Episode 64: Help V. Support


Inspired by a recent coaching session, I wanted to dive into the difference between help and support. So many times we think we "need to" or "have to" help someone, but what are attaching and assuming about ourselves and the other person.

Listen to episode 64 and hear the subtle difference between help and support and decide for yourself which word empowers you more.

BONUS: Personal Branding Playbook Workshop from March 5, 2019 at Mindspace for International Women's Week

On March 5th, 2019, Lauren hosted a workshop on Personal Branding at the Mindpace co-working space in Washington, DC in honor of Innovation Women's presentation of International Women's Week, and decided to record the event through her lapel microphone.

Lauren worked with these 25 professionals as the dug deep into what makes up their personal brand. Take a listen to the live recording of Lauren's presentation and the hot seat moments when participants worked out their personal brand with the crowd.

Episode 61: Is Bigger Always Better in Business with Sharon Rowe

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After cherry-picking from the stellar list of experts of Sparkle Hustle Grow, I found the awesome founder, CEO and author of The Magic of Tiny Business Sharon Rowe. 


We’re talking about what it means to be a Tiny business and how it has helped Sharon succeed with her awesome business Eco Bags. www.ecobags.com


Check out more about Sharon here: www.sharonrowe.com


Pick up a copy of The Magic of Tiny Business here: https://amzn.to/2S6TuKS

Episode 59: Using Your Bottom with Bobby Plagmann

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My buddy Bobby Plagmann has been through it. A few years ago he hit his rock bottom, but rather than be held back with shame, he has elevated to a higher level of health, self-love and Creativity. . 

Hear about how he uses his fear, compassion and curiosity to live out loud. 

Bobby is a yoga instructor, musician and recently starred in the HBO documentary “We Are Not Done Yet.” 

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Episode 58: Owning Your Schedule and Time with Miss United States, Andromeda Peters

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When we last saw Andromeda Peters she was sporting the Miss Virginia Unites States crown and sash and was preparing for Miss United States. Her days were filled with physical, mental and emotional training all while working her full-time job as a licensed therapist. She thought she was busy then...

Then she won Miss United States and her past view of a full schedule seemed laughable. Now her days are filled with appearances, traveling, and getting glammed up all while still working her full-time job.

So how does she do it all without burning out?

Andromeda's got some tools for all of our schedule-overloaders to get in the driver's seat of your calendar.

Episode 57: Minding Your Mindfulness in Business Guest Co-Host: Erin Sonn of Eat Yoga Drink

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What do having to go to the bathroom and flaming bags of dog waste have to do with mindfulness?

Today Erin Sonn of Eat Yoga Drink returns to give us an update on what she's been up to since Episode 4. We're talking about the benefits and misconceptions of a mindful practice. 


More About Eat Yoga Drink


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


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Episode 56: Sparking and Maintaining Your Creativity with Guest Host: KiKi L'Italien

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Guest Co-Host, KiKi L'Italien of Association Chat and Amplified Growth, has her debut on The SpitFire Podcast as we discuss where creativity, productivity and motivation come from and how we can better sustain it in the most stressful times.

Find out Lauren and KiKi's tips of inspiration and maintaining that energy.

More About KiKi L'Italien



Instagram: @assnchat  @kikilitalien


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Episode 55: DIYitis with Guest Host: Chelsea Cole of A Duck's Oven

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Chelsea Cole of A Duck's Oven is back to guest co-host the inaugural episode of 2019. We're talking about her new cookbook and AirBnB and how she learned to manage her DIYitis in the process.  Learn what you can do about your own issues with Doing It Yourself.

What's DIYitis? 

DIYitis is the obsession and compulsion to constantly do things yourself. Most commonly afflicting entrepreneurs and caretakers, this mental ailment can lead to exhaustion, overwhelm, snippy moods and burnout.


More About Chelsea Cole

Instagram: @aducksoven

Website: www.aducksoven.com

Every Day Sous Vide: It's All French to Me

AirBnB Instagram: @citystayvacations


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Episode 54: Rewriting Your SpitFire Story


How many labels, expectations and beliefs are you carrying from your childhood that don't work for you?

For me, I was the "little girl" who made everything cute and easy even when I was boiling inside. This may have worked as a precocious 6-year-old, but didn't translate so well in the Board Room.

Download the complimentary SpitFire Story worksheet here and rewrite the past stories and assumptions that may still be holding you back: http://spitfirecoach.com/s/Book-Study-SpitFire-Story.docx

You can also watch the video version of this episode here: https://youtu.be/PZcZVB-XqVQ

Get yourself a copy of Spitting Fire here: www.spitfirecoach.com/book

Episode 53: The Mad Optimist: They Give a Sh*t!

Mohammed, Anthony and Mohammed (Co-Founders of The Mad Optimist)

Mohammed, Anthony and Mohammed (Co-Founders of The Mad Optimist)

Last month Lauren met the co-founders of The Mad Optimist and had to sit down to talk about their optimistic and disruptive ways!

"It all began with three guys in Bloomington, Indiana. We lived together. Hung out together. Went to school together. And one day decided to change the world together—starting in our own kitchen.

It was here that we began hashing out our master plan for a radical new movement centered around community, kindness, transparency and equality. We also got to talking about building a business—one that puts people and the planet first, instead of profits. Sounds crazy, right?

Well, we’re doing it—and all-natural bodycare is the backbone of it all.

From soaps to soaks, we’re making products that are meant to love. And we’re having a hell of a good time doing it.

Call us crazy, but doing things a better way just isn’t that hard. We want others to do the same. And we’re eternally optimistic that our good vibes will rub off on everyone."

Episode 52: What a Difference a Year Makes!

Episode 51: Navigating Negative News


I don't know about you, but this has been a rough month. From terrorist attacks to hate speech, it can feel like this is never going to get better. We get angry, sad, withdrawn and can feel helpless.

I wanted to record this week's show to give you a tools to deal with the negativity that's spewing about. This show is all about you putting the focus back on you - it's time to take super good care of you.

We're talking about emotional range and why some people feel things more intensely than others and what you can do to cope and recover from those emotional shifts.


Episode 49: What's Your Power SpitFire Role?

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After speaking at The Day of Innovation in Indianapolis, Lauren reflects on her session on the 55/5 Rule and the limiting impact of playing in someone else's expectations and limitations and the need to identify your SpitFire power role. 

If a room full of innovation professionals could identify nine different roles that they play in the creative process, how many roles are there in your company or business and what role are you most powerful in?

Episode 48: The Learning Lab with Chris Lewis, Founder and CEO of LEWIS PR

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Change is a-coming and leadership is not exempt! Lauren sits down with bestselling author, Founder and CEO of LEWIS PR, Chris Lewis to talk about his latest book, "The Leadership Lab: Understanding Leadership in the 21st Century."

“Leadership is an attitude and it can be displayed at any level of a company” but the old guard is still holding tight and resisting diversity in their leadership.

Hear about how FUN is at the epicenter of successful organizations and what Chris sees as the ideal qualities every leader needs to possess.


The Leadership Lab includes exclusive interviews with top executives grappling with the new world order and discusses what key global trends keep them awake at night and how they respond to them. It is a must-read for aspiring leaders and C-level executives seeking to develop a real intuition when it comes to dealing with the global currents disrupting business and how to build an empathetic, credible, stable and strong leadership path.   

Chris Lewis is the founder and CEO of LEWIS, one of the largest independent marketing and communications agencies in the world. He is a media trainer who has coached senior politicians, business people and celebrities. He is a published author and journalist featured in The Financial Times, Daily Telegraph and The Guardian.

Episode 47: Guest Co-Host Justin Trawick


It's October 1st and the start of the fourth quarter of the year. DC-based musician, Justin Trawick, joins Lauren for a discussion on goal-setting, obsessions with details, and personality preferences around deadlines.

Also featured on the show: "This is Love" by Justin Trawick and the Common Good

If you like this show and want to support it, share your love at www.patreon.com/thespitfirepodcast

Learn more about Justin Trawick at www.justintrawick.com