Stepping Up for the Working Mom

Stepping Up for the Working Mom
Inspiring hope and motivating you to make bold moves, all while listening to your intuition to up level your life and become the person you are meant to be! I will challenge you to think differently, to open your eyes to new ideas and to support you. I…

Your dreams require action
Oct 19 • 19 min
We all have dreams, and it’s easy to dream, it’s not always easy to take action on those dreams.
Following my cycle for more mind/body awareness
Oct 12 • 16 min
Through the practice of tracking my cycle and now actively seed cycling I noticed some major shifts each month. I’m slowly becoming more aware of times of low energy and times of high energy. Through this awareness I’m using my cycle to plan out my…
Finding Courage Over Fear
Oct 7 • 14 min
Having courage is about taking action in spite of fear! The fear will always be there and if we wait for the fear to go away we’ll never take the action.
Meditation to boost creativity
Sep 29 • 25 min
Meditation can help you find inspiration when you feel you have none!! It allows you to quiet the body and open up the mind to all sorts of new ideas!!
Inutition for work and life
Sep 21 • 27 min
Do you use intuition in your work? Do you take the time to listen to your intuition and when you do, do you even believe in it?
What do you need right now?
Sep 14 • 21 min
The top question I’m asking myself right now is “What do I need right now?” It’s also a question that is filled with guilt and shame because putting my needs before my kids or husband is difficult.
Learning lessons through personal growth
Sep 7 • 25 min
Inspired by my own growth and lessons learned this episode is about the journey. It’s about looking at your struggles and challenges as powerful growth opportunities.
Workplace inclusion for women ~ Interview with Brea Starmer
Aug 31 • 34 min
Brea Starmer is the Founder of Lions+Tigers, a marketing and strategy consultancy building a bridge to the future of work.Brea is most passionate about helping people thrive in their “highest and best use” through courageous action.
Be more productive with your time
Aug 24 • 18 min
In this episode you will learn how to ensure you get more focused, so that you are more productive in less time. It’s about being inspired, being productive and being efficient!!
Want to become a morning person?
Aug 20 • 17 min
In this episode I’m sharing with you tips on how I work to get myself out of bed, because even though it’s a challenge it’s always worth it!!!
The struggle of doing it all
Aug 17 • 20 min
In this episode you’ll learn tips about how to let go of the hustle, focus on the priorities and enjoy your life without the feeling of having to do it all!!!
What defines a successful entrepreneur?
Aug 13 • 23 min
After being triggered by a post on social media I dive deep into what it really means to be a successful entrepreneur. How does society define it, how do I define it and how you can define it for yourself. Is it money? Is number of followers? What is it?
Our Moving Journey
Aug 10 • 24 min
We left our home of 11 years. The place we brought home our 2 babies and our fur baby. The only home they’ve ever known. It was an adventure filled with all the emotions from grief to joy, to gratitude and fear.
The power of visualization
Jul 30 • 26 min
In this episode I share how I used visualization in my life and how you can start using visualization to creat the life you desire!
How can I be more calm?
Jul 27 • 20 min
How can I be more calm? This is a question I’ve been asking myself lately because my anger is something I’m trying to be aware of lately.
Balance is possible ~ Interview with Rina Meushaw
Jul 23 • 37 min
Rina Meushaw teaches busy working Moms how to feel more balanced and calm in their everyday lives.
Discover Your Work/Life Balance
Jul 20 • 29 min
You will learn how I went from full-time employee trying to side-hustle my way to work/life balance, to making more income a month than my full-time job in less than 2 years!
Kids, Screentime & Quarantine
Jul 16 • 15 min
It has not been easy parenting, working and giving the kids boundaries around screen time. Recently we decided to send our kids to summer care part-time. At the time of this recording though we hadn’t made that decision yet.
Finding Meaninful Work ~ Interview with Lynne Golodner
Jul 13 • 43 min
Lynne Golodner is the founder of the Make Meaning Movement. In this episode we discuss finding purpose-driven work, starting a business during divorce and single parenting, and much more!
The mindset of losing weight
Jul 9 • 25 min
It might not be the fancy topic to talk about, but so much about losing weight is around mindset. In this episode I’m sharing with you that 2 years ago I made the commitment to lose 20 lbs, and here I am 2 years finally starting to see the physical…
Move beyond imposter syndrome ~ Interview with Rachel Dash-Dougherty
Jul 6 • 44 min
Rachel Dash-Dougherty - aka the Grounded Therapist is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and 200 hour yoga teacher. She specializes in helping women manage and move beyond imposter syndrome to realize their power and self-worth through science backed…
Interview with Teresa Hildebrand ~ Finding priorities as a working mom
Jun 29 • 38 min
Teresa Hildebrand is a mom and LEO (Law Enforcement Officer) wife. She left her sustainability profession 4 years ago to be more present in her children’s lives. Her and her husband have a collaborative effort to help LEO’s and their spouses create…
Facing fear
Jun 25 • 13 min
It may be easier to ignore our fear, worry and doubts….but if you truly want to let go of your fear and move past it you must acknolwedge it.
Interview with McKenna Montcalm ~ Nutrition and fitness that works with your body
Jun 22 • 40 min
McKenna has helped hundreds of women just like you learn how to lose weight easily without giving up your favorite foods or spending hours in the gym.
What it means to live in the present moment
Jun 18 • 14 min
Living in the present moment means understanding that you are here right now, taking in whatever is going on around you without distractions.
Conscious Parenting ~ Interview with Katherine Sellery
Jun 15 • 50 min
In this episode we talk about raising kids during a pandemic, being aware of our own emotions to help our children, and how to encourage self-motivation in children.
Allowing others to feel their anger
Jun 11 • 26 min
Being triggered by other people’s emotions is real and it’s hard to distinguish sometimes between your own emotions and someone else’s. We don’t want someone else telling us that our emotions are wrong or not real, so why would anyone else want us to say…
The Myths About Meditation
Jun 8 • 21 min
On this podcast I’m debunking the myths that meditation is about clearing out your thoughts and that meditation is hard. Once I got passed these 2 things, meditation was able to change my life!!!
Shifting from school to summer
Jun 4 • 23 min
School’s out and now it’s time to shift into summer mode!!!! While exciting, it’s also daunting because we are still in lock-down. Daycares are starting to open, and we’re still working part-time from home. So what is this summer going to look like?
The unspoken workload of motherhood
Jun 1 • 27 min
Mama, you are not alone in this. Your overwhlem, your anxiety, your burnout is all justified. We are doing more and expected to do more right now. We also can’t sit by and allow this to just be. We have to ask for help, speak up for ourselves and let our…
Channeling Anger
May 19 • 24 min
I’m sharing my personal story of how anger manifests for me (i.e. yelling) and how I’m working to make changes to control and channel my anger differently. It’s real and it’s true. It’s also not always pretty, but the process is always worth it!
The truth about I wanted for Mother’s Day
May 12 • 21 min
This was certainly a different kind of Mother’s Day for all of us. I spent the morning journaling and really thinking about what it is I wanted for Mother’s Day. It wasn’t what you might think…no massage, or pedicure, or breakfast in bed. Listen in on to…
Overwhelm and Burnout
May 6 • 19 min
Even when we typically think we should push through and conquer our to-do list, I explain why doing the exact opposite is the best thing to do!
What I’m doing during quarantine
Apr 29 • 19 min
In this episode I’m sharing with you what I’m doing and not doing quarantine. I can easily focus on all the things going wrong (which btw I have done), but I’m working to continue focusing on the positive things I’m doing during quarantine.
Keep Your Ego In Check
Apr 22 • 19 min
Our ego is designed to keep us in our comfort zone where it is safe and…well….comfortable. When we start to stretch and grow it becomes uncomfortable. So our ego will attempt to step in and attempt to keep us from growing.
Staying motivated and productive
Apr 14 • 26 min
It is tough motivating yourself while working from home. Your routine is completely different, there’s not office chit chat with colleagues, lunches or meetings to attend. So how do you self-motivate and stay productive?
Getting through the struggles
Apr 7 • 23 min
The struggles are a part of life. In today’s episode I’m sharing with you how the struggles that come up as we learn and grow are normal.
Working mom non-negotiables
Apr 1 • 22 min
We are all quarantined in our homes right now. It is imperitive that you are taking care of yourself in order to show up best for your family. Especially if like me and my husband, you have 2 parents working from home and homeschooling your kids.
Navigating the unknown
Mar 24 • 24 min
We are living during a time that no one was prepared for. So how do we navigate this unknown? We have no idea when this will be over and news changes every single day, almost every hour.
Feeling stuck and need to take action
Mar 17 • 18 min
We’ve all been there. You know there’s something you need to do or desparately want to, but you just can’t seem to get up and actually do it.
Single working mom creating her dream ~ Interview with Jen Parke
Feb 18 • 37 min
Jen Parke is a single working mom building a business on the side. She is determined and motivated to create the life of her dreams.
Ditching Old Habits and Patterns
Feb 11 • 34 min
I’m in the middle of breaking an old habit and pattern. I decided to share that story with you! In this episode I give you the 3 step framework to break old habits and patterns and create new positive ones. It really simple, it’s not always easy. You…
From teacher to full-time student ~ Interview with Megan Hauser
Feb 4 • 45 min
Megan is a teacher turned full-time student working on her PhD. After spending years in the classroom she began to feel misaligned with her former passion to teach. She was looking for more, and at first didn’t know what that was.
This is the one thing holding you back from living your dreams
Jan 28 • 42 min
There one thing that is preventing you from growing to become the person you are meant to be. This thing is keeping you stuck in a life that is unfulfilling, a job that makes you hate your daily life, and living life on repeat. You are simply surviving…
Finding your priorities as a working mom
Jan 21 • 28 min
It’s easy to fall into overwhelm and feel like we are falling behind in life. When you understand that life ebbs and flows, and you can ride that wave life becomes easier.
From $0 to $15k in 18 months
Jan 8 • 25 min
How I went from $0 to $15k in my business 18 months after quitting my full-time job
How to handle stress
Dec 18, 2019 • 37 min
Nikki’s 4-step process to follow when stress hits. How to work through it and do better the next time!
Why is it so hard to be authentic
Dec 10, 2019 • 23 min
We are preached at to be ourselves, yet when we do we feel judged and shamed. It’s good to be authentic and who we are. If that’s the case why is it so difficult?
Law of Attraction/Manifestation
Dec 3, 2019 • 40 min
You’ve likely heard of the Law of Attraction/Manifestation. But what is it? How does it work? In this episode I’ll walk you through a simple explaination of how we are manifestating all the time and the steps to manifest the life that you desire.
Stop comparing yourself to others
Nov 26, 2019 • 33 min
What to do when you wish you had the life you see others having on social media? How to shift from comparison to feeling good about your own life.
Creating Positive Habits
Nov 19, 2019 • 32 min
Are you ready for 2020? I’m talking about creating positive habits now to set you up for success next year!!!
A career change is not detrimental to your success
Nov 12, 2019 • 32 min
Do you think changing your career, pausing your career, or switching to part-time is going to hurt your future success? I’m here to tell you that it won’t!! I’ve learned, read and heard from other working moms who have shifted, paused or pivoted their…
How I quit my job
Nov 5, 2019 • 22 min
If you are unhappy with your work, and contemplating a change, whether that’s pivoting your career, switching jobs, or going for that promotion, this episode is for you!
Keys to Success
Oct 29, 2019 • 23 min
Recently someone asked what the secret to success is for your business. Well I shared them here and you might be surprised that the secret is pretty simple.
Finding Your Purpose
Oct 22, 2019 • 25 min
What’s your purpose? Do you feel you need to have a purpose, but you don’t know what it is? What is the big deal around knowing your purpose?
Top Side Businesses for Working Moms
Oct 15, 2019 • 61 min
This is the audio recording of a live video sharing the top side businesses for working moms.
Take the hustle out of side hustle
Oct 8, 2019 • 31 min
How in the world are you supposed to do it all? Mama, you’re not. But it is possible to create a fully aligned side business without the hustle!!
From hot mess to success
Oct 1, 2019 • 23 min
Describing ourselves as a hot mess is something that I overhear often, or see posted on social media. Yet, this is no way to live life.
Turn your passion into a business
Sep 24, 2019 • 28 min
It’s possible to turn your side hustle into a business. In this episode I’m telling that you need to start taking action today.
The practices that changed my life
Sep 17, 2019 • 33 min
This is so much more than self-care. These spiritual practices have changed me. I am more aware of my feelings, better relationships, less yelling, more focus, more happiness and on and on.
The Side Hustle Dilemma
Sep 10, 2019 • 31 min
No more guilt or worry about people judging your side hustle. You are human, you have multiple interests and you are allowed to make income off of those interests!!!
Integrity and Routine
Sep 3, 2019 • 33 min
Routines are necessary for life as a working mom, especially a working mom who also has a side hustle. Without routine you are just a hamster on a wheel running in circles.
The best question to ask yourself
Aug 27, 2019 • 29 min
I woke up, struggled to get out of bed and then asked myself this 1 question and it changed the entire morning for me.
The Problem with Motivation
Aug 20, 2019 • 27 min
I got tired of hearing motivational speakers post on social media about how you just need to get up and do something.
Walking through fear
Aug 13, 2019 • 29 min
In this episode I help you understand that there are times to walk through the fear. To recognize that if you want a different life, to be a better version of yourself you must do things that scare you.
Starting my business without a website
Jul 30, 2019 • 27 min
You don’t need a website, a business plan or any of that fancy stuff for a profitable business!!
The Moms Retreat
Jul 23, 2019 • 63 min
Erin Miller and I are hosting our first ever retreat, The Moms Retreat!!! We are more than excited to share this and in our conversation today we tackle all the questions you might be thinking about.
Feeling unhappy with your life
Jul 16, 2019 • 34 min
Unhappy and unfulfilled with life? It’s time to change that!! Nikki dives into how you can shift from a good life to a great life!!
Letting go of expectations
Jul 9, 2019 • 25 min
After finding myself feeling as though I should have done more, or been more “productive”, I started questioning why I was feeling guilty for taking time for me.
From almost leaving college to chasing his dream - Interview with Julien Guiteau
Jul 2, 2019 • 63 min
Julien Guiteau is an inspiring young man! He has a dream and he is making it happen. In college he found himself switching majors, leaving the track team and resigning from his part time job. All because he had a clearer vision for his life.
Saying “I’ll be happy when…” is a myth
Jun 25, 2019 • 25 min
In this podcast I’m talking how waiting for happiness when you achieve some goal is not going to serve. You’ll be happy for a moment, but eventually you’ll set a new goal, or a new achievement and you’ll say “I’ll be happy when…” all over again.
Habits can be changed!
Jun 18, 2019 • 29 min
You’ll be amazed at how you can change your habits and create a new reality for yourself.
My journey to becoming who I’m meant to be
Jun 11, 2019 • 37 min
It’s been almost one year since I made the leap from employee to entrepreneur. As I reflect back on that year the biggest change isn’t in my work and what I do, but it’s who I have become.
Why you need to invest in yourself
Jun 4, 2019 • 37 min
Investing in yourself is usually a stretch. Something outside of your means currently, but when you do so in a way that feels right it an propel you way beyond the investment you make monetarily.
What to do when you are triggered
May 28, 2019 • 41 min
What to do when someone triggers you and you fire back? This happened to me and what I did to understand what was going and find a way to respond.
Hustle vs Slowing Down
May 21, 2019 • 37 min
When we enjoy life we do better work. We are more efficient. By pushing and hustling we will experience burn out and exhaustion.
Money and happiness
May 14, 2019 • 29 min
Money can keep us trapped, and when we sacrifice our happiness for money our health will be affected.
Less emotional outbursts from my kids
May 7, 2019 • 35 min
Over the last month we’ve watched our 4 year old have less and less emotional outbursts. When we realized it, I decided to think about what happened in the last month to create these changes.
Give yourself permission - Interview with Candice Czaplak
Apr 30, 2019 • 47 min
Interview with CEO (Chief Epiphany Officer) Candice Czaplak we talk about life as a working mom, her journey as an entrepreneur and how each business has served a purpose for where she was in her life, and how we can find our own personal genius.
Judgement and judging others
Apr 23, 2019 • 19 min
Judgement is something we all do! We are always judging someone and someone is always judging us.
(#34) Story of hope and faith - Interview with Toni McFadden
Apr 16, 2019 • 57 min
The topic of sex and relationships has been distorted in our culture. Since becoming a believer in Christ, Toni has had a passion for our youth to know the truth about sex and relationships based on the word of God.
(#33) Running a business with intention - Interview with Geneviève Mercier
Apr 9, 2019 • 45 min
Geneviève Mercier, mom and business owner, received her doctor of chiropractic degree in 2013, and through intentions, goal setting and perseverance has created the business and life she desired.
(#32) It’s ok to not be ok
Apr 2, 2019 • 31 min
High vibes and positive thinking are great, but it’s also necessary for us to feel our feelings, even the not so good ones.
(#31) Change makes you stronger - Interview with Christie Love aka The Happy Girl Boss
Mar 26, 2019 • 42 min
Christie Love is a seasoned entrepreneur who sold a multi-million dollar brick and mortar business to become an online entrepreneur all while balancing her struggles with depression and anxiety.
(#30) Empowering women in the workforce - Interview with Melissa Clark
Mar 19, 2019 • 33 min
Melissa Clark is founder and author of The She Shift. Melissa’s passion and mission is to inspire and empower other women and assist them in building their business and authentic self.
(#29) Failure is a part of life
Mar 12, 2019 • 29 min
If you’re at a crossroads in your life, hesitating to make a decision, or dealing with a hardship then take a listen and learn from my experiences and my story.
(#28) Overcoming Obstacles & Domestic Violence - Interview with Michelle Jewsbury
Mar 5, 2019 • 41 min
Michelle Jewsbury is an international philanthropic, speaker and author that has traveled the world as an advocate for the less fortunate. Michelle founded Unsilenced Voices, a nonprofit focused on inspiring change in communities around the globe by…
(#27) The year of NO F.E.A.R. - Interview with Veronica Moore
Feb 26, 2019 • 47 min
With a lot of grit, tenacity and prayer, Veronica Moore, owner and curator of Alma & Eva is actively pursing her passion and purpose and encouraging all women to do the same!!
(#26) Motherhood and entrepreneurship - Interview with Brittany Erin Gray
Feb 19, 2019 • 53 min
Brittany Erin Gray is a mother and an entrepreneur. She took a leap of faith and left her safe and secure, yet unfulfilling job to become an entrepreneur. The mother of two young girls she found herself juggling a life she did not anticipate.
(#25) Emotional intelligence and mindfulness in the workplace - Interview with Patricia Thompson
Feb 12, 2019 • 43 min
Patricia Thompson, PhD is a corporate psychologist and founder of Silver lining Psychology. She values and teaches the art of mindfulness and emotional intelligence in the workplace. As a working mom she understands the challenges and guilt surrounding…
(#24) How can you “Lean In” as a working mom
Feb 5, 2019 • 15 min
I believe we need more women leaders in our world to create real and lasting change. I also believe you should never lean in if it doesn’t feel right, or simply because you think you should.
(#23) You deserve to be the heroine of your story - Interview with Sarah Anassori
Jan 29, 2019 • 58 min
Sarah Anassori is a Career Coach on a mission to guide the next generation of heart-centered leaders to step into the work they were made for!
(#22) Finding Your Job Joy - Interview with Kristen Zavo
Jan 22, 2019 • 39 min
Kristen Zavo, career coach and best selling author, believes everyone deserves a career that excites and inspires them.
(#21) You are in control of your emotions
Jan 15, 2019 • 23 min
During this podcast I talk about how I am learning to control my emotions, and how it’s positively affecting my life and that of my family.
(#20) Finding your identity as a working mom
Jan 8, 2019 • 33 min
In this episode I share with you 4 strategies to reclaim your identity as a working mom, so that you can find joy and fulfillment in your work and your life.
(#19) Setting intentions for 2019
Jan 2, 2019 • 25 min
In this episode I’m sharing how I’m handling setting intentions for 2019 and I challenge you to do the same for the next 30 days. I know big shifts are happening, and if you are laser focused on your beliefs than they will come to life!
(#18) Creating more time as a working mom
Dec 26, 2018 • 55 min
Learn the 6 steps you can take today to create more time as a working mom.
(#17) Every body is different when it comes to nutrition - Interview with Samantha Scruggs, RDN
Dec 18, 2018 • 43 min
The struggle with food, nutrition, and being healthy is a real one. Join Samantha Scruggs, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and I as we chat all things health and nutrition.
(#16) Value of a morning routine
Dec 11, 2018 • 36 min
During this episode I share my morning routing journey and how it’s changed over time. I also dive into how I’m currently working to get my kids out the door without screaming at anyone or throwing shoes at them!
(#15) Close the gap between the being and the physical - Interview with Ellie Shoja
Dec 4, 2018 • 54 min
Ellie Shoja, founder of Peace Unleashed, is a mindset expert and motivational speaker who shares her wisdom on how to work through our being to be in a state of flow and ease.
(#14) Fear, failure and consistency and why these are key ingredients for growth
Nov 27, 2018 • 33 min
You can have whatever it is you desire but it will require you to face your fears, you will have missteps along the way, and you must be consistent. Without these three ingredients you will continue to stay stuck and frustrated.
(#13) Inspiring women to their highest potential - Interview with Qiana Cressman
Nov 20, 2018 • 38 min
Qiana Cressman is the founder and president of Emerge Woman Magazine whose mission is to inspire women to confidently emerge into their highest potential, express their truest-self and boldly live their destiny. Listen to our conversation for me about…
(#12) Creating change and giving a voice to women - Interview with Gina Lucrezi
Nov 13, 2018 • 37 min
Gina Lucrezi, founder of Trail Sisters, saw a need to give women trail runners a voice. She so did just that by starting
(#11) Avoid burnout, pivot in your career and more - Interview with Lynn Mull
Nov 6, 2018 • 45 min
Lynn Mull is a working mom and a Milestone Career Coach who wants to help you work through the messy times when you need someone to walk beside you as you make a career transition.
(#10) Finding alignment in your life and business - Interview with Val Cap
Oct 30, 2018 • 42 min
She recently published her book, “The Aligned Method”, which details her 7 step process to finding alignment in your business. After years of dabbling and trying different career paths she has found her sweet spot and created a business coaching practice…
(#9) Burnt out at age 27 she chose her own path - Interview with Laurel Attanasio
Oct 23, 2018 • 45 min
Laurel went from burnt out employee to thriving entrepreneur by following her heart and her passion!
(#8) The 5 steps to take action on the life you want
Oct 16, 2018 • 22 min
Here are the 5 steps I compiled from other teachers on how to take a wish and make it a reality!
(#7) From restaurant manager to network marketing and now living her best life with Jules Kilker
Oct 9, 2018 • 39 min
Self proclaimed gypsy soul, Jules Kilker, mom and business owner, shares with us her journey from restaurant management to personal training to networking marketing.
(#6) You can change your life with your thoughts
Oct 2, 2018 • 21 min
Your thoughts can change your outcome and circumstances. What we believe we can certainly achieve!!
(#5) Being aligned in your life and work with Erin Miller
Sep 25, 2018 • 42 min
Erin Miller shares her journey to become an entrepreneur, tap back into her creativity that she lost as a child and her personal growth journey that has brought her freedom from her anxiety.
(#4) The struggle of the working woman
Sep 18, 2018 • 23 min
Our society doesn’t support the working woman, yet we still deserve to live a life of purpose.
(#3) Taking time to be still
Sep 12, 2018 • 23 min
Take time to be still and be present every single day and it will change your life.
(#2) Learning to live in abundance
Sep 11, 2018 • 21 min
Learning to live in abundance isn’t easy. Join me as I share with you how I’m working on my money story at this very moment.
(#1) Introduction to who I am
Sep 10, 2018 • 18 min
Welcome to the first episode of the Stepping Up: Become Who You Are Meant To Be Podcast. Learn a little bit more about me and about what this podcast will be about!