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Seven Entrepreneurs Walk Into a Zoom Room…

Seven Entrepreneurs Walk Into a Zoom Room…

May 12, 2021

Ok, so nowadays that occurrence in and of itself isn't special. BUT this She Built This episode IS extra special as it's featuring five New England entrepreneurs who are sharing their lessons learned, how the past year has impacted their business, what their TOP piece of advice is for other women in business, and more! 

  • A new way to approach time management (Lanette Pottle) 
  • The power of perseverance and not giving up (Kristy Oullette)
  • How to know if it's your ego or your intuition doing the talking (Karen Kenney) 
  • Growing the business YOU want (Beth Blaney) 
  • Working with a spouse/partner and navigating Covid as a small business

Myself + my co-host of the day, Anna Hayes Harless +  our FIVE Guests = a party of SEVEN Entrepreneurs! 

Don't be scared by the length of this one!! You can take this one at your leisure and listen to it in segments, or all in one go. 

Our guests: 

Lanette Pottle: With a history marked by disadvantage, dysfunction, and depression, Lanette Pottle uses the hard-won wisdom of her past as fuel, making her a fierce advocate of well-being. She walked away from a successful 2O- year career in human resources with the determination to support women in growing their businesses and careers without burning out. Today, Lanette does just that in her work as a life and business coach. Lanette is a TEDx speaker, co-author of the #1 International Best-Seller, Success University for Women in Leadership, and author of Small Steps Big Impact: A Year of Simple Actions to Transform Your Life.  Learn more at and connect with her online on Instagram @lanettepottle

Kristy Ouellette is the owner of Mickey Guru Travel Company, which she founded in March of 2014. Mickey Guru is a full-service travel agency helps people create lifelong memories with their loved ones via travel experiences. We provide personal, concierge-level vacation planning services to help our clients to get the most value out of their vacation time. Whether you are looking for a vacation with roller coasters and princesses, a quiet beach with unlimited adult beverages, a cruise out on the open sea, a privately guided tour of a European city, or something in between, I'm ready to help make it as magical as possible. Connect with Kristy on Instagram

Karen Kenney is a certified Spiritual Mentor, author, speaker, and the host of The Karen Kenney Show Podcast. She’s also the founder of THE NEST - an online spiritual membership & community. She’s been a student & guide of A Course in Miracles for close to three decades, a yoga teacher for 20+years and is a longtime practitioner of Passage Meditation. She’s known for her storytelling, her sense of humor, her love of the Divine and her “down-to-earth” practical approach to Spirituality. She’s also a Gateless Writing Instructor and is currently working on a memoir. Connect with KK at:

Heather Crowe worked at Amica Insurance Company for ten years and then made the decision to stay home and raise her two sons Brady and AJ who are now 15 and 17 years old as well as her rescue dog Flynn. Heather and her husband Brian started SpeedPro Solutions located in Amherst, NH in 2017. It has been
an adventure learning something new every day in the signage/print industry. Heather enjoys helping businesses grow using Great.Big.Graphics through interior/exterior signage,
vehicle graphics and much more. She is focused on supporting the local community as well as non-profit organizations including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation who she helped in raising over $1.2 million dollars through the annual event Taste for a Cure.
Beth Blaney is the owner of Beth Blaney & Associates. She and her team take on your business tasks so you can take on your
business. As an entrepreneur herself, Beth understands the myriad of financial and administrative matters that can hold business owners back. An administrative guru whose ideas and
solutions are fueled by decades of experience in bookkeeping, human resources, small business administration, Beth’s mission is to serve as the backbone of your business so you can flourish and shine, and connect with your clients. When she’s not geeking out over QuickBooks, Beth is a human mom, dog-mom, and music lover living her best life in the quiet woods of Southern New Hampshire.
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Be Courageous: Featuring NaughtyGood Bites Woman of the Month, Heather Sweeney

Be Courageous: Featuring NaughtyGood Bites Woman of the Month, Heather Sweeney

April 28, 2021

"You have everything you need to reach your summit."

Join She Built This host, Emily Aborn, and NaughtyGood Bites owner, Lindsay Taylor in a conversation with NaughtyGood Woman of the month, Heather Sweeney. 

Heather shares her journey of being COURAGEOUS, trusting, and staying present as she hikes to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, giving back over $40,000 to LLS. 

About Heather: 

Heather is a Wellness Coach, Registered Nurse, Inspirational Speaker and
Story Teller. She is also the creator of “The Unicorn Pasture”, offering the opportunity to bring magic to life by adopting your very own unicorn.

Through her Wellness Coaching, Heather guides individuals toward
personal growth with her “inside-out” approach, believing that to achieve real transformation we must first look inside ourselves.

Heather resides in New Hampshire with her two children. She is an eternal optimist, avid fundraiser, traveler, and lover of all things adventurous and outdoors.

Heather's Website and Blog 

The Enneagram and YOU! A Conversation with Christina Granahan

The Enneagram and YOU! A Conversation with Christina Granahan

April 21, 2021

Have you ever heard of the Enneagram? 

Maybe you even know a thing or two about your type? 

This is not your average personality test and this is not like any other way you have heard about the Enneagram!

The Enneagram gives freedom to BE you, sheds light on some of your tendencies and proclivities, and helps you to extend grace to others in your life as well. 

In This Episode: 

  • What the Enneagram is
  • How Christina uses it to help others use it and why it's such an important tool.
  • A dive into each of the nine types.
  • How to determine which one you are
  • What it looks like when each type is in and out of balance  
  • How your Enneagram type can be your superpower
  • How the Enneagram helps your relationship with others
  • Learn about what's happening in the She Built This VIP group

About Christina Granahan: 

Christina is an Enneagram-informed therapist and coach. She has created a niche that is sometimes spiritual mentor, sometimes mental health clinician, and sometimes coach to teens and adults who, despite their best efforts, aren’t creating the life that comes from their own, unique genius and birthright. She works with individuals and groups both privately and in organizations because what's good for individuals is also good for business.

Christina’s goal with every client is to show them who they were before they learned to defend, protect, and promote themselves and to help them remember that loving, clear, joyful person who showed up for life with strength and wisdom who got lost along the way.


Christina's website

Christina on Instagram 

You Can’t Spell Funnel without “FUN”: Facebook Ads and Funnels with Rachel Krampe

You Can’t Spell Funnel without “FUN”: Facebook Ads and Funnels with Rachel Krampe

April 14, 2021
You can't spell funnel without FUN! I believe that you can have FUN while building your business too! Which is what I am all about! 
Join me in a conversation with Rachel Krampe who is passionate about curating unforgettable customer journeys with Facebook Ads & Evergreen funnels to keep creatives, coaches, and small businesses sold out.  Her wholistic approach helps business owners create the freedom and income they’ve always envisioned so they can learn to love their businesses again. 
In this week's podcast, we talk about Facebook ads, funnels, and a healthy dose of mindset and positivity. 
We Dig Into: 
  • The why, what, and how of Facebook Advertising
  • What you need to know and have in place before you even get started 
  • What the customer journey is and why it should matter to you 
  • What some of the biggest mistakes I see business owners make when it comes to ads
  • When to get support 
  • And what kind of spice we would be if we were spices (I am random like that). 
About Rachel Krampe: 
Rachel lives with her partner and two up-to-no-good cats Jax and Sierra in Texas. Ask Rachel about her ambitions to travel to all US National Parks (20+ down), hiking, or cooking healthy-ish meals when she’s not working.
Collaborations and Creativity: A Conversation with Emily Otterman and Amy LaBelle

Collaborations and Creativity: A Conversation with Emily Otterman and Amy LaBelle

April 7, 2021

In this episode, I am joined by Emily Otterman and Amy LaBelle. We talk about how a winemaker and an artist are collaborating in a unique way. 

We also hear from Amy as she tells her story of navigating Covid in the hospitality industry, and how it changed Emily's plans for sharing her art. 

We talk about gratitude, grace, creativity, and the power of resiliency in togetherness. 

About Emily 

Creating something that preserves and celebrates what people value most is what Emily strives to accomplish. She often incorporates meaningful photographs of people, places or things into the artwork she creates, loves using the medium of ‘encaustic’  (beautiful beeswax and damar resin) and a blowtorch!

A lifelong artist with Canadian roots, Emily left Toronto and settled in New Hampshire after stars aligned She and her husband live in Merrimack with their two great almost-adult-and-ready-to-fly-the-coop children. 

Emily has operated a studio in Canada, worked in the arts for decades, experimented with many mediums and has years of experience creating custom artwork. She’s a lifelong learner, annually participating in workshops and continually refining her skills.

She’s a proud card-carrying SBT VIP member and loves supporting and being supported by this growing community.


About Amy 

Amy LaBelle is the founder and winemaker at LaBelle Winery. Formerly a corporate attorney practicing in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, her lifelong interest in wine led her to open LaBelle Winery to pursue her passion for winemaking.

With LaBelle Winery developing into a destination winery, Amy has slowly seen her dream realized: to focus full-time on making world-class wine in New Hampshire. Building LaBelle Winery has taught Amy so much, and she’s evolved from the many lessons learned along the way. She’s emerged as a strong leader and mentor, a certified winemaker, farmer, producer of farm-to-table food, innovative entrepreneur and philanthropist.

Amy is serious about her mission to provide customers with the very best culinary and wine experience, as her philosophy is to treat guests of LaBelle Winery like family. Her ultimate vision is to give back to the community through charitable giving in ways that are fulfilling, impactful and meaningful, and to grow her business exponentially so that she can contribute more.

Love of learning, dedication, integrity, love of craft, innovation and passion is her formula for success. Every day matters and Amy tries never to waste her days. Amy’s paramount success is being able to grow LaBelle Winery with her husband, Cesar Arboleda, while also balancing life with their two sons.

Amy is also the founder of Empowering Angels, a charitable organization that empowers girls and young women to embrace the possibility of entrepreneurship. The program provides education in basic business skills and strategies and through providing women role models by which these aspiring young entrepreneurs can model their behavior.

Amy lives with her husband, and co-owner of LaBelle Winery, Cesar Arboleda, and their two sons, Jackson Alejandro Arboleda and Lucas Cesar Arboleda.


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Should I Start a Podcast? What You Need to Know Before You Get Started

Should I Start a Podcast? What You Need to Know Before You Get Started

March 31, 2021

A lot of people have been telling me they want to start a podcast of their own! So, I thought I would pull together a super-comprehensive episode spelling out all the things I wish I knew before I started one! 

I cover: 

  • The nature of audio
  • How much time it takes per episode 
  • What to talk about and how to create the content for each episode
  • Consistency and frequency in producing and messaging
  • Determining the GOAL for both you and your people
  • Guests
  • Equipment
  • Co-hosts
  • Marketing Factors 
  • And More!

Even if you are not starting a podcast, this episode is full of takeaways you can apply for your next Facebook or Instagram Live series, content planning for your own social media, Clubhouse talks, webinars, and other formats. 

I also invite you to consider other ways in which you can accomplish some of the same goals through other methods, podcast guesting being one of them. You can download my podcast pitching and guesting guide HERE.

Learn More and Work with Me: 

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Don’t Feed the Bears: Why Feeding the Voice of the Inner Critic is Dangerous!

Don’t Feed the Bears: Why Feeding the Voice of the Inner Critic is Dangerous!

March 24, 2021

There is a lot of newness bubbling up right now with the welcoming of Spring! Lots of new ideas, creativity, and exciting ventures. 

With that comes... 

All of the reasons your brain thinks you should NOT launch, not DO, not SAY, and why you should keep on playing small. 

Enter the bear brain and the inner critic. In this episode, I talk about why you shouldn't feed these bears: 

1. They can be dangerous and harmful

2. They can cause good dreams to die 

3. It can cost you money! 

I also share FOUR ways to talk to your Inner Critic and the ways even our speech can keep us playing small. 

Articles mentioned: 

8 Ways Women Undermine Themselves with their Words

Books mentioned: 

Playing Big 

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Self-Care, Sleep, Routines, and Small Promises

Self-Care, Sleep, Routines, and Small Promises

March 17, 2021

There is stuff all over the place about self-care and what we could be, should be doing. Self-care can feel like just another chore and something on your to-do list. I want to encourage you in today's episode that it can be easyyyyyy and should be all about what you need and what makes you feel good. 

Self-care starts with self-awareness and being kind and loving to your body. 

In today's podcast, I talk about: 

  • How self-care is not always the easy answer 
  • Three easy things to work on to get a better night's sleep
  • Creating an easy morning routine 
  • Creating an easy evening routine

Mentioned in the episode:

VIP group:

Link to the Clean Bedroom in Portsmouth, NH

Link to Christine Brown of Bella Luna Family 


All content and media on the She Built This podcast is created and published online for entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice and should not be relied on as health or personal advice.

Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other qualified health professional with any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition. Never disregard the advice of a medical professional, or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on this podcast.

The Business of You: Bringing Your Personality and Strengths to Your Business with Nicole Saunders

The Business of You: Bringing Your Personality and Strengths to Your Business with Nicole Saunders

March 10, 2021

In this week's episode, I am chatting with Nicole Saunders, a business coach for women who focuses on helping female entrepreneurs use their personality types and strengths as a superpower in their businesses.

Nicole shares about: 

  • Her own entrepreneurial journey
  • Her recent experience of loss and grief 
  • How going deep in your business is better than going wide when it comes to doing all the things
  • Designing your business YOUR way and to fit the needs of your individual personality and strengths 
  • How to learn more about what your personality is and lean into it! 

Find Nicole's Quiz Here

About Nicole: 

Nicole Saunders is a business coach for female-identify entrepreneurs. She empowers womxn to grow their businesses by tapping into their personalities and strengths. When not working with clients, Nicole can be found hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina with her husband and their three dogs while jamming out to Mumford & Sons. She loves making pottery and is obsessed with personality tests.

Instagram: @saunders_says

Clubhouse: @nicolesaunders

Laughter is STILL the Best Medicine: A Conversation with Pasha Marlowe

Laughter is STILL the Best Medicine: A Conversation with Pasha Marlowe

March 3, 2021

Want to know how something as simple as laughter can decrease pain, reduce stress, and even help you to move through trauma? 

Join me in this week's episode with Pasha Marlowe as we chat about all things laughter! 

  • The benefits of laughter
  • How to find funny in the unfunny
  • What to do if you can't laugh 
  • Easy ways to bring laughter into your everyday
  • And More! 

Pasha Marlowe holds a Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy and works as a laughter and pleasure coach. She is the host of the Let Pleasure be the Measure Podcast and the leader of the Midlife Mischief and Merriment Facebook group. Her new book My Next Husband Will Be A Lesbian came out in February 2021.

Pasha coaches womxn individually and in groups and empowers them to speak their radical truths, claim their desires, and then release them into the universe via a conversation, book, speech, or comedy routine. Pasha believes that holding our stories, shame, and secrets in our bodies leads to chronic illness and pain. Her greatest pleasure is hanging out with her three children and exploring new adventures and ideas. She currently lives in the Portland, Maine area with her husband and youngest child.



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