Episodes

Episode No. 12 | Lessons from Season 2



How can we integrate what we’ve learned of the feminine?

Karna and Brandi began Season 2 with an exploration of what the feminine looks like both in the entrepreneurial world and in the corporate world. In this episode, they reflect upon what they’ve learned, where challenges are arising, and what’s next for The Next Leaders.

Some of questions shaping this conversation:

  • What challenges do we encounter when integrating the feminine with the masculine?
  • How can we infuse the feminine into our goal setting?
  • What does the feminine look like in leadership?

After you listen in, please share with us your biggest a-ha moment of the season.

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Episode No. 11 | How Astrology Can Supercharge Our Intuition



How can engaging with moon cycles supercharge our intuition?

In episode 11 Karna and Brandi speak with Jennifer Racioppi, a women’s health/success coach and astrologer. Jenn helps women reconnect with the cycles and rhythms of the moon and to deepen their intuition and connection to their own bodies. So often in business we focus on linear timeline, but looking at cyclical timelines instead may help us to see new aspects and opportunities that we may otherwise miss.

Some of the questions shaping this conversation:

  • How can astrology be used by entrepreneurs?
  • How does naturally engaging with the waxing and waning phases change our relationship to ourselves and to our lives?

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Episode No. 10 | Sustainability, Ease, and Origin



What does redefining how we create our businesses look like?

In episode 10 Brandi and Karna sat down to speak with the effervescent Kate Northrup, author of the bestselling book Money: A Love Story, about her new membership site, Origin, a special offering for mothers and entrepreneurs. To no surprise, Kate delivered straightforward wisdom anchored in her experience as a successful hustler turned graceful mompreneur.

Some of the questions shaping this conversation:

  • How can we bring more ease into our businesses and lives?
  • Why do women struggle with money and worth?
  • How does motherhood change the way we operate our businesses?

After you dive in, tell us how you plan to add more ease into your life.

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Episode No. 9 | Creating Socially Conscious Businesses



How are women founders changing the way companies are run?

In episode 9 Karna and Brandi chat with Kara Wiegand, co-founder of Threads Worldwide, and Shannon Keith, founder and CEO of Sudara, two women on a mission to change the world through their businesses.

Some of the questions shaping this conversation:

  • What is socially conscious business and how can it change the world?
  • How are women rethinking leadership and power structures in business?
  • How does collaboration differ from competition?

After you dive in, tell us more about how you’re changing the world with how you engage with businesses.

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Episode No. 8 | Reimagining Corporate America



How are women changing the corporate climate?

In episode 8 Karna and Brandi speak to Anna Auerbach and Annie Dean, co-founders of Werk, a new type of job marketplace that allows job seekers to discover flexible career opportunities, and Adwoa Dadzie, a career strategist for corporate women today.

Some of the questions shaping this conversation:

  • What does the future of work look like for women?
  • How do women add specific value to the world of business?
  • How can we lead within the existing structures we participate in?
  • What are women doing to change the landscape of corporate America?

After you listen in, tell us what flexibility means to you and what you think needs to change to see more women leaders in the workplace.

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Episode No. 7 | The Feminine in Business and Work



How can we step into the feminine?

In episode 7 Karna and Brandi begin Season 2’s exploration of what the feminine looks like both in the entrepreneurial world and in the corporate world.

Some of questions shaping this conversation:

  • What does the feminine really look like when compared to the masculine?
  • What is work-life balance and how do we begin to understand how to realign to our values?
  • Why are self-care and reflection such crucial parts of the feminine?
  • How are our superpowers or gifts connected to the feminine?

After you listen in, please share with us how the feminine shows up in your world and what sustainability looks like to you.

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Episode No. 6 | Integrating Season 1’s Lessons



How have you expanded?

In episode 6 Brandi and Karna sit down and take stock on what they have learned during this first season. It’s a exchange that touches on their past struggles, current breakthroughs, and insights on how we can be more of ourselves by honoring the masculine and feminine in all of us!

Some of questions shaping this conversation:

  • Does speaking about the masculine and feminine in these terms further separate us, or does it bring value?
  • After speaking about the masculine and feminine with different people and experts how have we been impacted personally?
  • Where does our true value lie?

After you listen in, we want to hear from you! What was your biggest aha-moment from season 1?

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Episode No. 5.5 | Yin and Yang, Expanded



How do we let go of old labels of how men and women should behave and express themselves?

In episode 5.5 we’re excited to bring on our first male guest, family attorney and couples mediator, John Hoelle. He shares his wisdom to broaden our perspectives of Yin and Yang as a quadrant of four energies: Feminine Yin and Feminine Yang as well as Masculine Yin and Yang.

Some of questions shaping this conversation:

  • How can we express ourselves as men with a softer side and women with a go-getter attitude, without being labeled a “pussy” or “bossy” respectively?
  • Is there broader view of masculine and feminine energies that allows us to be a bigger version of ourselves and take back our power to be all of who we are?

After you listen in, we want to hear from you! What are your ideas on masculine Yin and feminine Yang?

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Episode No. 5 | Creating Boundaries



How can we set boundaries that support ourselves and the people around us?

Episode 5 brings us further into the conversation around the masculine and feminine and how the energies express in our bodies and in our lives with the boundaries we create, with life coach and somatic practitioner, Sarah Sherwood.

Some of questions shaping this conversation:

Many of us grow up with an understanding of two types of boundaries: rigid and porous. Rigid boundaries are unyielding and keep others at a distance, while porous boundaries lead us down a path where it’s difficult for us to say no and we become over-involved in the problems of others. It’s the wounded masculine and wounded feminine at play. We spoke with Sarah Sherwood, a somatic practitioner and coach about how masculine and feminine energies play out as we integrate information and how we can create healthy boundaries that support and connect us all.

After you listen in, we want to hear from you! Tell us how you plan to create more healthy boundaries in your life and what your “aha!” moments were in the comment section below.

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Episode No. 4 | Balancing the Masculine and Feminine



How do we balance our feminine and masculine energies in life and business?

For Episode 4, we had the opportunity to change the typical podcast setup and invited Jodie Archer over to Karna’s home while Brandi was visiting. This gave us the chance to powwow in Karna’s office and have an in-person conversation about Jodie’s background in publishing, her time at Apple, and her work as a medium.

Some of questions shaping this conversation:

So often we still feel the need to compartmentalize our masculine and our feminine, and the gifts given to us around those energies. Jodie spoke about the two paths she has balanced between and how she’s integrated them in her life.

After you listen in, we want to hear from you! Tell us where you need to soften into your feminine and what your “aha!” moments were in the comment section below.

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