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To Emerge

78 EpisodesProduced by Emerge Mothers AcademyWebsite

Emerge Mothers Academy is proud to present the TO EMERGE podcast- monthly interviews centered on empowering mothers. Our desire is to have you walk away believing that you can do this, you have the ability to rise up and the capacity to emerge.

78 Episodes | 2018 - 2020

Finding strength and resilience through single parenting

July 14th, 2020


Lauren Rostron is more than just a Single Momma and she is more than her title as a Youth and Worship Pastor. Lauren has experienced first hand the freedom that comes from releasing yourself of labels and instead …

Cultivating Community and Belonging with Tim Anderson

May 26th, 2020


People in need of services may face hurdles to get the services they need.  To get all of the services one person needs, that person may need to walk through several doors in a single day. That is why we've partnered …

Impacting Trafficking Through Social Business with Deanna Kallin

April 14th, 2020


The Emerge MicroLoan Grant Program exists to provide an opportunity for business mentorship and start-up investments for single mothers who desire to be entrepreneurs and work their own hours. Recipients “repay” the …

Creating a business around philanthropy with Erica Morrow of Slow Road Photo

March 24th, 2020


Erica Morrow is the owner of Slow Road Photo, a family and student portrait company based in Minneapolis, MN. In her work, Erica is always on the …

Determined to create a better life with Junita Flowers

February 18th, 2020


Single momma, entrepreneur and TEDx speaker Junita Flowers is much more than just survivor of domestic abuse.  She’s a woman of resilience and is guided totally by love. She found strength baking the recipes of her …

Walking in Confidence as a Single Mother

January 14th, 2020


The To Emerge Podcast is excited to announce a new direction! We are shifting our focus to monthly interviews centered on empowering mothers. Our desire is to have you walk away believing that you can do this, you have …

Empowering women to connect and build community with Lani Basa of The BWC

December 31st, 2019


Lani Basa is the Owner of The Business Women’s Circle (The BWC), an organization that connects, builds communities, and creates experiences for women to grow. Celebrating 10 years, The BWC continues to focus on …

Uncovering anxiety and finding your voice with Pam Carlson

December 17th, 2019


"I feel hopeful that going through this will help someone else." Pam Carlson is a Chicago native, who now resides in Cincinnati OH with her husband …

Finding courage to reinvent yourself with Vanessia Norris

December 3rd, 2019


It takes grit to start over, especially as a business owner and single mother. In this episode of the To Emerge Podcast, we hear from owner and founder of Wellness With V, Vanessia Norris. When circumstances beyond her …

Creating a life of meaning after adversity

November 19th, 2019


This week we are sharing an episode from Building Psychological Strength, a podcast by Peak Mind Psychology. Co-founder and podcast host, April …

Deciding not to quit when things get hard

November 5th, 2019


Emily Harman has 38 years of service to her country as both a Naval Officer and civilian federal employee. Emily retired as a member of the Senior Executive Service in May 2019. Emily’s last assignment was Director of …

The power of narrative storytelling with Jeni Wren Stottrup

October 16th, 2019


"And I think in sharing storytelling, we have to remember that everything that informs our current being can be something that goes back really far, …

How you have made an impacted on Twin Cities single moms

October 8th, 2019


We are thrilled to share some insights on how Emerge Mothers Academy has impacted single mothers across the Twin Cities and it is all because of YOU! Your support allows us to come alongside moms when they are in a …

Emerge Mothers Academy on Twin Cities Collective Podcast with Jenna Redfield

September 24th, 2019


Becca Erickson is interviewed by Twin Cities Collective on the origin story of Emerge Mothers Academy. Emerge Mothers Academy is a nonprofit …

When a diagnosis of OCD leads you to a community of strength

September 10th, 2019


Leah Adair, a Minneapolis-based mother and teacher, shares her journey through her diagnosis of OCD. 

"So I think the first thing is to remember …

Honoring a life by telling their story with Mara Simondet

August 27th, 2019


Have you ever felt alone in your journey of grief? Even with a community of people around you, grieving can be a very isolating journey. On today's …

How surrendering to life's circumstances can propel you forward with Jasna Burza

August 13th, 2019


Meet Jasna Burza, a Twin Cities based Life & Business Coach. Jasna is passionate about creating powerful relationships and partnerships as she …

Equipping parents to lead with peace and connection

June 18th, 2019


We are excited to share that one of our partner resources, Connected Families, is launching a podcast! Listen to this episode replay with parenting coach Chad Hayenga and learn practical tips that you can apply to your …

Keeping an open heart with Precious Detina

June 11th, 2019


Meet Precious Detina, a teacher and podcaster. Precious shares her story of growing up with a difficult mother-daughter relationship and the path …

Turning trials into a strong message with Carisa Rasmussen

June 4th, 2019


Carisa shares her experience walking through a hard year full of trials that shaped her into the women she is today. From trials as a business owner …

Using what was life-threatening to heal others with Maryanne Sea

May 28th, 2019


Hear a story of rising up from a unique illness. Maryanne Sea shares her recovery from Environmental Illness fostered her passion for Organic food and Non-Toxic Living and she champions these every chance she gets, …

Choosing strength to move forward after loss with Terri Russell

May 21st, 2019


Terri Russell share her journey through the loss of a young son and the loss and betrayal of her first husband. Terri chooses to find strength in her faith to keep moving forward.

To Emerge is sponsored by Emerge …

Leveraging Resiliency as a Mother and Entrepreneur with Katie Kath

May 7th, 2019


Today on To Emerge we hear from Katie Kath, a Twin Cities-based mother and entrepreneur. Katie shares her personal story of walking through the loss of her husband while having a young child and owning a business. Hear …

Holistic wellness one change at a time with Mikaela Norman

April 30th, 2019


April is focused on one of our core values; health and wellness. Today we hear from Mikaela Norman. An advocate for others to learn about their mental, physical, and emotional health. Mikaela shares her journey into the …

Become your most authentic self with Nelson of Living with Nic

April 23rd, 2019


This month on the To Emerge podcast, we are focusing on our core value; health and wellness. Nicole is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and …

Total wellness over prescriptive health with Dr. Reba Peoples

April 16th, 2019


For the month of April we are focusing on all things health and wellness. On this episode, hear Dr. Reba Peoples share her story that lead her from practicing traditional medicine to functional medicine. Dr. Reba …

Helping women create a lifestyle and body they love with Lindsey Bomgren of Nourish Move Love

April 9th, 2019


For the month of April we are focusing on all things health and wellness. On this episode, hear Lindsey is the fitness-loving blogger + content creator behind Nourish Move Love. Her days are spent teaching group …

Entrepreneur and mental health advocate, Michaela Bucchianeri, PhD, LP shares her passion for championing wellness

April 2nd, 2019


For the month on April we are focusing on one of our core values, health and wellness. 

Michaela Bucchianeri, PhD, LP, is a clinical psychologist in …

Empowering women to become financially literate

March 26th, 2019


For the month of March, we are talking all things financial literacy, one of the core values of Emerge Mothers Academy. This episode is an overview to understanding the basics of money management. We hope to see all …

Empowering women to leverage their income and overcome financial adversity with financial advisor Kailee Soderlund

March 19th, 2019


For the month of March, we are talking all things financial literacy, one of the core values of Emerge Mothers Academy. On today's episode of To Emerge, hear Kailee Soderlund, financial advisor and nonprofit founder, …

The impact of social enterprise with Twin Cities based workforce development expert, Kelli Nelson

March 12th, 2019


For the month of March, we are talking all things financial literacy, one of the core values of Emerge Mothers Academy. On today's episode, hear Kelli Nelson, a workforce development expert, share her passion for social …

Firing fear and following your calling with Stefanie Peters

March 5th, 2019


For the month of March, we are talking all things financial literacy, one of the core values of Emerge Mothers Academy. In this episode, hear Stefanie Peters share her personal journey into entrepreneurism by firing her …

Intentional parenting with homeschool mom of 8 kids, Laura McLellan

February 26th, 2019


February is our month on constructive parenting, one of the core values of Emerge Mothers Academy. In this episode, hear mother of 8 children, Laura McLellan, share how she and her family live intentionally through …

Using Strategy to Balance Business and Parenting with Media Expert Christina Nicholson

February 19th, 2019


February is our month on constructive parenting, one of the core values of Emerge Mothers Academy. Hear Christina Nicholson share her journey to …

Equipping parents to lead with love and grace with Chad Hayenga of Connected Families

February 12th, 2019


February is our month on constructive parenting, one of the core values of Emerge Mothers Academy. Hear Chat Hayenga of Connected Families, give …

Empowering women through motherhood with Stephanie Sinclair of How 2 Mom

February 5th, 2019


February is our month on constructive parenting, one of the core values of Emerge Mothers Academy. In this episode, we hear from Stephanie Sinclair, founder of How 2 Mom, about her passion for empowering women as they …

Women's stories of resiliency and human agency

January 29th, 2019


This is our last episode in our personal development series. Hear clips from past episodes of women choosing to rise up in the midst of adversity to overcome.

To Emerge is sponsored by Emerge Mothers Academy, a …

Overcome and live to the fullest with April Seifert

January 22nd, 2019


We are continuing our month focused on personal development. Hear April Seifert, a Minneapolis business owner and podcaster who helps women achieve …

Leveraging Personal Inventories with Nancy Miedtke

January 15th, 2019


This month we continue in personal development on the To Emerge podcast. Today we hear from Nancy Miedtke. Nancy is a learning and development manager in the Twin Cities. She is an expert in training people to leverage …

Understanding the Enneagram

January 8th, 2019


Learn the basics of The Enneagram Types! This is the perfect way to kick off the New Year.  

Gain insightful knowledge about yourself and the people …

Jumpstart 2019 With Intention

January 1st, 2019


Hear our vision to serve you this year! We will be spending the first 4 months of 2019 highlighting stories that reflect our 4 core values as a nonprofit, which include; personal development, constructive parenting, …

The Joy In Giving with Becca Erickson

December 4th, 2018


Becca Erickson, host of the To Emerge podcast and co-founder of Emerge Mothers Academy, shares about the joy in giving. Hear her inspire you towards philanthropy and finding deep joy in giving to a cause you connect …

Preparing for Family Dynamics this Holiday Season

November 29th, 2018


Thursday Threes are a quick segment on three things! This week, hear Becca Erickson share about family dynamics and how to approach the holiday with …

Thriving after divorce with life coach Anna Shpilsher

November 27th, 2018


Anna Shpilsher is a life coach and founder of Road Map 2 You. She empowers women to thrive after walking through a divorce. Hear her personal story on this week's episode.

Emerge Mothers …

Purposeful business with Kayla Hollatz

November 20th, 2018


Kayla Hollatz is a Twin Cities-based entrepreneur and copywriter. Hear her share her story of learning to shift mindsets to grow a sustainable …

Facing breast cancer as a mother with Sarah Anderson

November 13th, 2018


Sarah Anderson is a Twin Cities mother and banker, who was diagnosed with breast cancer as she was parenting her young children. Hear her story of walking through this journey and learn how to support loved ones with …

Empowering women business owners with Kateri Ruiz of Maia Community

November 6th, 2018


Kateri Ruiz is the founder of Maia Community, an online platform to search for women-owned businesses. Kateri is an advocate for women-owned businesses and is passionate about working hard to see equality in this space. …

Finding pockets of joy in hard circumstances with author, Roxane Battle

October 30th, 2018


Roxane Battle is a former news reporter and anchor. She is now an author and speaker passionately sharing her personal story of finding joy through …

Thursday Three: 3 unmatched moments in motherhood with Becca Erickson

October 25th, 2018


Thursday Three is a quick To Emerge segment of a list of 3 things. Becca Erickson is the co-founder of Emerge Mothers Academy, a Twin Cities nonprofit equipping single moms to emerge as confident women and caring moms.

Cooperative co-parenting with Alysha Price of The Price Dynamic

October 23rd, 2018


Alysha Price is a family mediator, co-parenting coach, and consultant at The Price Dynamic. Hear her share her personal story which moved her to …

Advocating for women's rights in the workplace with Cody Blades

October 16th, 2018


Cody Blades in a Twin Cities-based attorney practicing civil rights law. She feels passionate about advocating for people in the workplace who have families and works to communicate their rights.


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Fighting human trafficking one story at a time with Stories Foundation founder

October 9th, 2018


Stephanie Page is co-founder of Stories Foundation. Stories Foundation works to bring an end to human trafficking in Minnesota. You can support the cause by visiting their food truck, Freedom Truck. Stay tuned for …

Empowerment in high risk pregnancy with Parijat Deshpande

October 2nd, 2018


Parijat Deshpande is a high-risk pregnancy advocate. She is an author, speaker, and podcaster. Hear Parijat share her story of experiencing a high-risk pregnancy and how it inspired her to become an advocate for others. …

Empowering women to overcome financial adversity with Kailee Soderlund

September 25th, 2018


Hear Kailee Soderlund share her personal story that leads her to become an advocate for women who are or have experienced a form of domestic abuse. Kailee is a financial adviser who believed you can learn to leverage …

Entrepreneurship and motherhood with Kylee Leonetti

September 18th, 2018


Kylee Leonetti is a Twin Cities-based entrepreneur. She is the founder of Girl Creative MSP, Leonetti Confetti, and Kylee and Christian Creative. Hear her journey through single motherhood and building creative …

Living with breast cancer and empowering others along the way

September 11th, 2018


Emily Garnett is a New York-based mother, attorney, blogger, and podcaster. Emily was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. She is using her journey to come alongside others with cancer. Hear her story of rising up in …

Thursday Three 3 Helpful back to school tips

August 30th, 2018


Becca Erickson shares 3 helpful tips to make back to school a smooth transition for your family. Whether your kids are in public, private, or …

How to come alongside the single moms in your life

August 28th, 2018


Becca Erickson is a co-founder of Emerge Mothers Academy, a Twin Cities nonprofit supporting single moms. In this episode, hear Becca share practical ways to support single moms in your life. Emerge Mothers Academy is …

Thursday Three 3 Interpersonal Parallels of Chemistry and Physics

August 23rd, 2018


Hear our host, Becca Erickson, share 3 interpersonal parallels chemistry and physics offer to people of resilience. Becca is a co-founder of Emerge Mothers Academy, a non-profit empowering single moms in the Twin …

Rising Up After Pregnancy Loss with Beth Zustiak

August 21st, 2018


Beth Zustiak, of Twin Cities Moms Blog, shares walking through multiple losses in pregnancy. Hear her talk about her desire to be open to let other …

Thursday Three - 3 Lessons When Meeting New Friends

August 16th, 2018


Becca Erickson shares 3 lessons in meeting new friends. Becca is the host of the To Emerge podcast and co-founder of our sponsor, Emerge Mothers Academy. EMA is a Twin Cities nonprofit that equips single-moms. For more …

Fostering wonder and resiliency with Emily Anderson

August 14th, 2018


Emily Anderson is a licensed independent social worker with Emerge Mothers Academy. She shares her passion for social work, seeing others come to believe they will overcome hardship, and gaining resiliency. For more …

Thursday Three 3 Inspiring Podcasts

August 9th, 2018


Hear our host, Becca Erickson, share 3 podcasts that currently inspire her. Becca is a co-founder of Emerge Mothers Academy, a non-profit empowering single moms.


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Walking with families through substance abuse with Pam Lanhart

August 7th, 2018


Pam Lanhart works with Thrive Family Support walking alongside families who have a loved one struggling with substance abuse. Pam shares her story of parenting a son with an addiction and how it steered her life to come …

Empowering women in mental health with Nicki Mikolai

July 31st, 2018


Nicki Mikolai is a mental health advocate and single mom. Her shop, Elite Sparrow creates custom tees and donates a percentage to mental health …

Thursday Three - 3 baby names that got vetoed

July 26th, 2018


Becca Erickson, Co-Found of Emerge Mothers Academy and the host of To Emerge, shares 3 baby names that got vetoed.


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Empowering single mothers with Twin Cities nonprofit, Emerge Mothers Academy

July 24th, 2018


Becca Erickson is interviewed by Twin Cities Collective on the origin story of Emerge Mothers Academy. Emerge Mothers Academy is a nonprofit …

Walking through postpartum depression with Danielle Cotter

July 17th, 2018


Danielle Cotter works as a licensed marriage and family therapist at Family Services and Co-director of Outreach for Pregnancy & Postpartum Support Minnesota. Hear her story of overcoming postpartum and being an …

Thursday Three - 3 books that got me through a hard time

July 12th, 2018


Becca Erickson shares 3 books that have impacted here during a hard time. Books by authors Jenny Sandford, Brene Brown, and Pattie Mallette.


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When motherhood turns to advocacy with Gina Richards

July 10th, 2018


Gina Richards shares her story of her son's diagnosis of DiGeorge Syndrome and how it caused her to turn to advocacy for other mothers walking through the same diagnosis.

To Emerge is sponsored by Emerge Mothers Academy,

Thursday Three 3 Songs that got me through rock bottom

July 5th, 2018


Thursday Three is a short segment of anything from three quick tips to feel inspired, to favorite books, meals, or songs. A quick list to make you …

Mother to multiples with Anna Kohler

July 3rd, 2018


Hear a Twin Cities mother, Anna Kohler, share her story of finding out she was having twins and her rock bottom moment of learning her oldest …

Gaining endurance through trials as a mother with Adrienne Frank

June 26th, 2018


Hear Adrienne Frank shares her story of fighting cancer as a mother and gaining endurance for the sake of her son. Adrienne is a mom who is intentional and aware of living out her love, by her actions and words.

To …

The phone call no parent should ever hear with Alison Surrat

June 19th, 2018


This episode contains sensitive material in regard to loss of a child. Alison Surratt, of ProjectLeoWilliam&, shares her story of losing her son. Alison's grief lead her to start a project to support other families …

Facing the Fear of Failure with Amanda LaGrange

June 12th, 2018


Amanda LaGrange, CEO of Tech Dump and Tech Discounts, shares about her passion for creating jobs, being nominated for a Bush Fellowship, and opens up about facing the fear of failure.

The To Emerge podcast is sponsored …

Persistence Through Resistance with Dr. DelRae Messer

June 6th, 2018


Dr. DelRae Messer is a wellness entrepreneur and single mother in the Twin Cities. She shares her inspiring story of determination, defining her own worth and blessing others. Hear how she choose to use her …

Trailer Episode - Women Emerging Through Adversity

May 30th, 2018


To Emerge features stories of women, mothers, and enterprises as they share their stories of rising up in the midst of adversity. Hear vulnerable …

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