a podcast by and about women
a podcast by and about women
Tes is a long-time blogger and foodie. For the past 10 years, she’s focused her blog and work around women’s issues. This is her long-form interview podcast. She’s lined up women activists and volunteers from around the world to tell their stories and the stories of the women they work with.
Kellie Stecher – OB/GYN, Co-Founder & President of Patient Care Heroes
Kellie Stecher is an OB/GYN and Co-Founder and President of Patient Care Heroes, as well as the Governor of the 7th District of the American Medical Women’s Association, and advisor to multiple other companies, focusing on patient and staff safety and mental health.
She has won the Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine’s Top Doctors’ Rising Star award for the last three years.
She was recently runner-up for The Sharp Index: Physician Well-Being Leader of the Year. She also won a Silver Anthem award.
Her work has made her an invaluable contributor to local and national publications, news and podcasts. Her focus is on advocacy and policy change, centering around safety and equity.
She is the author of the book, “Delivering” which is out now. The book is meant to empower women, mothers, working women, women in healthcare, and to inspire change.
To learn more about Kellie Stecher, M.D.:
Patient Care Heroes: https://www.patientcareheroes.com/
The book “Delivering”: https://www.amazon.com/Delivering-Kellie-Lease-Stecher/dp/1914560159
Andrea Couture – Author of Embracing What Remains (Re-Release)
Today, Tes talks with Andrea Couture. Andrea is an author and mother of three children. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Saint Michael’s College in Vermont. Embracing What Remains is Andrea’s first memoir and book. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband, children, and her dog.
To learn more about Andrea Couture:
Facebook: Andrea M Couture, Author
To learn more about Andrea’s book:
Amazon book: https://www.amazon.com/Embracing-What-Remains-Andrea-Couture/dp/0578928264/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
Kavita Tanna – Founder of Globally Reconnect
Today’s guest is Kavita Tanna. Kavita is guided by the famous philosophy accredited to Mahatma Gandhi, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Her mission is to connect with like-minded individuals who wish to empower learners through inspiring, interconnected, and globally-minded holistic education.
Kavita is a master educator and creative designer of integrated curriculum units, weaving impactful learning experiences, wellbeing, curriculum standards/ learning outcomes (state, IB, Honors, AP) and UN Sustainable Development Goals into unified experiences that restore joy to learning and teaching. She co-facilitates Project-Based Learning workshops and coaching sessions, linking staff to learners, educators, and experts around the world.
As the cofounder of Educatio Rad School with Emily Post and Nick Salmon, Kavita helped launch Montana’s first project-based, experiential learning school built upon the values of kindness, acceptance and peace, uncovered through her listening process.
In webinars, workshops and long-term partnerships, Kavita co-designs learning experiences and coaches educators with the roles they play in shaping the identities, attitudes and behaviors of learners, offering practical ideas for supporting discovery, exploration and meaning-making; building the foundations for global and intercultural-mindedness. Through her work as a passionate advocate and mentor for social-emotional-ethical intelligence and wellbeing integration in learning at all age levels, including parents, educators and administrators, her vision is to see holistic wellbeing practices embedded into global competence education.
To learn more about Kavita:
Jeanee James – Photographer, Artist, Alaskan Pilgrim (Re-Release)
Today, Tes talks with Jeanee James. Jeanee is an award winning photographer, sculptor and potter. She’s also an adventurist, who has seen much of the world. She lives her life with passion and gratitude and believes we create and design each chapter in our life book. Her story is an extraordinary one that will inspire you to be proactive in creating more joy and going after that passion you put on hold because life took over.
Jeanee is an Alaskan, raised in the beautiful town of Homer, a place that is in her DNA and sculpted who she is. She says it gave her the foundation of her journey in art, adventure and travel.
Her love of art started in Alaska, receiving an art scholarship, but she changed paths and achieved a degree in Travel and Tourism.
She has backpacked all over Europe, lived on a kibbutz in Israel, was a deckhand, filleted huge halibut in Alaska, been a tour director through the Canadian Rockies, climbed the pyramids in Egypt, floated in the Dead Sea, scuba dived in the Red Sea, hiked in Australia, explored the Tahitian Islands and people, worked on luxury cruise ships traveling the world. She hiked 556 miles solo across Spain on the sacred pilgrimage called El Camino De Santiago.
She was named Woman Artist of the Year Brevard County central Florida 2008,
Best Photography studio/Photographer Readers Choice Florida 2016
Won National Honors in sculpting with Genius Women in the Arts 2020
She created, designed and leads Women’s Art Retreats she calls “Untethered”, a creative adventure for women to reboot, refill and feed women’s souls through art, hiking, music, food and inspiration.
Here is her story, with lessons of love, heartache, gratitude and ultimately following your dreams.
To learn more about Jeanee James and her custom private group, Untethered retreat:
Facebook: Jeanee Seljestad James
YouTube: Alaskan Pilgrim
Jessica Cox – Motivational Speaker, “Positive Thinking” Business Consultant, Guinness World Record Holder
My guest today is Jessica Cox. Born without arms, Jessica drives cars, surfs, scuba dives, and otherwise lives a normal life using her feet as others use their hands. She believes that the way we think has a greater impact on our lives than our physical constraints. To prove her point while also overcoming her greatest fear, in 2008 Jessica became the first pilot in aviation history licensed to fly a plane with just her feet. Since then, she has visited 27 countries sharing her inspirational message as a keynote speaker.
To learn more about Jessica:
LaTasha Y. Benn – Founder of Love Your Beauty, LLC (Re-Release)
Today, Tes talks with LaTasha Y. Benn. LaTasha is the founder of Love Your Beauty, LLC, a Beauty + Fitness brand. She began her professional beauty journey in 2005 in Chicago, IL, where she started doing makeup for friends and family. Since then, LaTasha has received training from celebrity makeup artists, as well as worked for MAC Cosmetics, Benefit Cosmetics and Laura Mercier. She has grown her makeup career by doing makeup for theatre productions, weddings and fashion shows, and obtained her Esthetician License in 2013. Once licensed, she started to offer skin care services in addition to her makeup services. After a successful career in Chicago, LaTasha packed up her tools and took her skills down south to Tampa, FL.
Formally known as LYBartistry, LaTasha has rebranded her business to Love Your Beauty, LLC, a Beauty & Wellness brand, in which she has expanded her services and now offers makeup services, skincare consultations, fitness products & apparel, and promotes self-care & mental wellness. LaTasha took her passion for fitness, wellness and beauty and made it her business, while shifting her focus from external beauty to internal beauty.
To learn more about LaTasha: