Today we meet Hope Eaton, a true inspiration who comes from a rich background in software engineering and the working mother hustle. After reaching the midlife, she decided to pivot and now works as a coach and cognitive hypnotherapist in order to inspire her clients to let go of their self-limiting beliefs and step into more abundant lives. We talk about rapid growth and hypnotherapy and Hope asks a question that may change your world: What do you appreciate about yourself?

Hope shares her journey to embracing her femininity, the importance of learning how to receive love, how the challenges we face can bring us more in touch with ourselves, and the significance of incorporating rest into her routine. “We weren’t meant to always be on,” she says. “It’s time to shut the lights off once in a while.”

You can find Hope online at www.hopeeaton.com and keep up with her work at www.themidspace.com, launching in July.

Interested in the impactful article that caused Hope to think more about the midlife? Check out Brené Brown’s piece, “The Midlife Unraveling” at https://brenebrown.com/articles/2018/05/24/the-midlife-unraveling/. If you’re curious about learning more about self-compassion, you can find the work of Kristin Neff, including The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook at a bookseller near you.

You can find Grace Smith, a world-renowned hypnotherapist mentioned in today’s episode at www.gshypnosis.com. If you’re interested in discovering your love language, visit www.5lovelanguages.com and take the free quiz.

In this episode, we meet Stephanie Hayes, a business strategist and coach who works with small businesses and solo entrepreneurs and specializes in growth strategy. We talk about the difference you feel from friction to alignment, how to give yourself permission to ask for what you want, and this idea that “should” actually means “I wish I didn’t have to.”

Stephanie has worked in the entrepreneur and small business space for her entire career and found her place as a strategist. She shares the key to having balance in your life, what the Four Pillars of Passion are and how they can reconfigure your approach to success. She reflects on the challenges of being a working parent and her approach to what it means to fail in the business world.

To connect with Stephanie, visit her website https://www.stephaniehayes.biz/ or follow her on Instagram @stephaniehayes.biz. If you’re interested in learning more about alignment in your business strategy, join Stephanie on June 12th for a free live workshop, “Do This, Not That! A 6-Step No-BS Framework for Growing a Business You Actually Like in 2019” at 11 AM PST. Register on her website at www.stephaniehayes.biz/free-workshop-june122019/.

In this episode, we meet Terri Trespicio, an award-winning writer, speaker, and brand-advisor. She’s a true powerhouse, having hosted a radio show, worked as a copywriter and magazine editor, and appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, and The Martha Stewart Show. We cover a lot of ground in this episode, talking about everything from the power of raising your hand, how to ensure you’re always moving in the right direction, and what Terri means by “the work.”

Terri has always been a writer and was awarded a MFA in poetry from Emerson College in Boston. She’s passionate about helping anyone who has something to share, and believes that paying close attention to the things you enjoy doing is the best gift you can give yourself. “Don’t worry about ‘How am I going to sell this? Who will pay for this?’” she says. “When you become very good at a skill you lose yourself in, there will be opportunities.”

To keep up with what Terri’s up to and connect with her, visit her website (http://territrespicio.com) or follow her on Instagram @ttrespicio, or on Twitter @TerriT. To watch her TEDx Talk, which has been viewed over 4 million times, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MBaFL7sCb8.

In this episode, we meet Jenn Collins, a real estate agent, mother, and wife based in the Bay Area. Jenn began her professional career in financial services in south Florida. After moving back to California in the early 2000s, she started working in commercial real estate and opened a yoga studio with her husband. After having her two daughters, she decided to return to work, where she now works in residential real estate.

Jenn shares her secrets to genuinely connecting with people, a foolproof technique to starting great conversations, no matter where you are, the practice that makes her days better, and how she knows she’s wired for work. A woman who has worn many hats over the course of her career, Jenn reflects on the importance of vision boards, finding the joy in every day, and balancing work and family. She’s a strong force for good who firmly believes in the benefits of staying positive, no matter what.

You can find the full description of the F.O.R.D. technique here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-carry-conversation-using-ford-method-joshua-jamias/, and check out the book behind Jenn’s desire to stay positive, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck, at a bookseller near you.

Find more about Jenn Collins here: https://www.jenncollinshomes.com/