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#03 Liz Bohannon: Founder of Sseko Designs

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Liz Bohannon is our guest this week on Be Love podcast. Liz is the founder and CEO of Sseko designs. An ethical fashion company using fashion to create opportunity & community for women globally.

We laugh a lot and tell our funny breast feeding stories. We know you moms, can relate! Those loud machines ya’ll!

The core of our conversation is about how to love others well by creating an open heart and learning how to look at everyone as beautiful creations. She talks alot about curiousity and how being intentional to see others as teachers in her life has helped change her views on having to always be right.

We talked about how loving others is keeping an open heart when others think differently than us. She talks about practicing everyday to listen and have an open heart to others, which is not something that comes natural to her. She gives us some incredible advice on this (starts at 13:10). We discuss how we are both giver and receivers, creating kinship with others.

She talks about how to have dignified and uplifting conversations with others who think differently than us. (19:51)

She talks about how commitment is her love language and helping these girls go to University in Uganda was not an option NOT TO DO! (30:00)

The last question about how she has experienced a small act of kindness and love is powerful. (35:00)



Find Liz:

Linkedin:

Instagram: @lizbohannon

Invite Liz to speak:


Find Sseko Designs

Instagram: @ssekodesigns

Learn more about Sseko designs

Join Sseko Fellows Program

Book mentioned:

Barking to the Choir: Father Gregory Boyle

(Talking about Radical Kinship)



#02 Jessica Honegger

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Today I talk with Noonday Founder and CEO Jessica Honegger.

She is so fun and funny to talk with. We talk about how she is courageously accepting herself and in turn that helps her celebrate others well. Celebrating our own flaws and loving our whole selves helps us have freedom to love others well.  

We laugh a lot, but there are so many nuggets of truth about loving ourselves with authenticity so we love others well.

We talk about rest and hustle, and she tells a great story of loving others intentionally when we may feel insecure ourselves. We talk about staying in the uncomfortable and being vulnerable.

She gives us some practical steps to accept ourselves and others.


Jessica has written a book all about this called Imperfect Courage which is one of my favorite books of the year.

“Leadership is about creating space for other people to step in and lead, and about doing less as a leader and entrusting others to do those things.”

“I really tried to own the gifts that I have.”


“I am choosing to focus on what I have been given and what I have, and when my attention is on that, it is completely changing the energy I have and what I am bringing to people. I feel like I am showing up for my life.”


“We don’t arrive at a place of joyfully celebrating others without intentionality.”


“To be authentic in celebrating others, I had to believe in the places in me that are worth celebrating.”


“It’s a lot easier to celebrate others when you can celebrate what you have to give and what you have to give matters, then you can run in your lane, and be in awe of people that run in their lane.”


Find Jessica:

@jessicahonegger

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/jessicahoneggerofficial/

Website: https://jessicahonegger.com/


BOOK:

IMPERFECT COURAGE

Noonday website:

https://www.noondaycollection.com/


Sponsors: Gwen's Secret Ingredient


Apparel:

Be strong story

www.bestrongstory.com




#01 Dave Hollis: CEO Hollis Co.

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Today I am talking with Dave Hollis, CEO of Hollis Co. He is just as down to earth as you may think he is. We had such fun talking about what it was like this year as his wife Rachel’s book Girl, Wash Your Face, was a topseller and what that felt like.

We talk about what it looks like to have patient trust, their journey of adoption and fostering, and how that experience set them up for what they are doing now. We share our heart for helping our kids get out of their comfort zone so they can be exposed to other people’s stories, and show love and empathy for those who have a different experience.

We also discuss something he has never talked about which is the Hollis Co. Foundation and how they are giving back with their success.


3 ways they are showing up for different communities:

Veterans

Women

Children in Care (foster care)


15:10 “Anything we have done with a component of giving or philanthropy has always involved a component that has had our kids with us in that experience. “

15:50 “ For our kids to also expose them to people who had a different kind of experience in their life so they have and appreciation for the things that they have, but also some empathy for the things that other people have gone through….so they can show up for them as a friend or as an advocate or ally.”

You won’t want to miss this one.


We look to the future and see what is coming down the pipe for Hollis Co. and Rachel Hollis this year.

Instagram:

@Mrdavehollis

@Mrsrachelhollis

@theholliscompany


Website: www.thehollisco.com

Books:

Girl, Wash Your Face

Girl, Stop Apologizing (Now available)



Mentions:

Book: Interrupted by Jen Hatmaker


Austin Angels https://www.austinangels.com


Sponsors: Faith Rxd

https://faithrxd.org

Merging faith and fitness


www.bestrongstory.com for your BE STRONG, PROTECT THE WEAK, LOVE EVERYONE apparel


Quotes:

15:50 (Speaking about kids) “to also expose them to people who had a different kind of experience in their life so they have and appreciation for the things that they have, but also some empathy for the things that other people have gone through….so they can show up for them as a friend or as an advocate or ally.”


15:10 “Anything we have done with a component of giving or philanthropy has always involved a component that has had our kids with us in that experience. “




What Be. love podcast is all about....

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Ever notice how a simple thing can change your life? Well, a lunch box note changed ours. A few years ago, my husband wrote a note to our son that said: BE STRONG, PROTECT THE WEAK, LOVE EVERYONE. This message has become our family mission to spread to the world. At BE LOVE podcast, we want to show you tangible ways for you to love others. Each week we will share stories of people who are giving back and loving their communities. From CEOs to non-profit leaders to everyday people, we believe any act of love can change the life of another. Join us as we are inspired each week to take action and love out loud.