Invest in Yourself with Purpose and Potential Coach Becca White

“Showing up for yourself has a return on investment that never stops.” Today’s guest on the Brava Podcast believes in this statement through and through. Here on Brava, we discuss a lot about “the leap” to get to that next step, to achieve that goal and to enact change for the better whether it’s in your life or at work.

 Meet today’s guest: Becca White. Becca is a purpose and potential coach specializing in helping women battling postpartum, balancing business and leaping in life. Tune in below or on iTunes to learn how you can invest in yourself and in your dream with purpose and without fear.

Becca White The Brava Podcast

SHOW NOTES:

Becca’s business is to help others find their purpose.  She loves problem-solving and the power of a silver-lining to help others. When she became pregnant with her first child she began looking at things completely differently. Her business was born because she started asking for guidance after battling postpartum after having her children (2:30.)

Everybody goes through the fear/ love cycle of taking the leap into a new idea or phase of life. Becca wants to help her clients identify what their gifts are so that they are so aligned with their purpose that it creates momentum that won’t stop (4:23.)

Becca believes that mentors are vital for your growth:

You need someone who will hold space for you as a sounding board and is 100% in your court.
— Becca White

Becca’s advice on balancing your 9-5, family, friends, side-hustle and more? “Quit making it hard for yourself.” She believes its essential to identify what your gift and goal is and clear out all of your other distractions (7:45.)

This year Becca is devoting her time and her research to postpartum and is writing a book about her findings. She finds a lot of people don’t report postpartum and that there is a shame surrounding it. She wants to shake-up the diagnosis theory. She believes it’s important to hold space for a new family similarly to how we treat the loss of a loved one and show up for the new mother in a similar way (17:30.)

Becca on the importance of reaching out to mother’s too in the postpartum period:

We don’t do a good job on mothering the mother.
— Becca White

Becca’s favorite advice? Eventually you’re going to have to jump. You got this Brava listeners!


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How to Live a Creative Life with Mrs. Kay Hillman

Today’s episode will serve as a challenge in how we each can live a more creative life. And, no – that does not mean by the end of this interview that we’ll be wearing berets, holding a paintbrush in our one hand and one-way tickets to Paris in the other. We’re going to be diving into the essential ways we can each look at a challenge or goal (whether it be in your personal or work life) and see how it can be tackled in a creative fashion.

Meet Mrs. Kay Hillman, photographer, social media maven, business coach, podcaster and blogger! Kay helps women to deal with the many facets of being an entrepreneur: branding, content creation, finances – you name it. Tune in to hear from Kay and how she lives her creative life to the fullest.  

SHOW NOTES:

I like to tell people I really do the most. I fell into this! I need to find something that aligns with who I am that I am passionate about. Since 2018 I haven’t looked back. I’m passionate about teaching others, especially women entrepreneurs and female creatives (1:40.)

The most challenging part of jumping into an entrepreneurial work life?

It’s a mindset shift. You have to stop thinking like an employee and start thinking like a business owner.
— Mrs. Kay Hillman

When you start monetizing what you are doing, that is when you step into the realm of being a “creative entrepreneur (5:30.)

Looking to launch your creative business? Mrs. Kay Hillman recommends to create a portfolio or body of work as your first step. Take it from a hobby to a REAL idea (7:55.)

Have you practiced manifesting your goals, hopes and dreams? Mrs. Kay Hillman does not believe in secrets. She believes that if she knows, everybody else should know. Thus, she shares her goals and her “hows” across her site and social media. She loves to share her big goals whether she may reach them or not (10:00.)

My table is open to everybody. There are plenty of chairs.
— Mrs. Kay Hillman

Mrs. Kay Hillman’s goal is to help empower women to use their creativity and passion to help them earn money doing what they love (11:20.)

Want to try manifestation for the first time? To Mrs. Kay Hillman, manifestation is setting your intentions and goals to the forefront of your mind and your speaking positivity into whatever you are manifesting (13:00.)

Manifestation frees you from all the things that stress you out (16:47.)

To live a more creative life each day Mrs. Kay Hillman likes to talk to people and reach out to her community. She surrounds herself by high energy women and loves to spend her time outside. Finding your creativity is very personal, it’s not a one-sized fit all solution (18:38.)

Mrs. Kay Hillman just launched a new e-book, “Milk the Cow” that is set out to help entrepreneurs create content that will help you attract your ideal client (20:55). '

In 2019 I will…do inspired work (23:30.)

How will you finish that sentence? Comment below!


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Season 2 Is Here (!!) + Giveaway

Season 2 of the Brava Podcast is. HERE!! I am SO excited to share with you the tremendous women I've been interviewing over the past two months who have discussed everything from learning how to live a more creative life and investing in yourself to rooting your career in self-love. ⁣

Stephanie Campbell Brava Podcast

Episode #11 featuring author and Illustrator, Ilana Griffo, is live NOW and you can listen on Apple, Spotify, Castbox, Sticher & more. 

One of the on-going themes in Season 2 that I have noticed is the fear of the jump, the hesitancy we tend to have when taking those next steps whether it's starting a new position or starting your company. Each of the women featured on the Brava Podcast has tackled this in some way or another that I hope can inspire you on your career journey. ⁣

Again, BRAVA to these amazing women and for you listeners, you go girl. 

GIVEAWAY TIME:

To celebrate the launch of Season 2, I’ve create a side-hustle “starter pack” of sorts! Check it out below and enter now for a chance to win!

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Minding Your Own Business with Ilana Griffo

Welcome back listeners! Today’s guest is Ilana Griffo. Today on Brava we’re discussing how you can take your creative passion and grow it into your full-time gig…and Ilana is an expert on this! She’s a freelance designer and illustrator. Plus, she’s a newly published author of the book, “Mind Your Business”! Want to start your own side-hustle? Tune in now below to mind your (own) business with Ilana Griffo.

Illana Griffo

SHOW NOTES:

Ilana always knew she wanted to be a graphic designer. She went to school for graphic design and started freelancing immediately while working full-time. She went off on her own four years ago and hasn’t looked back since (1:05).

Despite using school to hone in on her design craft, her favorite class in school was a career development class that focused on interview tips and tricks and how to conduct yourself in the professional world (2:25).

Ilana wrote her book to help other creatives (like you!) create the business foundation to launch their careers (3:30)!

Working from home can be tough with all the distractions around you. Illana created a dedicated office for herself. A day in the life for Ilana includes her one year old son, a to-do list and drawing (7:00).

She sources inspiration from every aspect of life and is very inspired by the seasons (8:22).

When reviewing your own business, Ilana recommends not diving directly into a branding voice until you find your voice as a brand (10:50).

It takes a lot of adventure and trial and error to develop and find your voice (12:00).

The hardest part of publishing her new book, “Mind Your Own Business”? The beginning and getting started! What helped? Her loyal and hard-working team (13:45).

Ilana’s go-to mantras: “Do it with passion or not at all” and “ask for what you want.”

Hoping to start your own side-hustle, Ilana recommends just to…start! Never stop having fun with it (17:45).


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Exploring Your "Aha" Moment with Lillian Rafson

Hi, listeners and happy holidays! In the mood for a holiday vacation? Today’s episode will be all about exploring your dreams, adventure and discovering your “aha” moment. Let’s talk travel. Picture this. The start-up Pack Up & Go wants to plan your 3-day weekend. The catch? Your destination is a surprise. This innovative idea and business was conceived by Lillian Rafson. Lillian, CEO and Founder of Pack Up & Go, wants you to embrace the unknown and as an entrepreneur, she’s quite spontaneous herself! Listen below to learn more about Lillian’s start-up story, her go-to advice and her own “aha” moment.

SHOW NOTES:

Lillian quit her job to discover what she wanted to do. She traveled and back packed and ran into to two women who were on a surprise vacation. She realized that the “surprise vacation” market wasn’t as prominent in the U.S. (1:10).

She launched Pack Up + Go within the 6-8 weeks left in her trip in 2015, researching and interviewing the locals and tourists along the way. On January 1st, she launched her Squarespace account and let her friends and family know. At that point she planned only a handful of practice trips. A friend featured her launch within Business Insider and the rest…is history (3:00).

How you find capital or fund for your big idea? Lillian’s biggest costs at the beginning were the domain name and Squarespace account. The best part of Pack Up + Go is that it’s a cash flow positive organization, full owned by their team without venture capital assistance (5:50).

Lillian was always inspired to study what made her happy in school. She went to NYU for gender studies, marketing and French. She values her hands-on experience that internships provided her while in school (7:00).

She believes that traveling forces you out of your comfort zone and gives you the ability to explore new things. She loves that her travelers are willing to let that control go and explore new things and push their own boundaries (9:19).

One of Lillian’s favorite customer stories highlights a woman that was celebrating her 70th birthday that was traveling alone. She came home from her trip and sent 50-75 pictures from her trip and that she had the best time on her trip (11:10).

Curious as to which cities are the most popular to travel to this year? Nashville and Charleston are both booming. Lillian’s favorite cities to travel to? Savannah, New Orleans and Chicago (13:16).

Let’s talk travel must-haves. Lillian’s top 3 are: a rolling suitcase, a pair of comfortable and cute sneakers, and an external battery pack for your phone (14:30).

Lillian’s go-to message and source for inspiration, an Israeli term…”YALLA” (16:30).

Yalla! Let’s go! If not now, then when? Let’s just do this.
— Lillian Rafson, CEO and Founder of Pack Up & Go

Next steps for Pack Up + Go is to expand domestic city trips and to continue to support small business in the U.S. while creating multi-city trips for customers (18:35).


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