Episode 38: Talk About Community in Quarantine with Cyndie Spiegel
Community is so important, now, in quarantine, more than ever. In this episode, I chat with Cyndie Spiegel, creator and community organizer of Dear Grown Ass Women. Cyndie talks about the power of conversation and how opportunities to connect are still there during this time of quarantine.
So if you’re looking to step outside your comfort zone and start igniting conversations you thought you’d never have with people you would have never thought to meet, listen in. Grab a latte, grab a margarita, and let’s talk it out.
Meet Cyndie Spiegel
Cyndie Spiegel is an in-demand keynote speaker and a true force of nature who rallies audiences to lead more boldly and refine their mindsets for good.
She is a commanding keynote speaker and an igniter of powerful conversation as an aspirational voice within women’s leadership and culture [who sometimes drops the F-bomb casually and also uses words like “manifesting” and “belonging”].
She is also the founder of several communities for women including Dear Grown Ass WomenTM, a community& platform elevating women over 35.
Prior to building a successful consulting & speaking practice, she spent fifteen years in the New York fashion industry, working in senior roles for brands like Coach and Narciso Rodriguez.
In addition to holding a Masters Degree in Global Business, Cyndie is also a TEDx speaker, a former adjunct professor at Parsons, the New School for Design and Fashion Institute of Technology, as well as being NY certified in Applied Positive Psychology and a 500-hour trained yoga and meditation teacher. In addition, she is also a scholar of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program.
Her honesty, transparency, and no-bullshit perspective on creating diverse spaces for women, overcoming imposter syndrome, embracing fear and asking more, inspires audiences globally to think and lead differently.
She is a sought-after facilitator and transformational speaker for creative conferences, brands, and organizations and has been featured in Entrepreneur, Forbes, Glamour Magazine, Teen Vogue, and The Huffington Post.
Key Takeaways for Community in Quarantine
- 5:24 You’re a Grown-Ass Woman
- 7:30 Future of Community
- 10:02 The Value of Diverse Conversations
- 18:25 Deep Connections are Forming
- 24:37 It’s a Privilege to be Bored
- 26:56 How to Explore Communities
- 28:42 A Year of Positive Thinking
Renee & Cyndie Talked About:
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- Cyndie Spiegel
- Dear Grown Ass Women
- Cyndie Spiegel on Instagram
- Dear Grown Ass Women on Instagram
- Book Shop
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Title Track Voiceover: Melissa Disney
Editor: M. Lynn
Photos: Courtney Paige Ray
Cover Art: Magnoliahouse Creative