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Episode 128: Letting Go of Your Past & Embracing Your Gift with Michelle Dempsey

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Letting Go of Your Past & Embracing Your Gift with Michelle Dempsey. In this episode of the Boss Mom Podcast, Michelle shares her passions in business and empowering women, and how she thrives in community. Sponsored by Throwing Pinecones Gathering.

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Michelle’s fast but fierce journey into business and motherhood.
  • What act, receive, believe means in her business.
  • How she’s built her business into a thriving business.
  • The importance of having a niche.
  • What strategy means to Michelle.
  • The power of telling your why.
  • Michelle’s passion to empower women, and how she uses her business in that passion.
  • How a rock bottom moment changed Michelle’s life.

Our Podcast Sponsor: Throwing Pinecones Gathering


The Throwing Pincones Gathering is a one-day event in Portland, OR, to help Christian women foster vulnerability, growth and depth in Christ. At the Throwing Pinecones Gathering, you will be equipped with the tools you need to seek this strength and courage and empower you to utilize them. All proceeds of the event go to benefit the human trafficking education and awareness through the organization She Has a Name.

To get your ticket to the event, visit their website, Throwing Pinecones.

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Can I quote you on that? 

  • I turned my blog into a business, blood, sweat and tears, with the help of my tribe. – Michelle
  • You have to sell yourself better than anyone else can. – Michelle
  • I’m a fierce believer in the ‘girl gang’. – Michelle
  • A strategy is just a fancy word for a plan. It’s like a roadmap. – Michelle
  • When you’re putting yourself out as a new business person, everything needs to make sense in your brand. – Michelle
  • My past is something that’s going to make a difference for tomorrow. – Michelle
  • A lot of women who can’t get their business started is because they’re holding themselves back. – Dana

More about our guest, Michelle Dempsey.


A writer, a dreamer, an entrepreneur, and above all things, a mother, Michelle Dempsey recently turned a passionate hobby into a thriving career. Internationally published and known for her ability to connect with readers on a deeper level, Michelle launched her own business, Michelle Dempsey: Very Well-Written, offering writing and editing services, business coaching, branding expertise, and social media strategy to businesses of all kinds. She speaks to female audiences regularly on topics including empowerment, personal development, and business success. Visit any of her websites to read more of her work, or her personal blog, The Trusted Mama, to read her honest tales of motherhood, marriage, everything in between.

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Dana Malstaff

Dana Malstaff

Dana Malstaff is the Founder of Boss Mom and creator Nurture to Convert.
She is a mother, author, speaker, messaging strategist, podcaster, blind spot reducer, and movement maker. She believes that too many brilliant moms are struggling to figure out how to grow their business while balancing all that is required to be a good mom, partner, and woman. So many moms are trying to grow their business using trends that feel inauthentic and aren't realistic for their inconsistent schedules. She has helped thousands of women become known for their brain and not their dance moves

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