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Alissa Daire Nelson- Leadership: Doing What's Right Over What's Easy

You’re listening to episode number 91. Leadership: Standing for what’s right over what’s easy. Diversity Inclusion and anti-racism work in business. In this episode I get to talk with the frickin’ awesome, Alissa Daire Nelson. Alissa is regularly featured on television news segments, inside major blogs and publications, and on podcasts from all over the globe. She’s an accomplished Success Coach, Speaker, and host of the Frickin’ Awesome Entrepreneur podcast. As well as the brand new podcast, Making The List. She’s the author of the book, From Frustrated to Frickin’ Awesome: 4 Steps to Achieve the Success You’re Wired For. More than anything else she’s an exceedingly proud wife and mother of two. She loves helping others discover how to own their perfect lopsidedness and learn to have it all. I love that we get to talk about how anti-racism work relates to business and what we can be doing in our everyday lives to make a difference. This episode feels really important. What we are doing and how we are responding to the things that are currently happening in our world is very important. So dive in with us. Connect with Alissa: * Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DaireSuccessCoaching/* Website: http://daire2succeed.com/* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/daire2succeed/* Twitter: https://twitter.com/daire2succeed* LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dairesuccesscoaching Get a copy of Alissa’s Book HERE Want more of The We Podcast? To listen to more awesome episodes, head on over to thewespot.com where you can find all of our episodes as well as The We Spot Blog! The We Spot is your place for intentional growth, connection, authenticity, and encouragement. Connect with us! We want to connect with you! Find us on Facebook and Instagram! If you love The We Podcast, rate the podcast and/or write us a review! You can do that HERE! Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss out on new episodes dropping every week. And don’t forget to share it with your friends! Thank you for listening and being a part of this community! It means a lot to us! Do the work to focus on diversity inclusion and anti-racism work in your business!

50 min3 w ago
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Alissa Daire Nelson- Leadership: Doing What's Right Over What's Easy

Opening the Conversation About Suicide

You’re listening to episode number 90. Round Table Talk: Opening the Conversation About Suicide. In this episode I get to talk in the round table setting with The We Spot leaders, Amy Norris and Heather Williams. We talk about both of their personal experiences with suicide and how it has shaped their lives and the lives of those they love. We also talk about how to have a conversation with someone about suicide and identifying the warning signs of someone who could be suicidal. Seeking out additional training, education, and awareness in this area is highly encouraged. It is all of our jobs to prevent suicide and be informed so we can intervene when needed! I will give a trigger warning for this episode. There could be things talked about that may be hard to hear. If it is too much for you, I encourage you to reach out and talk with someone about it and use the resource list we have provided in the show notes. If you have thoughts of suicide and are thinking of killing yourself, please call the National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or call 911. Thank you for joining us in this conversation. One of the most important things we can do to prevent suicide is to normalize the conversation and destigmatize mental health care. Listen to Amy’s full story HERE on The WE Podcast, Episode #64 Suicide Prevention and Awareness Resources: * Mental Health America – https://mhanational.org* National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org* Suicide Prevention Resource Center – http://www.sprc.org* American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – https://afsp.org* The Ripple Effect Documentary with Kevin Hines –http://www.kevinhinesstory.com/ Want more of The We Podcast? To listen to more awesome episodes, head on over to thewespot.com where you can find all of our episodes as well as The We Spot Blog! The We Spot is your place for intentional growth, connection, authenticity, and encouragement. Connect with us! We want to connect with you! Find us on Facebook and Instagram! If you love The We Podcast, rate the podcast and/or write us a review! You can do that HERE! Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss out on new episodes dropping every week. And don’t forget to share it with your friends! Thank you for listening and being a part of this community! It means a lot to us!

47 minSEP 11
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Opening the Conversation About Suicide

Betzy Valdez- DACA and Immigration

You’re listening to episode number 89. Round Table Talk: DACA- Dreamers and Immigration- What’s at Stake? In this episode I get to talk in the round table setting with The We Spot leaders, Amy Norris and Heather Williams, and our guest Betzy Valdez. Betzy is originally from Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico, she came to the United States with her family 22 years ago, chasing the well-known “American Dream”. Greeley, Colorado is where her and her family have resided over the past 22 years and it’s a place, she calls home. She has been married for 11 years and has three little girls. She is the founder of B. Empowered, a space created to encourage others to be the change, to be empowered to be the world-changers, the difference-makers, the heart-changers. Through Betzy’s own journey, she continues to be brave by sharing her story, her truths, her mess. Instead of allowing setbacks in her life to hold her back, she is determined to use her mess as her message of hope, strength and belonging. Her calling in life in to encourage and empower others in their own journey, regardless of color, race, religion, or legal status. She believes we must all have a vision, not division. Betzy plans to continue her journey as an empowerment and motivational speaker as well as an active community volunteer, leader and advocate for immigrant and refugee rights. She is also passionate about creating empowered leaders in order to serve and transform. Updates: We talk in this episode about DACA, what’s been happening with DACA, and how it effects those who are Dreamers. Since recording this episode there have been a few changes. According to the Immigrants Rising organization, despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to reinstated DACA to its original 2012 form, The Trump Administration has since announced changes to the program. The Trump Administration has been sued for this move to subvert the Supreme Court’s decision on the DACA program. You can find the full article HERE and follow along to stay up to date on the current events concerning DACA and immigration. We are grateful for Betzy and her willingness to have this conversation with us and share her heart and story. Betzy is a voice of love, strength, and advocacy and we are so grateful for her! Listen to Betzy’s full story HERE on The WE Podcast, Episode #57 Connect with Betzy * Watch Betzy’s Greeley Do Tell! speech HERE * Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/betzy.sanchez.37* Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/BEmpoweredDreamer* Read Betzy’s We Spot Blog articles HERE Want more of The We Podcast? To listen to more awesome episodes, head on over to thewespot.com where you can find all of our episodes as well as The We Spot Blog! The We Spot is your place for intentional growth, connection, authenticity, and encouragement. Connect with us! We want to connect with you! Find us on Facebook and Instagram! If you love The We Podcast,

62 minSEP 5
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Betzy Valdez- DACA and Immigration

Janaye Matthews- We Have the Power to Insight Change

You’re listening to episode number 88. We Have the Power to Insight Change: Action, Contribution, and Committing to the Fight In this episode I get to talk with Janaye Matthews. After receiving the Boettcher Scholarship in 2016, Janaye chose to attend Colorado State University. She is now going into her 5th year, studying Biomedical Engineering & Electrical Engineering, with a minor in Ethnic Studies. She started to get involved with the issues surrounding students of color on campus during her second year (2017) when they started to see an increase in bias-related incidents. Most of it was informal, holding demonstrations and discussions to talk about how the incidents affected them. Since then, she’s also joined the President’s Multicultural Student Advisory Committee to take the conversation directly to administration. In Fall 2019, following a peak of bias incidents on campus, her and a few others led a demonstration, of over 400 students, to make it clear that enough was enough. They followed up after six months of no progress with an 11-page document of demands to administration for change. Outside of CSU, with the current issues we’re seeing in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death, she’s spent some time in downtown Denver, and in Aurora, protesting and speaking out about the injustices BIPOC People, experience every day, in addition to what needs to change to stop police brutality. Janaye is also working on a project with her brother, based on educating our peers/communities. Janaye is a wealth of knowledge and information and there were so many insightful moments for me throughout this entire interview. This is a fight for life or death and we have to be in it for the long run. Thank you Janaye for all you’re doing in this fight and for sharing your heart and insights with us! Connect with Janaye * TedxCSU- Watch HERE* Film_Fluent Instagram HERE Want more of The We Podcast? To listen to more awesome episodes, head on over to thewespot.com where you can find all of our episodes as well as The We Spot Blog! The We Spot is your place for intentional growth, connection, authenticity, and encouragement. Connect with us! We want to connect with you! Find us on Facebook and Instagram! If you love The We Podcast, rate the podcast and/or write us a review! You can do that HERE! Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss out on new episodes dropping every week. And don’t forget to share it with your friends! Thank you for listening and being a part of this community! It means a lot to us!

65 minAUG 25
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Janaye Matthews- We Have the Power to Insight Change

Brittany Lamb- Finding the Courage to Heal Deep Trauma

You’re listening to episode number 87. The Profound Impact of our Actions on Others: Finding the Courage to Heal Deep Trauma. In this episode I get to talk with Brittany Lamb. Brittany is the founder of Think Fifty Twenty, a spot dedicated to utilizing your past experiences to build a strong future. Through investing in her own personal development and dedicating time to learning more about how the brain works, Brittany aims to share her insights, experiences and lessons with others. Her passion and purpose is to help others learn from their past to have the best future possible. Brittany is a single mom to a 9 year old boy, Landon. She has her Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration, but has left the healthcare field to pursue her writing and speaking career. She is a Victim Impact Panel Speaker for Mother’s Against Drunk Driving, where she utilizes her past experience as a victim in a drunk driving crash to help others realize the dangers of drinking and driving. Brittany also speaks at schools on anti-bullying, encouraging teens to be themselves, and to realize how their actions can have an effect on others. Her dream is to one day be on a stage, speaking to thousands of people on her message of hope! Brittany enjoys writing, and is in the process of writing her first book. She is training for a marathon, so running takes up most of her free time. Family means everything to her, and she spends a lot of time with her boyfriend, parents, brothers, and sister. Brittany’s message is that we can all find the courage to heal deep trauma in our lives. Her story is heartbreaking and so inspirational. She talks openly and vulnerably about someone else’s actions impacted her life in a big way. She uses her experiences as an example to all of us as to how healing is possible. You will be so inspired by her story that encourages us to heal and grow in our own lives, as well as be aware of our choices that could greatly impact many lives! Connect with Brittany * Website: www.thinkfiftytwenty.com* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thinkfiftytwenty* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thinkfiftytwenty/ Want more of The We Podcast? To listen to more awesome episodes, head on over to thewespot.com where you can find all of our episodes as well as The We Spot Blog! The We Spot is your place for intentional growth, connection, authenticity, and encouragement. Connect with us! We want to connect with you! Find us on Facebook and Instagram! If you love The We Podcast, rate the podcast and/or write us a review! You can do that HERE! Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss out on new episodes dropping every week. And don’t forget to share it with your friends! Thank you for listening and being a part of this community! It means a lot to us!

46 minAUG 7
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Brittany Lamb- Finding the Courage to Heal Deep Trauma

Round Table with Emily Jorgensen- Period Poverty

EYou’re listening to episode number 86. Round Table Talk with Emily Jorgensen: Period Poverty Welcome to another round table talk episode! In this episode, Heather Williams, Amy Norris and I talk with Emily Jorgensen. Emily believes in showing up for each other. Showing up to share the real, ordinary, and extraordinary parts of life. She thinks the three most beautiful traits a human can possess are grace, rawness and vulnerability. If people possess those traits and if they are willing to do the hard work of leaning in, feeling uncomfortable and owning their stories, they can find their true purpose. Emily started doing the hard work and she came to the realization that her purpose was to serves others, while giving grace. When people are fully granting grace to others, they are loving them without judgment and accepting them for who they are at that exact moment in time. When people do those two things, they are able to truly show up for each other. It might be hard. It might take courage, but it is the most important thing people can do for each other. Emily’s roots will always be in Michigan, but she loves being able to call Colorado home. She has been married to her hunk of a husband for four years and they have three of the most amazing children. It is within one of Emily’s own difficult moment that she gained the idea for starting the nonprofit, Grace Upon Grace Project. We talk about how that all occurred and about period poverty, which is a term I never heard until I met her. Now because of her and her willingness to be courageous and show up for the call, I am able to be a part of the mission that is helping so many women and children. You can help us end period poverty and diaper need in northern Colorado by sponsoring a woman with a month of period products or a child with a supply of diapers. Look for the links to donate in the show notes. Connect with Emily and Grace Upon Grace Project * Emily’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/emily.moore.77398* Grace Upon Grace’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/graceupongraceproject* Grace Upon Grace’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/graceupongraceproject/ Donate to Grace Upon Grace Project and help end Period Poverty and Diaper Need in Northern Colorado HERE Want more of The We Podcast? To listen to more awesome episodes, head on over to thewespot.com where you can find all of our episodes as well as The We Spot Blog! The We Spot is your place for intentional growth, connection, authenticity, and encouragement. Connect with us! We want to connect with you! Find us on Facebook and Instagram! If you love The We Podcast, rate the podcast and/or write us a review! You can do that HERE! Don’t forget to

61 minJUL 29
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Round Table with Emily Jorgensen- Period Poverty

Jaquikeyah Fields- Removing the Veil of Injustice

You’re listening to episode number 85. Removing the Veil of Injustice and No Longer Accepting the Anti-Black Narrative In this episode I get to talk with Jaquikeyah Fields. Jaquikeyah is 20 years old and in her 4th year at Colorado State University. She is a Women and Gender Studies Major with a minor in Anthropology and Political Science. She was born in Denver, Colorado and is an alumna of Denver North High School. Jaquikeyah has been an activist for as long as she can remember. She is passionate about Social justice, the Black Lives Matter movement, women in Black Lives Matter, and spirituality. We talk in this episode about her experiences growing up with homelessness and being a Black woman who was given a White narrative to live by. She talks about learning to have agency which is the capacity of individuals to act independently and to make their own free choices. To not be afraid to use our voices and rock the boat when fighting injustice. Her message is a powerful one that will cause people who haven’t looked at the issues she addresses to stretch and see things from a different perspective. Which is exactly what we are needing in our world is a new perspective that includes the lives and experiences of black people. Jaquikeyah talks about the importance of no longer accepting the Anti-Black narrative and what we can do to help change the systems of oppression that had been put in place for far too long. I learned a lot from hearing Jaquikeyah speak her truth and I hope you do too! It is time for change, it’s time to remove the veil of injustice. We stand with her and are listening. Black lives matter! Connect with Jaquikeyah * Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/luuuvlymee/* Twitter- https://twitter.com/Jaxxssss* View Denver Public Schools article featuring Jaquikeyah’s work HERE Want more of The We Podcast? To listen to more awesome episodes, head on over to thewespot.com where you can find all of our episodes as well as The We Spot Blog! The We Spot is your place for intentional growth, connection, authenticity, and encouragement. Connect with us! We want to connect with you! Find us on Facebook and Instagram! If you love The We Podcast, rate the podcast and/or write us a review! You can do that HERE! Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss out on new episodes dropping every week. And don’t forget to share it with your friends! Thank you for listening and being a part of this community! It means a lot to us!

106 minJUL 24
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Jaquikeyah Fields- Removing the Veil of Injustice

Samantha Schultz- Overcoming Perfectionism and Building Own Business

You’re listening to episode number 84. Overcoming Perfectionism & Finding the Confidence to Start your Own Business. In this episode I get to talk with Samantha Schultz. Samantha is the owner of her travel agency, Plan Your Perfect Vacation, where she’s an expert in travel organization and planning. She works with clients that are overwhelmed, exhausted, or frustrated with the travel planning process. She alleviates their stress and saves them time. Samantha does this by using her travel expertise and connections. She will prioritize, plan, and create life enriching international experiences with a VIP level of service. We talk about her story about overcoming perfectionism. As well as working on becoming more relationship focused and gaining the confidence to start her own business. And really believing that it could be successful. She also talks about her personal growth journey and how we are constantly a work in progress. So, if you are needing some confidence and encouragement to step out and do the thing you’ve been dreaming of doing, this episode is definitely for you! Connect with Samantha * Website- www.planyourperfectvacation.com* Facebook- www.facebook.com/planyourperfectvacation* Instagram- www.instagram.com/planyourperfectvacation Want more of The We Podcast? To listen to more awesome episodes, head on over to thewespot.com where you can find all of our episodes as well as The We Spot Blog! The We Spot is your place for intentional growth, connection, authenticity, and encouragement. Connect with us! We want to connect with you! Find us on Facebook and Instagram! If you love The We Podcast, rate the podcast and/or write us a review! You can do that HERE! Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss out on new episodes dropping every week. And don’t forget to share it with your friends! Thank you for listening and being a part of this community! It means a lot to us! Finally, do you know someone who would be a great guest? Please connect us with them at thewespot@gmail.com

50 minJUL 18
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Samantha Schultz- Overcoming Perfectionism and Building Own Business

Amanda Archibald- Encouraging the Discouraged Woman

You’re listening to episode number 83. Heavy Deep and Real Funny: Encouraging the Discouraged Woman In this episode I get to talk with Amanda Archibald. Amanda is a multi-passionate, self-employed entrepreneur since 1995. She has insane wit and loves to dive into the deep end with conversations. She feels like she is on this earth to encourage the discouraged woman. Amanda is a single mom of two teen boys and lives in Monument, CO. She is an Author, blogger, photographer, graphic artist and lover of residual income. In this episode we talk about Amanda’s book, Heavy Deep and Real Funny, as well as her experience with divorce, religion, and personal growth. Amanda is funny, encouraging, and insightful. You’re going to love this episode! No doubt that it is encouraging the discouraged woman! Connect with Amanda * Linktree- linktr.ee/sharpdesigns* Purchase her book HERE Want more of The We Podcast? To listen to more awesome episodes, head on over to thewespot.com where you can find all of our episodes as well as The We Spot Blog! The We Spot is your place for intentional growth, connection, authenticity, and encouragement. Connect with us! We want to connect with you! Find us on Facebook and Instagram! If you love The We Podcast, rate the podcast and/or write us a review! You can do that HERE! Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss out on new episodes dropping every week. And don’t forget to share it with your friends! Thank you for listening and being a part of this community! It means a lot to us!

51 minJUL 10
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Amanda Archibald- Encouraging the Discouraged Woman

Marti Bruening- Never Give up on Yourself: Learning Your Self Worth

You’re listening to episode number 82. Never Give up on Yourself: The Journey of Learning your own Self Worth In this episode I get to talk with Marti Bruening. Marti has spent the last 20+ years exploring various forms of personal growth and healing and believes strongly that women supporting other women is essential to restoring balance in our challenging world. A key component to healing is recognizing that our worth is inherent – no matter our station in life, paycheck, relationship or family status, number of friends, religious affiliation, race, sexual orientation, or number on the scale. Marti moved to Colorado in 1995 from Texas at the age of 18 and is now a wife to Josh and mom to 9-year-old Amara. She telecommutes for a large non-profit research institute as a proposal manager. She received her B.A. in Journalism from Colorado State University, has taught indoor cycling for 15 years, leads virtual meditation groups for her co-workers, and is also a volunteer with Moms Demand Action. In this episode we talk about Marti’s history with alcohol abuse and eating and body issues, as well as her divorce. We talk through her road to recovery and journey to learning her own worth. Marti has a powerful story that she vulnerably shares with us. She encourages our listeners to never give up on themselves. I have no doubt that it will be so helpful for those of you who are listening! Remember: Never give up on yourself! Connect with Marti Bruening * Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/marti.bruening* Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/marti_bruening/* The We Spot articles- www.thewespot.com/author/martibruening/ Want more of The We Podcast? To listen to more awesome episodes, head on over to thewespot.com where you can find all of our episodes as well as The We Spot Blog! The We Spot is your place for intentional growth, connection, authenticity, and encouragement. Connect with us! We want to connect with you! Find us on Facebook and Instagram! If you love The We Podcast, rate the podcast and/or write us a review! You can do that HERE! Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss out on new episodes dropping every week. And don’t forget to share it with your friends! Thank you for listening and being a part of this community! It means a lot to us!

49 minJUN 26
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Marti Bruening- Never Give up on Yourself: Learning Your Self Worth

Latest Episodes

Alissa Daire Nelson- Leadership: Doing What's Right Over What's Easy

You’re listening to episode number 91. Leadership: Standing for what’s right over what’s easy. Diversity Inclusion and anti-racism work in business. In this episode I get to talk with the frickin’ awesome, Alissa Daire Nelson. Alissa is regularly featured on television news segments, inside major blogs and publications, and on podcasts from all over the globe. She’s an accomplished Success Coach, Speaker, and host of the Frickin’ Awesome Entrepreneur podcast. As well as the brand new podcast, Making The List. She’s the author of the book, From Frustrated to Frickin’ Awesome: 4 Steps to Achieve the Success You’re Wired For. More than anything else she’s an exceedingly proud wife and mother of two. She loves helping others discover how to own their perfect lopsidedness and learn to have it all. I love that we get to talk about how anti-racism work relates to business and what we can be doing in our everyday lives to make a difference. This episode feels really important. What we are doing and how we are responding to the things that are currently happening in our world is very important. So dive in with us. Connect with Alissa: * Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DaireSuccessCoaching/* Website: http://daire2succeed.com/* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/daire2succeed/* Twitter: https://twitter.com/daire2succeed* LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dairesuccesscoaching Get a copy of Alissa’s Book HERE Want more of The We Podcast? To listen to more awesome episodes, head on over to thewespot.com where you can find all of our episodes as well as The We Spot Blog! The We Spot is your place for intentional growth, connection, authenticity, and encouragement. Connect with us! We want to connect with you! Find us on Facebook and Instagram! If you love The We Podcast, rate the podcast and/or write us a review! You can do that HERE! Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss out on new episodes dropping every week. And don’t forget to share it with your friends! Thank you for listening and being a part of this community! It means a lot to us! Do the work to focus on diversity inclusion and anti-racism work in your business!

50 min3 w ago
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Alissa Daire Nelson- Leadership: Doing What's Right Over What's Easy

Opening the Conversation About Suicide

You’re listening to episode number 90. Round Table Talk: Opening the Conversation About Suicide. In this episode I get to talk in the round table setting with The We Spot leaders, Amy Norris and Heather Williams. We talk about both of their personal experiences with suicide and how it has shaped their lives and the lives of those they love. We also talk about how to have a conversation with someone about suicide and identifying the warning signs of someone who could be suicidal. Seeking out additional training, education, and awareness in this area is highly encouraged. It is all of our jobs to prevent suicide and be informed so we can intervene when needed! I will give a trigger warning for this episode. There could be things talked about that may be hard to hear. If it is too much for you, I encourage you to reach out and talk with someone about it and use the resource list we have provided in the show notes. If you have thoughts of suicide and are thinking of killing yourself, please call the National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or call 911. Thank you for joining us in this conversation. One of the most important things we can do to prevent suicide is to normalize the conversation and destigmatize mental health care. Listen to Amy’s full story HERE on The WE Podcast, Episode #64 Suicide Prevention and Awareness Resources: * Mental Health America – https://mhanational.org* National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org* Suicide Prevention Resource Center – http://www.sprc.org* American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – https://afsp.org* The Ripple Effect Documentary with Kevin Hines –http://www.kevinhinesstory.com/ Want more of The We Podcast? To listen to more awesome episodes, head on over to thewespot.com where you can find all of our episodes as well as The We Spot Blog! The We Spot is your place for intentional growth, connection, authenticity, and encouragement. Connect with us! We want to connect with you! Find us on Facebook and Instagram! If you love The We Podcast, rate the podcast and/or write us a review! You can do that HERE! Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss out on new episodes dropping every week. And don’t forget to share it with your friends! Thank you for listening and being a part of this community! It means a lot to us!

47 minSEP 11
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Opening the Conversation About Suicide

Betzy Valdez- DACA and Immigration

You’re listening to episode number 89. Round Table Talk: DACA- Dreamers and Immigration- What’s at Stake? In this episode I get to talk in the round table setting with The We Spot leaders, Amy Norris and Heather Williams, and our guest Betzy Valdez. Betzy is originally from Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico, she came to the United States with her family 22 years ago, chasing the well-known “American Dream”. Greeley, Colorado is where her and her family have resided over the past 22 years and it’s a place, she calls home. She has been married for 11 years and has three little girls. She is the founder of B. Empowered, a space created to encourage others to be the change, to be empowered to be the world-changers, the difference-makers, the heart-changers. Through Betzy’s own journey, she continues to be brave by sharing her story, her truths, her mess. Instead of allowing setbacks in her life to hold her back, she is determined to use her mess as her message of hope, strength and belonging. Her calling in life in to encourage and empower others in their own journey, regardless of color, race, religion, or legal status. She believes we must all have a vision, not division. Betzy plans to continue her journey as an empowerment and motivational speaker as well as an active community volunteer, leader and advocate for immigrant and refugee rights. She is also passionate about creating empowered leaders in order to serve and transform. Updates: We talk in this episode about DACA, what’s been happening with DACA, and how it effects those who are Dreamers. Since recording this episode there have been a few changes. According to the Immigrants Rising organization, despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to reinstated DACA to its original 2012 form, The Trump Administration has since announced changes to the program. The Trump Administration has been sued for this move to subvert the Supreme Court’s decision on the DACA program. You can find the full article HERE and follow along to stay up to date on the current events concerning DACA and immigration. We are grateful for Betzy and her willingness to have this conversation with us and share her heart and story. Betzy is a voice of love, strength, and advocacy and we are so grateful for her! Listen to Betzy’s full story HERE on The WE Podcast, Episode #57 Connect with Betzy * Watch Betzy’s Greeley Do Tell! speech HERE * Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/betzy.sanchez.37* Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/BEmpoweredDreamer* Read Betzy’s We Spot Blog articles HERE Want more of The We Podcast? To listen to more awesome episodes, head on over to thewespot.com where you can find all of our episodes as well as The We Spot Blog! The We Spot is your place for intentional growth, connection, authenticity, and encouragement. Connect with us! We want to connect with you! Find us on Facebook and Instagram! If you love The We Podcast,

62 minSEP 5
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Betzy Valdez- DACA and Immigration

Janaye Matthews- We Have the Power to Insight Change

You’re listening to episode number 88. We Have the Power to Insight Change: Action, Contribution, and Committing to the Fight In this episode I get to talk with Janaye Matthews. After receiving the Boettcher Scholarship in 2016, Janaye chose to attend Colorado State University. She is now going into her 5th year, studying Biomedical Engineering & Electrical Engineering, with a minor in Ethnic Studies. She started to get involved with the issues surrounding students of color on campus during her second year (2017) when they started to see an increase in bias-related incidents. Most of it was informal, holding demonstrations and discussions to talk about how the incidents affected them. Since then, she’s also joined the President’s Multicultural Student Advisory Committee to take the conversation directly to administration. In Fall 2019, following a peak of bias incidents on campus, her and a few others led a demonstration, of over 400 students, to make it clear that enough was enough. They followed up after six months of no progress with an 11-page document of demands to administration for change. Outside of CSU, with the current issues we’re seeing in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death, she’s spent some time in downtown Denver, and in Aurora, protesting and speaking out about the injustices BIPOC People, experience every day, in addition to what needs to change to stop police brutality. Janaye is also working on a project with her brother, based on educating our peers/communities. Janaye is a wealth of knowledge and information and there were so many insightful moments for me throughout this entire interview. This is a fight for life or death and we have to be in it for the long run. Thank you Janaye for all you’re doing in this fight and for sharing your heart and insights with us! Connect with Janaye * TedxCSU- Watch HERE* Film_Fluent Instagram HERE Want more of The We Podcast? To listen to more awesome episodes, head on over to thewespot.com where you can find all of our episodes as well as The We Spot Blog! The We Spot is your place for intentional growth, connection, authenticity, and encouragement. Connect with us! We want to connect with you! Find us on Facebook and Instagram! If you love The We Podcast, rate the podcast and/or write us a review! You can do that HERE! Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss out on new episodes dropping every week. And don’t forget to share it with your friends! Thank you for listening and being a part of this community! It means a lot to us!

65 minAUG 25
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Brittany Lamb- Finding the Courage to Heal Deep Trauma

You’re listening to episode number 87. The Profound Impact of our Actions on Others: Finding the Courage to Heal Deep Trauma. In this episode I get to talk with Brittany Lamb. Brittany is the founder of Think Fifty Twenty, a spot dedicated to utilizing your past experiences to build a strong future. Through investing in her own personal development and dedicating time to learning more about how the brain works, Brittany aims to share her insights, experiences and lessons with others. Her passion and purpose is to help others learn from their past to have the best future possible. Brittany is a single mom to a 9 year old boy, Landon. She has her Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration, but has left the healthcare field to pursue her writing and speaking career. She is a Victim Impact Panel Speaker for Mother’s Against Drunk Driving, where she utilizes her past experience as a victim in a drunk driving crash to help others realize the dangers of drinking and driving. Brittany also speaks at schools on anti-bullying, encouraging teens to be themselves, and to realize how their actions can have an effect on others. Her dream is to one day be on a stage, speaking to thousands of people on her message of hope! Brittany enjoys writing, and is in the process of writing her first book. She is training for a marathon, so running takes up most of her free time. Family means everything to her, and she spends a lot of time with her boyfriend, parents, brothers, and sister. Brittany’s message is that we can all find the courage to heal deep trauma in our lives. Her story is heartbreaking and so inspirational. She talks openly and vulnerably about someone else’s actions impacted her life in a big way. She uses her experiences as an example to all of us as to how healing is possible. You will be so inspired by her story that encourages us to heal and grow in our own lives, as well as be aware of our choices that could greatly impact many lives! Connect with Brittany * Website: www.thinkfiftytwenty.com* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thinkfiftytwenty* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thinkfiftytwenty/ Want more of The We Podcast? To listen to more awesome episodes, head on over to thewespot.com where you can find all of our episodes as well as The We Spot Blog! The We Spot is your place for intentional growth, connection, authenticity, and encouragement. Connect with us! We want to connect with you! Find us on Facebook and Instagram! If you love The We Podcast, rate the podcast and/or write us a review! You can do that HERE! Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss out on new episodes dropping every week. And don’t forget to share it with your friends! Thank you for listening and being a part of this community! It means a lot to us!

46 minAUG 7
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Round Table with Emily Jorgensen- Period Poverty

EYou’re listening to episode number 86. Round Table Talk with Emily Jorgensen: Period Poverty Welcome to another round table talk episode! In this episode, Heather Williams, Amy Norris and I talk with Emily Jorgensen. Emily believes in showing up for each other. Showing up to share the real, ordinary, and extraordinary parts of life. She thinks the three most beautiful traits a human can possess are grace, rawness and vulnerability. If people possess those traits and if they are willing to do the hard work of leaning in, feeling uncomfortable and owning their stories, they can find their true purpose. Emily started doing the hard work and she came to the realization that her purpose was to serves others, while giving grace. When people are fully granting grace to others, they are loving them without judgment and accepting them for who they are at that exact moment in time. When people do those two things, they are able to truly show up for each other. It might be hard. It might take courage, but it is the most important thing people can do for each other. Emily’s roots will always be in Michigan, but she loves being able to call Colorado home. She has been married to her hunk of a husband for four years and they have three of the most amazing children. It is within one of Emily’s own difficult moment that she gained the idea for starting the nonprofit, Grace Upon Grace Project. We talk about how that all occurred and about period poverty, which is a term I never heard until I met her. Now because of her and her willingness to be courageous and show up for the call, I am able to be a part of the mission that is helping so many women and children. You can help us end period poverty and diaper need in northern Colorado by sponsoring a woman with a month of period products or a child with a supply of diapers. Look for the links to donate in the show notes. Connect with Emily and Grace Upon Grace Project * Emily’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/emily.moore.77398* Grace Upon Grace’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/graceupongraceproject* Grace Upon Grace’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/graceupongraceproject/ Donate to Grace Upon Grace Project and help end Period Poverty and Diaper Need in Northern Colorado HERE Want more of The We Podcast? To listen to more awesome episodes, head on over to thewespot.com where you can find all of our episodes as well as The We Spot Blog! The We Spot is your place for intentional growth, connection, authenticity, and encouragement. Connect with us! We want to connect with you! Find us on Facebook and Instagram! If you love The We Podcast, rate the podcast and/or write us a review! You can do that HERE! Don’t forget to

61 minJUL 29
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Jaquikeyah Fields- Removing the Veil of Injustice

You’re listening to episode number 85. Removing the Veil of Injustice and No Longer Accepting the Anti-Black Narrative In this episode I get to talk with Jaquikeyah Fields. Jaquikeyah is 20 years old and in her 4th year at Colorado State University. She is a Women and Gender Studies Major with a minor in Anthropology and Political Science. She was born in Denver, Colorado and is an alumna of Denver North High School. Jaquikeyah has been an activist for as long as she can remember. She is passionate about Social justice, the Black Lives Matter movement, women in Black Lives Matter, and spirituality. We talk in this episode about her experiences growing up with homelessness and being a Black woman who was given a White narrative to live by. She talks about learning to have agency which is the capacity of individuals to act independently and to make their own free choices. To not be afraid to use our voices and rock the boat when fighting injustice. Her message is a powerful one that will cause people who haven’t looked at the issues she addresses to stretch and see things from a different perspective. Which is exactly what we are needing in our world is a new perspective that includes the lives and experiences of black people. Jaquikeyah talks about the importance of no longer accepting the Anti-Black narrative and what we can do to help change the systems of oppression that had been put in place for far too long. I learned a lot from hearing Jaquikeyah speak her truth and I hope you do too! It is time for change, it’s time to remove the veil of injustice. We stand with her and are listening. Black lives matter! Connect with Jaquikeyah * Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/luuuvlymee/* Twitter- https://twitter.com/Jaxxssss* View Denver Public Schools article featuring Jaquikeyah’s work HERE Want more of The We Podcast? To listen to more awesome episodes, head on over to thewespot.com where you can find all of our episodes as well as The We Spot Blog! The We Spot is your place for intentional growth, connection, authenticity, and encouragement. Connect with us! We want to connect with you! Find us on Facebook and Instagram! If you love The We Podcast, rate the podcast and/or write us a review! You can do that HERE! Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss out on new episodes dropping every week. And don’t forget to share it with your friends! Thank you for listening and being a part of this community! It means a lot to us!

106 minJUL 24
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Samantha Schultz- Overcoming Perfectionism and Building Own Business

You’re listening to episode number 84. Overcoming Perfectionism & Finding the Confidence to Start your Own Business. In this episode I get to talk with Samantha Schultz. Samantha is the owner of her travel agency, Plan Your Perfect Vacation, where she’s an expert in travel organization and planning. She works with clients that are overwhelmed, exhausted, or frustrated with the travel planning process. She alleviates their stress and saves them time. Samantha does this by using her travel expertise and connections. She will prioritize, plan, and create life enriching international experiences with a VIP level of service. We talk about her story about overcoming perfectionism. As well as working on becoming more relationship focused and gaining the confidence to start her own business. And really believing that it could be successful. She also talks about her personal growth journey and how we are constantly a work in progress. So, if you are needing some confidence and encouragement to step out and do the thing you’ve been dreaming of doing, this episode is definitely for you! Connect with Samantha * Website- www.planyourperfectvacation.com* Facebook- www.facebook.com/planyourperfectvacation* Instagram- www.instagram.com/planyourperfectvacation Want more of The We Podcast? To listen to more awesome episodes, head on over to thewespot.com where you can find all of our episodes as well as The We Spot Blog! The We Spot is your place for intentional growth, connection, authenticity, and encouragement. Connect with us! We want to connect with you! Find us on Facebook and Instagram! If you love The We Podcast, rate the podcast and/or write us a review! You can do that HERE! Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss out on new episodes dropping every week. And don’t forget to share it with your friends! Thank you for listening and being a part of this community! It means a lot to us! Finally, do you know someone who would be a great guest? Please connect us with them at thewespot@gmail.com

50 minJUL 18
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Amanda Archibald- Encouraging the Discouraged Woman

You’re listening to episode number 83. Heavy Deep and Real Funny: Encouraging the Discouraged Woman In this episode I get to talk with Amanda Archibald. Amanda is a multi-passionate, self-employed entrepreneur since 1995. She has insane wit and loves to dive into the deep end with conversations. She feels like she is on this earth to encourage the discouraged woman. Amanda is a single mom of two teen boys and lives in Monument, CO. She is an Author, blogger, photographer, graphic artist and lover of residual income. In this episode we talk about Amanda’s book, Heavy Deep and Real Funny, as well as her experience with divorce, religion, and personal growth. Amanda is funny, encouraging, and insightful. You’re going to love this episode! No doubt that it is encouraging the discouraged woman! Connect with Amanda * Linktree- linktr.ee/sharpdesigns* Purchase her book HERE Want more of The We Podcast? To listen to more awesome episodes, head on over to thewespot.com where you can find all of our episodes as well as The We Spot Blog! The We Spot is your place for intentional growth, connection, authenticity, and encouragement. Connect with us! We want to connect with you! Find us on Facebook and Instagram! If you love The We Podcast, rate the podcast and/or write us a review! You can do that HERE! Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss out on new episodes dropping every week. And don’t forget to share it with your friends! Thank you for listening and being a part of this community! It means a lot to us!

51 minJUL 10
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Marti Bruening- Never Give up on Yourself: Learning Your Self Worth

You’re listening to episode number 82. Never Give up on Yourself: The Journey of Learning your own Self Worth In this episode I get to talk with Marti Bruening. Marti has spent the last 20+ years exploring various forms of personal growth and healing and believes strongly that women supporting other women is essential to restoring balance in our challenging world. A key component to healing is recognizing that our worth is inherent – no matter our station in life, paycheck, relationship or family status, number of friends, religious affiliation, race, sexual orientation, or number on the scale. Marti moved to Colorado in 1995 from Texas at the age of 18 and is now a wife to Josh and mom to 9-year-old Amara. She telecommutes for a large non-profit research institute as a proposal manager. She received her B.A. in Journalism from Colorado State University, has taught indoor cycling for 15 years, leads virtual meditation groups for her co-workers, and is also a volunteer with Moms Demand Action. In this episode we talk about Marti’s history with alcohol abuse and eating and body issues, as well as her divorce. We talk through her road to recovery and journey to learning her own worth. Marti has a powerful story that she vulnerably shares with us. She encourages our listeners to never give up on themselves. I have no doubt that it will be so helpful for those of you who are listening! Remember: Never give up on yourself! Connect with Marti Bruening * Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/marti.bruening* Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/marti_bruening/* The We Spot articles- www.thewespot.com/author/martibruening/ Want more of The We Podcast? To listen to more awesome episodes, head on over to thewespot.com where you can find all of our episodes as well as The We Spot Blog! The We Spot is your place for intentional growth, connection, authenticity, and encouragement. Connect with us! We want to connect with you! Find us on Facebook and Instagram! If you love The We Podcast, rate the podcast and/or write us a review! You can do that HERE! Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss out on new episodes dropping every week. And don’t forget to share it with your friends! Thank you for listening and being a part of this community! It means a lot to us!

49 minJUN 26
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