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The Shameless Mom Academy

Sara Dean launched the Shameless Mom Academy to help moms lead more positive, powerful and purposeful lives #everydamnday. Sara is an award winning fitness professional, author, speaker, and transformation coach who spent the last 16+ years serving moms in the fields of psychology, sociology, health & wellness. But, it took becoming a mom herself in 2012 to learn that - holy cow - this is hard work, and if you’re not paying attention you can completely lose your own sense of identity while raising babies. Join Sara every Monday and Wednesday as she and her notable guests dig deep into topics like creating the confidence you crave; turn your struggles into strengths, building better boundaries, and tuning into tiny habits that can change your life. Discover how why thousands of moms all over the world are turning to The Shameless Mom Academy to live bigger, bolder, braver lives #everydamnday.
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Dec 30, 2020

Catherine Gray is a Producer, Author, Speaker, and Podcast Host. Catherine is also the Co-Founder of the SHE ANGELS FOUNDATION and 360Karma Productions. Catherine is producing a new original series for television called She Angels. It covers the exciting journeys of female founders and funders. The series, together with her SHE ANGELS FOUNDATION, has a vision to create a global initiative that will accelerate the funding of women, since currently they get less than 15% of the funding dollars. Catherine founded 360Karma Productions, which is a multimedia platform that creates everything from films and shows, to game changing events to empower women. These include past events such as the Live Love Thrive Conferences, workshops, and podcasts to the SHE ANGELS PITCHFEST, with the City of West Hollywood, CA. She will soon launch the SHE ANGELS TV series and the INVEST IN HER Podcast. The show and podcast series showcases ways to accelerate the funding of women, and provide resources and inspiration to the entrepreneur listeners.

Gray says, “I am so proud to have produced several award-winning films including the very first documentary film about gay marriage entitled ‘I Can’t Marry You,’ narrated by Ellen DeGeneres’s mom Betty, which aired on PBS in more than 60 cities nationwide. I believe filmmaking is a powerful catalyst to change on every front. My focus now is on empowering female entrepreneurs. I enjoy working on socially conscious projects that are impacting the world in a positive and powerful way.”

Listen in to hear Catherine share:

  • How telling our stories lead us to making societal changes that create equity and justice
  • Why we need more women inventors and investors
  • Why women only get 15% of business funding
  • What angel investing is and how you can become an angel investor at any level in order to support another person’s company/invention
  • How you can go ask for money and funding to start your company and bring your ideas to life
  • The first step to take if you have an idea to invent a product
  • The importance of bringing your visions to life to help others (why you must be brave and vulnerable!)

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Dec 28, 2020

What if 2020 wasn’t just a dumpster fire?

What if, instead, 2020 was the year you:

Built better boundaries

Got clear on what really matters

Learned to sit in hard feelings

Worked on your most intimate relationships

Got to know your kids better

Pushed yourself to stretch in new uncomfortable ways

Became a million times more adaptable

Decided your voice had value

Said good bye to relationships and circumstances that were no longer serving you

Found joy in ridiculously small things

Learned to laugh at yourself

Tried scary new things and didn’t die

Stood up for your core values - even around those who disagreed

Gained clarity on who you are becoming and who you want in your corner

What if 2020, in spite of it’s pain and grief, was a year of massive growth and life changing accomplishments?

As you prepare to close the door on 2020 and open the door to 2021, I invite you to think about what you are taking with you and what you are leaving behind. 

What if you left behind self doubt, over doing, over consuming, allll the noise, and ignorance & idleness?

What if you took with you hope, power, patience, ease, adaptability, self trust, boundaries, empathy, and your voice?

 

While we cannot flip a switch and heal the messes of 2020, we can step into 2021 realizing the potential that lies ahead - and the responsibility we have to meet that potential.  Listen in to squash your dumpster fire and find some beautiful remains.

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Dec 23, 2020

Kelly Altman is a certified health coach, a fitness business owner and a Shameless Mom to 4 kids, ages 2-14. Growing up overweight and lacking energy she fell in love with exercise and the way it made her feel in her 20's and became an entrepreneur by "accident" when she and her husband, Jay, started a fitness business in 2010.

After taking a back seat to the business when her 3rd child was born it was only then that she started to realize how much of her own thoughts, feelings, and desires were taking a back seat in so many aspects of her life. She knew something had to change when her physical and mental health were suffering and she was ready to play by her own 'rules' - including stopping the endless cycle of 'on and off' again dieting that had manifested when she became the face of a fitness business.

She became a health coach to help busy women see that in their life there is nothing more important than their physical and mental health and that they can put themselves first even when they need and want to show up for everyone else.

Through her one-on-one coaching, group coaching, and her new on-line course she helps women upgrade their lifestyle by forming their own rules around eating, exercise, and their daily habits so they can gain the energy and confidence they desire.

Listen in to hear Kelly share:

  • The impact of moving 13 times in her childhood and how it built her resiliency
  • Her compromise to work at a job she didn’t like to keep medical benefits for her daughter’s health condition
  • How she left corporate in order to help her husband grow their fitness business
  • How diet culture damaged her - while she was selling diet programs
  • How her dieting compromised her fertility
  • Her shift from following other’s lead to become a leader in her own right
  • How she asked her husband for support and not permission in her building her own dreams
  • The gift of COVID - How she has totally shifted her business to position herself as a leader and be in total alignment with her core values
  • The most important thing you can do to make change
  • How to put yourself first - even with a ton of people counting on you

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Dec 21, 2020

As a Health and Success Coach, Kelly Travis helps ambitious, high achieving women realize they don’t have to “should” their way to success in life or business. Through her programs and speaking, Kelly helps women realize what they actually want for themselves, ditch limiting beliefs and excuses, and create a sustainable action plan to achieve their big scary goals. Kelly models the ideal mix of professionalism, compassion, and discipline to help women get to where they want to go - not to where she thinks they should go (her methods are not prescriptive) but where they truly want to go in their career and life.

Her brave, sassy, and always approachable coaching style encourages women to take a cold hard look at their habits, mindset, boundaries, and everything that goes into creating a life on their terms.

Officially, Kelly earned her Bachelor of Science in Public Health with an emphasis on mental health from Central Michigan University. She is also a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where she earned her certification as a Holistic Health Coach. Her passion for wellness and her ability to create successful strategies to reach goals started in college, where she was a collegiate All-American runner at UNC-Charlotte.

Listen in to hear Kelly share:

  • The truth about our struggle to dream or create goals
  • The way we make choices that provide false benefits and let us hide from our dreams
  • How her eating disorder led her into her career
  • How her unplanned pregnancy pushed her to learn how to use her voice and ultimately leave an abusive marriage
  • Her daily coping skills to continue to work on herself as she recovers from an abusive relationship and is a single mom to two littles
  • How she shows up as her very imperfect, messy, most authentic self
  • How to start working toward a goal based on how you want to feel vs metrics & milestones
  • Why you need to make decisions for yourself and not based on other people’s formulas, templates, prescriptions or opinions

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Dec 16, 2020

Leslie Tagorda is a multiracial, brand astrologer, designer, podcast host, and author. An Aquarius boss woman and Human Design Projector, she calls herself a Brand Navigator as she guides spiritual entrepreneurs, social impact makers, and visionaries to become the luminary leaders they are born to be using an innovative system of empowered brand and biz astrology called The AstroBrand™ Framework.

Since 2004 Leslie has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs and social impact organizations clarify their brand so they can stop hiding and contribute their expertise in the world through their websites, social media, and brands.

Leslie hosts a podcast and Facebook community The Savvy Luminary – Astrology for Entrepreneurs.  And while you might think this sounds too woo woo for you, I invite you to listen in to all the really practical ways you can use astrology to greatly amplify your voice and your gifts in the world.

Listen in to hear Leslie dig into:

  • Acknowledgment that we have all lost something and we’re all grieving something right now
  • The rise and power of female leaders and spiritual leaders in 2020
  • Her accidental entrance into motherhood and grieving her pre motherhood life
  • How her multi cultural family lead her on a spiritual path to discover astrology - and then turn it into a career later in life
  • How to amplify your energy and your gifts by understanding your astrological birth chart
  • Why the massive energy around change, shift, and growth in 2020 is totally real and part of an expansion that only happens every 800 years
  • How this big shift applies directly to you and your ability to overcome self limiting beliefs in the near future
  • The reading of my actual birth chart
  • How having your birth chart read can affirm and validate your direction in life and career

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Dec 14, 2020

What do you need out of these holidays to consider them a success?

This is an important question if you want to make this time count.  In a year of heartbreak and loss, we still have the power to create joy and magical memories in alignment with our values. 

When I sat down to think about what I want out of this season, I came up with this:

Health

Safety

Good Citizenship

Joy

Connection

Rest

Having identified this list, it was so much easier to make decisions around what is right and what is best for our family as we celebrate the holidays this year. 

In this episode I help you decide what it is that you truly want out of this holiday season and then I give you 4 simple strategies to actually getting what you want. 

While this year is anything but normal, there are still plenty of opportunities to connect and find joy & magic this holiday season.  We are in this together.  I got you.

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Dec 9, 2020

Mia Hemstad is a wife and mom of two kids (ages 2 and 4). She works full time as a social justice activist, and runs her personal company online where she talks about her daily life with PTSD and depression and the importance of doing the hard, inner work of overcoming trauma and taking care of yourself. A recovering perfectionist and people pleaser, Mia wants women to learn to take their power back by making themselves a priority. Mia’s raw and honest content about mental health and stepping into her power has earned her features in media outlets such as Romper, Parents.com, Cafe Mom, and several others. Some of Mia’s favorite pastimes include trying out new coffee shops, taking naps, watching anything about food, and buying yet another journal from the planner section at Target.

Listen in to hear Mia share:

  • Her identity around being born on Guam, one of 11 children, into an African-Caribbean/Mexican/German family
  • What it was like to be an American living on Guam, watching the mainland US from afar
  • Her journey through PTSD, depression and suicidal ideation
  • How she was diagnosed with anxiety and depression and how it changed her life
  • Why she decided to start talking about her mental health publicly
  • How to catch yourself in perfectionism and let it go
  • The difference between self care and nourishment
  • The critical difference for women stuck in comparison vs seeking camaraderie

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Book: Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach

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Dec 7, 2020

Holy cow.  500 episodes.  500!!!

Part of me wants to be all exasperated, “How did that even happen?  How did we get here???”

But that would diminish what I know to be true. 

500 episodes of The Shameless Mom Academy happened because I chose to show up - ALL THE WAY UP - 500 times. 

I have shown up full of joy and hope. 

I have shown up with a broken heart, in a puddle of tears.

I have shown up to teach and coach and listen and learn and share and apologize and cry and push myself and push you and model leadership and celebrate. 

I have shown up on some of the best days of my life and some of the worst days of my life.

I didn’t get to 500 episodes on accident.  I got here on purpose. 

I worked hard to get here. 

Just like I encourage all of you to do, I’m going to own the heck out of this accomplishment. 

Most podcasts don’t make it past 14 episodes. 

And here we are. 

500 episodes. 

Your legacy is built on how you choose to show up over time. 

These 500 episodes are a massive part of my legacy. 

I have learned so much about the power of showing up over the last 500 episodes.  I have learned exactly why it matters, exactly how it can change your life, and exactly how it can open big huge doors to your future. 

Listen in to get really inspired and totally FIRED UP to keep showing up for your life and your dreams.

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Dec 2, 2020

Meredith Atwood is a former attorney, podcaster and motivational speaker, and 4x IRONMAN triathlete. She is the author of the best-selling triathlon book, Triathlon for the Every Woman, and the new book, The Year of No Nonsense. She’s the host of the iTunes Top 50 fitness podcast, “The Same 24 Hours.” She has been featured in The Boston Globe, The New York Post, the Seattle Times, and dozens of online publications. Meredith is a contributing writer to Psychology Today online, Triathlete Magazine, and Women’s Running. She is a sobriety advocate, and the founder of Grateful Sobriety. She is a USA Weightlifting Level II, USA Triathlon Level I, and Precision Nutrition Level I Coach. She is originally from Georgia and lives in the burbs of Boston, Massachusetts with her husband and two tweens.

Listen in to hear Meredith share:

  • Her spark moment in a spin class that changed everything in her head and opened her eyes to totally new layers of potential within herself
  • Her experience doing her first triathlon - in an overweight body
  • How she used triathlons and Ironmans to try and prove she was healthy when she was truly unhealthy
  • What caused her to give up a 2 bottle a day wine habit
  • Why she identifies as an addict and how she negotiates moderation and abstinence in different areas of her life
  • How she defines Nonsense and how this concept shaped her life
  • How to open up your Truth Onion in order to find freedom and liberation and escape a lot of your own self inflicted oppression
  • What real leadership looks like in these days of influencer culture
  • The dangers of marketers who present themselves as leaders and take no accountability for the harm they do online

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