Sydney as told by Breanna:
She’s a sparkle. Inside and out. Upon meeting her, she’s engaged, curious, and wants to learn who you are. Energetic, enigmatic, and exploratory. Her curious mind is full of ideas yet to be born and her honesty is refreshing. Her spirit is like a fluttering butterfly — mysterious whimsy, yet charismatic and comforting.
Syd is the creator, the idealist, the connector. Of all the things detailed in her 16personalities.com assessment as an ENFP, this best describes her: “Can’t I fly helicopters AND be an oceanographer who writes songs and cooks.” She’s one to explore whatever excites her. Get ready to be enraptured by everything she says.
Professionally, she works in development and is committed to providing more opportunities for students in higher education. Additionally, she pursues board positions and volunteer opportunities with the community organizations she supports and launched a young alumni leaders program. Next on the agenda? A Masters of Science in Human Resource Development. Now that’s a Queen!
Celebrity Spirit Queen
Tracee Ellis Ross — why? Tracee is FUNNY! She is a biracial Queen, and someone who helped me find my identity. Also, she doesn’t take herself too seriously — how can you not look up to one of two women who actually dressed the Rei Kawakubo/Commes de Garcons theme at the Met Ball in 2017?? She is a strong, vocal advocate for women’s empowerment, AND has impeccable, fun, loud style! She gives me life, and I look forward to her posts/words/next steps Every. Single. Day.
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.
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.