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Speaking with Women

Written by: Bibigi Haile
  • Summary

  • Speaking with women is a global conversation on being visible and crafting your professional path when you are a woman. 

    The options we have, the brands we build, the permissions we give ourselves. 

    It is a show about showing up. 

    You will hear the voices of real women from all over the world discussing a variety of subjects. There are special editions such as the 2020 Virtual Coffee Tour or the Unmistakable series, but also solo episodes where we dive into some of the more common roadblocks you might encounter as a professional woman and what you can do to Find your Voice, Own your Story and Step into your Power. 

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Episodes
  • Ep. 77 My Ghana Experience (part 1): Unpacking Change, Personal Transformation and layers of visibility.
    Oct 18 2023

    I have a secret to tell you. You can't run away from you. 

    This month I travelled miles away from Montreal for a Women's retreat in Ghana. 
    This episode is an unfiltered, unscripted (yes, yes unscripted) description of my first days there. First days which were a meeting between expectations and reality. 

    It is an exploration into the desire for change and the incremental reality of change. 
    It is a peeling away of yet unknown layers of visibility that I had to go miles away to discover. 

    Enjoy the episode

    If you loved this episode, please rate and review on iTunes!

    If you want support with your visibility head to www.thebeauvoirgroup.com

    or book a chat with me here

    I love to hear from you! Let's connect:

    www.linkedin.com/in/bibigi-haile
    Instagram @bibigihaile
    unleashed@speakeasy.work

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    18 mins
  • Ep. 76 Mid-life transition and exploration through travel and mindfulness with Billy Lahr
    Oct 12 2023

    In this week’s episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing Billy Lahr, the podcast host of the Mindful Midlife Crisis. After binging through his episodes, Billy and I connected through Instagram (can you believe it?) and here we are! Billy shares with us his inspiring journey leaving his 20-year teaching career to travel the world and teach mindfulness. I hope you enjoy this conversation where we explored the complexities and possibilities of life’s second half.

    05:16 - Billy discusses his midlife pivot, the catalyst behind it, and how he's adapting to navigate uncertainty while reinventing himself.

    14:35 - Reframing the concept of passion as a byproduct of following one's strengths and curiosities, Billy shares how this perspective aided him during his transition.

    21:18 - Using the metaphor of stretching pizza dough, Billy illustrates a new perspective on comfort zones, advocating for expansion from within rather than simply stepping out of it.

    24:25 - Billy introduces the idea of "10 roles" we hold in life and explains how this concept humanizes podcast guests and reveals more facets of their identities.

    32:09 - We discuss the importance of maintaining fluid roles and seeking inspiration from others to broaden our life’s roles.

    38:13 - Billy defines mindfulness and provides insights into how it can be practiced in all life moments, extending beyond meditation.

    42:41 - We explore how mindfulness enables the creation of space between a trigger and a response by observing emotions and reactions.

    48:21 - Billy highlights the transformative potential of harnessing the power of the 10 roles, enabling us to break free and embark on a journey of personal development.

    Discover Billy’s courses and his podcast on his website.

    If you loved this episode, please rate and review on iTunes!

    If you want support with your visibility head to www.thebeauvoirgroup.com

    or book a chat with me here

    I love to hear from you! Let's connect:

    www.linkedin.com/in/bibigi-haile
    Instagram @bibigihaile
    unleashed@speakeasy.work

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    57 mins
  • Ep. 75 What writing a book teaches you about yourself with Rachelle Houde Simard
    Oct 6 2023

    Welcome to this special episode featuring Rachelle Houde Simard, who is returning to our podcast. She was here at the beginning of the podcast, and she appears on Episode 3. This time around, we discuss her journey becoming an author and her new book Sociable (FR).

    03:37 - Rachelle shares the inspiration behind her book, drawing from her extensive experience as a community manager to address building a robust organizational culture whether hybrid, remote, or in person.

    06:59 - We explore Rachelle's journey into authorship, starting with blog posts and culminating in a pitch from an editor.

    11:02 - Rachelle opens up about facing a hypomanic state while preparing her first table of contents and how transparency with her editor led to a second chance.

    13:32 - How Rachelle manages life with bipolar disorder type 2 and the importance of recognizing its symptoms and learning self-management.

    17:38 - Rachelle provides insights into the book-writing process, comparing it to the journey of conceiving and birthing a child, from a messy first draft to the final reviewed version.

    24:52 - We explore the significant shift in Rachelle's identity, moving from a strategist in marketing and communications to an author, blending creative and strategic skills while navigating self-promotion and personal branding.

    30:41 - We delve into the challenges and risks tied to visibility and the pivotal role of a supportive community in helping individuals feel safer and more resilient.

    38:12 - Rachelle's final advice for women aspiring to become unapologetically visible authors emphasizes the power of embracing personal stories and experiences as integral elements of their message.

    You can find Rachelle on LinkedIn and get her book here.

    Are you thinking about joining Voices and Visibility? You can listen to Rohene’s testimonial here

    If you loved this episode, please rate and review on iTunes!

    If you want support with your visibility head to www.thebeauvoirgroup.com

    or book a chat with me here

    I love to hear from you! Let's connect:

    www.linkedin.com/in/bibigi-haile
    Instagram @bibigihaile
    unleashed@speakeasy.work

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    43 mins

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