The Coffee Celebration May 03, 2021
Lexi Blake: NY Times Best Selling Author!
Lexi Blake is a phenom. I read only three books of hers, but during our time together, I realized I have only scratched the surface! You will love the humor in her books and her strong female characters.
Debbie Weiss: A gifted author who speaks on midlife for women and how to make the most of your life.
Debbie writes so beautifully about where she found herself in her 50's and how she reconciled where she thought would be at this age. Her book and her life is confirmation that life can begin again at any age.
Deborah LeBlanc: A Woman who Never Gives Up
Deborah left a high paying corporate job to create a business that meant something to her. She sold that business, began writing books, created a non-profit to help teens become literate and she is also a clinical hypnotherapist.
Annette Nauraine..Middle Age Books for Women
Annette has a series of books called The Marriage Survivors Club. A group of middle-aged women tackling life in their 50's!!! A MUST for women everywhere!
Layla Reyne is a gifted author that writes for the LGTBQ+ community. Her books are amazing.
Layla is such a gem! I read her Perfect Play series and the first book in her next series Icarus. Her books are filled with action, love and redemption. Le Sigh.
Sienna Snow...I think not! Sienna HOT is more like it.
Sienna Snow is my new girl crush. An incredible author who takes female empowerment to the next level. In all of her books, the Heroine is a complex, dynamic and fearless woman. After meeting Sienna (yes, be jealous), I have no doubt that each female character has a little bit of her in them.
Brenda McNair: Successful Educator and Coffee Company Owner
Brenda has a gift educating young children with exceptional needs. Thinking there might be more for her, she decided to create her own luxury coffee company. I bought the sample pack. You won't be sorry.
Barbara Briggs: Her spiritual Path will Inspire You
I had the pleasure of speaking with Barbara Briggs. She is an educator of Transcendental Meditation, an author, a journalist and more. Her journey to where she is now helped me realized that meditation can truly help me mentally, physically & emotionally. I hope you will enjoy her episode.
Bracha Goetz: Author, Health Coach & Spiritual Mentor
Joan & Jane: The Therapy Twins!
Joan & Jane are absolutely fabulous. Nurses, therapists, authors and sisters. Get a cup & get comfy.
Laura Elizabeth: Coincidence? I think not!
Momma Fox Fire
This phenomenal woman is a mental health advocates, has her own podcast, Even Tacos Fall Apart, & she is a single mother. This hour I spent with her was not enough. Enjoy getting to know her,
Liz Bieler: From the Boardroom to Living Her Dreams.
Liz followed her parents and began her career in corporate America. When she was 46, she took a leap of faith and started pursuing her dreams. She is a gifted jazz singer, voice over actress and a celebrated author. Liz is a shining example that it isn't to late to create the life we want.
Jenna Ji Min Lee: An Author, a Life Coach & a Spiritual Guide
Jenna is the real deal. She has researched many aspects of spirituality. With this strong foundation, she has authored a book, Heavenly Creatures, created a sacred space for women and she applies these internal gifts she has to those she serves. Get a cup & get comfy. xo
Jane Stoller: Organized Jane isher business and so much more.
Jane Stoller found that helping others get organized and stay organized helped her clients internally & externally. Her business, Organized Jane, is designed to help clients remove the physical, mental & emotional clutter, so her clients can live their best life. She is a gifted public speaker, author and Jane sits on the invitation only Forbes Business Council. I learned so much from her episode. I hope you do too.
Devon Loftus is an author, speaker & business owner committed to helping women live their best life.
Dr. Patricia Petralba: A doctor dedicated to women's health.
Dr. Patricia Petralba is an Integrative Medicine clinician. Her Arizona office helps women with mental health, weight loss, birth, and how to be healthy for your individualized body. She also does online coaching. She is such a gem.
Amelia Wilde is a phenomenal author and you will absolutely love her books.
I had the honor to talk with Amelia Wilde. She is a phenomenal writer and even though I only read two of her books, I am hooked. You will be too!
Peter Hogenkamp: Practicing physician, author, TV host and avid hiker.
Peter is the real deal. He is a practicing physician for over 30 years. He is a gifted author & has his own TV show on Vermont public radio. He loves to hike, stay healthy and my hour with him wasn't long enough. You are in for a real treat!
Samantha MacKay: Healing her body & life by looking within
Samantha is someone I would liketo emulate. She has done the hard work of healing past trauma, so her body doesn't retain the pain. I am hoping she will join me again because there is never enough time.
Trenton Hudson: Full of Comedy, Creativitity and Coffee!
Trenton is one of these people who you always want to be around. He is full of joy, a dynamic professional and he never gives up. Take a listen. You will want him as your new best friend.
Samantha Chase: Gifted writer, fearless female & Pug Mom!!
Samantha knew she had to do something to help her family, so she started writing. She published her first book in 2011 and in the last 14 years has become a New York Times best selling author, she has written over 60 books and she is the girlfriend you never knew you needed!
Jodi Klaristenfeld: An Advocate for all Families
Jodi had her daughter at 28 weeks. She did not know what to expect and there was no one helping her along the way. She decided to create a sacred space for families of preemies, so no one else would have to go through what she did.
Terry Tucker: A motivational speaker, living his best life now.
Terry Tucker held many dynamic careers. He played Division 1 basketball at the Citadel, worked for Wendy's in their corporate offices, was a police negotiator and a sussful business man. He has been living with a rare form of cancer for the last 11 years and has written a book about his journey.
Sam Mitchell: A man living with autism and finding his purpose.
Friends...Sam Mitchell is the real deal. I loved getting to know him and what he does. He is a motivational speaker, who is busy traveling across the United States to educate others on autism. His company is called Autism Rocks & Rolls, you won't want to miss this.
Teresa Ramirez: Kindness is her motivation
Teresa has dedication herself to making kindness a topic to embrace. Whether it is a school, a corporation or one-on-one coaching, she will inspire you to make kindness a priority too.
Ines Johnson: I am in awe of this very successful author.
Ines Johnson used to write for television, and found her place as an author. She writes in 4 different genres and the books I read, that she wrote were truly amazing. When I spoke to her, I found myself inspired and wanting to read more of her books. You will too!
Annie Sanzere: Full of faith, full of love, full of life.
Annie was a student at Cincinnati State Technical & Community College when I worked there. A dynamic young woman, just trying to shape her life around her values. Her story is pure inspiration.
Jessica Lemmon: A gifted, talented, dynamic writer.
You will love getting to know her books. I had so much fun getting to know her and how she creates the romance series that seem to come so natural to her. I left our conversation with a permanent smile. She is literally your new best friend.
Sarah Gardocki: Fearless mom who started her own coffee company!!
Sarah so graciously let me talk to her about coffee. How she decided to start her own business. What it takes to own her own business and how this coffee company is family friendly. Get your cup & Get Comfy. xo
Reena Friedman Watts: A Gifted Professional
Jennifer Elizabeth: A Sister from Another Mister. xo
I met Jennifer at Miami University of Ohio. We laughed. We cried. We created such a sacred community. She is so brave. I look up to her always.
Pepper Winters: I want to be her New Best Friend!!
Pepper Winters is a gifted author of many genres and I am hooked on her writing. When a Moth Loved a Bee, had me transported immediately to a world I thought was real (it's not)! I kept asking the same question in different ways, but alas, she wouldn't tell me anything about the second book.
I have Book-Letdown.
Dr. Deanna Contino: Reached Her Goal in Higher Education
Talia Bailey: One of my favorite students.
I met Talia and Cincinnat State. I was her advisor for our Cybersecurity degree. We are still in touch and I am a big fan of her. She has faced some life challenges, that no one her age should face. Listen to how trusting and beautiful she is. xo
Please note that Talia and I were so happy to see each other on Zoom, that not all information discussed was accurate.
Sara Troy: A Sacred Sister from our Miami University Days.
K.A. Tucker: Gifted Author & Phenomenal Woman!
I have been reading books by K.A. Tucker for last 8 years. I have fallen in love with her writing and how she gives life to her characters. In this episode, we discuss her latest book, The Hustler Next Door. This is the second book in series that you do not want to miss. So, get your cup and get comfy, because Ms. Tucker is pure inspiration.
Goddess Heidi Gretchen Hulse
You met Heidi in April 2021. We went to graduate school together at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. I would not have made it through without Heidi's friendship. As we talk again, we are more aware of our lives as 50-something women and everything that goes into getting older. The aging parents, the separate lives of siblings and how we plan to leave our mark on the world. We reflect on what we thought our lives would be, while being so grateful for what we have.
Julie Torem: A truly phenomenal mom, friend & woman.
I have known Julie for years. In this sacred space, we share how we thought our lives would be by now and how we plan to create the best life possible moving forward. In this first episode of The Coffee Celebration; The Second Cup, we dig deep and realize that friendship is priceless, finding love is a bonus and that coffee is essential.
Judi Cogan: Event Director for the Cincinnati Coffee Festival!!!
Y'all!!!! I have lived in Cincinnati since 2008 and I did not know we had a coffee festival! Take a listen as Judi and I share a love of coffee, describe this phenomenal event, and tell you how to buy tickets! It is something you won't want to miss!
Ben Higgins: A really amazing person who will inspire you to live your best life.
You know him from Season 20 of The Bachelor, but for me, it was all about the coffee. With two of his friends, he started Generous Coffee and it makes a difference world-wide.
Racheli Littman: Dynamic mom, professional, wife, just about everything she does is amazing!
When our episode first began, I was nervous. Racheli is an Intelligence Officer for the United States Air Force, she trains in Krav Maga and does everything so gracefully. By the end of our episode, I admitted how much I adored her and she laid it out that we are all just making through day; which made me love her even more. You will too.
VaRonica Jackson: Dynamic mom, fearless woman and pure inspiration!
Y'all...I had THE PLEASURE of interviewing VaRonica. She has overcome challenges that most of us wouldn't survive. I laughed. I cried. I made her my new best friend. xo.
Emily Donahue: A gifted educator and phenomenal friend.
You have heard me say before that I have the most incredible friends. Emily is one of my posse. I met her at Miami University of Ohio (Love & Honor!), and it's been 20 years of watching her come into her own. The moment I saw her on Zoom, I went back in time and we both just picked up where we left off. I am so blessed to know Emily & call her a friend.
Dr. Sarah Uphoff: I absolutely love this woman and you will too.
Dr. Sarah Uphoff is an ally, advocate, trainer, educator, slam poet, mom and the list goes on. I met her when she was an undergraduate at Northwest Missouri State University and I was a hall director. Sarah's commitment to learning, educating and mentoring others, will leave you inspired and wanting to do more in your community. I love Sarah and her beautiful spirit. xo
Tina Crouch: An Entreprener, Author, World Traveler & Equestrian
I was absolutely delighted that Tina found me. I am blown away at her ability to pivot and find the good in everything. She created her own business when her job was put on hold during COVID, she is an equestrian coach, she wrote her own book and believe me, she is just getting started. After speaking with Tina, I felt like I could do anything I set my heart and mind to.
Maggie Leach: A 17 year old phenom.
Maggie Leach is an award winning thespian, Miss Iowa Outstanding Teen 2021, she created her own community organization and she not only a cheerleader at Pella High School, but an excellent student as well. I am in awe of her ambition, motivation and poise.
Anthony Frisina: Advocate. Ally. Author.
Rabbi Micah Becker-Klein: A gifted Rabbi and coffee lover.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Rabbi Micah Becker-Klein. My cousin Sharon has been my coffee dealer and supplying me with Roasting Rabbi Coffee for over 2 years. Getting to know Rabbi Becker-Klein opened my eyes to the coffee process, what it takes to start a coffee business and how religion and coffee can bring common ground.
Dr. Erika Michalski: Authentically Amazing
Dr. Erika Michalski is a dynamic professional, who has cultivated a business centered around being your authentic self. As we got to know each other more, I found myself drawn into her light and realized that I, too, could and should embrace all that I am. This episode reflects a caring, loving and wicked smart woman who encourages and empowers others to tap into their authentic selves.