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Christian working women, the Polished Podcast is for you. Our show will encourage and equip you to navigate the workplace and explore your faith in authentic community. Kat Armstrong, host of the Polished Podcast, amplifies diverse female voices in career-focused, Christ-centered conversations.
 
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In our latest episode, Jo Saxton shares about her favorite woman in the Bible, Deborah. And let us tell you. Jo absolutely makes her story come alive. Honestly, Deborah’s story couldn’t be more timely. Her courageous leadership during an extremely devastating and difficult time in history provides us with the example we all need for how to boldly l…
 
In light of the devastating Covid-19 situation and it’s significant impact on each of our lives, we can’t think of a more fitting woman to be apart of our “Best of Polished Podcast” series than with THE Beth Moore. Having dedicated herself to the study and practice of God’s word for decades, Beth Moore is the older sister in the faith we all need r…
 
You can't be a cheerleader for someone and want their life. On this episode of our Best of the Polished Podcast series, our host , Kat Armstrong continues to mix things up as she talks with Jamie about the kind of intentionality that’s necessary to celebrate other women from a place of authenticity. If you've never heard speaker, author and podcast…
 
The Polished Podcast is back and we’re ready to star the new year off right with the Best of the Polished Podcast Series! We’re kicking things off with our friend Hosanna Wong. Hosanna is a Bible-teacher, author, & spoken word artist empowering this generation to know who they are and boldly live out their purpose. She joins Kat Armstrong on this w…
 
Christie serves as the Executive Director for Rock Recovery, a nonprofit that helps people overcome disordered eating by combining clinical and community care. Having gone through recovery herself, she understands the depth of emotional, physical and spiritual support needed to recover and is passionate about spreading the message that freedom from…
 
#BeTheLight is the personal mission statement for Shelly Bratcher, who is a lover of Jesus, a mom to Trent (17), and a girlfriend to Mike. Shelly is dedicated to helping all women understand their worth, their identity, and their value. Shelly is an author to her new 10 day devotional series, Knowing Your Identity, and uses her free time to mentor …
 
Julie has one big dream: to empower leaders to change the world. She does this by by partnering with The 4Sight Group to develop leaders through one-on-one coaching, consulting with teams, and communicating with groups. After receiving her communications degree from Texas A&M University, she led communications and marketing efforts for Insight for …
 
Dr. Stacia’ Alexander is a therapist, strategy coach, corporate trainer, author, talk show host, consultant, and sought-after speaker. As a success strategist, she focuses on mental health, human development, and corporate wellness. For nearly a quarter of a century, Dr. Stacia' has owned Positive Influences, a privately held counseling agency in D…
 
Mariana is an award–winning journalist, best-selling author and viral speaker, as well as the co-founder of “GoLike”, a premium multimedia production company specialized in motivational storytelling. Her TEDx Talk on authenticity, “What Makes You Special?”, is one of the top 10 most watched on YouTube and translated into 13 languages. Her first boo…
 
Meredith King is a nonprofit and leadership strategist, Bible teacher, and author of Immovable: Reflections to Build Your Life & Leadership on Solid Ground. As the Executive Director of Integrus Leadership, she helps coach, equip, and encourage ministry leaders from across the U.S. Though a mountain girl at heart, Meredith lives in south Texas with…
 
In 2018, Dee Ann Turner was the Talent and Vice President of Sustainability for Chick-fil-A, Inc. and became the company’s first female officer in 2001. Dee Ann is the author of multiple books and currently leads the Dee Ann Turner & Associates, LLC while continuing to write, speak, and coach. Not only is Dee Ann joining us on the Polished Podcast …
 
As women, we often wear a mask, getting our identity and worth from our work, relationship and financial status, and position while hiding behind our pain and feelings of worthlessness. We are depressed, feel shamed, and unloved by God because of the pain of our past that we hold onto. Charlotte Hunt is a national speaker, author, Christian counsel…
 
If anything resonates with the women of the Polished Network, it’s supporting one another. We don’t compete or compare; we champion our sisters—always. Supporting one another is a superpower that propels us beyond business networking and social climbing into an interdependent community of women who have each other’s backs. When we rise to our true …
 
We're just now getting into the groove of 2021, but some of us have already seen disappointments this year. What about you? Have you made good on the plans you had so far? This week we’re talking to our Executive Director, Joy Dahl about how she not only gets through the challenges, but gets ahead of them. You can see more of Joy and so many other …
 
Polished podcast host Kat Armstrong is back! Listen to her talk with special guest Elaine Kung as they discuss the importance of mentorship and its correlation to discipleship. Elaine is passionate about the faith and work movement since founding Called To Work in 1996. She is experienced in mentoring and leading others to success, investing in hun…
 
In the latest episode of the Polished Podcast, Pamela Flores joins our hosts, Kat Armstrong and Rocio Lopez. Pamela, Rocio, and Kat discuss the beauty and strength of Latin families as well as what it looks like to courageously find one’s authentic voice in the workplace. Pamela Cosio Flores is an executive coach and emotional intelligence expert s…
 
Teri Ijeoma received her Bachelor's degree in Management Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and her Masters in Media and Communications from Dallas Theological Seminary. She was named 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year by National Black MBA Association, and was the Grand Champion of Teachable’s 2019 Creator Challenge. We are so exc…
 
Jessica Rimmer, PhD, has worked in leadership development for over 15 years. As an executive leader, she has given oversight to strategic growth and culture initiatives that improve the engagement and energy of people within the workplace. Dr. Rimmer current serves as a Senior Consultant at GiANT Worldwide, a global content and leadership developme…
 
You can't be a cheerleader for someone and want their life." If you've never heard speaker, author and podcaster extraordinaire Jamie Ivey, your ears are long overdue for something very special. Filled with wisdom, candor and straight-up realness, Jamie is legit. On this episode of our Summer remix, our host , Kat Armstrong continues to mix things …
 
In today’s episode of our Summer Remix Series, Kat Armstrong and special guest Deborah Smith Pegues talk about what women can do to resist being in competition with one another in the workplace. Deborah is a CPA/MBA, certified John Maxwell Leadership Coach and Speaker, certified behavior consultant, Bible teacher and international speaker. She has …
 
The Polished Podcast is back and we’re ready to shake things up with our Summer Remix Series! We’re kicking things off with our friend Hosanna Wong. Hosanna is a Bible-teacher, author, & spoken word artist empowering this generation to know who they are and boldly live out their purpose. She joins Kat Armstrong on this week's podcast to discuss one…
 
On today's podcast episode, our very own, Kat Armstrong chats with Natasha Sistrunk Robinson. Natasha is the visionary founder of Leadership LINKS, Inc. She is a gifted Bible teacher and speaker. Natasha graduated cum laude (MA in Christian Leadership) from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Charlotte and is an alumna of the U.S. Naval Academy. A …
 
A new podcast is live today! Kat chats with Kelsey Chapman about mentorship. She touches on many things including how to find a mentor and how to ask for one. Kelsey is an author, podcaster, and personal cheerleader to women building their dream life and business. When she first launched her own brand in 2015, she felt completely overwhelmed. Mento…
 
Polished podcast host Kat Armstrong is back! Listen to her talk with special guest Elaine Chung as they discuss the importance of mentorship and its correlation to discipleship. Elaine is passionate about the faith and work movement since founding Called To Work in 1996. She is experienced in mentoring and leading others to success, investing in hu…
 
In today’s episode, we have a friend of the Polished network, Raquel Dewitt. Raquel serves as the Event Director for the Boldly Conference coming up in October. She is also a wife, mom, volunteer, and lover of God’s Word. Listen in as Erin and Raquel chat about the mental load that women carry. What practical things do you do to lessen your mental …
 
Brittney Moses (@brittneymoses) is a mental health advocate encouraging the integration of faith, culture, and wellness. A mom and a Los Angeles native, Brittney walks the walk, holding to a faith-informed approach to mental health that is deeply steeped in personal experience and compassion for those she serves. Her holistic, evidence-based approa…
 
As a trauma-informed, board-certified life coach and therapist, Janell Rardon spends a great deal of her day at work with brokenness. In response to the pleas of her clients and readers, she developed a set of emotional health tools to help repair brokenness and create mental fitness. In her new book, “Stronger Everyday: 9 Tools for An Emotionally …
 
As we kick off the month of May—Mental Health Awareness Month, we're talking to women about how we can be empowered through soul care and self-care. Our first guest is Jessie Skinner! Jessie is a licensed professional counselor supervisor and registered play therapists supervisor with Sparrow House Counseling in Dallas, TX. She works to empower kid…
 
Single women are underrepresented in leadership roles, and because of that, we have spent this month honoring our single sisters. We are excited to wrap our podcast series of Standing Strong with Single Women with the incredible Natalie Mott. Natalie has 19 years of experience in corporate America, and she currently oversees resources for Living Pr…
 
Are you loving this series as much as we are? All April, we are standing strong with our single sisters in the church, continuing our conversation today with Nika Spaulding and Elizabeth Woodson. Nika and Elizabeth both spend much of their time ministering to single women who are constantly battling the stereotypes that are often put on them. The l…
 
This one's for the single women! All month long at Polished, we're listening, talking to and learning from our single sisters, and there is so much to learn, isn't there? On this week's podcast, Kat Armstrong talks with Hannah Grambling and Kari Johnson about, two of our incredible podcast leaders, about the perks to being a single Christian woman …
 
Kat Harris was raised in a strong evangelical home during the height of the purity movement. She went to school, graduated from a conservative university, and believed that being a "good Christian" meant that she had to abandon a big part of who she was and how she was created. And, once she saw how women were treated in the church, she couldn't un…
 
In this episode, we turn the tables on the Polished podcast as Executive Director Dr. Joy Dahl talks with Polished Co-Founder Kat Armstrong about her new book, "The In-Between Place." We all go through times when we are in-between something - relationships, jobs, even friendships. Kat shares her personal experiences and lessons from the Bible to en…
 
Feleceia Benton Wilson is a multi-passionate entrepreneur who is finding her voice not only as a business owner, but as a performer on the musical theater stage. This week as we continue to celebrate the stories of black women, we hear her chat about Audra McDonald - a Tony award winning African American performer whose unique voice has inspired si…
 
Everyone’s an influencer, whether they know it or not. Sociologists have discovered that even the most isolated individual will influence 10,000 people during his or her lifetime. Imagine what happens when we are influencing intentionally, when we are working to live lives that impact those around us for good? This month on the Polished Podcast, we…
 
It is estimated that up to 24,000 women and girls are sexually trafficked - bought and sold for sex - each year in the Chicagoland area. And they are share some things in common: 100% Suffered childhood abuse 100% Have struggled with substance abuse addition 100% Have a criminal record 100% Have been dignosed with mental illness 100% Deserve the lo…
 
Rocío López has a deep-rooted passion for empowerment and transformation. This has fueled her professional experiences and has inevitably carried over into other aspects of her life. She has worked at a global non-profit headquartered in Dallas, Buckner International, Texas since 2010, where she currently leads operations and drives the strategy of…
 
Fifty-four percent of teens between the ages of 14-16 have contemplated suicide in the last 6-months. You can only imagine how COVID has impact that number. That's why Sarah Conner and the team at Just Say Yes is "Growing value and vision in youth by combating isolation and imparting hope." They believe that a connected student is a protected stude…
 
As we kick off the month of December, we're talking to women all over the country who are using their gifts to support their communities. On today's podcast, we talk to Julie Waters. She's a Houston Human Rights Attorney and Director of Free the Captives, a faith-based anti-human trafficking non-profit that focuses on the rescue of teenaged human t…
 
As we close out our Rooting for Each Other series on the podcast, we are joined by our incredible friend and entrepreneur, Rachel L. Proctor. She talks about the importance of showing other women how to navigate the journey. Binge the entire Rooting for Each Other Polished podcast series here -->> https://bit.ly/PolishedRootingForEachOther Follow R…
 
In today’s episode, Kat Armstrong and special guest Deborah Smith Pegues talk about what women can do to resist being in competition with one another in the workplace. Pegues is a CPA/MBA, certified John Maxwell Leadership Coach and Speaker, certified behavior consultant, Bible teacher and international speaker. She has written 17 transformational …
 
In today's episode, Kat Armstrong and Barre3 Richardson owner, Angela Fry, discuss how to support small businesses, cheer on our friends and overcome fear in this challenging time. Fry is an Oklahoma native transplanted to Dallas by way of Seattle. She spent 9 years climbing the corporate ladder in the wine sales industry before leaving it all to p…
 
What's your Enneagram number?! Everyone's got one, but not everyone is an expert. Katie Allen Harris is a certified enneagram coach who is passionate about helping women realize the beauty they bring to their relationships. And she's dropping jewels in this episode of the Polished Podcast - you'll want to listen, share and take notes. Connect with …
 
If anything resonates with the women of the Polished Network, it’s supporting one another. We don’t compete or compare, we champion our sisters—always. Supporting one another is a superpower that propels us beyond business networking and social-climbing into an interdependent community of women who have each other’s backs. When we rise to our true …
 
In our final episode of our A Través de Sus Ojos, or Though His Eyes series celebrating Latin Heritage Month, hosts Kat and Rocio are joined by Maria Pacheco to discuss some of the cultural scripts that hold Latina women back in the workplace. Maria was born in Mexico, grew up in Wheaton, IL (a suburb of Chicago) and currently resides in Dallas, TX…
 
In the latest episode of the Polished Podcast, Pamela Flores joins our hosts, Kat Armstrong and Rocio Lopez, to share her perspective on this month’s theme, A Través de Sus Ojos, or Though His Eyes. Pamela, Rocio and Kat discuss the beauty and strength of Latin families as well as what it looks like to courageously find one’s authentic voice in the…
 
This month on the Polished Podcast, we’re celebrating Latina Heritage Month by amplifying the voices of Latinas making their mark in the workplace and a special introduction from the ladies of Brunch Con Salsa podcast. Latinas belong to the largest minority group in the U.S. and have significant buying power in the economy, yet negative stereotypes…
 
In the final episode of our "Come Together" series, licensed professional counselor, Tricia Gordon, joins our host, Kat Armstrong, to discuss how to work through relational breakdown, tips for connecting in our current world, and the healing space she's creating for black women. Tricia's perspective on what it looks like to really come together in …
 
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