Dec 11, 2019
Laura Lawson Visconti is a Sony Alpha photographer, travel-obsessed writer and social content creator based in Lake Tahoe. She enjoys telling the stories that inevitably crop up when travel and adventure intersect. Her foray into social media and photography began in 2011 when Instagram was released; today her social reach is over 150,000.
Laura runs a boutique social media agency called GEOGRAPHY CREATIVE, and is also the co-founder of DRINK COFFEE DO STUFF, a specialty coffee roastery.
Laura enjoys exploring the mountains around her home alongside her husband, former professional snowboarder Nick Visconti. Laura also loves camping, cooking, yoga, painting, whiskey and Jesus. She is happiest when heading to the airport, passport in hand.
Laura is visually impaired with a limited range of vision due to a rare degenerative condition called retinitis pigmentosa. She describes her spiritual journey dealing with this diagnosis and giving up driving in her e-book, Believing is Seeing. All proceeds are donated to the Foundation Fighting Blindness.
Laura joins me to chat about her story and our trip together today. You can find Laura online at http://lauralawsonvisconti.com/
and on Instagram @lauralawsonvisconti
Dec 3, 2019
Ellie-May got her start in the world of creative work at the age of 14. Creating images was a way of sharing an optimistic creative outlook with her sister.
At the age of 16, she photographed her first wedding which she continues to do today. Beyond photographing weddings, Elle-May quickly built a following in the LookBook community for her unique style and carried that following over from Cookbook and Flickr to Instagram.
These days she creates incredible work with her husband Christian and we had the unique opportunity to travel together with One Child to the Philippines this month.
Ellie joins me to chat about her story and our trip together today. You can find Ellie-May online at https://www.elle-may.com/
and on Instagram @ellemaywatson.
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Nov 27, 2019
This week, we have Stefanie Gass joining us on the podcast. After becoming a corporate powerhouse by 26 and realizing she needed a way to end the 60 hour workweek and travel so she could settle down and start a family, she was introduced to network marketing. 2 years (and a TON) of hustle later, she had “made it”. I.e. The top 1% of this company, paid for cars, free trips, and even walked the stage holding a life-sized, 50K bonus check…
Only to find her ego and insatiable drive to financial success wasn’t sustainable. Nor was it making her happy… with all Stefanie's eggs in this basket, and a team that was off and looking for the next best thing, Stefanie was knocked to my knees. 60 pounds overweight after my second son and borrowing money from my kid’s savings accounts to cover cash flow problems, she was searching for purpose, worth, and her calling.
Stefanie was led to renewed spirituality and went through a massive life transformation to find her truth. What she found was a passion for empowering and educating women to claim their potential, and to understand that true success isn’t found in money, it’s found in fulfilling your passions and fueling your soul.
These days, Stefanie runs a thriving coaching business and host a podcast called The Mompreneur Mastermind Show. Her mission is helping female entrepreneurs conquer their fears, step into their God-led potential, understand that they are worthy of success AND balance, and guide them with online marketing strategies to automate, create passive income, and create more space and time.
You can find Stefanie online at www.stefaniegass.com
and on Instagram @stefaniegass.
Nov 19, 2019
Michele Cushatt is an experienced communicator who speaks internationally to a wide variety of audiences including Women of Faith, LifeToday TV, Compassion International, Ziglar Family, Family Life Blended, and Focus on the Family. A three-time head and neck cancer survivor and parent of “children from hard places,” Michele is a (reluctant) expert on trauma, pain, and the deep human need for authentic connection. She lives and her husband, Troy, shared a blended family of six children, including biological children, stepchildren, and foster adopt children. They live in Denver, Colorado. You can find Michele online at https://michelecushatt.com
/ and on Instagram @michelecushatt.
Nov 12, 2019
Melinda Sims is the Founder of Mel Sharell Paper & Company a boutique lifestyle brand that empowers leadership mindsets and intentional planning habits through a luxe organizational tool, The Pinnacle Planner®. As a busy wife and business owner, she discovered that she needed a planner that would help her stay organized and on top of her daily to list as well as to help her grow as a leader. This inspired Melinda to create The Pinnacle Planner®, a companion tool that coaches leaders throughout the year to keep them on track to reaching their goals. Melinda lives overseas with her husband and mini-golden doodle 10 months out of the year. In her free time she enjoys lifting weights, cooking international dishes, and cuddling with a good book. Melinda has been featured in 21 Ninety, YFS Magazine, Conscious Magazine, Harness Magazine, GovLoop, Black Women Hustle and Love Darling Greatly to name a few. You can find Melinda online at https://morethanaplan.com
/ and on Instagram @thepinnacleplanner.
Nov 5, 2019
Goli Kalkhoran is a lawyer-turned-entrepreneur. That's a fancy way of saying she quit law, did a lot of soul-searching, tried a bunch of things, and happened on an idea she turned into a business. Goli runs Usie Booth, a portable, affordable photobooth solution for the digital age. In addition to her business, Goli hosts a podcast called Lessons from a Quitter, where she interviews inspiring guests about how they quit lucrative careers to forge their own path and create a life that they love. You can find Michelle online at http://www.lessonsfromaquitter.com
/ and on Instagram @lessonsfromaquitter.
Oct 29, 2019
Michelle Mazur, Ph.D. founded Communication Rebel® on the belief that communication changes the world, so that’s what she helps business owners, entrepreneurs, and speakers do: rebel against the status quo to make a difference, one compelling message at a time. She is the creator of the 3 Word Rebellion™ for creating a message that matters to your audience so that you can build your business and your movement. She is the host of the podcast Rebel Rising, a podcast for the next generation of leaders who want to shake up the status quo and reach more people with their message. Dr. Michelle is the author of Speak Up for Your Business and the bestselling Speak for Impact. Her rebel yell has appeared in Fast Company, Inc., Entrepreneur, PR Daily, Business2Community, and She Owns It. With over 25 years of experience and a Ph.D. in communication, Michelle has helped hundreds of business owners and speakers, some of whom have gone on to book $10,000 speaking gigs, become international speakers (even speaking in front of world leaders!), and raise three times the amount of money expected for the launch of a charity). She lives in Seattle, Washington, with her adoring husband, three obsessive felines, and a huge collection of Duran Duran memorabilia. You can find Michelle online at https://www.drmichellemazur
.com and on Instagram @drmichellemazur.
Oct 22, 2019
Liz Forkin Bohannon is the co-founder and co-CEO of Sseko Designs and the author of Beginner's Pluck: Build your life of purpose, passion and impact now. Sseko Designs is a socially conscious fashion brand that works to educate and empower women across the globe. By providing employment and educational opportunities, Sseko enables women in East Africa to continue their education and become leaders in their country and our world. The Sseko story has been featured in dozens of publications including: Vogue Magazine, Redbook Magazine, O Magazine, Inc, Fortune and others. Sseko has appeared on national broadcasts including ABC's Shark Tank and Good Morning America. Among other notable honors, Liz was recently named a top three Transformation Leader by John Maxwell, Forbes listed her as a top 20 public speaker in the U.S. and Bloomberg Businessweek named Sseko as a top social enterprise. You can find Liz + Beginner's Pluck online at http://lizbohannon.co/beginners-pluck
/ and on Instagram @lizbohannon.
Oct 15, 2019
Chelsea Crockett, now Chelsea Hurst made her debut on YouTube as BeautyLiciousInsider in 2011, and has since gone on to become a role model for millions of teens around the globe. Currently residing in Marietta, GA with her husband - Nick Hurst. Chelsea’s channel features makeup tutorials, life advice videos, and everything in between, including messages about Chelsea’s faith. Chelsea has appeared in Seventeen, Teen Vogue, and Trend Magazine, among others, and her website, ChelseaCrockett.com, is home to thousands of beauty, fashion, lifestyle, and advice posts. Chelsea’s greatest passion is connecting with her fans and subscribers and using her voice to make a life-changing impact on viewers across the world. You can find Chelsea online at http://www.chelseacrockett.com
/ and on Instagram @chelseakaycrockett
Oct 8, 2019
Ashley Abercrombie fought to overcome addiction, rape, abortion, perfectionism and dysfunctional relationships to become an honest, whole and free woman (most days). She wore a mask more than half her life, and considers herself too old, and too annoyed to ever put that thing on again. She has been in urban, multicultural, racially diverse ministry for more than 15 years, leading people and teaching and preaching at Bible studies, classes, schools, small groups, and Sunday services. She has an unrelenting passion for justice, particularly anti-human trafficking and mass incarceration initiatives, and served the city of Los Angeles for seven years, winning commendations from the LAPD and Los Angeles Mayor’s office, before transitioning to Manhattan to pastor at Liberty Church, Downtown, alongside her husband, Cody. Ashley is an Executive Board Member of Treasures, a non-profit that reaches and supports women in the sex industry and victims of sexual exploitation, while training leaders globally. Ashley is a blogger and a writer, featured in many magazines and digital outlets, including Darling, Relevant and Grit and Virtue. Her YouVersion Bible study, Finding God in the Hard Places, has been completed by over 200,000 people. Her first book will be released in the Fall of 2019, with Baker Books. Alongside fellow author and speaker, Tiffany Bluhm, Ashley is the co-host for the hilarious and helpful podcast Why Tho, which debuted at #57 on the iTunes Religion & Spirituality charts. The Abercrombies are nearly brain dead from sleep deprivation, but love their life, raising two incredible sons, Levi and Lucas, in their beautiful neighborhood in Harlem, New York. You can find Ashley online at https://www.ashabercrombie.org
/ and on Instagram @ashabercrombie. Today's episode was sponsored by Faithful Counseling. To snag 10% off you first session, head on over to https://faithfulcounselong.com/theradiantpodcast
Oct 1, 2019
Jess Connolly is a gal who is in the thick of it herself. She is the author of Dance, Stand, Run and You Are the Girl for the Job, and coauthor of Wild and Free and Always Enough, Never Too Much. She is also the founder of Go + Tell Gals, co-owner of All Good Things Collective print shop, and one of the founders of She Reads Truth. She and her husband lead Bright City Church in Charleston, South Carolina, where they live with their four children. You can find Jess online at https://jessconnolly.com
/ and on Instagram @jessaconnolly. Today's episode was sponsored by Faithful Counseling. To snag 10% off you first session, head on over to https://faithfulcounselong.com/theradiantpodcast
Sep 24, 2019
Justine is an Author, Speaker, and Certified Daring Way™ and Dare to Lead™ Facilitator (based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown), she has over 20 years of experience in traditional mental health and personal growth. She is the author of her best-selling books, Ever Upward, The Mother of Second Chances, and The Complicated Gray. She gave two TEDx talks in 2017 and currently travels speaking for workshops, retreats, and organizations. Justine currently lives in Saint Louis with her husband, Chad, and their three dogs. She enjoys life by spending time with friends and family, practicing creative self-care, laughing (many times at herself) and building butterfly gardens on her acre of land, which has made her an accidental butterfly farmer. You can find Justine online at https://www.justinefroelker.com
/ and on Instagram @justinefroelker. Today's episode was sponsored by Faithful Counseling. To snag 10% off you first session, head on over to https://faithfulcounselong.com/theradiantpodcast
Sep 10, 2019
Christine McAlister is a business coach, the founder of Life With Passion, and the bestselling author of The Income Replacement Formula: Seven Simple Steps To Doing What You Love And Making Six Figures From Anywhere. She helps high-achievers all over the world to replace their incomes (and then some!) and quit and stay out of their 9-5s, by building businesses out of their passions. You can find Christine online at http://www.lifewithpassion.com
/ and on Instagram @lifewpassion. Today's episode was sponsored by Faithful Counseling. To snag 10% off you first session, head on over to https://faithfulcounselong.com/theradiantpodcast
Aug 29, 2019
Shae Bynes is a passionate storyteller, teacher and mentor whose life and business were completely transformed by encountering the unrelenting love of God. She is Founder and Chief Fire Igniter of Kingdom Driven Entrepreneur, a global movement that inspires, teaches, and mentors entrepreneurs who desire to be led by God in their business so they can experience His best and have a greater Kingdom impact in the marketplace. She has authored or co-authored 11 books, including The Kingdom Driven Entrepreneur’s Guide: Doing Business God’s Way, Encountering God, and Grace Over Grind: How Grace Will Take Your Business Where Grinding Can’t. As an author, speaker, podcast host, and filmmaker, Shae leverages the power of a story to ignite greater faith in what is possible when entrepreneurs partner with an awesome and limitless God in business. Shae and her husband Phil reside in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida area and are the proud parents to three daughters, ranging from toddler to college student.
Aug 13, 2019
Originally from the Seattle area, she took what she thought was the “right” path; the path she was “SUPPOSED TO” take. She went to college, got a Bachelor’s degree, got the job in IT recruiting, and started working her way up the corporate ladder. Until this GUT feeling got TOO strong and told her enough was enough. It wasn’t that she wasn’t HAPPY or grateful for her life and career path, she definitely was- it was more so that she started to think that she was supposed to be doing something DIFFERENT and really had this itch to make her career about helping serve WOMEN in a massive way but she didn’t know HOW. So she took a few more jobs in the corporate world, moving into IT Project Management, moving from Seattle to NYC and even getting an opportunity to work at her DREAM company, “Google”. She realized (really unexpectedly) that she had a passion helping women on their health and fitness goals because she knew that helped them build CONFIDENCE and get more excited about THEIR lives. She built that business on the side of her corporate job, until it surpassed her corporate income and she officially became her own boss in April of 2015. Since then she’s spoken on large stages partnering with the Network Marketing company Beachbody, and helped hundreds of women build online coaching business’. But that passion EXCEEDS just the Network Marketing realm so she launched what is already a top rated Business Podcast, called “EmpowerHER podcast” helping women get out of their own way with TANGIBLE steps to take ACTION toward pursuing their dreams. At 29 she is now living in San Diego with her boyfriend of 10 years Seena and their ridiculously cute dog Lizzie (dog moms get it), often doing weird dance parties and trying to impact women in anyway that she can build lives they love.
Jul 23, 2019
Diane Mayor helps entrepreneurs lifeproof their businesses with strategic planning you’ll actually want to follow through on. With over a decade of experience in corporate investment banking, Diane knows exactly how small businesses should project, protect and crush their wildly ambitious financial goals, and has presented on planning alongside online marketing giants like Amy Porterfield and James Wedmore. In her spare time, Diane is passionate about travel, live events, coffee, Converse and spreadsheets - though not always in that order.
Jul 16, 2019
Ashton is the founder of The Authentic Woman, a platform that leads women to cultivate radical confidence and pursue their wildest dreams by awakening to their self-worth and breaking down their big dreams into daily action items. She loves working closely with women who are ready to grasp their inherent worth, tap into their power, and use their unique gifts and talents to make a big impact in the world. You will find her regularly embracing impromptu dance parties, sipping on lattes at local coffee shops, striving to be the best plant mom, and working alongside her super goofy and talented husband.
Jul 9, 2019
Mariana is a certified business coach and host of The Impact Driven Entrepreneur Podcast. She helps impact-driven entrepreneurs (coaches, consultants who want to make a difference in the world) increase their profit and impact using group coaching programs. Mariana’s number one passion in her business is helping business owners expand their reach and convert their audience to clients, so they can create change in the world while living the life they desire.
Jul 2, 2019
Hailey Dale, MA is a certified content strategist and founder of Your Content Empire, where she partners with small business owners who are over the shoulds and ready to build their content empires – their way. Through her programs, DIY content kits and award-winning, tell-all weekly blog, she’s helped thousands of entrepreneurs create smarter content on a consistent basis that delights them and their customers while growing their bottom lines.
Jun 25, 2019
Alexia Vernon is the author of the book, Step into Your Moxie: Amplify Your Voice, Visibility, and Influence in the World. Branded a “Moxie Maven” by President Obama’s White House Office of Public Engagement for her unique and effective approach to women’s empowerment, Alexia Vernon is a sought-after speaking and leadership coach to female (and male) executives, entrepreneurs, media personalities, and change makers who want to spread their ideas, positively impact people’s lives, grow their businesses, and advance their thought leadership. Alexia is the creator of the Spotlight speaking community, and she has supported thousands of speakers through her online trainings, live events, The Spotlight Speaker Accelerator coaching program, and her premier mastermind, the Spotlight Speakers Collective. A renowned women’s empowerment speaker who has committed her life to showing women how to “step into their moxie®”, since winning the Miss Junior America competition as a college freshman, Alexia has delivered transformational keynotes and corporate trainings for Fortune 500 companies, college campuses, professional associations, the United Nations, and she has delivered a TEDx talk on the future of feminism. Alexia has gotten her gab on with media such as CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, Forbes.com, Inc.com, European Business Review, and Women’s Health Magazine. Alexia lives in Las Vegas, Nevada with her partner in business and life, Stephen, and their precocious, wide-eyed daughter. Connect with Alexia online at alexiavernon.com.
May 16, 2019
Iviana is a Business Manager + Systems Strategist who helps business owners boost focus by getting them organized, creating systems, and providing support. She has worked with multiple businesses on unique and strategic marketing and operational projects. She's helped companies achieve their strategic visions and create effective systems to help them focus on the growth of the business. She's passionate about helping entrepreneurs transform the way they parent, live & work (and regain their sanity) via simple, fail-safe systems and strategies. She does that through personalized support and online courses. She and her team provide strategic and administrative services for businesses by developing systems to help them achieve their goals. Iviana also works with groups and teams through Personal Coaching. Her techniques are successful in powering through the mindset blocks that are holding back individuals from achieving their business, lifestyle, and financial goals. You can find her at http://ivianabynum
.com and get her free Instant Clarity Toolkit here.
May 7, 2019
Stephanie May Wilson is an author, a podcaster, a speaker, and the go-to guide for 20 & 30-something women as they navigate their most important relationships. For almost a decade, Stephanie has mentored thousands of women as they cultivate healthy, thriving relationships with God, their friends, their significant others, their calling and their work, and with themselves. Stephanie’s first book, The Lipstick Gospel, is a favorite of more than 60,000 women, and her podcast, Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson has reached ½ million women so far, was featured by FabFitFun as one of their 5 favorite podcasts, and is regularly in the top 50 on the iTunes Religion & Spirituality charts. Stephanie got her start as a writer when she packed up her backpack and traveled around the world for a year, keeping a blog of all of her adventures. She then served as Chief Storyteller for a multi-million dollar humanitarian organization, and then became the Editor-in-Chief of Venture Magazine. Stephanie’s writing has been featured on NBC, CBS, the Anthropologie blog, and Relevant Magazine, and she’s been a long-time blog contributor for CNBC’s Nightly Business Report, Darling Magazine, and the Christian Mingle blog. When she’s not writing, speaking, or recording a podcast episode, Stephanie is usually packing for a global adventure with her husband Carl, laughing with her close tribe of girlfriends, or snuggled up in yoga pants in her Nashville home. PS - I've got the BEST gift for you. Use code RADIANT10 for $10 off the latest Fab Fit Fun box!
Apr 30, 2019
Jessica Honegger is an award-winning social entrepreneur and author of the book Imperfect Courage: Live a Life of Purpose by Leaving Comfort and Going Scared. Honegger is the founder and co-CEO of Noonday Collection, a fast-growing social impact fashion brand dedicated to designing and selling an inspired collection of jewelry and accessories made by Artisans in vulnerable communities across the globe. By harnessing a passionate community of social entrepreneurs called Ambassadors who sell Noonday’s accessories at Trunk Shows in their communities, Noonday sustains dignified jobs for over 4,400 Artisans. Noonday Collection was featured in Inc. magazine’s 2015 list of the 5,000 fastest growing companies in America at number 45. In 2017, Honegger was awarded the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Central Texas. In this episode, we talk about practicing self-compassion, stepping out of perfectionism, not waiting for the perfect moment to do something and just going scared and doing it!! PS - I've got the BEST gift for you. Use code RADIANT10 for $10 off the latest Fab Fit Fun box!