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 104: Building and Breaking Habits

    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.

  • Episode 103: Where Do Your (Brand) Loyalties Lie?

    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.

  • Episode 102: Syd and Breahn’s Hot Take on TV: Golden Globes Edition

    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.

  • Episode 101: Women Inspiring #TeamQS: Meryl Streep

    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!).

  • Episode 100: Reflection, Growth, and 2020 Intentions

    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!

  • Episode 99: Communicating Household Roles With Your Partner

    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.

  • Episode 98: Women Inspiring #TeamQS: Cecile Richards

    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.

  • Episode 97: Holiday Season Survival Tips

    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.

  • Episode 96: How Your Workspace Affects Your Productivity

    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.

  • Episode 95: Why Do We Keep Saying Sorry?

    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.

  • Episode 94: On Authenticity: To Be or Not?

    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.

  • Episode 93: Women Inspiring #TeamQS: Ellen Bennett

    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.

  • Episode 92: How To Stay Motivated

    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.

  • Episode 91: Take Your Public Speaking Skills With You Everywhere

    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.

  • Episode 90: Setting Boundaries With Anxious Friends

    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.

  • Episode 89: Women Inspiring #TeamQS: Carla Hall

    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.