Ep. 18 – Sandy Gibson

Sandy Gibson, Professor at The College of New Jersey in the Social Work Department, is a fierce leader. Fierce toward healing, supporting and the care of those affected deeply by trauma, as well as primarily now teaching those who will do these things upon graduation. Fiercely taking action to change policy locally and nationally regarding Harm Reduction for trauma affected individuals, and making great strides there. Creating community around herself of fierce women. Yet, also kind, very thoughtful, always celebrating others and encouraging all around her.
This is not one to miss!


Ep. 17 – Erika Miley

For Episode 17, we have a fellow podcaster! Erika Miley, M.Ed, LMHC Mental & Sexual Health Therapist, spent time with us discussing a wide range of issues centered on women, sexuality, identity and leadership. Erika runs “Sex Talk with Erika Miley”, a truly enlightening and frank show about sex. Find her show on iTunes, find her on IN, and let us know what you think of this episode!




Ep. 16 – Mandy Adamson

Welcome to Episode 16! We get to walk with Mandy Adamson through her story of becoming her full self. It’s empowering! Look out world – here she comes with Defiantly Her, Mandy’s soon to be formally announced consultancy wherein she will be coaching and training women to find their full selves. Thanks Mandy!


Ep. 15 – Brittany Conley

Welcome Listeners to Episode 15! Gotta be honest, during the initial months of learning to edit, et al, I surely wanted to make it 15 and beyond, but wasn’t sure. Here we are, though!

Given that context, what an honor it is to have had Brittany Conley as our guest! Brittany has always sought to establish community around herself – a very powerful strategy, as you will hear. Brittany currently serves as a Senior Recruitment Specialist at South Carolina National Guard. She also runs her own podcast, Beat the Odds (stay tuned for episodes by following her on IN).

Find her on IN:


Thanks Brittany!


Episode 14 – Fiona Purcell

Hi Listeners and Supporters!

Welcome to our amazing Episode 14, with the powerful Fiona Purcell, MS. Fiona is an author and speaker with an MS in Clinical and Counseling Psychology.
Fiona is an overcomer. As you listen, you will hear a very, very powerful, painful, joyful and purposeful story. Fiona has channeled her pain and trauma
to be a huge motivator for the work she is doing. We loved chatting with her. She speaks wisdom and passion with dulcet tones.

Please catch her recent Book, the Queen Who Saved Herself, a narrative and guide for children living with parents who experience addiction.

Connect with her on LinkedIn, as well!


Joshua, for the team

Episode 13 – Beth Keeney

Welcome to Episode 13! Beth has served at LifeSpring Health Systems for the past 12 years, currently the Senior Vice President for Community Health Initiatives, and before that held several positions in senior leadership at different organizations. Essentially, she’s devoted her career to improving the lives of those needing the serves her orgs have offered. She serves her leadership teams passionately, with strategic thinking, effective change management, and a really, truly, fun approach to work and life, filled with humor. You will thoroughly enjoy this episode. Let us know what you think!

Joshua and Trace

Episode 12- Stephanie Ruby Compton

Stephanie Ruby Compton is currently the CEO of Ruby Outdoors–a service for professionals who want to spend quality time outdoors. She has extensive experience working as a Camp educator and is also a co-host for the Camp Code podcast.

We loved Ruby’s enthusiasm for sharing her thoughts on getting outside and her love of the natural world. As a leader, she is all about finding opportunities, pushing out of comfort zones, and never being afraid of the word no.

Ruby Outdoors: Her website for how to get outside and be better.

Find Ruby on LinkedIn

Other resources for getting outside:

Ruby co-hosts the Camp Code podcast


Episode 11 – Jacklyn Osborne

Jacklyn Osborne had been the Data Quality Control Executive for Bank of America for only six weeks when we sat down to talk with her experiences as a high level liaison between the business and tech world. Throughout her career, Jacklyn has created allies through delivering on action. When we think of this episode the phrase that we keep circling back to is, “How can I help you?” Jacklyn’s journey to leadership is fascinating and data driven, she shared with us not only her work experience, but also her work life balance blog, 52 Weeks of Me.

Show Notes:

Find Jacklyn Osborne on Linkedin

Her blog: 52 Weeks of Me


Episode 10 – Natalee Drummond-Fairley

In this episode we had the privilege to speak with Natalee Drummond-Fairley about her experience as a trial attorney who owns and runs her own law firm in Atlanta, Georgia. Natalee was recently nominated to the National Black Lawyers top 100–an organization dedicated to promoting diversity and equity in our legal system.

This episode is a little different from the ones we’ve done so far, in that we interviewed Natalee right in the thick of the George Floyd protests. We felt it was important to give Natalee a platform as a legal scholar and a woman of color to speak about her feelings surrounding racial injustice and to also give our listeners a view into a leadership experience that they may not have witnessed before.

Joshua and I hope that this conversation we’ve shared with Natalee helps to open minds and broaden perspectives on what it means to be a BIPOC leader in the United States today. Thank you, Natalee for sharing you story.

Show Notes:

You can Find Natalee Drummond-Fairley on Linkedin

Natalee Drummond-Fairley’s website: The Fairley Firm

Want to learn more about some of the issues Natalee discussed in the episode? #BlackLivesMatter