Episode 101 -Terri talks to Jacqueline about the journey of writing a book and what surprised her along the way.

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Terri talks with Jacqueline about the Piloting Your Life book writing journey including how she got here, the process, what’s surprised her, and what readers can expect.

Show Highlights

·      Terri clarifies the purpose and premise of Piloting Your Life the book; it’s not just for investors and founders, and it’s not just about menopause

·      Terri shares that she will include resources on the www.PilotingYourLife.com website (coming soon)

·      Terri interviewed over 35 women from around the world for the book and conducted research for the book to, as Jacqueline says, connect the ideas in the book

·      Terri talks about sharing the book with 17 beta readers and incorporating the feedback and identifying chapters for future editions

·      Terri shares the writing process and how she battled imposter syndrome

·      Jacqueline asks Terri about how the book came to be

·      Terri shared what most surprised her about writing the book

Terri’s Key Takeaway

It’s never too late to do something for the first time.

References in the Podcast

·      Women’s Startup Lab: https://www.womenstartuplab.com/

·      Deb Morandin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/%E2%9C%B4deborah-m-5566577/

·      Laraine McKinnon: https://www.linkedin.com/in/larainemckinnon/

·      BizChix: https://bizchix.com/

·      Katie Cross Ghostwriting:  http://katiecrossghostwriting.com/

Contact

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead. 

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com.

To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife.

Episode 100 -Terri celebrates episode 100 and talks about losing her way and her why and the power of vision boards.

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Terri celebrates episode 100 talking about losing her way, losing her why, and the power of vision boards.  She talks about getting comfortable with saying no and asking for what she wants, and learning to let go.

Show Highlights

·      Terri talks about feeling insignificant in her efforts and how she’s created a vision board to help manifest what she wants in her life. 

·      Terri shares her vision boarding experience and how she wants to feel.

·      Terri shared the brief and tender moment with her son that ended with him laughing at her as she cried.

·      Terri comments on midlife as a challenging time of transition and opportunities

Terri’s Key Takeaway

It’s ok to feel the feels.

References in the Podcast

·      All Raise: https://www.allraise.org/

·      Portfolia: https://www.portfolia.co/

·      Pipeline Angels: pipelineangels.com

·      Solutions2Projects, LLC (Terri’s consulting company): http://www.terrihansonmead.com/solutions2projects

Contact

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead. 

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com.

To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife.

Episode 99 -Terri talks with Dr. Samantha Nazareth to discuss and dispel the myths around the gut microbiome.

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Terri talks with Dr. Samantha Nazareth about the evolution of our gut microbiomes, the importance of diverse data in gut research, and ways for us to improve and monitor our gut health.   

Who is Samantha Nazareth? 

Dr. Samantha Nazareth, MD, FACG is double board-certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology/hepatology, who practices in New York City. She is also a noted researcher, writer, and speaker on nutrition, wellness, and the microbiome. Dr. Nazareth has research published in The New York Times and continues to be sought out by the media as an authoritative source on a wide range of topics that include eating, wellness and gastrointestinal health. Her work has been featured on CNN, Huffington Post, US News & World Report, Women’s Health, Bustle, POPSUGAR, Shape, and Reader’s Digest, to name a few. She is also a medical advisory board member for Women’s Health magazine 

 

Show Highlights 

  • Sam talks about the various microbiomes and how the gut microbiome is the body’s first interaction with the outside world 

  • Sam explains how delivery at birth, how you were fed after birth, and the other factors that continue to shift our microbiomes 

  • Sam talks about age 3 when the gut microbiome reaches its ‘adult’ state 

  • Terri and Sam talk about the importance of diverse data in the research and tech around the gut microbiome and how we need to move away from self reporting 

  • Sam shares her tips for women to better and proactively manage our health through adding more plants to your diet, reducing sugar, and checking out your poop 

 

Terri’s Key Takeaway 

Younger people are dying from colon cancer and screening starts at age 45 now! 

 

References in the Podcast 

 

Contact 

You can reach Sam through her website www.drsamnazareth.com and on Instagram/Twitter: @drsamnazareth. 

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead.  

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com. 

To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife. 

Episode 98 -Jessica Campbell, MS, NTP and Terri talk about how we can make small but impactful changes to improve our overall health through healthy eating, rest, and education.

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Terri talks with Jessica Campbell, MS, NTP about how we can make small but impactful changes to improve our overall health through healthy eating, rest, and education.

Who is Jessica Campbell? 

Jessica Campbell, MS, NTP is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner with a master’s degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. She sees patients at the Freyja Clinic in Redwood City and Love Heal Thrive in San Carlos. Jessica runs seasonal detoxes to help you fall in love with your food, your body, and your life. You can find her blog at http://foodfoundation.guru where she shares holistic health tips and healthy recipes for families that love comfort food. Jessica speaks yoga, Ayurveda, paleo, keto, ancestral diets, microbiome, mindfulness, and her superpower is the language of dance. 

 

Show Highlights 

  • Jessica shares her journey into human nutrition and functional medicine 

  • Terri and Jessica talk about lifestyle changes we can make to improve our health and the importance of reducing the stress in our lives by getting our bodies into parasympathetic response 

  • Jessica talks about the work she does with her patients to help them improve their health and how she works with them 

  • Jessica and Terri discuss hormone changes in perimenopause/menopause and how we need to talk about this and do more to help our bodies better deal with the changes 

  • Jessica talks about how our bodies are bombarded and are having trouble with dealing with the bombardment 

  • Terri asks about how Jessica’s services are paid…out of pocket or with insurance and they discuss health inequities 

  • Jessica loves working with postpartum, working moms to design programs that work for them and fits within their lives with their families 

  • Terri comments on how confused we are about what is healthy and what we should be consuming, and Jessica goes on to talk about how our bodies don’t recognize certain foods any longer 

 

Terri’s Key Takeaway 

Making small and incremental lifestyle changes can have major impact on our lives.  

 

References in the Podcast 

 

Contact 

You can follow Jessica on Twitter @JessicaFoodF, on Facebook @foodfoundationguru and her blog http://foodfoundation.guru.   

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead.  

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com. 

To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife. 

Episode 97 -Terri talks with her son Adam about launching into adulthood as he turns 18 this week.

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Terri talks to her son, Adam, about turning 18 and preparing to launch into the real-world.  They talk about philosophy, mental health, and how he has learned to feel and display his feelings. 

Show Highlights 

  • Terri asks Adam about turning 18, looking forward to college, and working with his therapist for the last year 

  • Adam shares the four truths he knows about himself and how he’s learned to feel and display his feelings 

  • Terri encourages Adam to seek help when he needs it in college 

  • Terri comments on how, as GenXers, she and her husband have parented by providing love, support, and have been intentionally more permissive 

  • Adam talks about being an outlier, playing a part in life, and shares his thoughts on hype beasts (Urban Dictionary:  a hype beast is a kid that collect clothing, shoes, and accessories for the sole purpose of impressing others) 

Terri’s Key Takeaway 

Life is going to be pretty dull in the Mead household when Adam goes off to college.   

Contact 

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead.  

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com. 

To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife. 

Episode 96 -Terri talks with her second child Rei about their GenZ life in the Silicon Valley.

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Terri talks to her second born child, Rei (born Rachel), about GenZ life in the Silicon Valley including Rei’s drive to learn, stress and anxiety, mental health awareness, social media pressures, their health journey, and being a part of a maker generation.

Show Highlights 

  • Rei shares their experience as a GenZ non-binary kid in a public high school in Silicon Valley and their drive to learn 

  • Rei talks about teenage stress, anxiety, the importance of having positive friends, and being comfortable talking about mental health 

  • Terri asks Rei about their health journey and impact of changes in health habits 

  • Rei explains why they think they are part of the GenZ maker generation and why it’s import to share content they have created 

  • Rei and Terri talk about what it’s going to be like when Rei’s brother Adam goes off to college 

Terri’s Key Takeaway 

Terri is much more optimistic about the future if it is full of teenagers like Rei.  

Contact 

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead.  

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com. 

To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife.  

Episode 95 -Making the menopause transition part of the normal conversation about women’s health

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Terri talks with Ann Garnier of Lisa Health about normalizing the conversation around the menopause transition at home, in the workplace, and in healthcare.

Show Highlights 

  • Ann explains why we are hearing so much about perimenopause, menopause, and post-menopause 

  • Ann explains the various phases of a woman’s life beginning with pre-menopause, perimenopause, menopause, and post-menopause 

  • Ann and Terri talk about the importance of removing the taboo around menopause and aging and opening the conversations around this time in women’s lives 

  • Ann shares her background and what she is doing in women’s health with Lisa Health  

  • Terri asks Ann about how women of different cultural, ethnic and socioeconomic experience the menopause transition 

  • Ann discusses why employers should be paying more attention to the health of midlife women in the workplace and why they should be providing greater and better support 

  • Ann wishes the menopause transition conversation was out in the open so that women don’t fee like they have to go it alone 

 

Terri’s Key Takeaway 

We need to begin the conversation around menopause for women earlier to better educate and prepare women. 

 

References in the Podcast 

 

Who is Ann Garnier? 

Ann Garnier, founder and CEO of Lisa Health, is a seasoned healthcare leader, helping to create, launch, and scale innovative tech companies and products that have improved patient outcomes and access to care. At Lisa Health, Ann leads the team to enhance the well-being of midlife women. She is passionate about women’s health and advancing research beyond pregnancy and fertility to reduce the serious and costly health risks that women face as they age and help them celebrate the start of something great. Ann sits on the advisory boards for FemTech Collective and the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Bay Area chapter and is a CSweetener mentor. 

 

Contact 

Ann can be reached via email at ann@lisahealth.com. 

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead.  

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com. 

Episode 94 - Improving overall health outcomes in patients through patient engagement with JennIFER Maddocks of Duke Health

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Terri talks with Jennifer Maddocks of Duke Health’s Digital Strategy Office on the importance of patient engagement not only for healthcare delivery but for increasing the overall quality of care for patients as consumers.  

Show Highlights 

  • Jen talks about her role in patient engagement at Duke Health in the Digital Strategy Office and why patient engagement is important 

  • Jen shares why patient engagement is important not only for Duke Health in healthcare delivery but more importantly for us as patients (and consumers) in managing our health and healthcare 

  • Terri asks Jen about the pathway into health systems for innovation 

  • Jen talks about the opportunities for patients to augment their healthcare in-between visits with in-home solutions and ways to optimize patient time and visits 

  • Terri and Jen talk about the importance of data privacy and how the regulations make it difficult to effectively manage the health for loved ones and even our own health 

Terri’s Key Takeaway 

We have an opportunity to leverage technology to create optimal care for patients in a way that reduces challenges for patients. 

References in the Podcast 

Who is Jennifer Maddocks? 

Jennifer Maddocks PT, MMCi is a board-certified healthcare professional who transitioned to the technology team at Duke Health in 2015.  She is a member of the Digital Strategy Office at Duke and focuses on patient engagement and the patient experience as it relates to technology. She really enjoys learning from patients and working with health system partners to identify opportunities to continuously improve digital patient interactions and positively impact health outcomes for patients and their loved ones. 

Contact 

Jen can be reached via email at jennifer.maddocks@duke.edu. 

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead.  

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com. 

To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife. 

Episode 93 - The research that informs women's health and experience in midlife and how to pilot through it.

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Terri has been researching for, and writing, Piloting Your Life (the book) and shares key learnings from a few of her favorite reads so far.  The book is meant to embolden women over the age of 40 to take the controls and be the pilots in their own lives.  Even if you aren’t a woman, you may still benefit from her insights.  

Show Highlights 

  • Terri shares why she is writing the book Piloting Your Life and her goals for the book including normalizing conversations and feelings around midlife and removing taboos. 

  • Terri wants to make sure that other women coming up behind her are not blindsided, like she was, by midlife and would like those approaching 40 to be able to more effectively prepare for midlife. 

  • Terri and Jacqueline debate the drive for happiness and discuss the happiness curve. 

  • Terri and Jacqueline talk about ‘choosing you’ and being who are you and not who you are supposed to be 

  • Tips for being in transition in midlife 

  • Recognize it’s ok to be where you are at  

  • Be more intentional during this transition 

  • Be kind and gentle with yourself 

  • Find ways to choose you 

  • Find ways to feed the ‘greedy girl’ inside 

  • Normalize the conversations around midlife topics 

 

Terri’s Key Takeaway 

In midlife it is so important to be who you are and not who you think you are supposed to be 

 

References in the Podcast 

 

Contact 

Jacqueline can be reached through her website https://www.jacquelinesteenhuis.com/ and can be followed on Twitter @TipsyCoPilot.   

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead.  

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com. 

To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife. 

Episode 92 - Taking action in current health care innovation and delivery, and using technology in order to improve the health of women with Jill Angelo of Genneve

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TERRI TALKS WITH GENNEVE CEO JILL ANGELO ABOUT THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WOMEN’S DIGITAL HEALTH ROUNDTABLE SPONSORED BY ACOG AT THE HIMSS CONFERENCE IN ORLAND IN FEBRUARY 2019.  THE ATTENDEE LIST INCLUDED REPRESENTATIVES IN INNOVATION, HEALTHCARE DELIVERY, AND SYSTEM INTEGRATORS WHO WERE ALL INSPIRED TO COME TOGETHER AND TAKE ACTION TO IMPROVE WOMEN’S HEALTH.   HIMSS IS FOCUSED ON BETTER HEALTH AND CARE OUTCOMES THROUGH INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY.

Show Highlights 

  • Jill shared why she attended the Women’s Digital Health Roundtable sponsored by ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) at HiMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) in Orlando in February 2019 and what she learned  

  • HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes and better health through information and technology.

  • Terri and Jill talked about how do better design clinical trials and use bring data and findings to demonstrate efficacy for various women’s health innovation solutions to advance women’s health 

  • Jill and Terri talk about the need for new reimbursement codes around women’s health in general, and menopause specifically.  This will look very different for women than for men.  

  • Terri talks about how siloed women’s health is and Jill said this was not a topic of conversation at the round table and thinks this is the next area to focus on.  She emphasizes the importance of treating the body as a system.   

  • Jill talks about the challenges for companies like Elvie which is based in Europe in their move to the US because of lack of reimbursement for the product.  

  • Jill shared some of the innovation discussed during the roundtable 

  • Jill shared what was discussed around veteran women and the VA  

  • Jill talked about the final presentation at the event around data and data privacy to instill some urgency around data security 

  • Jill talked about how excited everyone was when they left because the conversations are happening to advance women’s health 

 

Terri’s Key Takeaway 

Women’s health needs to be a central focus at all future digital health, life sciences, healthcare, and other related conferences. 

 

References in the Podcast 

 

 

Contact 

Jill can be reached via email jill@genneve.com.   

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead.  

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com. 

To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife. 

Episode 91- What can we do to advocate for ourselves in the healthcare system and why we need to

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Terri shares her nightmare experience navigating through the healthcare system to get to diagnosis and treatment for her daughter and talks with Jacqueline about how to be good health advocate and the ways in which changes need to be made at a systemic level.  

Show Highlights 

  • Terri talks about the onerous journey in trying to get to resolution for her daughter’s daily pain and the navigation through the fragmented health system and signing up for MDVIP to pay for concierge healthcare 

  • Terri shares the stories and statistics around how the healthcare system is failing women through underdiagnosis or lack of diagnosis 

  • Jacqueline and Terri talked about how we women know our own bodies and doctors need to listen to us 

  • Terri emphasizes the need to investor more dollars into women’s health, diagnostics, and treatments 

  • Terri and Jacqueline talk about how you can advocate for your own health and for the health of your loved ones 

  • Terri talks about the lack of visibility into all the medical records for herself and for her kids as Terri can’t see the doctor’s notes 

  • Terri and Jacqueline discuss how you can be an advocate for your own health or the health of your loved ones 

  • Terri shares recommendations for changes as suggested by Maya Dusenbery in Doing Harm 

 

Terri’s Key Takeaway 

Terri has come to believe that the journey with her daughter is a sign from the universe (along with her professional experience) that she needs to take a greater role in advocating for better healthcare for women.   

 

References in the Podcast 

 

Contact 

Jacqueline can be reached through her website https://www.jacquelinesteenhuis.com/ and can be followed on Twitter @TipsyCoPilot.   

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead.  

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com. 

To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife. 

Episode 90- A conversation about exploring pleasure in midlife

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Terri and Jacqueline get spicy in a conversation about exploring all aspects of yourself in midlife. These include sex, exploring pleasure without expectations, new and improved technology, and the importance of loving and accepting yourself to maximize your pleasure.

Show Highlights 

  • Terri and Jacqueline talk about how exciting it is in midlife to be able to explore in all aspects of life, including in your sex life, and starting over as a beginner without expectations 

  • They talk tech, toys, data, and orgasms for midlife women in the age of connected devices and improved technology 

  • Terri and Jacqueline discuss how body image and how we feel in our own skin impacts our ability to enjoy sex and pleasure 

  • Terri talks about the importance of education and normalization of discussion around women’s sexual health and body parts 

Terri’s Key Takeaway 

Midlife sexual exploration for women is good for our bodies, our minds, and our souls.  But leave the baggage and expectations behind.   

References in the Podcast 

Contact 

Jacqueline can be reached through her website https://www.jacquelinesteenhuis.com/ and can be followed on Twitter @TipsyCoPilot.   

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead.  

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com. 

To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife. 

Episode 89 -Removing Expectations and Redefining Sex in Midlife with Jessa zimmerman

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Terri talks with Jessa Zimmerman, a certified sex therapist and couple’s counselor based in Seattle, about the need to redefine sex not just in midlife, but from the very beginning.  She talks about the importance of tending to your relationship like a garden and what can happen if you aren’t tending to it.   

Who is Jessa Zimmerman?  

Jessa Zimmerman is a certified sex therapist and couples’ counselor. She specializes in helping couples who have a good relationship but who are avoiding sex because it’s become stressful, negative, disappointing, or pressured. She is the author of Sex Without Stress, the host of the Better Sex Podcast, and is a regularly featured expert in the media, including Refinery29, Business Insider, Mind Body Green, and Marriage.com. 

  

Show Highlights 

  • Jessa talks about our work as humans and the clarity we have in midlife and the risks we should be taking to improve and transform our relationships  

  • Jessa talks about the need to redefine sex not just as we get older but from the very beginning  

  • Jessa talks about the myth of soul mates who are expected to complete us,  consensual non-monogamy, affairs, and cheating  

  • Terri asked Jessa to share the resources she recommends for couples looking to improve their relationships and sex in midlife 

 

Terri’s Key Takeaway 

Your relationship and intimate life are like a garden that needs to be tended.  

 

References in the Podcast 

 

Contact 

Jessa can be reached through her website https://sexwithoutstress.com/ 

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead.  

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com. 

To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife. 

Show Flow Comments and Notes

Episode 88-The benefits of a customer and patient centric approach in women's health care innovation with Kerry Rupp of True Wealth Ventures

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Terri talks with Kerry Rupp of True Wealth Ventures about how True Wealth Ventures views women’s health, the opportunities and challenges in the space, and how innovators need to have a more customer-centric approach earlier in the innovation cycle.

Who is Kerry Rupp?

 

Kerry Rupp is General Partner at True Wealth Ventures, an early-stage VC fund investing in women-led businesses in consumer health and sustainability. She teaches for the NSF I-Corps program, mentors startups, and consults on innovation and strategy. Kerry was previously CEO at DreamIt, a Top Ten US startup accelerator and VC fund. She founded Holiday Golightly, a group travel service for women.  Kerry holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Duke.
 

Show Highlights

·      Kerry shares why women’s health is interesting to her from an innovation and a funding perspective, her path into venture capital, and what True Wealth Ventures is all about

·      Kerry talks about True Wealth Venture’s focus on the broad definition of women’s health and how little research and emphasis has been on women and women’s bodies and brains

·      Kerry and Terri share the view that awareness, research and innovation in women’s health are critical right now

·      Kerry shares what she is excited about in women’s health and both Terri and Kerry talk about the difficulty in choosing the ones to invest in

·      Terri and Kerry talk about the gap between the startup innovation and the healthcare providers and how to bridge the gap

·      Kerry shares how to connect with her and Sara at True Wealth Ventures if you have a startup within their investment thesis

 

Terri’s Key Takeaway

We need to be doing more to bring together the healthcare providers and healthcare innovators earlier in the process. 

 

References in the Podcast

·      DreamIt Ventures:  https://www.dreamit.com

·      True Wealth Ventures: https://truewealthvc.com/

·      Sara Brand: https://www.linkedin.com/in/saratbrand/

·      Lisa Health:  https://www.lisahealth.com/

·      Genneve:  https://genneve.com/

·      Mighty Menopause: https://www.mighty-menopause.com/

·      Pandia: https://www.pandiahealth.com/

·      Lemonaid Health: https://www.lemonaidhealth.com/

·      Braincheck:  https://braincheck.com/

·      Katie McMillan:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/katie-donohue-mcmillan-mph/

·      Springboard: https://sb.co/

 

Contact

Kerry can be reached through LinkedIn  www.linkedin.com/in/kerryrupp or her website www.kerryrupp.com.   

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead. 

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com.

To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife.

Episode 87-removing the stigma and normalizing the conversation for women around stress incontinence.

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Terri talks Allison Conti of Watkins-Conti Products about her personal experience with stress incontinence that led to the creation of a medical device for women as an alternative to surgery and other uncomfortable and invasive solutions.

Who is Allison Conti?

Allison Conti is an Oklahoma-based entrepreneur who was raised in an entrepreneurial environment where she witnessed the formation and creation of sustainable businesses. The industries ranged from oil & gas exploration and development to retail, cattle ranching and commercial real estate. Allison began her professional career in print media marketing and advertising. She then transitioned to a successful career in the radio and television industry. Allison also owned and managed a small business in the construction trades.

In 2015, as a mother of three, she conceived a solution for involuntary urine leakage, an issue that affects over 498 million women, worldwide.  The passion and drive for this venture is based on personal experience. She designed, patented, engineered and manufactured this non-invasive, comfortable and easy to use solution that is entering the FDA approval process. 

Allison is dedicated to the innovation and development of affordable, effective solutions for common life-altering difficulties faced in today’s environment.  Recently named Top 20 under 40 in Business Times Magazine!

Show Highlights

·      Allison talks about what stress incontinence is, who it impacts, and why don’t women don’t want to talk about it, and why she is passionate about creating a better solution for women. 

·      Allison shares the other options available to women and why she developed YoniFit as another alternative for women.

·      Allison talks why women would be willing to participate in the clinical trial at NYU. 

·      Allison created LeakyLady.com to make the topic easier for investors to discuss and for women to share their stories to remove the stigma around stress incontinence.

·      Allison talks about the team bringing this product to market and surrounding herself with an experienced team.

·      Terri asks about Allison’s fundraising experience and the reactions from investors.    

·      Allison talks about protecting her technology through patents and trademarks and expanding into global markets. 

·      Allison shares her personal story around her condition, how many women are affected by this condition, and how it has changed her life and how she wants to change the lives of other women as well. 

 

Terri’s Key Takeaway

So much of how we have approached women’s health has been about what is wrong with our bodies and with shame and we need to start talking about the conditions affecting so many women to remove the stigmas, shame, and get to better solutions. 

 

References in the Podcast

·      Leaky Lady:  http://www.leakylady.com/

 

Contact

Allison can be reached via email at Allison@watkinscontiproducts.com.  You can follow on Instagram @YoniFit.  Read stories from other women and share your own at www.leakylady.com and sign up for email updates. 

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead. 

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com.

To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife.

Episode 86-Improving healthcare solutions for women by pairing technology with Health

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Terri talks Katie McMillan of Duke Health about why she is interested in women’s health, why we are seeing an explosion in women’s health solutions, and why she sees technology as the answer to some of our healthcare issues for women.

Who is Katie McMillan?

 

For 10 years, Katie D. McMillan, MPH has dedicated her career to imagining and building technology to improve healthcare for patients and providers. Her experience spans multi-national global health organizations, lean software start-up companies, and large academic medical centers. Katie’s latest venture is the creation of the Mobile App Gateway at Duke University Health System. Launched in the summer of 2017, the MAG serves as the hub for digital health at Duke and provides product consulting services to clinicians and researchers, monthly events and workshops, and content exploring the many facets of the health tech industry. Katie has been involved in the ideation and creation of over 75 apps. In her free time, Katie microblogs at her Well Made Health account on Instagram (@wellmadehealth exploring creativity, digital design, and Fem Tech.  
 

Show Highlights

·      Katie shares how she developed an interest in women’s health and FemTech

·      Katie talks about how she’s seen women’s health and technology change over the last 10 years

·      Katie shares why we are seeing an explosion in technology for women’s health and why she started micro-blogging under Well Made Health with #FemTechFriday

·      Terri asked Katie about evidence-based solutions for women’s health and talks about matching up FemTech companies with researchers to generate clinical device and inform the science around the solutions

·      Terri raises the issue of the price point and focus on middle class white woman for these solutions and the importance of making available to a broader group of women

·      Katie is highlighting Lemonaid Health this week on @WellMadeHealth for #FemTechFriday

 

Terri’s Key Takeaway

We women hold different roles in our lives and have different seasons in our lives which is very different from men and therefore our healthcare needs are very different as well. 

 

References in the Podcast

·      Atlantic article: The Doctor Doesn’t Listen to Her but the Media is Starting To: http://bit.ly/DoctorDoesntListen

·      PitchBook article: Why Women Investing in Women Matters: http://bit.ly/WomenInvestingInWomen

·      Duke Health: https://www.dukehealth.org/

·      Marketwatch article:  http://bit.ly/WomensHealthTherapeuticMarket

·      Genneve: https://genneve.com/

·      Willow Pump:  https://shop.willowpump.com/

·      Hello Jessie:  https://www.hellojessie.com/

·      Qurasense: https://qurasense.com/#/site/home

·      Pumpspotting: https://www.pumpspotting.com/

·      Mahmee:  https://www.mahmee.com/

·      Maven Clinic Blog:  Back to Work:  The Billion Dollar Opportunity for Companies:  http://bit.ly/MavenClinicBillionDollarOpportunity

·      Tara Health Foundation: https://tarahealthfoundation.org/

·      Lemonaid Health: https://www.lemonaidhealth.com/

·      Icon Undies:  https://www.iconundies.com/

·      Thinx: https://www.shethinx.com/

 

Contact

Katie can be reached via email at wellmadehealth@gmail.com , on Twitter @KatieDMcMillan  @Wellmadehealth and DukeMobileApps  and on Instagram @Wellmadehealth.

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead. 

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com.

To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife.

Episode 85-What is new and exciting in Women's Health and Digital Health after the JP Morgan conference

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Terri talks with Jacqueline about what she learned and who she met at the JP Morgan Life Sciences conference in SF including innovations, digital health, and opportunities in women’s health.    

Show Highlights 

  • Terri talks about what the JP Morgan Life Sciences conference is all about, what she learned, who she met, and some of the trends and innovations in women’s health.  

  • Terri talks about the importance of normalization language and conversations around women’s health and wellness, including sexual health and wellness.   

  • Terri and Jacqueline talk about changing the norms around aging, especially around body image, and taking charge of our health in our midlife in setting ourselves best for life after 65.   

  • Terri is excited about how digital health is being embraced within biotech and pharma in various areas including medication adherence, better patient targeting, better clinical trial design, and better leveraging of data to optimizing drug development and delivery.   

  • They talk about data and data ownership being a big topic in 2019 and the ramifications of deals like 23andMe and GSK.   

  • Terri and Jacqueline discuss the $8.1B invested in digital health in 2018, and what is included in digital health including the blurring of lines between health and wellness.    

Terri’s Key Takeaway 

We need to normalize the language and conversations around women’s health, wellness, and body parts.   

References in the Podcast 

Contact 

You can follow Jacqueline Steenhuis on Twitter @TipsyCopilot or through her website https://www.jacquelinesteenhuis.com/.   

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com

Check out Terri’s new Medium publication:  https://medium.com/terri-hanson-mead 

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com. 

To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife.  

Episode 84-Opportunities in women’s health and the journey of midlife

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Terri talks with Jacqueline about her revised vision for Piloting Your Life the podcast in 2019 to focus on the blue ocean opportunities in women’s health.  They also talk about why they are optimistic about 2019 and how they see midlife not as a crisis but as a beautiful time for exploration and growth as Terri shares more about the research she is doing for Piloting Your Life the book.    

Show Highlights 

  • Terri talks about changing up the podcast for the first part of 2019 to focus on women’s health (FemTech).  Terri shares why she has hope and optimism for women in 2019.  

  • Terri and Jacqueline expand on the opportunities in women’s health and the importance of focusing on health and body and environment holistically.    

  • Terri shares some of her research for her book Piloting Your Life on the need to normalize ‘mid-life’ and see it as a beautiful time of exploration and growth and opportunity and not a ‘crisis.’  

  • Terri and Jacqueline talk about what they are excited about in 2019.  

 

 

Terri’s Key Takeaway 

Give yourself permission to choose to add more joy into your life.   

 

References in the Podcast 

 

Contact 

You can follow Jacqueline Steenhuis on Twitter @TipsyCopilot or through her website https://www.jacquelinesteenhuis.com/.   

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com

Check out Terri’s new Medium publication:  https://medium.com/terri-hanson-mead 

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com. 

To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife. 

Episode 83-bubbly bonus -creating and appreciating value, and a look back on 2018 as well as a look forward to 2019

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Terri and Jacqueline wrap up 2018 with a final bubbly bonus where they talk about value, creating win-win situations and not giving away so much for free.  They discuss trends in the startup ecosystem including electric scooters, unrealistic valuations, and antsy investors.  Finally, they share the plans for Piloting Your Life in 2019.   

Show Highlights 

  • Terri and Jacqueline talk about value and creating win-win situations.  It’s important for every woman to know her value.      

  • Terri talks about how she is planning to operate as an angel investor in 2019.  

  • Terri shares why she is doing the podcast and what to expect through the rest of the 2018/2019 year and what she is planning to ask the investors she is interviewing.  

  • Jacqueline asks if shows like Shark Tank and The Pitch create unrealistic expectations for people who start businesses or have an idea.   

  • Terri wonders what 2019 will look like with the state of the economy and startup investing and investors getting antsy for exits for the companies that have had unrealistically high valuations.   

  • Terri argues for additional funding for women’s health instead of funding electric scooters.  

  • Terri and Jacqueline brainstorm questions for Piloting Your Life interviewees for 2019 and ask listeners to share some of their questions.   

Terri’s Key Takeaway 

2018 was a strange roller coaster of a year and expects 2019 to be another wild ride.  

References in the Podcast 

 

Contact 

You can follow Jacqueline Steenhuis on Twitter @TipsyCopilot or through her website https://www.jacquelinesteenhuis.com/.   

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com

Check out Terri’s new Medium publication:  https://medium.com/terri-hanson-mead 

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com. 

To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife. 

Episode 82-Educating and inspiring Angel Investors through OSEA Angels in Orange County with Xandra Laskowski

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Terri talks to Xandra Laskowski about her own angel investing journey which has led to her desire to inspire and educate more female investors through OSEA Angels in Orange County.

Who is Xandra Laskowski?

Xandra Laskowski is a startup consultant with over 25 years of entrepreneurial experience with large multinational tech companies as well as startups as founder, investor, advisor and board member. She has held positions as Worldwide Commodity Manager and National Major Accounts Managerial roles before moving into the angel investment and startup worlds.   She founded OSEA Angel Investors in 2017, a women focused angel investment group based at the UC Irvine Cove, UCI Applied Innovation.  OSEA Angel Investors is a partner angel group with Tech Coast Angels and Angel Syndication Network.

Show Highlights

·      Xandra shares her journey into investing beginning in 2012 including some of her favorite investments and how they are faring.

·      Xandra talks about her investment philosophy which has evolved since she started investing.  She makes sure they are in revenue and that she is strategically aligned to be able to provide support before she writes her first, small check. 

·      Xandra’s leverages her professional experience and network in addition to her experience managing her family’s asset as an angel investor. 

·      She created Osea Angels to help other women in her community learn about investing in startups and get access to deals to make those investments. She is bringing education, inspiration, and connections to her members for startup opportunities. 

·      Xandra saw a need to support small businesses in Orange County that need access to resources to build and grow their businesses and she partnered up with someone to provide these services. 

·      Xandra most felt like the pilot in her own life when she took over her family’s finances to better manage her family’s wealth.    

Terri’s Key Takeaway

It’s time for women who are building the female founder / female investor ecosystem begin to benefit financially. 

References in the Podcast

·      Hera Venture Summit: https://www.heraventuresummit.com/

·      Osea Angels: https://www.oseaangelinvestors.com/Page/Home

·      Liquid Biosciences: http://www.liquidbiosciences.com/

·      Tech Coast Angels: https://www.techcoastangels.com/

·      UC Irvine Cove: http://innovation.uci.edu/the-cove/

·      First Republic Bank: https://www.firstrepublic.com/

·      Changing Tides: https://thinkresultsmarketing.com/books/changing-tides/

·      AngelList:  https://angel.co/

·      Jane VC:  https://www.janevc.com/

Contact

Xandra can be reached by email at xandra@oseaangelinvestors.com.

You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead. 

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com.

To continue the conversation, go to Twitter at @PilotingLife and use hashtag #PilotingYourLife.