Today’s show with keynote speaker, business and leadership coach and Step into Your Moxie® facilitator Sara Dean, was five years in the making and worth the wait!
Sara is the creator and host of the Shameless Mom Academy Podcast, a top rated podcast with over 600 episodes and 5 million downloads. As you’ll hear her share in this conversation, Sara’s biggest passion is helping women own their space. After enduring her own identity crisis following the birth of her son, Sara took her background in psychology/health/wellness and rebuilt her identity, one step at a time.
Today, Sara motivates and inspires women to stop shrinking and start shining and she’s been stretching herself to do the same, moving beyond her podcast microphone and onto new stages, including speaking for Amazon, the City of Seattle, Charles Schwab, Inspired Mama, WE Ignite, Alt Summit, and She Podcasts Live to name a few.
Sara’s ability to show up, with a “sticktoitiveness” she says is in her DNA, enables her to achieve incredible things, like training for the triathlon she is in the midst of now. What I so appreciate about where Sara is on her journey, is her intention to move beyond the doing for doing sake to a thoughtfulness about what matters most and why, a shift she opens up about.
I hope this conversation, and the challenge Sara offers us to cut the crap and calm the chaos, inspires us to show up as Sara does, with humility and bravery, honesty and humor, and as she says, shameless #everydamnday.
Sara Dean is a keynote speaker, a business and leadership coach, and a Step into Your Moxie® facilitator. She is also the creator and host of the Shameless Mom Academy Podcast, a top rated podcast with 5 million downloads. Sara’s biggest passion is helping women own their space. After enduring her own identity crisis following the birth of her son, Sara took her background in psychology/health/ wellness and rebuilt her identity, one step at a time. Sara motivates and inspires women to stop shrinking and start shining #everydamnday.
Sara has spoken for Amazon, the City of Seattle, Charles Schwab, Inspired Mama, WE Ignite, Alt Summit, and She Podcasts Live. She has been featured on the Dr Phil Show.
When she’s not supporting Shameless Moms, you’ll find Sara with her husband and 10 year old son – trying to keep up on video game jargon and baseball stats.
Connect with Sara:
- Website | www.shamelessmom.com
- Shameless Mom Academy Podcast | https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-shameless-mom-academy/id1092674204
- Free Facebook Group | www.shamelessmom.com/facebook
- Instagram | @shamelessmomacademy
- LinkedIn | www.linkedin.com/in/saradeanspeaks
Topics Discussed in this Episode:
- The social media post Sara shared five years ago that made me want to meet her at our first podcasting conference!
- The impact on Sara of being raised by her mother who was a nun for 16 years
- The power of routine and the need for flexibility
- Why showing up is in Sara’s DNA
- How to “qualify yourself” so you can sit at any table and add value
- How Sara is moving out of her comfort zone to have more impact
- Using rejection as fuel to keep going
- Sara’s simple self-care tip for investing in herself
- Going back to what makes us feel reconnected with ourselves
- The power of finding your people in the same place and time as you
- What it means to Sara to be a “Shameless Mom”
Resources and Topics Mentioned
- Join Sara’s upcoming free workshop, How to Calm Your Chaos & Let Go of Your Crap: shamelessmom.com/calm
You Might Also Want To Listen to My Interview with Sara On Her Podcast: https://shamelessmom.com/episode/julie-neale-and-caren-lettiere-sisters-making-magic-in-e-p-i-c-ways/
This Episode’s Challenge:
Calm your chaos and let go of your crap. Sara wants you to think of what you really need right now, and how you can let go of extraneous junk in order to get what you want out of the season you’re in.
Join us at Sara’s free online workshop entitled, “How to Calm Your Chaos and Let Go of Your Crap”. You can register at shamelssmom.com/calm and let her know Mother’s Quest sent you. Happening on September 13, 4pm pacific time (7pm eastern time) and September 14, 10 am pacific time (1pm eastern time).
Sara invites you to reevaluate how you’re spending your time and energy, give yourself permission to create a schedule and systems you love, invest in relationships that give you life, stop over giving and stop overlooking your own needs. We hope to see you there!
This Episode is dedicated by Nikita Burks-Hale:
Nikita Burks-Hale (she/her) is the CEO and Chief Coloring Officer at Headphones and Crayons, a space for amplifying voice, sound, and color. As an Alignment Coach, she journeys and supports creatives, podcasters, and entrepreneurs as they create podcasts and launch new business initiatives that feel good without losing themselves in the process. As a Coloring Practitioner, Nikita integrates connection, community building, dialogue, and healing, all through the art of coloring.
Nikita is a journeyer in every sense of the word and truly believes that life is a journey and you must be open to its endless possibilities. Her coaching and personal beliefs are centered around living your imperfect journey to the FULLest by:
- Showing Up
- Being Vulnerable
- Practicing Grace and Gratitude
- Be A Bada**
- And Enjoying the Ride
When she is not coaching, podcasting, aligning, or coloring, you can find her watching the latest Disney movies with her wife Jessica and her two young kids, Adonis and Remy.
Connect with Nikita:
- Instagram: @headphonesandcrayons
- TikTok: @headphonesandcrayons
- Website: www.colorfullcrew.com
- My episode on Nikita’s podcast – Discovery as a Catalyst and an Awakening with Julie Neale
Step into Your Moxie® Certification Training with Alexia (Lex) Vernon
Sara Dean and I are aligned in our commitment to using our voices and also to supporting fellow mothers to do the same. Another thing we share in common is mutual respect and appreciation for our speaker coach Lex Vernon.
A few years ago, I had the honor of interviewing Lex for the podcast and this fall, I’m excited to participate in a Step into Your Moxie® Certification Training she is leading. I’m also a proud affiliate partner of Lex’s courses.
If you’re a coach, consultant or organizational leader looking for a proven system and training to help your clients find their voice and develop the confidence to use it, Lex and this training may be for you.
Follow the links below to learn more and to sign up for a free upcoming workshops Lex is leading and be sure to tell her Mother’s Quest sent you her way. If it ends up being the right fit, I look forward to learning alongside you at the Step Into Your Moxie training this fall.
Step into Your Moxie® Certification Training
Free Workshop: 4 Mistakes Coaches, Trainers, and Managers Make That Undermine People’s Speaking Success
Hear my episode on the podcast with Lex here: http://mothersquest.com/tag/alexia-vernon/
**As an affiliate partner, Mother’s Quest will receive a commission if you participate in the training and list my name as a referral source on the Certification application. I only recommend people and programs that I believe wholeheartedly in, and Lex tops that list.
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