In our first episode of the new year, Tina + Kristin talk to Reina Pomeroy (Kristin’s business coach!) about feeling vulnerable and validated – and about how Reina fell down the stairs at the Louvre. Reina has so much heart and also gets down to business – this isn’t an episode you’ll want to miss.
Reina Pomeroy is the Founder of Reina + Co, the Life + Biz Success Coaching® Practice for creatives who are right brained and heart centered. She helps clients stop spinning their wheels and take action on what’s most important so they can become the go-to expert in their industry. She is a Coach, Speaker, Educator, Author of the Big Plan for the Creative Mind, and Podcaster. Reina also co-hosts the Creative Empire Podcast to educate new entrepreneurs. Reina’s work has been featured on the Entrepreneur on Fire Podcast, Entrepreneur.com, Brit + Co, The Huffington Post, and the Rising Tide Society. Find out your secret sauce and where to put your focus at www.reinaandco.com.
- (1:59) Reina introduces herself and her business!
- (3:15) Like you do when you’re in grad school, you start a business!… Or Reina did. And Tina did. Just not Kristin.
- (4:57) Tina and Reina are like the Mace Windu and Obi Wan Kenobi of social work.
- (5:40) How Reina’s social work background creeps into her coaching business
- (8:00) We’re no different from millionaires!…in the sense that we want to feel safe and like we belong.
- (9:12) Reina’s failure story and how it’s harder to talk about our emotional open wounds.
- (12:44) Reina’s failure story taught her what kind of leader she wanted to be.
- (14:30) Every single person who opts-out is a human being – it’s understandable that it feels heavy.
- (17:33) Doing your audience more of a service when talking about difficult things
- (18:00) Boundaries for sharing on social media – how strict are you/should you be?
- (23:09) Share that really vulnerable stuff with the five people most important to you.
- (24:14) Kristin meant to say “spurred,” not “spurned.”
- (24:32) Intention is everything!
- (26:18) Tina and Reina discuss sharing for the sake of the person you’re sharing with.
- (30:36) Talking about personal failures can be scary because of the fear of losing credibility.
- (33:04) Facing the stress head-on
- (33:46) Who are the people you would trust your secrets with? Put them on a 1″ x 1″ square.
- (35:00) Find people who can celebrate with you, even when they’re down.
- (37:00) Reina tells us an embarrassing story!
- (38:32) Obviously, it’s not ever fun to fail publicly…
- (39:05) What do you want from failure?
- (40:31) People will also be impacted by you not putting whatever it is out there!
- (41:20) What Reina wants you to take away from her story
- (42:26) You are lovable and capable!
- (6:20) “You want to look at a person as a whole instead of just one piece.” – Reina
- (7:03) “People truly want to be heard and seen and understood and validated and have a sense of belonging.” – Reina
- (7:48) “For us to feel like we have a place where we can talk about the things we’re actually experiencing is a gift.” – Reina
- (9:26) “When you’re in the moment of something, it’s a lot harder to share because it’s not processed – it’s not scabbed over.” – Reina
- (13:40) “Just because I say that I’m one thing doesn’t mean that I know all the things.” – Reina
- (17:19) “If your healing is dependent on somebody else’s reaction, then you’re not past it.” – Reina
- (18:40) “When you’re truly vulnerable, you’re allowing people to speak into the situation or speak into you.” – Tina
- (21:16) “If your cup’s not full, you can’t really help anyone else.” – Reina
- (22:20) “You have to be sure you feel taken care of first emotionally before you put it out on social media.” – Kristin
- (29:58) “It’s not about ‘me too.'” – Tina
- (35:36) “Celebrating is like daily gratitude.” – Reina
- (40:27) “If you’re courageous enough to even dream it, go ahead and do it.” – Reina
- (40:31) “People will be impacted by you not putting it out there.” – Reina
- (43:49) “I just want us to believe that we are capable of the things that we set our minds to.” – Reina
- (44:20) “I think we have Imposter Syndrome because we feel like we’re not overqualified.” – Reina