The Well Woman Show Giovanna Rossi interviews high achieving, professional women who have overcome anxiety, burnout and insecurity to become healthy, fulfilled and powerful. We share our challenges and successes as women leaders, entrepreneurs, mothers, daughters and sisters. On the "Just Giovanna" episodes, she shares insights and coaching based on mindfulness, feminism and her 20+ years working with women claiming their power and living with joy and ease. Whether it's physical or mental health, juggling life, work and family, professional development or financial success, a Well Woman is passionate about achieving her highest level of well being. Each episode is packed with tips and best practices for women who are doing something innovative in order to make a difference in the lives of others, and maintain a sense of well-being while doing it all!
The Well Woman Show

The Well Woman Show

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Giovanna Rossi interviews high achieving, professional women who have overcome anxiety, burnout and insecurity to become healthy, fulfilled and powerful. We share our challenges and successes as women leaders, entrepreneurs, mothers, daughters and sisters. On the "Just Giovanna" episodes, she shares insights and coaching based on mindfulness, feminism and her 20+ years working with women claiming their power and living with joy and ease. Whether it's physical or mental health, juggling life, work and family, professional development or financial success, a Well Woman is passionate about achieving her highest level of well being. Each episode is packed with tips and best practices for women who are doing something innovative in order to make a difference in the lives of others, and maintain a sense of well-being while doing it all!

Most Recent Episodes

265 The Urgency for Equal Rights with Carol Jenkins

This week on The Well Woman Show, I sit down with Carol Jenkins. She is an advocate for human, civil, and women's rights, an award-winning author, and Emmy-winning former television journalist. Previously, Carol Jenkins was the founding president of The Women's Media Center, a national nonprofit organization created to increase coverage and participation of women in media. She also serves on the boards of several feminist leadership organizations as well as groups supporting the arts, excellence in journalism, and international animal rights. Ms. Jenkins is also an author, the three-time NY Emmy-nominated host of Black America, on CUNY TV, the executive producer, writer and documentary correspondent of an award-winning film, a podcast host, and co-anchor of CUNY TV's live election night coverage. Today on the show we discuss: The urgency for equal rights Why the time is NOW to get the 28th amendment passed Why being a feminist, regardless of your gender can change so many lives All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at wellwomanlife.com/265show The book she recommended was Playlist for the Apocalypse: Poems by Rita Dove - https://bookshop.org/books/playlist-for-the-apocalypse-poems/9780393867770 You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at wellwomanlife.com/community The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at wellwomanlife.com/academy.

264 Empowering Diverse Leaders with Dr. Lizette Ojeda

This week on the Well Woman Show, I interview Dr. Lizette Ojeda. She s a career psychologist and behavioral scientist specializing in an evidence-based intersectional approach to help diverse leaders do their best work as a whole self. She has been recognized by the Houston Business Journal's 40 under 40 and has been honored with Fellow status by the American Psychological Association for her outstanding contribution to diversity initiatives on a national level. Her mission is to empower diverse leaders to unlock their best, most confident selves at work so they can have more success and less stress. She's also an Associate professor Texas A&M University. Today on the show we discuss: How we can speak up with more confidence. Dealing with hurtful systems that keep us from succeeding. Beating isolation and lack of confidence in your leadership role. You can find notes from today's show at wellwomanlife.com/264show. The book she recommended was The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It by Valerie Young The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at wellwomanlife.com/academy.

263 Just Giovanna: Creating the Future of Business and Workplaces

This week on The Well Woman Show, I share my thoughts on successful economic recovery and what it means for the future of business and workplaces. Today on the show I discuss: The opportunity and responsibility we have to rebuild and recover. Why we have to stop referring to "getting back to normal" and what we can start doing instead. The three pillars which, when implemented, create a robust foundation for businesses and their employees to thrive. All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at wellwomanlife.com/263show You can connect with Family Friendly New Mexico at nmfamilyfriendlybusiness.org. You can view the article I mention at https://www.santafenewmexican.com/opinion/commentary/dont-go-back-to-normal-create-a-new-one/article_500c8a88-fc56-11eb-a915-4b7c5f9b1b3f.html You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at wellwomanlife.com/community The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at wellwomanlife.com/academy.

262: Pro-Justice Storytelling with Eva Fernandes

How do you share your life in an honest, justice-informed and engaging way? That's the question Eva Fernandes is trying to solve. This week on the Well Woman Show, I interview Eva Fernandes. She is a Pro-Justice Storytelling Coach from the Global South. She helps entrepreneurs, artists, thinkers, healers and activists share the wisdom of their life experiences without sounding cheesy, clueless or contrived. She works especially with BIPOC and people from the Global South - who are trying to contextualise their life story within the framework of social justice and feminism. It's deep work and clients are usually trying to work on a book, series of essays or audio art with her. As a former editor, journalist and corporate marketing executive, she uses a combination of deep listening, coaching, gentle nudging, editorial guidance and strategic thinking to get her clients closer to articulating their genius. Today on the show we discuss: How she became a pro-justice storytelling coach. The importance of passion for your work Slowing down and being intentional in life, business, and online. You can find notes from today's show at wellwomanlife.com/262show. The books she recommended were: The Memoir Project: A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing & Life by Marion Roach Smith Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at wellwomanlife.com/community The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at wellwomanlife.com/academy.

261 Understand Your Brain and Keep it Healthy with Dr. Barbara Koltuska-Haskin

This week on The Well Woman Show, I talk to Dr. Barbara Koltuska-Haskin. Dr Barbara is a Clinical Neuropsychologist in private practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has over thirty years of clinical experience. She also has a research and academic teaching background. In addition to her doctorate in psychology/neuropsychology, she has a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology and Bachelor of Education degree (valedictorian). She also completed 450 hours of academic coursework in psychopharmacology sponsored by the Southwestern Institute for the Advancement of Psychotherapy/New Mexico State University Collaborative. Dr. Koltuska-Haskin was born and raised in Warsaw, Poland. In 1989, she was awarded the AAUW (American Association of University Women) International Fellowship given to one out of thirty international applicants. She spent her fellowship year at UCLA's postdoctoral training program in neuropsychology. She later received her US citizenship as an "alien of exceptional abilities" on the basis of her educational, research and clinical achievements. After her fellowship, she worked for many years as a neuropsychologist at the New Mexico State Hospital in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Because she was the only neuropsychologist for the entire San Miguel and Mora Counties area, she was exposed to many types and stages of brain trauma, chronic mental illness, and addiction. It was challenging work, but an extensive and meaningful experience. She continued working for the state of New Mexico in Albuquerque, and was later a clinical director for a local nonprofit organization. Since 2003, she has been working full-time in her private practice, providing comprehensive and compassionate care for her New Mexico patients. She is the author of the book, How My Brain Works: A Guide to Understanding It Better and Keeping It Healthy She loves New Mexico for its sunshine, beautiful nature, and hospitality of the people. She always feels that she is "New Mexican in her heart." She loves walking New Mexico's trails, and the climate of the high desert cultivates her passion for organic gardening We discuss: - What Nerophyschology is - How to keep your brain healthy - Ways to help anxiety & depression right now. You can find notes from today's show at wellwomanlife.com/261show. The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at wellwomanlife.com/academy.

261 Understand Your Brain and Keep it Healthy with Dr. Barbara Koltuska-Haskin

260 Books for Girls That Look Like Me with Author Tina Wells

This week on The Well Woman Show, I talk to Tina Wells, business strategist, advisor, author, and the founder of RLVNT Media, a multimedia content venture serving entrepreneurs, tweens, and culturists. Tina has been recognized by Fast Company's 100 Most Creative People in Business and Essence's 40 Under 40. For over two decades she led Buzz Marketing Group, an agency she founded at age 16 with clients like Dell, The Oprah Winfrey Network, and Apple. Tina is also the author of seven books, including the best-selling tween fiction series Mackenzie Blue, its 2020 spinoff series, The Zee Files, and the marketing handbook, Chasing Youth Culture and Getting It Right. Tina's board positions have included THINX, the United Nations Foundation's Global Entrepreneurs Council, The Franklin Institute, and Young Entrepreneur's Council. She has also served as the Academic Director for Wharton's Leadership in the Business World Program at the University of Pennsylvania and is a member of the 2017 Class of Henry Crown Fellows within the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute. We discuss: Why are tween girls so important? Why is it so hard for young girls of color to find representation in media? How do parents find books for their children with interesting storylines, that are age-appropriate? The books she is reading are: Seven Days in June by Tia Williams Summer on the Bluffs by Sunny Hostin You can find notes from today's show at wellwomanlife.com/260show. The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at wellwomanlife.com/academy.

258: Being a Woman of Excellence with Precious Brady-Davis

This week on The Well Woman Show, I interview Precious Brady-Davis. She is an award-winning diversity advocate, communications professional, and public speaker. She served for three years as the assistant director of diversity recruitment initiatives at Columbia College Chicago, her alma mater, implementing the campus-wide diversity initiative and providing leadership and oversight of national diversity recruitment and inclusion policies. Precious is married to Myles Brady and lives in Hyde Park on the South Side of Chicago, where they are raising their daughter. On the show, Precious shares her profound journey as a biracial, gender-nonconforming kid in foster care to becoming a fully actualized trans woman. We discuss: The struggles of growing up in foster care, The importance of advocating for yourself in the workplace, and Precious Brady-Davis's struggles of being a fully actualized trans woman. The book Precious recommended was My Vanishing Country: A Memoir by Bakari Sellers You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at wellwomanlife.com/community You can find notes from today's show at wellwomanlife.com/258show. The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at wellwomanlife.com/academy.

257 Just Giovanna: Shift Your Identity, Shift Your Life

This week on The Well Woman Show, we dive into the topic of identity and create awareness around the identities we've been assigned, and explore how to align our behavior with our true identity. We discuss aligning behaviors and habits with who you want to be. Taking actions that match who you want to be. Identity Inventory Activity: What are the identities I was assigned? What are the identities I want? What are the behaviors or habits that I have? Take some time to journal on the above questions, and join us to discuss it in the Well Woman Community Group. All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at wellwomanlife.com/257show You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at wellwomanlife.com/community The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at wellwomanlife.com/academy.

256 The Freedom of Living Life without Alcohol with Ruby Warrington

This week on the Well Woman Show, I talk to Ruby Warrington, author of Sober Curious, which asks people to reevaluate their relationship to alcohol. Other works include Material Girl, Mystical World (2017) and most recently The Sober Curious Reset (Dec 2020). Ruby has over 20 years of experience as a lifestyle journalist and editor, is the founder of self-publishing imprint Numinous Books, and is a leader in the "Now Age" wellness space. We discuss: What it means to be sober-curious What the benefits are of quitting drinking How to feel more confident in your sober life You can find notes from today's show at wellwomanlife.com/256show. The book Ruby is reading is Shuggie Bain: A Novel (Booker Prize Winner) by Douglas Stuart The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at wellwomanlife.com/academy.

255 Just Giovanna: Stop Proving Your Worth Through Chronic Overwork

This week on The Well Woman Show we're discussing overwork. Overwork is often accompanied by stress and exhaustion and while there are many explanations for why people overwork, the one that keeps coming up in this community of high achieving professional women is that of proving our value, proving our worth. We wrap our identity up so tightly with our professional achievements that we lost sight of the other parts of our lives that we want to thrive in. The other parts of our lives include our health, relationships and connection to a larger purpose. So what do women get from chronic overwork? And from the game of constant achievement? Well for a while we get lots of accolades and success. But as we keep the cycle of overwork going, we become depleted. Our bodies, minds and spirits need more to thrive. And that depletion can lead to all kinds of crises. Like health, financial or relationship crises. In order to stop the cycle of chronic overwork, we must look at the personal - what it is we really need, what overworking provides that we aren't getting elsewhere. And we must look at the systems in place that keep us in chronic overwork - like demanding bosses and corporate cultural norms. Using the Well Woman Life® Framework, we can being to understand this cycle, shift how we respond, and shift how we would like to navigate the broader systems we live in. You can take the quiz to find out where you are in the Well Woman Life® Framework at wellwomanlife.com/quiz You can find notes from today's show at wellwomanlife.com/255show. You can also continue the conversation in the Well Woman Life community group at wellwomanlife.com/community The Well Woman Show is thankful for the support from The Well Woman Academy™ at wellwomanlife.com/academy.