Women Worldwide with Deirdre Breakenridge

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Divorce isn’t a happy subject no matter when it comes up, but in times like these, it’s even worse. What is already a contentious affair becomes ten-fold worse when the courts are backed up and tensions are high. 

No one knows this better than family law attorney Morghan Richardson. She’s worked her way through several different careers and has settled on the personal aspect that is family law. She has fought complex divorce cases and knows the range of emotions and experiences that come out of these situations. 

Listen as we discuss women in law, her own personal experience as a divorcee, and why this is one of the worst times for family cases. For so many marriages, having a break from “together time” is essential, and that’s simply not possible right now.

Morghan shares her views on the courts as they stand right now, why marriages are under so much stress in this time, and what we can do to maintain our sanity. This was a truly enlightening conversation with a woman millennial in the field of law. You won’t want to miss it.

Show Notes:

  • [02:41] Welcome Morghan Richardson to Women Worldwide and why did she become a divorce attorney? 
  • [04:56] What do the courts look like right now? 
  • [06:20] Has the increased stress affected the number of divorce cases she’s picked up?
  • [08:45] Does Morghan face challenges being a woman in law? 
  • [09:30] What are women in Morghan’s generation looking for overall? 
  • [11:28] Does Morghan have mentors in law? 
  • [13:16] Why should you keep ethics top of mind? 
  • [14:27] Any huge “ah-has” in Morghan’s career? 
  • [16:45] How has Morghan shifted her focus and faced challenges throughout her career? 
  • [19:15] What motivates Morghan to keep going each and every day? 
  • [20:39] Hear Morghan’s parting advice for the Women Worldwide community. 
  • [21:41] Connect with Morghan.

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How do you find happiness after escaping abuse and becoming the sole provider for your child? For Marja Zapusek it took accessing her consciousness and understanding that her reality was shaped by her choices.

Despite having a successful corporate career and what appeared to be a happy and stable, normal life, Marja was not happy. After getting out of her relationship, she tried many different modalities, but it wasn’t until she found Access Consciousness that she began to find her happiness. 

She is now an Access Consciousness Certified Facilitator and a corporate mediator. She’s healthy, happy, and building a thriving business that supports her and her daughter. 

Listen in as she shares how she reached this place and why taking ownership of your actions is the first step to accessing your full consciousness. Marja gave such amazing advice during this interview as well as ways to be more in tune with your body and heart. Remember, you are responsible for your happiness, so make sure that you are consciously intentional. 

Show Notes:

  • [01:43] What does it mean to be fully conscious? 
  • [03:05] How does one become an access consciousness facilitator? 
  • [05:16] Was the realization understanding that she was the one creating everything in her life? 
  • [06:54] Learn how you can step back and evaluate if you find yourself in a cycle of unhappiness.
  • [10:07] Your point of view creates your reality. 
  • [13:31] How do you push beyond familiar boundaries? 
  • [16:10] What kinds of challenges does Marja face and how does she address them? 
  • [19:39] Learn more about the changes people see as they complete the Access Consciousness modalities. 
  • [21:27] What motivates Marja to keep going each and every day. 
  • [22:39] One final piece of advice to take steps toward active consciousness. 
  • [23:39] Connect with Marja. 

Links and Resources:

Maria’s Website

Maria on Facebook
Maria on YouTube

Access Consciousness

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Having trouble with your virtual meetings? Whether it be due to the lighting, your designated workspace, your love of pajama bottoms, or lack of a mic, there are a few things that you can do to be sure your meetings are as focused as possible.

First, make sure you’ve set up a proper workspace. If you don’t like the background available, choose one in Zoom. Make sure you have a headset and a mic, and if possible be sure the camera is above you with the lighting in front and to the side. You’ll be seen and heard with fewer distractions. 

Even if you don’t have a stellar background, you can choose one in Zoom. If you have a dedicated office, make sure that your personality shines through while still remaining professional. 

Focus. The most respectful thing you can do for yourself and your co-workers is to focus during your meetings. Give them the time and respect they deserve so that your meetings are productive and you don’t have to ask additional questions. 

Lastly, be human. Things happen. We are all dealing with unprecedented times, so if something goes wrong, laugh it off and move on. Just remember that businesses are still running and use your meeting time wisely.

Show Notes:

  • [01:40] What’s your remote workplace look like? 
  • [02:30] How you can make your virtual meetings look more professional. 
  • [03:56] Let’s talk about lighting. 
  • [05:20] Don’t forget to focus on the meeting at hand so you’re present.
  • [06:10] Your body language still matters. 
  • [08:15] Be a human in your meetings. 

Links and Resources:

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When Helen Owens was just 11 years old she started losing her hair. She was sure she was dying but later found out that she has an autoimmune disease called alopecia. When she was scared and being bullied, the “granny” of her neighborhood pulled her aside and changed her life forever. 

Granny made wigs and showed a young Helen how to do the same. In that time, at that young age, she knew what she was meant to do with her life. By the time she was 17, Helen was married with two kids and had dropped out of college, but she was not ready to give up her dream. 

She worked as a maid to put herself through cosmetology school and as soon as she got her license started working out of her home. Word spread like wildfire about the amazing work she was doing with wigs and her business started booming. 

As she got to know her clients better and better she realized that many of the women she worked with were very sick. She was helping women find comfort and solace during some of the most difficult times in their lives and it was then she realized she’d found her bigger purpose. 

Helen’s entire career has been built through triumphing over adversity and always serving from a place of love and acceptance. Listen in as she tells her story and invites us all to find and give more kindness to those around us. 

Show Notes:

  • [01:51] Helen Owens is no stranger to tough times and those times have fueled her journey.
  • [03:02] How did Helen find her greatest purpose through very rough circumstances?
  • [05:35] Learning how to make wigs changed Helen’s life. 
  • [08:31] By the age of 17 she was married with two kids and had dropped out of high school, but pursued cosmetology.
  • [11:01] When she realized she wasn’t just helping with hair loss she knew that she found her bigger purpose.
  • [13:18] How Finding Our She-Compass was born.
  • [16:27] Can you work hard, help others, and still focus on your personal goals? 
  • [17:33] How can your She-Compass help you as you go through life obstacles? 
  • [20:01] We need to spread love, kindness, and joy like wildfire in times like these.
  • [23:26] What kinds of challenges does Helen face today and how does she approach them?
  • [26:24] Helen shares the one bit of advice she’d like everyone to leave with.
  • [28:18] Connect with Helen.

Links and Resources:

Helen’s Website
She Compass Website

Helen on Instagram
Helen on Facebook
Helen on Twitter

The She-Compass Show
Finding Our She-Compass by Helen Owens

Email: helenshairsecrets@gmail.com

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In these times of social distancing and remote work, your communication is more important than ever. This has been a theme throughout our interviews lately because it is so true. But what about when we’re through this time, how will the communication standards that are set now, impact the future.

Samantha (Sam) Shattuck is the Director of Marketing for North American Bancard. She oversees the communication and messaging efforts for several different businesses throughout North America, and she’s here to discuss how communication leads to brand resilience.

Listen as she shares her journey into the FinTech world and how her own personal brand has evolved as she’s grown more confident in a male dominated industry. How have those lessons impacted her ability to build strong messaging platforms for Bancard’s clients? 

Her words are so strong and so impactful because as many of us are coming to realize, this time would be wasted if we went back to “normal” in the end. This is a time to listen to our bodies, practice self-care, and start thinking about how we can do better in the future.

We touch on everything from creating sustainable schedules to understanding why self-care routines are necessary now and always. Sam also shares how she is beating the stress and anxiety of these times. Listen in for some amazing words of advice and encouragement.

Show Notes:

  • [02:47] Welcome Sam Shattuck to chat about brand messaging in tough times. 
  • [03:45] What pushed Sam to join the FinTech world? 
  • [05:14] Learn the best way to pivot in this time through communication and messaging. 
  • [07:48] Brands that deserve our business are the brands that… Sam fills in the blank.
  • [09:48] How can women stand out in the FinTech realm during normal times and hard times? 
  • [13:43] Can social media help you avoid brand damage? 
  • [15:17] Has Sam had a learning moment that has helped define her career? 
  • [18:17] What sorts of challenges has Sam faced in recent times? 
  • [19:50] Does Sam have tried and found true ways to combat stress? 
  • [22:41] Sam gives her advice for what happens when things go “back to normal.”
  • [23:56] Connect with Sam. 

Links and Resources:

Sam on LinkedIn
Sam on Instagram

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