The She Built This Podcast
Soggy Cereal Lessons with Your Host, Emily Aborn

Soggy Cereal Lessons with Your Host, Emily Aborn

July 1, 2020

What can a bowl of soggy cereal teach you about life? 

Find out in this episode as I talk about time, patience, and not taking shortcuts in your life and business. 

Here is the Zen Money Monday podcast I talk about with Liz Lajoie

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Edited: A Conversation with Jodie Gallant of JMG Business Strategy

Edited: A Conversation with Jodie Gallant of JMG Business Strategy

June 24, 2020

Join me for a chat with Jodie Gallant, Business Strategist and Coach for JMG Business Strategy. We talk about all things entrepreneurship, transitioning from corporate to running not just one, but two businesses, and about the ever-elusive work/life balance. We dive into how to focus on what is right for YOU in your business and not compare yourself to others and how to truly love what you do! 


Jodie uses her experience in marketing and planning, paired with owning five NH local businesses while raising a vibrant family, to inspire, lead, and support entrepreneurs to achieve the life they desire through the design of their business. Having left a secure 15-year corporate career in 2012 to build two family businesses alongside her husband and three small children, Jodie quickly realized the hustle and grind was not going to work. Today she guides her clients to achieve their goals with the support of the strategies and tools she lives by.


Jodie's Website

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My Own Mad Scientist

My Own Mad Scientist

June 17, 2020

What has changed on your 2020 "bucket list" as the year has progressed? It is going a bit of a different way than you planned? At the beginning of the year, I embarked on a journey to try all sorts of new things. Many of those things had to be put on hold, so I have found myself experimenting in other aspects of my life and it's bringing me closer to who I really am! 

This episode is about opportunities to welcome experimentation in your own life and challenging you to see where, if anywhere, you are able to try things in a new way, with a different approach or change in perspective. 

What are you waiting for?

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Making Wisdom from Our Wounds

Making Wisdom from Our Wounds

June 3, 2020

This one is straying a bit from the "norm" for my podcasts. I am not necessarily talking business, I am not necessarily talking about entrepreneurship, but I am telling a story that has forever changed my life and the way I have chosen to live. I hope that it will do so for you as well and that you spread your positive changes to others you meet as well. 


I think that is all the intro text I am going to give you for now. I would love to hear from you and your thoughts if any of this hits home for you. 


Building Dreams Long Distance: A Conversation with Dave Swillum

Building Dreams Long Distance: A Conversation with Dave Swillum

May 27, 2020

Join me in my conversation with Dave Swillum as he tells us the story of he and his wife Meagan and how they are working together to create a life in which they are both living their dreams. After getting burned out and not living his passion full-time and a tough conversation in which he learned his wife, Meagan, wasn’t pursuing her dreams yet either... the two decided to blow their lives apart in order to achieve their dreams of living full time doing what they both love. Today, Dave freelances audio out of a mentor's studio while he works to build his own space and maintain his now long-distance relationship with his wife Meagan who is pursuing her vet degree in TN. 

Dave Swillum is the audio engineer behind NH based audio production business Crawlspace Audio, podcast host of The Waking Up From Work Podcast, and local indie artist. With an MBA in music business from the SNHU Berklee partner program and a background working live sound for national artists, interning at a record label and recording studios in New England, and touring with his personal bands around the country Dave has a formed a unique passion for both business and music supporting artists. 

Connect with Dave: 

Dave's Audio Business 
Dave's Podcast on Living As A Full-Time Creative 
Instagram / Twitter / TikTok
Dave's Indie Rock Band 
Habits vs. Goals

Habits vs. Goals

May 20, 2020

A little bit love story, a little bit mindset, a little of everything in this episode!

Today, I am telling my story of the past ten years (in a very speedy format) and how reflecting on the past has helped me to focus my time and attention right now on HABITS, routines, and systems in my life. I also share with you about my upcoming She Built This June Challenge and how to get in on it! 

Here is a link to the yoga classes I talk about on the podcast: SAGA Monadnock 

And here is a link to the Gateless Writing Salon I talk about on the podcast with Becky Karush


Intuition and Life’s Keystones: A Conversation with Tammy Jordan

Intuition and Life’s Keystones: A Conversation with Tammy Jordan

May 13, 2020

So often in our lives, we are forced to take stock and perhaps put the magnifying glass on things that have been pillars of our existence... yet might not actually be serving us in the best way possible. This year, I am working on breaking down some of those beliefs for myself and removing that which does not actually help me or others, but instead is just a dusty old belief or outdated assumption about how life should be. 

Those keystones, along with being intuitive in all aspects of life --including your business, is what Tammy Jordan and I talk about in this week's podcast. 

You are going to love being a fly on the wall in this real, authentic, and thought-provoking conversation with me and Tammy. I have had several beautiful conversations with her and I am a HUGE fan! I think you will be too. 

Tammy is an author, speaker, coach, and consultant in many things HR, Organization Development and personal development. As the founder and CEO of Leader Consulting Group, she works with business owners and executives in defining their unique culture, hiring and promoting the best talent, developing and training agile and authentic leaders and teams, and managing growth and change. Since 2011, lcg has been a unique consulting firm believing in hearts and minds working together and that connection and empowerment are paramount to business results and success.

You Deserve a Break! A Conversation with Kasey Mathews

You Deserve a Break! A Conversation with Kasey Mathews

May 6, 2020

Today I have the pleasure of bringing you my interview with Kasey Mathews, an angel in human form. I had the luxury of having Kasey Mathews on the She Built This Pajama Panel Party back in March, and today we are going in deeper on her story, as well as talking about the importance of listening to our bodies, following our heart's calling, and taking a much-needed break. 

Link to her 50 Ways to Take a Break from Work Guide:

Kasey's Website:



Kasey Mathews is a book-writing and transformational life coach, an inspirational speaker and the author of A Mom’s Guide to Creating a Magical Life: 8 Practical Steps to Feel Happier, Inspired, and More Relaxed and Preemie: Lessons in Love, Life and Motherhood. Both books won the Mom's Choice Gold Award and Preemie won the NH Writer's Project Reader's Choice Award. As a featured guest on Yahoo, NBC Tonight, NHPR, Doctor Radio and many more, Kasey strives to help others find more happiness, balance and purpose in their lives. She lives in the New Hampshire with her husband, two children, and their pup, Georgie Girl.

Look Who’s Back: A (Virtual) Visit from Crystal Farley

Look Who’s Back: A (Virtual) Visit from Crystal Farley

April 29, 2020

In this episode, I welcome back Crystal Farley of CFar Beyond the Box and Women's Entrepreneurship Day NH.

Crystal was my co-host on the She Built This podcast and she has since gone from entrepreneur to entrepreneur AND employee! Come hear about her pivot and join us in a conversation about what's new in her world. 

From E-Bay to Entrepreneurship: A Conversation with Julie Trieb

From E-Bay to Entrepreneurship: A Conversation with Julie Trieb

April 22, 2020

A little goody for you this week! Join me in my conversation with Julie Trieb as we talk about her number ONE piece of advice for female entrepreneurs and women. We talk about how she successfully started her online e-commerce business, "Designs by JuJu" sixteen years ago and scaled it to a multi-million dollar family business. And of course, her answer to the question, "What's next after THAT kind of success?!" 

Designs by JuJu is a leading provider of adorable digital machine embroidery designs in the industry for the home embroiderer. Her passion for creating, marketing, maintaining authenticity, and nurturing her connection with her ideal customers has been responsible for steady growth since 2003. Owner and Founder, Julie Trieb believes being true to yourself and what you love is key to maintaining joy in your business and attracting your ideal customers. She has most recently learned how showing up real, vulnerable and even sometimes messy as your beautiful authentic self will spark joy again and restore burnout that so many entrepreneurs face. Listening to your intuition, discovering your "why", the importance of self-care and daily spiritual business rituals, authenticity, how customers crave real and resonate with imperfection are all topics that Julie is super passionate about.