Disrupting Balance

Busting Myths & Breaking Balance

About the show

Disrupting Balance is a podcast for recovering work/life balancers finding harmony in the imbalance of work, well-being & the in between. Each episode focuses on the stories of imbalance in the lives of professional women, who learned to carve out space to find harmony in the midst of it all. From entrepreneurs and business leaders to filmmakers and creatives, there is a little bit of harmony for every woman on the journey.

Music by Solomon English


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    030: Shawna Bator: On Answering Hard Knocks, Amish Country & Rebirth

    November 23rd, 2020  |  Season 3  |  35 mins 14 secs

    Shawna Bator has embraced the constant metamorphosis of her life. From growing up in public housing, to fighting for survival while living on the streets, getting pregnant at a young age...to losing her mother to breast cancer and learning of her daughter's autism diagnosis...she has found resolve and is grateful for the hardships. Don't miss this powerful episode.

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    029: Robin Walton: On a Mother's Love, Clarity During Covid & Trusting God

    November 16th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  40 mins 52 secs
    faith, family, motherhood

    Robin Walton has learned to make room for the critical needs in her life - faith and family. Losing both parents and one sibling has taught her so much about faith, legacy and hard work. Even in the midst of a breakdown or emotional moment, Robin's resolve is steady and endearing. Those lessons guide her as a wife, a mother to two sons, and a busy professional who knows that she is enough.

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    028: Danielle Jones: On Falling Down, Divine Obedience & Political Pursuits

    November 9th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  35 mins 45 secs
    faith, relationships, transition

    Danielle Jones is a woman stepping authentically and faithfully on the road less traveled. The former college dropout pushed through health issues, a break up from a 5-year relationship and much more to finally gain her superpowers when she learned to accept and love her authentic self.

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    027: Samantha Heuwagen: On Overcoming Disability, the Gateway of Writing & Creating Unconventional Paths

    November 2nd, 2020  |  Season 3  |  41 mins 21 secs
    identity, mental health, transitions

    Samantha is a Latinx sex therapist who does her life in two different languages. It all began in her home state of Michigan where she grew up with a close-knit family in a multicultural community. But what happens when you decide to shift the narrative, leave your family and create your own path? Samantha charted her own journey that led to a discovery of creativity and healing.

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    026: Khristi Lauren Adams: On Sacrificing Vulnerability, Brown Girl Stories & Stepping into Her Calling

    October 26th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  45 mins 6 secs
    author, faith, healing

    Khristi Adams is a vessel for Black girl stories. The speaker, author, youth advocate and ordained Baptist minister is no stranger to devastating loss. Find out how she dealt with the trauma to find her purpose and write her first book.

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    025: Anna Gonzalez: On Generational Trauma, the Drive to Excel & the Culture of Leadership

    October 19th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  33 mins 44 secs
    identity, transition, wellness

    Anna is no stranger to dealing with the challenges of growing up and existing between two cultures - Mexican and suburban American. She shares how she fought through feelings of otherness and challenges with addiction to create a life and career path beyond her imagination.

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    024: Caressa Walker: On Redefining Marriage, Showing Up & Being Perfectly Imperfect

    October 12th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  29 mins 31 secs
    faith, identity, motherhood, relationships

    Caressa Walker is embracing all of her imperfections. The creator of the Imperfect Caressa blog knows that self-love and understanding of self allows her to show up despite the challenges of her parents' 27-year marriage and devastating divorce, which later shaped her expectations on relationships and marriage.

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    023: Erika Tebbens: On Accidental Activism, Running for Office & Running a Business

    October 5th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  47 mins
    advocacy, entrepreneur, family

    Erika is a business strategist who made bold moves to overcome her challenges and change her destiny. The former military wife and mother of one son shares how an unexpected beginning resulted in her lifting her voice for food justice, testifying before Congress and eventually running for office.

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    022: Zanade Mann: On Teacher Trauma, Financial Instincts & the Black Women's Business Collective

    September 28th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  40 mins 25 secs
    career, entrepreneurship, personal growth

    There is nothing like a woman with instinct, and for Zanade Mann that is one of the many elements of her ability to create community. The wife and mother of three felt compelled to walk away from teaching job after a traumatic incident. Since then, Zanade has used her gifts to establish the Black Women's Business Collective, which provides access to resources for thousands of Black and Afro-Latina women business owners.

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    021: It's Season 3: On the Podcast Journey, Mid-level life & This Season

    September 21st, 2020  |  Season 3  |  21 mins 4 secs
    journey, mid-life, podcast

    If you're a mid-level lifer in 2020, I know your pain! Racial injustice, death of many heroes, voter suppression and Covid? How do you continue to inspire myself to push beyond feeling stuck in this phase of life? This episode reflects on the journey of the podcast this year, what it means to be a mid-level lifer and how this season's guests became unstuck from their own mid-level life challenges in spite of 2020.