Laura Dempsey's life was turned upside down in 2009 when, literally overnight, she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. MS is the most widespread disabling neurological condition of young adults around the world with women being twice as likely to develop the disease as men.
I met Blanca the first night I was in Miami last year. I was sitting at a very long table at dinner with a group of wonderful women and in came Blanca. I felt drawn to her broad smile and gracious demeanour immediately.
Kathrine Switzer will always be best known as the first woman to officially run the famous Boston Marathon in 1967. Her entry created an uproar and worldwide notoriety when a race official attempted to forcibly remove her from the competition.
Irma Jennings' life turned upside down in 2005 when she was diagnosed with osteopenia. This catapulted her into a journey of deep transformation which took her from the boardroom on Wall Street to the cutting board in her kitchen.
I always marvel at how I meet people. Who knows who, who puts you in touch with who, etc., etc. Through one such chain I had the pleasure of meeting Brenda Cooper - Emmy award winning Fashion Stylist and Colour Expert.
Haley Reese hasn't always been the optimistic, bright and vivacious young woman that I met in Miami last year.
Bev's Talks has grown into a platform for me to highlight the work of incredible and amazing women who are doing extraordinary things in the world. One such woman is Jennifer Rohner who is a Spiritual Teacher, Writer and Coach from North Carolina in the United States.
Living on my own right now I sleep without disturbance, but I know that there are many women out there who can't sleep like a starfish and are woken regularly by a partner who snores or who moves incessantly.
I met Carina last year after she wrote to me asking about my experience of advertising on a local website. As we both live in Wellington (and even the same suburb!) we had coffee.
I didn't know what 'The Universe' was (in energetic, spiritual terms) until about 4 years ago. Before that, I thought it was just a vast expanse of space that was somewhere 'out there'.
I thought this would be a poignant Episode to get out before Xmas. Heather is a Certified Health Coach with 26 years of experience in healthcare coupled with a passion for helping women find health, harmony and happiness.
Last week I had the pleasure of meeting with the wonderful Mitzi Sackett of Total Transformation with Mitzi.
Here is the first episode of Bev's Talks - interviews I am conducting with interesting, heart-centred women around the globe highlighting the change they want to be in the world. First up - Nicole Dennison of Change The Course Coaching.