Breanna as told by Sydney:
Simply put, Breanna is the friend everyone wants in their life, but doesn’t always deserve. She has been practicing this thing called Radical Honesty since before it was a business buzz phrase, and she always shows up — physically, emotionally, however you need her, she’s there.
She helps people expect more of themselves, and makes sure no one is throwing a pity party without some action items to do better at the end of it. Breanna genuinely cares about bringing out the best in people, and helping them unlock their potential.
Breanna is an executor, and knows nothing happens without a plan in place and great communication. She is a take-no-shit badass who hasn’t entertained the idea of a short-cut in her whole life.
Personally, she loves all things local — especially those that fall into the food and drink category. Since finding the spark for public speaking, Breanna’s ready to hone her speaking skills, and take center stage in order to inspire, educate and encourage the next group of Queens who are ready to Make. Shit. Happen.
Celebrity Spirit Queen
Sophia Amoruso — why? Because she’s an unconventional, unexpected but empowering woman. She’s been through ups and downs and been very honest about the challenges she’s faced in business and in relationships, how she’s picking herself up no matter what — not hiding, standing up for who she is and what she's creating. Plus, her Girlboss community and podcast is the ultimate inspo!
February 21st, 2020 | 31 mins 30 secs
community, friendship, how to, mentorship, networking
Today, we’re revisiting mentorship after reading a recent Quartzy newsletter. We’ve both experienced a fair amount of changes since 2018, so we thought it was time to look at what’s changed since that first conversation, and how we approach this still hard-to-identify challenge to find, be, and have a mentor.
February 14th, 2020 | 29 mins 47 secs
deb perelman, smitten kitchen, women inspiring #teamqs
In this month’s Women Inspiring #TeamQS episode, we’re giving a nod to one of our fave bloggers, Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen. She taught us cooking basics and makes adventurous, but approachable recipes — as she calls them “unfussy” — plus more on what we can learn from her.
February 7th, 2020 | 38 mins 45 secs
adam grant, communication, how to, personal user manual, professional development
Adam Grant, an organizational psychologist and author, has talked about the value of creating a personal user manual to communicate your work style to your manager or your teammates. We loved this idea and wanted to dig into why it makes sense, what to include, and how to present it to your teammates.
January 31st, 2020 | 31 mins 24 secs
how to, imposter syndrome, mostly fine decision, perfection
We wanted to dig into exploring how to break the perfection streak and aim for what NYTimes Smarter Living has referred to as a “Mostly Fine Decision.” Let’s get comfortable with mini mistakes and failures, which surprisingly helps us to be more successful in the work we do.
January 24th, 2020 | 35 mins 7 secs
breaking habits, building habits, habits, routines
This week’s episode is inspired by a Hidden Brain podcast episode, “Creatures Of Habit: How Habits Shape Who We Are — And Who We Become.” We share what stood out to us the most in the episode, how we’re making their tips actionable, and what we’re doing to build or break habits.
January 17th, 2020 | 54 mins 59 secs
brand loyalty, how to, local businesses, marketing
Today, we’re getting into what makes us loyal to a brand, what we pay attention to, and the impact of marketing. We also shout out a few of our favorite brands, including some local love.
January 10th, 2020 | 32 mins 11 secs
golden globes 2020, hot take on tv
Following the 2020 Golden Globes, it’s time for another hot take on TV. We’re sharing shows worth watching according to us.
January 3rd, 2020 | 40 mins 11 secs
golden globes, meryl streep, oscars, women inspiring #teamqs
We’re kicking off 2020 with this month’s Women Inspiring #TeamQS and giving a nod to the GOAT, our Queen — Meryl Streep and talking through what we can learn from her (hint: everything!).
December 20th, 2019 | 40 mins 47 secs
2020 intentions, growth, reflection
We're celebrating our 100th episode by reflecting back on what we've learned, our expectations vs. reality, and what our intentions are for 2020. Here’s to the next 100!
December 13th, 2019 | 41 mins 54 secs
communicating with your partner, fair play, household roles, how to
We’re talking about what it takes to fairly split roles and responsibilities in our households, how to communicate effectively and divide the work with your partner.
December 6th, 2019 | 34 mins 46 secs
cecile richards, planned parenthood, supermajority, women inspiring #teamqs
In this month’s Women Inspiring #TeamQS, we’re featuring Cecile Richards, former President of Planned Parenthood and co-founder of Supermajority. We dig into all she’s done with her career, and what we can learn from her about being informed and inclusive.
November 29th, 2019 | 34 mins 56 secs
cooking, holiday party hacks, holiday party survival tips, how to
As we prepare for the holidays, we’re sharing our favorite holiday season hacks to make party attending and hosting so simple and stress free.
November 22nd, 2019 | 49 mins 26 secs
adjust your workspace to be more productive, how to, how to be productive, productivity boost
We’re talking about how small (or big) adjustments to our work environments can affect our productivity, the changes that make a difference, and how to ask for what you need.
November 15th, 2019 | 36 mins 32 secs
how to, how to stop apologizing, over apologizing
As women we have the tendency to over apologize. In this episode, we get into how to replace “I’m sorry” and only use it when necessary to be stronger communicators.
November 8th, 2019 | 38 mins 24 secs
authenticity, bon appetit test kitchen, how to
This episode is inspired by Man Repeller’s article on Bon Appétit’s test kitchen YouTube channel and Claire Saffitz’s success. Our conversation dives into what it means to be authentic, the value of authentic content on social media, removing fear, and connecting with people.
November 1st, 2019 | 33 mins 41 secs
ellen bennett, hedley and bennett, women inspiring #teamqs
In this month’s Women Inspiring #TeamQS episode, we’re spotlighting Ellen Bennett. She’s the woman behind Hedley & Bennett, an apron and kitchen apparel company that started in 2012. We’re digging into why quality matters, owning your mistakes, and her persistence.