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Sep 28, 2021

Today we’re talking about something super interesting and that is the nuances of estrogen. Estrogen is one of those hormones that is synonymous with femininity on the 30,000-foot level. But, as we get closer and closer to the ground, what seems like a simple and emblematic hormone for females is actually infinitely more complex than what it first seems.

 

And what we’re beginning to see over time is increased interference from our environment and an increased understanding of the roles that estrogen plays, the different types of estrogen, and what the breakdown products of estrogen have the capacity to contribute towards in terms of health both good and bad.

 

This entire episode is all about estrogen; how we need to handle it, how we can harness it, and everything you need to know to make it your friend. Joining me for this conversation is an expert on estrogen, Kate Vasquez! Kate is a Functional Medicine Physician Assistant, Estrogen Dominance Expert, and the founder of Radiant Health. She loves helping women reclaim their health and vitality by uncovering the imbalances in their bodies and helping to empower them to take their health into their own hands! I know that you’re going to love this episode and learn A TON of vital information on all-things estrogen!

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:10] About today’s episode with Kate Vasquez.

[2:39] Welcoming Kate to the podcast!

[3:27] Kate shares why this particular arena of women’s health is something she is especially invested in.

[5:05] What we’ll be specifically discussing with regards to estrogen in this conversation.

[6:56] What estrogen dominance means.

[8:03] Conditions and side effects we need to be aware of when it comes to estrogen dominance.

[9:15] What really happens when you’re prescribed a birth control pill to manage and balance out your hormones.

[10:33] The tools that Kate is using to investigate estrogen dominance in the patients that she works with.

[13:44] Estrogen physiology 101 and the key players in your regular, 28-day menstrual cycle.

[15:53] Changes you might see to your menstrual cycle that indicate estrogen dominance.

[19:19] Why does estrogen dominance happen? What are the factors that contribute to it?

[22:44] When Kate is working with a patient that is experiencing estrogen dominance, what approach does she take?

[24:08] Is estrogen dominance impacting the population of women who are having infrequent, irregular, or no menstrual cycles? How does Kate assess this?

[27:51] How to leverage your cycle in terms of business, performance, and more!

[36:20] Kate’s key performance indicators!

[39:59] Where to find Kate and her amazing work online!

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Your Radiant Health (Kate Vasquez’s Website)

As a Man Thinketh, by James Allen

Estrogen is a B*tch, by Kate Vasquez

 

More About Kate Vasquez

Kate Vazquez is a Functional Medicine Physician Assistant, Estrogen Dominance Expert, and founder of Radiant Health. Alongside her husband, she loves helping women reclaim their health and vitality by uncovering the imbalances in their bodies from gut health to hormones and helping them to create a life by design that they love living, leaving them empowered to take their health into their own hands.

 

After working with many women and her personal health issues, Kate discovered many factors that were contributing to debilitating symptoms that were affecting the quality of our lives. She created an online course, The Estrogen Reset, to create awareness of this issue, so women can learn how to naturally balance their hormones and work with their cycles to enjoy happy periods. She is also on a mission to teach women how to reconnect to themselves within, use their cycle as their superpower, and really tap into their feminine energy at their highest level.

 

Connect with my Guest:

Website: YourRadiantHealth.com

Social Media: Facebook & Instagram

Book: Estrogen is a B*tch, by Kate Vasquez

“The Estrogen Reset Course” Use code Entrepologist for $50 off!

 

If you enjoyed our conversation and would like to hear more:

Please subscribe to The Entrepology Podcast on Stitcher or iTunes.

We would also appreciate a review!

 

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CALL TO ACTION

What did you learn about estrogen today? How will you be leveraging this knowledge going forward? Let us know over on my Instagram @DrMeghanWalker or our free Facebook group, The Entrepology Collective!

 

Tweetables:

 

“I … realized the reason why women are suffering every month with PMS symptoms is because of the hormonal imbalance that doesn’t get addressed. And of course, in conventional medicine, it’s treated with birth control. Because that’s definitely not the answer. — Kate Vasquez

 

“There are a lot of disorders and conditions associated with estrogen dominance that women aren’t aware of, such as endometriosis, adenomyosis, PCOS … breast cancer. … [Women] are not aware because we put these labels on them and they’re treated a certain way.” — Kate Vasquez

 

“A lot of women will ask me, ‘Well, does my period start the cycle? Or is it at the end of the cycle?’ So it’s really important that we … educate women because the menstrual phase is the start of the cycle. So day one of your period is day one of the cycle.” — Kate Vasquez

 

We have the power to create health and disorder in the body. … Being mindful of our thoughts can really affect the quality of our life and how our cells respond.” — Kate Vasquez

 

“If we can optimize and maximize our sleep, we’re going to feel so much better. Even studies have proven [that] it reduces chronic disorders, … [and] it actually helps with our hormones. ... I would say optimizing your sleep is probably the best health hack.” — Kate Vasquez

 

Sep 21, 2021

We might all have an incredible product or service, but how do we effectively deliver it? What can we do to make our customer experience a delightful and exceptional one for those who move through our ecosystem?

 

Joining us to share her unparalleled insights is thought leader, Crystal D’Cunha! Crystal is an award-winning entrepreneur, accomplished senior executive, consultant, sales professional, and customer experience thought leader with more than 22 years of success in the retail, construction, non-profit, hospitality, and e-commerce industries. As the President and CEO of The INSIDE View, Crystal helps organizational executives, leaders, managers, directors, and business owners get “Crystal Clear” about the customer experience they want to deliver. Her mission in life is to ensure that every businesses’ clients are getting an absolutely unforgettable customer experience.

 

Crystal shares with us her top tips for delighting customers, crafting exceptional experiences that we can deliver to our customers, the importance of diversity and inclusion when it comes to designing your customer experience, how to get started on journey mapping, and key advice on creating a three-dimensional user experience online.

 

This is an episode that is relevant to every business and business model out there — so be sure to tune in!

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:12] About today’s episode with Crystal D’Cunha.

[2:52] Welcoming Crystal to the podcast!

[3:41] Crystal shares a brief overview of her background and why this is an area that she is particularly passionate about.

[7:40] How can we effectively evaluate our customer service experience to know how well we’re truly serving our customers?

[11:06] Some of the innovative things that entrepreneurs with online platforms are doing to create a three-dimensionality to their user or customer experience.

[14:18] What we need to be aware of with diversity inclusion and awareness as a small business.

[17:50] The importance of diversity in your business and an experience that illustrates the importance of representation and inclusion.

[20:29] Crystal shares something she has done to be able to create a more diverse, inclusive environment in her business.

[22:45] The profound impact that bringing diversity into your business will have.

[24:44] How to bring diversity into your customer experience design.

[27:41] How to get started with journey mapping and why it is important.

[33:12] Grants that are available to female business owners in Canada and the U.S. to help address elements of diversity and inclusion.

[34:55] Crystal’s key performance indicators!

[39:49] Thanking Crystal for joining the podcast!

[39:58] Crystal shares about the exclusive freebies she is sharing with The Entrepology Podcast audience!

[40:50] What I loved about today’s conversation.

[41:46] All about Impact LIVEs!

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

The INSIDE View Inc.

Crystal D’Cunha

Danier Leather

Customer Experience Mastery | The INSIDE View

Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know, by Adam Grant

Diversity & Inclusion Training Program | The INSIDE View

The INSIDE View — Free webinars The Entrepology Podcast listeners!

Impact LIVEs Event

 

More About Crystal D’Cunha

Award-winning executive and globally acclaimed speaker, Crystal D’Cunha, brings a distinct, charismatic, and revolutionary approach to what it takes to drive transformative results in an organization.

 

Over the past two decades, Crystal has received prestigious accreditations through leading-edge organizations, including John Maxwell, Tony Robbins, The Ritz-Carlton, Jack Canfield, and the world-renowned Disney Institute.

 

As The INSIDE View’s Chief Experience Officer, Crystal’s accomplishments have impacted a spectrum of industries, including retail, construction, non-profit, hospitality, and e-commerce.

 

Crystal is a trustworthy and highly sought-after guide to companies across the globe on leadership development, talent management, diversity and inclusion, and of course, customer experience.

 

Connect with my Guest:

Website: The INSIDE View Inc.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & LinkedIn

The INSIDE View — Free webinars The Entrepology Podcast listeners!

 

If you enjoyed our conversation and would like to hear more:

Please subscribe to The Entrepology Podcast on Stitcher or iTunes.

We would also appreciate a review!

 

Come Join Your Community on The Entrepology Collective Facebook Page!

They say that you’re the product of the five people with whom you spend the most time. Imagine you could spend time with hundreds of fellow entrepreneurs and go-getters looking to up-level their business, body, and mindset! Come hang out with us on Facebook and let us collectively inspire and support you towards your vision of contribution, your commitment towards better health, and your journey of mindset mastery. We’re in this together! Come join us today!

 

CALL TO ACTION

Embracing diversity and inclusion in your small business is so vitally important. What are some of the cool things you are doing with respect to a customer service experience? Let us know over on my Instagram @DrMeghanWalker or our free Facebook group, The Entrepology Collective!

 

Tweetables:

 

“First and foremost, I think it’s [really important to identify] the difference between what is customer service and what is customer experience. … Business leaders don’t often understand the difference between the two.” — Crystal D'Cunha

 

“Think about how [you’re] able to include everybody in those conversations. … Really [make] sure that … [you’re] asking questions that appeal to everybody. Often, we’re too targeted on a particular demographic and we really have to open that up.” — Crystal D'Cunha

 

“Seventy percent of diverse organizations are … better able to capture new markets. And so, when you’re more diverse, you can grow your business easily [and] you’re better decision-makers as a diverse group.” — Crystal D’Cunha

 

“It’s so exciting when businesses embrace other cultures. You just want to do business [with them] by default … whether you need the product or service or not … because you recognize that they’re making an effort.” — Crystal D’Cunha

 

“Diversity is being invited [to the dance] but inclusion is actually being asked to dance.” — Crystal D’Cunha

 

“Sometimes we don’t have the service set up. What happens if something goes wrong? I always say, ‘WTW; What happens when things go wrong?’ … That’s what we need to plan for in terms of service delivery. Because things do go wrong.” — Crystal D’Cunha

 

Sep 14, 2021

Today, we’re going to be exploring a tool and a mechanism for healing that, for a very long time, was suppressed because of societal messaging. And that tool is psychedelic-assisted healing.

 

This is an arena that has the opportunity to be flooded with funding and research. For a long time, we as humans have been connected to various forms of plant medicine and various Indigenous groups have made the use of psychedelics an important part of ceremonial healing.

 

So today, we’re going to break down some of the science, some of the legal avenues that people have to be able to explore, leverage, and utilize psychedelics to accentuate and expedite their healing.

 

Leading us through this conversation today is my friend and colleague, Angela Ward! As a Registered Nurse, Transformational Coach, and “Soul Midwife,” Angela helps move people through a healing journey by leveraging psychedelics. She helps facilitate the coming together of the medical side, the spiritual side, and the psychotropic side of psychedelics as a tool for healing.


Though this might be a method of healing you are not interested in trying out for yourself, I invite you to listen to this episode, regardless! I want you to go into this episode with an open mind and think outside the box of how things have always been done.

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:22] About today’s conversation with Angela Ward.

[5:13] Welcoming Angela to the podcast!

[5:40] Angela shares her career journey and how she became interested in working with psychedelics as a tool for healing.

[8:53] How do psychedelics help with healing?

[12:41] How and when did the healing potential of psychedelics begin to emerge and get picked up in the medical field?

[17:01] What Angela is most excited about right now when it comes to legalizing psychedelics as a tool for healing.

[18:23] Angela shares what it is like to work with her in using psychedelics to heal in a medical setting.

[22:37] How Angela’s patients continue to work with her and implement change after their psychedelic healing experience.

[23:33] The history of Ketamine and how it became discovered as a tool for healing.

[26:32] An overview of the psychedelics that are used in healing.

[30:32] How does somebody know if they would be a good candidate for psychedelic healing?

[35:51] How does a practitioner know if they should bring this into their practice?

[37:30] Angela speaks about the opportunities she has available to practitioners that want to learn more about this method of practice.

[39:45] Angela’s key performance indicators!

[43:27] Where to learn more about Angela’s work and how to apply to her Psychedelic Doula program.

[44:35] About The Clinician Code and Impact LIVEs.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Guardian at the Gateway

DMT: The Spirit Molecule (Film, 2010)

Sign up for the Psychedelic Doulas Program Text GGReply to 44222

The Ethics of Caring: Finding Right Relationship With Clients for Profound Transformative Work in Our Professional Healing Relationships, by Kylea Taylor

Guardian at the Gateway Youtube Channel

The Clinician Code

 

More About Angela Ward

As a Registered Nurse, Transformational Coach, and “Soul Midwife,” Angela Ward of Guardian at the Gateway brings a unique blend of nursing care and psychedelic-assisted therapy, developed over her years at the bedside, and honed by over 400 hours providing ketamine-assisted therapy and coaching to her clients.

 

Originally a Labor and Delivery nurse, Angela has dedicated her career to bringing safe and legal psychedelic medicine in order to help people heal in a deep way.

 

She has many hours logged supporting people through expanded states of consciousness, as well as extensive training with psychedelic-assisted therapy, including Synthesis Institute Psychedelic Practitioners Training (2021 to the present), The California Institute of Integral Studies Certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy and Research (2017), The Ketamine Training Center (2018), and The Orenda Institute’s Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (2018).

 

Connect with my Guest:

Website: GuardingGateways.com

Sign up for the Psychedelic Doulas Program Text GGReply to 44222

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, YouTube & LinkedIn

 

If you enjoyed our conversation and would like to hear more:

Please subscribe to The Entrepology Podcast on Stitcher or iTunes.

We would also appreciate a review!

 

Come Join Your Community on The Entrepology Collective Facebook Page!

They say that you’re the product of the five people with whom you spend the most time. Imagine you could spend time with hundreds of fellow entrepreneurs and go-getters looking to up-level their business, body, and mindset! Come hang out with us on Facebook and let us collectively inspire and support you towards your vision of contribution, your commitment towards better health, and your journey of mindset mastery. We’re in this together! Come join us today!

 

CALL TO ACTION

What did you learn about psychedelics as a tool for healing? Let us know over on my Instagram @DrMeghanWalker, or, our free Facebook group, The Entrepology Collective!

 

Tweetables:

 

“When [people] work with a psychedelic, held in a safe container … [they’re] able to make new connections or have new understandings of … the root causes of their distress, or, they’re able to see things from a different angle.” — Angela Ward

 

“There’s something about psychedelics that absolutely does not numb us. … They actually seem to bring us more aware of what’s actually happening in the here-and-now. … A lot of times, in our sober-minded state, we can suppress how our bodies are feeling.” — Angela Ward

 

“It’s important to remember that psychedelic states and expanded states of consciousness … are part of our ancestral heritage. It’s a native practice in many parts of the world. Psychedelic states have been part of us since we’ve been human.” — Angela Ward

 

“My ideal client is someone that has a practice of some kind of self-inquiry … to look … at their shadow [and] be willing to try things and be curious.” — Angela Ward

 

“People who are birth workers, death workers; people who can hold space, are excellent candidates for this type of work.” — Angela Ward

 

“My purpose is as a soul-midwife. … My business name is Guardian of the Gateway and I feel really honored to have worked professionally in birth, in death, and in psychedelic therapy with people as they’re going through this gate of transformation.” — Angela Ward

Sep 7, 2021

Calling all business owners! Put up your hand if you would describe yourself as “not just a numbers person.” My guest today, Danielle Hayden, is a professional bookkeeper and the founder of Kickstart Accounting. And in this episode, we are speaking directly to those who are self-described as “not a numbers person.”

 

And don’t worry — we’re not getting into the nuances of bookkeeping. We’re addressing what you need to know as a business owner with respect to your numbers to sustain, grow, and uplevel your business so that you can have the impact that you want to have in the world.

 

Even if you’re not a numbers person, you still need to look at the data and metrics and understand where they all are. Learning how to outsource the management of these outsources with a bookkeeper is a critical skill.

 

My challenge for all of you today is to put away that mindset of, “I am not a numbers person,” and instead, step into this conversation from a blank slate perspective. This episode is fun, highly informative, and I cannot wait for you to all hear Danielle Hayden’s insights!

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:05] About today’s episode with Danielle Hayden!

[2:30] Welcoming Danielle to the podcast!

[3:56] Danielle shares her background and why she thinks everyone should become a numbers person!

[6:18] What is data important? In accounting, what are the key things that we should be looking for as they relate to our business? Where does Danielle recommend getting started with measuring metrics?

[11:35] Why it is your responsibility as a business owner to understand your numbers.

[15:01] What you need to know when you’re hiring a bookkeeper.

[18:57] What Danielle looks for when she’s hiring on her team.

[19:47] Why bookkeeping is the foundation of your business.

[21:00] What to ask a bookkeeper when you’re interviewing to hire.

[24:18] How important is it for the bookkeeper that you hire to have experience in your particular industry?

[26:20] What does Danielle wish her clients knew about hiring their first bookkeeper? What makes the difference between a good client vs. a bad client?

[30:30] Should bookkeepers come into your physical space or can it all be done virtually?

[32:35] Danielle’s key performance indicators!

[38:00] Where to learn more about the work that Danielle is doing in the world!

[39:00] Summarizing the key takeaways from today’s episode.

[40:15] About the upcoming Impact LIVEs event!

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Kickstart Accounting

Impact LIVEs 2021

 

More About Danielle Hayden

Danielle Hayden is a reformed corporate CFO who is on a mission to help rule-breaking female entrepreneurs understand their numbers so they can gain the confidence needed to create sustainable profits.

 

After spending 10-plus years in the boardroom as a corporate finance officer, Danielle is now in her sweet spot as the co-owner of Kickstart Accounting, Inc. where she helps business owners with bookkeeping, financial analysis, and education, and as the author of the Profit Planner book series.

 

When Danielle isn’t knee-deep in numbers, you can find her hanging with her two kids or competing in the nearest Spartan race.

 

Connect with my Guest:

Websites: ProfitPlannerBookkeeping.com & KickstartAccountingInc.com
Social Media: Facebook & Instagram

 

If you enjoyed our conversation and would like to hear more:

Please subscribe to The Entrepology Podcast on Stitcher or iTunes.

We would also appreciate a review!

 

Come Join Your Community on The Entrepology Collective Facebook Page!

They say that you’re the product of the five people with whom you spend the most time. Imagine you could spend time with hundreds of fellow entrepreneurs and go-getters looking to up-level their business, body, and mindset! Come hang out with us on Facebook and let us collectively inspire and support you towards your vision of contribution, your commitment towards better health, and your journey of mindset mastery. We’re in this together! Come join us today!

 

CALL TO ACTION

You don’t have to be a numbers person to grow your business but you do have to look at those numbers.

 

What did you learn in this episode while listening with an open mind? Let us know over on my Instagram @DrMeghanWalker, or, our free Facebook group, The Entrepology Collective!

 

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