[She Podcasts Live 2019]
Christine: You are listening to the Your Empty Nest Coach podcast, with Coach Christine, live from She Podcasts Live 2019, in Atlanta, Georgia. Whoo hoo! This podcast is for you, a mother who years ago walked away from a career to raise your child. Sure, you’ve been busy volunteering, car pools, maybe part-time work and taking care of everyone. But your main gig, that has been your child. Now, that they are in their later years of high school, the empty nest looms ahead for you and it is freaking you out. I’ve been there and I get it. Together, we’ll turn our freaking out energy into freaking awesome energy.
Hello, my future empty nest friend. Woo! I wish you could feel the energy around me right now. How about it, Ladies?
JoDee: Oh, it’s wonderful.
Christy: It’s amazing.
Christine: To be surrounded by brave women who are, or are soon to be, podcast creators. I can’t even put words to it, really.
JoDee: It’s a lot.
Christine: I acquired a coveted booth time and I want to give special thanks out to BuzzSprout, for this experience. Thanks, BuzzSprout! For you my wonderful listener, I have with me more than a few women who are creating content that very well may resonate with you. Our time is limited, so we are going to quickly introduce ourselves, and our podcasts. We’ll tell you if our podcast is explicit, or not, and we’ll explain who we are speaking to, when we hit record. If this is your first time listening to my show, I am Coach Christine. My podcast is Your Empty Nest Coach. It is not explicit, and when I hit record, I’m speaking to the mom who walked away from a career to raise her child. She’s put her whole heart and soul into raising them. Kids are now heading off to college, and she’s kind of freaking out because the empty nest is ahead, so we take you from freaking out to feeling freaking awesome.
JoDee: I love that. I really do.
Terri: Yeah. Wonderful.
Christine: Thank you.
JoDee: I am JoDee Kenney and my podcast is Success with JoDee Kenney, and my podcast is not an explicit podcast. When I hit record, I want to inspire women and young ladies to go out and be the best that they can be. It’s a women empowerment podcast. I’m speaking to women and young ladies, and I want to let them know that they can live in their own power, and that they can learn from other people who are experiencing ups and downs on their journey to success. I think success is a journey; it’s a journey and a destination, and that’s what my podcast is all about.
Terri: Wow. I am Terri, and my podcast is possibly explicit, but yes, explicit. Let’s just say it’s explicit.
JoDee: Go for it.
Terri: Yeah, let me dive right in there. When I hit record, I’m speaking to women in their 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, so a little past your age. The kids are fully out of the house, and we are Mixing up Mid-Life. That’s the name of my podcast, and it’s really about shaking things up in the middle years, one challenge at a time. Getting out of our comfort zone. It’s part reality and part audio diary, and part community. That’s what we are. We’re doing some challenges, making ourselves feel empowered.
Terri: There you go.
Christine: Yay, for challenges.
Terri: Love a challenge.
Connie: My name’s Connie Minnell, and my podcast is Positively Life After 50. It’s not explicit, but when I’m recording, I’m talking to women who have suffered loss or pain in whatever way, whatever form, and maybe that has led to health problems; maybe it’s led to anxiety; maybe it’s led to depression; and they’re looking to find joy in their journey again.
Christine: That’s beautiful.
Bridgette: Hi, I’m Bridgette.
Colleen: And, I’m Colleen.
Bridgette: And, our podcast is called Hot Flashes and Cool Topics.
Colleen: And, as of right of now, it is not explicit, but it will probably —
Bridgette: Probably. Mm-hm.
Colleen: — become explicit.
Bridgette: Yeah. We’re having trouble keeping it in the clean category.
Bridgette: When we hit the record button, we’re really trying to talk to women of a certain age, about life and experiences, and sharing stories, and having a conversation, and really want to make it a funny podcast about life in mid-life.
Colleen: Right. And, we are not experts, and it’s for maybe life after the kids have left, but you’re not quite ready to retire, but you could have retired if you wanted to.
Christine: Thanks for what you do.
Colleen: Thank you.
Christine: Thanks for being here. All right.
Deirdre: I’m Deidre Nolan Nesline. My podcast is Magnificent Aging. It is not explicit at all, and when I hit record, I’m speaking to people 50 and over, who have challenges with the aging process. I want to help them find the joy in it and support, so that they know that they’re not alone in this can-be difficult time in their lives.
Christy: Hi, I’m Christy Maguire of the Forties Stories podcast. It is not an explicit show. When I hit record, I am talking to women in and around their 40’s, who are curious about what their fellow 40-somethings are thinking, feeling, and doing as they navigate mid-life, as well as those looking for support or inspiration. We are here for you.
Christine: Very good interviewer, by the way. Yes.
Christy: Thank you, Christine.
Christine: Yes. You’re welcome. A very comforting voice.
Deirdre: I feel like I’ve been lulled into a calm meditative state. Which is ironic for my podcast.
Elaine: Hi, I am Elaine Best, and my podcast is Angus Eye Tea, that’s Angus like the cow, Eye like the body part, and Tea like the drink. My podcast is explicit, and when I hit record, I am talking to people who have anxiety or depression, or whatever level of mental health. We just try to have a lot of fun, laugh at our problems, and just support one another and try to break the stigma around mental health.
Christine: Here’s what I love about Elaine’s podcast. Mom’s, in particular, whether it’s you with anxiety, or your child with anxiety, I think to hear from somebody who’s been through it, is very helpful. So, if you’re okay with the explicit, definitely check it out, ‘cause she is hysterical.
Elaine: Thank you. Thank you.
Christine: We’re going to add a little part in here, that Terri and I are going to talk about She Podcasts Live. I’m still like baby podcaster. I’m almost on year one. Terri’s about to go live any second.
Terri: Yeah. Within, hopefully two weeks.
Christine: I don’t know about Terri, me being here, me having a podcast, I wouldn’t have a podcast if it wasn’t for the information I’ve gotten from Jessica and Elsie on She Podcasts podcasts and the feed, with Rob.
Terri: On Libsyn, yeah.
Christine: On Libsyn. Because they tell us to do stuff like go through Auphonic and set it to something, and I have no idea what they’re talking about, I just do it, and it’s magic.
Terri: Yeah. And, Emily, who is Emily Prokop, whose been such an amazing resource and has been helping out with She Podcasts Live.
Terri: She’s been an amazing thing, and I’ve never to a conference in my life, and this is kind of part of what this podcast for me is, is challenging myself to do things I’ve never done, and going to a conference by myself, knowing zero people. I’m pretty extroverted, as you probably have guessed.
Christine: Yes. Terri is.
Terri: But it’s still incredibly overwhelming.
Christine: It’s a lot.
Terri: Incredibly, I’m like, I’m here for it.
Christine: I know, like 400 percent. What’s interesting is, honestly, I don’t even know how I can say this right. It’s the one place I’ve been with so much estrogen, and so much uplift at the same time. I have not felt that ever before in my life.
Terri: No. There’s not been a single person I’ve met, who hasn’t been willing to somehow bring me along, or ask for something, or give something, and it’s been kind of magical, I have to say.
Christine: It has beeen magical. Just that we’re here, right now.
Terri: Yes. Yes.
Christine: It’s so much fun.
Terri: Listening to our voices on this spectacular platform. Holy mackerel.
Terri: Wow. It’s been great. Tell me more about how you got started? Well, no, because we’re talking, and your listeners know all about it, but I’m like, “So, tell me, Christine…” but the podcast part of it, why?
Christine: I started a podcast because I love podcasts.
Terri: Okay. Me too.
Christine: Even though our demographic generally aren’t podcast listeners, I didn’t realize that going into it because I’ve been a podcast listener for so long, so that’s very interesting.
Terri: Me, too.
Christine: I guess I’d want to say if there’s a woman out there, my podcast is not about creating podcasts, obviously, but if there is a woman listening to this, who wants to know more about it, please feel free to reach out to me, or any of the women on this show. I’m sure we’d be more than happy to talk to you, because this is an incredible experience. To have the courage and the bravery to first of all, create it —
Terri: I have chills.
Christine: — come up with a concept —
Terri: I have chills right now.
Christine: Cool. And then, actually do it. Because the first episode is horrifying, and you know it’s out there forever.
Terri: Cringe, cringe, cringe.
Christine: I mean, yeah, you can change it, but it’s there, and to just do it, because you can’t help people if you don’t take the steps. If you have an idea for a podcast, or a website, or a career, just do it. Do it for you. Do it for future you.
Terri: One of the big takeaways from this whole event has been your voice matters.
Terri: Your voice does matter, and as an older woman, I’m in my mid-50’s and I think a lot of your listeners are probably in their 40’s and they’re headed that way, and our voices matter. Having our voice as a leading voice, or as an aspirational, or as a “come with me,” that means so much right now. It’s been such an incredible moment meeting you.
Terri: I know, I’m like, “Oh…”
Christine: We’re just going to cry now, and our times probably up, but thank you for listening.
Terri: Thank you for having me here.
Terri: This was a great experience. Thank you.
Christine: Oh, my gosh. Thank you. Thank you, Ladies.
Connie: Thank you.
Colleen: Thanks for having us.
Christy: Thank you, Christine. Love your show. Thanks for all you do to support women, and women in mid-life. It’s really a service to everyone.
Christine: Thank you. It’s just, we all should lift each other up. We’re stronger together.
Christy: Christine has been so sweet, she adopted me this weekend. I’m a hopeless mess, and she’s been so great. If she can help me, she can help you.
Colleen: She’s kind of pied piper.
Christy: Oh, yes. So true. Yeah.
Christine: I need a new theme song.
Christy: I did play the oboe in high school, so you just let me know.
Christine: I invite you to check out one or all of these amazing ladies today. As always, you’ll find their social media handles and where to connect with them to this and every episode on my website: youremptynestcoach.com. Thanks for listening, my friend. Remember, you are amazing!