Reinvent Yourself with Lesley Jane Seymour

Join Lesley Jane Seymour when she interviews amazing women who have reinvented themselves in every way imaginable. These frank, fun, warm conversations unearth the tips and tricks women like you need to restart, reboot, or enhance your career or lifestyle. Learn about the #1 secret to creating your personal brand (Jennefer Witter), or how to motivate a millennial and what to do if you work for one (Ann Shoket). Would you like to reinvent yourself as a writer? Listen to women who've done it (Eva Dillon and Laura Munson) and are willing to share their secrets to getting started. Let us inspire you and inform you–so you can get on your way. Click to listen to each podcast below or subscribe to Reinvent Yourself on iTunes, Podbean, or Spotify.

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Reinvent Yourself

March 31 2019

#46: Reinventing Through “Subconscious Surviving” (Tashyra Ayers)

She was a single mom at 14 and became the caregiver to her younger brother shortly after that when her mother passed away.  Yet Tashyra Ayers managed to create a career in the health care industry and start in a radio show on the side.

At 38, she is about to be an empty nester (Davon is off to college in the fall) and so will be reinventing again. Join CoveyClub founder, Lesley Jane Seymour, in an incredibly honest discussion with an amazing lifelong learner who says “Reinvention takes shape over a period of time at different points in our lives.” When times are tough, sometimes you have to go through “subconscious surviving” to get to the other side. Says Tashyra: “You can’t evolve if you’re not real with yourself.”

41:03 Minutes

Reinvent Yourself

March 31 2019

#45: Moving Out Of Stuck (JulienMcRoberts)

Julien McRoberts took decades to discover the common thread behind all of her reinventions.
“It was that I’ve been producing my whole life!” That was the ah-ha moment that stitched together her early years in L.A. as a casting director, a decade of running animal shelters, and 12 very successful years as a top-flight print photographer (check out her website at
McRoberts tells Lesley Jane Seymour, founder of CoveyClub, that as print publishing fell apart, she had to pivot again, investing $3,000 in a coach to find “internal change”.  “Once I changed my mindset, I got control back,” she says. Now McRoberts markets her photography and producing skills in a new way to create packages for all kinds of clients with visual and content needs. “Being stuck meant I wasn’t pushing myself or trusting in myself,” she says. “I’m packaging the producing and becoming more vertical.”

39:03 Minutes

Reinvent Yourself

March 31 2019

#44: Reinventing To Find Your Place In The World (Gretchen Rubin)

Gretchen Rubin didn’t become The Happiness Lady by accident. She was clerking for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor when she realized that she was not really interested in the law, but in “power, money, and sex.”  She went to the library and took a book on how to sell your book proposal, followed it, and never looked back.


Today Rubin is the author of “The Happiness Project” and now, “Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter and Organize to Make More Room for Happiness” and the founder of the podcast, Happier with Gretchen Rubin. In a high octane chat with CoveyClub founder, Lesley Jane Seymour, Rubin reveals the steps she took to transition from one lucrative profession to another.  How to find that “thing” for yourself? “Start by asking yourself who do you envy? Envy is ‘I want that’ but in a painful way.”

41:01 Minutes

Reinvent Yourself

March 31 2019

#43: The Simple Phrase That Reinvented My Life (Susan Hyatt)

“What if you spent all that time on growing your life instead of shrinking your body?” So asks Susan Hyatt, author of the new book Bare: A 7-week Program to Transform Your Body, Get More Energy, Feel Amazing, and Become the Bravest, Most Unstoppable Version of You.

In an energetic discussion with CoveyClub founder Lesley Jane Seymour, the Indiana native reveals how she ditched real estate (which made her miserable) to follow her heart into life coaching where she now runs a multi-million dollar business. Along the way, she discovered the phrase that became the secret to her lifetime weight loss and her 7 step program.

Program notes: Hyatt says reading Dr. Martha Beck’s “Finding Your Own North Star” started her on her path and that “women need to drop the transactional relationship with their body, i.e. saying things like, ‘I’m only going to workout if brings certain results.’ “

38:46 Minutes

Reinvent Yourself

March 31 2019

#42: Finding Time, Money, Freedom, Happiness (”Downsizing Ninja” Rita Wilkins)

Rita Wilkins was an interior designer with 11 closets and 9 rolling racks of clothes. But it wasn’t until she traded her 5000 square foot home for an 867 square foot apartment that she found what she was really looking for: time, money and freedom to travel.
Wilkins talks with CoveyClub founder, Lesley Jane Seymour, about the year that changed her life and what made her realize that stuff could not fill the loneliness she felt.  You can find Rita at Design Services, LTD and her TEDx talk.
Her Youtube “The ABCs of Downsizing” gets you started with practical tips. Her favorite, inspirational book is “The Stories We Leave Behind” by Laura Gilbert and her favorite blog is Joshua Becker’s “Becoming Minimalist.” 

37:43 Minutes

Reinvent Yourself

February 27 2019

#41: Reinventing After Taking Down Your Boss (Gretchen Carlson)

Every night her mother put her to bed, telling her she could be anything she wanted as long as she was willing to work hard for it. That support created a girl who knew how to stand up and speak for herself – even in grammar school when she was put into the wrong (remedial) reading group; speaking up got her moved. So when the former Stanford grad, Miss America, and CBS and Fox anchor found herself suing her boss for sexual harassment, it was that “ability to know I worked very hard that carried me through it.” Listen to CoveyClub founder Lesley Jane Seymour’s intimate discussion with the woman who gave others the guts to launch a thousand #MeToo lawsuits. Carlson explains why making the leap over 50 made it even harder to reinvent and offers solutions beginning with the observation that “women need to stop being so damn nice.”


Episode Notes:

Help Gretchen keep the pressure on members of congress for passage of the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Act of 2017 by writing or calling your member of congress to get him/her to sign on. (Arbitration is what keeps harassment secret and abusers in power)

Follower her leadership tour and find her on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram.

Carlson also suggests “developing a passion for reading about others who have reinvented.” Her personal reading list includes:

Daughter of Destiny: An Autobiography by Benazir BZhutto

Can’t Is Not An Option: My American Story by Nikki Haley

Becoming by Michelle Obama


And her own two books:

Getting Real

Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back

39:08 Minutes



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