Elegant Warrior Podcast with Heather Hansen
By Heather Hansen
To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts.
The Elegant Warrior is a podcast for all of those who want to win life’s battles without losing themselves. Heather Hansen interviews guests like activist, mom and actress Kelly Rutherford, life coach Keren Eldad, ABC Legal Analyst and host of Live PD Dan Abrams, and many more, discussing how they define elegance and how they maintain it in times of trial.
||CleanCara Brookins||Cara is an elegant warrior with a hammer. She took her four kids (ages 2-17), left her abusive husband and decided to build a home. From scratch. By watching YouTube. Cara’s memoir about that endeavor is “Rise-How a House Built a Family”. It is a best selling book and was chosen by President Clinton as one of the books on his reading list. It is also going to be made into a motion picture! Link to Cara’s website https://carabrookins.com/books/ Cara’s song Rise Up by Andra Day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNKu1uNBVkU Cara’s book Letters of E.B. White by E. B. White https://www.amazon.com/Letters-B-White-B/dp/0061374598||1/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJaclynn Brennan||Jaclynn is a force of nature. At 18 years old she started her own PR agency in Florida, and was part of the start of Fort Lauderdale Fashion week. She is now a Creative Executive, having worked with Natalie Kathleen and Kara Ross and now starting her own company, Creative Duality. Jaclynn is also about to begin working with a fashion tech start up, and her blog Blazers and Bellinis has made her one of the top influencers on social medial. Link to Jaclynn’s book recommendation Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain https://www.amazon.com/Creative-Visualization-Power-Imagination-Create-ebook/dp/B01MSL5SIL/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1542549473&sr=8-1&keywords=creative+visualization+shakti+gawain Link to Jaclynn’s song, This Girl Is On Fire by Alicia Keyeshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J91ti_MpdHA||1/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJudge Rosemarie Aquilina||Where to begin? Judge Aquilina became famous for the being the Judge for the infamous Larry Nassar case. Her ability to ask questions and listen to the answers allowed the Army of Survivors to come forward and tell their stories. Since then she’s been named one of Glamour’s Women of the Year. She’s an author, a judge and just an overall inspiration. Vanity Fair article on Judge Aquilina https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2018/11/hall-of-fame-stormy-daniels-ryan-coogler Judge Aquilina’s song My Way, by Frank Sinatra https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6E2hYDIFDIU Judge Aquilina’s book Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell https://www.amazon.com/Gone-Wind-Margaret-Mitchell/dp/1416548947||1/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmily McDonough||Emily is a phenom. She is the Communications Director for VaynerMedia, and after seven years of working with Gary Vaynerchuk she certainly knows communications! She is an expert in social media branding and tell us about what it’s like to have gone from a 25 person company to an 800 person company in such a short time. Emily’s book pick is Strengths Finder https://www.amazon.com/StrengthsFinder-2-0-Tom-Rath-ebook/dp/B01A7YXN3Y Emily’s theme song is I’m Better by Missy Elliot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwyPsUd9LAk||12/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEva Yazhari||Eva is a mother, a yogi, an art collector and a mathematician. She is the Co-Founder and CEO of Beyond Capital Fund, an impact investment fund that invests in seed-stage for-profit social enterprises serving impoverished communities through India an East Africa. In this episode Eva explains what social impact investing is and what her grandfather taught her about knowing what was possible. Link to Beyond Capital Fund. https://www.beyondcapitalfund.org/ Link to Eva’s book recommendation, Steven Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families https://www.amazon.com/Habits-Highly-Effective-Families-Beautiful-ebook/dp/B00L73JQ0O/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1542549083&sr=1-1&keywords=seven+habits+highly+effective+families Link to Eva’s song, Breathe by Telepopmusik https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwNikCItFI8||12/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiane DiResta||Diane is a speech pathologist, a speech coach for NBA players and Fortune 500 CEOs, the CEO of DiResta Communications. She is the author of Knockout Presentations-How to Deliver Your message with Power, Punch and Pizzazz. In this episode Diane shares her tools for making effective presentations. She also talks about the importance of confidence and listening skills. Listen to hear how you can be a better presenter and how you can use speaking skills to win. Link to DiResta Communications https://www.diresta.com/ Link to her book Knockout Presentationshttps://www.amazon.com/Knockout-Presentations-revised-Diane-DiResta/dp/1886284253 Link to the book she recommends The Science of Mindhttps://www.amazon.com/Science-Mind-Original-1926/dp/1420956094/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1542548699&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=the+science+of+mind&psc=1 Link to her song, You Can Get It if You Really Want by Jimmy Cliffhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swIQZZCZ7rw||12/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJill Stanley||Jill is a woman who hates bullies and always fights for the underdog. That may be why she is such an effective trial attorney. She opened her own law firm in Washington D.C., and was a correspondent on America’s Most Wanted. She teaches at Georgetown University School of Law, Pepperdine and USC. And she has her own website, Proof with Jill Stanley, where she dives deep into the legal aspect of celebrity news. Here, we get into the life lessons we can learn from celebrity law, and how we can use those lessons to become better warriors for ourselves and those in need of our advocacy. Jill’s firm https://cohenandcohen.net/our-lawyers/jill-f-cohen/ Jill’s two books https://www.google.com/search?q=regrets+of+the+dying+book&rlz=1C5CHFA_enUS708US708&oq=regrets+of+teh+d&aqs=chrome.2.69i57j0l5.6012j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BKMXKPI/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 Jill’s theme song Still New York https://genius.com/Max-still-new-york-lyrics||12/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKelly Powers||Kelly Powers Kelly is a podiatric surgeon with 5 medical and academic degrees. She’s spent years on television, teaching the public about how to recognize and handle health issues. Then she had her own, and it almost killed her. Kelly’s story will have you tune into your body and your truth. She almost died of heart failure and is now ready to share her story and her heart to make sure other women don’t do the same. Kelly’s book pick https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075FRB3KR/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 Kelly’s magazine article. https://metmagny.com/the-magnanimous-dr-kelly-powers/ Kelly’s theme song pick https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xo1VInw-SKc||12/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCarissa Kranz||Carissa is a former prosecutor, a ballerina, an anchor at Law and Crime and a vegan. It is her vegan lifestyle, and her belief in a greater law, which led her to start BevVeg. BevVeg is a law firm which certifies beverages and foods as vegan. When you hear why your wine may not be vegan, you will be glad she’s opened this firm! Carissa shares how her experience as a vegan, as a ballerina and as a lawyer have made her the Elegant Warrior that she is today. Link to BevVeg https://www.bevveg.com/ Link to the article about BevVeg https://www.forbes.com/sites/auctionforecast/2018/05/09/not-all-wines-are-created-vegan-and-why-you-should-care/#62d1c03e5a77 https://www.livekindly.co/vegan-law-firm-bevveg-is-getting-the-fish-bladders-out-of-wine/ Link to Carissa’s book pick https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007HB8EV2/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1||11/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJes Gordon||Warning—if you’re going to listen to this episode you’d better have some energy! Jes Gordon brings it. Jes is an award winning event producer and designer. At age 13 she started working after school as a florist’s assistant, and flowers have had her magnetized ever since. When she was just 20 years old Jes started her own firm, JesGordon/properFUN, and she’s traveled the world creating unforgettable events for anyone from celebrities to the typical bride. But Jes is anything but typical, and she gave us so many gems in this episode that we’re ready to have her back-with her mom! You can find Jes’ website here http://jesgordon.com/index.html And her book, Party Like a Rock Star, here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003GFIVDY/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1||11/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmy Giddon||Amy is a seasoned leader who provides businesses with the clarity and alignment they need to grow. Who doesn’t want clarity and alignment? She’s worked financial services as the President of RushCard, and prior to that at American Express. Now she’s embracing her EEK! moment and preparing to launch The Daily Haloha, the first mobile app devoted to social wellbeing. You can sign up here. https://www.dailyhaloha.com/ Amy discusses what motivated this app, and the hopes she has for how it can change the world. We also talk books and podcasts, and you can find all of those references on the Heather Hansen Presents website.||11/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDan Abrams||Men are elegant too, and our next guest proves it. Dan Abrams is a web entrepreneur (really a mogul), a New York Times best selling author, the Chief Legal Analyst for ABC News and the host of the runaway hit show LivePD. Dan juggles all of this without losing perspective, and without losing his cool. Listen as he describes how he maintains elegance in moments the rest of us would lose it, and how he is able to go from executive to talent and back with ease. Dan’s website, Mediaite, is the place to go for political and media news.https://www.mediaite.com/ His network, Law and Crime, is the place to go for live trials. https://lawandcrime.com/ And you can find his books, Lincoln Last Trial and Man Down, here. https://www.amazon.com/Dan-Abrams/e/B004ANEVSK||11/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJonna Spilbor||Jonna finds many of her battles the same place I do—in the courtroom! She is an accomplished attorney with her own firm in Poughkeepsie, NY. Jonna is a legal analyst for Fox News Channel, Fox Business, Cheddar, MSNBC and more. She is a frequent guest on LawandCrime.com and a radio host at Happy Hour with Jonna and Keryl. Her blog, a Gutsy Girl’s Guide to Getting Divorced is a must read, and her Positively Divorced Empowerment Workshops help make divorce a little less of a dirty word. We talk divorce, conflict and how to rise above in this episode of The Elegant Warrior. http://gutsygirlsguide.com/ https://www.jonnaspilbor.com/blog/2018/july/crystal-ball-post-divorce/||10/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKelly Rutherford||Today’s guest is the epitome of elegance. Just take one look at her Instagram account. Kelly Rutherford has been impressing our with her acting skills for year. From Generations to Melrose Place, Homefront, and Scream 3, Kelly immediately impressed audiences with her range and her beauty. Then, with her mastery of the role of Lily Van Woodsen on Gossip Girl, an icon was born. But it’s Kelly’s grace in times of conflict that makes her an ideal guest for The Elegant Warrior. She handled a high profile, intense custody battle in the public eye with elegance, grace and positivity. Now she is an activist for women, the environment, and, yes, love. Soon you’ll be able to catch Kelly in a Hallmark movie, as a featured guest on Dynasty and in the much anticipated Pretty Little Liars: The Imperfectionists. We talk elegance, love and the choice to opt for peace in this compelling episode of The Elegant Warrior. https://www.instagram.com/kellyrutherford/?hl=en||10/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKeren Eldad||Need some enthusiasm? You’ve come to the right place. Keren Eldad has plenty to share, and share it she does. For 15 years she has enthusiastically served as a global marketing leader. She volunteers as a suicide counselor, and her service continues with her coaching offerings. Keren uses her experience in business and in crisis counseling to help her coaching clients achieve super star status. Her With Enthusiasm programs are available here, and her book All of Your Problems Solved Forever will be out in the spring of 2019. Keren’s enthusiasm is contagious—catch some in this episode of The Elegant Warrior! https://www.kereneldad.com/||10/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Elegant Warrior Introduction||The Elegant Warrior is a podcast for all of those who want to win life’s battles without losing themselves. Heather Hansen interviews guests like activist, mom and actress Kelly Rutherford, life coach Keren Eldad, ABC Legal Analyst and host of Live PD Dan Abrams, and many more, discussing how they define elegance and how they maintain it in times of trial.||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Beautiful and relevant content and guests
If you’re a woman, or a man, looking for inspiration, order and calm in this current hectic confusing environment, this is your podcast. Heather Hansen Presents does an ‘elegant’ job curating relevant topics for the modern woman, both struggles and joy. If you need a reminder or to reset your focus on what’s important, Elegant Warrior is for you!
I feel inspired
I listened to my first episode of Heather’s Podcast today and absolutely adored it. Heather and her guests are inspiring and motivational and above all elegant! Now I’m ready to do so much more in 2019 and take on anything. I loved Jaclyn’s quote about believing in yourself and I’m in awe of her amazing attitude and achievements. This is going to be my motivational Monday listen.
The Elegant Warrior podcast is a bright light in my life! Every single episode makes me feel like someone just lit a fire full of motivation and inspiration under my seat. Without fail, each interviewee’s story has made me see more possibility for success, love and fun in my life that I didn’t see before. This podcast is truly a gem!!