Power Stance Podcast
By Page & Keren
Power Stance PodcastAug 30, 2022
Episode 18: Facing Feedback - Fearlessly!
This follow-up to our insightful discussion with Brena Nath in episode 17 continues the conversation about mentorship. Are you frightened of receiving feedback? Well, you can actually be empowered by it! Page and Keren share their experiences with mentors, both positive and negative, and how learning to receive feedback was the real key to getting the most out of those relationships. That includes getting clear about the kind of feedback you need, and how you need it delivered! We also answer the burning question - who would you choose as your celebrity mentor?
If you haven't already, go back & listen to Episode 17: The Power of Mentorship w/ Brena Nath -
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Episode 17: The Power of Mentorship w/ Brena Nath
One of my (Keren's) favorite quotes is: "If you ever see a turtle on a fence post, you know it didn't get there on its own." If you're trying to get to higher heights in life, don't underestimate the power of advice from a great mentor to help you get there. Our latest episode is with energetic and whip-smart Brena Nath, who opens up to us about her journey to find sound advice and how she embraced the often challenging feedback and guidance of mentors in her career path, relationships, and personal development. This convo is heavy on the wisdom and practical steps, but with all the lightness and fun you can expect from this podcast! And a sprinkle of discussion about our Enneagram numbers, because we can't help ourselves. Also, if you need any great tips for outdoor camping in Colorado, Brena's your girl!
Connect with Brena here:
Add Brena as a connection on LinkedIn [Link]
Episode 16: When a New Career is Calling
Well, come on and let me know...should I stay or should I go? (insert guitar riff here) Power Stance Podcast is BACK! After a short break in May, your favorite co-hosts Page and Keren have returned to talk career updates. Both of us have gone through a lot of career change the past two years, which has created space in our lives (and endless content) to launch and gain momentum with this podcast. After a quick rundown of each of our life situations, we draw from these experiences to explore a question that many may be facing during the "Great Reshuffle" - How do you know when it's the right time to leave a job and/or embark on a new career?
Episode 15: From Overworked To Effortless
Can I truly live and work in a way that feels effortless? Your Power Stance Podcast co-hosts Page and Keren do a deep dive into our own experiences with burnout in this follow up to our last episode with Josh Brinzo. We start with an insightful look on how we identify burnout in ourselves, and then the habits and rhythms we put in place that helped us get out of that rut. We also talk about a crucial tool for leaders who experience burnout: delegation. If you've ever been burned out or feeling it even now, we hope you find strength and solidarity in this discussion. Also, we ask one another: if you were a beer, which one would you be?
If you haven't already, go back & listen to Episode 14: Brewing a Dream without Burning Out w/ Josh Brinzo -
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Episode 14: Brewing a Dream without Burning Out w/ Josh Brinzo
No breaks. No mistakes. Our third interviewee admits that he relates to Luisa of the Disney movie Encanto - feeling the surface pressure when so many people rely on him. We (your co-hosts Page and Keren) know exactly what he means! And if you do too, you'll be really interested to tune in to this conversation with Josh Brinzo, co-host of Locker Room Dads Podcast, as he walks us through the ups and downs of fulfilling his dream of opening a full-kitchen brewery in Florida. Between building up his dream business, working a separate day job, starting a podcast, and being a parent, he found himself in a balancing act with multiple irons in the fire. Josh has an amazing story of sticking to his principles of integrity and work ethic while battling burnout and finding rewarding work.
This one is for entrepreneurs, would-be restauranteurs, and anyone who finds themselves in a similar balancing act (probably all of us at some point!). Also - how does Stormhouse Brewing come up with names for their craft beer? Listen in to find out!
Check out more from Josh Brinzo here:
Listen to Locker Room Dads Podcast on Spotify [Link]
Follow Locker Room Dads Podcast on Instagram [Link]
Follow Stormhouse Brewing on Instagram [Link]
Visit Stormhouse Brewing's website [Link]
Episode 13: New Me, who dis?!
Stagnation: None of us want to find ourselves here. The reality is that as an adult, we often get stuck in a rut of habits, patterns, or mindsets that have kept us in a box - "THIS is the kind of person that I am." What if you broke out of that box? In our last episode (Episode #12 - Just Go For It!) we talked about taking the leap. In this episode, your co-hosts Page and Keren talk about the discomfort that can creep up when trying something new, and how to push through it to the growth and confidence on the other side. We promise you, it's worth it - you may even discover a new side of yourself that you didn't know was there. We sure did!
Episode 12: Just Go For It!
Have you ever been stuck at that moment of indecision: "Should I? Is this a good idea? What if...?" You're not alone! In this episode, your co-hosts Page and Keren talk about what we do when we decide to take the leap. Page regales us with her thrilling kayaking story that will have you on the edge of your seat, while Keren's travel story will leave you inspired to 'spice up your life'! Our adventures may have strengthened our mothers' prayer lives, but we hope they entertain you, as well as instill in you: Fortune favors the bold. So next time you ask yourself, "Do I have what it takes?" Just hear your friendly Power Stance co-hosts saying: "We know you've got it in you, just go for it!" Also: Did we just get sponsored by Buc-ee's?!
Episode 11: Crossing Cultures, Building Bridges
How many times can Keren bring up food in one episode? In a follow up conversation to Episode 10: "Still Feels Like Home w/ Jahaziel Hiriart" your hosts Page and Keren were inspired by Jazi's story of gaining a deeper appreciation for her Mexican heritage while holding gratitude for the life she's built in America. In this episode, we go in-depth into our own backgrounds and experiences growing up in between cultures.
We talk about how openness to other cultures will require some courage to step out of your comfort zone - but it will enrich your experiences and expand your perspectives. As long as you pursue an authentic expression and prioritize human connection, respect, and open-mindedness, there is so much we can learn from one another.
Whether it's through cuisine, music, dance, art, holidays, or rituals, there are a myriad of ways we can experience and embrace cultures different than our own. There's something beautiful about making a human connection with someone who has a vastly different cultural upbringing or background, to find that our similarities can create a bridge of understanding. Join us for this thoughtful conversation and let us know your thoughts on our socials - look us up: @powerstancepodcast!
If you haven't already, go back & listen to Episode 10: Still Feels Like Home w/ Jahaziel Hiriart -
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Episode 10: Still Feels Like Home w/ Jahaziel Hiriart
How often do you get to go back to your hometown or neighborhood where you spent your childhood? Does it seem frozen in time, or has everything changed? Our second interview is with a special guest and her meaningful experience of going back to her hometown in Saltillo, Mexico for the first time in twenty years. Jahaziel Hiriart came to the US in high school (spoiler alert: that's when she and Keren met!) and since then, has built a mission-oriented career in the non-profit world while pursuing her doctorate in education. But she's always had a place in her heart for the close family relatives and childhood friends that she wanted to see again someday. Join us for this heartfelt story about the warmth and love of home that doesn't change, even with distance or time. We also deep dive into conversations about cultural identity and how to navigate growing up between two cultures. Stay tuned to the end of the episode - you can get more info on Jazi's amazing passion to teach dance and lead dance teams in performances all over Tulsa, OK!
Learn More about Tulsa Latin Dance:
Visit Tulsa Latin Dance's website [Link]
Follow Tulsa Latin Dance on Instagram [Link]
Tulsa Latin Dance Virtual Performances/Videos [Link]
Episode 09: The Measure of a Woman
Happy International Women's Day, Power Stancers! Today, we celebrate the amazing contributions and achievements of women throughout history, and remain hopeful that women all over the world will have access to education, equal opportunities, and the freedom to pursue their dreams. In this episode, your hosts Page and Keren discuss characteristics we’ve seen in women that inspire us: Adaptability, Resilience, Seasonality, and Courage. It's a long one, as we dive deep into each attribute, but it's brimming with admiration for the role models who have impacted us. Stick around to the end of the episode to hear our take on how you can be supportive of women on IWD and beyond!
Episode 08: Thirty, Flirty, and Thriving
It's Page's birthday month, and we welcome her to the land of the 30's!! In this episode, we play a little game of "Expectation vs. Reality" - what we thought our 20's was going to be like, and how they really turned out. We talk about the lessons our 20's taught us that we're bringing into the next decade, and then round out the episode with what we're looking forward to in our 30's. No matter if you're embarking on a new decade or wrapping one up, we're standing in solidarity with you in this episode about growing wiser and clearer about our own paths.
Episode 07: Fashion Fads and Faux Pas
We've got a fun and light-hearted follow up to Episode 05: "Confidence Never Goes Out of Style w/ Huong Vo" where Page and Keren delve into their dark pasts of misguided style choices in junior and high school. Clearly, we could have used the help of a fashion guru friend like Huong during those formative years. Whose dog attacked her whenever she wore flared jeans? Who broke a straightening iron with her unruly hair? You'll have to listen to the episode to find out!
If you haven't already, go back & listen to Episode 5: Confidence Never Goes Out of Style w/ Huong Vo -
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Episode 06: Goal Get 'Em!
In the follow up to Episode 04: "New Year, Intentional You", Page and Keren go in-depth on their goal setting process. If you're already struggling with goals two months into the year and not sure if you should keep at it, don't worry, we cover that too -- evaluating goals periodically and whether they fit your current season is part of finding success! Also, we discuss how accountability through community and celebrating every small victory is vital to staying on track. If you need some more encouragement on pursuing your goals for 2022, this episode is for you.
Episode 05: Confidence Never Goes Out of Style w/ Huong Vo
Break out the champagne and confetti, you can now listen to our FIRST podcast guest interview! The highly-anticipated guest is none other than our friend and fashion blogger Huong Vo. Huong has worked in fashion retail for several years, while running with a side hustle as a writer and style guru. In this episode, she shares with us the importance of developing your personal sense of style and how it's interconnected with our sense of identity. We came for the style advice, but left with some deep and amazing wisdom about confidence over comparison, perseverance, and taking baby steps towards your dreams. Join us with a celebratory glass (or mug of hot cocoa, whatever floats your marshmallows!) and listen in to hear Huong answer the question, "How do you stand for yourself in the fashion world?"
Learn More About She Sweats Diamonds:
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Episode 04: New Year, Intentional You
Have you already ditched your resolutions in 2022? Don't give up on setting goals for the year just yet! Page and Keren discuss why yearly goals are better than resolutions and how we approach choosing our personal goals. We also talk about how we set intention and focus with 'Word of the Year' and what our WOTY was in 2021. Listen in and then share your WOTY of 2022 with us!
Episode 03: Am I Brave Enough to be Me?
Last time, Keren took a spin in the hot seat. In this episode, Page is all fired up to tell us about her journey from being held back by imposter syndrome to embracing her authentic self. She opens up about her relatable challenges with people pleasing and body image, and what inspired her to take back her life and discover she's always been adventurous and creative deep inside. And, are we really going to get tattoos?
Episode 02: Am I a Leader?
Page and Keren kick off the Power Stance Podcast by...interviewing each other! First up, Keren talks about the thread of leadership throughout her life - how she went from a chatty, outspoken kid to an adult struggling with confidence and believing in herself, and the people who took a chance on her along the way. And of course, we ask ourselves the question: How do we take a stand?
Episode 01: The Story Behind the Stance
The origin story to rival the latest MCU blockbuster is here. Page and Keren introduce you to this ambitious endeavor - the Power Stance Podcast. If you're dying to know how we came up with the idea for our theme, what took us ridiculously long to launch, why we picked "Power Stance" as the podcast name, and what would compel us to sit in an office and shout excitedly into microphones, this episode is for you.
Episode 0C: Dating in Late 20s/30s (Then vs. Now)
Our last throwback episode takes us to right before Christmas in December of 2020, when Page and Keren tackled the most intriguing topic of all--how has our perspective on dating in our younger years compare to our perspectives now, in the wise, very mature (*cough*) era of our late 20's and early 30's? We talk about whether or not our criteria for 'husband-material' has evolved, and ask each other: How has maturing and changing the way you view yourself, changed the way you approach dating?
Episode 0B: Pandemic Life
In another throwback to 2020, Page and Keren answer these crucial questions: what's something you lost during quarantine/pandemic life that you realized you didn't need? And what's something you lost that you had to grieve?
Episode 0A: Career Transition
A throwback to the middle of the pandemic, Page and Keren talk through the changes that the pandemic has brought to their work life. Join us as we delve into the ups and downs of career transition.