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The Real Female Entrepreneur

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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Oct 29, 2018

This episode first aired in June 2017.

 

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Oct 15, 2018

This conversation with Jolie first aired in November 2016. As of this re-airing, it is the most downloaded episode of the podcast ever.

 

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Sep 17, 2018

"What are the things within you that need to be solved and reckoned with and unearthed and healed in order to help deal with this?” 

 

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

Rachel Ricketts’ beautiful and heart-breaking story exposes grief as an experience, not an emotion and inspires with a deep depth of experience and wisdom. After helping her mother starve herself to death following a debilitating 20-year battle with multiple sclerosis, Rachel was overcome with grief and loss. Despite this loss, though, she says that the her greatest grief is a result of the intersection of her race and gender. And this grief led to the incredible work she is now doing in the world.

Want a sneak peek? We talk about…

  • how her childhood and mother’s death led to the work she does today around grief and anti-racism
  • grief as an experience not an emotion and how to sit with it to move through it
  • how her greatest grief is a result of the intersection of her race and gender
  • how white women are causing harm every day, if you’re not actively engaged in anti-racism
  • how burnout is a form of grief and why it’s not a quick fix

 

WHO IS RACHEL RICKETTS?

Rachel Ricketts is a racial justice advocate, intuitive coach + public speaker. Combining her wealth of experience as a lawyer, certified intercultural communications educator + trainer, and loss + grief professional along with her personal experiences navigating the world as a black woman, she curates difficult but necessary conversations with compassion. She hosts online and in-person workshops including WOC Talks, specifically for womxn of colour's healing, and Spiritual Activism 101 which  promotes racial justice and reconciliation. Rachel has helped global brands commit to anti-racism + inclusion such as WeWork, Lululemon and TELUS. Her work has been featured in publications such as Huffington Post, Black Girl in Om and Thrive, and she's presented at international conferences including SXSW in Austin and me Convention in Stockholm. She loves donuts, dancing and all things metaphysical. Learn more at www.rachelricketts.com and @iamrachelricketts

 

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www.rachelricketts.com

Rachel on Instagram

Spiritual Activism 101

Sep 10, 2018

“Growth is the only way forward.”

 

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

I think this conversation with Caroline Zook may be the very thing your business-owner heart and soul has been thristing for, my love. This is Caroline’s third time on the podcast, and the well of wisdom runneth over!! Her story is a constant inspiration to embrace the evolution of your life and business with trust and from a place of alignment. Whether you’re feeling that gut tug or you’re happy right where you’re at, I’m glad you found your way here. Let this conversation inspire your soul, my love.

Want a sneak peek? We talk about…

  • Making the decision to combine her business with her husband
  • How Caroline decided to let go of a brand she spent the past four years building
  • The mindset that allows her to continue to evolve and change
  • How to overcome the fear of change
  • Making the shift from an achievement mindset to an alignment mindset (and why it’s important!)

 

WHO IS CAROLINE ZOOK?

Caroline Kelso Zook is the artist, designer and writer behind Made Vibrant, an online space dedicated to helping soulful creatives live and work as their most vibrant selves.

 

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

The Imperfect Boss

The Enneagram

Yoga with Adriene

Episode 19 with Caroline

Episode 103 with Caroline

www.brightestlifejournal.com

www.wanderingaimfullycom

Caroline on Instagram

Aug 29, 2018

”Take a deep breath, and take the next step.”

 

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

Oh, my heart, I’m so wildly excited to hop back into the podcast lineup with an L Chat for your beautiful hearts. The timing was right and I had this incredible lesson I’ve been learning that I felt called to share with you. So, here we are. If you’ve felt like you’ve been trying to force something to work that just hasn’t, this one is for you, my love. This is your permission and inspiration all in one to empower yourself to turn inwards, trust your inner guidance, and find what works for you.

Want a sneak peek? I share about:

  • The subconscious belief that success must feel forced
  • Why what works for someone else won’t always work for you
  • And how to find what does work for you when you’re feeling lost

 

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

“Eat, Pray, Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert

Jess Lively

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Aug 22, 2018

“Our worth has already been proven evident by the breath in our lungs and the beating heart in our chest and we don’t have to fight for it. It is something we can rest in.”

 

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

You know those soul chats you have with your best friend, curled up on your couch drinking wine? This is one of those. And you may be getting ready to meet your new OBFF (online-best-friend-forever). Ashton Long is the creator of The Authentic Woman, a platform that empowers women to live authentically as themselves, and when you hear her story, you’ll know why. So, go ahead, curl up on your couch with a glass of wine and pretend we’re all there hugging and laughing and crying and reveling in our worthiness, mkay?

Want a sneak peek? We talk about:

  • the importance of giving your first energy of each day to yourself
  • Ashton’s personal journey to body confidence and radical self-love
  • rebuilding after a toxic relationship
  • how your relationship with yourself impacts every aspect of your life

 

WHO IS ASHTON LONG?

Ashton is the founder of The Authentic Woman, a platform that empowers women to live authentically as themselves. She firmly believes that women have the power to shift culture, eradicate unjust standards and ultimately change the world. When she's not working with her husband, she is most likely sipping on a cup of local coffee, swooning over pottery or adding to her succulent collection.

 

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

www.theauthenticwomanseries.com

The Authentic Woman on Instagram

Ashton on Instagram

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Aug 13, 2018

“It should be simple. It should feel good. It should be fun. This is supposed to be easy. There is no other way. Every belief that does not support or boil down to that is an unplugged belief.”

 

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

This conversation with Rachael Dunville feels like a spiritual awakening, my love. So, grab a cup of whatever brings you pleasure and cozy up. Your heart is about to come alive! Rachael is an Intimacy-Alignment expert and fine-art portrait photographer. Her deep wisdom of movement and intimacy was born out of her own healing after breaking her pelvis. Her intuitive guidance for manifesting and finding more pleasure in life and business is something we all need. I’m so grateful I get to share it with you.

Want a sneak peek? We talk about:

  • How to live in the present moment while also manifesting your future
  • What that experience of Knowing really is
  • How she healed her body through visualization and movement
  • How to find more pleasure and playfulness while building a business

 

WHO IS RACHAEL DUNVILLE:

Rachael Dunville works globally as an Intimacy-Alignment Expert, offering remote 1:1 Mentorship + Movement Sessions, at her acclaimed company Aerosha.com.

She is also a renowned Fine-Art Portrait Photographer whose work has been featured on Well + Good, Glamour, Girl Boss, Modern Luxury, FastCompany, and Beach, in addition to solo NYC gallery exhibitions of her long-term projects.

Rachael spends her free-time passionately writing, cooking, healing, basking, conversing, and Instagramming.

No matter what hat Rachael is wearing, she values authentic-connection and feeling-good above all else.

Currently splitting time between NYC, Miami, and wherever inspiration leads her, she embodies a freedom-filled lifestyle, always at-the-ready for frequent travel and new experiences.

Her beloved hometown-homebase is in Springfield, Missouri, where she frequents to recharge with loved ones, get nose-to-nose time with her Billy-dog, and excitedly expand her various creative vocations.

 

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

Video: Bob Newhart - Stop it

www.aerosha.com

Aerosha on Instagram

Rachael Dunville on Instagram

www.rachael-dunville.com

Aug 6, 2018

”Be inspired by others. Don’t imitate others.”

 

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

Of all the joyfully infectious, lip-sync loving, pink-haired wedding photographers, McKenzie Deakins is my favorite. And I have a sneaky suspicion she’s about to be yours, too! Which is why I’m SO incredibly excited to share her beautiful energy and heart and her story (including the untold parts) with you. She’s been making magic photographing weddings for over a decade now. So, she knows a thing or two and has been around the metaphorical block enough times to have seen a lot change. The real reason you’re going to love her, though? She has this beautiful way of making you feel totally seen and wildly excited all at the same time. She adds a dash of sugar and excitement to everything she does and yet, she keeps it incredibly real. So, grab a coke (McKenzie’s favorite) and get cozy.

Want a sneak peek? We talk about:

  • How she first got started photographing weddings 13 years ago
  • How her Instagram famous lip sync videos first started!!
  • The impact of watching those you love struggle with mental illness
  • Running a business through difficult life experiences and really tough days

 

WHO IS MCKENZIE DEAKINS?

McKenzie Deakins has been shooting weddings since 2005. She loves to share her passion for photography by teaching! She enjoys shooting weddings, taking beautiful pictures of beautiful people and making Lip Sync Videos, but her goal in life is to teach! McKenzie is a Wife to Greg Deakins and mom of two stinking cute kids - Ellie and Harrison Danger. And yes, his middle name is Danger.  McKenzie believes there is nothing better than a cold coke, that Disneyland is the greatest place on earth, and likes to add 'licious' to the end of words to make them fabulous.

 

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

www.mckenziedeakins.com

McKenzie on Instagram and Facebook

Join The Sisterhood

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

Intentional Mentoring Sessions with Lauren

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