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Thanks for tuning into the SHE SPEAKS Podcast by GCW Publishing House! We made a slight shift for season 3 as our core focus is centred around publishing, writing & story sharing! If you have a story inside you, this podcast will help you gain the courage to let it out! If you're thinking about writ… read more

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072 - How Letting Go of A Grudge Healed Me with Amanda DaCosta

August 25th, 2021

20:56

Meet Amanda DaCosta! Amanda is a Coach who comes from a place of non judgement. Amanda has a background in psychology and 15 years of experience in …

071. Every Body Holds A Story with Sue Ruhe

August 18th, 2021

14:38

Meet Sue Ruhe! Sue is an Intuitive Myofascial Release Therapist, who taps into the physical and emotional traumas that lie deep within our cells. She …

070. Pub Chat with Sarah Swain and Shannon Miller - The Power Of Sharing Your Story

August 11th, 2021

51:32

It’s time for another pub chat with our founder Sarah Swain and Director of Publishing Shannon Miller!  Join Sarah & Shannon today as they have an open conversation with three of our current authors here at GCW …

069 - Stepping into Greatness and Making My Life My Message with Raya Karin

August 4th, 2021

13:08

Meet Raya Karin! Raya is a woman of many roles. She juggles them with confidence and grace, something she has done from a very young age.  Raised in …

068. Pub Chat with Sarah Swain and Shannon Miller - The Power Of Sharing Your Story

July 28th, 2021

41:11

It’s time for another pub chat with our founder Sarah Swain and Director of Publishing Shannon Miller!  Join Sarah & Shannon today as they have an open conversation with three of our current authors here at GCW …

067. Birth, Burnout, & How I Found My Bliss with Nadine Robinson

July 21st, 2021

20:58

Meet Nadine Robinson! Nadine was a midwife for almost 20 years. Catching babies and serving birthing families was her passion. When Nadine burnt out, it was a long, slow burn that left her debilitated emotionally, …

066. Power, Passion, & Purpose: The Story of How I Reclaimed Them All with Laura Lorentz

July 14th, 2021

18:00

Meet Laura Lorentz! Laura is a high performance coach helping female business leaders unlock their limitless potential. She believes that everything …

065. Pub Chat with Sarah Swain and Shannon Miller - The Power Of Sharing Your Story

July 7th, 2021

46:38

It’s time for another pub chat with our founder Sarah Swain and Director of Publishing Shannon Miller!  Join Sarah & Shannon today as they have an open conversation with three of our current authors here at GCW …

064. The Positive Side of Hardships: A Story of Genetic Testing & Infertility with Erin Paterson

June 30th, 2021

9:50

Meet Erin Paterson! Toronto author Erin, tested gene positive for Huntington's Disease in 2006. Despite the diagnosis she was determined to have a …

063. I Am Capable and Worthy of an Extraordinary Life with Sara Glendenning

June 23rd, 2021

14:25

Meet Sara! Sara is an author in She is Strong and Free III and registered nurse. Diagnosed with a learning disability at a young age, Sara began hiding from the world, afraid of not being capable or worthy of achieving …

062. Embodying the Fearless Femme Writer Within You with Kate Juniper

June 16th, 2021

20:13

Kate Juniper (she/her) is the founder and CEO of Juniper Editing & Creative: A boutique editing and writing-coaching house dedicated to nurturing, supporting, and empowering women writers to believe in their …

061. How 3 Months of Sobriety Changed My Life with Kim Bellas

June 9th, 2021

11:13

Kim Bellas' story is a selfless heart felt story of motherhood & sobriety. Kim has become a lifeline and safe place for others to share their stories. Kim's ability to help others rebuild their self-esteem with the …

060. How I Started Living a Purpose Driven Life with Suzanne F. Stevens

June 2nd, 2021

15:52

Suzanne F. Stevens, CSP, is a multi-award-winning social entrepreneur, international speaker, event producer, community builder, podcast host and …

059. How I Broke Through A Life of Burnout & Chaos with Julie Brooks

May 26th, 2021

19:10

Julie is an Integrative Wellness Coach from a small town in southern Ontario. Working as a registered nurse for over twenty years, she has been …

058. Turning Life Experiences Into Valuable Mentorship with Tania Belcastro

May 19th, 2021

10:54

Tania Belcastro was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. Together with her amazing husband Domenic they have raised three beautiful children; …

057. Pub Chats with Sarah Swain & Shannon Miller

May 12th, 2021

39:06

Welcome back to season 3 of She Speaks! Today we have a really special episode for you all. Sitting down for a chat today is our Founder, Sarah Swain, and our Director of Publishing, Shannon Miller.  They will be …

056. Sarah Swain - That Time I Was Afraid to Speak On My Own Podcast

March 8th, 2021

24:15

Our Founder Sarah Swain shares an unpopular opinion on the role we play as women in achieving equality. Sarah also makes a massive announcement about …

055 - Miranda Horvath - Taking The Necessary Risks For A Better Outcome

March 3rd, 2021

19:58

Miranda Horvath is a holistic practice consultant, who is incredibly passionate about entrepreneurialism and small business; as a self-employed woman …

054 - Anita Volikis - Navigating Life Transitions from an Abundance Mindset

March 1st, 2021

16:13

Anita Volikis is a master life coach, lawyer, and author. Before obtaining her coaching certification, Anita practised family law in Toronto for …

053 - Stephanie Plante - Diversifying Our Communities Infrastructures

February 24th, 2021

14:33

Stéphanie Plante is former executive director with the International Commission of Jurists-Canada and an election consultant who has provided …

052 - Lisa Graham - Harnessing Your Divine Feminine Energy & Balancing Your Spirit

February 22nd, 2021

14:23

Lisa Graham has spent the last 10 years diving into her gifts as an energy worker, Reiki master and intuitive healer in many forms. She is a certified Spiritual Coach and Tarot reader. In the last year she launched Moon …

051 - Danielle Amos - Mastering A Money Mindset

February 17th, 2021

23:09

Danielle Amos is Prosperity and Success Mindset Coach, and a Certified Consultant with the Proctor Gallagher Institute. She is currently a member of …

050 - Karen Hagen - Reinventing Yourself At Any Age

February 15th, 2021

13:17

Karen Hagen started her resiliency journey at the early age of 22 when both her parents died within a year of each other. Overcoming an abusive relationship, infertility and even more grief Karen is the picture of …

049 - Jaci Lyndon - Three Lessons the Mountains Teach You About Life

February 10th, 2021

17:31

Jaci Lyndon is a learning adventurist and host of a new podcast series "Mountain Musings". She loves learning and mountains, and when these two things come together, anything is possible! Jaci has a Masters in Workplace …

048 - Melissa Houston - Why you Need to Get Your Finances Under Control

February 8th, 2021

15:08

Melissa Houston is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a Business Finance Coach with over 20 years of experience. Melissa is also the host of the Think Like a CFO podcast.

Melissa is passionate about helping women …

047 - Raquel Pinder - How To Live In The Now, and Let Go Of The Past

February 3rd, 2021

12:03

While I can, I'm not going to use some 'clever' word-play to paint a picture-perfect version of myself to you. What I will say is I'm someone who has a great deal of practice in rebounding from the act and art of doing …

046 - Yamila Franco - How to Build A More Just and Inclusive Economy

February 1st, 2021

23:57

As a proud Afro-Indigenous womxn, Yamila is the co-founder of 2 social enterprises, community leader and advocate. Through her work, she brings an intersectional lens and leadership practices to foster sustainable, …

045 - Tracey Harper - Healing Your Relationship with Food

January 27th, 2021

21:31

Tracey Harper is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Fitness Coach with a passion for food, movement and all things wellness! Tracey became …

044 - Maya Corbic - Raising Money Smart Kids

January 25th, 2021

21:50

Maya Corbic is a CPA, CA. In 2012 she founded DINARII Financial Education Academy whose vision is to educate every child to become a financially …

043 - Shara Santan - From Generational Trauma to Generational Healing

January 20th, 2021

15:39

Shara Santan is a proud Tamil-Canadian woman and Columbia University graduate student in the Strategic Communication program. As a Senior Brand …

042 - Jane Kristoffy - Raising Successful 21st Century Kids: Ready To Thrive

January 18th, 2021

22:16

Jane Kristoffy, MEd, is an educational strategist who helps students find their academic direction. She motivates adolescents to unleash their …

041 - Melanie Matthews - A Therapists' Journey Through Therapy

January 13th, 2021

15:37

Melanie Matthews is a social worker and psychotherapist living and working in Toronto, ON. She has worked in social services and mental health for …

040 - Komal Minhas - Resilience Requires Rest

January 11th, 2021

12:24

Komal Minhas is an internationally respected Canadian resilience educator, host, interviewer, investor and champion of women and women’s rights. …

039 - Megan Harmony - To Love Yourself Once More

December 9th, 2020

13:07

Megan Harmony is a badass woman of God and has created the Soul Full Podcast and Awaken Your Inner Light Facebook Group. She’s on a mission to ignite …

038 - Annette Pateman - A Spoken Word Poetry Reading

December 8th, 2020

20:33

Annette Pateman was born and raised in the UK to Jamaican parents. She moved to Canada in fall 2012 , where she now lives. Annette grew up listening …

037 - Angela Moscarelli - Meal Prep Made Easy

December 7th, 2020

16:15

Angela Moscarelli is the mother to four beautiful children, a wife to her high-school sweetheart, Chartered Professional Accountant by trade and …

036 - Kelly Sinclair - How To Build An Authentic Brand

December 2nd, 2020

18:58

Kelly Sinclair is a marketing and brand strategist who works with entrepreneurs to help them grow their businesses. An award-winning communications professional, President of the Cochrane & District Chamber of …

035 - Cindy Charles - The Balancing Act of Motherhood and Entrepreneurship

December 1st, 2020

14:55

Cindy Charles has been an entrepreneur for almost a decade. From hosting and producing her talk show Couch Talk to now being an award winning Real Estate Broker, she walks to the beat of her own drum. Whether she’s …

034 - Crystal Hardy Zongwe Binesikwe - Maintaining Balance using the Medicine Wheel Teachings

November 30th, 2020

14:14

Crystal "Zee" Hardy is an Anishnawbe hand drummer from Biinjitiwabik Zaaging Anishnabek in Northern Ontario, Canada. Her Spirit name is Zongwe Binesikwe, which means Sounding Thunderbird Woman. She is the host of Under …

033 - Rebekah Mersereau - For Arts Sake, Just Create!

November 25th, 2020

16:40

Rebekah Jane is the founder of Rebekah Jane Art, a mother, wife and a lover of art. Rebekah believes so deeply that art is the catylist for creating positive change that she created a certification program, Connections …

032 - Malika Mehrotra - Taking Steps to Abolish Gender Inequality

November 24th, 2020

9:19

Malika Mehrotra is an Internal Communication Specialist and Media Strategist at Total Credit Recovery. As a creative and results-oriented individual …

031 - Lissa Appiah - 7 Secrets to Accelerating Your Job Search

November 23rd, 2020

16:41

Lissa is a Certified Career Strategist and the Founder of WeApply Canada. Since 2012, Lissa has helped hundreds of people land interviews and secure …

030 - Andrea True Joy Fox - Indigenous Students and Education: Let's Talk about Connections, Truths and Ways of Knowing

November 18th, 2020

21:59

Andrea True Joy Fox, is a Niistitapiyaakii (Blackfoot woman), a certified teacher with Alberta Education, an Indigenous researcher, a visual artist, a performing artist and the host of Talks With A Fox podcast. She is …

029 - Amanda Hanson - Body Freedom

November 17th, 2020

20:48

Amanda Hanson is a mom of two that always has a “healthy” stock of gin and bacon in her kitchen. She also has a slight addiction to red lipstick. As a personal stylist, she has worked with hundreds of women cut through …

028 - Alice Soon - Secrets to a Feminine Money Mindset

November 16th, 2020

20:48

Alice is a former corporate Marketing Director (16 years), turned real estate investor and spiritual teacher. She part of the F.I.R.E. (Financial Independence, Retire Early) community, having achieved financial …

027 - Jackie VanderLinden - 5 Simple Tips for Less Stress and More Ease

November 11th, 2020

16:49

Jackie VanderLinden is a Holistic Coach, Yoga Teacher and Speaker who has nearly 20 years in the health and wellness industry. During those years, …

026 - Kelsey Biddiscombe - The Key to Living a Balanced Life

November 10th, 2020

13:10

Kelsey is a fitness and nutrition coach. She has been passionate about health for most her life and is an advocate for mental health and wellness. …

025 - Simone Samuels - Ask For What You Want

November 9th, 2020

15:28

Writing a bio has always proved challenging for Simone Samuels because it’s hard to put her in a box.  Besides being a graduate of York University, Glendon Campus (B.A. (Hons.)) and McGill University (LL.B., B.C.L) and …

024 - Rebecca Hamilton - Kindness Will Save The World

November 4th, 2020

14:28

Rebecca Hamilton is a real woman. She experiences life through nature, community, and love. Writing about the struggles faced by Canadian womxn in today's modern virtual world she questions the world around her. …

023 - Shannon Moyer-Szemenyei - Finding Hope In The Fear

November 3rd, 2020

17:25

Leader. Wife. Mother. Friend. Poet. Mentor. Human. Shannon Moyer-Szemenyei is a believer in fundamental rights, standing up for oneself and being a kind and compassionate human being, leaving a positive impact wherever …

022 - Penny Marenge - Pregnancy Loss During a Global Pandemic

November 2nd, 2020

18:37

The idea that bearing and bringing a child to term is an easy feat is a myth that needs to be dispelled. While it is a beautiful process - all …

021 - Lindsay Anderson - Healing Our Culturally Created Wounds

October 28th, 2020

21:47

Lindsay Mae Anderson is the sole owner of The Reiki Witch in Ontario, Canada, where she helps womxn awaken the magic within. She is a Holy Fire III …

020 - Michelle Kwok - Breaking Barriers & Building an Empire

October 27th, 2020

22:10

Michelle is a born and raised Vancouverite - medical science student turned social entrepreneur. She co-founded FLIK, a female-focused apprenticeship portal connecting female founders/leaders to ambitious female …

019 - Falon Malec - Write Your Own Rules

October 26th, 2020

8:50

Intuitive by nature, Falon has always had a tendency to follow her heart and act before thinking. This has lead her through some of the darkest and …

018 - Crystal McGrath - Showing up Authentically

October 21st, 2020

21:03

Crystal McGrath is a certified Yoga/Fitness Instructor specializing in Yoga, HIIT, Spin, Surfset, Barre, and Meditation. She has a passion for health and wellness coaching, with certification in Nutritional Health …

017 - Althea Branton - Brokenhearted

October 20th, 2020

14:47

Althea Branton is the host & producer of the podcast "Brokenhearted". Brokenhearted explores romantic and non-romantic heartbreak by engaging in unscripted conversations about grief, pain, loss & spirituality. …

016 - Aime Hutton - Being Lesbian is New to Me

October 19th, 2020

19:01

Aime Hutton is a true miracle survivor. Being born 3 months early was just the start of the challenges Aime has overcome in her lifetime. Hailing from Calgary, Alberta Canada, as a Youth Diversity Advisor, Aime helps …

015 - Emily Gough - What No One is Telling You About Using Podcasting to Grow Your Business

October 14th, 2020

16:59

Emily Gough is a podcast coach, business strategist, mental health advocate and speaker.  She’s also the host of the top-rated podcast Room to Grow™, …

014 - L.J.Samuel - Women’s Safety: Inside and Outside the Home

October 13th, 2020

8:47

Dr. L.J. Samuel is a criminologist with expertise in police-community relations, police misconduct, risk management, community engagement, and …

013 - Linda Ge - A Grounding Meditation

October 8th, 2020

24:17

Linda "The Fitty" Ge is a certified health and lifestyle coach for high achievers; and passionate empath, she is the CEO of www.thefitty.com. She empowers women to step into their highest, most vibrational selves by …

012 - Kimberly Simon - Today I Cried-Why it's Important to Step Back, Reflect, & Realign

October 7th, 2020

24:53

Kimberly Simon is a national award-winning serial entrepreneur making waves in Canada using technology for quality partnerships and connection …

011 - Dani Driusso - Leveraging Your Strengths

October 6th, 2020

24:11

From recovering people-pleaser to powerhouse voice and leadership coach, Dani DRIUSSO is the rockstar behind the Unleash Your Voice podcast and the book “Get Off Your A$$ & Into Your Life”. Her mission is to create …

010 - Temi Omotola - How Systemic Racism Affects Immigrant Children in our Schools

October 5th, 2020

22:55

Temi Omotola is a Canadian Immigrant that moved to Canada under the BC Provincial Nominee Program - Skilled Immigration.

She is a mum of three kids - …

008 - Tawny Stowe - We Are All Healing Activists

September 29th, 2020

21:06

Tawny is a born adventurer who has a childlike curiosity about everything, and brings that into all she does. Tawny is a registered Métis and feels this connection in her work, and she is especially at peace when at the …

007 - Mehreen Akhter - Normalizing Postpartum

September 28th, 2020

15:35

Mehreen is a mom of two living in Montreal. After having her second child and experiencing the challenges of having 2 under 2 she writes about motherhood and postpartum health and well being. She is a strong advocate …

006 - Nicola Brogan - Birth Control 101

September 23rd, 2020

16:10

Nicola Brogan MSc (She/Her) (Nic-uh-la) is a fierce advocate for women's reproductive health and rights. Jumping into the scene just under 5 years …

005 - Shreya Patel - Human Trafficking: It's happening in Canada

September 22nd, 2020

11:04

Model turned changemaker, filmmaker, writer, actress, mental health advocate, and human rights activist, Shreya Patel is an honoree of the Women’s Achiever Award 2020 for Youth Leadership.

In this episode, Shreya shares:

004 - Nikki Hedstrom - A Thought Is A Thought

September 21st, 2020

13:20

Nikki has always believed in the power of creativity to create positive change. That's why she created the book "A Thought is a Thought." As a thought-leader in the experiential space, specializing in human-centric …

001 - Yenisi Onabolu - My 5 Realizations in 2020

September 15th, 2020

19:07

Yenisi Onabolu is Nigerian-born millennial, living and working in Toronto. Yenisi has built her career working in Financial Services, now with a …

003 - Shauna Rae & Leah Hunt - Crazy Sh*t People Have Said To Us

September 15th, 2020

18:59

Shauna Rae and Leah Hunt, both professionals with full lives, started a podcast during the COVID-19 pandemic and only recently met in person. When …

002 - Raquel S. Pinder - If Broken Crayons Still Colour, Why Does No One Choose Em?

September 15th, 2020

12:47

Once upon a time............

There lived a girl. A girl who had gone to church all her life-so 'church' was all she knew. She did all the things …

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