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!
May 15th, 2020 | 33 mins 38 secs
building habits, building habits in quarantine, habits, routines
We’d like to talk about habits we’ve established during this weird time that we’d like to consciously hang on to post-quarantine.
May 8th, 2020 | 41 mins 41 secs
favorite movies, movie recommendations, quarantine movie recommendations, queen speaking movie watch list
This week, we’re coming at you with our favorite movie recommendations as we spend more time in front of our screens.
May 1st, 2020 | 40 mins 56 secs
feel good recommendations, finding joy, finding joy during the quarantine, what brings us joy
The world is weird right now so we wanted to talk about what’s bringing us joy and how we maximize it.
April 24th, 2020 | 35 mins 5 secs
favorite tv, hot take on tv, quarantine tv recommendations, queen speaking tv watch list, tv shows
Since we’re all staying home, we wanted to revisit our “Hot Take on TV” series of episodes with some binge-worthy faves — our recommendations for TV shows to watch and re-watch!
April 17th, 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.
April 10th, 2020 | 33 mins 45 secs
farnoosh torabi, so money podcast, witqs, women inspiring #teamqs
In this month’s Women Inspiring #TeamQS episode, we wanted to highlight someone we admire, but one who’s also been getting us through these uncertain times as we deal with quarantine and a rapidly shifting economy. Here’s to Farnoosh Torabi, her podcast, So Money, and all the things we can learn from her.
April 3rd, 2020 | 41 mins 38 secs
giving back, how to, managing anxiety, support in uncertain times, support local
There’s a lot going on for everyone right now — uncertainty with work, how we live, how we connect, and how we take care of ourselves. With a lot of things up in the air, we wanted to talk about how we can take extra steps to take care of ourselves mentally and physically when we’re inundated with unsettling news about the effects of COVID-19.
March 27th, 2020 | 45 mins 24 secs
wfh, work from home, work from home routine, work from home tips
With the precautionary measures in place to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, many companies have instituted work from home policies. We wanted to take the time to talk through remote work tips and best practices.
March 20th, 2020 | 43 mins 38 secs
beauty faves, skincare, skincare routines
We’re sharing our favorite beauty products from skincare to haircare, new finds and extra special additions.
*Note: We recorded this ahead of the COVID-19 quarantine. Please enjoy some lighthearted content in the face of a tough time for us all. Stay tuned for episodes on work from home tips and how we're coping in these uncertain times coming soon!
March 13th, 2020 | 40 mins 55 secs
tracee ellis ross, witqs, women inspiring #teamqs, women’s history month
We’re doing a Women’s History Month debrief, then introducing this month’s feature: Tracee Ellis Ross!
March 6th, 2020 | 40 mins 46 secs
self care, self care routine
Today’s episode is all about a fresh perspective on self care. We’re going to dig into what self care means for us and how you can find a routine for yourself.
February 28th, 2020 | 41 mins 29 secs
communication, communication and relationships, communication techniques, communication tips, workplace communication
We’re diving into the different ways we succeed and fail at communication, and how to be better communicators in the workplace and in personal relationships.
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.