Women Worldwide with Deirdre Breakenridge

When you hear the word “trauma” what do you immediately think of? For so many of us, we think of major life events, big hurts, and huge feelings. But trauma is caused by all hurts because it has more to do with how our brain reacts to pain than what causes the pain. 

Dr. Alauna is a trauma psychiatrist and she advocates for building a set of skills to deal with trauma rather than prescribing pills. She’s studied trauma and psychology for over a decade and spent much of that time helping our US Military veterans.

Building a stronger set of skills designed to help you process trauma in many cases alleviates the need for medications. Dr. Alauna has been researching the best methods and skills to develop for years and now uses evidence-based practices to help her clients live healthier, less anxious lives. 

Listen as she shares what trauma truly is, why it’s important to understand how your body reacts to trauma, and ways you can process trauma in a healthy way. She’s digging deep into the science behind how our brains are affected by trauma and the safeguards it puts in place to protect you from trauma.

This was an amazing conversation and extremely timely considering trauma can even be caused by national events. Listen in to learn more.

Show Notes:

  • [02:00] What is a trauma psychiatrist? 
  • [03:30] How Dr. Alauna became a trauma psychiatrist? 
  • [05:19] What is trauma and how is it defined? 
  • [07:06] Learn more about how the brain processes trauma.
  • [09:54] How the brain processes trauma that hurts us. 
  • [12:57] Ways to bridge over toxicity from trauma to empathy. 
  • [14:48] Why it’s better to use skills over pills. 
  • [17:45] How our extreme vocabulary has affected perceptions. 
  • [21:37] What we’ve failed to learn as a society about balanced thinking. 
  • [23:14] Dr. Alauna discusses the LOVE skill.
  • [25:58] We are all creators.
  • [26:41] Her last thoughts on trauma hurts and empathy heals. 
  • [27:43] Connect with Dr. Alauna.

Links and Resources:

Direct download: WW304.mp3
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Have you ever been told that you need to write a book to cement your authority in your area of expertise? In many ways, the “they” in that question are probably right. But you first have to write and publish a book that has meaning. 

This is exactly what Andrea Albright excels in. She started her entrepreneurial journey in the health and fitness industry and has since written 25 books reaching tens of millions worldwide. She is on a mission to help authors find the same success she has by publishing books and making legacies. 

She’s joining me to share her journey but also to share why she’s so passionate about the publishing industry and the changes that it needs to make. She’s been in the entrepreneurial game for over 17 years and much of that time she’s been building an empire. 

Her goal is for authors to understand what it takes to do the same. 

Listen as she shares more about her background and what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. In her latest book, Visionary Boss, she’s explaining what it means to be a visionary and how to become successful in your own area of expertise. 

Plus, if you’ve been looking to publish a book, her publishing company, Beverly Hills Publishing,  could be just the right fit for you!

Show Notes:

  • [01:35] Andrea Albright is a legacy maker who is helping to transform the publishing industry. 
  • [02:43] Listen as she shares her entrepreneurial path and what made her start writing.
  • [06:00] How does she help other authors face their fears and challenges while writing and publishing? 
  • [07:34] Learn all about her new book and why she decided to write it. 
  • [09:43] Ways you can move past your own doubt. 
  • [11:38] How does self-care fit into the entrepreneur path? 
  • [14:58] What can you do to reset when you slip into self-doubt and stress? 
  • [19:14] Why Andrea is passionate about changing the publishing industry. 
  • [22:03] Andrea’s parting advice to the community.
  • [23:51] Connect with Andrea.

Links and Resources:

Direct download: WW303.mp3
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Increasing equity and inclusion in the workplace begins with the understanding that they’re currently off balance. This realization doesn’t need to happen with those that are currently on the losing end, but instead with those who have the power to make a change. 

David Smith and Brad Johnson are both highly invested in bringing awareness to the issues of equity and inclusion for women. After seeing what their own female family members went through while in the military they realized that this was happening everywhere.

They have both written extensively on the subject both from the psychological and sociological perspective of how equity and inclusion affects all areas of our lives. Their most recent book, Good Guys, is a great piece discussing where to find allies for women in the workplace.

Listen as they share information on the research they’ve done and how it has changed their own perspective on what it means to put in the work. So many men believe in equity, but they don’t do the work to make change. David and Brad are committed to bringing awareness and building more ally relationships.

Show Notes:

  • [01:32] Men supporting women in the workplace. Where are they? 
  • [03:05] David shares the work he and Brad do in the workplace. 
  • [05:03] Brad adds additional perspective on why he’s passionate about supporting women. 
  • [06:43] Who came up with the idea for their most recent book? 
  • [08:21] What type of person is the book best suited for? 
  • [11:17] Interpersonal best practices men can start integrating today to make a difference.
  • [14:39] Men are often big allies but are they doing the work to move past bias? 
  • [18:32] Learn more about the allyship gap. 
  • [19:49] Are some men just simply not willing to do the work despite believing in allyship? 
  • [21:49] Did they have any AHA moments while researching? 
  • [24:10] How allyship starts and affects your family. 
  • [27:29] Brad shares his parting advice. 
  • [29:48] Connect with Brad and Dave.

Links and Resources:

Direct download: WW302.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Raising money for a new venture is never an easy process, but when it’s done right, it’s very rewarding. Sevetri Wilson created and funded her first business at the age of 22 and has been a serial entrepreneur ever since. 

Her most recent startup, Resilia, a tech company designed to revolutionize how nonprofits are created and maintained, has now raised over $10M in venture capital and she remains the majority shareholder. 

Sevetri shares how she did it and why she thinks it is so important that you have a team behind you.

Raising money for a new venture in an unstable economy is certainly not an easy endeavor, but it is possible. Learn major tips from Sevetri and how to best prepare yourself and your team for your next pitch meeting.

We had an amazing conversation covering so many different topics related to raising money, building a sound business, and building a healthy team. Sevetri shares it all while also keeping in mind that we are operating in a whole new world. If you’ve been concerned about funding, you won't want to miss this conversation.

Show Notes:

  • [01:17] Have you been curious about how to fund your next venture? 
  • [02:51] Welcome Sevetri Wilson to chat about finding and securing funding.
  • [04:58] What sorts of characteristics do you need to raise money and capital? 
  • [07:00] Did she find that her age hindered her in securing funds? 
  • [09:24] Has she ever run into an issue with company control, ownership, and shares? 
  • [11:12] Why you should surround yourself with people who know things that you don’t.
  • [12:22] Should you have a team with you or do it alone? 
  • [13:33] The three things to keep in mind when trying to capture VC attention.
  • [14:18] Sevetri names one of her proudest moments and biggest mistakes in business.
  • >[16:34] What would an ideal retreat look like versus the reality of today?
  • [17:46] How does she stay present and focused with her virtual team and in life? 
  • [20:38] Sevetri shares her parting advice.
  • [21:52] Connect with Sevetri.

Links and Resources:

Direct download: WW301.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EST