Just Watch Me

Dr. Michelle Jorgensen is the Founder of Total Care Academy, which teaches dentists to provide health-based dental care, and Living Well with Dr. Michelle, where she offers guidance for healthy living and natural health care. As a Functional Integrative Dentist (DDS) and a Board Certified Traditional Naturopath (BCTN), she founded Total Care Dental and Wellness to combine dental and overall health to heal chronic diseases. Dr. Michelle started the Living Well Foundation, a nonprofit providing organic, locally grown food and teaching communities how to grow their own food.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Dr. Michelle Jorgensen’s impetus for founding Living Well with Dr. Michelle
  • How Dr. Michelle educates her patients on transforming their health
  • What does it mean to live well?
  • The significance of self-sufficient living
  • The Living Well Foundation’s mission
  • Dr. Michelle talks about her journey into entrepreneurship

In this episode…

Research shows that 50-60% of people haven’t reached an ideal level of happiness. They often reference guides on attaining happiness, not recognizing that it’s a subjective state of mind differing between individuals and cultures. What actionable steps can you take to achieve happiness and general well-being?

After developing mercury poisoning from exposure to metal cavity fillings, naturopathic dentist Dr. Michelle Jorgensen was ready to sell her practice. However, discovering the power of homegrown foods and holistic care led her to a life of health, wellness, and satisfaction. Dr. Michelle maintains that fear, negativity, and scarcity are harmful and limiting environments. Through self-sufficient living, you can gain the skills and abilities to care for yourself, creating security and vigor. 

Join Andrea Heuston in today’s episode of the Lead Like a Woman Show as she sits down with Dr. Michelle Jorgensen, the Founder of Living Well with Dr. Michelle, to discuss the importance of maximizing your health and well-being. Dr. Michelle shares her definition of living well, her journey into entrepreneurship, and how she helps patients transform their health.

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Stop Struggling, You’re There!

Merrie H. Reagan is a former educational tutor, small business owner, and writer. She is the author of Life Flashes, a memoir, diary, and biography recounting spiritual recovery from illness, unemployment, and broken relationships. Beyond her professional endeavors, Merrie enjoys reading, ballroom dancing, singing, homemaking, and yard work.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Merrie H. Reagan’s writing and journaling inspirations
  • The importance of writing with an audience in mind
  • Transitioning out of a victim mindset
  • How Merrie merges global events with personal reflections
  • What is the role of spirituality in personal endeavors?
  • Tips for overcoming self-limiting thoughts and behaviors

In this episode…

Are you constantly dragged down by hardships in your personal or professional life? How can you stop struggling and relinquish your victim mindset to gain spiritual freedom?

After grappling with mental illness and emotional turmoil, Merrie H. Reagan began writing to experience a spiritual journey. She maintains that viewing yourself as a victim leads to self-entitlement and a lack of confidence. Instead, accepting and embracing the conflict lets you recognize divine energy and experience gratitude for life’s beauty. Merrie also emphasizes the importance of engaging in activities you enjoy rather than living by others’ expectations.

In today’s episode of the Lead Like a Woman Show, Andrea Heuston welcomes Merrie H. Reagan, the author of Life Flashes, to discuss her spiritual journey. Merrie explains the importance of writing for an audience, how she merged global events with personal reflections, and her creative inspirations.

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Creating a Life of Joy

April Roberts is the Founder of the Vixen Gathering, a coaching program and community for Gex X female entrepreneurs looking to scale to seven figures while enjoying life. As a keynote speaker, podcast host, and high-performing coach, she has helped guide hundreds of women’s transformations. April has been coaching entrepreneurs for 15 years through her financial practice and the Vixen Gathering.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • What led April Roberts to launch Vixen Gathering?
  • The importance of defining personal core values and goals
  • April shares why she coaches Gen X women
  • How to transition from masculinity to femininity
  • Managing time, energy, and confidence to attain freedom
  • An overview of The Vixen Voice podcast
  • Advice for misguided Gen X women

In this episode…

Many Gen X women have reached a turning point where they’ve achieved their career goals and started a family. This sense of finality can cause them to lose direction and feel unfulfilled. How can you achieve personal satisfaction to reignite your passions?

Having grown tired of living for others, self-established coach April Roberts discovered how to live her best life while juggling other responsibilities. She maintains that women face burnout when exerting their masculine energies in both personal and professional endeavors. Instead, women must channel feminine attributes to identify a work-life balance and attain optimal happiness. This often requires structuring your calendar around your energy by scheduling time for relaxation and enjoyment.

In this episode of the Lead Like a Woman Show, Andrea Heuston sits down with April Roberts, the Founder of Vixen Gathering, to talk about finding enjoyment in your personal and professional life. April gives an overview of her podcast, explains how to transition from masculine to feminine attributes, and shares the importance of defining your personal values and goals.

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Unstoppable Grit

Danielle Cobo is a motivational keynote speaker, best-selling author, and medical sales career consultant who helps organizations lead through change. As a former Fortune 500 senior sales manager, she built a high-performing team despite company-wide downsizing, restructuring, and acquisitions. This earned Danielle several awards, including Regional Sales Manager of the Year and four Sales Excellence awards. She is also the author of Unstoppable Grit and the host of the Unstoppable Grit podcast.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • From medical sales professional to consultant, author, and podcaster: Danielle Cobo’s journey
  • Discovering your superpower
  • How Danielle’s childhood trauma shaped her career
  • The genesis of the Unstoppable Grit book and podcast
  • Setting courageous goals and overcoming comfort zones
  • Advice for preventing burnout while achieving sustainable growth

In this episode…

The professional landscape is demanding, especially for women leaders. These individuals face immense pressure in all aspects of their lives. How can you cultivate sheer determination to mitigate burnout and grow exponentially?

Versatile leader Danielle Cobo was raised by a domineering mother who eventually committed suicide, nearly lost her husband in the Iraq war, and experienced a toxic work culture. Rather than surrendering to her trauma, Danielle identified and honed her propensity for resilience and grit. When facing hardships in work and life, she advises recognizing when to reprioritize and rest. Before lending yourself to others, caring for yourself, your family, and your business is vital to foster a long-term impact.

On today’s episode of The Lead Like a Woman Show, Andrea Heuston speaks with Danielle Cobo about her path to resilience and determination. Danielle shares how to discover your superpowers, the origin story of her brand, and how her traumas shaped her career journey.

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Expand Your Community

Hayley Painter is the Co-founder and Co-CEO of Painterland Sisters, an Icelandic-style Skyr yogurt made with USDA-certified organic milk. As a fourth-generation farmer, she strives to sustain her family’s organic regenerative farm in rural Pennsylvania. Hayley believes in nutritious, sustainable food and connects consumers to its source. In 2024, she and her sister were named in Forbes 30 Under 30 in the food and drink category.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • How Hayley Painter ventured back to her family’s farm
  • Hayley talks about becoming a national brand within four months of launching
  • Painterland Sisters’ manufacturing process and the farm’s early history
  • What is Skyr, and how does Painterland Sisters produce it?
  • The value of sustainable agriculture 
  • Expanding and connecting local communities through full-circle farming

In this episode…

Farmers are the foundation of US society, paving the way for consumers to work and live. Yet many farmers struggle to stay in business, especially those prioritizing sustainability and regeneration. One inspiring woman has revitalized the industry by empowering and connecting local farmers.

With a mission to accelerate sustainable agriculture, pioneer and connector Hayley Painter engages with and supports diverse farmers to facilitate balanced regeneration. Having grown up on her family’s dairy farm, she recognizes the value of accelerating other farm’s unique missions to strengthen and integrate like-minded communities. When advancing these beneficial relationships, Hayley recommends creating a dialogue with those inside and outside your network. 

Tune in to the Lead Like a Woman Show as Andrea Heuston sits down with Hayley Painter, the Co-founder and Co-CEO of Painterland Sisters, to discuss the brand’s mission to elevate farmers. Hayley describes how the brand became national, the farm’s early history and manufacturing process, and why she produces Icelandic-style Skyr yogurt.

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Let’s Talk About Money

Hannah Smolinski is the Founder and CEO of Clara CFO Group, a virtual CFO agency providing small businesses with financial clarity and profit maximization strategies. As a CPA, Hannah’s professional experience with one of the world’s largest accounting firms shaped her vision of bringing high-level financial expertise to the small business community. She founded Clara CFO Group to be a trusted resource for small businesses as they navigate key financial decisions, strive for sustainable revenue, and plan for scale.

Hannah also hosts a YouTube channel with over 50,000 subscribers, where she extends her mission of empowering small businesses. Through this platform, she shares financial strategies, best practices, and educational resources that assist companies in understanding their financial statements and achieving financial success.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Hannah Smolinski’s entrepreneurial drive to launch Clara CFO Group
  • How Clara CFO group helps entrepreneurs manage their finances
  • Hannah shares her experience working for her father’s company
  • Navigating the emotional aspect of small business finances
  • The most damaging mistakes small businesses make with finances
  • How did Hannah create her YouTube channel and podcast?

In this episode…

The majority of US companies are small businesses, and women own 40% of them. Yet many of these entrepreneurs lack knowledge and awareness of how to manage their finances. Through empathy and accessible education, one leader helps women and other small business owners gain financial clarity.

For many small business entrepreneurs, finances constitute their income and life savings, which often hampers their decision-making. With many of these professionals lacking transparency and managing their companies based on money in the bank, it’s crucial to maintain emotional intelligence to guide them through their journeys. As a CPA and entrepreneur, Hannah Smolinski hires analysts and consultants who possess a keen sense of empathy. She also creates comprehensible content to educate small businesses on loans and forecasting.

In this episode of the Lead Like a Woman Show, Andrea Heuston invites Hannah Smolinski, the Founder and CEO of Clara CFO Group, to address financial management basics for small businesses. Hannah shares common financial management mistakes, her experience working for her family’s business, and how she educates businesses through transparency.

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Build Your Confidence

Barbara Wichmann is the Founder and CEO of ARTEMIA, a full-service strategic communications and digital marketing agency. As a marketing and communications strategist, she prioritizes DEIA in public outreach, national advertising, and culturally relevant in-language marketing programs. Barbara has garnered media coverage for her clients in outlets, including Good Morning America, the New York Times, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Barbara Wichmann talks about her path to entrepreneurship and her company’s rapid expansion
  • How growing up in the Netherlands influenced Barbara’s business vision
  • ARTEMIA’s ESG and social change initiatives
  • Actionable steps for becoming ESG certified
  • Barbara’s experience as a member of WBEC (Women’s Business Enterprise Council)
  • The environmental impact of women-owned businesses

In this episode…

Women-owned businesses comprise 40% of all businesses in the US, amassing $2.7 trillion annually. These companies have a tremendous impact on local communities, providing support and spearheading environmental, social, and governance initiatives. How can you advance your endeavors to inspire your community?

Through empathy and reciprocation, women-owned companies promote employee, partner, and community growth. Drawing on her upbringing in the Netherlands, sustainability strategist Barbara Wichmann established a Women’s Business Enterprise certified, ESG-focused, and green business. She maintains that female-led organizations can assess and mitigate their carbon footprints, provide training and other resources for employees, and educate the community on social and environmental initiatives.

Tune in to this episode of the Lead Like a Woman Show as Andrea Heuston sits down with Barbara Wichmann, the Founder and CEO of ARTEMIA, to discuss her social and environmental impact. Barbara details her path to entrepreneurship, how to become ESG certified, and her experience as a member of WBEC.

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Be Each Other’s Storytellers

Krista Bourne is a business leader and speaker who specializes in sales, service, operations, and workplace culture. As the former Chief Operating Officer of Verizon’s Consumer Group, she led five consumer channels, including 1,500 corporate stores and more than 5,000 authorized retail stores, multiple non-exclusive national retail relationships, and a globally operated customer service program. Krista focuses on challenging biases, embracing diversity and inclusion, and mentoring underrepresented groups into sales leadership roles.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • What led Krista Bourne to follow her vision?
  • Krista describes her growth as the COO of Verizon’s Consumer Group
  • Storytelling as a catalyst for effective communication
  • How to create a life by choice and lead by example
  • Krista’s approach to leading developing professionals
  • Silencing the critics through authenticity

In this episode…

Everyone has choices to make in their professional lives. Rather than relying on fate alone, your decisions shape your impact and how you present yourself. Learn how calculated choices can help you become a powerful leader.

After dropping out of college to raise a child at 19 years old, Black business leader Krista Bourne decided she didn’t want to become another statistic. Through self-discipline, leadership, and personal accountability, Krista became a key changemaker at a Fortune 20 company before transferring her skills to coach other rising professionals. By choosing to build a portfolio of skills, capabilities, and experiences, you can communicate and lead authentically through storytelling.

In today’s segment of the Lead Like a Woman Show, Andrea Heuston invites Krista Bourne to speak about creating an intentional life. Krista shares how storytelling facilitates effective communication, how to silence your critics through authentic leadership, and her approach to leading professionals.

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Then What?

Maeve Wang is the Co-founder and CEO of IAMBIC, a tech-driven footwear company that reimagines the shoe manufacturing process. With 10 years of experience in strategy, market research, and entrepreneurship, she strives to bring personalization and innovation to the traditionally mass-produced footwear industry. Maeve has worked with Fortune 500 companies and invested in wellness, wearables, and data analytics technologies. She is a recipient of the US National Science Foundation grant for IAMBIC’s groundbreaking footwear.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • What inspired Maeve Wang to Co-found IAMBIC?
  • The process of building a passionate and collaborative team
  • How Maeve pivoted her shoe company and acquired funding
  • Fusing art and science in shoe manufacturing
  • Maeve’s experience as a woman in an early-stage startup
  • The origin story of IAMBIC’s most renowned invention the “Model T”

In this episode…

The startup landscape is dominated largely by white men. So when women and minorities try to acquire funding for a new venture, they often face criticism. One Asian-American woman defied the odds to execute an innovative and passionate vision.

After noticing her feet changing shape and growing bunions from traditional footwear, Maeve Wang struggled to find specialty shoes to support her feet. What began as a mission to develop an accurate size-prediction tool for footwear blossomed into technology-driven shoes that conform to consumers’ feet. Yet this journey was met with judgment about Maeve’s identity as a minority entrepreneur, leading her to doubt her capabilities. Through mentorship, encouragement, and a supportive team, Maeve launched substantial ideas with conviction.

On today’s episode of the Lead Like a Woman Show, Andrea Heuston welcomes Maeve Wang, the Co-founder and CEO of IAMBIC, to discuss her mission-driven journey. Maeve shares how she fuses art and science to revolutionize traditional shoe manufacturing, the origin story behind one of IAMBIC’s most notable inventions, and how to build a passionate and collaborative team.

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Be Okay With Being Uncomfortable

Heather Dominick is the Founder and CEO of A Course in Business Miracles, a full-service coaching business where she trains highly sensitive entrepreneurs to work less, increase their income, and make a higher social impact. As a seven-figure entrepreneur with a branded mission, she has created the Highly Sensitive Leadership Training Program for Entrepreneurs. Heather is also the author of Different: The Highly Sensitive Leadership Revolution.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Heather Dominick’s journey down an entrepreneurial path
  • The value of following your intuition
  • How Heather recognized herself as highly sensitive
  • What are the degrees and strengths of highly sensitive entrepreneurs?
  • Managing overwhelming feelings and shifting to a positive outlook
  • Heather Dominick shares insights from her book Different
  • How women can control their destinies

In this episode…

Research shows that up to 20% of the world is highly sensitive, meaning some people’s nervous systems process stimulation at higher degrees. This can lead to burnout and the false belief that highly sensitive people can’t excel in leadership positions. How can you recognize and harness your strengths to amplify your impact?

After burning out during the first 10 years of entrepreneurship, highly sensitive coach Heather Dominick discovered her sensitivities and strengths. Particularly sensitive individuals are intuitive, empathetic, and exceptional listeners, making them supportive leaders. Yet many of these professionals become discouraged by the mere possibility of feeling overwhelmed, so Heather recommends remaining proactive and conserving energy during these periods. This allows you to leverage your strengths to serve your business, relationships, and community.

In this episode of the Lead Like a Woman Show, Andrea Heuston welcomes Heather Dominick, the Founder and CEO of A Course in Business Miracles, to discuss highly sensitive leadership. Heather shares her journey as a highly sensitive entrepreneur, the degrees of high sensitivity, and why you should follow your intuition.

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