Girl Talk #9: Melissa Grant

Girl Talk #9: Melissa Grant

Today's guests is really special to me because she's become a personal mentor of mine and is a part of our CW Governance Board. She smart, funny and so very stylish! But she is soooo much more than all of that and I learned a lot over our conversation and I know you will too!

Melissa Grant is our guests today and is walking us through How To launch a business. I'm super excited about it because as some of you know, we are in the process of launching a for-profit side for Created Woman called the CW Collection and I am personally in the midst of writing our our business plan and took a ton of notes when we recorded.

Of ocurse, as part of our board Melissa has been helping me along the way but  today will help all of you and give 4 major components to launching your business.

You know, it's so easy sometimes to say yes to God, but it's in the how where we often get stuck. And since we are in the ministry to help women launch dreams, we want to help you get unstuck and answer some of the questions you might have. So get your notepad out or...Note app and get ready for some real, practical steps on how to launch your business. 

Melissa is the owner of Crescent House furniture store along with her husband in Austin, Texas, mother to 4 teenagers and has a heart for mentorship. 

Okay friends, Get ready for some laughs and real girl talk with my friend Melissa Grant.


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Girl Talk #8: Nycia Emerson

Girl Talk #8: Nycia Emerson

Well today's guests will definitely inspire you! She's a ball of sunshine, has the best smile and always has bright pop of color on that matches her bubbly personality. Every time I get to be around her I leave feeling better about myself because she is just one of the most inspiring and encouraging womenI know.

Nycia Emerson is our guest on today's podcast and true to her personality, she is the founder of She Inspires,  a community inspiring women worldwide through girlfriends, brunch and Jesus. Nycia is also a creative designer and inspirational speaker.  She lives in the Austin Texas area and enjoys spending time with her two boys & hubby of 16 years. She loves to inspire everyone around her and any chance she gets to share God's love brings her so much joy.  Nycia believes living out your purpose, brings fulfillment, allows you to love well, and bring growth.  

Nycia is also opening her first creative studio called The Inspired Studio opening in May in Round Rock, TX so if you live in the Austin area, follow the inspired studio and come out fo the opening next month. 

Today we are talking about Living a life of purpose and walking out your God giving dream, while seeking God for all the answers along the way.We talk how loving ourself and who God created us to be is key to having the confidence to walk it out!

Get ready for some laughs and real girl talk with my friend Nycia Emerson.


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Girl Talk #7: Crystal Breaux

Girl Talk #7: Crystal Breaux

Today I’m excited to launch our very first show in our how-to series: How to discover and launch your purpose with life purpose coach, Crystal Breaux.

Since launching the created woman podcast back in January, we’ve noticed that many of you, are asking lots of “How to” questions. You know, We say all the time that we are a community of women learning to dream, live life on purpose and explore our faith. But so much of that brings up the natural questions, like - How to or How do I and where do I begin?  

So to help us all out I sat down with Crystal who shared 5 practical steps on HOW TO discover your purpose. Some of questions she will be answering for us are:

How do I step being all over the place?

How do I blend my faith and family together?

And What is the first step?

Crystal has been coaching women for over 10 years and has coached me all of my life since the day I was born actually because she is my big sister and I know you are going to fall in love with her!

Crystal’s passion is to help women grow confident in Christ and His purpose for their life. She have a heart to help women learn how to manage their time and live healthy so they are ready to do what God has called them to do.  Crystal also loves coaching by working one on one, in groups and speaking to business, churches, and organizations.

She has an amazing life-purpose retreat she offers to churches and businesses that I’ve had the honor of being a part of. 

So if your women’s ministry or organization is looking to take your group to the next level, Crystal is the best. You can find her at for all the information and of course, I’ll have the links in the show notes so you can easily get in touch with her.


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Girl Talk #6: Cori Sullivan

Girl Talk #6: Cori Sullivan

Ever wonder who you are created to be? We all have our own calling, but what about who we as women were actually created to be?

Our podcast guests, Cori Sullivan spoke at this month’s Gather Her on identity about a subject I’ve been studying myself over the past 3-4 years. There are some BIG revelations in this podcast as she shares about the original intent of who God created woman to be. The answer might surprise you but I hope it’s one that you go back and study for yourself too just like I am. 

Cori is a pastor at Mosaic Church Austin. She firmly believes in justice and was one of the foundational leaders of T.G.A, a racial restoration ministry that has become a vital part of the church. She leads a prayer team which has formed into a prayer ministry cultivating a strong prayer culture. She is creating structure and a framework around a growing women’s ministry while also advocating for more women voices to be around the table. 


I am thrilled for you to hear my conversation with Cori Sullivan.    


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Girl Talk #5: Kelly Rucker

Girl Talk #5: Kelly Rucker

Every month Created Woman take one of our 6 core principles to focus on and everything we do from online devotionals, podcasts, and event all center around this one idea. 

The month of March is all about Identity and to kick things off, our first guests really knows a thing or two about identity and what it looks like to wear different hats in different season of life. Her name is Kelly Rucker.

Kelly Rucker is the founder and curator of Mama Well, an online community that encourages women in motherhood & faith through shared stories, thoughtful content, and helpful resources. She is also one of the leaders for Camp Well, a soul-care retreat for dreamers & doers. Kelly lives in sunny Austin, Texas with her husband of 10 years, their two daughters, and baby #3 due this Spring! Follow along @themamawell

She’s also a mama of 2 with baby #3 on the way and she talks about what it looks like to be a business owner, wife, mama and all the roles we as women have in our everyday life.

I know that every single one of us will identify with today’s podcast in some way because as women, we are constantly juggling not just our own schedules, but often those of others.

I can’t wait for you to hear Kelly’s story! She’s a great friend of mine and I know that if you don’t know her already, you will fall in love with her too.

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Girl Talk #4: Jessica Konzen

Girl Talk #4: Jessica Konzen

My guest for Girl Talk #4 is Jessica Konzen and you are going to love her as much as I do! We’ve been friends for a few years now after literally being set up on a blind coffee date by my sister and her sister-in-law. They both knew we would be friends and they were right! Over the years since that first coffee date, we’ve been able to connect a few times and have found we have so much in common from where we are from to how we love fashion.  This month she was our Gather Her guest speaker and she killed it.

 Jessica is a fireball! I love her and ya’ll, she has a story that you don’t want to miss! Jessica truly is an example of no matter what life throws at you, you can use it for good and help others along the way. 

We talk about what complete obedience looks like and how simple it is to really be in a relationship with Jesus.

Jessica Konzen is the Ministry Assistant and Intern Director at Oasis Church in Round Rock, Texas. She’s a mother of three, a marathon runner and a creative visionary who has a passion for the Fathers presence and telling her riveting story of healing and hope. 

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Girl Talk #3: Holly Christine Hayes

Girl Talk #3: Holly Christine Hayes

My guest for Girl Talk #3 is Holly Christine Hayes found and CEO of Sanctuary Project. 

Last month was all about dreams and stirring up those dreams that deep inside of us and learning how to take dream steps every day. But the truth is, sometimes you have to go through some much muck and mud to get the other side.

That’s why for the month of February, Healing and self-care is our focus. I know, I know! It doesn’t sound AS exciting, but trust me, it’s a vital part of living a life full of purpose. So just sit and listen and take it in. You never know you might learn something that you can share with a friend that needs it.

Holly recently sat down with me to share a little bit of her story and the practical steps she took to care of herself and to get to the other side of Healing. And although healing is a life process because things happen all the time – I mean its’ just life - I believe we ALL can take the steps Holly took no matter if we’ve been through trauma like her or something that is so common among so many of us like anxiety, depression or hurts by loved ones. 

In true Girl Talk fashion, we laugh through it all and I promise you will love it!


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Girl Talk #1: Cheryl Luke

Girl Talk #1: Cheryl Luke

My first guest for Created Woman podcast, Girl Talk, is my very has been my very own dream launcher friend for over 10 years, Cheryl Luke! Our friendship is a one of the big reasons Created Woman exists. It’s true! We starting meeting weekly back in 2010 to talk about our dreams, encourage each other and write down dream steps for the week; it’s where the term dream launcher friend came from and one you will hear Created Woman talk about ALL THE TIME!