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!
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.
October 25th, 2019 | 41 mins 9 secs
extrinsic motivation, how to, how to get motivated, how to stay motivated, intrinsic motivation, motivation
We’re talking about the differences between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, and how we move between both depending on what we’re doing and where we are in our lives. Plus, tips to stay motivated and get re-motivated.
October 18th, 2019 | 45 mins 1 sec
confidence, how to, public speaking tips
We’re talking about the different ways we use public speaking skills beyond the stage. Our skills can help us on phone and video calls, in one-on-one conversations, and when leading team or client meetings.
October 11th, 2019 | 35 mins 57 secs
anxiety, boundaries, how to, setting boundaries
We often talk about the anxiety we feel in different situations, and it’s always been helpful to know that we’re not alone in these feelings. In this episode, we’re exploring how we can talk about our anxiety and ask for support, while being aware of the boundaries that need to exist with the people we love and what that conversation might look like in the workplace too.
October 4th, 2019 | 38 mins 54 secs
carla hall, women inspiring #teamqs
We’re excited to be talking about chef and TV co-host, Carla Hall in this month’s WITQS. Many know her as a contestant on season five of Bravo’s Top Chef where she warmed the hearts of the show’s fans. We’re talking about her vivacious spirit and what we can learn from her about embracing change.
September 27th, 2019 | 36 mins 11 secs
assertive communication, communication, how to
We’re recapping a workshop we attended through Junior League of Rochester with Emilie Aries on assertive communication, how it differs from aggressive communication, and why it matters for women to communicate our intent.
September 20th, 2019 | 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.
September 13th, 2019 | 29 mins 49 secs
adopting a vision, how to, joy, passion
Simon Sinek has flipped the idea of passion on its head—it isn't something we find, it's something we experience. With that in mind, we want to dig into how we perceive passion and the impact that has on us.
September 6th, 2019 | 30 mins 29 secs
identity, janet mock, lgbtq+ ally, women inspiring #teamqs
This month’s Women Inspiring #TeamQS, we’re talking about Janet Mock—a trans woman of color who is an author, writer, director, producer, advocate, and shining light in the world. We dig into identity, allyship, and the strength of community.
August 30th, 2019 | 39 mins 37 secs
confidence, how to, nominating yourself, self-nominate, speak up
This week, we’re channeling Gwendoline Christie who nominated herself for an Emmy and got it. We’re getting into why it’s confidence vs. narcissism when we self-nominate. From picking your moment to acknowledging your greatness, and asking what we can do to support ourselves or encourage the women around us to self-nominate. Think bigger and be bold!
August 23rd, 2019 | 41 mins 57 secs
how to, relaxation, sunday scaries, take the stress out of sunday
When did Sunday become such a stressful day? We’re talking about how to do more with you Sunday (hint: spend less time on chores) by mentally preparing for the week ahead and finding ways to restructure our day to enjoy both weekend days to the fullest. Sunday Scaries be gone!
August 16th, 2019 | 40 mins 25 secs
communicating our needs, how to, speaking up, the crane wife
This episode is inspired by The Crane Wife, an essay from The Paris Review. We’re talking about needs — why they matter, defining them for ourselves, and how to communicate them, even when it’s hard.
August 9th, 2019 | 36 mins 27 secs
burnout, how to, reflection, time off, vacation, you need a break
Sometimes vacation is the break we need and other times all we want is a breather from the day-to-day. We’re talking about how taking a step back from it all can help us realign with what matters most. Let’s clear our plates so we can fill them back up with things that make us most happy.