Gold with Jeanette Schneider Episode 66: Define “All” with Amy Nelson

Amy Nelson has become one of my personal heroes. She unapologetically shows the world that career and family are intertwined. She brings her daughter, Holland, with her to board meetings and believes the conversation surrounding whether women can “have it all” is sexist.

Amy is the founder and CEO of The Riveter, a modern union for working women. A graduate of Emory University and the NYU School of Law, Amy practiced corporate litigation with a focus on high-profile First Amendment matters for over a decade in New York City and Seattle. She also served on President Obama’s National Finance Committee where she co-chaired Gen44, the under 40 fundraising arm of the campaign. Additionally, Amy previously worked with President Carter’s The Carter Center.

In 2017, Amy launched The Riveter while pregnant with her third daughter in three years and she welcomed daughter number four in June 2019. The Riveter’s growth has outpaced even WeWork’s first years, and to-date they’ve raised over $20 million in venture capital. Amy is a contributor for Inc., has written for Forbes, and has been published broadly including in/on outlets including The TODAY Show, Refinery29, Buzzfeed, The Washington Post and The Seattle Times. She has spoken across the world on many stages, including Forbes Under 30, United State of Women, Cannes Lions, and SXSW.

Today Amy and I talk about the importance of inclusive work environments, the “messy” balance of a mom and executive, and her desire for her daughters to grow up feeling unlimited. 

I love Amy’s advocacy for women in the workplace and the work she is doing to change the conversation. You can find her on Instagram @amy_riveter.

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Until next time – in the words of my grandma, “Love each other every day.”

In your ears, filling your heart.

Xo,

J

Gold with Jeanette Schneider Episode 65: Surrender To Solitude with Valerie Gangas

Valerie Gangas lost her mother in 2011 and experienced profound life-shattering grief. It was a huge turning point in her life, as it caused her to go into a deep suicidal depression, “a complete annihilation of who I she was.” Shortly after her mother’s death, Valerie learned Transcendental Meditation™ and in her first meditation, she says, “my entire life radically changed in 20 minutes.” The spiritual awakening she experienced was a foundational shift and a powerful transformation in both her awareness and her life. (Hence, the name of her upcoming podcast is: “Everything You Think You Know Is Wrong!”)

Valerie is a transformational speaker, life coach and author of Enlightenment Is Sexy: Every Woman’s Guide to a Magical Life. She specializes in helping people make radical shifts in their self-perception to gain a deeper understanding of who they are, so they can genuinely thrive and unleash their magic more fully into the world.

Growing up outside Chicago, Illinois, Valerie had an interest in the mysteries of the world and a strong drive to connect with the Universe, which she inherited from her mother who was a poet, former nun and a major influence in Valerie’s life. 

Valerie received her bachelor’s degree in theology and women’s studies from DePaul University, and earned her master’s degree in transpersonal psychology and certification in leadership and life coaching at Sofia University in Palo Alto. 

The David Lynch Foundation hired Valerie to give talks about the benefits of meditation and developing consciousness within corporations (including respected advertising and financial firms), private practices and student groups at top schools around the country, such as Loyola University School of Medicine. She eventually began working directly with Oprah Winfrey and her staff at Harpo Studios, and for two years she talked to groups of Oprah’s staff members about meditation and consciousness. 

Valerie sums up her philosophy for optimal living: “Once you’re regularly tuning in to your soul’s voice, through daily meditation, prayer, nature walks, whatever works for you, follow the signs, embrace the mystery, and trust the Universe.” 

I loved this episode, I love this woman. So many tears were shed while we talked and I hope you took something beautiful away that just might change your life.. or your perspective.

To learn more about Valerie and her work, visit Valerie’s website https://www.valeriegangas.com and her instagram @valeriegangas

Today Gold is brought to you by LIV Media and I couldn’t be more thrilled.

Through mindfulness and accountability offerings – including meditation, breath work, intentional living routines, challenges, and lifestyle coaching – the new LIV app will provide you with the tools, community and support you need to live your very best life, leveling up in every aspect.

LIV meets you where you are and grows with you.

For a limited time LIV is available for free for Apple iOS users. Download LIV today!

Until next time – in the words of my grandma, “Love each other every day.”

In your ears, filling your heart.

Xo,

J

Gold with Jeanette Schneider Episode 64: Finding Alignment with Lisa Chastain

Lisa Chastain believes that all roads begin at our values and our alignment to them. She shares the importance of our priorities, our ability to say no and how to call yourself out when you have moved out of alignment.

Lisa has been coaching, mentoring and advising millennials for nearly 20 years. From an advisor in higher education to Financial Advisor and as a seasoned life coach, she has learned what it takes to make dreams become reality. Her company, Millennial Consulting LLC inspires women to be the boss of their finances and lives by mentoring them on how to control their money, live purposefully and love their lives. Her #1 Best Selling Book, “Girl, Get Your $hit Together” teaches millennial women how to own their history with money so that they can boss up and own their futures.  

Lisa has recently been seen on CNBC, NBC News, MSN Money, and O – The Oprah Magazine, Fortune and Entrepreneur Magazine, and she is one of Las Vegas Women Magazine’s people to watch in 2018.   She is a Las Vegas native and when she’s not speaking, coaching or working in her business, she’s spending quality time with her family.

Today Lisa and I share our own experiences with alignment, mentorship, and our advice to those who are seeking a bigger, badder life. 

 I love Lisa’s reminder to get quiet with yourself. That is where we recalibrate and begin again. 

You can find her at lisachastain.com and follow her on Instagram @lisa_chastain4

Today Gold is brought to you by LIV Media and I couldn’t be more thrilled.

Through mindfulness and accountability offerings – including meditation, breath work, intentional living routines, challenges, and lifestyle coaching – the new LIV app will provide you with the tools, community and support you need to live your very best life, leveling up in every aspect.

LIV meets you where you are and grows with you.

For a limited time LIV is available for free for Apple iOS users. Download LIV today!

Until next time – in the words of my grandma, “Love each other every day.”

In your ears, filling your heart.

Xo,

J

Gold with Jeanette Schneider Episode 63: Manifest Your Dream Life with Kristin Morrison

Kristin Morrison went from writing “I wish I could get paid to walk a dog” in her journal, to launching her own million-dollar pet business — recently featured in MarketWatch, New York Post and a TV interview with Yahoo Finance.

A master manifestor, Kristin not only manifested her business, she also manifested her husband and her home. She is proof that intention, self awareness, and a little bit of Universal magic, pay off in big, beautiful ways. 

She now shares her business insight with thousands of clients through her books, online courses, and podcast, “Prosperous Pet Business.” 

Kristin is the Founder of Six-Figure Pet Business Academy, a program she started in 2010 for service-based pet business owners including pet sitters, dog walkers, dog trainers, pet groomers, and dog daycare owners. In 2012, Kristin became a certified “Best Year Yet” coach, and created Best Year Coaching, a company that helps individuals from all walks of life and professions, plan and achieve their dream life list, from their personal goals to their business goals. 

Today Kristin and I dig into the value of patience, the grind of entrepreneurship, and how in the world she manifested the man of her dreams. 

I LOVED everything about this conversation. Write it down. Believe it. Work on you and watch the Universe rise up to meet you.

You can find Kristin on Instagram @petbizcoach or online at 

www.sixfigurepetbusinessacademy.com

www.bestyearcoaching.com 

Today Gold is brought to you by LIV Media and I couldn’t be more thrilled.

Through mindfulness and accountability offerings – including meditation, breath work, intentional living routines, challenges, and lifestyle coaching – the new LIV app will provide you with the tools, community and support you need to live your very best life, leveling up in every aspect.

LIV meets you where you are and grows with you.

For a limited time LIV is available for free for Apple iOS users. Download LIV today!

Until next time – in the words of my grandma, “Love each other every day.”

In your ears, filling your heart.

Xo,

J

Gold with Jeanette Schneider Episode 62: Communicate Like A Buddhist with Cynthia Kane

Cynthia Kane’s personal philosophy surrounding communication is based off the Buddhist principles of Right Speech: Tell the truth, Don’t exaggerate, Don’t gossip, Use helpful language. She believes a mix of non-violent communication, mindful communication and what she calls self-responsible communication help you and others suffer less.

Cynthia is a certified meditation and mindfulness instructor and the founder of the Kane Intentional Communication Institute, LLC. She is the author of How to Communicate Like a Buddhist (Hierophant Publishing, April 2016), Talk to Yourself Like a Buddhist (Hierophant Publishing, April 2018), and the upcoming book, How To Meditate Like A Buddhist (Hierophant Publishing, April 2020).

Cynthia is the founder of Kane Intentional Communication Institute, LLC in 2013. She has helped over 40,000 people change their way of communicating through her online courses, workshops, and training programs. She creates unique communication-focused mediations for her clients that assist people in having better communication in any difficult conversation or situation. Along with individuals, she has worked with organizations such as the Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC, BroadFutures, xScion Solutions, University of North Carolina Asheville, GiveYoga, and more. 

Cynthia has taught meditation at The Council on Foreign Relations and has written for national and international publications including Self Magazine, VegNews, Pregnancy Magazine, The Jerusalem Post, The Washington Post, Woman’s Day, BBC Travel, Refinery29, Mind Body Green, Elephant Journal and Bustle. 

Cynthia’s upcoming book, How To Meditate Like A Buddhist (Hierophant Publishing, April 2020) delves into tips for creating a regular meditation practice. It demystifies the ancient practice, while teaching the reader about posture, breathing, mind-set, and more; encompassing the most important aspects of Buddhist meditation in one accessible guide.

Today Cynthia and I talk about passive aggressive communication, and why it is so important to be aware of our default stance when it is time to have the tough conversations. We also talk about the mental health benefits of concise communication.

I appreciate Cynthia’s reminder that we should see the person across from us as someone we love, not someone to best.

You can find Cynthia on Instagram @cykane1 or online at www.cynthiakane.com

Check out Cynthia’s free Masterclass here.  https://intentionalcommunicationcertification.mykajabi.com/intentional-communication-challenge

Today Gold is brought to you by LIV Media and I couldn’t be more thrilled.

Through mindfulness and accountability offerings – including meditation, breath work, intentional living routines, challenges, and lifestyle coaching – the new LIV app will provide you with the tools, community and support you need to live your very best life, leveling up in every aspect.

LIV meets you where you are and grows with you.

For a limited time LIV is available for free for Apple iOS users. Download LIV today!

Until next time – in the words of my grandma, “Love each other every day.”

In your ears, filling your heart.

Xo,

J