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The Real Female Entrepreneur podcast is a 3x weekly dose of truth and inspiration for female entrepreneurs and women chasing their creative dreams. Lauren sits down with kickass women every week for real, raw, soulful conversations about the hard parts of both business and life. If you're looking for soulful conversations to inspire you throughout your week, you're in the right place. Get cozy. Grab your headphones. And stay awhile. New episodes every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday!
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Jul 31, 2018

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

Stoppppp in the name of badass women entrepreneurs, and push the pause button on whatever it was you were doing. Love, if you somehow stumbled upon this blog post or the description for this episode, it wasn’t coincidence. IT WAS FATE!! And while I believe every woman who dreams of starting a business or has already started one should listen to this conversation, we can at least start with you. You were made for big things. Just like Christina Stembel.

So, whether you have a college degree or not (she doesn’t) or whether you come from an entrepreneurial background or not (she didn’t) or whether everyone around you believes you’re going to do big things or not (she didn’t have this either), hear me now: you can build a multi-million dollar business and do incredible things. Because she did.

Mmkay. No, go hit play right this very minute and dive in, my love.

Want a sneak peek? We talk about:

  • How being picked on in high school shaped Christina into who she is today
  • Why Christina always knew she wanted Farmgirl Flowers to be a billion dollar business
  • Starting the company in her 100 square foot dining room in her one-bedroom apartment
  • How In and Out Burger was the inspiration behind Farmgirl Flowers
  • Her philosophy: build a company you would want to buy from, sell to, and work at

 

WHO IS CHRISTINA STEMBEL?

Christina always knew she wanted to start a business that would utilize her creativity, solve a real problem, and having the potential to scale big. She dreamed up the idea for Farmgirl Flowers in 2010, quit her job at Stanford University, and launched from her dining room in San Francisco, which housed the company (and her very understanding fiancé!) for 2 years. She’s built Farmgirl from less than $50K in self funding into an 75+ person company generating $15M+ in annual revenue. She’s not stopping there though – she plans to grow Farmgirl's annual revenue while creating a business you'd want to buy from, sell to, and work for -- because she believes it’s just the right thing to do.

 

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

”Grit” by Angela Duckworth

www.farmgirlflowers.com

Farmgirl Flowers on Instagram and Facebook

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Jul 23, 2018

“I believe that if we can teach little girls to dream, they’ll be the force that changes this world. But I believe more than that, that if we can teach broken women to dream like little girls again, it will be a force that this world has yet to see.”

 

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

Three years ago Amber had no intention of starting and running a full-time business. She was working as a nurse by trade and planned to start Eleventh Candle Co., a company that works globally to redeem, restore, empower, and equip those vulnerable to human trafficking, abuse, exploitation, and addiction, on the side. Her business grew exponentially, though, and a few years in she was running a multi-million dollar business, and the pressure was unreal. She found herself in a really dark place and was ready to quit everything. Life included. Through a journey into deep self-care, therapy, and looking inwards, though, Amber was able to find a way to put herself first. She learned to manage her energy instead of her time, and it impacted everything.

We talk about:

  • why she started a candle company when she doesn’t even like candles
  • how leading from a place of brokenness leads to burnout
  • how she sets up her days differently in order to manage her energy and not her time
  • creatively celebrating failure
  • learning to rest instead of quitting

 

WHO IS AMBER RUNYON?

The official line: Hospice Nurse who became a social entrepreneur. Amber founded Legacy and Eleventh Candle Co. out of the desire to bring hope to women both in the United States and in Ethiopia who’ve been vulnerable to human trafficking, abuse, exploitation, and addiction. Focusing on providing therapeutic work setting that allows all women a fair chance and opportunity to grow.

The bottom line: Amber believes that if we teach little girls to dream they will the force that changes this world, she believes ​more than that; that if we can teach broken women to dream like little girls again it will be a force that the world has yet to see.

 

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

The Mission: https://vimeo.com/194203575

The Mission Continues: https://vimeo.com/257033494

www.eleventhcandleco.com

Eleventh Candle Co. on Instagram and Facebook

Amber on Instagram

TRFE blog post

Jul 16, 2018

”Alignment is really connection. It’s connecting to the power of who I am and staying in that place.”

 

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

We’re picking up right where we left off with Ashley Beaudin in episode 235 (if you haven’t listened to the first part of our conversation, make sure to go listen first). Quick recap: Ashley’s journey of listening to her intuition is deeply rooted in her religious beliefs. She’s been practicing “hearing from God” since she was 14 years old. She’s also spent years practicing checking in with her heart to find intentional presence. We covered all of that and more in part one. We pick up the convo here with me asking her whether she ever doubts that intuitive voice and what that voice even sounds like.

In part two of our conversation, we talk about:

  • What your intuition sounds like
  • How to learn how to hear from your intuition
  • Ashley’s practice of aligning with the truth + power of who she is before she begins work every day
  • How the practice of getting into alignment has impacted her business

 

WHO'S ASHLEY BEAUDIN?

Ashley Beaudin is an inspirational speaker, heart encourager and coach to creative women. She is passionate about equipping women to develop a flourishing relationship with themselves, heal their identity and increase their confidence. You may also know her as the visionary behind #theimperfectboss; a movement that is making imperfect normal and inspiring tens of thousands of creative women to become real and confident in life and business. The easiest way to her heart is through soul talk, hugs and donuts.

 

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

Episode 29: Unashamedly Owning Our Story with Ashley Beaudin

Episode 55: Losing Your Voice in the Noise of the Internet with Ashley Beaudin

Healing from Trauma: A Survivor's Guide to Understanding Your Symptoms and Reclaiming Your Life

”Thinking Fast and Slow”

www.ashleybeaudin.com

www.theimperfectboss.com

Ashley on Instagram

The Imperfect Boss on Instagram

Jul 16, 2018

“I genuinely believe that if women were confident about who they are and what they did that they would heal the world.”

 

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned as an entrepreneur is that by trusting myself and leaning into my own wisdom, I’m able to do far greater things than when only looking for the answers outside of myself. This conversation with Ashley Beaudin, inspirational speaker, heart encourager, and coach to creative women, is a beautiful look into her own journey of learning this lesson, as well. Ashley shares about how she’s tapped into her own inner wisdom through her religious beliefs and how it’s directly impacted her business.

In part one of our conversation, we talk about:

  • Growing out of a place of judgement to find understanding
  • How listening to her intuition is a practice in hearing from God
  • How to find intentional presence by checking in with your heart
  • How to know if what you’re hearing is coming from your intuition
  • Consulting your intuition on practical business decisions

 

WHO IS ASHLEY BEAUDIN?

Ashley Beaudin is an inspirational speaker, heart encourager and coach to creative women. She is passionate about equipping women to develop a flourishing relationship with themselves, heal their identity and increase their confidence. You may also know her as the visionary behind #theimperfectboss; a movement that is making imperfect normal and inspiring tens of thousands of creative women to become real and confident in life and business. The easiest way to her heart is through soul talk, hugs and donuts.

 

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

Episode 29: Unashamedly Owning Our Story with Ashley Beaudin

Episode 55: Losing Your Voice in the Noise of the Internet with Ashley Beaudin

Healing from Trauma: A Survivor's Guide to Understanding Your Symptoms and Reclaiming Your Life

”Thinking Fast and Slow”

www.ashleybeaudin.com

www.theimperfectboss.com

Ashley on Instagram

The Imperfect Boss on Instagram

Jul 16, 2018

”Something that I’m leaning into and learning to feel more comfortable with the discomfort of, is that uncertainty. And because I know that nothing is certain, trusting myself and allowing myself to experiment.”

 

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE:

A wise human (Heraclitus, according to my google search) once said, “The only thing that is constant is change.” And, sister, this is true of business, too. I don’t know about you, but I went into business thinking I had THE greatest idea the world had ever seen and all I had to do was bring it to life. If you’d told me then just how much it would change and evolve, I’d probably would have wanted to punch you in the face for dashing my dreams. In hindsight, I would hope instead I would have hugged you for teaching me one of the greatest lessons I could learn before I even left the gate.

As the podcast continues to evolve, I’m sitting down to share with you my feelings about all of it: why it’s evolving, how I made that change, and some really key lessons that I couldn’t not share with you.

 

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

Episode 19: “The Evolution of Living and Doing Business Authentically” with Caroline Zook

Episode 206: The Dilemma of Motherhood and Entrepreneurship with Ashley Merrill

Episode 233: The Real Story Behind Greetabl’s Success with Zoë Scharf

Episode 216: L Chat | Embracing Change In Your Business

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