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Listen to our guests’ testimonies of perseverance and philanthropy.

A Fountain Full Of Fun Part 3: Featuring Joy Grdnic

In our final episode, Joy Grdnic reveals her artistic talents, describes what she loves about St. Louis and gives advice for young professionals who are starting their own business.

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A Fountain Full Of Fun Part 2: Featuring Joy Grdnic

In the second episode, Joy Grdnic jumps from working with famous St. Louis comedian, Phyllis Diller, to the difficulty of operating a restaurant to the intricacies of making a lampshade.

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A Fountain Full Of Fun Part 1: Featuring Joy Grdnic

In our first episode, Joy Grdnic introduces us to her award-winning restaurant, The Fountain on Locust, and she elaborates on her early stages as a radio host and comedian.

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Holding Moonbeams Part 2: Featuring Hollyce Hammond

In our second episode, Hollyce Hammond describes how her unique family inspires her to develop her website, Holding Moonbeams, a blog and lifestyle support for families with children who have Down Syndrome.

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Holding Moonbeams Part 1: Featuring Hollyce Hammond

In our first episode, Hollyce Hammond shares her personal story about being a mother of a child with Down Syndrome.

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The Worldwide Impact of Webster University Part 2: Featuring Chancellor Beth Stroble

In our second episode, Chancellor Beth Stroble discusses how she strives to make Webster University a warm and inclusive environment, while researching women leadership roles in higher education.

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The Worldwide Impact of Webster University Part 1: Featuring Chancellor Beth Stroble

In our first episode, we learn about Chancellor Beth Stroble’s personal and professional journey towards becoming a global leader in academia, and the various opportunities that Webster University provides to its students around the world.

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Finding Your Personal Style: Featuring Susan Block

Susan Block is a legend in the St. Louis Community. As an advocate for others, Susan’s served on numerous boards and has invested much of her time towards philanthropic endeavors. With an eye for color and creativity, Susan has flourished through her love of interior design, fashion and fun! Despite obstacles that she faced as a young student, Susan’s story proves that “where there’s a will, there’s a way.”

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Ten By Three: Part 2: Featuring Theresa Carrington

In our second episode, Theresa Carrington shares the challenges and triumphs of working with various cultures while lifting the organization’s artisans out of poverty.

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Ten By Three: Part 1: Featuring Theresa Carrington

In our first episode, Theresa Carrington shares how she was able to transform her own personal struggles into her globally successful nonprofit, Ten By Three.

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Transcendental Meditation Part 2: Featuring Michael Blitz

In part two of our discussion on Transcendental Meditation, Michael Blitz gives some startling statistics on how this simple daily practice has changed the lives of at-risk children and teens.

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Transcendental Meditation Part 1: Featuring Michael Blitz

Michael Blitz, our first male guest on Woman Overboard, has been teaching people how to reduce stress and live a happier life for over forty years. He is an instructor in Transcendental Meditation (TM) in St. Louis, Missouri. Here he shares his personal experiences, and the positive benefits of this simple, calming technique.

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Build-A-Bear Workshop Part 2: Featuring Maxine Clark

In our second episode, Maxine Clark elaborates on Build-A-Bear’s business model, and shares her vision for creating positive changes in our communities.

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Build-A-Bear Workshop Part 1: Featuring Maxine Clark

Maxine Clark, Founder of Build-A-Bear Workshop, discusses how an idea of building a teddy bear morphed into a worldwide phenomenon… warming the hearts of children and adults alike!

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It Takes A Village: Featuring Kathy Ferrara

As a model, makeup artist, stylist and producer, Kathy Ferrara fuses her passion for others and fashion forward mindset in K.FerraraColor, an innovative and elegant nail polish line that truly outshines her competition. Having experienced hardships in both her personal and professional lives, Kathy’s success would not be possible without the love and support of her village.

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The Wondrous Winter Opera: Featuring Gina Galati & Nancy Pillsbury Shirley

Gina Galati and Nancy Pillsbury Shirley have a passion for Opera that has not only transformed their lives, but also the lives of St. Louis’ community members. Known throughout the world for her powerful voice and dynamic range, Gina has captivated audiences with a voice that could literally move mountains. As the founder of Winter Opera St. Louis, Gina has brought world-class singers and phenomenal performances, captivating adults and children alike. One such individual, Nancy Pillsbury Shirley, became so enamored with the operatic performances that she is now President of the organization. Like Gina, Nancy has dedicated her time towards giving St. Louis elegant productions that are sure to be remembered.

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75-Year-Old College Co Ed: Featuring Sharolyn McCoy

Although she’s a senior, Sharolyn McCoy recently enrolled as a Freshman at Maryville University. She is an inspiration to others in her fervor to earn her undergraduate degree following a near-death experience. Sharolyn’s optimism and positivity shine, as she encourages others to pursue their passions.

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No Fear Allowed Part 2: Featuring Laura Herring

In the second part of our conversation together, Laura Herring bares her soul by sharing her two near-brushes with death, and how this has brought into focus what is really important in her life.

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No Fear Allowed Part 1: Featuring Laura Herring

Laura Herring approaches each day with a determination to make a difference in the world. Driven by her passion for others, Laura founded IMPACT group as a means of helping families of business executives relocate. Drawing from her own childhood experiences, Laura reflects on her failures, faith and family while teaching others the importance of facing fear head on.

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Why a Podcast?

Simply put…I love to talk and I love to talk to interesting people, therefore it only makes sense that I have a podcast!!

There are people like ME–the woman who went so overboard trying to make a great life for her children and husband and was in such a fun whirlwind while doing it that time spun out of control and suddenly SPLAT! I was squashed helplessly against the side of the ship, deflated from buoying everyone else up for so many years.

My dreams are like the floaters in the back of my eye–popping up and reminding me they are still there. They taunt me: “So, what are you going to do about it?” Well, I guess you’ll just have to tune in to each episode to find out!! Check out some of the topics I’ll cover!

Dreams & Goals 95%
Living Your Best Life 89%
Deflecting Resistance 42%
Everything Else! 65%
Men 16%