013: Noëlly Sam Discusses Her Growth In The Fashion Industry, Starting Her Own Consulting Firm, Twitter Wins And How Motherhood Changed Her Business
Season 2, Ep. 13
This week I had the pleasure of interviewing the AMAZING Noëlly Sam, a mompreneur living in Montreal, Canada. I met her over 10 years ago during Montreal Fashion Week and have seen her become one of the first influencers in Montreal even before the term became popular. She is now the founder/CEO of the women-focused consulting firm Unfolden Media and has a beautiful daughter. In this episode we discuss:-Life as a blogger in the early blogging days-How she was able to build a brand and become an "influencer" before the term became popular-How she found strategic ways to monetize her services in the fashion industry-The importance of relationships and lunches-Twitter and how she used it to grow her brand, notably through the hashtag #FashionUnfold-Why she shifted her business for it to be geared towards women-Challenges she's had to face throughout her career and also, as a new mom.Before Noëlly Sam became an entrepreneur, she had her share of obstacles to overcome. From surviving the civil war in Congo (Brazaville), immigrating to Canada, learning a new culture and language and embracing cold winters, which led to being unsure about what studies to pursue in University, to messing up her credit score, to going from jobs to jobs to find her path, Noëlly’s story is the perfect example of how anybody can overcome the obstacles in their life and find a way to achieve their goals through determination, faith and discipline. She is a Lifestyle entrepreneur, personal brand consultant and podcast host. A former high-performance corporate manager and top Canadian Fashion Blogger, she is the Founder of Unfolden Media, a women-focused platform on a mission to empower ambitious women and help them make an impact. She recently launched the Boss Women Unfold Podcast. She is the recipient of the Best Use of Twitter Award from the Montreal Fashion Bureau and the Notable Award for Best in Social Media (Quebec). Noëlly is a full-time working mom to a beautiful daughter, driven to make an impact on the rise of women to the top levels of companies.You can find Noëlly here!InstagramWebsiteComplimentary Mastermind SessionLinkedin********************************Thanks so much for listening!Please send us feedback & ideas to firstname.lastname@example.orgFollow us on Instagram: Podcast | Sarah Desamours (host)
012: 3 Ways To NOT Self-Sabotage
Season 2, Ep. 12
What do you do when you are having a difficult day or week? Do you unconsciously self-sabotage like me? I am the first to admit I do it more than I should. 🙃 😭Whether we realize it or not, we often end up doing things that sabotage our lives, relationships, career and more. In this super quick solo episode, I talk about 3 ways to not self-sabotage. I have had a difficult week and these things have helped a lot and continue to help even when things are going better. This is a random, solo, quick and unplanned episode that can bring you a lot of value. 12 is my lucky number (I was born on 12/12 and my favorite Bible verse is Romans 12) this is the 12th episode and although I'm not that superstitious, it's still meaningful to me and it was important to do a solo episode.A few things I talk about:-The importance of positive talk and gratitude-Self care v.s. self indulgence and not feeling GUILTY-The acceptance of constructive criticismThe Lewis Howes episode reference is called "Change Your Mind To Attract Love, Abundance and Wealth with Marisa Pier" and you can listen to it here. It's SO GOOD!Please don't forget to subscribe and rate us on iTunes!Follow me on IG @sarahdesamours and the podcast @momsonthegrind
011: Attorney Natalie Zagury Scott On Marriage, Being Your Best Self, Difficulties To Conceive And Starting Her Own Law Firm
Season 2, Ep. 11
Sometimes in life, we may have everything planned a certain way and we are often faced with the fact that things won't always go how we planned/envisioned them! I am so happy to finally have my good friend Natalie Zagury Scott to discuss her life as a mom, attorney and wife. She was one of my first friends in Miami and I have watched her get married, have children and start her own firm! But most importantly, I have watched her constantly grow as she faced unexpected challenges. In this episode we discuss:-Her law journey from choosing which area of practice she chose to starting her own law firm. We discuss major decisions and some of the obstacles she had/has to overcome.-Love and relationships: The importance of finding the right partner, how to be what you are looking for, religious differences, moving in with your significant other and more!-Difficulties in getting pregnant: Unexpected tests and trials when trying to conceive, how it affected her life/couple, overcoming fear, letting go and letting God.-Routines and the importance of discipline. Routine adjustments when having a kid at home etc.Follow Natalie on Instagram! (P.S. She's also amazing at hosting parties, creating gift baskets and grazing boards...she should seriously consider having her own blog or YouTube!Check out her real estate law firm in Miami, FL Zagury Scott PA.
010: Live with Top Realtor Taya DiCarlo! Discussing Quarantine, Mindset, Emotions, Lost income and How To Give Yourself Some Grace
Season 2, Ep. 10
“How you react in a situation like this says a lot about you”-Taya Di CarloThis week I share the audio from a live I did on Instagram with my good friend, coworker, panel speaker buddy and ultimate boss mom Taya DiCarlo. Taya is a top producing residential realtor in Manhattan Beach, California and is also a wife and mother of two young boys. I have always admired her work ethic, growth and her contagious, insanely positive energy. During this IG live, we answered questions about how we are dealing with working while the kids are at home during the COVID19 quarantine and so much more. Grab a pen and paper because she drops gem after gem after gem after gem....along with a few curse words and lots of laughs!Things we discuss on this episode:-Time management-Lost income-Adjusting your mindset-Importance of nutrition-What to do with your negative emotions? It’s normal to have them?-Quarantine insomnia-How people SHOULD sell during these times-The importance of your business being online-Workout ideasAND SO MUCH MORE!*Remember this was live on Instagram so sometimes, the sound is not the best at the beginning. Follow Taya on Instagram and check out her real estate website here!
009: I'M BACK! 4 Things I'm Doing To Keep My Sanity Right Now & What I've Been Up To
Season 2, Ep. 9
Guys I am back full force! I told myself that if I didn't launch Season 2 of the podcast while being at home almost 24/7, then something must be wrong with me. In this episode, I give you a brief overview of what I've been up to since the last episode in 2019 including my move and business growth. More on that will be in an upcoming episode! I also talk about the 4 things I'm doing to keep my sanity during this COVID-19 madness/situation/reality, notably:1) Not watching the news2) Having actual hobbies 3) Staying in touch with people4) Giving backEnjoy it! Don't forget to email me your questions or ideas at email@example.com and follow me and the podcast on social media!
008: LET'S TALK SINGLE PARENTHOOD! The Pros, The Cons, Suggestions & Solutions
Season 1, Ep. 8
Guys I am BACK and this week, I give you an update on my life as a whole and... I am discussing a topic I have been so nervous and excited to talk about: SINGLE PARENTHOOD!Being a single mother used to be something that made me sad, embarrassed, depressed and more but with time and a lot of work, it is something I now embrace and am now comfortable discussing openly. I finally realized that there are pros and cons and that the "cons" all have potential solutions to them. Things I talk about in this episode:-What I have been up to, how Eva is doing, relationship status, why I've been MIA-5 Pros of being a single parent: You get time off, you become more organized and 3 more-5 Cons of being a single parent and suggestions/solutions: Tough finances, Exhaustion and more.-Wins of the week personally and parenting wise-Growth opportunities for the week personally and parenting wiseThings I talk about in this episode:-Apps: Mint and Instacart-Affordable counseling and therapy through Open Path Collective
007: ALL ABOUT TRAVEL! Why I love traveling, how I travel with my 4 year old daughter, tips and tricks on traveling with a newborn/baby/toddler and FAQ answered!
Season 1, Ep. 7
In this episode I talk everything travel! Two weeks ago I went on an impromptu trip to Paris alone with my daughter and got so many questions! The truth is I have been traveling with her since she was 6 weeks old. Things I talk about in this episode:-How to have an AMAZING MINDSET about traveling with your kid and how it can change everything.-Why I love to travel and how it can change your life for the better-What you need to do to travel with your kid or baby-When should you start? What resources are available out there?-What equipment/things to do you need? What are the most necessary items?-How to plan for it-I answer the most common FAQ's I got!Please don't forget to send me your tips and tricks if you have them!Things I talked about on this episode:-Book: Bringing up Bébé-Strollers: Mammas & Pappas (it's a British brand, most of their stollers are cool AF), another stroller people love is the YOYO.-Baby Carrier: Bjorn