032: Mother’s Quest: Following Your Purpose and Being True to Yourself, with Julie Neale

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I'm talking with Julie Neale about our Mother's Quest, discovering your passion, living with purpose and intention, and surviving and thriving when raising kids with ADHD. Julie is sensitive to the constraints of this special parenthood, having two differently-wired boys of her own. Listen to learn how to slow things down, take a pause, and move forward with your purpose and intention.

Resources

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E.P.I.C. Life guideposts: E=Engaged, P=Passionate, I=Invested, C=Connected

Mother's Quest Podcast Episode with Debbie Reber http://mothersquest.com/ep26-debbie-reber/

Mother's Quest Podcast Episode with Lindsay McCarthy on Miracle Mornings http://mothersquest.com/ep-23-lindsay-mccarthy/

Mother's Quest Podcast Episode with Ryan reflecting on our Milestone Hike for his 13th birthday
http://mothersquest.com/ep-18-yolo-you-only-live-once-and-other-milestone-reflections-with-ryan-neale/

Mother's Quest Podcast http://mothersquest.com/ep-00-planting-seeds-mothers-quest-introduction/ – The episode where Julie shares her “letter of permission”

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My Guest

JULIE NEALE

Julie Neale is a life and leadership coach, facilitator. She's also a community builder, dedicated to creating understanding and connections across differences. After a 20-year career as a leader in youth-serving non-profit organizations, Julie turned her focus to coaching, training at the Coaches Training Institute, and facilitating a group process known as “reflection” for youth development professionals.

She founded her for-purpose venture, Mother’s Quest, in September 2016, to provide inspiration, coaching and community for herself and other mothers who want to live what she calls an E.P.I.C. life. She hosts the Mother’s Quest Podcast, which launched in December 2016, and shares her own and other women's stories about the transformative experience of parenting at mothersquest.com. Julie received her Masters in City Planning, Community Development from UC Berkeley and a BA in Communication Studies from UCLA, where she met her husband. She currently lives with her husband and two boys in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

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Join me as I help parents, caregivers, and educators like you harness the realization that we are all beautifully complex and marvelously imperfect. Each week I deliver insights and actionable strategies on parenting neurodivergent kids — those with ADHD, autism, anxiety, learning disabilities…

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