Rising Women Leaders

A sisterhood of women stepping into courage, self-love and feminine leadership. Insights from Meredith Rom and interviews with inspiring leaders to face your fears and find your voice. Listen to women leaders share their stories of listening to their intuition and discovering their unique gifts. Join us as we explore ideas of mindfulness, self-love, self-care, spirituality, yoga, personal growth, body wellness, women's entrepreneurship, and the sacred feminine.
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Jan 30, 2023

It’s an honor to have Becca Piastrelli back on Rising Women Leaders. It’s been a few years (and a lot of transformation) since our last conversation (episode 10!). We’ve both transitioned from maiden to mother, and our lives and businesses have transformed along with us. In this conversation we share the real, the raw, and the beautiful of being initiated into mothers: Becca shares of her journey of the last 2.5 years after birthing her daughter, her journey with delayed postpartum depression (and rage) at 18 months, how she has done her best to recreate the village we all long for, what it looks like to untangle from patriarchy and letting go the need to always do more, and how we can honor and ritualize the powerful rite of passage of shifting from maiden to mother. 

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Becca Piastrelli is the author of Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community & the Self and is the host of the Belonging podcast. She teaches and speaks on the nature of belonging and runs retreats to help women reconnect with their rooted sense of self. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area (soon to be Hudson Valley, NY) with her husband, child, two cats, and five chickens, where she gardens, cooks, mothers, and gathers with the ebb and flow of the seasons. 

Nov 11, 2022

Enrollment is now open for the Way of the Priestess Training Program with Meredith Rom. Download the program guide at and book a call to learn more.

It’s an honor to have Renee Linnell back on Rising Women Leaders!

In Renee’s latest book, Still on Fire, she shares stories of magic, miracles, travel and romance… from traveling over 50 countries, love affairs with men half her age, being rescued by angels, getting stranded at 22,000 feet in the Himalayas, Renee takes us on a wild adventure in her book, sharing soul-soothing wisdom she gained along the way.

Where her first book, The Burn Zone was an exploration of what happens when we don't listen to our Inner Guidance, Still on Fire is an exposition of what happens when we do.

May this conversation support you to remember who you truly are and reignite a passion for being alive on Earth at this time.

“Freedom, I have discovered, is letting go and jumping into the stream of life. Being willing to be uncomfortable and trusting that divine choreography will a​l​ways lead us to the next right unfolding. It is looking for the good in everything we gaze upon or stumble upon… finding the miracles in each moment instead of the grievances.”

In this episode we discussed:

  • How Renee shifted her mindset from victim to warrior

  • What is soul sickness? and how to realign with your soul’s truth

  • How to survive as a sensitive being on this planet

  • Renee’s wild and powerful stories of magic, travel, romance and miracles

  • Why we need to shine our light and how to navigate losing people in our life who can’t resonate at the same frequency

  • How to let go of people pleasing and caring so much of what others think of us

  • What finding our power really means

  • Listening to our intuition - and tips to realign with love and freedom when fear or self-doubt appears


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Renee Linnell is a serial entrepreneur who has founded or cofounded five companies and has an MBA from New York University; before that she was a model and professional dancer. Having an unorthodox childhood and being surrounded by death at a young age led her on a spiritual quest that took her all over the world, culminating in her ordination as a Buddhist monk (by a bi-polar guru with delusions of grandeur so she’s not 100% sure the ordination counts.) What began as writing for catharsis in 2013—as she struggled to regain her sanity after being brainwashed in a Buddhist cult—turned into her first memoir, The Burn Zone: A Memoir (She Writes Press, 2018). Still on Fire is the sequel. Her mission is to remind people Who They Truly Are and to reignite their passion for being alive. For more information, please visit 

Sep 21, 2022

It was an honor to sit down for this heart opening conversation with a personal mentor and friend, Porsha Beed.

It was just before the pandemic when I first met Porsha in a song circle in Sebastopol, CA. I was touched by the songs her and co-founder Aaron Johnson shared with our group and how effortlessly they brought us into our hearts. I attended their daylong anti-racism workshop and went on to work privately with Porsha to move through my own grief around racism, look at my own blind spots as a white woman with privilege and come into deeper alignment with how I show up for my work, friends and larger community.

I think a lot of white people do end up (sadly) avoiding relationships with people of other races because of the shame and guilt that often arises. When we focus on the fear and guilt, we take the focus away from truly getting to know and caring for person of another race.

Porsha is here and reaching for us to heal this divide. May this conversation open a door for us all to look within, to heal, and to create a better future for all the generations to come.

In this episode we discussed:

  • Approaching anti-racism work through song and building relationships

  • Healing and tending to grief

  • Letting go of perfectionism and embracing willingness

  • Spirituality and love at the center of anti-racism and social justice movements

  • Healing shame to let down barriers and form true relationships

  • Stories of healing from Porsha’s work

  • The importance of self-forgiveness

  • All about Porsha’s upcoming deep dive series, “Can You Hear Me?” (Links below)

  • How Porsha overcomes fear and doubt and anchors back into her roots and reasons behind this work

  • A beautiful song to remember our connection to spirit

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    Porsha Beed (she/her) is a co-founder of Holistic Resistance and Grief to Action. Porsha is a practitioner of love, grief work, and deep heart/soul work. She is a mentor, love prophet, poet, spiritual healer and facilitator who pulls from a spiritual ancestral lineage and the earth as guides to support and hold her as she works towards a vision of healing work that aids in the dismantling of racism and oppression. She weaves her African heritage and queer experiences into seeds that she sows in her authentic creative expressions through facilitation, ritual practices, poetry, and song.

May 5, 2022
This week I sat down with dear friend Jane Mayer to share the story of my daughter's birth. She was born March 15, 2022 at our home in Boulder, Colorado. In this story I share about everything from unexpected emotions during pregnancy, what I did to prepare for birth, practices to help baby be in the most optimal position for labor, the story of the birth itself as well as lessons from the first six weeks postpartum. 

After spending years preparing for motherhood and holding space for women to heal their womb and their own birth stories it's such an honor to share our birth story with you today. 

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Mar 2, 2022

As I am about to cross the threshold into motherhood, I sat down to speak with mother, ceremonialist, and birthkeeper Gabriella Cerince. (You can also listen to our last episode from 2020 on Ceremony, Seasons, & the Modern Witch right here).

Gabriella shares her birth story (with her now 6-month old daughter,) and the fine line one walks between fear, trust & intuition in the process, and how she was invited to set boundaries both during and after birth as she stepped into her new role as Mother.

Gabriella has great reverence for mothers, women and mothers-to-be and is working towards a world where our direct line of connection to our mothers and Earth mother can be healed and tended to. This conversation reminds of connecting to our innate power as women as we walk through potent initiations in a full-spectrum life…

“Birth works… the more we can get out of the way, the better…”

In this episode we discussed:

  • Gabriella’s home birth story

  • The initiations & mysteries of pregnancy

  • What Gabriella is learning through motherhood

  • How Birth is an opportunity to heal our lineages and the World

  • How Gabriella is navigating her Mother Wound as a new mother

You can also find this episode on Apple podcasts and Spotify.

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Gabriella is a Mother, Ceremonialist, Sovereign Birthkeeper, Freebirth Advocate, and has been initiated into the Temple of Diana as a Dianic Witch. She serves women throughout the childbearing year with an open heart, ready to bring the Village to those in need. She lives in the forests of Oregon with her husband, tending the land and raising their 5 month old daughter. Together, they hold Seasonal celebrations on their property with their local community. Gabriella leads Women's Circles, Red Tents, Village Prenatals, Blood Rites, Mother Blessings, Birth Circles, and Online Courses in the name of the Goddess, Ancestral Healing, and Womb Sovereignty. She is passionate about bringing women back to the Goddess, nourishing women's health, innate power, and protecting female spaces.
Dec 17, 2021

After hearing Morgan’s story of choosing to donate and redistribute 100% of her inherited family wealth, I knew I wanted to speak with her. In this conversation we discuss what it’s like to face the shadows of our ancestral lineages, ask deeper questions of what our family’s part was in injustices in our country and how we can use that knowledge to atone and repair.

Morgan is one of thousands of young people feeling called to redistribute inherited wealth back into the hands of indigenous and black people and organizations across the country… Her story calls us to consider that maybe true happiness is really found when we focus on others’ happiness rather than just our own…

In this episode we discuss:

  • Morgan’s privileged upbringing and calling to activism early in life

  • The inner journey navigating shame, guilt, and anger after learning about some of her ancestor’s involvement in slavery, moving indigenous people off their land, and fossil fuel investments - the very=

  • The story of how Morgan began redistributing 100% of her inherited wealth and 50% of her earned income

  • How to navigate resistance that may come up when redistributing funds

  • How to begin the journey of looking into your own ancestral past

  • The fears Morgan faced around being public with this work

  • What Morgan has learned about true happiness

  • A letter to her descendants and vision for a healed world

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Have money to give this season? Here are some of Morgan’s suggestions on where to begin:

  • Ekvn Yefolecv an intentional Indigenous ecovillage community returning to their ancestral homelands in what’s known as Alabama, to reclaim and revive language, ecology, cosmology and tradition.

  • Canticle Farm an urban farm, educational center, and intentional community, located in East Oakland, CA on Lisjan Ohlone territory. In particular, the Sister Water House of Restorative Justice at Canticle Farm is home to formerly-incarcerated Black elders and movement leaders.

  • #Case4Reparations Fund at Liberated Capital is an example of how to cede decision making power by funding the movement for reparations through campaigns and organizations chosen by a group of Black and Indigenous leaders.

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Guided by the call to transmute the legacy of her colonizer and enslaver ancestors, Morgan is dedicated to working with her fellow people with wealth and class privilege towards redistribution, atonement, and repair of ancestral harms. As a facilitator, money coach, organizer and ritualist, she works to catalyze the healing of relationships with self, family, ancestors, community, and the land, enabling the surrender of power and control so that resources can flow towards racial, environmental, and economic justice. She is in the process of redistributing 100% of her inherited wealth and 50% of her income to primarily Black- and Indigenous-led organizing and land projects. Morgan is a resident of Canticle Farm, a multi-racial, inter-faith, cross-class, intergenerational intentional community in Lisjan Ohlone territory (Oakland, CA). She is currently a Masters of Divinity student at Harvard Divinity School, focused on racial justice and healing. You can learn more at her website:


Dec 2, 2021

This podcast was originally recorded on the Amber Dolan Bath Show. Amber has been a past client of mine, and it was an honor to sit down with her and her partner Jacob to talk all about love and relationships.

You’re invited to join Michael and I for a 2 hour online workshop…Love & Relationship Alchemy

Join us to Learn:

9 Ways of Being to Create Thriving Relationships

Our Top 3 Communication Techniques to Diffuse Conflict and Create Deeper Intimacy

Intimacy Practices To Create a Foundation of Unconditional Love, Freedom and Connection

How to Balance Sovereignty and Interdependence in Relationships

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Nov 9, 2021

Welcome to a new season of Rising Women Leaders!

In this episode I share:

  • My journey of pre-conception and conception
  • The role the island of Kauai played during pre-conception
  • Wisdom from my experience for women opening to conceive and welcome a soul into their lives
  • What I experienced in the first trimester (and what I didn’t expect)
  • How I’ve been approaching nutrition and supplements
  • My favorite books on pregnancy and pre-conception
  • The role of surrender in pregnancy, conception and birth

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Jun 17, 2021

The timing of this conversation couldn’t have been more perfect. After living eight months on the island of Kauai and deepening my connection to the Earth and plant spirit world, I had the opportunity to sit down with writer, teacher, and earth intuitive, Asia Suler. I had just had my first dream of the island after returning to the mainland, where I greeted the ocean and it greeted me back with a big splash on my hand. I could truly feel the sentience of the plants and the land in the dream that I had been in such close relationship with.

Have you ever experienced anything like this? Feeling the aliveness of everything around you? Communicating with the unseen realms?

In this episode Asia shares her own journey of communication with the Earth and spirits of the plants. She shares about their message of self-compassion and how they work through us on behalf of our evolvement and healing.

In this episode we discussed:

  • What is earth intuition?

  • Asia’s journey of healing chronic pain through the Earth’s wisdom

  • Intuitive plant medicine

  • Mugwort and Rose medicine

  • Finding self-compassion and the true meaning of self-love

  • How to navigate being an empath and the world opening back up after shelter-in-place

  • Asia’s journey of intuitive entrepreneurship and the permission she gave herself in her writing that changed everything & opened her to her people

  • Writing a book!

  • The fears she has overcome to be where she is today


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Asia Suler is a writer, teacher and ecological philosopher who lives in the folds of the Blue Ridge mountains. She is the creator and concoctress of One Willow Apothecaries— an Appalachian-grown company that offers handcrafted herbal medicines and online education. Asia’s work— which is a unique combination of herbalism, animism, ancestral healing and earth-centered mysticism— is rooted in the belief that self-compassion is a force of ecological healing.  Her forthcoming book of nature writing will be available in 2022 through North Atlantic Books.

Jun 4, 2021
Announcement: This is the last week to book a call for the 2021-2022 Way of the Priestess Training Program with Meredith Rom. We begin June 10, 2021. Download the program guide at

I can’t believe almost seven years has passed since I first met Kit Maloney at a weekend retreat for creative entrepreneurs with Sarah Jenks and Nisha Moodley. Since then Kit has had several businesses, from focusing on female pleasure and orgasm to helping women connect with their womb and heal their relationship to their menstrual cycle.

Kit is an inspiration when it comes to following one’s intuition to take creative entrepreneurial risks. Kit now runs Kitara, a company in devotion to sharing safe and easy, in-home yoni steaming. They offer beautiful steam seats, organic herbs, consultations, community & more. With her unique blend of feminism, creativity, and determination, Kit is on a venture to spread love and healing to women everywhere.

In this episode we discussed:

  • Yoni Steaming + connecting people to their body and wombspace as a way of better understanding their intuition and access the depths of their healing

  • Kit’s story growing up in academia and shifting from achievement productivity focused masculine world to integrating feminine lifestyle shifts into her life

  • Why brown blood sometimes release at the beginning of a cycle and how to cleanse old blood through yoni steaming

  • The best time to steam

  • The big fears Kit had to overcome to follow a path of creative entrepreneurship

  • Kit’s wisdom on stepping into a more purposeful and fulfilling life

  • How we can use our intuition to inform our business decisions and endeavors

Use our discount code “RisingLove” for$10 off any yoni steam seat you purchase from Kitara

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    For twenty years Kit Maloney has been an activist, academic, and entrepreneur committed to channeling her passion for gender equity into a celebration of women and yoni bodied folks embodied health and healing. She’s earned a Masters degree in Gender and Social Policy from the London School of Economics and has been featured widely in the media, including Glamour, Self, and Bustle.

    She is also the founder of O’actually & The Pleasure Pledge, two ventures honoring female sexual pleasure (and orgasms!) for safety, healing, and empowerment. Marie Claire named Kit an "Amazing Woman" for her work celebrating women's sexuality.  

May 29, 2021

Announcement: Enrollment is now open for the 2021-2022 Way of the Priestess Training Program with Meredith Rom. We begin June 10, 2021. Download the program guide at and book a call to learn more.

It’s an honor to welcome Mama Jenn to our podcast episode today! Jenn has been a client and participant in this past year’s Way of the Priestess program. She shares her story of healing her heart after a difficult break up, rediscovering her connection to Source and finding her gifts as an intuitive guide and reiki healer.

We also talk more about her experience in the program, connection with the other women, finding her voice and shifting her relationship to how she loves, honors and nourishes herself.


In this episode we discussed:

  • Jenn’s story of healing after heartbreak and finding her gifts and purpose as a healer

  • Jenn’s experience participating in the Way of the Priestess Program

  • Connecting with female archetypes

  • Deepening our connection to Source

  • Choosing love, ourselves, and self-care amidst challenges

  • Listening to the wisdom of our bodies

  • Connecting more deeply with the plant world


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    Jennifer Segovia is a massage therapist, holistic health and energy medicine practioner, who supports women on their healing journey. She empowers women to return to their own creative life and the embodiment of their true power. Her purpose is to remind women of their connection to their innate feminine nature. She uses various holistic approaches such as Reiki, Shamanism, Chinese medicine, Chakra therapy, Crystal therapy, Women’s Spirituality, breathwork, meditation and other intuitive modalities. 

     Her creative process is an act of loving devotion to the divine. She lives courageously as she answers to the call of her own wild song… and by sharing her own story she encourages others to listen for theirs.

     Blending compassion and a loving spirit, she offers her work as a medium to create, healing and awaken the heart and soul of humanity.

    She currently lives in Aledo, Texas and offers soul sessions, private coaching, online Reiki certification programs, retreats, workshops, and women's circles.   

May 13, 2021

Enrollment is now open for the 2021-2022 Way of the Priestess Training Program with Meredith Rom. We begin June 10, 2021. Download the program guide at and book a call to learn more.

It’s an honor to welcome you to a guided journey with the singing bowls and the harmonium. I’ve been bringing these intuitive sound journeys to my clients this month over zoom and thought, “This is really what the world needs right now.”

So much healing is able to take place when we simply drop into presence and relax the nervous system.

So create a nourishing space for yourself to lie down, balance the chakras, cleanse the aura, call your energy back and form a field of protection.

Crystal tones alchemy bowls lay the backdrop for this time to relax, let go and unwind. Release stress from every day and find presence with each breath.

If you’re interested in purchasing Crystal Tones Alchemy Bowls, be in touch with Deva Munay.

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Mar 31, 2021

There's an intense amount of pressure we can put on ourselves to achieve, to do, and be productive. How can we know when it's ok to rest?

Even in spiritual communities, it's so easy to get stuck in the cycle of constant productivity, as if our self-worth was dependent on it. How do we break the cycle?

In this episode Meredith Rom shares a channeled message from source to remind you that you're not here to be a machine. You're a human with feelings and depth. Take ten minutes to let go into the abyss and remember who you came here to be. 

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Mar 19, 2021

It was an honor to sit down with Jane Mayer, a true voice and channel for the heart of the Holy One. In this conversation, Jane shares about her journey through the hallways of darkness to find her way back to the light of presence and union.

Years ago she found herself unhappily married, struggling with an autoimmune disease and just coming off a failed round of in-vitro fertilization. She was crying, raging, and in deep, deep grief and paralysis. Her soul was screaming at her: it wanted her to change everything. But in the face of such a request, is it any wonder she didn’t want to listen?

Is it any wonder so many of us don’t want to listen?

Jane now offers multidimensional guidance and song for those who long to remember their True Selves. This conversation leads us from darkness to light, with insights from indigenous wisdom, and how listening may just be the deepest medicine we need now in the western world. We also discuss what it means to truly trust on a spiritual path and how to make sense of all the big changes humanity is now facing (COVID, Climate change for example).

Be sure to stay all the way to the end to receive the codes Jane channels through song, in service to our pathway Home.

In this episode we discussed:

  • Jane’s spiritual path and journey of awakening from Birmingham, Alabama to the mountains of Peru

  • How Jane found her voice

  • What it means to listen, what takes us away from it, and how to take small steps to start tuning in to your own inner voice

  • Christ codes of Sarah, Magdalene and Yeshua 

  • Healing on behalf of our ancestors

  • Does healing ever end? How do we know when we have arrived? Where are we headed as a collective?

  • Shifts in consciousness, death rites, and finding the courage within to surrender and welcome change

“On personal and societal levels, our ability to thrive hinges on whether or not we commit to deeply listening. I fully believe that this is the frontier of our generation.

Indigenous people around the world are masterful at these practices—and as a result, they live harmoniously with nature, avoid many of the modern, nervous-system diseases of the west, and maintain healthy communities. In fact, many indigenous wisdom keepers believe that all mental illness is a result of soul sickness—of disconnection from our inner voices.” ~ Jane Mayer

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Jane Mayer is a voice and channel for the heart of the Holy One. A decades-long journey through the hallways of darkness and separation led her back into the light of presence and union, and she now offers multidimensional guidance and song for those who long to remember their True Selves. She gives thanks to the indigenous wisdom keepers of the Andes, Amazon, British Isles and Hawaiian islands, alongside countless teachers bridging their medicine back to the western world, for their unending presence as she remembered the pathway Home. To listen to her music, poetry, and musings, or to connect about mentorship, visit

Feb 5, 2021

Do you ever struggle with your relationship to food? Where sometimes you eat your emotions, or use food to procrastinate, especially right before your moon-time comes?

This week’s podcast guest, Allie McFee offers a radical approach for new paradigm thought-leaders to shift their patterns with emotional eating + food.

By working through her own past struggles of emotional eating, burn out and hormonal imbalance, she offers knowledge on which foods to eat for each phase of the menstrual cycle, how to tap into eating from your intuition, and working with feminine archetypes to discover what you are truly craving…

  • The Wild Womxn (during PMS)

  • Inner Child

  • Rejected Teenage Rebel

  • Sex Goddess yearning pleasure

  • Burned Out Superwomxn 

Allie’s Soul food program is open until February 9th and she has offered our audience a special coupon code ‘MEREDITHSOULFOOD’ for a 5% discount.

In this episode we discussed:

  • How Allie came to support people with food

  • Her journey of finding hormonal balance after transitioning off birth control pills

  • Nourishing foods when recovering from burnout

  • The most beneficial foods to eat during each phase of the menstrual cycle

  • How to heal the 5 archetypes that can lead to emotional eating

  • Tapping into pleasure in food, business and beyond

  • All about Allie’s Soul food program. Enrollment is open until February 9th


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Allie McFee is a Womxn’s Health Educator, Hormone Balancing Chef, Red Tent Facilitator, Certified Tantric Practitioner. She helps busy heart-centered space-holders of the divine feminine remain in their power, pleasure and purpose with hormone balance recipes, exquisite self-care rituals in her online programs, cooking classes, retreats, and 1:1 coaching. She also facilitates Womb-Space Clearing practices to help womxn honor their “sacred no,” by creating boundaries, releasing emotional stagnation, and radically loving their bodies and sexuality. For more information, recipes + online classes, visit and follow her on Instagram and Facebook at @moderngoddesslifestyle.

Jan 29, 2021

Finding intimacy with others begins with becoming intimate and honest with ourselves. In this episode with Kendra Cunov, we discuss the difficult habitual patterns we can get into as women seeking comfort and validation from our relationships.

After years of dating men who were not fully available to commit to partnership, Kendra decided to take a break from dating and men altogether. She knew this was what she needed to get to the bottom of what was having her stay in deeply unfulfilling dynamics. She made a commitment to get in right relationship with The Masculine, to figure out what she really wanted in a relationship, and to liberate her own desire to love and be loved.

Since then, she has worked with thousands of men, women & couples in the areas of embodiment, intimacy, and true self-expression. She also leads a program for women to embark upon a similar journey she went on, called The No-Man Diet.

In this conversation we also discuss the energetics behind our actions, and be sure to listen to the end because I love her response when asked, “What advice do you have for a woman feeling dissatisfied with her life right now?”

We hope you enjoy the show.

In this episode we discussed:

  • Relating to self and the world and how Kendra was drawn to the world of truth-telling and relationships

  • Kendra’s program, “The No Man Diet” and how she’s been helping women release addictive and unhealthy patterns in relationship to men

  • Cultivating intuition and giving ourselves permission to listen to it

  • The energetics behind our actions and why we sometimes say something that is received differently than we expected

  • The journey of finding self worth and learning to value yourself

  • Courage and how to live from a place of authentic self-expression

  • Getting really honest with where you are at and the powerful words of wisdom Kendra has for women feeling dissatisfied in their lives

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Founder of The Collective: A Global Web of Women Devoted to Embodied Wholeness, Kendra Cunov has been studying, facilitating, and (most importantly) practicing Authentic Relating, Embodiment Practices & Deep Intimacy Work for over fifteen years.

Kendra has worked with thousands of men, women & couples in the areas of embodiment, intimacy, communication & full self-expression.

She co-founded Authentic World & Fierce Graceas well as The Embodied Relationship Training Salon (with John Wineland), and pioneered some of the most cutting edge relation work on the planet.

Kendra has consulted for companies such as Genentech & been on staff for 4PC, an elite mastermind for the top 4% of coaches in the world.

She works with organizations & leaders, as well as men, women & couples, who know that embodied presence, truth, connection & integrity are our truest access points to success – in business & in love.

Jan 15, 2021

It’s an honor to welcome sister Jet’aime to the Rising Women Leaders podcast. I met Jet’aime on the island of Kaua’i this past Fall and instantly felt the power and wisdom she holds. Through the Akashic Records, an etheric Library of everything that has ever happened, is happening, and could happen, she empowers people to see their life through the soul’s spiritual perspective to better understand all they are and all they can become.


In this episode we discussed:

  • What are ley lines and how we can work with the grid

  • Jet’aime’s recent trip to Egypt

  • God/Goddess empowerment

  • Trusting our intuition and imagination

  • The Akashic Records & what it means to read them

  • How to come back into remembrance on a daily basis

  • Insight and empowerment for trusting ourselves and our gifts this coming year


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Jet’aime Cherée Cerge is a healer, facilitator, green witch, spiritual entrepreneur, and akashic ambassador on the priestess path of remembering and reclaiming the sacred voice of the goddess within. Jet’aime owns Saje Sanctuary, metaphysical musings for the modern mystic, an herbal apothecary, crystal shop and studio offering tarot, akashic record, past life and astrology readings, breathwork, yoga, aura photography, sound baths, and more. Her journey of reclaiming her soul gifts has included traveling all over the world to Thailand, Scotland, Egypt, Ireland, Hawaii, Sedona, Guatemala and other mystical locations, learning from indigenous and expat mentors and elders in all realms of ancestral practices unveiling the many mysteries that we have been making our way back to for lifetimes. Jet’aime has declared her mission to be one of empowerment and remembrance of our royal and ancient origins linking us with the eternal and sovereign god/goddess within. Jet’aime fosters divine dialogue in the belief that revealing our true authentic selves in community containers is the path of reclaiming our magick and our power and ultimately that we are the source of our own sorcery. 
Nov 6, 2020

Enrollment is now open for the 2020-2021 Way of the Priestess Training Program with Meredith Rom. Download the program guide at and book a call to learn more.

This episode is an excerpt from our recent webinar, The Role of the Priestess in the Modern Age. Sign up to watch the whole replay here.

In this episode you’ll learn about:

  • The archetype of the priestess and why this role is so needed at this time
  • 6 spiritual tools for times of rapid acceleration and ascension
  • Practices to clear and heal the 5 core wounds of the priestess
  • Pillars of the priestess path + how to activate your soul gifts for world change
  • You’ll also get an inside look at the Way of the Priestess Training Program

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Meredith Rom is a yoga teacher, author, women’s leadership coach and host of the Rising Women Leaders podcast. She supports women to heal past wounds and release limiting beliefs to fully embrace their greatest gifts and soul callings. Her mission is to see women shining at their brightest, owning their worth and using their voice to be a beacon of light for others to awaken in this world.

After graduating from NYU she followed her intuition to Northern California where she now teaches yoga and mentors women to rise in courage, self-love and feminine leadership.

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Oct 8, 2020

It’s an honor to welcome Rachel Proctor, an online educator helping people transform their lives through faith and online business to our Rising Women Leaders community. We touched on all the challenges we face as entrepreneurs in the online world: fear, self-doubt, the inner critic, comparing ourselves to those who are our inspirations, how to handle trolls and so much more.

Rachel not only shares her firsthand experiences, vulnerable moments, challenges and successes rising as a leader in online business, but also through running a campaign for mayor in her town outside of Dallas, Texas. If you’ve been having trouble believing in yourself, your gifts or your dreams, you may just find the motivation you need to take your first step in today’s conversation.

In this episode we discussed:

  • Making courageous business decisions (even when the odds are against you)

  • Finding your unique voice in a crowded mediascape  

  • How to approach what scares us through mindset practices

  • How “failing” leads to our greatest success stories

  • How to navigate “compare and despair” in entrepreneurship

  • What Rachel learned from six years in local politics and her reflections after running for mayor in her town outside of Dallas, Texas

  • How to navigate the people who “attack” or speak up against you when you are taking big strides in your life and career

  • The role of faith in Rachel’s life and work as an entrepreneur

  • Bringing Black business owners/entrepreneurs to the forefront through education and building upon the principles and actions used by previous generations of Black business owners to achieve success in the face of inequality


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Author, speaker, and second-generation entrepreneur Rachel L. Proctor helps people turn ideas into successful online businesses. A self-proclaimed market research junkie, Rachel has hit seven-figure sales marks as she’s built a versatile and trusted learning resource hub for aspiring and successful business owners alike. Dedicated to equipping entrepreneurs with the skills needed for success, Rachel provides free business training on concepts including branding, budgeting, profitability, productivity, and more. With an emphasis on real-world skills, accessible technology, and holistic learning, Rachel helps students pinpoint their unique ideas and turn them into profitable, life-changing business ventures.

Sep 25, 2020

I truly believe deepening our connection to our body’s wisdom and direct connection to source and intuition is a key tool for us in our ascension process. When we are tapped in, tuned in and able to decipher our own intuitive messages, we know how to feel, love and make empowered choices on our path for the highest good of all.

I sat down with Jessica Reid to discuss intuition, connecting to spirit guides and channeling. Is it something we all have, or something we can cultivate? How do we begin this connection if it is more foreign to us? And what if we have been opening to our psychic abilities but it is overwhelming or scary? Jessica answers these questions and more in this week’s episode.


In this episode we discussed:

  • How Jessica first connected with her spirit guides 

  • How she navigated the intensity of feeling other people’s emotions as an empath

  • How to connect with your spirit guides and use your intuition to discover your soul purpose and direction in life 

  • Clairvoyancy, channeling and purpose fulfillment

  • A live channeled message from Mary Magdalene


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P. S. Thank you to Feedspot for selecting us as one of the Top 100 Self Love Podcasts on the web!


Jessica Reid is a Global Clairvoyant, Channel and Founder of and

Jessica's expertise is to connect and communicate with Spirit to bring through guidance along your highest path. Although she is even more passionate about helping you to utilise your own intuitive gifts - So you can have your Spirit Guides on speed dial too!

But she's also just a fun, girly-girl, who travels, loves horse riding & camping out in nature.

Sep 11, 2020

It’s a joy to have Aimée Cartier back on the Rising Women Leaders podcast to share her 4-part Getting Answers process. As SO MANY things in our lives feel unknown and changing, we are often left with so many unanswered questions.  On all levels it seems clear that changes are needed in order to deal with the current challenges we are facing– from our health, to our livelihoods, to racial inequities, to climate change.  New solutions are needed.

How do we get those answers?  How do we get those personal answers for ourselves during this unique moment in history we are living?  Questions like, “What is the best way for me to stay healthy?”, “How do I create financial stability for my family?”  Or “How do we continue to move forward, discern, find clarity and solutions in a world on fire?”

Aimée suggests it is absolutely possible and that furthermore it is not that hard.  In this episode she teaches a very simple process that anyone can use anywhere to get answers to the questions they are facing.


In this episode we discussed:

  • The Four steps in the Getting Answers process

  • Aimée’s recommendations for creating your questions

  • Receiving life vs. creating life and how to use manifestation and goal setting in collaboration with the universe

  • The difference between fear and intuition

  • What to do if we experience fear or resistance to the answers we receive

  • How to best cope with this period where there is so much we don’t know

  • What it looks like when inanimate objects give us an answer to our big life questions

  • The practice of patience when waiting for an answer

  • What to do if we don’t feel like we receive an answer

  • How Aimée empowers her students and clients to trust their own intuition


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Aimée Cartier is a psychic guide who specializes in helping her clients discern what choices are in their highest and best interest so that they have the information they need to act on and align with their own highest good.  She is known for her clear, accurate insight and her attention to practical details.  She is the founder of Empath Intuition University and Intuition University, in either private or group programs, she teaches women who have a hard time trusting their own intuition or don’t know how to use it to get results.  She helps them understand and enhance their own innate intuitive traits and increase their connection with their inner knowing so that they can use these skills to thrive and guide them to their best lives their whole lives long.  She is also the author of the book, Getting Answers: Using Your Intuition to Discover Your Best Life.  

Aug 28, 2020

It was an honor to sit down with Thérèse Cator to speak about prayer, intuition, following our callings and stepping into true, devotional and radical allyship. We explore the difference between fear and intuition, how to follow through on the guidance we receive, and build resilience around shame when educating ourselves on the true history of racism and inequality in our home lands.

Thérèse invites us to step into deeper alignment with what we know is true and right and rise above our fears to say YES to all the people we could impact with our work.

“Following our intuition leads us to growth and lessons rooted in love…”

In this episode we discussed:

  • What led Thérèse to her purpose and calling, and how she turned down a lucrative job to follow her dream 

  • How to decipher your intuition from fear and how to cultivate the courage to follow it

  • How becoming a mother changed Thérèse’s life

  • Why to be cautious with “law of attraction” thinking and manifestation programming to create “the perfect life” and how to stop racist-patriarchal systems in their tracks

  • One of the most powerful prayers we both use daily

  • Thérèse’s firsthand experience with racism and the police living in LA

  • How activism IS spiritual practice

  • Thérèse’s words of wisdom on caring for ourselves during these difficult times

  • Weaving the new world with our vision, gifts and leadership individually and collectively

  • Thérèse’s experience with fear and what continues to inspire her to rise above it

  • Building resilience around shame and how to use it as a tool to align with what is right

  • Devotional, radical and true allyship


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Thérèse Cator (she/her) is a mother, leadership coach and healer. She’s also the founder of Black Girls Breathe and this year she led a worldwide global healing day for thousands of BIWOC. Most recently she’s guided over a thousand white and white passing people for becoming human a series of lessons to dismantle white supremacy and center the liberation and healing of BIPOC. 

She's devoted to guiding visionary womxn show up rooted to their unique vision, gifts and leadership to weave the new world. She brings over a decade of experience in the wellness industry as well as her education, experience and knowledge in non-profit development, teaching, social justice, business and the arts. At the core, her work is rooted in love, liberation and community. She currently guides Circle of Reclamation, a year-long course and community.

Thérèse comes from a lineage of medicine people, mystics, artists and activists and she’s honored to share the earth-based ancestral wisdom that she’s been practicing since childhood. You’re invited to join her free community at and receive a free meditation and medicine to root deeper and rise higher.

Aug 24, 2020

What is the pain and suffering you continue to see in the world that you just cannot stand?

In today’s episode, Sonali Fiske shares her unique perspective as a WOC in the realm of online spiritual entrepreneurship and how sacred rage led her to her calling. Today Sonali Fiske is a TEDx speaker, radio host, and leadership consultant to marginalized & underrepresented visionary womxn and emerging women-identifying leaders, reaching millions on her talk show Revolutionary Voices. I sat down with Sonali to hear her journey of finding her voice and the courage to stand up for justice to inspire us all.

Every one of us is here for a reason, and today’s conversation reminds us to step closer to the places that enrage us, break our hearts, or cause discomfort in order to truly create the more beautiful world we wish to live in.

In this episode we discussed:

  • Sonali’s experience as a Sri Lankan immigrant coming to the US

  • What led Sonali to her calling of using her voice and platform for WOC

  • Sacred rage, heartbreak and the fuel for our callings

  • Empowering women to use their voices 

  • The journey of finding her voice and giving a TED talk

  • What happens when WOC have a safe space to be together, to be witnessed, grieve together and celebrate each other

  • Cultural appropriation and what white people can do to cause less harm

  • Developing true and real relationships with WOC

  • Amplifying BIPOC voices 

  • Self-care in times of great change

  • Creating safe and intersectional spaces of empowerment 


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Sonali Fiske (she/her) is a Sri Lankan-American leadership consultant & coach to Black, Indigenous, Womxn of Color leaders, a TEDx Speaker, radio host, and founder of Raise Your Voice 2020

Her recent online masterclass "Dismantling White Dominance in Womxn's Entrepreneurship" went low-key viral, and centered the stories and lived experiences of womxn of color who are countering the current narrative in leadership, influence and social justice.

On her talk show, Revolutionary Voices,” Her jam is confronting uneasy topics like colonization, tokenism, white supremacy, and more — to help reimagine the narrative and dismantle the systems of oppression people of color live and work in everyday. Sonali is also currently a council member of the International Council of Interfaith & Indigenous Womxn. 

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Aug 13, 2020

I first met Lianda in a friend’s living room when she led one of her first workshops about the power of prayer. Her stories penetrated my heart and reminded me of one of the most simple yet profound practices we have access to in challenging times.

I wanted to bring Lianda on the podcast to remind us of this power we all have access to at any time, and how when we are willing to be humble and ask for help, we open ourselves to miracles.

Tune in to learn about simple practices to practice prayer, amplify your intuition and remember that we are most definitely not alone in this big (and sometimes scary) world…

In this episode we discussed:

  • Lianda’s stories of healing and the power of prayer
  • How to decipher the voice of your intuition
  • How to shift energy and claim your space
  • Where to start when developing your psychic abilities 
  • A prayer for our collective

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  • Website
  • Sacred Circle Prayer Program
  • Instagram

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Lianda Swain is a psychic intuitive who supports women and men to heal and awaken their Soul embodiment, receptivity to Spirit, and purification to their true essence. She amplifies your intuitive nature. For over 13 years Lianda has served hundreds of people on their spiritual journey through psychic guidance, meditation, Reiki, rituals, and dance. She is a certified Reiki Master, Life Coach, Astrologer, and Exotic Dance Teacher for Women, with a background in teaching meditation and ways to enhance your awareness.

She has an uncanny gift to see situations and issues accurately, multi-dimensionally, and the pathway to greater peace. She currently travels all over the world with her work, working with clients privately and teaching Prayer, Reiki and Psychic Healing to groups. 


Jul 31, 2020

Witnessing Janel step into life and relationships as the most true version of herself has been an inspiration.

Janel believes that when we customize our relationships to fit our authentic needs and desires, not social expectations, we create emotional intimacy—which is real relationship security. When we open to be the most true versions of ourselves we are more likely to stay in relationships that empower us to grow with us as we evolve.

In this conversation we discuss dropping the conditioning of society, letting go of what we are told sex and relationships “should” look like and stepping into courage to become who you truly want to be in life and love.

In this episode we discussed:

  • Janel’s journey hiking the Appalachian Trail and Pacific Crest Trail and what she learned about life, love, and herself on the journey

  • Unlearning myths about sex and relationships that aren’t serving you

  • Overcoming fear and shame in intimate relationships

  • Designing your own relationship that truly fits you and whoever you’re with, regardless of social convention

  • Unconventional types of relationships that work

  • What jealousy really means when it comes up in your relationships

  • Coming out of the closet as who you really are and how Janel navigated becoming more of her true self despite fears of what others would think

  • Janel’s TikTok videos that led to 230k+ followers there

  • Empowering the youth to create relationships that fit who they truly are

  • Relationship tips during the times of Covid-19


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Janel Vitale is a coach for shame-free relationships and sexual empowerment. Though based in the San Francisco Bay Area, her message has a wide national reach through her TikTok channel. Her passion is empowering people to overcome shame and fear in their intimate relationships to create the deep connection and fulfilling sex they crave. An expert in emotional intelligence and vulnerable communication, holds a BA in Communication from the University of Southern California and a sex & relationship coaching certification from the Somatica Institute. You can find her on TikTok, IG and YouTube @lovewithjanel and her website is
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