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The Inspired WAVE

CJ Rivard

Join the Inspired WAVE weekly to hear real life inspiration and tips for tackling YOUR life’s challenges. Each week you’ll hear from a relatable woman, who shares about her struggles, and the tools she used to work through them. From each episode, you'll come away with new insight, ideas and encouragement for overcoming life’s fears and obstacles and pursuing your dreams. By being Women of courageous Action, Vision and ongoing Evolution, each of us can create a ripple of positive impact. And together we’re creating a WAVE of change! Join Us! For more inspiration and encouragement, join our free community on Facebook: http://www.facebook/WomenInspiredWAVE

Importance of Self Advocacy | Educate Others About Deaf Community with Kellina Powell
Jun 14 2022
Importance of Self Advocacy | Educate Others About Deaf Community with Kellina Powell
Kellina is a young entrepreneur who loves to help people with their personal growth and educate others about the deaf community. In our conversation, you’ll hear about the challenges and self-doubt she had to work through as she became deaf and learned how to advocate for herself - and now she encourages others about the importance of self-advocacy and inclusion. You can learn more and connect with Kellina at: kellinaempowerment.com Or on IG @Deafqueenboss You can find Kellina's new book on Amazon, ("Everyday, I'm Just Deaf"). - Get your free Aligned Vision & Life Assessment Workbook (here). - Join us weekly as host CJ Rivard interviews everyday heroines, just like you, who share about their experiences and techniques used to work through life’s challenges and create a better life for themselves and those around them. Through being Women of courageous Action, Vision and ongoing Evolution, each of us is making a ripple of positive impact. And together we are creating a WAVE of powerful change. If you’d like to be a part of the Inspired WAVE movement and lock arms with other Women of Action, Vision & continuous Evolution, join us in our FREE Facebook community! It’s a space for women to learn, support, and encourage each other in the pursuit of their big vision. Click the link and join us! 👇 ➡️ (Join an Empowering Sisterhood of Leaders & Change Makers) Sign up on our email list & get your (FREE 30 Days to Deepen Self-Love ebook!) For more inspirational content, tips, and encouragement to turn your visions into reality, follow us on social: ➡️ (Our Facebook page) ➡️ (Our Instagram account) Don't forget to follow this show! And if you are finding value here, please leave a review and share it with your friends so this can reach more women who need to hear it. Thanks for listening! ❤️
Money and Mindset | Step Into Your Personal Power Around Finances with Jen Fontanilla
May 31 2022
Money and Mindset | Step Into Your Personal Power Around Finances with Jen Fontanilla
Jen Fontanilla is a Certified Money Coach (CMC)®, speaker, and best-selling author of six books. With over 16 years in the financial industry, she now helps women go from confusion to clarity to create a healthy relationship with their money in order to better manage it. The money mindset and skills she teaches are partly what she’s learned from hard life experiences. In the interview, Jen shares her horrific story of financial ruin, betrayal, and heartbreak… but it is also a really empowering message and “comeback story”. You’re going to hear some great tips and takeaways to help you step into your personal power around finances - so get ready to take notes! You can learn more and connect with Jen at ( or any of her social channels, she is at @jenmoneycoach on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. - Get your free Aligned Vision & Life Assessment Workbook (here). - Join us weekly as host CJ Rivard interviews everyday heroines, just like you, who share about their experiences and techniques used to work through life’s challenges and create a better life for themselves and those around them. Through being Women of courageous Action, Vision and ongoing Evolution, each of us is making a ripple of positive impact. And together we are creating a WAVE of powerful change. If you’d like to be a part of the Inspired WAVE movement and lock arms with other Women of Action, Vision & continuous Evolution, join us in our FREE Facebook community! It’s a space for women to learn, support, and encourage each other in the pursuit of their big vision. Click the link and join us! 👇 ➡️ (Join an Empowering Sisterhood of Leaders & Change Makers) Sign up on our email list & get your (FREE 30 Days to Deepen Self-Love ebook!) For more inspirational content, tips, and encouragement to turn your visions into reality, follow us on social: ➡️ (Our Facebook page) ➡️ (Our Instagram account) Don't forget to follow this show! And if you are finding value here, please leave a review and share it with your friends so this can reach more women who need to hear it. Thanks for listening! ❤️
Why Too Much Work is a Bad Thing | What Stress Can Do To You with Renee Schulte
May 17 2022
Why Too Much Work is a Bad Thing | What Stress Can Do To You with Renee Schulte
Today, CJ is interviewing Renee Schulte. Renee is a former state legislature, a therapist, and consultant who now teaches and works to build healthier policies - at home, at work, and in the community. Renee had a major health challenge after years of overworking and neglecting her body's signals. And now she believes and teaches others about the importance of setting boundaries, making healthy, wise choices, and creating work-life balance. You can learn more and connect with Renee at www.reneeschulte.org - Get your free Aligned Vision & Life Assessment Workbook (here). - Join us weekly as host CJ Rivard interviews everyday heroines, just like you, who share about their experiences and techniques used to work through life’s challenges and create a better life for themselves and those around them. Through being Women of courageous Action, Vision and ongoing Evolution, each of us is making a ripple of positive impact. And together we are creating a WAVE of powerful change. If you’d like to be a part of the Inspired WAVE movement and lock arms with other Women of Action, Vision & continuous Evolution, join us in our FREE Facebook community! It’s a space for women to learn, support, and encourage each other in the pursuit of their big vision. Click the link and join us! 👇 ➡️ (Join an Empowering Sisterhood of Leaders & Change Makers) Sign up on our email list & get your (FREE 30 Days to Deepen Self-Love ebook!) For more inspirational content, tips, and encouragement to turn your visions into reality, follow us on social: ➡️ (Our Facebook page) ➡️ (Our Instagram account) Don't forget to follow this show! And if you are finding value here, please leave a review and share it with your friends so this can reach more women who need to hear it. Thanks for listening! ❤️
Career Tips for Young Professional Women | Dealing with Age Bias with Kim Sholinder
May 3 2022
Career Tips for Young Professional Women | Dealing with Age Bias with Kim Sholinder
Kim is a teacher and counselor in Canada and specializes in trauma-informed practice work for young people. She began this work at a young age and has had to navigate through ageism - not from her students, but from peers and managers. Her story is an inspiring one of persistence - but also of belief in herself and you’re going to hear a number of great tips on navigating workplace discrimination and drama. In her free time, along with blogging and podcasting, Kim enjoys hiking with her dog, Duke; and experiencing the beautiful nature along the West Coast, where she has settled. You can learn more about Kim on her blog at www.thecontemporaryeducator.com and on her podcast - Teach.Emote.Repeat - The Contemporary Educator's Podcast - Get your free Aligned Vision & Life Assessment Workbook (here). - Join us weekly as host CJ Rivard interviews everyday heroines, just like you, who share about their experiences and techniques used to work through life’s challenges and create a better life for themselves and those around them. Through being Women of courageous Action, Vision and ongoing Evolution, each of us is making a ripple of positive impact. And together we are creating a WAVE of powerful change. If you’d like to be a part of the Inspired WAVE movement and lock arms with other Women of Action, Vision & continuous Evolution, join us in our FREE Facebook community! It’s a space for women to learn, support, and encourage each other in the pursuit of their big vision. Click the link and join us! 👇 ➡️ (Join an Empowering Sisterhood of Leaders & Change Makers) Sign up on our email list & get your (FREE 30 Days to Deepen Self-Love ebook!) For more inspirational content, tips, and encouragement to turn your visions into reality, follow us on social: ➡️ (Our Facebook page) ➡️ (Our Instagram account) Don't forget to follow this show! And if you are finding value here, please leave a review and share it with your friends so this can reach more women who need to hear it. Thanks for listening! ❤️
How to Improve Confidence for Leaders | Building Confidence for New Leaders
Apr 26 2022
How to Improve Confidence for Leaders | Building Confidence for New Leaders
Confidence is frequently misunderstood, but everyone wants it! It’s possible to improve the level of confidence that new leaders have. Today CJ covers some common misperceptions about confidence and seven strategies you can leverage to improve your confidence. This is especially helpful for managers and leaders in new positions or who have recently taken on new responsibilities. - Get your free Aligned Vision & Life Assessment Workbook (here). - Join us weekly, when CJ shares a short but powerful tip and takeaway to assist your transformation. Because nothing improves in our lives until we do. If you’d like to be a part of the Inspired WAVE movement and lock arms with other Women of Action, Vision & continuous Evolution, join us in our FREE Facebook group! It’s a private and safe space for women to learn, support, and encourage each other in the pursuit of their big vision. Click the link and join now! 👇❤️ Join an (Empowering Sisterhood of Leaders & Change Makers) Sign up on our (email list) & get your (FREE 30 Days to Deepen Self-Love ebook!) For more inspirational content, tips, and encouragement to turn your visions into reality, follow us on social: ➡Our (Facebook page) ➡Our (Instagram account) Don't forget to follow this show! And if you are finding value here, please leave a review and share it with your friends so this can reach more women who need to hear it. Thank you for listening!
Commit To Doing Good | Becoming An Angel of Change with Bineta Ngom
Apr 19 2022
Commit To Doing Good | Becoming An Angel of Change with Bineta Ngom
Bineta Ngom is an author and speaker living in Los Angeles with her 4 children. She is also the founder and co-founder of three nonprofit organizations that empower and aid people in their communities. Her journey of learning how and persisting to create an impact through the charities she leads is really inspiring! It’s not easy but always rewarding! She is the author of the book " Becoming an Angel of Change" where she shares her own life stories in order to inspire people to discover their own strength, uniqueness, and ultimate purpose. You can learn more about Bineta, her projects, and how you can become an agent for good at www.becominganangelofchange.com and www.fambf.org. - Get your free Aligned Vision & Life Assessment Workbook (here). - Join us weekly as host CJ Rivard interviews everyday heroines, just like you, who share about their experiences and techniques used to work through life’s challenges and create a better life for themselves and those around them. Through being Women of courageous Action, Vision and ongoing Evolution, each of us is making a ripple of positive impact. And together we are creating a WAVE of powerful change. If you’d like to be a part of the Inspired WAVE movement and lock arms with other Women of Action, Vision & continuous Evolution, join us in our FREE Facebook community! It’s a space for women to learn, support, and encourage each other in the pursuit of their big vision. Click the link and join us! 👇 ➡️ (Join an Empowering Sisterhood of Leaders & Change Makers) Sign up on our email list & get your (FREE 30 Days to Deepen Self-Love ebook!) For more inspirational content, tips, and encouragement to turn your visions into reality, follow us on social: ➡️ (Our Facebook page) ➡️ (Our Instagram account) Don't forget to follow this show! And if you are finding value here, please leave a review and share it with your friends so this can reach more women who need to hear it. Thanks for listening! ❤️
When You're Afraid To Be Wrong | Afraid Of Making Mistakes | Leaders Don't Have To Be Right
Apr 12 2022
When You're Afraid To Be Wrong | Afraid Of Making Mistakes | Leaders Don't Have To Be Right
Today we are talking about learning, growth, and the problem with having to always be right. Leaders do not have to have all of the answers, and thinking they do will lead to a lot of missed opportunities. Are you struggling in your career or business? Sign up for a complimentary clarity call to gain clarity and discover if one to one coaching with CJ is a good fit: ( your free Aligned Vision & Life Assessment Workbook (here). - Join us weekly, when CJ shares a short but powerful tip and takeaway to assist your transformation. Because nothing improves in our lives until we do. If you’d like to be a part of the Inspired WAVE movement and lock arms with other Women of Action, Vision & continuous Evolution, join us in our FREE Facebook group! It’s a private and safe space for women to learn, support, and encourage each other in the pursuit of their big vision. Click the link and join now! 👇❤️ Join an (Empowering Sisterhood of Leaders & Change Makers) Sign up on our (email list) & get your (FREE 30 Days to Deepen Self-Love ebook!) For more inspirational content, tips, and encouragement to turn your visions into reality, follow us on social: ➡Our (Facebook page) ➡Our (Instagram account) Don't forget to follow this show! And if you are finding value here, please leave a review and share it with your friends so this can reach more women who need to hear it. Thank you for listening!
The Grit and Determination to Birth a Brand | Organic Skin Care Line with Elizabeth Koshy
Apr 5 2022
The Grit and Determination to Birth a Brand | Organic Skin Care Line with Elizabeth Koshy
On today’s show, CJ interviews Elizabeth Koshy who is a multitalented CEO and serial entrepreneur with a proven track record of making deals and managing large operations in the entertainment and technology space. But that doesn’t mean that success has always come easily! Elizabeth shares vulnerably about her recent health challenges and the doubt that she had to work through before launching her passion project – a certified organic skincare line called Empress Naturals. She also shares the importance of awareness and health implications of the toxins that are found in our health and beauty products as well as our food choices. Elizabeth has an extensive history of executive leadership for both startups and established corporations. Her expertise includes setting up very successful animation and entertainment companies both in India and in the U.S. Now, Elizabeth, founder of Empress Naturals, along with her team of scientists and natural formulators, have successfully applied knowledge of a 5000 year-long history of Ayurveda/Eastern skincare regime to the latest skincare range technologies and transformed it into a unique anti-aging skincare line using only certified organic ingredients. This journey was only made possible by the volume of experience acquired by traveling internationally through India and working for the internationally popular brand NIVEA as a group product manager. You can learn more about Elizabeth and this exciting new skincare at ( @empressnaturalsoils - Get your free Aligned Vision & Life Assessment Workbook (here). - Join us weekly as host CJ Rivard interviews everyday heroines, just like you, who share about their experiences and techniques used to work through life’s challenges and create a better life for themselves and those around them. Through being Women of courageous Action, Vision and ongoing Evolution, each of us is making a ripple of positive impact. And together we are creating a WAVE of powerful change. If you’d like to be a part of the Inspired WAVE movement and lock arms with other Women of Action, Vision & continuous Evolution, join us in our FREE Facebook community! It’s a space for women to learn, support, and encourage each other in the pursuit of their big vision. Click the link and join us! 👇 ➡️ (Join an Empowering Sisterhood of Leaders & Change Makers) Sign up on our email list & get your (FREE 30 Days to Deepen Self-Love ebook!) For more inspirational content, tips, and encouragement to turn your visions into reality, follow us on social: ➡️ (Our Facebook page) ➡️ (Our Instagram account) Don't forget to follow this show! And if you are finding value here, please leave a review and share it with your friends so this can reach more women who need to hear it. Thanks for listening! ❤️
The Power of Mentors | A Former Foster Youth Changing the System With Dr. Shauntina Sorrells
Mar 15 2022
The Power of Mentors | A Former Foster Youth Changing the System With Dr. Shauntina Sorrells
Shauntina is the chief program officer at Orangewood Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps almost 2,000 youth annually prepare for independent adulthood. As a foster care kid herself, you will hear that she is an enthusiastic and inspiring voice taking the lead in creating change and success in her community by serving and advocating for foster youth. She is also passionate about equality and justice and determined to change statistics such as the one that only 3% of foster youth go on to graduate from a 4-year college. There’s a lot of great takeaways about the power of persistence and belief in yourself and your ability to make a difference - which she’s now doing in a big way. You can learn more at: Free Aligned Vision & Life Assessment Workbook (here.) - Join us weekly as host CJ Rivard interviews everyday heroines, just like you, who share about their experiences and techniques used to work through life’s challenges and create a better life for themselves and those around them. Through being Women of courageous Action, Vision and ongoing Evolution, each of us is making a ripple of positive impact. And together we are creating a WAVE of powerful change. If you’d like to be a part of the Inspired WAVE movement and lock arms with other Women of Action, Vision & continuous Evolution, join us in our FREE Facebook community! It’s a space for women to learn, support, and encourage each other in the pursuit of their big vision. Click the link and join us! 👇 ➡️ (Join an Empowering Sisterhood of Leaders & Change Makers) Sign up on our email list & get your (FREE 30 Days to Deepen Self-Love ebook!) For more inspirational content, tips, and encouragement to turn your visions into reality, follow us on social: ➡️ (Our Facebook page) ➡️ (Our Instagram account) Don't forget to follow this show! And if you are finding value here, please leave a review and share it with your friends so this can reach more women who need to hear it. Thanks for listening! ❤️
Making the Choice to Use Your Voice - From Shy Child to CEO, Advocating for Girls with Lucy Santana
Mar 1 2022
Making the Choice to Use Your Voice - From Shy Child to CEO, Advocating for Girls with Lucy Santana
Today’s interview is with Lucy Santana who is CEO at Girls Inc. of Orange County, CA; but Lucy wasn’t always an obvious leader. She started life as the “shy and timid” youngest girl of seven siblings, raised in Santa Ana, CA by parents who were Mexican immigrants. You’ll be inspired by her story of finding her voice and becoming a passionate advocate for girls! Lucy and her team directly impact 4,500+ girls in southern California each year, with transformative programs designed to take these girls from economically disadvantaged circumstances to becoming “strong, smart and bold.” Her laser focus for 2022 and going forward is Project Accelerate, part of a national Girls Inc. program aimed at expanding the power and influence of women in the United States by 2030. The program - which Lucy helped to create, addresses inequality in the workplace, particularly the absence of women of color in positions of influence and leadership. AND Lucy’s also a proud mother to a strong, smart, and bold daughter. You can learn more at ( us weekly as host CJ Rivard interviews everyday heroines, just like you, who share about their experiences and techniques used to work through life’s challenges and create a better life for themselves and those around them. Through being Women of courageous Action, Vision and ongoing Evolution, each of us is making a ripple of positive impact. And together we are creating a WAVE of powerful change. If you’d like to be a part of the Inspired WAVE movement and lock arms with other Women of Action, Vision & continuous Evolution, join us in our FREE Facebook community! It’s a space for women to learn, support, and encourage each other in the pursuit of their big vision. Click the link and join us! 👇 ➡️ (Join an Empowering Sisterhood of Leaders & Change Makers) Sign up on our email list & get your (FREE 30 Days to Deepen Self-Love ebook!) For more inspirational content, tips, and encouragement to turn your visions into reality, follow us on social: ➡️ (Our Facebook page) ➡️ (Our Instagram account) Don't forget to follow this show! And if you are finding value here, please leave a review and share it with your friends so this can reach more women who need to hear it. Thanks for listening! ❤️
How to Build a Successful Business | Recognizing and Meeting a Need with Michelle Harthill
Feb 15 2022
How to Build a Successful Business | Recognizing and Meeting a Need with Michelle Harthill
Michelle Harthill is the Founder & CEO of Harthill Marketing Services, a full-service marketing agency, for over 20 years, and Meeschell.com - an online marketplace of organic products by women-inspired brands launched in June of 2020. In this episode, Michelle shares how she recognized a need and didn’t second guess herself. She jumped in and created her two businesses. You’ll appreciate Michelle’s enthusiasm for building relationships and supporting other women - and you’ll hear how being relationship and service-centric has been the foundation to her success. You can learn more and connect with Michelle at meeschell.com FB: @meeschellnaturals IG and TikTok: @meeschell_naturals - Join us weekly as host CJ Rivard interviews everyday heroines, just like you, who share about their experiences and techniques used to work through life’s challenges and create a better life for themselves and those around them. Through being Women of courageous Action, Vision and ongoing Evolution, each of us is making a ripple of positive impact. And together we are creating a WAVE of powerful change. If you’d like to be a part of the Inspired WAVE movement and lock arms with other Women of Action, Vision & continuous Evolution, join us in our FREE Facebook community! It’s a space for women to learn, support, and encourage each other in the pursuit of their big vision. Click the link and join us! 👇 ➡️ (Join an Empowering Sisterhood of Leaders & Change Makers) Sign up on our email list & get your (FREE 30 Days to Deepen Self-Love ebook!) For more inspirational content, tips, and encouragement to turn your visions into reality, follow us on social: ➡️ (Our Facebook page) ➡️ (Our Instagram account) Don't forget to follow this show! And if you are finding value here, please leave a review and share it with your friends so this can reach more women who need to hear it. Thanks for listening! ❤️