Category Archives: Women of Influence

Episode 89: Doctor Me First

Today on Power of the Purse, I’m talking to Errin Weisman, DO, a life coach, podcaster, and fierce wellness advocate who helps inspire female physicians and working moms to do the work they love and absolutely love life. She reminds us that change is possible; the goal is to have a joyful and sustainable career.

In this breathtaking episode, Errin Weisman, DO reveal how she lost herself in the process of becoming a doctor. After experiencing burnout, Errin realized that she was a completely different person. She used to love going to the library and reading. However, it had been seven years since Errin read a book for pleasure. To be a good doctor, Errin knew that she needed to be herself. So, Errin stepped back and found a life coaching program. Tune in as Errin explains how one-on-one coaching helped transform her entire life and why she is no longer practicing medicine.

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Episode 88: Financial Fitness: The Younger Our Kids Learn About Money The Better

Financial Fitness Trainer Tracey Bissett joins us to explain how financial health can be improved just like physical health… and the practical building blocks to do so. She’s a passionate believer that financial literacy is a fundamental life skill, and preaches the lessons she has learned in her 20 years of experience in finance. Tracey is an expert in taking control of your financial life and living it with confidence. Chief Financial Fitness trainer of Bissett Financial Fitness, inc., she educates and empowers individuals, particularly young people and entrepreneurs, every day to improve their “Financial Health”.

She shared with us how your financial health can affect all other aspects of your life, the very first thing anyone with a great business idea should do, and how doing that upfront work will make any entrepreneur’s life easier. She also told us about the meeting she recommends you have with yourself every week – the ‘Money Meeting Agenda’ – which promises to improve your financial planning in just ten minutes at a time.

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Episode 87: Making a Commitment To Helping Others with Bari Zahn

Bari Zahn operates as a tax attorney, business advisor, and General Counsel and has represented a broad array of multinational clients on U.S. and Cross-Border transactions across all industry sectors.

Bari reveals what motivated her to become an attorney. She was inspired to harness the law and use it to make meaningful changes in other people’s lives. Plus, Bari explains how she formed a strategic alliance with a firm in China. Later, Bari gives tips on how to ramp up your networking skills. Bari’s mom said that her job was to leave the world a better place than she found it. This mantra is how Bari operates. Bari has always been the person that people would call to figure out a problem. Tune in as Bari answers questions about her money mindset.

Join us for an inspiring and empowering episode that will give you the confidence to seek more knowledge about your finances. Ladies, we have the power of the purse, so let’s use it! For more information and show notes visit:



Episode 86: A Badass Woman with A Purpose

Mary Crafts chats with us about making decisions out of love rather than fear. Mary Crafts built what would become the most renowned catering company in Utah. That multi-million dollar empire became the launching pad for so much more. Mary reminds us that it doesn’t matter how many people believe in us; we need to believe in ourselves. On Mary’s journey to Mount Kilimanjaro, she finally discovered what she was made of and that she was enough. The most significant lesson that Mary learned on her adventure up the mountain was that it does not matter what you’ve done in the past; what you do today is going to make a difference.

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Episode 85: The Power of Women Giving as One with Wendy Steele

Wendy Steele reminds us that this country started as men being the breadwinners and women staying at home to raise the kids. When women had more time on their hands, they volunteered, rolled up their sleeves, and did the work. We do so much better, and we get so much more out of our generosity when we give using time, talent, and treasure.

Wendy goes deep into the five focus areas of Impact 100: arts, culture & preservation, education, environment & animal welfare, family, and health & wellness. There is an open and transparent process to get a cause approved by Impact 100.

Plus, Wendy reveals how we can do our most significant work by having a diverse group around us.

Join us for an inspiring and empowering episode that will give you the confidence to seek more knowledge about your finances. Ladies, we have the power of the purse, so let’s use it! 

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Episode 80: Marguerita Cheng explains how women belong in the financial world and sheds light on the 4 things we should teach our children to ensure their financial literacy

Marguerita Cheng is the Chief Executive Officer at Blue Ocean Global Wealth. She’s the spokesperson for the AARP Financial Freedom Campaign and has a long list of credentials that make her an expert in the financial planning world.

Besides that, she has been lucky enough to gain some financial wisdom at a young age from her father and is the model example of women taking control of their financial literacy.

Lynn and Rita take an in-depth look at the differences between men and women in the financial planning industry, and the strengths that women bring to the table. They also dive into discussing finances with your children to set them up for financial success and cover topics such as:

  1. Allowance
  2. Vision
  3. Saving
  4. Investing

Listen in to learn about how women are making themselves known in the financial world, and how we can teach our future generations to do the same!

Resources:|Power of the Purse: Fear-Free Finances for Baby Boomer Women | Blue Ocean Global Wealth

Episode 75 – Dr. Jen Caudle discusses bullying, addictions and what the medical community is doing about it

Lynn sits down with Dr. Jen Caudle, a board-certified Family Medicine physician and Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Rowan University-School of Osteopathic Medicine.

She appears as a regular on-air health expert for local and national news networks, including The TODAY Show, The Dr. Oz Show, CNN, FOX News, Rachael Ray Show, Steve Harvey Show, Fox 29 Philadelphia News, PBS and many others. Additionally, her health articles have been published in numerous magazines and other publications.

Dr. Jen is a spokesperson for the American Osteopathic Association, and she is a radio/video host for ReachMD.  She is also a national lecturer on opioid prescribing physicians and presents workshops on health wellness and motivation.  Dr. Jen is also a lecturer on the topic of childhood bullying to hospitals and healthcare organizations.

Dr. Jen is also an accomplished cellist and in 1999, Dr. Caudle earned the title of Miss Iowa and competed in the 1999 Miss America Pageant.

​Lynn and Dr. Jen discuss her family, the people who have professionally influenced her, and what led her to not only practice as a family physician but become a lecturer and a regular on-air expert for a number of national and local broadcasts.

Dr. Jen shares her expertise on bullying and the reasons it is not just a serious social issue but a medical issue as well.  She shares personal experiences of being bullied and the impact that had on her socially and physically.

Lynn and Dr. Jen also talk about the opioid epidemic in great detail.  Dr. Jen shares her expertise on the multifaceted reasons that people develop addictions to them and the measures that the medical community is taking to help combat the problem.

Finally, Dr. Jen shares her first experiences with money and how that has played a role in the way she is today. Tune in now to listen to Dr. Jen’s story.

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Episode 72 – The Positive Way to Separate

Lynn sits down with Gabrielle Hartley, an attorney, coach mediator and author to discuss Gabrielle’s unique approach to divorce which is outlined in her book, Better Apart: The Radically Positive Way to Separate.  Her approach to handling divorce combines the healing power of meditation and yoga with the difficulty and often unpredictability of divorce.  With meditation, mantras and mindfulness, Gabrielle has created a one-of-a-kind roadmap to an elegant divorce.

Gabrielle opens up about her parent’s divorce when she was 9 and how she ended up appreciating the way her parent’s handled it.  While the details of the divorce were messy, her parents managed to keep she and her brother out of the chaos of the situation. This was a life-defining moment for her and combined with her decades of experience as a divorce attorney, she developed a program to deal with the process of uncoupling in a positive way.  

  • Combine the healing power of yoga and meditation with the process of uncoupling
  • Tips on how to become responsive and not reactionary
  • Learn the 5 essential elements of an elegant divorce: patience, respect, peace, clarity and forgiveness
  • Reframe the story of your marriage into a positive one
  • How to view divorce as a restructuring of family rather than a splintering of it
  • Hear Gabrielle’s views on money–spending, saving, retirement and outlook

Tune in now as Lynn S. Evans helps you dodge these five divorce mistakes!

Resources: | Power of the Purse: Fear-Free Finances for Baby Boomer Women


Episode 71 – Five Mistakes Women Make During a Divorce

Keeping the family home instead of taking other types of compensation might feel right, but, believe it or not, it’s one of the five most common mistakes women make during the divorce process.

Today, Lynn S. Evans unpacks five common mistakes women make when getting a divorce, covering content from her book, Power of the Purse: Fear-Free Finances for Baby Boomer Women, to help you make decisions that benefit YOU.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why keeping the family home isn’t as financially valuable as you might think
  • What illiquid assets are and how they limit women post-divorce
  • How women unknowingly lose out on retirement funds during the divorce settlement
  • Two emotional places women tend to operate from during a divorce and how they can lead to negative outcomes
  • Recommendations for women who want to re-enter the workforce
  • And more!

Tune in now as Lynn S. Evans helps you dodge these five divorce mistakes!

Resources: | Power of the Purse: Fear-Free Finances for Baby Boomer Women


Episode 70 – Reflections

Over the last two and a half years, Lynn S. Evans has shared the mic with baby boomer women who’ve taken control of their money, braved life’s transitions with humor and grace, and have become thought leaders in male-dominated industries.  

Today, Lynn revisits the stories that have stuck with her the most, along with the surprising moments that happened once the mics turned off.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The story of Attorney Kim Manning who says that had it not been for welfare, she wouldn’t be where she is today
  • Examples of baby boomer women who’ve created brilliant business models, including Silvernest CEO Wendi Burkhardt
  • The story of a man from the projects who lived in a school cafeteria and paid for dental school in change
  • And more!

Join Lynn now for an insightful look back at the most memorable moments from the Power of the Purse podcast!