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Be Bold, Be Brave, Be YOU!

Join entrepreneur and mom-of-four Colleen Mook as she explores how to create the life you want (even if things aren't easy). Colleen is founder and former CEO of Internet retailer Baby Be Hip, she's a winner of several business awards, and she's a public speaker and has appeared on The Today Show and various other media. Tune in for tips and hacks, stories, interviews and more as she entertains and motivates.
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Dec 19, 2016

In this week's interview episode, Colleen speaks with Elyse Lupin, President of Elysium Marketing Group and founder of the WoMo Network for working moms. Elyse shares how she made the leap from her corporate career to entrepreneurship, how WoMo helps working moms help each other, and talks small business marketing. The common theme throughout? Figure out what you want and go after it!

Dec 15, 2016

In this week's random riff, Colleen discusses the power of laughter and reminds us that it's better to laugh than to cry. Tune in as she shares a few random stories that crack her up, if no one else (though even Brad had to laugh about the mattress - after he was done crying). 

Dec 8, 2016

In this week's random riff, Colleen talks about the power of gratitude. She shares some of her gratitude practices and many of the things for which she's thankful. Reflecting on the blessings in your life, and learning to look for them, really can improve your health and happiness.

Dec 5, 2016

In this week's interview episode, Colleen speaks with Dana Linn Greenhalgh, a wife and mom of three who lost her first husband to cancer. Dana talks about handling some of the challenges she's faced and how she keeps moving forward and evolving as her life continues to unfold in unpredictable ways. Listen in as her warm spirit is sure to inspire you. 

Dec 1, 2016

In this week's random riff, Colleen talks about knowing when to cut yourself some slack and when to dig deep and push beyond your limits. Sometimes you need to take it easy, but often you're capable of so much more than you think.

Nov 28, 2016

This week's interview episode features a chat between Colleen and Liz Small, mom of two and founder of Small Steps. Liz's big and fun personality shines through as she talks about topics ranging from finding spirituality to avoiding mom-guilt to living intentionally. Each of us needs to find our space to breath easy and be ourselves. 

Nov 21, 2016

In this week's interview, Colleen speaks with Jody Romano, Director of Advancement at Mount Saint Joseph Academy and President of her local Toastmasters club. Jody shares her journey of self-discovery, which includes lessons learned from her experience with being bullied as a child, her subsequent weight loss and lots of other challenges she's overcome. 

Nov 17, 2016

In this week's solo episode, Colleen talks about the "Principle of Detachment". Letting go of outcomes and instead learning to just trust and enjoy the journey can make all the difference.

Nov 14, 2016

This week's interview features three of the founders of S.W.I.F.T. (Strong Women in Fitness Together), a Philadelphia-based running group. Colleen talks to Kara, Amy and Dana about why they started the group, what running means to them and—most importantly—why women supporting women is central to their mission. Whether running is your thing or you're looking for the inspiration to find your own tribe, listen in as Colleen and these great ladies share their great perspective.

Nov 7, 2016

In this week's interview episode, Colleen chats with Caitlin Domanico, a woman of many talents and perspective beyond her years. Caitlin shares what she's learned through the highs of success, the lows of loss, and changing things up when it just doesn't feel right. With her wise soul and bubbly personality, Caitlin's story is sure to inspire anyone looking to take a step forward but just not sure where to begin.

Nov 3, 2016

In this week's solo episode, Colleen discusses life lessons learned during an early morning trip to the hospital with her daughter Molly, including the importance of taking that first step in making things happen.   

Oct 31, 2016

This week's episode features an interview with Ceil DiGuglielmo, Colleen's podcast accountability partner and owner of a custom sewing business called Sew Much More. Ceil shares great perspective as a wife, mom, business owner and so much more, having learned lessons through multiple life challenges. She talks with Colleen about overcoming her fears and creating a life of service on her terms.

Oct 28, 2016

In this week's quick random riff, Colleen discusses the power of patience and persistence in getting what you want, and talks about a recent breakthrough with her daughter Ellie. Sometimes just plugging away is the best way, and often the reward ends up being a nice surprise.

Oct 24, 2016

In this week's interview episode Colleen speaks with Alicia Marie, a remarkable woman with a wealth of perspective and knowledge. Alicia Marie shares wisdom gained from her extraordinary experiences and shares a ton of tips and lessons she uses as a personal and business coach for her company, People Biz Inc. Listen in, and be prepared to get inspired and kick it into another gear!

Here is the video that Alicia's son, Winston, put together for her grandson's memorial.  It is truly incredible and powerful. 

To learn more about Alicia and People Biz, Inc, click here

Full show notes and images on this episode with Alicia Marie can be found here on Colleen's website, colleenmook.com . 

Oct 20, 2016

In this week's riff, Colleen talks about her family's decision to put the devices DOWN and pay attention to each other, an action often accompanied by the catchy refrain from that old Stephen Stills song. Go ahead, try not to sing it!

Oct 17, 2016

This week's interview show features Lynne Getz, mom of three and host of Mom to Mom TV. Lynne talks with Colleen about her experience as a special needs parent, and how she learned to let go of guilt and prioritize herself for the benefit of her children. Her story offers terrific perspective on reclaiming one's identity and living true to oneself. "You can, you should, and if you're brave enough you will."

Oct 13, 2016

In this week's solo episode, Colleen wrestles with the heavy issue of intonation and then drops some wisdom about trying new things. She points out that we seem less curious and less willing to get out of our comfort zone as we get older, but being open-minded and experimenting can enhance our lives in ways we wouldn't expect. 

Oct 10, 2016

This week's interview episode features Christa Hayburn, a leadership coach and mom of three who's a former Philadelphia police officer. Christa shares how she was able to overcome growing up around substance abuse and domestic violence as well as sexual assault on the police force to become a confident leader. Being radically honest allowed her to overcome her fear of being vulnerable and rewrite her story. Listen in as she and Colleen dive deep into Christa's past and pass along lessons and tips we can all use to author our own stories.

Oct 6, 2016

In this week's solo riff, Colleen shares seven business lessons she learned from her special needs daughter Ellie. Despite never having said a word, Ellie has been one of Colleen's greatest teachers. Listen in, as the takeaways from this episode are sure to help us all, whether in business or everyday life.  

Oct 3, 2016

In this week's interview episode, Colleen speaks with Emily Morgan, founder and CEO of Delegate Solutions. Emily shares her perspective on thinking big and maximizing your capabilities, and provides advice and tips for finding clarity and getting on your way.  

Sep 29, 2016

In this week's quick solo episode, Colleen talks about the importance of knowing when to hit the pause button and take a time out. Sometimes you just need to surrender...

Sep 26, 2016

This week's interview is with Beth Pensabene, of Stella & Dot, is a highly successful direct marketing rep and mom of four. Beth highlights the benefits of a flexible work schedule and shares some tips for balancing the numerous demands on our time. She also encourages us, when we're unsure of something, to just go for it!

Sep 22, 2016

In this week's solo riff, Colleen talks about the concept of temptation bundling, or the pairing of fun things with not-so-fun things. She talks about how she uses it and explains how you can put it to use in your life too. Why not be productive and avoid the guilt in "guilty pleasures"?

Sep 19, 2016

In this week's interview Colleen speaks with Cheryl Rice, a life coach, author of Where Have I Been All My Life and founder of the You Matter Marathon movement. Cheryl shares tons of wisdom and helpful tips on paying attention to yourself, following your passion and finding happiness. 

Sep 15, 2016

In this week's solo podcast, Colleen talks about the fact that every person experiences hardship and that we should be patient and kind to each other and ourselves. Suffering is part of the human condition but, rather than give in to it, we can accept it, find the silver lining and persevere.

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