
In fact, they're total strangers! ...who just happen to have the same last name. After connecting through an Instagram DM in 2016, Betsy and Laura became fast friends and business partners while living 3000 miles, in two different countries.
Betsy and Laura were brought together through a shared common purpose: To empower women with the energetic tools and strategy they need to turn a spark of an idea into a successful businesses and sought-after brands.
Born from the ashes of burnout, Luscious Hustle was created to redefine what it means to “hustle” as an online entrepreneur. In less than a year, they harnessed their passion to build a six-figure business that supported the lifestyle and time freedom they craved.
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AF 198: Quickie: Next Topic Series & Upcoming Guests - Human Design
Listen to an episode quickie about why I've chosen Human Design for our next topic series, the upcoming guests and a real quick life update.
AF 197: Intuitive Motherhood, Health Coach and Mom Angel Rockwell
Robyn talks to Angel Rockwell about her passion for helping mothers transition into motherhood.
Angel is an Intuitive Motherhood & Certified Health Coach. She helps new moms decrease stress and anxiety to navigate motherhood with confidence and ease without having to spend hours a day on self care. So many women struggle in the early stages of motherhood to balance the needs of their child, spouse, family, and friends. They feel overwhelmed, frustrated, isolated, exhausted, unsupported, and even guilty at the idea of taking time for themselves.
Angel believes there is unlimited power in the truth of who you are. Angel guides you to that truth so that you can create the life you desire: grounded in your womanhood and fulfilled in motherhood.
Angel is a mother to a three-year-old daughter, an 11-year-old fur baby, and one baby angel who never set foot earth-side. She lives in Kelowna, BC with her husband.
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AF 196: Anti-Aging Disruptor & Working Mom Hanieh Sigari
Robyn talks to Hanieh Sigari about her experience as an entrepreneur, her passion about learning about the aging process and her journey as a mom so far.
Hanieh Sigari is an entrepreneur, biochemist, and anti-aging industry disruptor. Her Al-driven skincare start-up brand, Qyral, is the culmination of a lifelong mission to improve lives and increase longevity. No stranger to entrepreneurship, Hanieh has the experience of driving 600% YoY growth with her healthcare startup and taking an e-commerce startup from zero to over $20M in revenue over five years. Combining her business acumen, bioscience knowledge, and passion for empowerment, Qyral delivers far more than skincare. In addition to individualized, science-based products, the brand offers an opportunity for entrepreneurship. Following in the footsteps of her mother, whose efforts lifted hundreds of wartime widows out of poverty, Hanieh sees Qyral as a pathway for women to change their skin, their incomes, and their lives for the better.
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AF 195: Entrepreneur, International Speaker, Artist and Mom of 2 Kristina Mand-Lakhiani
Robyn talks to Kristina Mand-Lakhiani about her experience as an entrepreneur, international speaker, and artist.
She started her career in a government office in her native Estonia and, by her mid-20s, achieved a level of success mostly known to male politicians at the end of their careers. It was shortly after that Kristina and her husband Vishen founded Mindvalley. From a small meditation business operating out of the couple’s apartment in New York, the company quickly grew into a global educational organization offering top training for peak human performance to hundreds of thousands of students all around the world.
Kristina believes life is too important to be taken seriously and makes sure to bring fun into every one of her roles: as a teacher, mother, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and world traveler. Kristina helps her students to virtually hack happiness by taking them through her unique framework.
Kristina advocates that everyone is 100% responsible for their happiness and is entirely in charge of their own life. Whether it’s singing her two children to sleep, playing the harp, going on a solo trip to the Amazon Jungle to recharge, or joining groups of entrepreneurs, such as Maverick1000 on Richard Branson’s Necker Island, Kristina is set on taking in every moment and invites us to do the same. Her honesty and authenticity are breathtaking in a genuinely educational conversation on dealing with emotions and searching for the true meaning of happiness.
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AF 194: Professional Performer, Dancer, Fitness Instructor and Mom of Almost 2 Rachelle Ganesh Bain
Robyn talks to Rachelle Ganesh Bain about her experience as a performer, dancer, fitness instructor and mom!
Rachelle has always been passionate about movement. Movement and teaching people to love how they move became a focus for her as she eventually became a professional performer, dance, and fitness instructor.
In recent years, while pregnant with her first child, Rachelle became certified as a pre/postnatal fitness specialist and is now passionate about working with women as they transition into motherhood. Rachelle is currently the Head Trainer of Soul Fuel Fitness in Toronto, where she instructs a variety of classes and clients and also develops programming and workshops for children, teens and Pre/Postnatal clientele. Along with auditioning and volunteering as a fitness coach for MoveCamp, she is now pregnant with her second child who is due to arrive earth side in September.
Rachelle believes in helping and encouraging others to reach their full potential in all aspects of their lives. With this in mind, she promotes freedom of movement and expression as well as active and healthy living for all.
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AF 193: Outdoor, Travel, Adventure Writer and Mom of 2 Meghan Ward
Robyn talks to Meghan Ward about her experience as a working mom/entrepreneur transitioning to a mom, a mom of 2 and now a working mom.
Meghan J. Ward is an outdoor, travel, and adventure writer based in Banff, Canada, and a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. Meghan has written several books, as well as produced content for films, anthologies, blogs, and some of North America’s top outdoor, fitness and adventure publications. She has a forthcoming travel memoir (Fall 2022), to be published by Rocky Mountain Books. Meghan is also wife and partner in business and creativity with Paul Zizka, a mountain landscape, and adventure photographer. They love to explore the wild and the world together and take their two young daughters along for the ride.
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AF 192: Working Woman to Mom to Working Mom - Always An Alpha Female
In this episode, I share what's been going on since my last solo episode including returning to work full-time.
I also share what to expect for the next topic series around working women turned mom turned working mom.
AF 191: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advocate Sharita Day
Robyn talks to Sharita Day about leaving the corporate workplace to become a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion advocate.
Sharita Daya is a purpose-driven Innovator and a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion advocate, Coach, and Advisor. She is passionate about leveraging the power of technology to drive social change and to create an equitable and inclusive society for everyone. Sharita also frequently speaks, writes, and mentors on the subject of DEI and advocates for social change. In 2020, Sharita left the corporate workplace and followed her calling to invest her time intentionally to focus on social change advocacy, which she believes allows her to operate at the intersection of her purpose and her impact. Sharita is committed to actively pursuing work that is close to her heart and her purpose, which is to build an inclusive and equitable world for everyone.
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AF 190: Build Without Burnout Entrepreneur Mallory Rowan
Robyn talks to Mallory Rowan about working while in school, launching a six-figure business and hitting burnout and then what she does now to take care of herself as an online entrepreneur.
When Mallory Rowan was 22, she built a global, multi-six-figure e-commerce business on a student budget. They were scaling incredible fast but then it happened: she burned out. She started losing her hair, getting unexplainable rashes all over her, and she didn't even notice she had pneumonia until a doctor heard her trying to catch a breath.
Now she helps entrepreneurs build without burnout: more specifically, she helps them skip the burnout entirely, work less but actually start earning more, and do it on their OWN terms.
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AF 189: Chaos to Calm Entrepreneur Karen Yaworsky
Robyn talks to Karen Yaworsky about leaving the corporate fitness world to become an entrepreneur and how she came to launch The Chaos to Calm Method.
Karen has been in the Health and Fitness industry for over 22 years. She is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Culinary Nutrition Expert, Personal Trainer, Yoga Instructor, Fascial Stretch Therapist, and Thai Massage practitioner. She is the owner of Yaworsky Wellness and the founder of The Chaos to Calm Method. She has dedicated her life to helping busy and bloated women improve their broken digestion by embracing a healing, whole foods lifestyle without the overwhelm so they can lose weight with ease.
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AF 188: Eating Psychology and Tanning Entrepreneur Nadine Dumas
Robyn talks to Nadine Dumas about leaving the corporate world of accounting to become an entrepreneur.
Eating Psychology Practitioner, Mind-Body Nutrition Coach, mother, a former accountant turned entrepreneur, 11x international cover model, and a leading businesswoman and influencer in the worldwide fitness market. I have spent the last decade helping women lose weight and gain their power back. Women that have lost themselves over the years have 'failed' time and time again with their diets, struggle with burnout and fatigue, and are caught in the endless cycle of compulsive eating and food addiction.
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AF 187: Life Update & Next Topic Series
In this episode, I share what's been going on since the start of 2021 and our move back across the country home to Ottawa, Ontario.
I also share what to expect for the next topic series around corporate women turned entrepreneurs (online entrepreneurs).
AF 186: Birth Story Medicine with Julia Nichol
In this episode, Julia Nichol from Intuition Parenting Support Services takes me through a Birth Story Medicine or Listening Session. We then chat about what Birth Story Medicine is and how it can impact a mother's healing from birth trauma.
Julia Nichol is the founder and owner of Intuition Parenting Support Services. She supports families in so many ways: as a Gentle Sleep Consultant, a Birth, Postpartum & Sibling Doula, a Birth Story Listener, and a Reiki Practitioner. Can you envision life with some or all these offerings? Julia daydreams of a norm where new families are not only celebrated with gifts, but also with much-needed services that nurture the body, mind, and soul.
Julia lives in Russell, Ontario with her husband and two children aged 4 and 7 who are her constant inspiration for her work. She loves to be outdoors as much as she can, forest bathe, dive into a book, and get creative cooking up delicious and nourishing meals.
Julia supports families in Ottawa and surrounding areas as well as virtually.
AF 185: Twin Pregnancy Experience
In this episode, I share details about my twin pregnancy, symptoms I experienced in each trimester, and what I did to support my health.
AF 184: PCOS Warrior and Naturopath Dr. Samina Mitha
Dr. Samina Mitha is a licensed and registered Naturopathic Doctor. She is passionate about helping patients find true clarity and confidence in their health using evidence-based natural therapies. Dr. Samina strives to provide empowerment, support, and education to patients with hormone health concerns in a compassionate environment.
Dr. Samina focuses her practice on Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Fertility and Thyroid health and has completed extensive clinical and education training in Reproductive Health and Fertility.
Her clinical experience includes working within a fertility clinic alongside the reproductive endocrinologists and nurses to support and treat many fertility patients/couples with PCOS, endometriosis, unexplained infertility, thyroid conditions, and IVF and IUI processes.
Having been diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Samina has a personal connection with women who experience hormonal imbalances. Her drive and passion to become a Naturopathic Doctor stemmed from wanting to support women with reproductive concerns.
AF 183: Holistic Life Coach, Author and Fertility Warrior Podcast Host Robyn Birkin
For some people, having a baby is easy, but for others, like Robyn, it's a long and tough rollercoaster. Her journey starts off just like most of us. She thought having a baby would take no time at all. A year later, she found herself at the fertility clinic, and several ovulation inductions, IUI's, IVF cycles, OHSS, and a miscarriage later, finally conceived.
Now, she is passionate about helping you not only survive the process but thrive! Her superpower? Helping type A women find calm, confidence, and happiness in their TTC journey and feel like warriors. She is a little woo woo. A lot straight shooter and has never turned down a bowl of mashed potato and if you love Salt n Pepa, well… you’re soul sisters.
In The Fertility Warriors podcast, She interviews other fertility warriors and shares advice and tips on how to conceive, how to navigate the world of fertility treatments, and how to be your best and healthiest self. Robyn Birkin is the author of Screw Infertility, the core educator for The Fertility Warrior Intensive course - a 12-week program for women struggling to manage the stress of infertility. You can find her at robynbirkin.com and on Instagram at @robynbirkin.
AF 182: Our IUI Story and Fertility Resources
In this episode, I share details about our IUI procedure that led to the conception of twins. I share resources around working with a naturopath while working with a fertility clinic, the local Ottawa acupuncturist that I saw the month of the procedure, and how the day of the IUI went.
AF 181: Mom To Be & Fertility Nutritionist Emma George
Emma George is a Registered Nurse and Holistic Nutritionist, with a special interest in reproductive health and fertility. Emma is extremely passionate about helping others get to know their body better as a way of achieving their reproductive health goals. She loves educating and inspiring change through her Instagram account, online courses, and coaching programs. She feels especially passionate about helping clients regulate and understand their natural menstrual cycle and the power of preconception health for optimizing fertility and pregnancy outcomes. She loves to educate and bring awareness to the concepts of epigenetics and fetal programming when it comes to fertility, pregnancy, and early childhood development. She feels that we have the power to help shape the future generation by mindfully supporting the overall wellness and lifestyles of parents and their children, from well before birth and beyond.
AF 180: My Infertility to Fertility Journey
In this episode, I share what our infertility journey looked like for 2 years, testing, and what I did to be able to conceive twins in November of 2019. I share resources in terms of how to work with your family doctor, fertility clinic, naturopaths, and more.
AF 179: Fertility Naturopath & Mom of 2 Dr. Rachel Corradetti-Sargeant
Dr. Rachel Corradetti-Sargeant, ND was destined for a career in Naturopathic Medicine – she’s part total science nerd and part no-holds-barred health nut. During her undergraduate studies in Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario, she learned that conceiving would likely be a struggle. She worked with a naturopathic doctor to overcome these issues and it became clear to her that becoming a naturopathic doctor was her destiny.
She studied at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon, and the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Ontario. She is licensed through the College of Naturopaths of Ontario and is a professional member of the Canadian and Ontario Associations of Naturopathic Doctors, as well as the Endocrinology Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She is also licensed to prescribe a small schedule of pharmaceuticals granted to naturopathic doctors and intravenous infusion therapy.
With a special interest in fertility, she is passionate about empowering her patients to make healthy changes that help them conceive and maintain pregnancies.
When Dr. Corradetti-Sargeant is not seeing patients, she’s running triathlons, contributing to magazine articles (look for her in Clean Eating and Elle magazines), or making a giant mess in the kitchen whipping up the latest healthy desserts! She lives in Stoney Creek, Ontario with her husband and 2 children - both conceived with the assistance of preconception healthcare.
AF 178: The Alpha Female Podcast Is Back!
In this episode, I share what I've been up to for the past year since putting the podcast on hold at the end of 2019.
I also share what to expect in terms of the upcoming series on the show.
AF 177: International Wellness Expert & Enlightened Academy Founder Adri Kyser
Adri Kyser is an international wellness expert who has spent the past 15 years helping highly-driven women stop feeling stressed and overwhelmed and start living a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life. Using her Enlightened Alchemy method, she has helped thousands of women worldwide achieve everything from reduced pain and stress to increased confidence and productivity. Rather than drawing from only one modality, her extensive list of certifications (including mindfulness, yoga, and Ayurveda) allow her to create a customized wellness experience for clients. As a brand ambassador, she has worked with Athleta and Larabar. When she’s not busy hosting retreats around the globe in exotic locations like Bali, Greece, and Peru, she’s being featured on iHeart Radio, Amazon Prime’s “The Focus”, and Authority Magazine. She’s the co-author of the forthcoming book “Overcoming Adversity in Entrepreneurship” due out at the end of 2019.
AF 176: Pranashanti Owner & Kundalini Yoga Teacher Devinder Kaur
Devinder Kaur is the owner & director of PranaShanti Yoga Centre in Ottawa, Ontario. Attend a Kundalini class with Devinder, and you’ll experience why students have studied and practiced with her for well over 15 years. Her strong interpersonal approach to teaching helps people reach their individual goals and empower themselves through yoga. While talented and practiced, Devinder is also a 500 Hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher in the Hatha and Kundalini Yoga traditions. She is a Hatha Yoga Teacher Trainer and is a KRI Kundalini Yoga Lead Trainer. With over 25 years of experience as a self-employed business owner and business / IT consultant, she is a much-requested presenter on television programs, at local and national Yoga and Women’s conferences, and travels extensively as a guest trainer for Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training programs.
Her studio in Ottawa – Pranashanti and her personal website
AF 175: Theme Weaver – The Other Eight Limbed Path of Yoga
In this episode, I talk about the other eight limbs of yoga and more specifically utilizing Themes in yoga classes.
If you’re a student, hopefully, this will enhance your practice and if you’re a new yoga teacher I highly recommend picking up the book Theme Weaver to enhance your teaching skills.
AF 174: Ziva Meditation Founder & Author Emily Fletcher
Emily Fletcher is the founder of Ziva Meditation and the leading expert in meditation for extraordinary performance. Her book, Stress Less, Accomplish More, debuted at #7 out of all books on Amazon.
The New York Times, Good Morning America, The Today Show, Vogue, and ABC News have all featured Emily’s work. She’s been named one of the top 100 women in wellness to watch, has taught more than 20,000 students around the world and has spoken on meditation for performance at Apple, Google, Harvard Business School, and Barclays Bank. Ziva graduates include Oscar, Grammy, Tony & Emmy award winners, NBA players, Navy SEALs, Fortune 500 CEOs, and busy parents.
The Ziva Technique is a powerful trifecta of mindfulness, meditation and manifesting designed to unlock your full potential. Its benefits include decreased stress, deeper sleep, improved immune function, and extraordinary performance.
AF 173: Limb 1 & 2 of Yoga – The Niyamas & Yamas
In this episode, I talk about the eight limbs of yoga and more specifically Niyamas and Yamas. While reading the Inner Tradition of Yoga for my Yoga Teacher Training I was introduced to these concepts and then we would discuss them further in our training. I thought I’d share them on the podcast for those that haven’t heard about them yet. Enjoy!
AF 172: Yoga Adventure Retreats Founder, In-Alignment Yoga Teacher Trainer, and Yoga Teacher Aleysha Derksen
Aleysha Derksen is a hands-on yoga teacher who loves to lead a strong and intentional flow. She is a full-time teacher, with firm roots in the Ottawa yoga community and a connection to her students. Aleysha’s classes are fun, dynamic and progressive, weaving the physical practice with spiritual teachings and inspiration centered around a focus or theme. Aleysha loves to teach inversion workshops, host international retreats and connect with the global community of yogis. She is the co-founder of Yoga Adventure Retreats and the In Alignment School of Yoga which hosts a yearly 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program in beautiful Bali!
You can find her over at aleyshaderksen.com and learn about the 200-hour In Alignment Yoga Teacher Training.
AF 171: The Autoimmune Thriving Program
In this episode, I talk about my brand new Autoimmune Thriving Program. It’s open for enrolment and the cart closes August 21st!
If you are newly diagnosed with an autoimmune disease I’d love for you to see if it’s a fit for you.
If you don’t have an autoimmune disease but know someone who does would you forward this episode to them to have a listen?
AF 169: Autoimmune Thriving Program – Meditation Teacher – Alex Ure
Alex Ure is a yoga and meditation teacher in Ottawa, Canada. With over 500 hours of training, she is passionate about teaching in ways that bridge gaps between ancient wisdom and modern-day. In 2018, she completed her 200-hour meditation teacher training in Sedona at Mclean Meditation Institute. She focuses on teaching meditation tools that can be used in your everyday life.
AF 168: Autoimmune Thriving Program – Chiropractor – Dr. Joe Vomvas
Dr. Joe Vomvas is a Chiropractor, Acupuncture provider and Strength and Conditioning specialist located in Toronto, Ontario. Dr. Vomvas also has pursued Continuing Education opportunities in Active Release Techniques, Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinical Acupuncture, a Certified Functional Capacity Evaluator through Metriks Education and he is also a Certified Kinesio Tape Provider. A lifetime athlete and strength trainer, Dr. Vomvas is also Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
You can find him over at modushealthandperformance.com.
AF 167: Autoimmune Thriving Program – Naturopathic Doctor – Dr. Rachel Corradetti
Meet Dr. Rachel, she’s a board-certified Naturopath. She was my Naturopath after my MS diagnosis and has been instrumental in my healing journey.
She studied at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon and the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Ontario. She is licensed through the College of Naturopaths of Ontario, and am a professional member of the Canadian and Ontario Associations of Naturopathic Doctors, as well as the Endocrinology Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
You can find her at rachelcorradetti.com.
AF 166: Autoimmune Thriving Program – Registered Holistic Nutritionist – Chantale Michaud
Chantale Michaud is the Registered Holistic Nutritionist behind Eat Heal Love. She was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2001 and has been health-conscious and relapse-free since 2007!
On her website, she writes “These days, I don’t feel as though I’m simply living with the illness — I’m thriving.”
Her goal is to help others achieve optimal wellness and give guidance to those who are passionate about discovering their own path to vibrant health! You can find her at eatheallove.com.
AF 165: Lifestyle Design Coach & Business Mentor Taylor Lou
Taylor Lou is a lifestyle design coach and business mentor who specializes in helping multi-passionate millennial women connect deeply to self, curate a dreamy life, and sustainably launch their brand and biz online. She has been an entrepreneur for six years and is certified in Life and Success Coaching, Image Consulting, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and Clinical Hypnotherapy.
AF 164: Former Miss Singapore and Founder of Soul Rich Woman Genecia Alluora
Genecia Alluora is former Miss Singapore and Southeast Asia Woman of Excellence in 2010.
She is the Founder of Soul Rich Woman, the #1 female entrepreneur network in Southeast Asia that connects more than 12,000 women across
the region, with presence in 7 countries including Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Indonesia.
Prior to this, she was an owner of a cafe retail chain with a presence in 3 countries and successfully exited to a public listed company.
Profiled in CNBC and China Daily, Genecia is also an expert public speaker and has spoken in recent major events, including the RISE
Conference in Hong Kong, Success Conference and Expo Asia 2018 in Hanoi, and National Achievers’ Congress in Manila.
Website, Links, Soul Rich Woman Asia Instagram, Genecia’s Instagram, Facebook
AF 163: StongHER Founder and Confidence Crown Podcast Host Lisa Hyde
Lisa Hyde epitomizes today’s woman. She is the author of BE StrongHER, a guide to building confidence, an entrepreneur, beauty, health & wellness expert, retail trend spotter, sought-after public speaker, and advisor to the next generation of entrepreneurs with The Confidence Crown podcast. Lisa offers hard-won wisdom gleaned from working as a Talent Agent and Manager for 12 years, as well as more than seven years’ experience as an Independent Consultant with North America’s #1 skincare brand: Rodan + Fields.
Website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, The Confidence Crown Podcast, BE #StrongHER Book
AF 162: Masculine & Feminine Energy Habits
In this episode, I talk about habits that support Masculine and/or Feminine Energy. I share an update about what I’m up to building out the Autoimmune Thriving business and then the 2019 Summer Bucket List.
AF 161: Soul Igniter and Feminine Flow Teacher Maddy Moon
Maddy Moon is a walking permission slip, soul igniter and devoted teacher. Her mission is to see into the truth of those who are a full-body yes to releasing societal expectations, feel all the feels, soften into their being and acknowledge their deepest truth. Little excites her as much as helping “take charge” women with a black-and-white mentality (who of course are always on the go) learn how to soften into their Feminine Flow.
Using a powerhouse of tools to teach the art of acceptance, Maddy will expose you to your Divine Feminine and Masculine, your light and dark sides, and your own unique pathway to inner healing.
No one way of living, thinking and feeling is off limits, and Maddy’s desire is to help you to feel this truth to the core through transformational experiences such as spiritual healing, business coaching, dream building, relationship creating, toxic thought detoxing and human design learnings.
Her work and story have been featured in hundreds of podcasts as well as various publications such as The Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, Thought Catalog, Nylon Magazine, The Daily Mail, Vice, Greatist, Men’s Health, PEOPLE and ABC News Nightline.
Through her weekly podcast Mind Body Musings, online platform MaddyMoon.com and ongoing retreats, thousands have come to self-reclamation and personal freedom. Are you next?
AF 160: Leadership & Business Coach and Sexy Soulful Success Podcast Host Emily Cassel
Emily Cassel is a Leadership & Business Coach for ambitious women entrepreneurs across the globe, and the host of the podcast, Sexy Soulful Success.
While earning her BA in Psychology + Marketing from an all-women’s college, Chatham University [Pittsburgh, PA, USA], she found an endless passion for women’s changing roles in leadership, the field of Positive Psychology, & a natural aptitude for all things business and entrepreneurship.
Emily’s work has been featured in The Huffington Post, Best Kept Self, Skirt Magazine, The Atlantic, & other notable digital and print publications.
Through her signature coaching programs, The Soulful Leadership Mastermind, and beautiful retreats around the world, Emily helps women leaders and entrepreneurs shift out of hustle mode and into a state of freedom, flow, and fulfillment so that they can launch, scale, and grow soul-aligned businesses that make exceptional impact and income.
Emily has created a revolutionary approach to success for women of today that honors our innate feminine essence, blending the best of both modern findings and ancient wisdom to avoid burn-out, stress, + stuck-ness.
Emily believes that every woman has the opportunity to embody our unique missions and to live + lead beautiful lives that change the world, starting with our own.
Learn more & receive her free Soulful Success Bundle to start working smarter and shifting from hustle to flow at www.emilycassel.com/bundle.
AF 159: Wounded and Divine Masculine / Feminine Energy with Luscious Hustle Co-Founder, Business / Branding Coach and Podcast Host Betsy Milne
Betsy Milne is a transformational business and branding coach, speaker and podcast host, on a mission to empower women with the tools and motivation they need to turn a spark of an idea into full-fledged businesses and sought after brands.
After silently suffering for years with serious health problems, burnout and major stress from her corporate career, Betsy embarked on a healing journey to reconnect with her Divine self. In early 2018 co-founded Luscious Hustle, a coaching practice, and podcast, dedicated to redefining what it means to “hustle” as an online entrepreneur. With a focus on blending spiritual practices and savvy business strategies, Betsy now helps women heal their feminine energy so they can build 6-figure businesses with ease and in alignment with what their heart truly desires.
AF 158: WildHER Founder and Women’s Empowerment Leader Katie Wilken
Katie Wilken is someone who is deeply passionate about the empowerment of Women. Through her brand WildHER she aims to teach, share, move & hold space for Women to discover that they each have what it takes within themselves to create their best lives using the power of Women’s Circles as the main vehicle for our Liberation.
You can find her on stages sharing her own journey, teaching Kundalini Yoga, Facilitating WildHer Movement Classes, Holding Red Tent circles &
frolicking in the forest with her 3 boys & husband.
WildHER Collective Circle Facebook Group
AF 157: Masculine & Feminine Energy
In this episode, I talk about everything from what is Masculine & Feminine Energy to Yin & Yang, Shiva & Shaki and Sun & Moon Energy. Have a listen as this is the first episode in the next series of topics all around Masculine & Feminine Energy.
AF 156: Elemental Alchemy Founder, Ayurveda Practitioner, Holistic Health Educator, and Tea Maker, Sachi Doctor
Sachi Doctor is the founder of Elemental Alchemy, offering personalized wellness services and handmade self-care products to support those navigating their way towards sustainable health. She is an Ayurvedic practitioner, holistic health educator and tea maker from a lineage of Indian healers and doctors and has been imbued in both Eastern tradition and Western medicine since childhood. Marrying the wisdom of these two worlds, Sachi blends Ayurvedic principles and yogic philosophy with physiology and functional nutrition to help individuals better understand their mind-body composition, empowering them with the information and tools necessary to reclaim agency for their health and live life on their own terms.
AF 155: Dosha Qualities, Attributes & Simple Food Choice Switches
What I cover:Ayurveda Qualities Ayurveda Attributes Simple Food Switches
AF 154: Ceremony Wellness Podcast Host and Autoimmune Warrior Kelli Tennant
Kelli Tennant is the host of Ceremony Wellness Podcast + creator of The Journey Within healing series. As an autoimmune warrior herself, Kelli helps women heal their physical and emotional pain through Functional Medicine, Ayurveda, and spiritual development. She has authentic conversations with the leading voices in wellness, alternative medicine, and spiritual growth to give women the tools to heal and create the life they’ve been longing for. Kelli’s natural ability to hold space and guide women to become their best selves has changed thousands of lives across the country.
AF 153: Ayurvedic Principles, Morning Routines & Consultation Experience
Here's what I cover:Ayurvedic Principles Difference between Ojas & Ama 4 Morning Routines My Experience Doing A Consultation with Colette Kent
AF 152: Ayurveda Basics with Colette Kent
Colette, a native of Ireland, immigrated to the US in her early 20’s where she worked in corporate America for over a decade. Wanting to hop off the corporate hamster wheel, she pursued her passion for health and fitness.
In 2014, Colette took some time out to cleanse and reset her body. She underwent a 21 day Ayurvedic cleanse program in Bali and this is what changed her life personally and professionally. After the cleanse, she stayed in Bali, working with the Ayurvedic Doctor for a year.
Colette also completed her studies to become an Ayurveda Wellness Counselor and began her online business, Elements Healing and Wellbeing and her podcast Elements of Ayurveda. Elements Healing & Wellbeing takes a natural, holistic approach to healing, incorporating the body, mind and soul. Using the ancient teachings of Ayurveda (the Wisdom of Life) to connect people to their 'true nature' (unique mind/body type), to Mother Nature and to each other.
AF 151: We’re Back!
Wanna hear what I’ve been up to for the past 3 months since the last episode? Don’t worry I also give you a recap of where the podcast is going in Season 4!
AF 150: What I Learned In Year 3
It’s that time of the year…
When I recap the last year in a solo episode and chat what lessons I’ve learned from the guest’s I’ve interviewed in 2018. What my favourite conversations were, which ones surprised me, which ones were ho hum for me and why I’m taking a podcast sabbatical.
AF 149: THINX and TUSHY Founder, Social Entrepreneur and Alpha Female Disruptor Miki Agrawal
Miki Agrawal is a successful social entrepreneur and accomplished disrupter who uses innovative products to break taboos. She co-founded and led THINX, a high-tech, period-proof underwear brand now valued at over $150 million. She most recently founded TUSHY, a company revolutionizing the American bathroom and making bidets mainstream in the US. Miki is also founder of the gluten-free pizza chain WILD and the author of “Do Cool Sh*t” and “Disrupt-Her.” She was recently named Fast Company’s Most Creative People of 2018 and Most Impressive Women Entrepreneurs by Inc. Magazine. She is a graduate of Cornell University and proud mama of Hiro Happy.
AF 148: Cryptocurrency Simplified Co-Founder and Alpha Female International Speaker Erica Stanford
Erica Stanford is co-founder of Cryptocurrency Simplified, a learning resource that aims to make cryptocurrency, blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and their many use cases easily understandable to both individuals and businesses. She is a regular international speaker and commentator on cryptocurrency, blockchain, and other emerging technologies and their potential to challenge traditional beliefs, systems and markets.
After completing her Master’s degree in Economics and Politics at the University of Edinburgh, Erica did some volunteering internationally and worked in sales and marketing strategy for 8 years. On learning about the potential of blockchain technology and digital currency, she spent 18 months studying cryptocurrencies, blockchain and decentralisation and achieved a 150x return on her initial investment at the peak of the market.
She is currently working on a number of blockchain projects and events, including an educational course on cryptocurrencies and blockchain, a networking event for industry leaders – the Crypto Curry Club, and two charity projects.
AF 147: OB/GYN, MindSHIFT Medicine Creator and Alpha Female Dr. Heather Bartos
Our mindset is a key component to our overall health. With this belief in mind, Dr. Heather Bartos practices what she calls MindSHIFT Medicine, the integration of one’s mental, physical, and emotional health to care for the whole person. It’s a practice that she uses to treat patients, but it’s also a practice she lives by.
Heather Bartos, M.D. is a leading voice in the field of women’s health and wellness, combining care for the mind, body, emotions, and spirit to help women live healthier, more fulfilling lives. Fascinated by how what we think about affects how we feel, Dr. Bartos teaches women—and women’s families—how to thrive, no matter what stage of life they’re in.
A board-certified OB/GYN, Dr. Bartos graduated from the University of Texas at Houston Medical School and completed her residency at Baylor College of Medicine, also in Houston. She served as an assistant clinical professor of OB/GYN at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS) for several years and was a physician in the US Navy for eight years. She is currently chief of obstetrics & gynecology at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Denton, Texas.
AF 146: Confidence & Empowerment Coach, Creator of Powerhouse Method and Alpha Female Rebelpreneur Bridgit Norris
Bridgit is a Confidence & Empowerment Coach. I am the creator of the Powerhouse Method, a Rebel-preneur & Fiercely Unapologetic. She helps women end the mind drama, unleash clarity and confidence so they can take bold action in their life and business to finally create the impact and income they desire.
She’s a Pisces and a lover of the sea. She believes that health/fitness is a key component to longevity – She doesn’t miss her gym time! She has 2 golden retrievers and would have a herd if she could. She is super down to earth but an ALPHA when she needs to be. She’s a rebel and always paves her own way. She has an addiction to Caramel Macchiato’s and her Sunday morning Target run is her private time. She LOVES college football and she’s pretty sure she swears too much. Her mission is to help women and girls learn to own their confidence, find their self-worth and to empower them to change the world!
AF 145: Mom, Business Executive and Alpha Female Best Selling Author Kelly Resendez
Kelly Resendez is a mom, business executive, best selling author and influencer. She loves helping others with strategies to overcome self-sabotage and find more joy. Author of the new and already popular book Big Voices, is also founder of the movement the book is named for, Big Voices a women- empowered network.
Kelly is passionate about helping people increase joy, reduce suffering, and learn to think differently. Her own journey has helped her create the strategies and tools that she shares throughout her books.
Currently Kelly is the Executive Vice President of Paramount Partners Group, which is a division of Loan Pal. She uses the same concepts of mindfulness, self-discovery, and goal setting to help those in the mortgage and real estate industries create a successful business.
AF 144: Fitness Instructor and Alpha Female Coach Rachel Fackoury
Rachel Fackoury is a vibrant and energetic trainer, whose vision is to lead women on a path of self-discovery through fitness. Her passion for personal fitness, health and wellness is rooted in a love of field hockey, which ultimately led her to pursue an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology.
In the past five years, Rachel has pursued her passions by teaching group fitness classes, and serving as a personal fitness instructor in local communities throughout Toronto and Kitchener-Waterloo.
From a young age, Rachel was involved in a variety of sports. Dance, gymnastics, cross country and track, soccer, volleyball and field hockey – you name it, she played it. When it came time to select a field of study, kinesiology was an obvious choice. Originally having her sights set on becoming a dentist, fitness instructing and personal training began only as a summer job.
As Rachel developed and grew her own fitness classes, she quickly realized that she not only saw remarkable improvements in people’s physical strength, but their mental health and well-being too! Having a career that allowed her to be involved in igniting positive change in another person’s life is something she never knew could have existed. From then on, Rachel has been devoted to helping people lead their best lives and become their best self.
AF 143: Ayurveda Wellness Counselor and Alpha Female Founder of Elements Healing and Wellbeing Colette Kent
Colette, a native of Ireland, immigrated to the US in her early 20’s where she
worked in corporate America for over a decade. Wanting to hop off the corporate hamster wheel, she pursued her passion for health and fitness and began a full-time career in this field.
In 2008 she moved to Nice, France and opened a fitness and yoga studio. She was also an avid competitor, taking part in many sporting events, however, even with all her ‘healthy’ efforts, her health was not in a good place. In 2014, Colette took some time out to cleanse and reset her body. She underwent a 21 day Ayurvedic cleanse program in Bali and this is what changed her life personally and professionally.
After the cleanse, she stayed in Bali, working with the Ayurvedic Doctor for a year. Colette also completed her studies to become an Ayurveda Wellness Counselor and began her online business, Elements Healing and Wellbeing and her podcast Elements of Ayurveda. Elements Healing & Wellbeing takes a natural, holistic approach to healing, incorporating the body, mind, and soul. Using the ancient teachings of Ayurveda (the Wisdom of Life) to connect people to their ‘true nature’ (unique mind/body type), to Mother Nature and to each other. “I believe that life is a journey of self-realization and this journey begins with a self-study and understanding our own ‘true nature’ or unique mind/body type. We can then understand how to keep our body and mind in balance by eating the correct foods for our constitution and having some simple daily habits and living the right lifestyle for our ‘true nature’. When we are in balance, we are more
conscious and able to access our intuition to lead us on our Soul’s journey. The key to optimal health and contentment are in our own hands”
AF 142: Accomplished Business Executive, Author and Alpha Female Slayer of Imposter Syndrome Michelle Gomez
A self-proclaimed reformed Corporate Burnout, Michelle Gomez managed to find a slower pace of career that allowed her time and space to address the Impostor Syndrome in her own life. Michelle then turned her attention to helping other high achievers recognize and overcome their own Imposter Syndrome struggles, writing a book about her own journey, Own Your Brilliance.
An accomplished business executive with nearly 2 decades worth of experience in the male-dominated transportation and logistics industry, Michelle is also a strong advocate for women in the workforce; mentoring dozens of women to personal and professional success.
AF 141: Business Strategist, Holistic Health Coach and Co-Founder of the Luscious Hustle Podcast Betsy Milne
Betsy Milne is a Business Strategist, Holistic Health Coach and co-creator of the Luscious Hustle Podcast & Luscious Hustle Academy. After years of never-ending migraines and watching her health and personal life deteriorate while living a “successful” career, Betsy knew something profound had to change. So she embraced a new journey; one that allowed her to reclaim her health and achieve personal, versus corporate, success.
She is now on a mission to empower women with the tools & motivation they need to propel their side hustle from a spark of an idea to a full-fledged lucrative business. Blending spiritual practices with savvy business strategies, she helps entrepreneurs scale and grow their businesses with ease.
Website, Personal Instagram and Luscious Hustle Podcast Instagram
AF 140: Accountant, 40 Under 40 Winner and Alpha Female Supermom Annik Blanchard
Chartered Professional Accountant by day, Super Mom by night, and Alpha Female year-round. For more than 17 years, Annik Blanchard has proudly served not-for-profit organizations, municipalities and private owner-managed businesses to keep their accounting in order, and in 2017, she was admitted to the partnership at BDO Canada LLP. Due to her passion of accounting and auditing, she currently volunteers as an Audit Committee member for the Ottawa Carleton District School Board, as a member of the Audit and Finance Committee for the Girl Guides of Canada and with CPA Canada’s Financial Literacy program. To top it off, she was recognized as one of the 2018 Forty Under 40 recipients organized by the Ottawa Business Journal and Ottawa Chamber of Commerce.
When the clock strikes 5, she returns home to her husband and tackles her duties as supermom to three kids (aged 12, 11 and 8) and a furry mom to 3 dogs. When not working or volunteering, Annik likes to spend time with her family, read (which she recently started doing again), work out, play board games, listen to podcasts (The Alpha Female Podcast is one of them!) and go camping.
The fine balance between all her hobbies and responsibilities means she emphasizes self-care to ensure sanity is maintained. Motivating the family to eat well and working out together is one of her key pillars of self-care.
AF 139: The Skinny Confidential Creator, Brand Builders and Alpha Female Influencer Lauryn Evarts Bosstick
Lauryn Evarts is an influencer & the creative director behind The Skinny Confidential. It represents the movers, the shakers, and the ones who without a doubt want to be the best damn version of themselves. The Skinny Confidential has been featured in SHAPE, Women’s Health Magazine, The Huffington Post, SELF Magazine, & Who What Wear. Since the launch of the brand, it’s evolved into a book, fitness & nutrition eBook, podcast, YouTube channel, & App. She lives in California with her husband, Michael & their two chihuahuas, Pixy and T. Boone Pickens.
AF 138: Nutritionist, Wellness Entrepreneur and Alpha Female Icaria Founder Nadya Pecherskaya
Nadya Pecherskaya is a nutritionist and a passionate wellness entrepreneur. Years of overworking and burning out, she realized that diet and exercise alone weren’t enough to reduce her stress levels. In search of better work/life balance, she discovered CBD oil which had a profound effect on her life. Since then Nadya made it her mission to share the health benefits of this compound by starting a CBD oil company Icaria which makes oil for busy female professionals.
AF 137: Naturopath, Epigenetics Doctor and Alpha Female Essential Oil Educator Dr. Laura Hughes
Laura is a Naturopathic Doctor with a PhD in Epigenetics and more than a dozen publications in international peer reviewed journals. A few years ago, she heard the call of ‘doctor heal thyself’ and radically changed her mindset, body & life. She now acts as a bridge between Spirit and Science, helping people reconnect to themselves, the power of their own body, and our planet earth. She believes in fierce feminine leadership, community over competition and guides her tribe as a Gold Leader with doTERRA Essential Oils. website: www.drlaurahughes.com IG: @drlaurahughes FB: @drlaurahughes 4) fav quote: Your life shows up for you when you show up for your life. definition of happiness: Happiness is waking up in the morning, with total freedom to be yourself and an excitement to create. It’s the ability to see the lesson and opportunity in every circumstance.
AF 136: Holistic Health, Life & Biz Coach, Essential Oil Educator and Alpha Female Mama Natalie Dick
Natalie Dick is a Holistic Health, Life, and Biz Coach, Leadership Mentor + Educator with doTERRA Essential Oils, Mama, Yoga Teacher, and Personal Trainer. She has helped thousands of women regain their personal power & purpose through natural holistic living. From natural fertility, digestive issues, to hormonal imbalances. She guides those to bring their body, mind, and spirit back into its natural state of balance and alignment with life.
AF 135: Author, Love/Life Coach and Alpha Female Transformation Retreat Hostess Emily Pereira
Emily Pereira had a life that looked really good… on paper (this was before Instagram was a thing!) Continually ranked #1 at a top Fortune 100 company, living on the beach with her Myspace founder boyfriend, with a closet full of designer clothes she wore to endless parties events and vacations, she admits it still sounds good. But caught in an endless cycle of never enough, she was anything but genuinely happy. Just when she thought she’d be getting the ring, she found out her man was cheating on her and her whole life crumbled before her. Down to 93 pounds, needing pills to sleep and on the cliff’s edge of depression, a chance encounter with a powerful spiritual teacher with a knack for out-of-body adventures turned the breakdown into a spectacular breakthrough. And so began an unlikely journey to the far ends of the earth and deep within herself that showed her a unique way of being in the world that blows the roof off what we’ve been taught it means to be successful and happy.
More than a decade later, Emily now helps other women discover the magic of their radiant selves, so they too can magnetize soul-affirming love into their lives. An international retreat leader, certified yoga teacher, Gateless trained writing teacher, and life coach specializing in helping women discover their inner brightness, Emily shares the same radical insights she used to transform her despair into her dream life. She’s also the author of the forthcoming inspirational memoir, The Beginner. She lives in Santa Teresa, a dusty little surf town along Pacific side of Costa Rica with her beloved Frenchman, Manex and their baby, Saïa Moon, enjoying joy and vitality she honestly didn’t know existed before (especially not at 40!). Together, they are building a spiritual retreat + wellness center nestled deep in the jungle.
AF 134: JoyousHealth.com Founder and Alpha Female Holistic Nutritionist Joy McCarthy
Joy McCarthy is a Holistic Nutritionist and founder of JoyousHealth.com, an award-winning blog focused on healthy living. She is a two-time bestselling author of Joyous Health and Joyous Detox. A trusted nutrition expert, Joy has been featured in hundreds of publications both online and in print; and is a regular health expert on TV. Joy lives in Toronto with her husband Walker and their daughter Vienna. Joy loves social media and shares her passion for food, family, and fun as a way to channel positive energy into the lives of others. You can find her @joyoushealth on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and on Facebook.
Get excited her upcoming program for wellness entrepreneurs can be found at www.joyousbusiness.com!
AF 133: Author of Your Longevity Blueprint and Owner of Integrative Health & Hormone Clinic Dr. Stephanie Gray
Dr. Stephanie Gray is the author of the bestselling book Your Longevity Blueprint and the owner of the Integrative Health and Hormone Clinic in Hiawatha, Iowa where she practices. She is arguably one of the Midwest’s most credentialed female healthcare providers combining many certifications and trainings.
In her book Your Longevity Blueprint, Stephanie shares the most progressive functional medicine testing options currently available, as well as Your Longevity Blueprint (LB) nutraceutical products. From gut to hormone health, optimizing your nutritional status to your genetics, and even detoxing the body, Stephanie is excited to share her expertise with the world.
Free Resources: https://yourlongevityblueprint.com/alpha/
And use the code: Thanksalpha to get 10% off purchases at www.yourlongevityblueprint.com (including the book)
AF 132: Business Coach, Podcast Host, and Alpha Female Author Lana Dingwall
Lana Dingwall is a business coach, podcast host, and a best selling author, who is hell-bent on helping other women build and grow their businesses. She specializes in helping female entrepreneurs fill their client rosters so that they can ditch the stress and overwhelm associated with growing a business and instead focus more of their time and energy on serving their clients.
Get the Work / Life Harmony Tips worksheet we talk about on the show and learn how to pick priorities at bytownacademy.com/resources!
Website, Bytown Academy Website, Facebook Group, Bytown Academy Instagram, Instagram and Changing the Story Podcast
AF 131: Health, Self-Care Coach, and Alpha Female Author of Boundaries with Soul Carley Schweet
Carley once worked in the intense corporate fashion world of New York City, spending her workdays people pleasing, and her nights and weekends shopping and drinking to fill the void she felt within. Almost daily, she struggled with low self-worth, poor relationships, and constant anxiety. Worn down and tired, she finally decided it was time to make a change and she began setting aside an hour a day just for herself.
Over the next two and a half years, she went through a process of personal transformation. She realized her issues arose from being afraid to say No —whether out of reluctance to hurt others’ feelings or due to her own crippling anxiety and guilt.
In late 2015, she quit her corporate job, and enrolled at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City to become a IIN Health Coach. Today, she is a Self Care Coach and Author of the book Boundaries with Soul, living just outside of Seattle, Washington.
Connect with her on her website.
AF 130: The Accidental Mentor, and Alpha Female Author of Conscious Communications Mary Shores
Mary’s roller-coaster life began with being abandoned at a young age and tragically losing her first child. But Mary was able to overcome life’s hurdles and turn tragedy to triumph by building an 8 figure business empire at age 24.
Mary is an expert in personal development but is not a life coach; she’s a businesswoman who discovered a road map of how to get in control of your life. She truly walks her talk by generating pragmatic solutions for people who are freaking out. Mary blends personal experience with her extensive knowledge of neuroscience and human behavior to guide businesses and individuals to defeat the freak-out and create their ideal life.
She’s a Shark Tank style CEO who cuts through the chaos so you can change your mind, your choices, and your life.
Mary is offering you a Daily Desires Diary bundle which includes the Daily Desires Diary, a new daily practice to help you reflect, set goals, and take action, as well as a bonus excerpt of Conscious Communications to jumpstart your motivation.
AF 129: Spiritual Strength Coach, Author, and Alpha Female Speaker Pamela Gold
Pamela Gold grew up on her family’s apple farm in upstate New York, graduated from Yale University, and then entered the business world in NYC where she was the point person on an IPO at the age of 24. Leaving the workforce to start a family, she co-founded West Village Parents and went on to pursue her passion for fitness and wellness. It was through this pursuit that she discovered yoga, which connected her love of philosophy, science, psychology, and wellness and eventually led her to discover
her life’s work: teaching inner peace as the key to our greatest evolution and ultimately, world peace. Her book, Find More Strength: 5 Pillars to Unlock Unlimited Power and Happiness is full of tragedy to triumph personal stories, along with actionable tools to help increase power and happiness in life.
Go HERE to hang out more with her!
AF 128: Hypnotherapist, Author, New Mom, and Founder of Grace Space Alpha Female Grace Smith
Grace Smith is on a mission to make hypnosis mainstream. A renowned hypnotherapist, Grace is the founder of www.gshypnosis.com, the world’s #1 hypnotherapy hub, as well as Grace Space Hypnotherapy School. Grace is a reoccurring guest on CBS’s hit show, The Doctors, and her work has been featured on MindBodyGreen, Buzzfeed, Bustle, The Atlantic, Marie Claire, Forbes, InStyle and more. Keep a look out for her first book on self-hypnosis, Close Your Eyes, Get Free, hitting the shelves of all major retailers in July 17, 2018. Visit gshypnosis.com/book to get your copy today!
Grace’s private clients include celebrities, CEOs, professional athletes, and government officials; her keynote speeches and workshops have taken her to Proctor & Gamble, Summit.Live, Women Empowerment Expo, Ritz Carlton, PSE&G, Soul Camp, Verizon, and HypnoBiz.
To learn more about Grace, visit www.gshyponsis.com and check out Grace’s #mindsetreset videos on her Instagram @GraceSmithTV that will help you easily and effortlessly transition into a more restful state.
AF 127: Nutritionist and Alpha Female Owner of Soul Food Nutritionista Alyssa Labrecque
Alyssa Labrecque is a Nutritionist and the owner of Soul Food Nutritionista. With a strong family history of irritable bowel disease and years of thinking workaholism, fatigue, constipation, and her extra weight were “normal”, Alyssa went on a mission to stop dragging herself through the day and to transform her body and mind. One simple step at a time, she broke free from her IBS and self-sabotage and today teaches people how to end the gas and bloating, banish diarrhea and constipation so they can fit in their clothes, feel normal and start living their life again by learning how to love AND trust their guts.
Website, Facebook, Facebook Group, and Instagram
AF 126: Nutritionist, Podcast Host and Alpha Female Health Educator Alice Nicholls
Alice Nicholls is a Nutritionist, Podcast Host and Natural Health Educator with a heart-full of fast-talkin’ Sass. She believes that when women remember how powerful and potential-filled they’ve always been, the world will shift for the better, so she designs her work and life to inspire that.
AF 125: Mental Health and Well-Being Consultant and Alpha Female Educator Jessie-Lynn MacDonald
Jessie-Lynn MacDonald is a mental health and well-being consultant, educator, and facilitator. She helps her clients uncover and embrace their potential for living a life well-lived both personally and professionally. She works with individuals who are hiding behind a mask of fear, self-judgment or doubt, feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or in search for more out of themselves, their relationships or their lives.
Through workshops, webinars and one-to-one coaching, either online or in person, Jessie-Lynn guides students, teachers, parents, individuals and business leaders how to access and be inspired by their own wellbeing and wisdom. She has a passion for helping children and youth uncover their innate resilience and wellbeing. She is currently working on a special project – Be You (soon to be released). Be You is a multi-dimensional project to empower and inspire women and children to understand and embrace the root cause of their mental health and wellbeing.
AF 124: Holistic Nutritionist and Alpha Female Creator of Reset to Real Food Method Jessica Stopard
Jessica Stopard is an award-winning, smoothie lovin’ Holistic Nutritionist with a decade of experience in the health food industry. Jessica’s focus is helping women uncover their hidden food sensitivities using smoothies and an elimination diet. She is the creator of Reset to Real Food Method and loves maximizing nutrition for minimum effort to inspire women to eat more real foods so that they get out of pain.
Jessica offers a free beginner’s guide to food sensitivities: http://jessicastopard.com/fs-beginners-guide.
See what Jessica is up to at http://jessicastopard.com and on Instagram https://instagram.com/jessicanutrition
AF 123: Soulful Success Coach, Energy Healer, Family Constellation Therapist and Alpha Female Priestess of the Divine Feminine Hanna Bier
Hanna Bier helps creative entrepreneurs, artists and do-gooders feel good in their own skin and confidently create the beautiful lives and fulfilling careers they’ve always wanted. She offers 1:1 coaching, eCourses and soulful podcast episodes for kind creatives who don’t know how to achieve the success they desire (yet). Hanna is a Soulful Success Coach, Energy Healer, Family Constellation Therapist and a Priestess of the Divine Feminine. She runs the podcast ‘Mystics On A Mission Show’ and currently lives in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
AF 122: Life Coach, Essential Oil Educator and Alpha Female Body Love Advocate Mary Hyatt
Mary Hyatt is on a quest to feel alive and to live a life full of gratitude, joy, authenticity, and abundance in body, mind, and soul. Mary believes that every person has the ability to embrace a life and body they love. She lives in the heart of Nashville and her days are spent juggling the rolls of holistic lifestyle advocate as a Presidential Diamond wellness advocate with doTERRA essential oils, and personal life and business coach. She helps her clients wake up, find their voice and become fully alive. You can join Mary every Wednesday at 1 PM CST on her Facebook LIVE show where she dives into raw topics and helps her audience fall back in love with themselves and believe in their potential.
AF 121: Confidence Academy Founder, Podcaster and Alpha Female YouTuber Taylor Simpson
Taylor Simpson is a leading expert in the fields of Confidence Building, Self-Love, Transformational Work and Online Business Building Strategies. She is the Founder of The Confidence Academy and The Mind and Body Empowerment Tribe, along with building two six-figure businesses. As a Motivational Speaker, Social Media Influencer and Women’s-Empowerment Junkie, she utilizes her platforms to spread her messages of “The importance of speaking your truth” and how to “Live intentionally so you can create the abundant life you deserve to live!” Taylor’s YouTube and Podcast Channels are filled with raw and vulnerable real-life personal stories (Divorce, Anger-Management, etc to give a taste) in hopes that the women they reach won’t feel so alone, if they’re too facing a challenge. “We are all in this together!” Her ability to connect with women around the world and help them raise their vibrations so they can attract everything they want in life, has made her an epic Alpha Female along with the thousands of other women she’s coached.
Website, Instagram, and her Email
AF 120: Kale & Krunches Blogger and Alpha Female Personal Trainer/Fitness Instructor Marlie Cohen
Toronto native, Marlie Cohen is dedicated to helping her clients and community become their healthiest selves. After struggling to stay active and eat well in her corporate job, Marlie found ways to keep healthy in the workplace and began sharing these tips on her social media channels under the alias, Kale & Krunches. From clean recipes and healthy food hotspots to new workouts and the latest activewear, Marlie loves sharing her favourite products and routines with her audience. Now a full-time blogger, fitness instructor and personal trainer, Marlie continues to offer her tips to achieving balance and wellness through her website, YouTube and social media channels.
AF 119: Eating Psychology Practitioner, Mind-Body Transformer and Alpha Female Fitness Influencer Nadine Dumas
Nadine Dumas is a leading businesswoman and influencer in the worldwide fitness market. Her online holistic approach to health and wellness span the globe with a footprint in Asia, Australia, the Cayman Islands and North America.
Her experience and businesses focus on mind-body nutrition and eating psychology coupled with achieving individualized fitness objectives. Nadine has seen outstanding results through her online programs with over 15,000lbs in weight loss but most importantly lifelong transformations.
Nadine holds a business degree and is a Professional Eating Psychology Practitioner with over a decade of experience in mind-body transformations. Not only does Nadine work as a practitioner but she is actively involved in the corporate wellness space, consulting with corporations to bring a health focus to employees and creating an overall wellness to companies through her work in Eating Psychology.
AF 118: Corporate Banking Senior Vice President and Alpha Female Cyclist Aubrie De Sylva
Aubrie De Sylva is a corporate banking senior vice president. Aubrie is an avid competitive cycler, lover of lifting heavy weights, a former fitness competitor and foodie. She lives in Toronto with her 2 french bulldogs.
AF 117: Autoimmune Tribe Founder and Alpha Female Healer Sarah Small
Sarah Small is the founder of Autoimmune Tribe. She is a certified bioenergetic practitioner, yoga teacher, meditation teacher, health & mindset coach for women with autoimmune disease, certified vibrational crystal healer, and tarot card reader. She helps empower women to go beyond food and heal on a soul level.
AF 116: Personal Trainer, Sports Model and Alpha Female Creator of the Kick-Ass Training Guides Danielle Pascente
Danielle Pascente is an established personal trainer/sports model in Los Angeles and is the creator of the Kick-Ass Training Guides, online workout programs for women. She can be found as the lead trainer for the 30 Day Fat Burn series on BeFit. Danielle was recently named as a trending fitness star by Shape Magazine. She’s been training clients for over 10 years and has a passion for helping people reach their health/fitness goals. She’s a firm believer that consistency is key when it comes to your health. Even the smallest positive daily habits can have a lasting effect!
AF 115: Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Alpha Female Online Business Strategist Andrea Nordling
Andrea Nordling is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Online Business Strategist who helps others become the CEO of their own damn bods and blaze their own trail in life and business. She emphasizes harmony in all areas of life, which for most can mean less “rules” and restrictions and more space and grace. As a recovering perfectionist and super achievement-oriented mama, she laughs at that last statement because if it was easy for us to turn off our drive and ambition, we wouldn’t be Alpha Females! #selfawareness
In addition to helping busy women fix their hormones and regain real energy to live their best lives, she is a die-hard foodie, health, and hormone balancing blogger at AndreaNordling.com, bossy mother of two, athleisure-wear enthusiast, world traveler, Type-A perfectionist + neurotic list maker, very outgoing homebody, and sarcastic SOB. She loves red wine and red meat (equally) and if you feed her, she’ll pretty much love you forever.
AF 114: Cardiologist and Alpha Female Weight Loss Specialist Dr. Monali Y. Desai
Dr. Monali Y. Desai is a cardiologist and her site If We Were Family helps busy professional women easily learn how to lose weight using science-backed advice while still enjoying eating out, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. She’s been published on a variety of sites, including Thrive Global and mindbodygreen.
Want to learn how you can lose weight using science-backed advice? Get Dr. Monali’s free guide Lose 15 Pounds Without Cooking or Calorie Counting and start losing weight this month.
AF 113: Woman-Owned Small Business Mentor and Alpha Female Coach Cheryl Leitschuh
Cheryl Leitschuh is a mentor, guide, and influencer. Many of Cheryl’s clients describe her as the “Yoda” for small woman-owned small businesses and solopreneurs.
Cheryl has had the pleasure of owning a successful, sustainable small business for over twenty-five years. She has stumbled, regrouped, learned, succeeded and failed BUT remained committed to being an entrepreneur. Cheryl has also coached other women-owned small businesses to enjoy the opportunities of being an entrepreneur. Her mission is to help women-owned small businesses to start, build and grow their own successful enterprise.
AF 112: Luscious Hustler, Podcaster, Wife, Mom and Alpha Female Master Manifestor Laura Milne
Laura Milne business strategist, loving wife, mother & master manifestor. Laura completely overhauled her life at age 28 (32 weeks pregnant no less!), leaving a ‘safe and stable’ full-time pediatric nursing position to build a business and consciously design a new – more luscious – life.
She started her solopreneur journey at what seemed like the WORST time ever: Eight months pregnant, burnt out from working 12 hours night shifts, crippled with money worries and financially insecure due to a local economy spiraling into a recession…
But a voice inside Laura whispered:
“If you don’t do this thing now, you never will.”
So she said YES.
YES to a different way of living and earning money.
YES to abundance that flows to me with ease.
YES to building and supporting an incredible tribe of women who are ready to say YES to their own side hustle dreams.
Laura has built a wellness business, The Luscious Hustle Podcast and Luscious Hustler community all aligned with her passion and purpose to serve other women and show them how start side hustles that fuel your soul, give you options and turn your purpose into profit. She cultivated powerful money manifesting practices and heart-centered tribe and thus built a soulful side hustle that’s grown into a full-fledged business. She’s a Luscious Hustler.
AF 111: Branding & Business Strategist, Write and Alpha Female Speaker Amber Lilyestrom
Amber Lilyestrom is a transformational branding & business strategist, writer, and speaker. She has been featured in Entrepreneur and Working Mother Magazine and is the host of The Amber Lilyestrom Show podcast and helps entrepreneurs turn their passions into heart-centered brands and thriving businesses.
From idea conception to the construction of the business and its digital landscape, Amber supports visionaries, leaders, and disruptivators in changing the world and their lives.
Amber spent 10 years working in collegiate athletics marketing, managing the University of New Hampshire Wildcats brand, as well as teaching sports marketing and mentoring student interns. She was recognized as one of the top sports marketing professionals in the nation.
Get Her Top 5 Branding Secrets Guide and turn your Brand + Biz into a Dream Client Magnet – amberlilyestrom.com/gift
AF 110: Career Coach, Podcast Host and Alpha Female Write & Author Jessica Smith
Jessica Smith is a writer, career coach and podcast host of the podcast(s), Career Coaching with Jessness and That Valley Vibe. She shares with people how to explore a path to success with inspired action, empowered self-care and mind body spirit wellness. She helps people uncover and express their authentic self and discover the natural skills and talents they were born with so they can lead with love and live a heart-centered, fulfilled life. One of the main ingredients she writes about it how to tap into your inner wisdom, your -ness for guidance. Every day she reminds people that we’re not here to find out what to do, but rather, who we are.
Purchase her book, YOUR TWENTIES – Sign up to access the book bonuses
Connect with her on Instagram
AF 109: Spiritual Life Coach and Alpha Female Founder of Team Goddess Bosses Kris Britton
Kris Britton is a spiritual life coach & success coach who helps women dissolve their blocks so they can make big money and a big impact!
Kris is also the founder of Team Goddess Bosses, a global community sharing the benefits of reclaiming your true power, health and living your dreams with complete freedom!
Over the last few years, Kris has helped over 100 people reach five and six-figure incomes working from home and has been featured in Success Magazine + Women’s Health & Fitness Magazine.
AF 108: Feminine Energy Activator, Life Coach and Alpha Female Mama of Boys Katie Wilken
As a Feminine Energy Activator, Life Coach, Mama of Boys & Motivational Speaker- Katie Considers it her life’s mission to raise the vibrations of the planet. Through teaching with tangible tools for getting in touch with your gifts- you were meant to share with the world. She wants you to get EXCITED ABOUT LIFE & have MORE FUN.
You can find her loving on her social media circles, facilitating workshops, teaching Kundalini Yoga & sharing her love of Essential Oils!
AF 107: High-Performance Athlete, Coach and Alpha Female Adventurer Elisa Kurylowicz
Elisa Kurylowicz is a high-performance sports athlete local to the Ottawa area. She is a 2x National Champion and World Cup Gold medal winning athlete in the sport of Freestyle Mogul Skiing. She followed her athletic career with 11 years coaching at the Provincial and National levels. Coaching is her passion, yet the topics and direction have evolved from technical skiing into a more spiritual practice of helping to inspire others to be their best selves. She believes that there is so much more to life then the 9 to 5 job, and so she’s sharing her life lessons from her ski career and failing to qualify for the Olympic Games, to getting married and then divorced 1 year later, to gaining and then losing 85lbs, and then taking a leap of faith, following her gut and changing her life completely with the world. She’s a fellow podcaster and you can find her show Elisa Unfiltered: Living Life Out Loud at elisaunfiltered.com.
AF 106: Author and Alpha Female Integrative Medicine Doctor Dr. Robin Miller
I became interested in integrative medicine more than 25 years ago when I began my medical practice here in Medford. The pressures and financial limitations of traditional medicine often didn’t allow me to spend the time and resources I wanted to with my patients. I strongly believe that traditional medicine is important for good health, but I also believe in the benefits of complementary therapies. So in 2003, I received my fellowship in integrative medicine from the acclaimed University of Arizona and began the process of opening Triune Integrative Medicine in 2006. We are here to determine the best care for patients that promotes healing and wellness. This could involve conventional and or complementary medicine based on our patients’ needs and belief systems.
AF 105: Certified, Global, Life, Dating and Alpha Female Relationship Coach Riana Milne
Riana Milne is a Certified, Global Life, Dating Relationship Coach, a #1 Best Selling author, a Life & Dating Coach for the new Docu-Series – Radical Dating – Finding Lasting Love Over 40; Host of her former TV show: Lessons in Life & Love, an educational speaker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Trauma & Addictions Professional – for over 18 years in Delray Beach, Florida. She specializes in those who have had past Childhood, Dating or Relationship Trauma; and offers 1-on- 1, VIP Coaching and Online Virtual Coaching Programs for both Singles & Couples at her LifeandLoveTrainingAcademy.com.
AF 104: Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Natural Health Coach, and Alpha Female Lifestyle Coach Kelsey Reidl
Business Coach and Chief Visionary Officer, Podcast Host and Registered Holistic Nutritionist
AF 103: Passion and Purpose Life Course Creator and Alpha Female Writer and Adventurer Natalie Matushenko
Natalie Matushenko is an internationally acclaimed leadership coach, speaker, writer, adventurer, and creator of the Passion & Purpose Life Course®, which since 2001, has helped soulful go-getters figure out what they were put on this Earth to do and turn their many ideas, talents, and passions into successful purpose-driven businesses and creative projects while creating lives they love. Natalie has reinvented her life several times: from debilitating childhood trauma and addiction to Ivy League University, top business school and high flying job to living her dream life, splitting her time between South America and the US and spending a couple months a year traveling the world with her husband and three daughters.
Natalie’s website where you can get a FREE 12-Day Live with Passion & Purpose Program: https://nataliematushenko.com
Her interview series, Women Living Passionately: Honest Conversations with Amazing Women Who Are Living Their Passion & Purpose https://nataliematushenko.com/series/
AF 102: Former Competitive Hockey Player turned Running Coach Alpha Female Hilary Spires
Hilary Spires is a former corporate sales manger turned entrepreneur. She’s combined her passion for business and fitness and jumped into her own venture full time. She is currently splitting her time between her online running coach business Rugged Conditioning and as a personal trainer in a local studio in Western Canada.
She strives to spread her love of movement to as many people as possible. Her specialty lies in helping people achieve bucket list goals they didn’t they could. She loves every aspect of coaching people to conquer their first race, but specifically the physical and mental toughness needed to get through the big endurance events. Her athletic career includes playing hockey for for the NWHL and the NCAA. Since leaving the competitive hockey world she discovered running and racing and has participated in countless road and trail races including a 100 mile run and the Ironman triathlon. In 2017 she also created a charity event and raised over $11 000 for Kidsport in a few months by committing to run 160km over a mountain in under 24 hours. She’s also regained the childlike wonder of trying new sports and has competed in a few kickboxing fights and jiu jitsu tournaments.
Her new website just launched! https://www.ruggedconditioning.com and Instagram
AF 101: Pure Yoga & Kitchen Co-Founder, Charlotte Bar Owner, and Alpha Female Women’s Clothing Store Owner Amber Stratton
As Co-Founder and Owner of Pure Yoga and Pure Kitchen Amber has successfully built a brand that is known to Ottawa as not just a yoga studio and restaurant, but a lifestyle. Pure Yoga first opened their doors in 2012. In just 5 1/2 years Pure has grown into four studios, and soon to be three, Pure Kitchen Vegetarian Restaurants. Pure Yoga has recently expanded to Liberty Village in Toronto and has built a successful Online Yoga Studio, Pure Online. Ambers newest ventures include Ottawa’s hottest new bar and lounge, Charlotte and opening this past December a women’s clothing store called Tallow.
As a Yoga Teacher Amber is in her 11th year of teaching has over 1000hrs of training hours in classical hatha yoga and vinyasa yoga. She has been the lead on Pure Yoga Ottawa’s 200hr Teacher Training since 2015. Amber started leading yoga retreats in 2016 and has 4 retreats this upcoming year with destinations including Costa Rica and Italy.
Amber was named one of Ottawa’s Top Forty under 40 in 2014, she has been named top yoga instructor in Ottawa 3 times and has been a brand ambassador for Lululemon since 2007. Amber was a keynote speaker in 2015 at The Queen’s University Women in Leadership Conference as an expert on branding, a keynote speaker at The Ottawa Business Journal’s 2016 CEO talks and this year at Ottawa University’s Womens Aspire conference. Pure Yoga has been named “Best Yoga Studio” 4 times and in 2016 Pure Kitchen won the BOB Award for “Best New Business of the Year”.
There are upcoming yoga retreats in Costa Rica March 11-18th and Italy April 28- May 4th
Instagram Handles: Amber’s Insta – @PureYogiAmber, Ottawa Yoga Studio – @PureYogaOttawa, The Online Yoga Studio – @PureOnline
AF 100: What I’ve Learned in 100 Episodes!
I jammed over on the podcast on what I’ve learned from guests 51 – 99! I talk about 1 takeaway that I got from each guest!
AF 099: Highly Sensitive Entrepreneur Founder and Alpha Female Business Miracles Creative Heather Dominick
Heather Dominick is the founder and leader of the Highly Sensitive Entrepreneur movement. Her teachings demonstrate how highly sensitive traits when used as strengths, rather than shadows, can create effective entrepreneurial success. Her deep wisdom reaches over 100,000 Highly Sensitive Entrepreneurs around the globe via her website www.businessmiracles.com and various social media channels.
An exceptional facilitator and teacher Heather is known for creating a safe, sacred community for true transformation whether she is teaching a Business Miracles Class, delivering training online or in-person or mentoring members of her Business Miracles Community in her various Mentoring Programs. She has helped thousands of HSE’s release life-long limiting beliefs, overcome fears and learn how to build their business in a way that actually feels so good that they can’t help but create solid, sustainable, high-level financial success.
AF 098: Marriage Mentor, Author and Alpha Female Speaker Jocelyn Freeman
Jocelyn Freeman is the co-author of The New Power Couple, a speaker, marriage mentor and social entrepreneur with her husband, Aaron. They have shared the stage with Tony Robbins, were nominated as Arizona’s 40 Under 40 Influencers, and have been featured in national media for mentoring couples on ‘Empowered Partnership’ and thriving physically, financially & spiritually. They host one of the top relationship podcasts, Empowered Couples on iTunes and lead two thriving companies. Jocelyn is passionate about mentoring women in Attracting Your Mate so they approach dating from a new place, they never settle and they are completely fulfilled as individuals and in their partnership.
Website (you can get a FREE electronic download of their book!) and Instagram
AF 097: Mom, Co-Founder of the Love Powere Co., and Alpha Female Network Marketer Anna Lozano
Anna Lozano is a mom and serial entrepreneur! After graduating from the Richard Ivey School of Business and embarking on my career in Marketing/Sales she quickly realized she was overworked, underpaid and unfulfilled so she started looking for a solution. In 2010 she said yes to network marketing as a part-time project that turned into a million dollar empire. In 2016, she became a mom and her life took on a whole new meaning! She realized she could create something that would power the next generation, our children, and with her friend & business partner launched Love Powered Co. in August 2017 with an Affirmation Card set for kid’s on Kickstarter, reaching 214% of their Campaign Goal in 30 days! She’s obsessed with living in alignment with her core values, spending time with my family and exploring the world!
AF 096: Clinical Nutritionist and Future Certified Functional Nutrition Coach Tara Thorne
Tara Thorne is a Clinical Nutritionist, has training from the Institute for Functional Medicine, specifically in hormones and is currently studying to become a Certified Functional Nutrition Coach in 2017. Tara’s practice focuses on helping busy mums navigate the overwhelm and confusion surrounding how to live healthfully in a hectic world by providing evidenced-based functional nutrition and lifestyle strategies. She runs her business online in order to help as many women as possible live the lives they deserve, not one fraught with hormonal imbalances and all the problems that come along with them. Her own struggles with hormone imbalance were what lead her on this path and are why she’s able to understand and empathize with the struggles of the modern day mum.
AF 095: Podcaster, Nutritionist, and Alpha Female Chef Marni Wasserman
Simply said, Marni Wasserman’s life is rooted in healthy living. Not only a nutritionist and chef but also the co-host of The Ultimate Health Podcast. She is also the Author of Fermenting for Dummies and Plant-Based Diet For Dummies. Marni uses passion and experience to educate individuals on how to adopt a realistic real food diet and a balanced wholesome lifestyle through simple strategies.
Ultimate Health Podcast Website and Ultimate Health Podcast Instagram
AF 094: Ex-Police Officer Turned Alpha Female Wellness Junkie Geralyn Power
Geralyn Power used to be a police officer. When she quit the force she launched into a yoga career and now calls herself a wellness junkie. She teaches families how to set themselves free while being a wife and mama.
AF 093: Personal Trainer, Nutrition Consultant and Alpha Female Network Marketing Pro Savannah Peck
Savannah Peck has been a personal trainer, solution focused coach and nutrition consultant for eight years. She started a career in fitness because of her passion for dance and kickboxing. She wants to travel the world and retire her mom from a job that is unfulfilling. After five years of working at different gyms in Ottawa, Savannah invested $20K of savings to start her own (traditional style) business. Her vision is to help rewire your mind, recharge your body and rejuvenate your soul. She had the coaching, training and sales skills but lacked business skills and a business model that could help her grow financially. After she gained 30 lbs from stress in the first year, she grew resentful and believed the traditional style business system and education system was outdated. As her resentment grew, she decided to enroll in two spiritual courses with the Algonquin Medicine Man. She worked to heal the resentment and unconscious limiting beliefs. After a year of healing, she still felt in her heart that she didn’t want to trade time for money. A woman introduced her to a health and wellness company that offers solutions to health and wealth. Savannah was skeptical but tried the products and released 18 lbs. The nutrition systems became her lifestyle. She started to learn the business model and she started to learn about network marketing. Within her first year, she earned an extra $20K online. She had her “Aha moment” when she realized her starting investment was only $350 and it was how she released 18 lbs. The extra money from no overhead costs allowed her more time and money to travel. Her passion for business was sparked again at a much deeper level. She is packing her things to work and travel around the world very soon to introduce solutions to prevent and heal mental, emotional, physical, spiritual and financial stress. She is living life for the thrills, not the bills.
AF 092: Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Essential Oil Educator & Alpha Female Holistic Business Coach Ashley Srokosz
Ashley Srokosz is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, essential oil educator, and Holistic Business Coach who is also a mom to an energetic 4-year-old. She shares super transparent lessons from business and everyday life that helps busy women achieve more of their mission with less struggle – because being a mom and an entrepreneur doesn’t have to be so hard!
AF 091: Fitness Expert, Mindset Coach and Alpha Female Online Entrepreneur Jill Coleman
Jill Coleman is the founder of JillFit.com (which launched in 2010) and the co-founder of the Metabolic Effect. Her 16-year journey in the health and fitness industry began when she got her very first job at a gym just for the free membership at 15!
Since then, it’s a been a whirlwind of education in exercise science and nutrition, fitness competitions, landing several national covers for fitness modeling and plenty of business growth. Her passion lies in coaching mindset and body and business, through her flagship program: The Best Of You (BOY) Coaching Club, as well as a few signature online programs, like the Mindset Makeover, the Food Obsession Boot Camp and her 52-week exercise program, the Total Training Experience (TTE).
Click here for Jill’s 7-day FREE training to begin building your business online.
AF 090: Fitness Cover Model, Teacher, Sponsored Athlete & Alpha Female Adventurer Theresa Jenn Lopetrone
Theresa Jenn Lopetrone is Fitness Cover Model, Elementary School Teacher, Sponsored Athlete, Transformation Success Story, Cross-Fitter, Wife and Adventurer committed to making an impact on as many lives as possible one day at a time.
Facebook Page: Theresa Jenn Lopetrone Health & Fitness
AF 089: Love Coach, Orion’s Method and Alpha Female International Speaker Orion Talmay
Orion Talmay is a Love Coach and an International Speaker. She works with successful high achievers and helps them unleash their feminine power and become a magnet for conscious relationships and love. She is the founder of Orion’s Method and the host of the popular podcast Stellar Life. She helps women to truly love themselves, elevate confidence, ignite their passion and create a sense of freedom ease and flow.
AF 088: Online Business Mentor, SHEclub Monthly Founder and Alpha Female Entrepreneur Jessica DeBry
Jessica DeBry shows women how to quit the job they hate and build a business they LOVE. As an Online Business Mentor and Founder of SHEclub Monthly, Jessica teaches female entrepreneurs worldwide how to get stuff done, monetize themselves, and build their brand, so that they can ultimately transform their #SideHustle into Solopreneur Success.
AF 087: Author, Meditation Teacher & Alpha Female Wellness Teacher Cassandra Bodzak
Cassandra Bodzak is the best selling author of “Eat with Intention: Recipes and Meditations for a Life the Lights You Up” and the founder of the online mind-body-soul support community, Aprecity.com. Cassandra is a global meditation and wellness teacher who instructs people on how to utilize the technologies of food, meditation, and self-care to create their ‘next level’ life. She has been dubbed a “spiritual leader” by Well and Good and is the mindful cooking show host of Eat with Intention TV or you may know her as the happy, healthy living guru from ABC’s The Taste. Cassandra speaks all over the country, works with a select group of clients one on one and enjoys spending her free time on the beach in Santa Monica enjoying life.
AF 086: Masala Body Founder, Mom & Alpha Female Management Consultant Nagina Abdullah
Nagina Abdullah is a management consultant, mom and is the founder of MasalaBody.com which helps ambitious women take control of their health and weight. She created Spice Yourself Skinny, an 8-week program in which women describe their weight loss as “effortless.” She has been featured in Business Insider, Huffington Post and on Fox News for her weight-loss expertise.
Nagina shares the “Sweet Spice Cheat Sheet” with the spice that is is in your kitchen cabinet! It helps to lower blood sugar and curb sugar cravings. The cheat sheet includes:3 health benefits of using this spice 5 ways to use it in your day An easy recipe using this spice
Plus the bonus recipe ebook with 7 spicy recipes to spice off your first 7 lbs.!
AF 085: Wellness Advocate, Eternal Optimist and Alpha Female Health Coach Kelly Trach
Kelly Trach teaches people how to heal themselves. After struggling with chronic illness, pain, and inflammation for over a decade, she solved her own problems. With 10,000+ hours of conducting trial and error experiments on herself, she uncovered a simple, non-invasive methodology to heal her autoimmune condition, IBS, and leaky gut. Now she lives a functional, rad life.
Kelly works as a wellness advocate, coach and eternal optimist at kellytrach.com where she helps people rock their best life by building a mindset conducive to healing, living toxin-free, and nourishing with delish, plant-based food.
She lives in Vancouver, Canada with her miniature black dachshund and a sh*t-ton of organic kale.
AF 084: The Curvy Confidence Coach, & Alpha Female Eating Psychology Expert Natalie Baack
Natalie, the Curvy Confidence Coach is a top Eating Psychology Coach who empowers women to be their own intuitive guides in health and life through reconnecting to their bodies. She works with women holistically to end the struggle with weight and stress so they can embody the self-love and confidence they need to live soul-aligned lives that light them up without burning them out.
Wear the Bikini Challenge: www.thecurvyconfidencecoach.com/wearthebikini
AF 083: Love / Life Coach, Creator of Dating Mindset Bootcamp & Alpha Female Podcaster Veronica Grant
Veronica is a Love-Life Coach, host of the Love-Life Connection Podcast, and creator of the Dating Mindset Bootcamp. She helps smart, ambitious women who feel like they have it all except love, find it.
On the surface, Veronica helps women enjoy the process of dating + meet higher quality men. But what she REALLY does is teach women how to create a life they love so they can attract the relationship they dream of into their life.
When she’s not writing about herself in the third person, you can find her indulging in (probably) too much HGTV, planning her next adventure, or spending quality time with her husband + puppy. To learn more and grab her free 5-day Find Love Now Meditation Series head over to www.veronicagrant.com/meditation.
Website and download for the free Let It Go Guide: veronicagrant.com
AF 082: PR Leader, Social Influencer and Alpha Female Endurance Sports Athlete Jessica Kuepfer
Jessica Kuepfer is a public relations leader, digital influencer, blogger (lacesandlattes.com), and endurance sports athlete with a wicked coffee addiction. She currently is a PR manager at Home Hardware Stores Limited and is training for her first Ironman, the ITU World Championships, and the USARA National Adventure Racing Championships. She cannot keep a plant alive but she tries.
AF 081: The Breakup Coach and Alpha Female Dating Strategist Natalia Juarez
Natalia Juarez is known as “The Breakup Coach.” She specializes in helping men and women navigate their breakups/divorces as opportunities for authentic growth, in order to be happier and find real love. She is a certified holistic coach and dating coach with a background in Gender Studies and Education.
AF 080: Personal Development Advocate and Alpha Female Founder of V is for Values Sophie Coulthard
Sophie Coulthard is the founder of V is for Values and works within her family’s business, The Judgment Index. She was inspired to launch her business whilst working with a corporate client who commented that the assessment tool being used “The Judgment Index” should be made available to the individual as well as within the corporate world. The tool is used by businesses to measure capacity for good, but crucially it also spots barriers, including stress, energy, self-esteem, self-criticism, and self-care. Having witnessed first-hand how these areas can impact on the working world, and with a little encouragement from the Alpha Female Podcast, she changed her life in 2016, quit her corporate sales job and began working with the Judgment Index and now V is for Values, striving for that all important work/life harmony.
AF 079: Personal Trainer and Alpha Female Fit Body Bootcamp Franchise Owner Kelly Sullens
Kelly Sullens is a renowned personal trainer and the owner of Arrowhead Fit Body Boot Camp in Arizona. She has a love for fitness that inspires her to change lives daily. As a female entrepreneur, she’s a role model for women, both in fitness and personal achievement. Kelly loves that women are the largest chunk of Fit Body Boot Camp’s audience, and she continues to inspire women to take action to make positive changes in their lives.
AF 078: Fitness Personality, Cover Model, Freelance Writer, Gym Owner and Alpha Female Wife and Mama to 4 Boys Nichelle Laus
Nichelle Laus a former amateur competitive boxer/kickboxer, retired police officer now fitness competitor, fitness brand personality, co-owner of Optimum Training Centre in Toronto, fitness cover model, freelance writer, personal trainer, kickboxing and kettlebell instructor, competition and transformation health coach. motivational speaker and proud mom of 4 boys under of the age 10.
Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, OTC Toronto Instagram, Team Laus Instagram
AF 076: Whistle App Founder & Alpha Female Fitness Enthusiast Laura Davidson
Laura Davidson is a fitness enthusiast & Founder of WHISTLE APP (Whistle Blog & Whistle Instagram). She is one of Toronto’s leading young entrepreneurs who created an app that allows users to access a community of like-minded individuals looking for their ideal workout partner. She works full time for Kevin O’Leary, finds the time to run a start up and keeps herself in shape sharing her fitness journey on her Instagram and blog, My Sweat Story.
AF 075: – The Running Physio Owner, Endurance Sport & Alpha Female Outdoor Enthusiast Lauren Roberts
Lauren Roberts is an endurance sport and outdoors enthusiast, distance runner, and Owner/Head Physiotherapist at The Running Physio in Toronto. She is passionate about redefining exercise as a medium to connect with our feelings and emotions and values the empowerment that movement can provide people. A hard worker but a firm believer in balance, Lauren values the simple things in life like good food, drink, and quality time with friends and her two dogs, Brick and Floyd. You can learn more about her physiotherapy business on her Running Physio Facebook page, and follow her running blog, Instagram, and Twitter.
AF 074: Network Marketing Professional, Bio-Hacker & Lifestyle Blogger and Alpha Female Triathlete Farah Foster-Manning
Farah Foster-Manning inspires possibility. After working non-stop within the corporate world, she searched for ways to create more balance in her life as a wife, mother & professional. Several years of research regarding the effects of nutrition & toxic-free living led to the discovery that nutritional cleansing & bio-hacking could profoundly restored her stressed body & mind.
A full-time nutritional network marketing pro, a bio-hacker/lifestyle blogger at farahfostermanning.com, a brand ambassador and elite worldwide triathlete. Her ability to balance her active lifestyle with her immense family involvement is her passion. Her “ME time” consists of running, swimming, cycling and occasional yoga. The rest of her time is spent traveling, volunteering, focusing on her four amazing children, many date days with her husband and intense training for upcoming races. She calls herself the Energy Guru after finding a life balance.
AF 073: Elite Obstacle Course Racer and Alpha Female Adventurer Lindsay Webster
Lindsay Webster is an elite Obstacle Course Racer, former marketing manager, mountain bike racer, adventurer, wife and husky dog mom.
AF 072: Career Coach, Author and Alpha Female Founder of Careergasm Sarah Vermunt
Sarah Vermunt is the Founder of Careergasm and the author of Careergasm: Find Your Way To Feel-Good Work. She helps people figure out what the heck they want so they can quit jobs they hate and do work they love. She writes about careers for Forbes, Fortune, Inc., and Entrepreneur. She lives in Toronto and online at careergasm.com.
AF 071: Hypnotherapist and Alpha Female Mindset Coach Jessica Bartram
Jessica Bartram is a hypnotherapist and mindset coach at JessicaBartram.com. She helps women break through limiting beliefs and reprogram their minds for success. She also offers meditation for kids at KidsWhoMeditate.com
AF 070: Personal Trainer, Nutrition Specialist and Alpha Female Lifestyle Coach – Elisha Rubenstein
Elisha Rubenstein is a personal trainer, nutrition specialist, published fitness expert, media personality and lifestyle coach. She wants to empower women of all ages to find happiness and inner-strength through a healthy lifestyle. Her goal is to create a mindset for her clients that how you ‘train is how you tackle life.’
AF 069: Wellness & Life Coach, Yoga Teacher & Alpha Female Essential Oil Educator Alisha Leytem
Alisha Leytem is a spiritual wellness & life coach, yoga teacher, essential oil educator and founder of the Zen Babe Tribe – a movement of young women on the path to become more zen, find their purpose, grow spiritually and absorb the tools and wisdom to take their happiness, health, wealth and life to the #nextlevelzen. The Iowa native graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Communications and Entrepreneurship before diving into her spiritual path of yoga, healing work and coaching. Alisha lives in San Diego with her husband and dog and works 1:1 with clients worldwide, teaches yoga & essential oil workshops, and creates digital courses. Join the Zen Babe Tribe for support on your spiritual journey.
AF 068: Fitness Passionate, New Fitness Competitor & Alpha Female Apparel Designer Em Haas
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