Phoenix Williams is an award-nominated erotic and paranormal romance, street lit author, and literary consultant. Based out of Illinois, Phoenix is also a CEO, producer, screenwriter, AAMBC journal contributor, and a mom of a 13-year old son. She has built a brand that specializes in romance and self-acceptance.read more
The school year is just beginning, so I created this special episode to help moms kick off the school year with less stress. In this episode, I share tips that have helped me manage my life and my kids’ lives during the busiest time of year – back to school.read more
Allison Jackson is the founder of Allison Jackson Fitness. She is passionate about all things health and fitness, but she really loves sharing her knowledge and expertise to help corporate moms get lean while eating foods they love. Allison knows exactly how hard it is to work full-time, take care of the kids and household and find time to work out, eat right, and care for herself, too. Allison has spent the last seven years training and competing in figure competitions – even winning her pro card – so she has a crystal-clear picture of what it takes to reach your ideal weight and stay there.read more
Christie Mann is an author, spiritual psychologist, leadership coach, learning consultant, trainer, speaker, and Kundalini Yoga & Meditation teacher. Christie designs and facilitates transformational content and experiences that make our world a happier, healthier, and more connected place to be. She is the creator of The Adventures of Lil’ Sass, a personal development book series that teaches young people the importance of being with their own emotions and shows the joyfulness we can experience when we allow ourselves to be fully self-expressed.read more
Jennifer Foxworthy proudly served in the U.S Navy for nearly 22 years. As a retired veteran, Jennifer is pursuing her second career as the founder and CEO of Inspirationally Speaking, LLC and the founding president and CEO Of Unstoppable You Ministries, Inc. Jennifer is an award-winning motivational speaker, international published author of Tomorrow My Sunshine Will Come: Memoirs of Women Who Survived Domestic Violence, event organizer and host of Unstoppable You Conference, television show host of Living Unshackled ON Purpose, corporate trainer, and prolific blogger of “G.U.M.B.O.”.read more
I often tell women that they have to give birth to their dreams and nurture them just as they birth their children and nurture them to independence. In this episode, I compare the process of starting your dream business to birthing a baby. I walk you through the process of birthing your dream business from conception to delivery in these stages:read more
Erica Hood-Vincent is the #ThinkSolutions Sales Coach and Money May Strategist. In these roles, she strategically blends her corporate America skills, love for God, and street savvy knowledge to teach infopreneurs how to sell their information without being salesy.
In this episode, Erica shares her journey into entrepreneurship from the beginning, how she evolved, and key turning points in her journey that helped her succeed.
Chandra Brooks is a wife, mother of four, author, and entrepreneur. She is an appointed Commissioner of the Santa Clara County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, chair of the Justice and Advocacy Committee and an elected delegate for the California Democratic Party. Her passions include women empowerment, social justice, improving voter outcomes, and civic engagement in communities of color. In 2017, Chandra launched The SocialPreneur, a purpose-driven business that prepares potential candidates to run for political office and coaches women on building leadership within their companies.read more
Happy anniversary to the Moms with Dreams Show! I can’t believe it’s already been four years!
I feel like time has gone by so fast. So much has happened since I launched my show on May 18, 2015. When I made the decision to end my online radio show and start my podcast, I was clear on what I liked about podcasting – having flexibility to pre-record interviews, having my own platform to share my message, the freedom to call the shots and the ability to create a show that would live forever on Apple Podcasts, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, and other cool places where people can find me around the globe.
Abbey Ashley leads an online community of 25,000 virtual assistants. She started offering virtual assistant services in 2013 and was able to leave her full-time, corporate job while on maternity leave. She now teaches others how to start working as a work-from-home virtual assistant.
In this episode, Abbey shares how she got started as a virtual assistant, the benefits of becoming a virtual assistant, and the benefits of hiring one as a mompreneur.
Wendy Silver is the founder and president of Beyond the Workplace LLC, a boutique HR consulting company specializing in employee relations. With over twenty years of experience, she works with companies and individuals to navigate workplace and career issues. Wendy is passionate about inspiring, promoting and creating great places to work and challenges organizations to think outside the box and beyond the “what ifs,” to create workplace cultures that support business growth and employee success.read more
Nneka Saran Mosley is a wife, mother of three, creative entrepreneur and woman of faith. She is the founder of Mamas who Lunch, an intimate lunch series that helps moms take a break, enjoy great conversation with other moms, and leave feeling inspired. What started as a simple idea to host an annual event for moms in her network quickly grew to multiple SOLD OUT events across three states. This event has now evolved into a one-day conference called Recharge.read more
In this episode, you’ll meet Sophia Wise One, who is a teacher, healer, author, entrepreneur and speaker. She has also been called a modern-day medicine woman. Sophia is committed to making an optimal impact and she loves helping people get to know and love their authentic selves.
Sophia Wise One openly shares her spiritual journey including when she hit a major wall early in life as a young caretaker and how she dealt with being diagnosed with Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD).read more
Like many of us, you’ve probably set big goals that you want to achieve this year. And you probably have good intentions and are really trying to stay focused on making them happen. In this episode, I share what I did that has absolutely been a game changer and is helping me stay focused on my big goals and dreams.read more
In this episode, I have a conversation with Jennifer Covington, who knows what it takes to create, build and run a freedom-based business from the ground up. As a coach, her genius lies in her ability to help you turn your passion into profit, so you can make the positive impact you were intended to make in the world.
We kick off the conversation talking about being a life coach and what led her to this industry. We both agree that life coaching is important and can be the catalyst to your growth and success.read more
Lori Rochino has a background in corporate marketing and is a podcast and productivity coach. She created Simply Defined Life Podcast for entrepreneurs who want to simplify their busy lives in order to make room for the things that matter. She is the author of Fifty Shades of Simple: How to Prioritize in the Age of Information Overload. Her work has been featured in national and local outlets that include SUCCESS, Huffington Post, YES Magazine, Philadelphia Style Magazine and Examiner. She lives in the greater Philadelphia area with her family.read more
Alexa Freiler is a happy wife and mother of two amazing boys who took a chance, tried something totally different and discovered her passion and dream. Prior to opening her LuLaRoe boutique a few years ago, Alexa had no idea that her dream was to own a thriving home-based business that would allow her to be home with her family.read more
In episode 125, I share six tips to help you to go from being a dreamer to a doer. Living your dreams requires work on your part, and you can’t skip any of the work if you want the results.read more
In this episode, you’ll meet Natali Morris, co-founder of Morris Invest, where she and her husband teach families how to achieve financial freedom. Natali shares how she discovered her passion during her difficult transition from a full-time television news anchor and contributor for major networks like Fox, ABC, CBS, and CNN, to a full-time, stay-at-home mom.read more
In this episode, I celebrate my 3-year podcast anniversary with you. This has been an awesome journey, and I could not have done it without you. Thank you so much for all of your love and support.read more
In this episode, I talk with you about the topic, success is always intentional. Before you can achieve success, you must define it for yourself. At the top of this talk, I offer a general definition of success and encourage you to apply it to your life. I challenge you to define success for yourself and identify what you want to achieve or attain in life.read more
Join me for an enlightening conversation with Daniel Thomas Hind, Founder of Evolution Eat, which is a transformational weight loss and lifestyle coaching company that helps overwhelmed individuals solve their eating, food and dieting problems. Daniel shares his insight on “ditching the diet” since dieting actually creates more stress for people when it’s intended to be a solution for healthy living.read more
In this episode, you’ll hear my conversation with multimedia maven, Kim Boudreau Smith. Kim speaks candidly about her experience as a highly successful entrepreneur and how she gave it all up to regain inner peace and transition into a new direction.read more
In this episode, I talk with bestselling author and entrepreneur, Tiffany Stallings. Tiffany shares a lot of her personal journey as a mother who had to bounce back from divorce, losing her business, health challenges, and more.read more
Melissa Joy Bermudez is a personal stylist, professional shopper, Confidence Creator and the founder of MJB style solutions based in Edison, NJ. She is passionate about helping women and men use their personal style as a tool to present themselves to the world in the best way possible.read more
In this episode, I talk about the power of saying no and why it’s important that you learn how to say no and feel good about it. This is a lesson that I’ve been learning over the past few years. I haven’t always been good at saying no, but I’m much better at it now.read more
Knifie is a Chicagoland realtor and social media strategist who helps women create multiple streams of income online and in real estate. As a single mom, she truly understands that sometimes life gets in the way and that women often feel like they’re being pulled in many different directions at one time. Knifie inspires women to take the action steps needed to step out of their comfort zone and into an abundant life where they are no longer living on “The Edge” of their dreams but taking the leap into the life that they desire!read more
In this episode, I’m sharing my F.A.C.E. Your Fears formula to help you make 2018 your year for real. You’ll want to carve out 15-30 minutes of quiet, distraction-free time to go through this exercise.read more
In this episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing one of my role models and teachers in the online business world, Amy Porterfield. We talked about how new entrepreneurs can overcome self-doubt and build momentum in their businesses. Amy was open, honest and shared a lot of great knowledge to help you build your online business.read more
Your kids are watching and learning from you – even when you don’t think they’re paying attention. They’re observing your behavior, your reaction to different situations and how you manage life overall. In this episode, I pose this question, “are you setting the right example for your kids?”read more
Join me for the second (and final part) of my Set Yourself Up for Success Series, where I share my strategy for achieving your goals and bringing your vision to fruition in 2018.read more
In episode 110, I help you to start setting yourself up for success in 2018. As part one of a two-part series, I’m helping you understand why you need to take a big picture approach before you start setting goals and planning anything for 2018.read more
In episode 109, I’m talking about how moms have to learn how to let go of our children regardless of if we want to or not. One thing that I know for sure is that our babies are born completely dependent on us. Then they grow up and eventually become independent. How do you let go when your teenagers are more interested in hanging out with their friends than the family? How do you react when your college freshman asks if s/he can stay at school or go with a friend’s family for the holidays? How do you pull back the reigns and gently advise your teenager when you’ve been so used to laying down rules and regulations? What’s the fine line between giving them some freedom and becoming too lenient? How do you’ land the helicopter’ after so many years of hovering over your children? Keep reading and listen to the full episode.read more
Our fast-paced culture (and world) can make you feel like taking a break is something you shouldn’t do if you’re a dream chaser or an entrepreneur on the rise. However, I’m here to share the truth and let you know how powerful taking a break from everything can be to achieving your goals and dreams.read more
Rasheeda Gray is the award-winning owner and lead designer of Gray Space Interior Design, a full-service interior design firm based in the Philadelphia, PA metro area. Rasheeda provides inspiring, authentic and affordable interior design as well as real estate staging and home renovation services. She wholeheartedly believes that creating a home that’s beautiful, functional and affordable is possible.read more
Julie Neale, the founder of Mother’s Quest Community and host of the Mother’s Quest podcast, honors both the magic and the mess of motherhood and believes that our children challenge us to grown into our best selves. Julie is on a mission to live a truly E.P.I.C. life and, through her example, inspire her children and other mothers to do the same.read more
Jessica Yarbrough, the Mompreneur Coach, is a marketing strategist and business coach with more than a decade of experience in branding, strategy and digital marketing. As a single mother and mompreneur coach, Jessica’s mission is to support moms with the tools, tactics and resources to build 6-figure businesses that they can run from home. There’s a lot of hype out there about how to build a 6-figure business, but Jessica dishes the truth and REAL strategies for you here.read more
Starting a side business is a phenomenal way to create additional streams of income while keeping your day job. The best thing about it is that you get to decide what type of business you’re going to launch and operate on your terms. If you’ve been thinking about starting a side business, you’re going to love this episode with Tracey Minutolo.read more
Shirley Hubbard is an author, speaker and coach who implements faith-based principles to help women heal, evolve through pain and devastation and renew their faith in themselves, God and in people.
In this episode, Shirley reminds you that even though pain is an inevitable part of life, it doesn’t have to stop you from living the life you deserve.
Edna Keep began her journey as a 16-year old high school dropout and single mom, but she didn’t let that stop her from discovering what she loves and creating the life of her dreams. Today Edna is a multi-million real estate investment coach who enjoys sharing her expertise and teaching people how to build wealth using other people’s money. In this episode, Edna shares her story and the challenges she faced a teen mom. You’ll hear that she didn’t have it easy, but her determination and willingness to learn helped her achieve her dreams.read more
In this episode, you’ll hear how Felicia Lucas found the courage to write her story and publish her first book. She takes us back to the moment when she shared on Facebook for the first time about becoming an author. This wasn’t an easy process as Felicia had to become a major obstacle – fear.read more
This week is a huge milestone as we are celebrating the 100th episode of the Moms With Dreams Show! I’ve been anticipating this day for several weeks now. Instead of interviewing a guest or teaching a lesson, I invited my listeners and previous guests to join me in this episode. After my extended introduction, you’ll hear audio clips of them sharing a few words about the show.read more
Medyhne Lebachen is an Australian healer, holistic entrepreneur and coach. Medyhne uses her Spiritual Creativity In Life (SCIL) techniques to weave her creative magic and transform the world. Her name means “Divine Feminine Sacred Power” in Sanskrit and this is the energy that she brings to her soul mission to empower others.read more
If you’ve ever struggled with forgiving someone, then you will truly appreciate my conversation with Emily Hooks. She takes time to explain why forgiveness is an act of self-empowerment and an internal process that has nothing to do with the person you are forgiving.read more
In this episode, Danielle Watson shares her journey of healing through writing and why she calls herself an accidental author. She opens up about a personal experience that taught her the lesson of being ok with things not being ok and how her perspective shifted as a result of her experience.read more
This week I have the honor of introducing you to Andrea Helander, an entrepreneur at heart. She is the founder of Andrea Helander Designs, Inc., a full-service luxury interior design company specializing in new construction. Andrea also owned and operated Mrs. French, a boutique pick-up and delivery laundry service, a high end women’s designer apparel direct sales business, is a trained yoga instructor and most recently owns a skin care business with a billion dollar international brand.read more
This week I introduce you to Maura Kolkmeyer, the CEO of Sitterly Students. Maura is a strategy consultant turned bootstrapping entrepreneur with a knack for connecting people and building communities. After graduating early from Seton Hall University, Maura started Sitterly Students to help hard working families find local college student babysitters for part-time care.read more
In this episode, you’ll join me for lesson 3 in my Live An Extraordinary Life Series, where I talk to you about why it’s important for you to follow your dreams and never give up. I explain the amazing thing that happens in your life when you pursue your dreams and how you can impact the lives of others simply by following your heart.read more
In this episode, Kia shares how she “accidentally” got started as a motivational speaker and what she discovered after she embraced her calling. She offers tips for new speakers on getting over the fear of public speaking as well as tips to improve your speaking skills.
Kia illustrates the struggle women have with accepting their value and discounting their worth and she shares insight on how to rebuild low self-esteem.
In this episode, Stacie and I talk openly about how, at the height of her success as an entrepreneur (earning five figures each month), she had to completely walk away from her business. Stacie talks about the condition of her health and the changes she made in her business when she decided it was time to go back.read more
You don’t have to be newlyweds to appreciate this episode – this interview is for married couples in all stages. If you’re looking to spice up your marriage and find the magic that brought you together in the first place, then you’ll love Kristin’s perspective.read more
I know you’ve probably heard this quote before: “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to what happens”. In this episode, I teach you three ways to react when life happens. I also show you how applying these lessons will keep you in your power and help you move beyond the situation with less stress and frustration.read more
Today this is the beginning of a new series that I’m sharing exclusively with you, my podcast listener, called Live An Extraordinary Life – One Step At A Time. This series is designed to help you live an extraordinary life – one step at a time. Together we’ll cover various aspects of life and business and I will reveal how you can take small steps to create extraordinary living.read more
This week I had a ball interviewing my guest, Lorna Reid. Lorna is an amazing woman with an invigorating passion for life that began when she was a little girl. In this interview, Lorna shares her perspective as an African-American woman with over 30 years of experience as an Information Technology professional in corporate America. We talk about the movie, Hidden Figures, the struggles she’s faced as a single teen mom while pursuing a higher education, climbing the corporate ladder and what inspired her to start a side business.read more
This week on the podcast, I had the pleasure of interviewing Tina Dietz, owner of Start Something Business Solutions. Tina and I met last September when she was speaking at Mid-Atlantic Podcast Conference here in New Jersey. I knew from the moment that Tina shared her story that I wanted to invite her to be a guest on my podcast. I just knew that her story would inspire and excite YOU to start something brilliant.read more
This week I had a heartwarming conversation with motivational speaker and photographer, Alisha Richard. From a single parent struggling to make ends meet to a loving wife and successful entrepreneur, Alisha is on a mission to help young women and teens discover their potential in a world of possibilities.read more
In this episode, I traveled all the way to Dubai to speak with Darren Carrington, the Video Impact Coach. With more than 25 years of television and radio broadcast experience, Darren helps individuals use podcasting and video to gain more clarity and confidence. His coaching programs help clients produce high-quality content that speaks directly to their ideal audience.read more
In this episode, I had an insightful conversation with Che La’Mora, an artist, creative spirit, writer, therapist and divorced mom. She talks about the inspiration behind her new book, Blood on the Pages: The Sideways Heart. Che shares her journey and process of emotional healing after going through a divorce.read more
This week I had the pleasure and honor of speaking with Sarah Aderson, CEO of Expand Your Heart. Sarah is the authority that spiritual and visionary entrepreneurs depend on to help them transform their services into digital and physical products. Sarah is an international speaker, bestselling author, marketing strategist and empire builder.read more
In this episode, I talk with Carly Evans, the founder of Coach Carly and Phoenix Transformation. Carly lives in Perth, Australia with her fiancée, step son, bulldogs and carpet python and spends her days helping others to transform their lives through life coaching, energy healing and teaching Reiki.read more
Marije Pathius-Wahle is a Women’s Excellence Coach at the Women’s Academy, an NLP practitioner, food coach and a personal trainer. After years of neglecting herself, feeling miserable and exhausted in an unfulfilling job, Marije decided she needed a major change in her life. And that’s what she did.read more
Helping people achieve their dreams has always been Joe Pardo’s goal in life. In early 2014, he left his family’s $100 million business to pursue his goal and became a 4th generation entrepreneur. Joe started the Dreamers Podcast soon after his exit from the family business to inspire others to dream big.read more
Do you dream of hosting a television talk show or writing for the industry? If so, then you’re in for a treat because my topic this week is about breaking into the entertainment industry. I explore some of the steps you can take and common challenges that women face with my guest, Madim Touch.read more
This week on the podcast, I sat down with the lovely and talented Stevii Aisha Mills, Founder of the “I Love My Life Movement”. Stevii is an outstanding motivational speaker who connects with her audience by being her true self. She wholeheartedly believes that, when people are given the tools to succeed, there is no stopping their potential.read more
From emails to web copy, newsletters, and everything in between, you’ll need to get comfortable writing and creating content as an entrepreneur.
I know that everyone doesn’t enjoy writing as much as I do, so I invited my friend, Rosie Morley, CEO of Hedera House, to talk with me about writing and content creation for newer entrepreneurs.read more
Being a successful business owner requires that you make your brand visible for people to know what you offer and how you can help them. If people don’t know who you are and what you do, how can they hire you to help them?
That’s what this week’s episode is about – public relations and how you can use it to make yourself and your brand visible.
In this final episode of 2016, I share important lessons that propelled me forward to living out my dreams. My hope is that you are inspired by my journey and apply these lessons to your life so you can go after what you really want in 2017.read more
Women often tell me how they want to speak and get paid, but they’re afraid to put themselves out there. I remember how scary it was the first time that I spoke in front of an audience. So I thought it would be neat to have Angela Lussier, an award-winning speaker, three-time author, two-time TEDx presenter, and trainer join me on the podcast.read more
Shakesia Morgan is the founder of Just Simply Hair Care Products. When she noticed that her daughter inherited the same scalp ailments that she’d suffered with since the age of 12, Shakesia decided to do something about it. Determined to end the cycle, she became a hair enthusiast. Inside her kitchen, she created an all-natural hair care product line that helped her hair and her daughter’s hair grow back healthier than ever. Shakesia’s living her dream by helping others experience healthy hair and regain their confidence.read more
After Annett Bone walked away from what she loved to do most in this world, she found herself struggling with a victim mentality, low self-image and low self-confidence. It took her more than 20 years to find her way back to dance. Not only did she find her way, but Annett created the DancePreneuring Studio podcast, where she guides her listeners on a journey of transformation inspired by dance, business and life.read more
This week I introduce you to Dr. Stephanie Iglesias, the founder of Tasteful Art, an interactive business using art therapy to enhance lives. Stephanie is a single mom (of two sons), has worked for over twelve years for the state of New Jersey as a child welfare worker, and is passionate about using creative art for transformation and healing.read more
This week we’re celebrating Thanksgiving here in the United States, which kicks off the holiday season. This is one of my favorite times of the year – spending time with family and friends, eating lots of delicious food, and exchanging gifts. But it’s also when new side business owners fall into a “holiday slump” and struggle to stay on track with their businesses.read more
So many people go through life and never discover their passion or settle into doing something totally different from what they feel they were born to do. That’s exactly why I invited Nyali on my show – so she could peel back the magic curtain and let us know how she was able to stay on course with her childhood dream.read more
This week I introduce you to Contessa Louise Cooper. She is an author, speaker, mother, and creator of the #WeAllHaveAStory Movement, where she encourages people to share their stories to change their lives and the lives of others. Her movement originally began from advocating for her son who has autism but has grown to include anyone who wants to transform their pain and challenges into a platform to uplift others.read more
Joel Boggess is the go-to guy for clarity, confidence, and direction as he teaches people how to find productivity, meaning and success by using the power of their voice. In this episode, Joel shares the biggest reason why most people never launch their podcast and much more.read more
In this episode, I decided to switch it up for a change. Instead of interviewing a guest, I’m being interviewed on my own show for the first time ever! That’s right! I brought my amazing colleague and sister-friend, Porsha Hargrove, on my podcast to ask me about my decision to go back to school for my doctorate degree.read more
Soon after becoming a mom, Kym Kennedy created a successful home business based on her passion for cooking. Her business gave her the best of both worlds – an opportunity to contribute to her family’s income while being present for her children.read more
In this episode, Dr. Samone Brown talks about abusive relationships, trauma and how she stopped herself right before committing suicide. Dr. Samone also teaches you how to achieve your “symmetrical self” and accept that you are deserving of all that you desire.read more
Ann Strout is known as “The Freedom Girl”. She went from being an unemployed single mom, living in subsidized housing, and on food stamps to the owner of a thriving, six-figure coaching business. Ann shares pieces of her childhood and the steps she took to transform her life and operate a business that she absolutely loves. Listen to this episode and learn how you can achieve total freedom in your life and business.read more
Teresa Robinson is a certified yoga instructor and founder of Teresa Robinson Yoga, where she challenges her students and inspires them to realize their full potential. She built her business while working in her corporate career, and being a busy mom and loving wife. Teresa shares some of her most intimate moments and what led her to pursue her passion. You’ll be inspired.read more
This week I had the pleasure of speaking with a woman who I admire and love, and who has coached and mentored me throughout my journey -Tracy Lee Jones. Tracy is a women’s business mentor and Founder of the Feminine Business Model. She has coached, trained and supported women in over 27 countries around the world in growing their businesses. Tracy believes that business was meant to be fun, filled with passion, and a magical journey where you get to share your gifts, experience deep fulfillment, and help make the world a better place.read more
My 7 big takeaways from Mid-Atlantic Podcasting Conference are especially helpful for new and aspiring podcasters. But even if you have no plans for launching a podcast of your own, I’m sure that you will find value in what I share with you in this week’s episode.read more
In this episode, I talk with Dr. Jen Riday, the Women’s Happiness Expert and mom of six, about achieving happiness in your busy life. Jen transitioned from not having time for herself to making self-care a priority. Listen to this episode and learn how you can also achieve a happy, vibrant life.read more
While Vanessa Merten was expecting her first child, she had a hard time finding information that she wanted. During her pregnancy, Vanessa spent many hours goggling and researching online. She decided that she wanted to make it easier for new parents to get the information they need all in one place. That’s when Vanessa created the Pregnancy Podcast.read more
This mini-training was inspired by the vision and assignment I received to create my Design Your Dream Life Workshop. Here, I share three tips to help you push past your fear.read more
Leigh Kellis is the proud owner of The Holy Donut located in Portland, Maine. She built her business from scratch after craving the comfort of a “deeply satisfying yet healthy comfort food – specifically a donut.” In this episode, Leigh shares her journey from humble beginnings to a highly successful brand, and some of the key lessons she’s learned along the way.read more