Episodes

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Episode 1:  TV and Film Production Designer PART 1 With Bridget Keefe

EPISODE 1:  If you have ever wondered what goes into making the sets of your favorite movies this episode is for you! In our first episode big screen set decorator Bridget Keefe talks about her work creating movie sets. Our inaugural set of 3 episodes drop mid June. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter so you don’t miss them! Click here to download this episode, or here to subscribe to the show on iTunes. 

 Episode 2: TV and Film Production Designer PART 2 With Bridget Keefe

EPISODE 2: If you liked the first part of Bridget’s interview you are going to LOVE the second! Click here to download this episode or subscribe on iTunes by clicking here or listen to this episode right here:

Episode 3:  Pediatric Burn and ICU Nurse with Carolyn Flynn

EPISDOE 3: Carolyn Flynn, RN. Carolyn’s ability to find the joy and beauty in challenging situations gives us a new perspective on humanity. Listening to what a nurse’s work is like can be difficult. Getting their perspective on what it means to care for others is a gift. Join us for a powerful episode as Carolyn Flynn, RN shares her experiences, insights, and huge heart with us- complete with tears of sadness and hilarity. This is a nurses’s life… as we learn in this episode of Real Women’s Work. Click here to download this episode or here to subscribe to the show. 

Episode 4: Lead Bartender and Trainer 99 Restaurants with Bonnie Murphy

EPISODE 4: Choosing Happiness with Bonnie Murphy, Lead Bartender and Trainer at 99 Restaurants. It takes courage to walk away from  a career using your natural talent to create the life you want. You will not want to miss the happiness and inspiration Bonnie serves up in this episode of Real Women’s Work! Click here to download this episode or here to subscribe to the show!

Episode 5: Senior Analyst for Solar Marketing with Katie MacIntyre

You won’t want to miss Katie MacIntyre’s insight in this episode of Real Women’s Work! Katie talks about the importance of mentors and how to find one, what it was like to run the Boston Marathon with Kathrine Switzer’s 261 Fearless, and has some excellent advice for the younger girls who are listening. Katie offers much to humanity and listening to her is a gift! Click here to download the episode, here to subscribe on iTunes or subscribe wherever you listen to Podcasts!

Episode 6: Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Podcast Host with Megan Gipson

Harnessing her background as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Megan Gipson founded and hosts The Family Brain Podcast. Early on in her career Megan realized that blaming an individual for mental health issues was neither helpful nor accurate. Megan’s views became more holistic- how do family, society, and other groups and structures impact the individual and vice versa?

In this episode of Real Women’s Work, Megan shares with us what life as a mom and podcast host looks like. Talking with Megan is always fun and this episode was no exception. Join us to get to know Megan and her wonderful and important work! Click here to download the episode, here to subscribe on iTunes, or subscribe wherever you listen to Podcasts!

Episode 7:Jail Nurse with Melissa Keefe

Do you feel safe working in a jail? How do you treat patients? Are your tools limited because you work in a jail? Nursing is ultimately about caring for patients and as Melissa Keefe answers these questions we realize that jail nursing is no different- though the environment and protocol certainly are.

In this episode of Real Women’s Work we are able to get an accurate and clear picture of what work as a jail nurse is like. I was surprised by so much of what I learned in this conversation and I suspect you will be too! Click here to download the episode, here to subscribe on iTunes, or subscribe wherever you listen to Podcasts!

Episode 8: Court Reporter with Kellie Kirkpatrick

Have you ever wondered what the Court Reporter is thinking about while they record every word being said? How do they do it? Are they paying attention or thinking about what they want for dinner? This conversation with Kellie Kirkpatrick, Court Reporter, answers these questions and so many more- it is fascinating! Join us to learn how court reporting is done and what it’s like to be a fly on the wall in the courtrooms of government. Click here to download the episode, here to subscribe on iTunes or listen wherever you subscribe to podcasts!

Episode 9: Dream Big, Moms (and Everyone Else!)

Is something missing? Does life need to improve in some way? No matter how old or young you are this episode will inspire you to think about moving toward the life you want. Listen in as actress and singer Liimu McGill, Founder of MomStar, shares her life experience and words of wisdom that are creating her wonderful life! Click here to download this episode, here to subscribe on iTunes, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts!

Episode 10: The Stories Which Sustain Us with Nichelle McKinney, CNA

There may be nothing better than hearing about why someone does the work they do. It’s easy to take those in the helping professions for granted. Through her stories in this episode of Real Women’s Work, Nichelle McKinney, CNA, reminds us of the kind of heart it takes to do hard work and why we should be grateful! Click here to download the episode, here to subscribe on iTunes, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts!

Episode 11: Global Director, Sales Force Effectiveness with Kathryn Desmarais

From the time Kathryn was 16 she knew what she wanted to do. Though the path isn’t always neat and linear, Kathryn is doing exactly the work she envisioned. In this episode, Kathryn shares that though it can look smooth from the outside, learning to find balance with a 40-50% travel schedule isn’t always easy. What keeps her going? She is learning to prioritize what she values. You will not want to miss the wise and useful words from Kathryn in today’s episode! Click here to download this episode, here to subscribe on iTunes, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts!

Episode 12: Victim Rights Advocate with Mandy Noonan

Did you know that in some cities crime victims have an advocate to support them through the process of their perpetrator moving through the criminal justice system? You might be surprised to learn how this paid position came to be and what life in this role looks like.

Join us on this episode of Real Women’s Work as Mandy Noonan shares the work she does with the Denver District Attorney’s Office. The work is endless, draining, and exhausting, and Mandy shares how and why she does what she does. Click here to download this episode, here to subscribe on iTunes, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts!

Episode 13: The Surprise I Found on Mt. Kilimanjaro with Jules Brown

Imagine standing atop Mt. Kilimanjaro and being struck by a feeling so big you know it is your life’s purpose. It seems like something out of a movie or a made up script but this is the real life story of Jules Brown. Jules is a marathoner, world traveler, and supporter of women who has learned to embrace a profound zest for life. She has embarked on a new venture bringing women The Complete Experience of travel, health, and community. Don’t miss this inspiring episode chock full of valuable insight! Click here to download the episode, here to subscribe on iTunes, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts!

Episode 14: Paramedic with Alyssa Cynewski

Have you ever wondered how paramedics do their work? How do they respond to a call that would send most of us into a puddle of tears? How do they think so quickly on their feet and what is it like to be in the ambulance riding to a call? Are they talking about the latest movie they saw or what they will do when they arrive on scene? How do they know what to do? These questions are answered along with many others as we gain a deeper appreciation for being able to pick up the phone and dial 9-1-1. Click here to download the episode, here to subscribe on iTunes, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts!

Episode 15: Game Developer and Freelance Writer with Crystal Mazur

Whether you are a huge fan of Role Playing Games or barely know what Dungeons and Dragons is, you’ll be able to relate to Award Winning Game Developer and Freelance Writer Crystal Mazur as she talks about Impostor Syndrome, her unique writing practice, and her surprise at winning an Ennie! Crystal’s observations, honesty, and helpful reminders encourage us all to pick up that creative project we think we are not capable of doing! Click here to download the episode, here to subscribe on iTunes, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts!

Episode 16: Founder of Large Women’s Organization with Krystal Covington 

It’s easy to think people are born with the skills they are good at, but something that looks easy or natural may have taken a lot of work to develop. This is true for Krystal Covington, founder of Women of Denver. As an introvert who has lived with shyness, Krystal now leads events and an organization for hundreds of women. Listen in as Krystal shares her wisdom, experience, and tools for developing those things we wish we were good at! Click here to download the episode, here to subscribe on iTunes, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts!

Episode 17: Myofunctional Therapist with Laura Eckhardt

Do you or someone you love snore? Have TMJ? ADHD? Thumb Suck? Have back or neck pain? You will be fascinated listening to this episode with Laura Eckhardt, Myofunctional Therapist. This is a special episode. It was the situation I talk about in this episode that led to my long walks listening to podcasts, which led to Real Women’s Work. Laura is a compassionate therapist who is excellent at what she does.  Treatment with Laura felt like magic to me! Join us for this special episode of Real Women’s Work! Click here to download the episode, here to subscribe on iTunes, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts!

Episode 18: Circus Acrobat, Contortionist, and Co-Founder of Acrobatrix with Leah Orleans

What if you or your kids only focus on one thing? It can feel stressful- as though we should force our kids or ourselves to try other things. Leah Orleans is a Circus Acrobat, Contortionist, and Co-Founder of Actrobatrix. With the support of her parents, Leah has singularly focused on this her whole life. Now, it’s her passion, love, joy, and full time income. Join us as Leah shares what her days are like and how she trains, writes her shows, and manages her thriving business. Click here to download the episode, here to subscribe on iTunes, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts!

Episode 19: Communal Success and Monetizing your Strengths with Jazmine Casado

Communal success was not a term I was familiar with before talking with Jazmine Casado, founder of Casado Creative. Jazmine has created a unique and exciting model that allows businesses to achieve success alongside and with each other.
 
Strengthening community, bettering the skills she already possesses, and designing the life that makes sense for her and her family is Jazmine’s focus. Listen is as Jazmine shares her insights from learning to forge her own path! Listen wherever you subscribe to podcasts click here to download the episode,  here on iTunes. 
 

Episode 20: Winemaker with Amanda O’Brien

An island off the coast of Maine. Ferrying to work. A rhubarb toting Jeep. Pillar of the community. Sounds idyllic, right? While Amanda O’Brien is creating a life she loves it has not all been easy- building a business, and a life never is. Amanda’s focus on community, local Farmers and learning is inspiring. Listen in as Amanda talks about starting Eighteen Twenty Wines, the many lessons she has learned, and creating something that is hers. Listen wherever you subscribe to podcasts, click here to download the episode, click here to listen on iTunes.
 

Episode 21: Travel Writer with Jodi Grundig

After spending time in Finance, Jodi Grundig became a mom and wanted something more flexible. She started a successful mom blog. Travel has always been Jodi’s passion though, and she followed it. Listen in as award winning Travel Writer and founder of Family Travel Magazine Jodi Grundig shares how she went from Mom Blogger to Travel Writer, how she decides where to travel and what to write about, and what it’s like to live the life of a Travel Writer. Listen wherever you subscribe to podcasts or click here to download the episode, or here to listen on iTunes.
 

Episode 22: Therapist, Author, Artist with Roya Dedeaux

With one of her degrees in Recreation and Leisure, Roya Dedeaux practices what she teaches. Roya’s passion for play guides her writing, teaching, therapy practice and parenting and she is sharing her valuable knowledge and observations with all of us in her soon to be published book “Protecting their Passions.” Listen in as Roya talks about her unique childhood as an Unschooler, what her days are like, and how everything is coming together to create a blissfully productive passion filled life! Listen wherever you subscribe to podcasts or click here to download or here to listen on iTunes.
 

Episode 23: Children’s Book Author, Illustrator and Public Speaker with Michelle Nelson-Schmidt, 

Life took some unexpected turns for Michelle Nelson-Schmidt. She moved away from an education that didn’t fit and followed her fiery passion through hard times until it landed her where she knows she is supposed to be. With characters that introduce themselves to her, an incredible message of love and hope for children, and a passion for making kids feel okay exactly as they are, Michelle and her work are a world changing gift for us all! Listen in on iTunes by clicking here  or download directly by clicking here. Get your copy of Michelle’s books by clicking here. 
 

Episode 24: Keeping Families Together with Kerry Banzet, Co-Founder of Hope for Maamas Uganda

Supporting women a world away is not a role Kerry Banzet expected to be in. After a trip to Uganda, Kerry realized that her contribution may not be orphan care. Instead, Kerry was called to serve single mothers and their children. With no experience, Kerry partnered up with her Ugandan friend Monica Mukanza. Together, they started “Hope for Maamas Uganda”, a 501(c)(3) organization that pays for schooling for children who cannot afford it and provides small business grants for single mothers. Click here to download directly or here to subscribe and listen on iTunes!

After planning to use her dairy farm as a model for responsible farming practices, Andrea Davis had a change of heart. She courageously opted out of using animals for anything and instead turned her farm into a sanctuary. Now, animals who live at Broken Shovels Farm Sanctuary are safe, happy, well cared for and loved for the remainder of their days. Tune in to hear how this city girl became a farmer, what her days are like, and about her incredible bond with animals. Click here to listen on iTunes or here to download directly. 

Episode 26: Delivering Humanitarian Aid to Syria with Nadia Alawa, Founder and President of NuDay Syria

How does Humanitarian Aid end up where it is needed? How do we know we are delivering needed, useful, and respectful items? How does one even begin doing something like this? Join us as Nadia Alawa, Founder and President of NuDay Syria, shares how they collect, distribute and ship Humanitarian Aid to Syria- one person at a time, one humanity closer. Click here to listen and subscribe on iTunes, or here to download directly

Episode 27: The Book Lady: Direct Selling, Caring for Customers, and Gaining Professional Skills with Sarah Goins, Consultant Usborne Books and More

We have all been invited to the Facebook parties or attended a book fair, but do you know what goes in to creating both of these events? Listen in as Sarah Goins, Consultant with Usborne Books and More, talks about starting a direct selling business, learning what is needed to make it successful, and how she is able to give back to causes near to her heart. Click here to listen in iTunes and here to download directly

Episdoe 27: Creating Whimsical Art and Putting it on Paper with Sarah Collins

Who else gets giddy with all things paper?! Add gorgeous, whimsical art to it and I can barely contain myself! Join us as Sarah Collins, Owner and Founder of Whimsicals Paperie shares how she went from art education to whimsical paper product creator. Learn how she comes up with her designs, when she creates them and how she gets them onto all of her amazing paper goods! And as always, there is incredible wisdom, perspective and experience peppered throughout. Listen in! Click here to listen on iTunes. Click here to download directly. 

Episode 28: SPECIAL EPISODE! Medical Office Coordinator with my Mom, Pat Keefe. Co-Hosted by My Daughter, Sydney!

Sometimes when we do something regularly we don’t think about what’s going on behind the scenes. Join us as Pat Keefe, Medical Office Coordinator, takes us behind the counter at a large medical office. From how files are kept to what happens when there is no room in the schedule for a sick patient, listening to this episode will give you a different understanding the next time you visit your doctor! Click here to download on iTunes and here to download directly.