Joann Crohn is a parenting expert who helps moms feel confident in different areas of parenting - from raising empowered kids to accomplishing personal goals. An accomplished writer, podcast host and speaker, appearing in national media and founder of the blogging site, NoGuiltMom.com. Joann is a former elementary school teacher with a Master's degree focused in Curriculum and Instruction as well as a Board Certified in Middle Childhood Education.
Natalie Silverstein is the author of Simple Acts: The Busy Family’s Guide to Giving Back, volunteer and passionate advocate for family service. Natalie holds a Masters in Public Health from Yale University and after a 15-year career in hospital administration, managed care and healthcare consulting, she now works as a freelance writer and editor with a particular focus on the non-profit sector and community service.
In September 2013, Natalie launched the first local affiliate of Doing Good Together. Doing Good Together is a Minneapolis-based nonprofit with the mission of helping parents raise kids who care and contribute. As the coordinator for the New York area, she curates a free monthly email listing of family-friendly service opportunities that is distributed to thousands of subscribers.
Raised by two psychologists, Tessa Stuckey has a natural deep interest in human interaction and genuine relationships. Now, a therapist herself, Tessa works with teenagers, and has decided to take on parenting from a new perspective.
Tessa coaches and presents to parents her research on today’s teen depression, anxiety and suicide rate focusing on parent/child connection. Tessa and her husband, Joseph, live in Houston, Texas where they are actively raising their four sons and continuing the fight against today’s cultural effects.
Carrie Dorr is a Successful Entrepreneur, the former founder and CEO of Pure Barre, Health + Wellness Expert, Seasoned Franchisor, Authentic + Engaging Speaker, Wife, Mom of 3 and Philanthropist. Her background started as a professional dancer, choreographer and law school graduate.
In 2001, she started Pure Barre I believe out of the basement of her home, and eventually out of mine and it went on to become a highly successful franchise.
Most recently she has created a 2 workout Methods- O44 METHOD + O44 BARRE + an at-home BOX.
It’s $39/month for 8 new workouts.
W. Brad Johnson is the author of Good Guys: How Men Can Be Better Allies for Women in the Workplace, the first practical, research-based guide for how to be a male ally to women in the workplace. Filled with firsthand accounts from both men and women, and tips for getting started, the book shows how men can partner with their female colleagues to advance women's leadership and equality by breaking ingrained gender stereotypes, overcoming unconscious biases, developing and supporting the talented women around them, and creating productive and respectful working relationships with women.
Brad is a professor of psychology in the Dept. of Leadership, Ethics and Law at the US Naval Academy and a faculty associate in the Graduate School of Education at Johns Hopkins University.
Karissa Rund is a super survivor, a speaker and a storyteller. She feels uniquely suited to talk about suffering and overcoming darkness because her life has had more than its share of tragedy. Her mother died of breast cancer when Karissa was just 11 years old, she survived the Columbine shooting as a high school freshman. When she was 20, she became a war widow when her husband and high school sweetheart was killed in action in Iraq.
At 31, she was diagnosed with “terminal” Stage IV cancer. Karissa was educated in journalism at the University of Colorado Boulder, in public relations at Georgetown University, in business at the University of Colorado Denver and in theology at Denver Seminary. In addition to fighting for her life, Karissa is also currently co-authoring an as-of-yet untitled novel about her one in a trillion life. She’s married to Doug, her first husband’s brother.
You can visit her website here.
Lydia Rueger is a writer and editor for Colorado Parent magazine. After many years of writing children’s books on the side, she has released her first picture book, Victor and the Vroom, about a regular car with a not-so-regular engine, based on her son’s diagnosis of ADHD. Victor learns that yes, his engine was built exactly the way it was supposed to be built, and also yes, there are many things he can do to help make the most of his powerful engine.
Episode 031: How To Teach Your Kids Sustainability While Raising Them with Kindness featuring Shannon Brescher Shea
Shannon Brescher Shea is devoted to telling authentic stories about green living and parenting. She's the author of the environmental parenting advice book Growing Sustainable Together: Practical Resources to Raise Kind, Engaged, Resilient Children and writes the parenting blog We'll Eat You Up, We Love You So. After receiving a master's degree from Oxford University in Nature, Society, and Environmental Policy, she worked for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and U.S. Department of Energy. She biked from New York City to Washington D.C. to raise money for climate change advocacy, protested the Keystone XL pipeline when she was pregnant, and led family community bike rides.
Shea has bylines in numerous publications, including the Washington Post, Sierra Magazine, Scary Mommy, and Romper. She lives in the Washington D.C. suburbs with her husband and two kids.
When Women Vote is a new book from Stephanie Donner and Amber McReynolds that highlights the challenges Americans, particularly women, face when trying to vote in the current voting system, and the amazing things that happen with reform. They make the case for further voting reform and for removing bias in the voting process by sharing stories and experiences of women voters and leaders throughout the United States, and discuss what that entails on this week's podcast.
Stephanie Donner has spent her career devoted to the development of women and girls. She currently serves as Sr. Advisor for the Equality Initiative at the National Vote at Home Institute. She served as Governor Hickenlooper's Chief Legal Counsel and then went on to be Chief Legal and People Officer for Galvanize, a technology education company with eight campuses across the United States. Stephanie founded the Galvanize Foundation, a 501(c)3) that exists to increase access to tech careers for women and people of color and was recognized as 9NEWS Leader of the Year in 2017 for those efforts.
Amber McReynolds (pictured) is one of the country’s leading experts on election administration and policy. During her career, she has proven that designing pro-voter policies, voter-centric processes, and implementing technical innovations will improve the voting experience for all voters. Amber is now the CEO for the National Vote At Home Institute and is the former Director of Elections for Denver, CO. During her time in Denver, the elections office was transformed into a national and international award-winning election office. Amber was also recognized as a 2018 Top Public Official of the Year by Governing Magazine for her transformational work to improve the voting experience.
Episode 029: Be All In: Raising Kids for Success in Sports and Life featuring Christie Pearce Rampone and Dr. Kristine Keane
Parenting youth athletes by providing strategies to help ease pressure and anxiety- by America's most decorated soccer player of all time, Christie Pearce Rampone and Dr. Keane a neuropsychologist have written a book called Be All In: Raising Kids for Success in Sports and Life.
Christie Pearce Rampone is the most decorated American professional soccer player of all time. She has played in five FIFA Women’s World Cups, winning in 1999 and 2015. In addition, she is a four-time Olympian and a three-time Olympic gold medalist. Currently, Pearce Rampone is an active speaker, coach, and sports commentator. She is a sports mom of two girls, and has coached professional, high school and club soccer teams, as well as youth basketball teams.
Dr. Kristine Keane, Psy.D. is a neuropsychologist who has been working with professional athletes, physicians, and mental health clinicians for the past twenty years. Dr. Keane is the owner, developer, and clinical director of two multi-specialty neuropsychological private practices and a Clinical Director of the Neuroscience Concussion Program at Hackensack Meridian Health. She is also the sports mom of two boys and a girl, who play soccer, basketball, and run track.