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On the Balance Boldly Podcast, host Naketa Thigpen talks with ambitious women in business (and a few brave men) from a wide array of industries about their pursuit of success, how they face business burnout, imposter syndrome, and what work/life (and LOVE) balance looks like for them. Not your conventional self-help podcast, Balance Boldly uncovers real solutions to real problems afflicting real people at home and in the workplace, daily.
 
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I am not the quit coach. I am not the stay coach. I’m the coach who is going to help you figure out the best next move for you! Career change is an important topic and it has been our theme for this first part of the year. Listen in as I share my thoughts and advice for when to consider a career change. Recently an awesome listener wrote in asking …
 
Being present when you’re dealing with grief or loss is definitely not easy. However, when you’re able to be present and allow yourself to feel all the feelings while creating strong coping mechanisms and an even stronger community, you’ll be that much better for it. Amy Pelkey experienced pregnancy loss and had to deliver her precious baby at the …
 
We're back! Season 2 is ALMOST HERE! We've got new interviewees and new questions coming your way, but the theme remains the same. Burnout does not define you. It is one point in your life and you can come out on the otherside in your total badassery! If you haven't already, hit that follow or subscribe button so you're notified when the first epis…
 
2022 is here! Can you believe it? In some ways I’m excited to see a new year and in others I’m wary. The past few years have given us more and more adversity, and I don’t know about you, but I don’t necessarily feel ready. But we’re here regardless and no matter how much we may or may not like change, it happens. All the time! For instance, my Burn…
 
Let’s take a walk on the dark side! Just kidding. Dr. Nerissa Kreher is a pediatric endocrinologist who left her practice to check out the world of pharma. She’s gone from treating patients to creating therapies and realized that pharma really isn’t the dark side. Listen as she shares her story and why it’s so important to have the confidence to fa…
 
The first Luminaries Edition of the Balance Boldly Podcast of 2022 is a dedication to an outstanding WOMAN who inspires, influences, and ignites a better tomorrow with the courageous work she implements! In this episode of the Luminaries edition seating with Naketa Ren Thigpen let’s welcome Lynda Cormier, she is a wife, mother, and one of the most …
 
In this, our last episode of 2021 at the Balance Boldly Podcast seating with Naketa Ren Thigpen let’s welcome Kami Guildner, she's a connector, a storyteller, a business coach for changemaker women of influence. Kami’s entrepreneurial journey was sparked by the breath of a horse over a decade ago. This magical epiphany moment led Kami to discover h…
 
This year has been a little amazing, a little shitty, and a whole lot of learning to lean into what makes me happy and fulfilled. This is the last episode of 2021 and I’m sharing this year’s celebrations, changes, and how I’m planning to come back better. Of course we’re starting everything off with celebrations! There were so many things that happ…
 
Sometimes it’s nice to sit down and chat about your experiences without really having to deep dive into them and find solutions. Sharing your story is just as powerful as healing from your past. Listen as Dr. Matthea Rentea and I sit down for another Badass Spotlight! Dr. Matthea is a mom and a physician who found herself facing down the dark pit o…
 
This week on The Badass Women's Council, Rebecca talks with Errin Weisman about burnout. Errin is a life coach specializing in burnout with high achievers, making this episode the perfect conversation to continue helping high-achieving women. Today, Errin shares insight into the burnout healthcare workers experience and assists with tips on keeping…
 
Weisman Child 3.0, also known as the alpha female wolf-pup, saw me leaving the other day and asked me which personality I was going to be that day, a doctor or a business woman. I loved how observant she was at that moment. You see, she has seen the shifts and changes I’ve been making, and I love that I’m able to model these different personalities…
 
I love it when I get to catch up with my wonderful doctor friends. Dr. Tracey O’Connell joins me to chat about all the things that have changed and shifted for her since our last discussion on episode 105. Tune in as we catch up! When you’re in medical culture, you don’t believe there is any other way. It’s a trap! You have the autonomy to speak up…
 
Lindsay Tjepkema is back for part two of her podcast takeover! Last week's conversation with Lindsay and Rebecca continued even after the mic was off, which made them realize they had to bring Lindsay back for part two. Listen now as Lindsay and Rebecca talk about how we can all be more human in our day-to-day conversations at work.…
 
Super quick episode to encourage you if you’re starting to feel crispy around the edges. Each month I do a masterclass. Last Sunday of the month, 1 hour, get your butt there! This month we were chatting all about burnout relapse, because it does happen, and that’s okay. If you’ve been following along, you know that I recently re-entered the clinica…
 
If you’ve been following me for any amount of time you’ve seen my Badass Spotlight posts. I recently reached out in my Badass Slack group and let them know that I wanted to talk with them for real. Christina Gramith heard the call and reached out and I’m so excited to share this conversation with you. Christina started listening to the podcast befo…
 
This week on The Badass Women's Council, we put Rebecca in the hot seat as Lindsay Tjepkema takes the reigns as the interviewer. Lindsay is the CEO and Co-Founder of Casted, the Amplified Marketing Platform, and was part of the Stand Tall in Your Story event. Today's episode focuses on the business is human framework and how the human element makes…
 
Let’s normalize sabbatical healing. Sometimes the bravest thing is the scariest thing to do and that is to say stop. I’m done. Sometimes the most loving and kind thing you can do for yourself is to take time away. You see, when we try to keep pushing through rather than taking a break, we hurt more than ourselves. We hurt the organizations we work …
 
As physicians we pride ourselves on being the leader in stressful situations. We are calm, cool, collected, and confident that we are making the right decisions to help our patients. Dr. Rachel Miller joins me to talk about why we need to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. You see growth and development doesn’t happen when you’re perfectly c…
 
What is good enough? As I’ve started back into clinical practice, I find that my perfectionism keeps creeping back in. I get frustrated with myself when notes aren’t perfect and things don’t go just so. But, I’ve been working on my burnout triggers, so when I notice these things, I give myself grace and move on. But this is also bringing up somethi…
 
Dr. Susan Landers is a former neonatologist who experienced burnout late in her career. Once she realized what she was dealing with, she also figured out that it was preventable. She now helps doctors and organizations prevent physician burnout and she’s sharing her story in her new book, So Many Babies. To say that Dr. Susan loved her career would…
 
You can’t make already highly resilient people more resilient. Resiliency training is not the way to decrease pandemic burnout. Instead we need to discuss systemic and organizational changes to help support the doctors and nurses who make the medical system go round. Listen as I share various studies and data which reveal a clear path for decreasin…
 
Our outward appearance directly influences and impacts our internal sense of self and worth. I’m not saying that your outer beauty eclipses your inner beauty, but it does play a part in your internal monologue. Listen as Dr. Olga Lemberg shares her story and why she’s helping female physicians show off their bold and unique style with beautifully d…
 
I love sharing my monthly masterclass and mastermind calls on the podcast. We have such a good time in these calls discussing various aspects of the medical field and ways we can overcome burnout and fatigue. This past month was no different. I fully believe that our jobs in the medical profession are 100% our drug of choice. I recently did an enti…
 
Money. It’s a scary, wonderful word that we are all looking to be better with. Dr. Brent Lacey has been teaching financial literacy and management for years, but he’s extremely passionate about working with physicians. Listen in to hear his story and learn why you need to get better with your money today. It’s interesting to note that the person wh…
 
Have you ever dealt with mom guilt? I know that I have. My mom guilt started before I was even officially a mom. I was pregnant and in residency and I couldn’t shake the feeling that all of my late nights and crazy schedule was messing up my unborn child. Since mom guilt is so prevalent, I wanted to talk about ways we can deal with it. Because mom …
 
Something the healthcare industry as a whole needs is growth. We need to evolve in the way we speak to our patients, how we approach diagnostics, and the way we label conditions. Wendy Schofer is a pediatrician who specializes in working with overweight children and she is at the forefront of that need. Our kids are not broken. But when we label th…
 
I have been struggling with the emotion of resentment lately. If you’ve been following along, you know that I returned to full on clinical medicine recently and it has brought some things up for me. Listen as I share a bit more and then give my tips for approaching your own resentment. This is something I’ve been working through with my therapist, …
 
Your ability to negotiate impacts so much more than just your pocketbook. We negotiate in all aspects of our lives, so being able to master the steps and stages of a negotiation is vitally important. Listen as Dr. Linda Street shares those steps and how you should approach them. The first thing you need to remember is that you have to know what you…
 
It’s time to get a little personal (... because that’s different how? 🤣) Not too long ago, I saw the light fade from my son’s eyes as it pertains to a sport that he genuinely loves. I watched him get dimmer and dimmer until one day he looked at me and said he just didn’t want to play anymore. After trying to talk to him about it, he simply said tha…
 
You’re having the trip of a lifetime, hiking in Australia, and loving every minute of it. Until all of a sudden, you fall down a waterfall. After sustaining a TBI and quickly realizing that something’s just not right, you embark on a quest that spans more than a decade to get your life back. This is what happened to Jill Griffin. After falling down…
 
I’m wrapping it all up. This whole series came about as a way to dig into the research of work addiction as I began stepping back into an employed role. So much of what I talk about on this podcast has roots grounded in what’s happening in my own life and it’s been fun digging in. So first, I shared all about definitions and where work addiction st…
 
Mid-career crisis, mid-life crisis, burnout… they’re all real things! They’re all DIFFERENT things. Dr. Hala Sabry is a woman physician, mom, trailblazer and thought-leader focused on woman equity. Listen as she chats about mid-career crisis versus burnout in the lives of women physicians. Women and men are different in so many ways and those diffe…
 
If your workplace culture is filled with workaholics, it’s time to take a look at the top. Workaholic leaders beget workaholic employees and cause more harm than good in all companies and hospitals. Listen as I chat about the four groups of workaholic employees and how they contribute to a burned-out workplace. Group one are the folks who have lost…
 
When you’re expecting an amazing year and instead go through one of the most harrowing experiences of your life, you re-prioritize your dreams. After Staci Danford went through a divorce at 49, she decided it was time to pursue her dream career. She went back to school at the age of 50 and became an educational neuroscientist. She essentially studi…
 
I have finally found that perfect fitting job… at least it fits perfectly for now. Which honestly, when you find that perfect pair of jeans that fits your ass just right, it’s an amazing feeling right? Listen in to hear why I’m so happy that I’ve found this job and what it took for me to get to this place. So earlier this summer I started feeling t…
 
Resilience is necessary in life. For Dr. Corinne Devin as an orthodontist, member of the U.S. Navy, and an international beauty pageant contestant it is a way of life. Listen as she shares her story and why she relies on her resilient nature each and every day. Dr. Corinne grew up in a military family and as such moved every few years to different …
 
This weeks episode is part of the Stand Tall in Your Story series, and today you get to hear Stephanie Ewing's story. Stephanie is a Commercial Banker with Chase Bank, and her story today is about being a perfectionist. She opens up about her biggest fear of people not liking her, and how her journey has helped her be unapologetically her. Listen n…
 
After you’ve taken a pause and have realized that you are indeed a workaholic, it’s time to start into the R’s. Relapse is not a moral failing. It’s going to happen. It’s a part of human psychology. It’s time to remove the guilt and shame and sit in self-compassion. Self-compassion radically changed my life. I’ve been talking about it a lot on this…
 
Satisfaction isn’t always what we find when we follow our dreams. We grow, evolve, and change with every day that we’re on this Earth, and we’re allowed to change our minds. Dr. Jattu Senesie realized that she wasn’t happy in clinical medicine and found her own satisfaction by helping professionals in a way that better fit her life. Dr. Senesie wen…
 
Welcome back to part III of the work addiction series. In part I, we talked about the definition of work addiction. Part II was a review of the literature overall. Now in Part III I want to talk about how to navigate work addiction and how to re-enter the work environment. Listen in! If you want to change your work addiction you need to change the …
 
Emergency medicine is much like a 3-ring circus, just ask Dr. Kelsey Quin. She grew up in the circus capital of the United States and still volunteers in the amateur circus that she performed in. The skills she learned there are helping her succeed as a physician and she’s telling us how. In emergency medicine there is always something going on. Pe…
 
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