Scarlet Society

Scarlet Society

It’s time for women to be excited, curious, and even turned on by starting the second half of their life. This is the show for women over 40 who are looking for support, community, and conversation about everything that goes along with this season. From sexual health and wellness to sexual exploration… finances, monogamy, and relationships, no topic is off-limits. Join hostesses of the Scarlet Society and their special guests, as they unapologetically help normalize women’s sexual health and wellness. You’re going to leave each episode inspired to explore who it is you really want to be in the second half of your life. For many women, this is the time when their kids are growing up and they have established themselves in a career, and they’re wondering what’s next. Is there something more? The answer is an overwhelming YES. This is an exciting time, and it can also be a difficult time, but The Scarlet Society podcast is here to invite you to slow down, take a breath, and explore what’s actually out there waiting for you to discover. Learn more about the podcast here: https://scarletsociety.com/

Why Now Is the Best Time to Plan a Career Break with Katrina McGhee
Jul 28 2022
Why Now Is the Best Time to Plan a Career Break with Katrina McGhee
Can you imagine taking a year-long break from your job without worrying about money and then getting an even better job when you return? That's what our guest today helps people do.  Welcome to the Scarlet Society podcast. In this episode, we have Katrina McGhee, a Career Break & Sabbatical Coach and enthusiastic world traveler. So how did she transition from her corporate career to coaching? Burning out in her corporate job, Katrina turned her life upside down for a 20-month career break to do what she wanted most - travel the world. After a successful return to the corporate world, with 5 job offers in just 5 weeks, she later left to embark on another career break. She then built a coaching business to help 9-5ers create the break of their dreams. Join us as we discuss how to design bold and transformational career breaks and why now is the time for you to do it. Discover the key to “living your life in technicolor.” “There is more to life than just staying in the hamster wheel.” - Katrina McGhee   In This Episode: 00:00 Meet Katrina McGhee, a recovering corporate worker turned Career Break & Sabbatical Coach, and digital nomad 02:46 How Katrina handles objections like “That sounds great, but I don't think I can do it. It's not for me.”  04:45 What are some of the things people come up with when they do the 5-minute journaling exercise? 06:19 What exactly does a Career Break & Sabbatical Coach do? 09:01 Katrina takes us through her own career break, how she saved $40k, and how she created her coaching business 17:30 Amazing stories of women over 40 who took career breaks  20:10 Why is NOW a great time to take a career break? 22:45 Strategies to overcome fear about experiencing career regression when taking a break 25:28 How to have that conversation with your manager about taking a career break 30:02 Things you should NOT do if you want to have a successful career break 34:15 Taking the first step to begin your journey Resources: - (FREE GIFT) Connect with Katrina McGhee: - (Website) - (Instagram) - (LinkedIn) Connect with Jade & Scarlet Society: - ( Instagram) - ( Website) - ( Facebook)
Overcoming Your Fears with Amina AlTai
Jul 14 2022
Overcoming Your Fears with Amina AlTai
Fear is ubiquitous, and for most people, it is related to their careers. Especially after the pandemic, people want to be able to work from anywhere and know that, in this ever-changing world, they won’t wake up one day and be laid off. Everyone has fear, but only some of us take steps to overcome it. So, are you ready to face your fears? Do you want to wake up to reality and step out of your comfort zone? Then tune in to this episode. Welcome to the Scarlet Society podcast. Today’s guest is Amina AlTai, a one-on-one coach who helps entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs so they can enjoy going to work every day. Amina turns fears into power and helps you focus on yourself to get you where you want to be, and fast. Amina uses her expertise to help people realize that they are worthy of being bigger and putting themselves out there. Amina has worked with people from all walks of life, from brand new founders to celebrities and they all have fears that are related in some way. She helps us realize that we do belong in any room, but every room is not designed inclusively. Join us today as we talk about why everyone’s fears are valid and can be overcome. (Enter for an opportunity to Win a Mid-Life Coaching Session, Self Care Package & Many More!) “The fact that you have that motivation inside of you and the fact that you know that you’re called to do more, that’s an indication.” - Amina AlTai In This Episode: 00:00 Meet Amina AlTai, leadership coach, speaker, and CEO. 01:54 The acronym for FEAR: False Evidence Appearing as Real 03:02 First steps to take when you want to get over your fear 06:06 Is imposter syndrome really a syndrome if everyone feels it? 08:28 The 3 E’s model 11:07 How do you have the energy to do the things that you love? 11:47 Identifying Excellent from Exceptional, what’s the difference? 22:29 Here are 2 things we can do today to lean into ourselves 23:53 How you can start helping others today Connect with Amina: - (Website) - (Instagram) - (LinkedIn) Connect with Jade & Scarlet Society: - (Instagram) - (Website) - (Facebook)
Should You Use a Background Check Service for Online Dates Should You Use a Background Check Service for Online Dates with Kathryn Kosmides
Jun 30 2022
Should You Use a Background Check Service for Online Dates Should You Use a Background Check Service for Online Dates with Kathryn Kosmides
The online world has provided many valuable opportunities, but it has also become a gateway for perpetrators and suspicious individuals to find vulnerable targets. With the proliferation of online dating apps, rideshare, and almost every online service, how can you protect yourself from potentially dangerous meetings?  Welcome to the Scarlet Society podcast. Today’s guest is Kathryn Kosmides, founder and CEO of (Garbo), a nonprofit organization on a mission to proactively prevent harm through technology, tools, and education.  "We want to protect those most vulnerable to experiencing harm both online and offline, and this is just the first step in delivering on our mission to help proactively prevent harm in the digital age." "Whether it's online dating or the dozens of other ways we meet strangers in today's digital age, we should know if we're potentially putting our safety at risk," says Kathryn Kosmides. Join us today as we talk about the best way to protect yourself from potential harm or violence when meeting strangers online, and what you can do to help others who might be experiencing abuse or gender-based violence.  “What motivates me and keeps me going and healing is the resiliency of survivors. You can throw whatever you want at them, and they just keep surviving. You can't knock them down.” - Kathryn Kosmides In This Episode: 1:05 Meet Kathryn Kosmides, founder and CEO of Garbo 4:51 Why is a service like Garbo important?  6:25 Protecting yourself from gender-based violence 6:48 Kathryn talks about her horrifying personal experience that led to the idea of Garbo. 12:29 What is Garbo’s ultimate goal? 14:34 How do you bounce back and stay hopeful after surviving a terrifying experience? 17:32 What advice and resources can we share for someone who is in crisis? 20:04 How does Garbo work? Kathryn walks us through the process of accessing and using the platform. Resources: (How to Run a Dating Background Check and What to Look For) Connect with Kathryn & Garbo: - (Website) - (Instagram) - (Facebook ) Connect with Jade & Scarlet Society: - (Instagram) - (Website) - (Facebook)
How to Reinvent Your Career at Any Age with Amita Mehta
Jun 24 2022
How to Reinvent Your Career at Any Age with Amita Mehta
As millions of people continue to quit their jobs, choosing to redesign their careers, businesses and individuals are pivoting their business models and career strategies. The Great Resignation, a term coined at the height of the pandemic, has completely changed the landscape of different industries across the globe. As a result, individuals are becoming more and more restless. What about you? Are you still stuck in your 9 to 5? Looking for a change but don't know where to start? You're in the right place.  Welcome to the Scarlet Society podcast. Today’s guest is Amita Mehta, Career Architect & Business Strategist. She has over 25 years of experience being at the top of her game in the corporate arena, working in commercial & investment banking, HR & executive recruitment, and marketing & communications. Amita uses her expertise to help businesses and individuals achieve their goals. Through her organizational consulting work, she supports corporate clients in establishing and executing scalable initiatives. As a personalized chief of staff, Amita architects and activates customized career plans for individuals looking to move within and outside their current organization.  Join us today as we talk about discovering what lights you up and reinventing yourself and your life. It’s never too late.  (Enter for an opportunity to Win a Mid-Life Coaching Session, Self Care Package & Many More!) “Are you waking up every day feeling lit up about what you're doing and contributing to your work, your family, and the world? Run to something that will excite you and light you up.” - Amita Mehta   In This Episode: 00:00 Meet Amita Mehta, Business Strategist. Career Architect. Keynote Speaker. 02:30 What can we expect working under the “new normal”? 04:30 First steps to take when thinking about making a career change 06:02 How do you find your next dream job? 12:40 How do you put together the people who can support you in this journey? 15:31 What questions do you ask as a manager if you’re interviewing someone? 17:45 What can Amita say about individual clients who want to discuss issues with their manager? How do you navigate tricky situations and conversations? 28:35 How do you transition from your 9 to 5 to running your own business? Connect with Amita Mehta: - (Website) - Instagram - Facebook - (Twitter) Connect with Jade & Scarlet Society: - ( Instagram) - ( Website) - ( Facebook)
How to Write Your Divorce Story with Dr. Stephanie Han
Jun 24 2022
How to Write Your Divorce Story with Dr. Stephanie Han
Divorce is perhaps one of the most traumatic events in a woman’s life. Even the so-called “peaceful divorce” comes with a different type of anguish for most women. How can you best navigate your separation and set you up for a more empowered future? There is one simple act that can help. And that’s what we’re here to discuss today. Welcome to the Scarlet Society podcast. Today’s guest is Dr. Stephanie Han, writer, and motivational speaker. Dr. Han teaches women’s creative writing workshops at (drstephaniehan.com). She believes that writing your divorce story can be transformative. Dr. Han says, “Divorce burned my life to the ground. Writing my divorce story helped me to understand why. Writing my story changed my life because I came to see that my divorce was an act of bravery, not shame. I came to see that I deserved to be treated with dignity, not scorn and that my life was my own to live.” Join us today as we talk about how writing your divorce story can help you close a chapter in your life, heal, and look forward to a new chapter. (Enter for an opportunity to Win a Mid-Life Coaching Session, Self Care Package & Many More!) “Writing is a way we heal, and writing is a way that we let our voices and the events of our lives come to pass in the public eye.” - Dr. Stephanie Han   In This Episode: 0:00 Meet Dr. Stephanie Han. Woman. Warrior. Writer. 6:41 Dr. Han talks about why she wrote her divorce story and the thoughts that came to mind as she was going through the process. 8:48 What would you advise someone who finds writing or journaling daunting? 13:41 A simple structure you can follow when writing your story  22:05 How just pouring your heart out and writing everything down can be liberating.  27:13 Dr. Han shares some personal details and emotions associated with her divorce story. 30:53 Finding hope as you navigate your divorce journey 35:11 Should you show your divorce story to a friend before showing it to your divorce lawyer? 38:49 How to find support for women who may be going through the divorce process Resources: (How to Write Your Divorce Story by Dr. Stephanie Han ) Connect with Dr. Stephanie Han: - ( Website) - ( Instagram) - ( Facebook) - Twitter - ( YouTube ) Connect with Jade & Scarlet Society: - ( Instagram) - ( Website) - ( Facebook)
Midlife Crisis? How to Have a Midlife Awakening With Keren Eldad
Jun 23 2022
Midlife Crisis? How to Have a Midlife Awakening With Keren Eldad
Have you been contemplating the purpose of your existence? Do you wonder how it is to live a meaningful life? What if you are at that age where you think it's too late to start something new? Welcome to the Scarlet Society podcast. Today’s guest is Keren Eldad (“Coach Keren”), a Certified Personal and Executive Coach (PCC) and the host of the Coached Podcast, whose mission is to advance teachings that help people cultivate good mental health, a positive self-image, and a strong sense of purpose so they can thrive. Working with high-profile athletes, media personalities, founders, and executives at corporations including NIKE, Estee Lauder, Salesforce, SAP, Luxottica, BNP Paribas/Deutsche Bank, and Global Fashion Group, Keren’s method is specifically designed to help the most intense personalities uncover and overcome their blind spots towards creating a more successful and happier life. Keren’s work and research insights around the midlife crisis and “The Superstar Paradox” have been featured in numerous media outlets, including The Harvard Business Review, CNBC, and The Today Show, and her recent TEDx talk, “You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know,” has been viewed over 250,000 times. Join Stacey Lindsay and Keren Eldad as they talk about making the most out of this challenging phase in our lives called the midlife crisis. Learn how to overcome fear by shifting your focus on soaring, finding alignment and purpose, and reawakening to a new you. THE BEST VERSION OF YOU.  (Enter for an opportunity to Win a Mid-Life Coaching Session, Self Care Package & Many More!) “Midlife crisis is a real thing, and it deserves way more than a snarky eye roll.” - Keren Eldad   In This Episode: 0:14 Meet Keren Eldad, a life-changing and award-winning coach  3:47 Keren takes us through her journey to becoming the kind of coach that she is today 9:21 Fear spares no one. Keren talks about how we have allowed society to dictate how we live our lives… 12:26 Where and how do we start going down the path of reawakening? 15:48 What if somebody feels “unworthy”? 23:45 - What are some universal tips and tactics for “milking” this time of our lives? Keren shares the core principle she uses in her coaching practice. 30:31 - Watch out for Keren’s book 42: From Midlife Crisis to Midlife Awakening which will come out in Spring 2023 Connect with Keren: - ( Website) - ( Instagram) - ( Facebook) - ( YouTube) Connect with Jade & Scarlet Society: - ( Instagram) - ( Website) - ( Facebook)
Do You Need a Divorce Coach With Melissa Kalil
Jun 23 2022
Do You Need a Divorce Coach With Melissa Kalil
We’ve all suffered from heartbreak at one point, and it’s never a pleasant subject to talk about. Relationship breakdowns that lead to separation and divorce are almost always a difficult phase, not just for the couple but also for their children. The divorce process can feel disempowering, especially for women with children. The thought of being a single parent or losing custody of her children puts so much pressure on a woman going through the divorce process. Then there’s the uncertainty of what her life will look like after divorce. So it is crucial to get support during this time and even after the divorce has been finalized. So who do you need in your corner aside from your divorce lawyer and concerned family and friends? Do you need a divorce coach? Welcome to the Scarlet Society podcast. Today we’re going to talk about divorce with the help of an expert, Melissa Kalil. She is a Certified Professional Coach and Divorce Specialist and a single mom to three daughters. While recovering from a toxic situation and difficult divorce, Melissa took a step back and examined her approach to life. And that’s what led her to coaching. Of course, anyone can call herself a coach even without the proper credentials. But Melissa completed a training program accredited by the International Coaching Federation and spent hundreds of hours studying, perfecting, and personalizing her style as a coach. As a result, she now helps individuals get through and beyond divorce with less destruction and less time and money spent. She is passionate about coaching people through all phases of divorce and watching them break through to their new chapters. Join us today as we talk about the realities of divorce and finding the silver lining in what could be one of the most emotionally challenging experiences a woman can ever have.  (Enter for an opportunity to Win a Mid-Life Coaching Session, Self Care Package & Many More!) “Every divorce is different.” - Melissa Kalil In This Episode: 0:00 Meet Melissa Kalil, a Certified Professional Coach and Divorce Specialist 5:30 Melissa shares how divorce can feel disempowering for women 7:01 Discover the similarities and differences between therapy and coaching 8:26 Melissa talks about her “aha” moment and what inspired her to decide to go into divorce coaching 9:51 The best way to describe what a divorce coach does and the scope of support they provide 12:04 What are the signs that someone needs a divorce coach? 16:49 The scariest things about divorce and the truth about them 23:38 Holding on to hope and seeing the silver lining that comes with divorce 28:12 What would be the best advice for someone who’s in the process of getting divorced? 31:00 Does Melissa still have regrets over her divorce, and how does someone handle their emotions when going through this difficult phase? Resources: (5 Lies You’ll Read About Divorce When You Google It by Melissa Kalil ) Connect with Melissa Kalil: - Website - ( Instagram) Connect with Jade & Scarlet Society: - Instagram - ( Website) - ( Facebook)
Meet the Ladies of Scarlet Society
Jun 23 2022
Meet the Ladies of Scarlet Society
Many years ago, women dreaded the thought of reaching the BIG 40. At this age, it would seem as if all good things are coming to an end. The uncertainty of what is yet to come is something so dreadful to even think about. But a lot has changed. Today, many women over 40 are thriving and living purposeful lives. Yet they all experience different emotions and challenges that come with this stage in life. And so, it is important to be in the right community.   Welcome to the Scarlet Society podcast. Developed by women for women, Scarlet Society aims to unite and educate women who are in the second half of their life. It is the place for women looking to reclaim their sexuality and take charge of their sexual health. You will meet the Ladies of Scarlet Society in this first episode. JADE CHANG SHEPPARD is the Founder of Scarlet Society. She is the President & CEO of Gideon USA and a surf mama to 3 kids. MEGHAN RABBIT, Editor-in-Chief for Scarlet Society, spearheads the commissioning of award-winning journalists, academics, and other big-thinkers to write about topics that don't get enough air time in traditional media. LYNYA FLOYD is more than just a life coach. She is also an award-winning editor, journalist, and wellness expert who have had interviews on the Today Show, The Dr. Oz Show, Fox News, The Doctors, NPR, and more. STACEY LINDSAY is a broadcast and print journalist, writer, interviewer, media consultant, and editorial strategist. She is also the articles editor at Goop, a wellness and lifestyle brand.  Join The Ladies of Scarlet Society as they share the inspiring stories that brought them together and their vision for the future of women over 40. (Enter for an opportunity to Win a Mid-Life Coaching Session, Self Care Package & Many More!) “In order for people to take us seriously and for us to really be inspirational, we also have to be trustworthy and really be credible.” - Jade Sheppard   In This Episode: 3:07 Jade talks about the inspiration behind Scarlet Society 5:16 The reason Meghan agreed to work with Jade 5:38 Jade believes that credibility and trustworthiness are critical factors in the type of content they intend to publish 7:45 Lynya talks about her background as a journalist and how she veered into life coaching and business coaching 12:20 Stacey shares her excitement about being a part of the Scarlet Society 17:30 What can we expect from Scarlet Society? 25:11 Why sexual health, pleasure, and talking about those things are vital components of Scarlet Society 28:40 The ladies answer three intriguing questions posed by Meghan. What would be your answers? 35:31 Meghan shares the topics for the first few episodes of the Scarlet Society podcast Connect with Jade & Scarlet Society: - ( Instagram) - ( Website) - ( Facebook)