What a year 2017 was! Technically, Fun. Feisty. Fabulous! began at the end of 2016, but 2017 marks the first full year. We got up and running and took our first steps. We interviewed some amazing guests and have begun to make our social media mark. So, I thought it would be good, to tell the story of where we began and where we are going.
When It All Began
With a degree in broadcast journalism and a 20-year career as a learning and development professional, I missed where I started. While I like my profession, I also missed being behind a mic. I got my writing desires satiated through blogging, but something was missing. Podcasting could fill that void.
About four years ago, I made my foray into podcasting. Get It Together Girl was my first podcast, a podcast for women. I got my feet wet and learned about hosting, equipment, finding guests …. I enjoyed it but the scope was too broad and it showed in my downloads. Instead of being everything to everybody, I had to decide, who is my audience?
I stopped Get It Together Girl hoping to get back to podcasting someday. As much work as it is (and believe me, it is work), I wanted back in but not in the same way. This time, I had found my audience. Believe it or not, women over 40 listen to podcast. But where were the podcast for us, women in their 40s and 50s?
Not only would my niche be women in this age group (still too broad), it would be professional women. Not only would it be professional women in their 40s and 50s, who were looking for their second act, women who were ready to make a change. So, the Fun. Feisty. Fabulous woman became a profession in their 40s and 50s who is ready for her next chapter.
My shows would speak to this woman (who coincidentally is me). We would have fun guests and topics. We would nurture their feisty side with guests that will encourage their independence and drive. And, of course, it would all be fabulous!
And it was all that, but something was missing … a cohost. The only name to come to mind was Jean Day. We met when she was a guest on Get It Together Girl which was the beginning of a friendship. Even though we have never met, been in the same state, not to mention the same room, she is the perfect foil and together we have even more fun.
Where We’re Going
2018 will be a magical year for Fun. Feisty. Fabulous! Magical because great things are going to happen, things we ever expected or planned for. Yet, we have great plans too. You may have noticed some new show art. You’ll soon see changes to www.funfeistyfab.com.
We are planning giveaways, more great topics and guests plus we are bringing the funny. I’ve developed a cadre of characters who’ll be commenting on topics and issues and you don’t want to miss them.
Here’s your invitation – You are cordially invited to join Jean and I on this Fun. Feisty and Fabulous journey!!!