Le vital corps Salon

Le vital corps Salon

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Each episode, host/salonnière Kara Martin Snyder talks with a modern woman who is not letting BS and burnout stop her. It’s a pedestal-free zone chock full of real talk among real women across different industries about real obstacles and real solutions for the real world. It’s a soul-soothing space for all of the secret, frazzled Type-As, perfectionists, imposters, and over-scheduling addicts to make themselves cozy and recharge a little. Don’t miss this effervescent exchange of ideas, perspectives, and often unconventionally resourceful advice in Le vital corps Salon.
#0049: Barbara Oakley on learning, changing professional gears + mitigating workaholic tendencies
Sep 12 • 90 min
This week’s guest, Barbara Oakley, Ph.D., is the female Indiana Jones - a truly innovative and independent spirit. Professionally, she’s an award-winning professor of engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan and the Ramón y Cajal…
#0048: Nicole Stott on painting in space, experiencing transcendence + accepting our status as Earthlings
Aug 22 • 77 min
Today’s guest is Nicole Stott, a veteran NASA astronaut. When the idea for Le vital corps Salon was only a scribble in a notebook, I scrawled a list of roles in which women likely had to navigate BS and mitigate burnout. (Y’all know how much I…
#0047: Theresa Wiggins on achievement-contingent happiness, obsessive thoughts + courageous communication
Aug 8 • 94 min
Theresa Wiggins drops by Le vital corps Salon this week. Since 2014, she has been combining her passion for kids, families, and education through her business, Village Parenting. Theresa teaches mindfulness and offers in-home behavior management…
#0046: Aimee Gardner on exchanging the art of medicine for the medicine of art + slaying the star-farting cat
Jul 25 • 96 min
This week on the podcast, I want you to meet the smart, creative, and organized Aimee Gardner. Aimee is doing some socially impactful work in our shared neck of the woods here in the Hudson Valley/the Catskills. Aimee is the Operations Director for O+…
#0045: Debra Cleaver on being abrasive, getting fired + bolstering democracy
Jul 11 • 101 min
Today may be the first time you’ve heard Debra Cleaver’s name, but I have no doubt whatsoever that you will hear it again…and a lot. After today’s episode, you will know why I now associate her name with wicked smarts, a no bullshit attitude, and…
#0044: Miranda Mims on knowing what to hold + when to let go as a steward of cultural heritage
Jun 27 • 82 min
I had the great fortune of meeting this week’s guest, Miranda Mims, at a roundtable discussion hosted by Minda Harts at SXSW. (Yes, SXSW again!). After the roundtable, I organized an impromptu dinner at the Elizabeth Street Cafe, which is one of my…
#0043: Ruby Silvious on making it all up as you go + testing your discipline
Jun 13 • 100 min
The amazing Ruby Silvious, author of 363 Days of Tea: a Visual Journal on Used Tea Bags, joins me on the podcast this week. As I record this podcast, I’m slowly working on and growing the 33K Task List Project. After facilitating a craftworking…
#0042: Chelsea Collier on smart communities + boldly creating a career for yourself that doesn’t exist yet
May 23 • 106 min
Have you ever been frazzled, afraid, or felt like you were not enough? If that is the case, you are in the right place, my friend, to receive some inspired and totally doable action steps. Joining me this week is one of my mentors, Chelsea Collier….
#0041: Sara Cantor Aye on human centered design, social innovation + equal parenting
May 9 • 103 min
Welcome back to le salon, friends! This week, I want you to meet Sara Cantor Aye. One thing first, remember Patti Wilson from episode 31. I got to meet her IRL during the Professional Women Controllers 40th(!) conference. It was a beyond amazing…
#0040: Alix Kram on diving in at the intersection of discomfort and pain + expecting more
Apr 25 • 94 min
This week, we’re back to our usual interview flow. I’m so simultaneously energized and chilled out by today’s guest, Alix Kram. I first met Alix last year when I rolled stowaway on my husband’s business trip to Nashville. Alix and I got to talking…
#0039: Totally Kara on dodging cyclical burnout + existential arm wrestling
Apr 11 • 14 min
We’re doing things a bit different over in Le vital corps Salon this week. Typically, I introduce you to a modern women leaving her unique stamp on the world without letting BS or burnout slow her down each episode. Today, we’re going full-tilt…
#0038: Sherry Lee Benson-Podolchuk on staying powerful + positive when facing workplace bullies
Mar 28 • 108 min
Today’s guest, Sherry Lee Benson-Podolchuk, is a shining example of a woman not letting bullshit or burnout stop her. She’s uber-emblematic of why I originally created this podcast back in 2016. While prepping for this interview and researching…
#0037: Anna Mayta on perseverance, wanting to be good + learning to say “I don’t care/No me importa nada” to haters
Mar 14 • 77 min
Thank you for joining me for another episode of Le vital salon Corps. Before we jump into today’s topic, I wanted to express my deep gratitude to all of the women who have been sending me their task lists for my 33k Task List Project. There is…
#0036: Kishau Rogers on burning out on a cycle + honoring the power of quitting stuff
Feb 28 • 107 min
My job is to introduce you to modern women leaving their unique stains on the world. Yes, some might say color the world, but that always feels somewhat pithy to me. Stains are what you get when you’re out there taking action - sometimes the gritty,…
#0035: Galen Ayers on growing ourselves, choosing our roles + applying compassion
Feb 14 • 147 min
It’s Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re someone all roses & romance or someone that wants to throw-up a little in your mouth today, there is one love that is so very important. That, my friends, is self-love. In fact, self-love,…
#0034: Dara Kass on being likable, choosing your battles + carrying the mental load
Jan 24 • 101 min
Welcome (back) to another episode of Le vital corp Salon! This is the podcast where ideas, inspiration, and empowerment flow from women - the women who do not let burnout or BS slow them down. Before we dive into this week’s interview, I wanted to…
#0033: Teresa Garrett on optics, options + choosing what to suck at
Jan 10 • 95 min
Happy 2018! The new year brings so many new possibilities, renewed energy, and a clean slate. I am stoked about the direction for the podcast. The purpose remains the same: To introduce you to women who are making an impact on the world around them…
#0032: Jennifer Farmer on grace, pace + walking the line between mission and burnout
Dec 27, 2017 • 93 min
Seasons greetings! We are on the cusp of ushering in the New Year. I hope you’re finding some time to take a breath, chillax and slow the chaotic pace of the holiday season. Speaking of changing pace and not racing so much, my guest this week,…
#0031: Patti Wilson on getting things done, decompressing + getting off the path to nowhere positive as an Air Traffic Controller
Dec 13, 2017 • 96 min
One of the ways I support women is through this podcast. My job as host is to introduce you to women who are making an impact in the world without letting burnout slow them down. This episode’s guest is no exception. Back in April, the idea for this…
#0030: Kelly Lyndgaard on Radical Leaps of Faith, Playing to Your Strengths + Geeking Out Over Personality Tests
Nov 22, 2017 • 94 min
Kelly Lyndgaard, founder and CEO of Unshattered, a social enterprise partner of a women’s recovery program,
#0029: Dorie Hagler on 10-Minute Transformations, Non-Airbrushed Eves + Choosing Joy
Nov 8, 2017 • 107 min
Dorie Hagler, Photojournalist + Creator of the Visual Feminist Movement, “Me&EVE”
#0028: Lauree Ostrofsky on Brain Tumors, Magical Pens + the Power of Choice
Oct 25, 2017 • 108 min
Lauree Ostrofsky, author of “I’m scared & doing it anyway” + “SIMPLY LEAP: Seven Lessons on Facing Fear and Enjoying the Crap out of Your Life.”
#0027: Sarah Jacob on being an office antacid dealer, tango gypsy + CFO
Oct 11, 2017 • 99 min
It Could Be Beautiful. Not just the title of her film, this is what Sarah Jacob reminds us as she shares how adopting a special needs dog and temporarily living as a tango gypsy helped her recalibrate her financial career.
#0026: Magnolia Levy on deep listening, pulling threads + a to-go cup of beer
Sep 27, 2017 • 90 min
Matrimonial and family law attorney Magnolia Levy of LoPreto + Levy discusses how she found this work, unexpectedly started her own practice, and the importance of instinct and good communication.
#0025: Kirsty Grosart on slowing down, breaking things down + handstands
Sep 13, 2017 • 78 min
Garage Gym Girl owner/trainer and programmer Kirsty Grosart doesn’t let BS, burnout, or a gymnastics competition-ending injury get the best of her – or her handstands. Learn how she does it.
#0024: Rachel Citron on communicating + dream job alchemy
Aug 23, 2017 • 119 min
By leveraging her skills, effectively communicating, and performing some dream job alchemy, Rachel Citron created work she loves at Powerhouse Animation and Jet or Not Management.
#0023: Kara Rota on food, feminism + being a woman online
Aug 9, 2017 • 115 min
Macmillan editor & Clever Cookstr host Kara Rota considers the culture around food and challenges some major assumptions. We also talk about what it’s like to be modern women online.
#0022: Courtney Smith on structured creativity, career pivots + indie rock on MTV
Jul 26, 2017 • 106 min
Author, editor and former MTVer Courtney E. Smith shared how she structures her days/weeks to optimize her creative output, walks us through her career pivots + talks indie rock.
#0021: Donna Cohen on negotiation, dealing with haters, and what to do when you don’t know what to do
Jul 12, 2017 • 87 min
Learn practical tools from Attorney Donna Cohen, who blasts past gender barricades and BS whether she’s becoming the 1st woman partner at a law firm or on behalf of her sports & entertainment clients.
#0020: Erin Barra on navigating shifted life goals + being perceived as a b*tch
Jun 28, 2017 • 93 min
Meet the Creative Swiss Army Knife known as Erin “Mamma” Barra. She’s a skilled troubleshooter in the world of musical who drops by to talk juggling work identity v. others’ perception, life goal agility, and turning around chronic stress.
#0019: Susan Parnell on embracing the pain + starting a business when life gives you Lyme
Jun 14, 2017 • 55 min
You’re dealing with a chronic condition like Lyme Disease and struggling to find some meaning in all of it. You’re a working mom trying to find more flow as you juggle your multiple roles every single day. Meet Susan Parnell, founder of Wild Leaf Active T
#0018: Lany Sullivan on being an interview faker, caretaker + digital nomad
May 24, 2017 • 75 min
Your career is stagnating, or worse, imploding. You’re navigating a huge career leap and feel a little freaked-out. Then, a family member gets sick. And you’ve wondered how you’re going to put your life back together again. Meet Lany Sullivan.
#0017: Yvi Heiman on overthinking, wasting time + Netflix binges
May 10, 2017 • 91 min
If you’re someone who procrastinates via overthinking, talks yourself out of making decisions, and thinks taking breaks are for wimps, you won’t want to miss this episode with Yvi Heimann, CEO of Pacific Crest Media and Ask Yvi. Tune in!
#0016: Minda Harts on being at the table, using the right fork + imaginary mentors
Apr 26, 2017 • 76 min
Meet go-gettin’ Minda Harts, founder & CEO of The Memo. She is squarely focused on helping women of color achieve a seat at the table and feel confident when they get there. She drops by Le vital corps Salon with a toolbox chock full of skills & stories.
#0015: Lauren Faulk on hustle, health scares + investing in people
Apr 12, 2017 • 123 min
Lauren Faulk is a fiery, multi-lingual, country Cajun-turned-Mexico City teacher at Latin Language Link and social do-gooder at Rizos de Amor y Alegra. And she’s got stories and wisdom galore for our sister Type-As.
#0014: Nicole Atkins on fear + friends
Mar 29, 2017 • 15 min
A short bonus episode and totally unexpected conversation with the funny, old soul of a musician and songwriter Nicole Atkins from SXSW.
#0013: Pam Victor on improv, self-inquiry + being enough
Mar 22, 2017 • 117 min
Pam Victor, Founder and President of Happier Valley Comedy, offers tremendous insight into improv’s practical applications, which helps us slay the mental BS that slows us down or burns us out.
#0012: Katy Moonan on leadership, social life + social enterprise
Mar 8, 2017 • 101 min
Katy Moonan bravely offers real talk about how she’s juggling her work and social life (or not some days) as Founder & Director of ArteSana, a startup social enterprise, while developing her leadership skills. No BS up in here.
#0011: Beth Martinez on confidence, sexual assault + self-care
Feb 22, 2017 • 101 min
Beth Martinez, owner of Danger Village, doesn’t hold back in this episode in the hopes her, sometimes traumatic, life lessons can help other women speak up with greater confidence. Be prepared to be inspired.
#0010: Jamie Lee on negotiation, money + fear
Feb 8, 2017 • 80 min
Jamie Lee is a She Negotiates consultant and a Toastmasters award-winning public speaker dedicated to helping women get bolder, braver and better paid. We talk about negotiation - the fears, the stories we tell ourselves, and money.
#0009: Sandra Costello on hugs, panic attacks + shaking off judgment
Jan 25, 2017 • 86 min
Sandra Costello, is living her purpose - drawing out peoples’ stories and capturing them in a photograph. We talk about the power of hugs, how lists were her path to freedom from debilitating anxiety, making money, and shaking off judgment.
#0008: Nicole Barsalona on maternal loss + connecting music mavens
Jan 11, 2017 • 90 min
Nicole Barsalona dives into into topics like managing awkward conversations after a stillbirth, becoming grounded in her own powerful story, and attempting to get organized…with total grace and humor.
#0007: Sarah Williams on rivalry, not fixing everything + surviving entrepreneurial funks
Dec 28, 2016 • 84 min
Sarah Williams is the Head Coach/Owner of Element Athletics, a field hockey club program in Western Massachusetts. She dropped by to talk about female rivalry, knowing when to step back instead of fixing, and surviving entrepreneurial funks.
#0006: Marika Anthony-Shaw on getting the work done and holding it together(most days).
Dec 14, 2016 • 94 min
Marika Anthony-Shaw is Founder and CEO of Plus 1, but you may recognize her from her years in Arcade Fire. She candidly shares her transition to the world-changing work at Plus 1 and being a working mom.
#0005: Robin Rodig on shaking things up, growing thicker skin, and simplifying life
Nov 23, 2016 • 90 min
How did a self-described, perfect attendance awarding-winning rule-follower who worked for the same company for 16 years turn what was meant to be a one-month vacation into a creative career? Robin Rodig will clue you in when you tune in.
#0004: Sally Ekus on career zig-zags, negotiating and literally celebrating mistakes
Nov 9, 2016 • 65 min
Sally Ekus is a literary agent with the Lisa Ekus Group. We zig and zag covering topics like radical career shifts, negotiation for women, the benefits of improv, ninja networking skills, first time author advice, and more.
#0003: Amber Ladley on creative reuse, upcycling + web design
Oct 26, 2016 • 82 min
Amber Ladley is a creative entrepreneur who has spent over 15 years building websites and has a lifelong passion for crafting, which stimulates creativity and digitally detoxes us. Plus lessons learned from a painful business decision.
#0002 Angela Lussier on finding your voice and using it
Oct 12, 2016 • 70 min
Some women stay invisible because they don’t use their voices. Speaking School for Women and Speaker Sisterhood founder, Angela Lussier, knows this trick all too well as once “shy girl.” Learn what happened when she spoke up.
#0001 RJ Redden on productivity and priorities
Oct 12, 2016 • 85 min
Are you using productivity to do more shouldy obligatory tasks or something that actually contributes to a life spiked with passion + slathered with joy? If you’re more the former than the latter, meet rebel RJ Redden a.k.a. @QueenNinjaGuru.
#0000 Welcome to Le vital corps Salon!
Oct 12, 2016 • 5 min
Welcome to Le vital corps Salon - the virtual lounge for frazzled women, including the Type-As, the imposters, and the over-scheduling addicts who don’t want BS and burnout slowing them down.