A Podcast

Balance Shared is the idea that we are all better together. This podcast is a place to share those stories. I’m your host, Michelle Lasley. I interview men and women who are working on their own magic, healing their world one at a time so that we can all live in a better world tomorrow.

I hold a vision for a world where we have enough (food, shelter, clothing, clean air, clean soil, clean water, love). To get there, we need to embrace kindness and love, now, assuming good intent while protecting our necessary boundaries. And, we will laugh all the way there.

This podcast is where I can share that vision and explore the stories of other people who also share that vision.

Balance Shared, the Podcast, will air re-runs and previously recorded Facebook Lives during the summer. Season Two will begin September 2, 2020 with brand new interviews and guests.

Season One

Celebrating Season 1 and What’s Coming Up

Celebrating Season 1 and What’s Coming Up

In the last regularly scheduled episode of season 1, I discuss celebrating, looking ahead to season two, and reflecting on season one.  I reviewed the top 5 episodes, which include: My interview with Laura Rowe where we discussed empaths, woman, and...

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Valuing tender care, an interview with Tiffany Chapman

Valuing tender care, an interview with Tiffany Chapman

Tender education is the single most important measure of success for kids, and we can’t have it because of the market failure of care. My guest, Tiffany Chapman, and I dive into what care is, why it’s important, and what we can do to change it.

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Candidate for Council: Emma Burke

Candidate for Council: Emma Burke

My guest today is Emma Leigh Burke, who is running for City Council in Lake Oswego for the November general election. In today’s episode we talk about the importance of representation, our love of vote by mail, and how Emma will tackle issues important to her and to you when she’s elected to office.

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Discovering your life’s purpose with Finn Lambourn

Discovering your life’s purpose with Finn Lambourn

Finn is a corporate dropout looking to co-create the future. After finding they were physically shutting down because of a stressful corporate job, they decided to switch to a path of discovery. That discovery has led to really assessing their impact on the environment and sharing a vision with the world.

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Beltaine Pontifications

Beltaine Pontifications

In this episode, I discuss Beltaine – a pagan fire festival. I share some things I have noticed over the seasons, what makes this time of year different from others, where we came from, and what we can look forward to. I also bring up the aspect of the God and Goddess and as it relates to this time.

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A discussion of immersive art with Cheri Riznyk

A discussion of immersive art with Cheri Riznyk

My guest today is my friend Cheri Riznyk. We dive deep into the world of imagination discussing how she creates magical worlds for kids to perform. Oh, and she does improv, but you’ll have to wait for season 2 to hear more about that.

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Astrology, sacred commerce, and business with Vanessa Couto

Astrology, sacred commerce, and business with Vanessa Couto

My guest today is Vanessa Couto, an astrologer with a mission to help people align their gifts, their purpose with their livelihood through their business. We discuss astrology, philosophy, art, and business – all with the lens of elevating where we are now.

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Engaging with Brandy Henry

Engaging with Brandy Henry

Engaging on Social Media with Brandy Henry. That’s what Brandy does. She uses her teacher archetype and now demonstrates to businesses how to authentically engage on social media.

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Ostara’s invitation to co-create a different future

Ostara’s invitation to co-create a different future

Introduction to Episode Ostara, Michelle reflects on the world at large, what that can mean for our changing seasons, and she invites you, dear listener, to intentionally co-create a future we can all be proud of. Podcast Episode Summary In this episode, Michelle...

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Interview with Jeff Hahler

Interview with Jeff Hahler

Michelle reached out and an old friend said, “Yes.” In today’s interview, Jeff walks through how he has landed on his passions, one of which includes working with foster dogs.

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I just turned 42! Celebrating birthdays.

I just turned 42! Celebrating birthdays.

Since I’m 42, that must mean I know the answer to life, the universe, and everything, right? Wrong! I share four things, top of mind, that I have kind of figured out as I enter my 42nd year.

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An Interview with Leticia Juarez-Sisson

An Interview with Leticia Juarez-Sisson

Introduction to Episode A few years ago, Lety and Michelle met through a Women in Networking group-housed out of St. Helens, Oregon. Fast friends, they dive into public relations, Lety’s wheelhouse, and why you would want someone to do PR for you. Podcast Episode...

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Strategies for curating your brand

Strategies for curating your brand

Introduction to Episode Strategies for identifying and curating your brand. This podcast is for people who know what they do and are looking at how to show up in the world. Podcast Episode Summary You’ve taken the leap, and you know what you want to do. Maybe you are...

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An Interview with Emily Mieren

An Interview with Emily Mieren

In this interview with Emily Mieren, Michelle and Emily discuss motherhood, figuring out roles, and switching things up as familial needs, passions, and opportunities present themselves.

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How do you celebrate Imbolc?

How do you celebrate Imbolc?

Introduction to Episode How do you celebrate Imbolc? First, what is it? Second, how did it come about? In this bonus episode, Michelle briefly talks about the history and what we can learn from this first spring holiday. Podcast Episode Summary Happy Imbolc! In...

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Do you feel good in your body?

Do you feel good in your body?

Do you feel good in your body? Mari wants to know. Mari is on a mission to get people to feel good in their bodies. She didn’t always have this mission…

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Tell me about your non-linear path to purpose.

In Season 3, I will be focusing on your purpose, and how you got there. What was your non-linear path to finding what you should do?

Please also screen yourself with my four qualifying questions:

  1. Do you believe we have a duty to make the world a better place?
  2. Do you have something you are working on that you are passionate about? Maybe it’s your career? Maybe it’s a hobby or a passion project?
  3. Are you a womxn?
  4. Are you a mother?

If you said, “YES,” to any of these, I want to hear your story. If you said, “YES,” to all four, I want to know how you do it! So, if you said, “YES,” click the button below to get on my calendar. I will be accepting interviews starting March 2021 for Season 3. Go ahead and schedule now. In March or beyond, we’ll chat, suss out interview details, and align our missions.

xoxo

Michelle

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I support your message?

First, thank you! Listener support is the only way the message of "Balance Shared" will reach a wider audience.

Download my sponsorship guide. Then, let me know which level you'd like to support, and we'll make it happen.

What is the process to be on your podcast?

First, we do a "pre-screen" call. This makes sure we are aligned in our missions/visions. This makes sure we are both clear on our expectations.

Second, you receive a follow-up email from me with the link to schedule the actual podcast.

What if I'm late to any of the calls?

I give 10 minutes grace, because, hey!, life happens. If we can't connect at the start time we agreed on + 10 minutes, we'll have to reschedule.

How long is a podcast interview?

We block 45 minutes and aim to talk for 30 minutes including a pause for a sponsor break.

Can I get the questions in advance?

No.

How can I make sure we spread my message?

Answer the form linked on the confirmation page when you scheduled your time. You tell me the top things you want to discuss. 

Does it cost money to be a guest?

No.

What if I want my episode to air at a very specific day/time?

Each regularly scheduled episode becomes live at 3am PT on Wednesdays during the run of a season. I do my best to align the timing with my guest’s needs, but reserve the right to change. If you want a specific time, you are invited to sponsor an episode (or more).

What is a season?

My seasons run September through June. 

Do I need fancy equipment to be a guest?

You need a device that can connect to a phone call or Zoom. It is helpful to have a headset with a microphone. I send pre-podcast logistics with more details.

Can I listen to my podcast before it airs?

No.

What if I have second thoughts about my episode airing?

I am happy to discuss on an individual basis whether we should air your episode, or not.

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