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Women Who Went for It! Podcast

65 EpisodesProduced by Sara McArdleWebsite

Women Who Went for It! is a bi-weekly podcast, hosted by Certified Whole Person Coach and Career Change Agent, Sara McArdle. The show features inspiring chats with successful industry changers who share how they found the clarity, courage and momentum to step into a deeper vocation and a life of mea… read more


Episode 005: From Social Work to Festival Creation with Angie Louthan

  In this episode, Sara talks with Angie Louthan about following her intuition from social work to creating and producing a festival, and other jobs along the way. Angie shares how she first learned to go with her gut, and how a health crisis compelled her to create a kinder world, from the inside out. Angie is the founder and creator of The Kind Fest—an event in Snohomish, Washington that brings together leaders, businesses, organizations and artists in one place to help empower people and the community to create a kinder world.   Sara and Angie discuss:

  • How they know each other
  • Their mutual love for connecting people with each other and with other resources
  • How Angie's upbringing had an impact on her career path
  • Studying social work
  • Giving herself permission to experiment with different kinds of work
  • Ensuring she didn't get "stuck"
  • Loving every job, while she was doing it
  • Recognizing when the time had come to move on
  • Never feeling like she was working on her "calling"
  • Coming up with the idea of a recycled arts festival
  • Taking a job as a preschool teacher
  • Coming back to the idea of a festival, with an evolved vision
  • Learning to trust her intuition
  • Trusting in the bigger purpose behind everything she did
  • Heeding the call of something she "couldn't not do"
  • Making inspiring kindness-related connections
  • Connecting with her true calling: Kind Coaching
  • Her big wakeup call: adrenal fatigue, depression and anxiety
  • Seeking the help of a therapist
  • Recognizing her own, unkind inner voice
  • Realizing that she'd been putting everyone else first
  • Learning how to say "no" and accept support
  • Angie's self-care practices
  • One of her underlying motivations for putting others first
  • The experience that taught her to recognize her own intuition
  • Taking baby steps toward her vision
  • Saying her dream aloud
  • Spending time with people who dreamed big and supported her
  • Seeking outside support and inspiration via Kyle Cease and Andrea Leda events
  • Realizing that she didn't need to know it all to move forward
  • Trusting that the universe had her back
  • Resisting the temptation to quit
  • Seeing the success of the festival
  • How her loved ones responded when she said she was going to leave her job to start a festival
  • Hiring a coach (Marli Williams) to help her with The Kind Fest
  • Finding classes and workshops that supported her business, her intuition and her mindset
  • The hardest part about stepping into the work of The Kind Fest
  • Practicing self-trust
  • The Kind Fest 2018: Saturday, Aug. 18 at :0xd181741fbe90be52!2m2!1d-122.1396017!2d47.8633643!3e0" rel="nofollow"> Willis Tucker Park in Snohomish, Washington
  • A new Kind Fest in Lake Stevens this year (details TBD)
  • Her dream of taking The Kind Fest from city to city
  • Representing The Kind Fest at the Kindness Evolution in San Francisco
  • What being a preschool teacher taught her about running a successful festival
  • Her passion for amplifying others' amazing work in the world
  • The ripple effect
  • Her one piece of advice for that woman who's on the cusp of going for her big dream
Connect with Angie: Angie's full bio: Angie Louthan is a wife, mother of two girls and work-from-home entrepreneur. She is the founder and creator of The Kind Fest—an event in Snohomish, Washington that brings together leaders, businesses, organizations and artists in one place to help empower people and the community to create a kinder world. Using Nonviolent Communication as a foundation for all her work, Angie also offers Kind Coaching to support others in her biggest passion—creating a kinder world within themselves.

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