In this episode, the co-founder of OPI, Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, tells us her American Dream story. Her brave parents were Holocaust survivors and made a dangerous escape with their children from Hungary to get to America. Years later, Suzi and her brother-in-law built the beauty empire, OPI! In this episode Suzi shares her bad habit she had to break (biting her nails…WHAT??) the most embarrassing moment of her career, her favorite OPI color, and of course, her new book, “I’m Not Really a Waitress!”
Mallika Chopra is a mom, wife, and daughter of the famous Dr. Deepak Chopra. Mallika is an entrepreneur and author, who shares her insights into living life with intent and finding purpose and joy. In this podcast episode, I ask Mallika about mom guilt, her chocolate addiction, and learning to say no! Plus, she gives us practices you can implement into your life TODAY to cut out the craziness in your life!
In this episode, we meet Lindsey Hubley. After the birth of her son, Myles, Lindsey developed an infection that worsened. She ended up hospitalized for over a year fighting for her life. Both her arms and legs had to be amputated. Lindsey shares the harrowing moments in the hospital watching her life change in an instant, how she grieved precious time lost with her newborn son, and how she’s now thriving as a quad amputee.
Whitney Austin is a mother of two and a wife living in Louisville, KY. She’s a vice president with Fifth/Third Bank.
One September 6, 2018, a gunman walked into the Fifth/Third Bank in downtown Cincinatti and started shooting.
Whitney was hit 12 times by bullets. Three innocent people were killed that day.
In this episode, she shares how she played dead to survive, used her maternal instincts to fight for her life, and how she’s made it her life’s mission to end gun violence.
In the summer of 2018, Megan's arm started tingling. It became the worst pain she'd experienced in her life. Still, she felt silly being wheeled into the ER for what she thought was a pinched nerve. Scans revealed 17 tumors on her brain. This wife and mom of two underwent two risky brain surgeries to save her life. In this episode, she reveals the scary moments living with Neurofibromatosis II and how she's still trusting God through it all.
Heather French Henry is Miss America 2000, a designer, veterans advocate, deputy commissioner of veterans affairs in Kentucky, and she’s entering the world of politics—running for state office in Kentucky. Heather shares what it’s like having two teen daughters, chasing a new dream, and the one wild thing she does to let loose!
Jennifer Parkinson is a mom of two teens living in Agoura Hills, California. In her early 30s, she learned she had Parkinson’s disease. One doctor told her she'd be wheelchair bound in 15 years. Boy, she proved him wrong! Fourteen years later in this episode, Jennifer shows us her fighting spirit and how she's using boxing to keep her symptoms at bay. She explains the unexpected person who believed in her when doctors didn't, and her biggest motivating factor to keep fighting.
Lakeshia Ramsey was molested and raped at the ages of 3, 5 and 12. Her mother sold her in exchange for drugs, and then, a foster home became another place of abuse. There are so many twists and turns to Lakeshia’s story: infertility because of her trauma, three miracle children and her infant son’s cancer diagnosis. In this episode, Lakeshia shares how she trusted God through it all, how she forgave her mother on her deathbed, and how tracking down her biological father changed the course of her life for the better.
Shancy Larson lives just outside of Indianapolis, Indiana. Two years ago, she lost one of her eyes in a horrific car crash. She’s sharing how she coped with the awful stares from strangers, and how she’s now helping others going through similar circumstances.
Tori Gerbig started her now $30 million clothing boutique out of the trunk of her car! Tori is the CEO and founder of The Pink Lily Boutique. She’s a wife and mom to two kids living in Bowling Green, KY. In this episode, she shares her entrepreneurial journey, and how she pushed through doubts of others to chase a wild dream. Tori also opens up about a very personal journey she and her husband are going through.