Ep. 87 Women Can Have It ALL: A Mission To Change The Narrative 



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In this episode, we challenge the notion that women have to choose between career success and motherhood. Our guest, Amy Traugh, shares her inspiring journey of transitioning from a career in healthcare to becoming an entrepreneur while raising two young girls – proving that women can have it all.


  • Introduction:
    • Have you ever felt pressured to choose between climbing the corporate ladder and being a mom? Or building a business versus being present for your children? Today, we debunk these false dichotomies with the help of Amy Traugh.
    • Amy’s background in healthcare abruptly shifted when the events of 2020 led her to become a preschool teacher for her daughters. This unexpected turn became a catalyst for her entrepreneurial journey.
  • Amy’s Journey:
    • Amy reflects on her experience of navigating the demands of motherhood while pursuing her professional ambitions.
    • Despite the challenges, Amy embraced the opportunity to reassess her priorities and explore new career paths.
    • Transitioning from healthcare to entrepreneurship, Amy shares the pivotal moments that led her to build her business.
  • Leveraging Skills and Tracking Progress:
    • Amy discusses how her background in healthcare equipped her with valuable skills that she now applies to her entrepreneurial endeavors.
    • She offers insights into leveraging past experiences to fuel success in new ventures.
    • Tracking progress as a business owner can be daunting, but Amy provides practical strategies for measuring success and staying motivated.
  • Empowering Women to Have It All:
    • Amy’s story challenges the traditional narrative and proves that women can balance career aspirations with motherhood.
    • Her journey serves as inspiration for listeners who may have doubted their ability to pursue both professional and personal fulfillment.
    • Closing thoughts: If you’ve ever wondered if you can truly have it all, Amy’s story will leave you feeling empowered and motivated to redefine success on your own terms.

Tune in to this episode for a refreshing perspective on achieving work-life balance and embracing the limitless possibilities of entrepreneurship – again, proving that women can have it all!

*Update: Since recording this episode last summer a few things have changed in Amy’s world. She became a bestselling author and rebranded her podcast.

Connect with Amy:

You can connect with Amy on Instagram

Listen to The Motivated CEO Podcast streaming on all platforms and YouTube

Grab her bestselling book on Amazon for 99 cents!

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