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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 mxn and womxn 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.

Michelle Lasley

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.

Season 2

Live a life by design with Colin Thompson

Live a life by design with Colin Thompson

Colin Thompson has learned how to live a life by design. Hailing from double immigrants to creating a birthday ritual that leaves him energized for 364 days out of the year, he shares his story from coaching to diversity, and so much more.

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Body positivity and the long road to ending body shaming

Body positivity and the long road to ending body shaming

Becky Jarvis, creator of Curvy Chic Closet, and I sat down and discussed Body Positivity. Becky has been working to make plus-sized clothing accessible to moms and other plus-sized individuals for over ten years. In this episode, we discuss her journey from just providing a sale to changing the world of body positivity.

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Wholehearted Parenting with Danielle Bettmann

Wholehearted Parenting with Danielle Bettmann

Introduction to Episode I sat down with Danielle Bettmann, of Wholeheartedly, to discuss what it takes to parent, and as a byproduct of our times, what it takes to parent in COVID. She advocates for wholehearted parenting, a way where we look at our needs and then...

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Rise up through change, an interview with Jessica Williams

Rise up through change, an interview with Jessica Williams

Introduction to Episode On the Rise Solutions is a testimony to how we Rise Up when adversity calls. In this interview, Michelle and Jessica discuss super powers, the importance of pivoting and reinventing yourself, and lessons learned when life throws you serious...

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Season 3

Thank you to everyone who responded to my call for guests for season 3. Season 3 will be an exploration of “non-linear paths to finding your purpose”. Stay tuned for more!

Season 4

In Season 4, I will be focusing on your identity, how you wear it, how you found it, the ups and downs of owning your identity.

Please also screen yourself with my four qualifying questions:

  1. Do you believe we have a duty to make the world a better place? (required)
  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? (required)
  3. Are you a womxn?
  4. Are you a mother?

If you said, “YES,” to the first two, I want to hear your story. If you said, “YES,” to all four, I want to know how you do your identity story and how you live it!

So, if you said, “YES,” click the button below to get on my calendar. I will be accepting interviews for Season 4 from March 2022 through April 2022. I will accept 100 pre-screen interviews. Go ahead and waitlist now. In March or beyond, guests who are a good fit will be invited to interview for a PRE-screen wehre we’ll chat, suss out interview details, align our missions, and figure out the best way to tell your story about your identity.

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 5 minutes grace, because, hey!, life happens. If we can't connect at the start time we agreed on + 5 minutes, we'll have to reschedule. If you are late to a screening call, and I cannot get a hold of you, I assume you've moved on and are no longer intersted.

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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