053: Navigating the Complexities of Your Clan and Your Career | Fay Wallis

Our strengths come so naturally to us that usually we dismiss them

[Fay Wallis]

Life isn’t always straightforward. Blended families are now common-place. Women have careers to juggle as well as the kids. There’s so much to think about and so much to juggle that it’s hard to know what to focus on first. 

In today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday we’ll be discussing blended families, forging a career you love and how to stay on top of work and home.

My guest today is SuperMum, Fay Wallis.

Fay lives in Greater London, with her husband, Ian and their sons who are 10 and 5 years. Fay’s blended family is a labyrinth, spanning two generations. Her parents having been married 4 times, she has two half siblings, two full siblings and 2 step siblings. This helped Fay to negotiate the logistics of parenting children with vast age ranges and different needs. For when she married Ian, he too had children from his first marriage, and she became a step-mother herself.

Whilst juggling the logistics of organising Sunday lunches and enough birthday and Christmas presents to serve a small army, Fay forged a successful career in HR. She later trained to become a Career Coach, helping people to access the tools to empower themselves to lead a fulfilling working life.

Fay will help us navigate the maze of returning to work, changing career and spending quality time with family, all whilst finding enough time to look after herself too.

I am excited to welcome Fay to my show today where she will tell us all about her busy life and empower you to live the career and home lives you deserve.

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In this episode, we talk about:

  • How Fay balances a busy schedule of family events whilst running her own business
  • Fay’s advice for re-entering the work place after a career break
  • How to make your network work for you both, personally and professionally
  • Fitting quality time in with all family members when they are at different stages with different needs
  • Time management in your career without being thought of as ‘slacking’
  • What inspired Fay to launch her own business
  • Managing your employers and colleagues expectations

 

 Hope you enjoy todays show!

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If you want to leave a comment for Fay, whether it’s about the practicalities of blending many branches and generations of family; or how to handle a return to work and have a rewarding career, then we’d love you to come and say hello.

And let us know in the comments;

Are you from a blended family? How do you manage your career and family?

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

FAY’S INFORMATION

ARTICLE’S BY FAY:

NETWORKING GROUPS

PREVIOUS EPISODES

PROFILE: Laura Stack 

BOOKS:

  • Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
  • Eat That Frog!: Get More of the Important Things Done by Brian Tracy

BOOK RECOMMENDATION: Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway: How to Turn Your Fear and Indecision into Confidence and Action by Susan Jeffers

PSSST, IS IT JUST ME?: Thanks to Dylan age 7 from London, UK

If you would like your little one to feature at the end of my show, send me an email and I’ll show you how

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051: Change your Food, Change your Mood, Change your Life | Bel Smith

Follow your passion; it will lead to your purpose

[Oprah Winfrey]

Do you feel under pressure to feed your children healthily when all they want are sweets and chocolate? Do you feel bewildered by food labels that appear to be healthy but you’re not quite sure?

In today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday you’ll discover about a passion so strong, it became a life changer.

My guest today is SuperMum, Bel Smith.

Bel is a Health and Wellness coach and lives a life on the road with her husband, Israel, ten year old daughter and six year old son. Last year they made the giant leap of selling their home and investing in a big green bus named Kaley. Bel and her family made it their mission to spend two years touring Australia spreading the important message of eating well for a better life.

Bel is the creator of the Mad Food Science™ Programme where she teaches children, parents and teachers how to understand food labelling and make informed choices. She also created the 5 Minute Healthy Lunchbox System™ as a way to help reduce the stress for parents packing lunch boxes.

Having turned to nutrition to treat her husband’s diagnosis of depression, Bel quickly saw the affects the quality of nutrition were having on all members of her family. She learned that what you put in your body has a direct affect on your mood, emotions and overall wellness. Bel knows that knowledge of nutrition is a powerful tool to both mental and physical wellness and wanted to spread her message.

Today Bel shares her family’s incredible journey across the length and breath of Australia. And she encourages you to think, ‘What would Jamie [Oliver] do?’ not only when considering your food choices, but your life choices.

I’m delighted to have Bel on my show today as she’ll teach you how to transform your life through following your passion, standing for what you believe in, and the power of self belief.

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In this episode, we talk about:

  • What inspired Bel to sell her home, live in a bus and travel Australia
  • What triggered Bel to spontaneously quit her corporate job without warning
  • What life on the road is like when you have children in tow
  • Why Bel believes her lifestyle choice has enriched her children’s lives beyond belief
  • The difference between distance learning and homeschooling and how to incorporate it in your travels
  • How to regain confidence in yourself as a mum and be strong in your decision making
  • If in doubt, why you can ask yourself, ‘What would Jamie do?’

 

 Hope you enjoy todays show!

 

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Have you ever made a radical life change in order to pursue your passion? Is there something you believe in so strongly that you’re willing to change your life for it?

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

QUOTE AUTHOR: Oprah Winfrey

BEL’S INFORMATION

PROFILE: Jamie Oliver

BOOK: The Universe Has Your Back: How to Feel Safe and Trust Your Life No Matter What by Gabrielle Bernstein

BOOK RECOMMENDATION: Gentle Healing for Baby and Child: A Parent’s Guide to Child Friendly Herbs and Other Natural Remedies for Common Ailments and Injuries by Andrea Candee

PSSST, IS IT JUST ME? Thanks to Fred age 7 from Canberra, Australia. If you would like your little one to feature at the end of my show, send me an email and I’ll tell you how

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049: Empower Yourself So You Can Empower Your Children | Christine Watts

Make peace with the mirror and watch the reflection change

When you look in the mirror, what do you see? A confident, strong and empowered woman, or a tired and frazzled wreck?

In today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday you’ll learn that, how you view yourself as a women and as a mother, is a strong reflection to your children upon which they base their own behaviours.

My guest today is SuperMum, Christine Watts.

Christine and her husband live in rural Victoria, Australia, and have three daughters in their twenties. She’s an experienced teacher who has taught all age groups, and was a founding member of a Steiner school.

Christine now works with children, parents and teachers to help children build confidence, have high self esteem, create physical awareness and develop emotional intelligence.

Christine believes that it’s not the words you say to your children that really matters, but who you reveal yourself to be. How you choose to behave, to act, and to express yourself as a mother, has a direct impact on your children because they follow the lead of your example.

Christine encourages you to use innovation, creativity and imagination as the basis for raising happy, healthy and confident children. By doing so, this empowers our little ones to be the greatest version of themselves and enables them to create a brilliant world for themselves.

Which means, of course, a brilliant world for you too.

I am excited to welcome Christine to my show today because she’ll introduce you to using your own values and core beliefs to model the behaviours you want your children to mirror.

 

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In this episode, you’ll find out:

  • Why with our children, how you behave is more important than the words you say 
  • How you can create good behaviour for yourself so your children will copy
  • Why your children should still mirror your actions, even when you’re really cross
  • What the most important focus in your role as a mother should be
  • Why taking care of yourself should come above everything else
  • The 3 doorways to raising amazing young people
  • Why gratitude is important, even on our worst days
  • How you can stop being so busy and start slowing down

 

 Hope you enjoy todays show!

 

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And let us know in the comments;

What do you see when you look in the mirror? Can you look a little closer and see the strong, empowered and amazing mother that you are?

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

CHRISTINE’S WEBSITE: Children Create the World with Christine Watts

EDUCATION SYSTEM: Steiner Education

PROFILE: Louise Hay

PROFILE: Eckhart Tolle

BOOK RECOMMENDATION: Finding the Magic: A Map for the Child in all of Us by Barbara Bossert Ramsay

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047: The Definitive Guide to Being a Successful Mum | Jody Moore

Once you change the inside, the outside will begin to change as well

[Jody Moore]

How do you know whether you’re being successful as a mum when there’s no measure? No pay rise, no promotion, no pat on the back.

In this episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday you’ll find out what success looks like in your role as a mum so you can go out and start to achieve it.

My guest today is SuperMum, Jody Moore.

Jody lives in Roseville, California with her husband and four children who are 14 months, 3, 9 and 10. Jody is a Speaker, Life Coach and Momologist. That’s right, a Momologist. She’s an expert on mums.

Through her work, Jody helps mums understand and define success and believes that happiness is a skill that can be taught.  Once Jody figured out how to change her own reality to a much happier one, she couldn’t keep it to herself and went on to found the Bold New Mom community.

In her decade of experience bringing up children, Jody knew her role as a mum was the most important one. Yet, like a lot of mums, felt it was the one she was the least qualified to perform well. This led her to learn about how to be successful in the ‘job’, and to reprogram her mind to achieve it. She realised that negative emotion and disappointment can actually be used to serve us.

Jody will teach you that being successful will help shape other areas of your life. In doing so, you can relieve yourself of the pressure to always have to get it right; drop your innate desire to continually keep your children happy; and start to retain your own identity despite the relentless demands of motherhood.

I am delighted to have Jody on my show today as she’ll help you understand that success is measured by things within your control, and will hand you the tools you need to excel as a mum.

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In this episode, you’ll find out:

  • What a ‘Momologist’ is, and how they can help you
  • How to take pressure off yourself to have to always get it right
  • Why measuring success as a mum is so difficult when there’s no gauge
  • How you can start to measure your mothering success
  • Why you should start looking towards things you can control, rather than what you can’t
  • Why your desire to make your children happy could be holding you back
  • How to use negative emotion to serve you

 

 Hope you enjoy todays show!

 

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What does success look like for you in motherhood? Are you focusing on things within your control? Or do you feel like you’re swimming upstream fighting against things that are out of your control?

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

JODY’S INFORMATION:

PROFILE: Oprah Winfrey

PROFILE: Simon Sinek

BOOK RECOMMENDATION: Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes

COMMENCEMENT SPEECH: Dartmouth’s Commencement Speech by Shonda Rhimes

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045: How to Be Happy as You Muddle Through Motherhood | Olivia Horne

Happiness, happiness, the greatest gift that I posses

[Ken Dodd]

Want to know how to be happy, happy, happy?

Welcome to Mum-to-Mum Monday where you’re about to rediscover your happiness. Remember that? The smiling face you used to have that’s long-since been buried under piles of laundry and the demands of family life.

But today you’ll discover how to reconnect with your inner joy, even during the most challenging of times, while the little people in your world continue to keep you rushed off your feet.

My guest today is SuperMum, Olivia Horne.

Olivia is a Happiness Coach and lives in West London with her husband and two daughters who are 4 and almost 2. Her degree in Experimental Psychology from The University of Oxford, UK and vast experience in the Well-Being Industry was bought together after her less-than-magical first experience of motherhood.

It compelled her to help change the lives of other mothers so they don’t encounter the same negative experience of motherhood that she suffered.

Juggling young children, work, relationships and the demands of running a household is all in a days work for Olivia. But she has learned, and is able to teach you, that being in touch with your happiness is critical in moulding your day to day decisions. You’ll be better able to tap into your instincts, give yourself the freedom of choice and become more self-assured in your life as a parent.

As Olivia says, the expectations of motherhood can be very different from the reality, and this can very quickly erode your sense of identity, confidence and your capacity to care for yourself. But she will help you peel away your feelings of frustration, self-doubt, worry and guilt to reveal the happiness that’s been lurking beneath all along.

When you’re able to connect with your own internal happiness you can finally learn to slow down and smell the roses, live in the moment a little more, and be truthful with yourself. Your life then becomes more joyful and carefree as you muddle through motherhood.

I can’t wait to introduce Olivia to you today as she will help you to find your buried happiness and gently encourage it back to the surface.

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In this episode, you’ll find out:

  • How Olivia turned around her numb, lonely, exhausting and scary first experience of motherhood and found happiness
  • The definition of true, authentic happiness. Not the ‘jazz-hands’ type, but the type that sits quietly inside you
  • How Olivia used her professional knowledge, skills and mummy-on-the-ground experience to become a Happiness Coach
  • Common issues and problems that crop up time and again with mums, and eats away their happiness
  • Some of the techniques a Happiness Coach uses to reconnect you with your previous joyful self
  • A ‘buffet’ of quick, everyday tips to bring you more happiness in a trice
  • How Olivia found her happy place and what happiness looks like for her

 

 Hope you enjoy todays show!

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What’s your happy place? What can you do to improve your life and find happiness right now?

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

OLIVIA’S INFORMATION

BOOK RECOMMENDATION: When I Loved Myself Enough by Kim McMillen

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043: Reclaim You; How to Reignite your Passion, Power and Purpose | Sally Thibault

With experience comes wisdom

[Sally Thibault]

In today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday we’ll be talking about how to rediscover a new passion, power and purpose in your life to create meaningful success and a purposeful balance in your life.

My guest today is SuperMum, Sally Thibault.

Sally has three adult children, one of whom is autistic, and lives on the Gold Coast of Australia with her husband of 35 years to the day. Sally is a professional Keynote Speaker, the author of two books, and a certified Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner. If that wasn’t enough, she’s also a Women’s Success Mentor and facilitates the Reclaim You programs.

With over 35 years experience in the Health and Wellness Industry, Sally has been featured extensively in Australian national and local media and is currently the Health and Wellness Expert on a Queensland national radio programme.

As the mother of adult children, Sally gives us her benefit of hindsight and perspective on raising children, and she shares with us how she overcame many of the obstacles of motherhood.

It wasn’t an easy journey, having three children, one with Aspergers Syndrome, as well as managing her career.

Over the years, Sally has learned about the true meaning of purpose, parenting and living in the present. She believes the patterns of the past hold the solutions to what you want in the future. Today Sally will help us make sense of those patterns in order to follow through with the intentions you have set, and create success in your life as a mum.

I’m so happy to have Sally on my show today. She has so much wisdom to share from a mum who’s been there in the trenches. She’s here to share the strength and positivity she gained from her experiences throughout her mothering years.

 

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In this episode, you’ll find out:

  • How raising a child living with autism was both the worst and the best times of Sally’s life
  • The true meaning of purpose, parenting and living in the present
  • How the Energy Psychology technique of Tapping can change your life
  • How Tapping (EFT) allowed Sally to make sense of why she always walked away from success
  • Why only 8% of people who set intentions achieve them and why
  • The 6-step success strategy that is a powerful guidepost for achieving success
  • How the patterns of your past hold the solution to what you want in life
  • Why Sally believes that many women are being called to step up into leadership…urgently

 

 Hope you enjoy todays show!

Tell me what you think?

If you have a question or want some advice from a mum who’s been there, done it and got the t-shirt ask away.

And let us know in the comments, what positive things can you take from a difficult situation? What can you do to improve your life right now?

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

SALLY’S WEBSITE: Sally Thibault

SALLY’S BOOKS:

  • David’s Gift: Asperger’s Syndrome, Life & Love. One Family Inspirational Journey from Diagonis to Graduation
  • Tapping to Reclaim You:  How to Reignite Your Passion, Power and Purpose in 30 Days

ARTICLE: How a Triathlon Helped America Ferrera Defy Her Inner Critic in the New York Times

PREVIOUS PODCAST: 007: The Fast Way to Nourish from Within for Busy Mums | Mandie Spooner

PROFILE: Gabby Bernstein

MOVIE: The Secret 

BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
  • Abundance Now: Amplify Your Life & Achieve Prosperity by Lisa Nichols and Janet Switzer
  • The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level by Gay Hendricks

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041: How to Make a Virtue Out of Uncertainty | Victoria Labalme

Follow your gifts .… and it will take you to where you are meant to be

[Victoria Labalme]

In today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday, you’ll learn how to ‘Risk Forward™’. Motherhood can be a time of great uncertainty and it’s hard to figure out the best way forward. You’re often left without direction as to the right path to choose. Turns out, that’s a good thing.

My guest today is Victoria Labalme.

Victoria, who has four adult step-children and lives with her husband in New York, is a Strategic Performance Coach and Performing Artist. She’s an accomplished keynote and TEDx speaker, and has been in professional show business for over two decades. Her impressive list of clients include corporate giants such as Starbucks, Microsoft and PayPal.

Although Victoria commonly helps elite entrepreneurs, best-selling authors and C-suite executives to communicate with confidence, authenticity and impact, her work can also be applied to mums. In fact, the concept of Risking Forward™ aligns perfectly with mums because it’s something you already do so naturally without even realising it.

Rather than feeling lost, Victoria teaches you that stepping forward, slightly off balance with your heart open can be a beneficial way to live your life. Uncertainty is actually a virtue, and we need to embrace it and find confidence in it.

I’m so excited to welcome Victoria to my podcast because she shows you that, as she says in her Risk Forward™ TEDx talk, “Periods of uncertainty, when a path or a project is not yet clear, are fertile and full of promise and that they are to be respected and honoured.”

 

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In this episode, we talk about:

  • What it means to Risk Forward™ and how Risking Forward™ can benefit mums
  • Why mums suffer from ‘decision-pressure’ and ‘goal-anxiety’, and how you can alleviate it
  • Why being busy and being tired have become status symbols
  • How you can jump off the hamster wheel, slow down, and stop being so busy, busy, busy
  • What is ‘The Throughline™’, and how you can connect to it
  • How to have the courage to follow the right path for you, even if everyone thinks otherwise
  • How to have confidence in yourself, even when you feel like you’re getting it wrong

 Hope you enjoy todays show!

 

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What do you think of the concept of Risking Forward™? Can you make a virtue out of the uncertainty you face in your life?

Let me know in the comments.

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

VICTORIA’S WEBSITE: Victoria Labalme

WEBSITE: Rock The Room Online

WEBSITE: Rock The Room Live

BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield
  • Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
  • Arm in Arm: A Collection of Connections, Endless Tales, Reiterations, and Other Echolalia by Remy Charlip

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