the LOVESPEAKS series


the LOVESPEAKS series

with Sally Lou Loveman

The #1 fear people have is speaking in public. It’s actually the only fear Sally Lou Loveman doesn’t have. Join Sally Lou for the lovespeaks series where she leaves fear behind and speaks love – doing what you love, loving your story, learning to love speaking, loving each other and loving ourselves. As the former audience producer for The Oprah Winfrey Show, Sally Lou and her crew speak their stories each week so you can speak yours. No topic is off limits – from kindness to composting, and everything in between, if you need a community to kickstart your heart, you need the lovespeaks series.

 Sally Lou is a mom, professional speaker, author of Speak: Love Your Story, Your Audience is Waiting and founder of lovespeaks.

It’s the lovespeaks series, where a little bit of love goes a long way.

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Season 2 Episode #4:

Speaking of Rebels

Guest: Shelley Paxton, Author of Soulbbatical: A Corporate Rebel’s Guide to Finding Your Best Life

On this podcast we are speaking rebels with my friend Shelley Paxton, author of Soulbbatical: A Corporate Rebel’s Guide to Finding Your Best Life. Shelley was the former CMO at Harley Davidson and left her sexy career to start a new one without any promises it would fly. Well it did and today, Shelley speaks about how her need for her own soulbbatical not only gave her permission to live life on her terms, it gave her a platform to help liberate all of us by bringing out our own inner rebel. 

Listening Notes

00:50 Calling all rebels!
2:10 How Shelley & I met
2:59 My COVID story
4:18 Lash extension love
5:08 How is love speaking to you today?
5:42 Shelley’s pivotal week
6:24 Coaching community
7:22 Slow down to speed up
7:51 Mark Silverman’s book Only 10’s
8:28 A bouquet of flowers
10:00 Community
10:20 Inc. Magazine article
10:33 Harley Davidson
11:04 Soulbbatical
12:50 “I flip rebelling on its head.”
13:41 Shelley’s nightmare & wakeup call
17:39 The principles of Soulbbatical
18:55 When the phone stops ringing
19:14 “Authenticity is the truest form of rebellion.”
19:39 Soulbbatical stands for 3 things: Authenticity, Courage & Purpose.”
20:52 A reading from Soulbbatical
21:50 Little p and Big P purpose
25:18 Starting lovespeaks
27:09 Impact
27:21 Book writing retreat
28:40 Soulbbatical glossary
29:19 Shelley’s father Mike Paxton
30:55 Shelley reads from Soulbbatical about her dad’s recovery from his stroke
32:20 Second City
33:10 Being brave
34:00 “Improv taught me go before you’re ready.”
35:20 Brenè Brown
36:34 My Brenè Brown story
39:00 Shelley’s personal Board of Directors
41:11 “All good brands start with the soul.”
44:00 Living life on your terms
45:20 Give yourself a title
46:54 Permission
47:19 “Do an energy audit!”
49:12 All the Shoulds
52:40 “Ripples of Impact – the new ROI.”
53:47 “I don’t care about the money. I care about impact. My goal is to liberate a billion souls.”
54:14 How are you making an impact on businesses to be more soulful?
56:45 “Quarantine or Soulbbatical?”
58:19 Lightening round of love questions
59:55 Do you have a daily prayer?
1:00:15 What is exciting you right now?
1:01:29 Where can we find you?
1:02:30 Women entrepreneurs: Make friends and share resources!


Past Episodes of Season Two of the LOVESPEAKS series podcast

Episode #1: Speaking of Race

Episode #2: Speaking of Solutions

Episode #3: Speaking of Gendered Racism

Season One Episodes of the LOVESPEAKS series podcast

Episode #1: Speaking of My Story

Episode #2: Speaking of Midlife

Episode #3: Speaking of Love

Episode #4: Speaking of Soul

Episode #5: Speaking of Music

Episode #6: Speaking of Purpose

Episode #7: Speaking of Recovery

Episode #8: Speaking of Composting

Episode #9: Speaking of Mindfulness

Episode #10: Speaking of Kindness

Episode #11: Speaking of My Mom

Episode #12: Speaking of Loss

Episode #13: Speaking of Leadership

Episode #14: Speaking of Enlightenment

Episode #15: Speaking of Laughter

Episode #16: Speaking of My Kids

Episode #17: Speaking of Doing What You Love


Episode #18: Speaking of Standup



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