Queen Speaking

A podcast for women as we navigate our personal and professional lives, sharing the inspiration that helps us along the way.

About the show

A podcast for women as we navigate our personal and professional lives, sharing the inspiration that helps us along the way.

Together we’ll celebrate our triumphs and dig into our setbacks. We're giving voice to the experiences we live on a daily basis in search of continued self awareness. Let's find more ways to create opportunity for ourselves and advocate for our communities.

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  • Episode 136: An Intentional Pause

    September 4th, 2020  |  19 mins 11 secs
    #teamqs update, an intentional pause, reflection, rest

    It’s scary to slow down, but we’re going to be taking time off from the podcast for rest and reflection as we manage life in a pandemic and many moments of change.

  • Episode 135: “Can’t Do It All” Workshop Recap

    August 28th, 2020  |  39 mins 28 secs
    alaina talks therapy, can’t do it all workshop, stress and anxiety, values, workshop recap

    In early March, we attended the “Can’t Do It All Workshop” hosted by licensed marriage and family therapist, Alaina Brubaker at Rochester Brainery. Since many of us feel trapped by pressure and expectation to do more, we're recapping her tips to organize our lives according to our values and priorities. (Originally aired 4/17/20).

  • Episode 134: You Deserve A Day Off

    August 21st, 2020  |  38 mins 30 secs
    day off, how to, staycation, take a break, vacation

    Not all days off are created equal. Sometimes we need to take a PTO day to do nothing or tackle chores and appointments—a day off for no reason! We’re talking about how we all should make time off a priority for ourselves even if we’re not going on a full blown vacation and how to ask your boss for it. (Originally aired 9/20/19).

  • Episode 133: Finding Your Identity Outside of Work

    August 14th, 2020  |  49 mins 6 secs
    how to, how to find meaning outside of work, identity

    Your career does not define you! We discuss how we show up in other areas of our life to feel fulfilled, how to recognize those roles, and give them room to breathe. (Originally aired 2/22/19).

  • Episode 132: Do You Know Your Top Five Strengths?

    August 7th, 2020  |  53 mins 36 secs
    career development, gallup cliftonstrengths, how to, strengths, strengthsfinder 2.0 assessment

    Learn how to tap into your natural talents as you pursue your own career development. We share our experience taking the Gallup CliftonStrengths assessment, our top five strengths, and how they show up for us in the work we do. (Originally aired 11/9/18).

  • Episode 131: What Breanna’s Reading

    July 31st, 2020  |  51 mins 4 secs
    reading list, reading recommendations, what breanna’s reading

    We’re sharing Breanna’s top recommendations for the newsletters, magazines, blogs, books, and more!

  • Episode 130: How To Create Original Content

    July 24th, 2020  |  47 mins 19 secs
    branding, content, creativity, values

    We’re exploring how to create content when it feels like nothing is truly original anymore — from finding your voice and values, to staying creatively inspired, and picking your lane.

  • Episode 129: What Syd’s Reading

    July 17th, 2020  |  41 mins 23 secs
    reading list, reading recommendations, what syd’s reading

    We’re sharing Syd’s top recommendations for the newsletters, magazines, blogs, books, and more!

  • Episode 128: What Does It Mean To Be An Adult?

    July 10th, 2020  |  39 mins 54 secs
    adulthood, boundaries, commitment, expectations, growing up, perspective, self reflection

    A question we ask ourselves: What makes someone an adult? Traditionally, it’s a mix of milestones reached, but what if it’s also perspective gained or owning your choices? We’re digging into how we’re feeling about adulthood, and perhaps creating our own definition.

  • Episode 127: Syd and Breahn’s Hot Take on TV: Summer Watchlist

    July 3rd, 2020  |  35 mins 17 secs
    favorite tv, hot take on tv, quarantine tv recommendations, queen speaking tv watch list, tv shows

    As we head into summer, we’re sharing our favorite TV shows to stream and what we’re watching right now.

  • Episode 126: Planning A Summer Micro Vacation

    June 26th, 2020  |  37 mins 58 secs
    micro vacations, mini vacations, road trips

    As we head into summer, it’s hard to imagine it being vacation-free. We’re sharing how we can plan micro vacations, where we’re road tripping instead of flying to get out of town for a few days. Our mental health needs it!

  • Episode 125: How To Use What’s Left In Your Fridge

    June 19th, 2020  |  45 mins 13 secs
    cooking tips, how-to, meal planning, meal prep, organizing tips

    This episode is inspired by the method Christina Chaey from Bon Appetit shared about how she organizes and keeps track of what she has in her freezer, fridge, and pantry. It got us thinking about tracking what we have on hand and how we use it up (or store it) before our next trip to the grocery store.

  • Episode 124: Let's Talk Vulnerability — Own Your Bold Rebroadcast

    June 12th, 2020  |  42 mins 1 sec
    embolden podcast, vulnerability

    We're sharing a rebroadcast of Sydney and Breanna's episode on the Own Your Bold podcast with Natalie Sinisgalli where we talk about vulnerability in all its forms, specifically as content creators and how to show up truly as ourselves.

  • Episode 123: Anti-Racism Resources To Participate in the Black Lives Matter Conversation

    June 5th, 2020  |  51 mins 22 secs
    anti-racism resources, black lives matter, resources to support black lives matter movement

    The recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Amaud Arbery, David McAtee, and Tony McDade have re-sparked the conversation around racism in America and the Black Lives Matter movement. While there’s a lot to take in right now, the ultimate goal is to make sure the action, conversations, and resources shared leads to sustainable change in our world. This episode covers what we have been reading, listening to, learning from, and sharing in order to uplift Black voices, while also owning our responsibility to make our world a more equitable place.

  • Episode 122: So You Want To Plan A Small Wedding?

    May 29th, 2020  |  48 mins 16 secs
    how to plan a wedding, how to plan an elopement, planning a wedding

    As some people re-evaluate their wedding plans, we wanted to discuss what to consider when planning an intimate wedding ceremony and celebration. We're sharing Breanna's tips from her recent elopement as well as Syd's officiant insight.

  • Episode 121: Women Inspiring #TeamQS: Mindy Kaling

    May 22nd, 2020  |  43 mins 50 secs
    mindy kaling, witqs, women inspiring #teamqs

    We’re back with a new Women Inspiring #TeamQS episode about Mindy Kaling. She’s a creator, producer, writer, actor, author, fashion maven, and many other things. Her commentary about her life and work is refreshing and we’re excited to share why she’s this month’s pick.