Let me tell a story...

 

On my journey to being simply unique and being simply me, I have rediscovered my love of telling stories. I have always loved the kind of stories that live inside each and every one of us. The kind of stories that, at first glance, may not seem astounding or worthwhile, but are indeed life changing. I have found that sometimes in even the most mundane set of circumstances, life changing moments happen. While working with Lioness magazine and interviewing some spectacular women, I have no doubt that we all are experiencing these amazing moments and we all have profound stories to tell.

Below are the links to the stories I have had the privilege to record.

 

 

I encourage you to also check out Lioness Magazine for more stories like these.

 

After losing her father and two uncles in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, 18-year-old Delaney Colaio is finding other surviving children like herself and spreading hope in the process through the upcoming documentary, “We Go Higher.”

After losing her father and two uncles in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, 18-year-old Delaney Colaio is finding other surviving children like herself and spreading hope in the process through the upcoming documentary, “We Go Higher.”

Hackbright Academy has over 500 graduates working at more than 100 tech firms. We chat with their newly appointed VP of Business Development, Erin Geiger.

Hackbright Academy has over 500 graduates working at more than 100 tech firms. We chat with their newly appointed VP of Business Development, Erin Geiger.

Cindy Ashton - Unleashing Your Persuasive Voice. Cindy Ashton, a stage and presence coach and professional speaker with degrees in both Music and Kinesiology, is changing the game when it comes to public speaking, bringing a new perspective to the art of speaking with her background in the performing arts.

Cindy Ashton - Unleashing Your Persuasive Voice. Cindy Ashton, a stage and presence coach and professional speaker with degrees in both Music and Kinesiology, is changing the game when it comes to public speaking, bringing a new perspective to the art of speaking with her background in the performing arts.

Plum Alley - Where Women Raise Money. Plum Alley takes crowdfunding to a whole new level by helping women entrepreneurs find a cleaner platform on which to state their case and raise funds.

Plum Alley - Where Women Raise Money. Plum Alley takes crowdfunding to a whole new level by helping women entrepreneurs find a cleaner platform on which to state their case and raise funds.

The Chow Train Travels for the Hungry. Cheever packed her car and set out for the streets of San Antonio, finding people living under underpasses or in nearby parks. Not long after, night trips like that were becoming something of a routine for Cheever, who connected with a local group in San Antonio called Under The Bridge, and with them, every Sunday, served hot lunches under the underpasses in downtown San Antonio to the kinds of people many never give a second glance to. With an overwhelming need to help, in 2005, Cheever founded The Chow Train, with a mission to serve restaurant quality food to the hungry and the homeless of San Antonio.

The Chow Train Travels for the Hungry. Cheever packed her car and set out for the streets of San Antonio, finding people living under underpasses or in nearby parks. Not long after, night trips like that were becoming something of a routine for Cheever, who connected with a local group in San Antonio called Under The Bridge, and with them, every Sunday, served hot lunches under the underpasses in downtown San Antonio to the kinds of people many never give a second glance to. With an overwhelming need to help, in 2005, Cheever founded The Chow Train, with a mission to serve restaurant quality food to the hungry and the homeless of San Antonio.

Just Jane’s is a Massachusetts-based natural jam company formerly known as DJ Mix Jams. When the initial partnership dissolved, Co-Founder Jane Janovsky had a decision to make – fold or push forward as a solopreneur.

Just Jane’s is a Massachusetts-based natural jam company formerly known as DJ Mix Jams. When the initial partnership dissolved, Co-Founder Jane Janovsky had a decision to make – fold or push forward as a solopreneur.

Michelle McGlade gives the Holistic Approach A Western Sensibility. This entrepreneur was thrown for a loop in college when she had to deal with chronic pain. She found not only healing in a holistic approach, but a career.

Michelle McGlade gives the Holistic Approach A Western Sensibility. This entrepreneur was thrown for a loop in college when she had to deal with chronic pain. She found not only healing in a holistic approach, but a career.

We talk to Jamberry sisterpreneurs Keri, Christy and Lyndsey about their explosive nail business. And how it went from a side hustle to a growing empire.

We talk to Jamberry sisterpreneurs Keri, Christy and Lyndsey about their explosive nail business. And how it went from a side hustle to a growing empire.

Amy Bouchard started making Wicked Whoopies with her grandmother as a child. Little did she know the tasty treat would lead to a successful venture.

Amy Bouchard started making Wicked Whoopies with her grandmother as a child. Little did she know the tasty treat would lead to a successful venture.

Katelyn Rousselle welcomes you to The Skin Room, where Katelyn offers clinical esthetics including laser hair removal and microdermabrasion amongst other skin care techniques and products.

Katelyn Rousselle welcomes you to The Skin Room, where Katelyn offers clinical esthetics including laser hair removal and microdermabrasion amongst other skin care techniques and products.

Artist Lori Earley went from dreaming in her NY bedroom to painting award-winning singer Madonna, until a rare disease threatened her health and livelihood.

Artist Lori Earley went from dreaming in her NY bedroom to painting award-winning singer Madonna, until a rare disease threatened her health and livelihood.

PALS has provided more than 7,500 free flights for those requiring medical treatment but cannot afford to travel or are unable to fly commercially.

PALS has provided more than 7,500 free flights for those requiring medical treatment but cannot afford to travel or are unable to fly commercially.

Sue Ismiel is the woman behind the international brand, Nad’s, the no-heat hair removal gel. We talk to Ismiel about how she built her empire.

Sue Ismiel is the woman behind the international brand, Nad’s, the no-heat hair removal gel. We talk to Ismiel about how she built her empire.

CitiGroup’s  COO, Cecilia Harvey, is working to get women and girls in the tech pipeline through the company’s one-year diversity program, Prometheus.

CitiGroup’s  COO, Cecilia Harvey, is working to get women and girls in the tech pipeline through the company’s one-year diversity program, Prometheus.

NAWBO is a voice and system of support for the more than 10 million woman-owned businesses, one of the fastest growing segments of the economy.

NAWBO is a voice and system of support for the more than 10 million woman-owned businesses, one of the fastest growing segments of the economy.

In 2007 model Katerena DePasquale made the most of her knowledge and talents with the start of her own company, Katbasics, a women’s apparel business featuring her own designs.

In 2007 model Katerena DePasquale made the most of her knowledge and talents with the start of her own company, Katbasics, a women’s apparel business featuring her own designs.

Entrepreneur Tiffany Zakka continually looks for new and creative methods of therapy to enhance sensory integration.      

Entrepreneur Tiffany Zakka continually looks for new and creative methods of therapy to enhance sensory integration.

 

 

 

Dipna Anand, chef at her family's North Indian Punjabi family-run restaurant, The Brilliant, talks about her new cookbook, “Beyond Brilliant,” where she hopes to spread her knowledge and love for Indian cuisine to the masses.

Dipna Anand, chef at her family's North Indian Punjabi family-run restaurant, The Brilliant, talks about her new cookbook, “Beyond Brilliant,” where she hopes to spread her knowledge and love for Indian cuisine to the masses.

Lauren DeCosimo was a pharmaceutical rep by day and hair stylist by night. After being laid off, against everyone’s hesitations, she dove headfirst into her dreams.

Lauren DeCosimo was a pharmaceutical rep by day and hair stylist by night. After being laid off, against everyone’s hesitations, she dove headfirst into her dreams.

Jennifer Varner, founder of Pure-Ecommerce, a company dedicated to assisting others with little to no experience, set up and grow their own ecommerce business, gives advice, saying, “I didn’t want to see other women make the same mistakes as me.”    

Jennifer Varner, founder of Pure-Ecommerce, a company dedicated to assisting others with little to no experience, set up and grow their own ecommerce business, gives advice, saying, “I didn’t want to see other women make the same mistakes as me.”

 

 

Bizzie Gold, creator of BUTI Yoga, a fitness program that fuses yoga, tribal dance and plyometrics to form movements meant to both free and empower women.

Bizzie Gold, creator of BUTI Yoga, a fitness program that fuses yoga, tribal dance and plyometrics to form movements meant to both free and empower women.

Recruiting company, Intellect Resources is under the leadership of Tiffany Crenshaw, who through her journey ran the gamut of experience in both spectrums of job search and healthcare IT, which gives them the edge over competitors.

Recruiting company, Intellect Resources is under the leadership of Tiffany Crenshaw, who through her journey ran the gamut of experience in both spectrums of job search and healthcare IT, which gives them the edge over competitors.

Angela Lee, founder of 37 Angels, talks about investing in women, her passion in education and the key components to keep in mind when investing or pitching.

Angela Lee, founder of 37 Angels, talks about investing in women, her passion in education and the key components to keep in mind when investing or pitching.

U.K. writer, director, producer and actress of the hit web series comedy-drama “3Some”, Lisa Gifford, talks to Lioness Magazine about her creative world, using her experiences to write and getting the series made.

U.K. writer, director, producer and actress of the hit web series comedy-drama “3Some”, Lisa Gifford, talks to Lioness Magazine about her creative world, using her experiences to write and getting the series made.

Margot B. Of HBO's Boardwalk Empire, Brings Back the Blues starting on page 20 and 23.

Margot B. Of HBO's Boardwalk Empire, Brings Back the Blues starting on page 20 and 23.

Renowned Doctor, Tasneem Bhatia, also known as Dr. Taz, (seen on Dr. Oz & The Today Show)  talks about her new book and how she hopes to write a new prescription for change starting on page 25.

Renowned Doctor, Tasneem Bhatia, also known as Dr. Taz, (seen on Dr. Oz & The Today Show)  talks about her new book and how she hopes to write a new prescription for change starting on page 25.

Former Olympian, Creator & Cofounder of Bulumu, Jasmine Oeinck, Goes for Gold with Granola! Her story starts on page 16.

Former Olympian, Creator & Cofounder of Bulumu, Jasmine Oeinck, Goes for Gold with Granola! Her story starts on page 16.

Veronica Marche Miller talks about how her designs (created on a whim) attracted the attention of T.J. Maxx

Veronica Marche Miller talks about how her designs (created on a whim) attracted the attention of T.J. Maxx