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She Made It

58 EpisodesProduced by Elle ZimmermanWebsite

She didn’t just produce. She expressed her heart. She didn’t just arrive. She Made It. Join your host, actress-turned-entrepreneur-turned artist, Elle Zimmerman and her cohost Clara Malson, to eavesdrop on conversations with brave women who have stepped into their creative life purpose. These are th… read more

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56. It’s Never Too Late: Creating Success on Your Own Terms - with Leslie Kuster

December 6th, 2021


Do you ever feel like it’s too late for you to succeed? Or worried that if you do succeed, you would become so busy that you’d lose your freedom and …

55. Finding Your Highest Self in The Lowest Moments - with Margy Feldhuhn

November 8th, 2021


To be human is to experience loss. Whether that’s the loss of a loved one, the loss of a relationship, or the loss of normalcy, loss has the power to knock us down and keep us low. But after the initial shock, it also …

54. Shed Your “Shoulds,” Do What You Love (And Make Money!) - with Deanna Talwalkar

October 25th, 2021


We all want to feel fulfilled in what we do—but the “shoulds” can get in the way. Are you ready to create a career and a life based on what energizes …

53. Learning To Love Yourself Just As You Are - with Arvat McClaine

October 11th, 2021


What if your life didn’t have to be so hard? What if it could feel effortless and joyful? And what if you could learn to love yourself even when you …

52: Stop Making Yourself Small - with Danielle Bennett Simmons

September 24th, 2021


Are you playing small or living big? And more importantly, are you striking a healthy balance between the two? My guest on today’s episode is Danielle Benett Simmons, a poet who has performed and taught around the …

51. Shifting How You Think About Yourself - LIVE with Ashley Walters

September 13th, 2021


Are you living in a limiting paradigm? In the last century, the possibilities for women have expanded exponentially—and yet many of us still struggle …

50. Finding Clarity Through the Enneagram - LIVE Masterclass with Elle Zimmerman

August 2nd, 2021


Do you ever feel like if you could just get clarity on what you’re supposed to do, your best life would be right around the corner? Whatever is …

49. Ditching Comparison and Finding Your Voice - with Megan Davies

July 12th, 2021


How do you find your voice, overcome comparison and push through self-doubt? Today’s guest is a singer-songwriter with over 1 million monthly listeners on Spotify. Meet Megan Davies! (I’m a huge fan, so this was an …

48. Dismantling Racism One Conversation at a Time - with Tonya Lovelace

June 28th, 2021


Stepping into conversations about race can be uncomfortable. “What if I say the wrong thing?” many of us worry.  My guest on this episode of She Made It is Tonya Lovelace, a global intersectional leader with 35 years of …

47. How to Break Through Fear and Create Your Own Opportunities - with Alessandra Marconi

June 14th, 2021


Creating art prolifically and showing up for opportunities confidently is HARD. And yet, some people seem to do it with ease. How? On today’s …

46. Connecting with God Through Creativity - with Amy Kirk

June 1st, 2021


Do you ever find yourself saying "I'm too busy to spend time with God"  or "I have kids and no time to pursue my passion"  "I just can't do it all."  This episode shares a unique perspective on this. Amy Kirk is an …

45. The Healing Power of Creative Expression - with Martha Lluch

May 17th, 2021


My guest Martha Lluch is an architect, a creative, and a yogi—all at the same time! Listen in for a manifesto on finding yourself, connecting with the truest version of you, accessing creativity to heal the wounds of …

44. Turning Your Lowest Point Into Your Life Calling - with Ray Nell Jones

May 3rd, 2021


Ray Nell Jones went from being a struggling single mother, living paycheck to paycheck to the founder of The Allignment Chapter, a nonprofit organization that meets the basic needs of single mothers so that they can be …

43. Transitioning Gracefully and Finding Yourself Again - with Caroline Greb

March 29th, 2021


Who are you when you leave behind the thing that defined you? How do you survive the transition? How do you know where to go next? My next guest is …

42. The Path From Passion to Purpose - with Megan Sullivan

March 15th, 2021


I think that most of us have a deep desire to spend our lives doing two things: Using our talents in our day-to-day work and helping others in ways …

41. The Secret to Overcoming Perfectionism - with Kolbie Blume

March 1st, 2021


Does perfectionism hold you back from launching your big idea and stepping into your calling? On today’s episode, Kolbie Blume, a White House staffer …

40. Ditching The Rat Race and Rewriting the Rules For Your Family - with Katie O’Grady

February 15th, 2021


We talk a lot on She Made It about finding your personal creative life purpose—but what if you want to bring your whole family along? My guest today …

39. Reinventing Yourself to Live a Life You Love - with Mindy Staton of Two Little Buds

February 1st, 2021


If the life that you’re living isn’t the life you want to be living, lean in: My guest today is sharing how she reinvented her business to make her life sunshine and roses...literally! Mindy Staton is the co-owner and …

38. How Your Dreams Can Point You Toward Your Purpose - with Katie Mason

January 18th, 2021


You already have in your possession a free, limitless resource that will teach you about yourself, your emotions and your deepest longings. Any guesses? It’s your dreams! My guest on this episode is Katie Mason, a …

37. Create Meaningful Connection Online - with Brandi Bernoskie

January 4th, 2021


We are in content overload. Everyone is trying to grab our digital attention, and in fact, according to a Nielson survey, online content consumption has grown 215% from 2019 to 2020! So, how do we break through the …

36: Mastering Discomfort to Find Your Creative Self - with Nancy Hillis

December 14th, 2020


There’s a creative genius within us all—but how do we wake it up? And how do we get started when the process feels uncomfortable and totally daunting? My guest today is Nancy Hillis, a Stanford-educated existential …

35. Living Your Purpose on The Other Side of Fear - with Taren Kinebrew

November 16th, 2020


Searching for your one, clear purpose? But wait—what if it isn't just one thing? Today’s guest is Taren Kinebrew, a third-generation baker who, after serving in the National Guard and working as an analyst in corporate …

34. Confidence Starts Within - with Julie O’Neill WCPO 9 News Anchor (live podcast replay)

November 2nd, 2020


Ever wish that you had more confidence? I teamed up with Julie O’Neill, WCPO 9 News Anchor who also happens to be my best friend, and we had a …

33. Get Out of Your Stay-at-Home Rut - with Alison Lumbatis

October 19th, 2020


With so many of us working from home, it is easy to get stuck in a rut and feel like we’re living the same day over and over—maybe even down to our outfit! Today’s guest is going to teach us how to make ourselves a …

32. Creativity and Career Secrets from a Thriving Artist - with Lori Siebert

July 21st, 2020


A creative, authentic life doesn’t just happen—it’s the product of showing up, creating little “assignments," and letting the art of your heart bubble over into your life. My guest today is a master of that, and she’s …

31. How to Actually Create Your Next Thing

July 7th, 2020


Let’s jump right into the HOW:  How do you create change in your life? How do you decide what to change? Whether you’re feeling ready for reinvention or being forced to pivot, this episode is for you. I have had a lot …

30. Navigating Transitions When You Have No Idea What Comes Next

June 30th, 2020


What’s next? How do you make a transition into your next thing—or into the next phase of a pandemic—when none of us has any idea what’s going to happen in the coming days? I know many of us either want something …

29. The Revolution Starts Within - Webinar Replay with Sharon Hicks

June 23rd, 2020


Ever feel like you’re not doing enough? Or wonder if your experience is insignificant when you know that so many other people are hurting more? A lot of us have been feeling emotionally overwhelmed in the midst of …

28. Staying Creative Beyond COVID-19 - with Clara Malson

May 19th, 2020


Before March 2020, creating consistently felt like a pipe dream for so many of us with relentlessly busy lives. After March 2020, we were all baking bread, dusting off our piano, and painting for the first time in ages. …

27. How to Rise from Uncertainty to Resilience during COVID-19

May 6th, 2020


Every other sentence we hear is about “these uncertain times,” right? And as we begin the great shift back to a new normal, your future might be feeling more uncertain than ever. I’m right there with you, and on this …

26. Rising From Stalling to Starting during COVID-19

April 23rd, 2020


Want to start something new but find that being busy with setting up and preparing is taking up all of your time—and ultimately stalling you? Join me …

25. Rising From Panic to Possibility during COVID-19

April 6th, 2020


What if, in the midst of uncertainty and crisis, you could walk through the door of possibility? I’m recording this episode right in the middle of …

24. Finding Inspiration in Your Own Backyard - with Alpyn Beauty Founder Kendra Kolb Butler

March 23rd, 2020


What if the inspiration you’ve been looking for is right under your nose? That’s exactly what happened to Kendra Kolb Butler, founder of Alpyn …

23. Moving Your Body to Heal Your Spirit - with Dance Therapist Lora Wilson

March 11th, 2020


Tired of sitting still? Need new ways to energize your soul? On today’s episode, Lora Wilson, a dance/movement therapist from the American Dance …

22. Honoring The Women Who Paved The Way - with the cast of Gloria: A Life

February 24th, 2020


What if the resistances and insecurities you’re dealing with aren’t coming from inside of you, but are actually coming from the outside world you’re living in? On today’s episode, you’ll hear from ten women who are …

21. How to Turn Your Passion for Wellness Into a Business - with Melanie Cedargren

February 10th, 2020


You’re passionate about it. You think about it every day, and the universe won’t stop reminding you about it. You know it’s time to trust yourself and take a step into starting a business that lines up with what you …

20. Finding Joy When You’re Feeling Stuck - with Jennie Malone

January 27th, 2020


What if the thing you’ve been doing isn’t working anymore? It’s frustrating to feel stuck in your day-to-day, but you’re not alone. Jennie Malone is a professional actress, photographer, singer and musician, and she’s …

19. Braving the Uncharted Path of a Creative Life - with Jinahie

January 13th, 2020


Think of this episode as a pep-talk for your creative soul. I’m talking to spoken-word poet and therapist Jinahie about how to surrender to the …

18. How to Make the Leap from a 9-5 Job to Entrepreneurship - with Jen Shultz

December 30th, 2019


If you ever wonder whether entrepreneurship is for you—then this episode definitely is! Today’s guest is Jen Shultz, founder of The Non-Nine To Five. …

17. Behind the Curtain of an “Overnight" Success - with Katie Guiliano

December 9th, 2019


Ever wondered if you could turn your art into a scalable business? On today’s episode, I’m interviewing artist Katie Guiliano who founded Hosanna …

16. Surrendering to the Magic of Being In Process - with Niyah Jackson

November 12th, 2019


“In process.” It’s vulnerable. It’s messy. If you’re here, you don’t know how what you’re making will turn out, if people will like it, or if it will …

15. Intuitive Entrepreneurship: How Carrie O’Neal Makes Decisions Fast

October 31st, 2019


What do you do with your ideas? Do you think about them for a long time or do you take a leap of faith? Do you really trust your gut? My guest Carrie O’Neal is a graphic designer for major brands along with Minted and …

14. Confidence: How to Harness it in the Face of Rejection - with Jennifer Joplin

October 1st, 2019


Confidence. What is it? It’s the difference between staying down and getting up; between letting a “no” define you or refine you, and believing that you’re lacking and believing you’re enough. So: How can you find …

13. You Are Good Enough: Move Past Self-Doubt and Own Who You Are as an Artist- with Hannah and Esther Cunningham

September 13th, 2019


Do you doubt yourself and the path that you’re choosing? Or wonder if you’re actually good enough to step into your dream career? This episode is for you! I’m having candid conversations with two women who have …

12. What’s Stopping You? Push Past the Fear That’s Holding You Back - with Clara Malson

August 27th, 2019


Ever had an idea for something totally cool and completely aligned with your passions that you could create or be part of—but when the time came to …

11. When You Don’t Have Time or Space

August 14th, 2019


Sometimes, you don’t have time to focus on yourself. Everyone is talking about self-care, and while I believe in checking in with yourself, I also know that for busy women, self-care can feel like a burden when life …

10. Embracing The Art of Imperfection - with Bethany Thomas

July 31st, 2019


She went from an art major to working with college students—and then she left her job to go back to the pottery wheel. Today I’m interviewing …

9. How to Free Up Time and Space for What You Really Love

July 12th, 2019


Do you want to be more creative but feel like you’re lacking the time, space or energy? Me too—until I started implementing three unconventional strategies that help me keep my sanity and stay true to myself as a busy …

8. When God Calls You to Transition Away from What You Love - with Abby Morwood

July 1st, 2019


She went from a principal ballerina with the Cincinnati Ballet to a mom of two babies—in less than two years! In today’s episode, I’m interviewing Abby Morwood, and you’ll get to hear her unconventional journey to …

7. How to Align Your Career with Your Heart - with Robin Emmerich

June 17th, 2019


She went from a professional in the healthcare industry to a transformational life coach, abstract artist, and—get this—a yoga pants designer! On today’s episode, I’m introducing you to Robin Emmerich, and her story is …

6. Finding Time to Create When You're Crazy Busy - with Beth Kenniv

June 3rd, 2019


She went from a drama teacher to a published playwright—completely on accident! On today’s episode, I’m interviewing, Beth Kenniv founder and artistic director of Inspiring Arts, and I’m picking her brain on the steps …

5. A Yogi’s Secrets to Finding Your Life Calling - with Rachel Roberts

May 15th, 2019


She went from a corporate job in Colorado to a world-traveling yoga teacher turned state Senate candidate, and she maintained an amazing sense of …

4. How to Turn Your Creative Hobby into a Successful Business - with Charlene Simon

April 3rd, 2019


She went from a teen mom making soap at her kitchen table to the owner of several multi-million dollar boutique brands—and she did it all with bold …

3. How to Never Miss an Opportunity - with Ana Andricain

April 3rd, 2019


She went from performing as Belle on Broadway to an “accidental” world-class jewelry artist, and she didn’t skip a beat (or a bead). I’m so excited to introduce you to my dear friend and an incredible artist Ana …

2. Why Your Insecurities Could Be Your Greatest Asset - with Madison Must

April 3rd, 2019


She turned what she thought was her greatest weakness into her biggest strength, moved from Cincinnati to the Big Apple and brought her blossoming …

1. The Story I Never Share - The Why Behind She Made It

April 3rd, 2019


I was lying in bed one Saturday when I realized that my podcast was missing something: My story. As an actress and entrepreneur, I’ve been hesitant …

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