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Women, Money & Spirit
Interview series highlighting women with diverse spiritual practices to explore being a soul driven women creating impact and wealth.

We think that women, money, and spirit go together like Saturday night, champagne, and dark chocolate. We’re excited to bring this conversation to life with a panel of experts from diverse spiritual practices.

This series is for you if you are a woman with a mission. If you have a desire on your heart to cause an impact, lean into your divine appointment, and receive wealth as a result of who you are in the world, tune in. 

Expert Guest List

Jackie Kotei

I’m a Publicity and Media Strategist who helps soul-centered entrepreneurs get covered by major media, be featured globally and inspire the world! After spending more than 10 years working in the media as a TV reporter, producer and spokeswoman, I started my company so that I could have the flexibility to be a great wife and mom for my two children. My goal is to help change the narrative in the media so that more transformational stories get featured!

Sonny Hennessy & Season Russo

Season Russo is a force of love, kindness, and justice. Season’s experience as a motivational speaker paved the way for her to start Eye Heart World, an anti human trafficking organization that houses and supports survivors of sex trafficking in the United States. Season is an author, serial entrepreneur, and pastor. She is passionate about many things, but the thing that makes her come most alive is when she talks about the hope and joy that she finds in Jesus!


Sonny is the CEO of The Exchange Brand which she launched in 2018 with four marketplaces she designed; A Coffee, Eatery & Mercantile, A Salon & Parlor, two Airbnb apartments, and The Nest Cowork + Club.

She is also the owner of the award-winning design firm Sonny Hennessy Design. Her first building received 2 awards: “Wisconsin Mainstreet Award for Best Renovation of a Historic Building” and “DePere’s Best Historical Society Award”.  The Exchange has been featured a dozen times on news segments and cooking shows in the area for the unique menu and execution.

Sonny’s first love is serving as Lead Pastor of Life Church Green Bay, where her husband Shawn, is the Senior Pastor and the Green Bay Packers Team Pastor. For four years Life Church has topped the list by Outreach Magazine as one of the fastest-growing churches in America and reaches tens of thousands of people on a weekly basis.
I’m in love with the Bible and teaching from the lessons God is teaching me or has taught me. I feel like I have lived a lot of life already yet, I’m just getting started on this wild adventure. I had to lean on scripture to get through my tough teen years where I, a “Christian,” got pregnant at 14, had the baby at 15, and within hours of giving birth had her die in my arms. I couldn’t seem to wrap my immature mind around what to do with all of “this.” I started praying for wisdom patterning my prayers after young Solomon, from the Bible. Solomon became King and received more wisdom from God than any person to date. People often remarked that God gave me wisdom beyond my years which probably lead me to Bible College where I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies.

Wisdom was tested after marrying my husband, Shawn, having a miscarriage, having another baby who only lived 18 days, dodging a near divorce, and making the hard climb back to level ground. It now required wisdom and faith to continue to follow God in all my grief and confusion. As a speaker and author, it’s natural for me to be practical and transparent in communicating because I know what “it’s” like...being very imperfect and not wanting to stay that way.

For those who want depth, I weave my studies from the Holy Land to make connections between the Old and New Testament. I fall more in love with Jesus and His Word every year but traveling to Israel twice in 2019 was the most connected I ever felt to Him.

Kavita Aurora

Kavita Rani Arora, Esq. is the Founder of the Epic Dream Academy & the Wealth Alchemy Lab Podcast. She’s an Unconventional Business Strategist and Spiritual Catalyst who supports visionary women entrepreneurs  to create Soul-driven Success and Daily Nirvana based on proven business strategies, ancient Vedic wisdom (where yoga comes from) and the Divine Feminine. If you want to go from Soul Crushing Work to Soul-driven Success, talk to Kavita.

During the past decade, she’s worked with thousands of people including leaders from UBS, Morgan Stanley, and Wells Fargo, as well as high-powered lawyers and visionary entrepreneurs worldwide through her transformational programs, workshops and retreats. She’s spoken alongside luminaries such as Dr. Christiane Northrup, Marianne Williamson, Lynne Twist and Gabrielle Bernstein.

Kavita earned her Bachelor’s degree from the Wharton School of Business and her J.D. from Santa Clara University. She’s a perpetual student, currently doing feminine form Ayurveda studies, who also has 11 different coaching and leadership certifications (and counting) and is a certified Kundalini and Hatha yoga teacher (500 hours). Prior to starting her own business, she spent 15 years negotiating contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars for Fortune 500 companies like Avaya, AT&T, HP, and Sprint.

Kavita resides in Southern California with her partner, Moneesh, and son, Vijay.

Lisa Almquist

Lisa is an intuitive, professional Quantum Clairvoyant, energy healer and spiritual guide/mentor. She is the owner of Zen Glow Wellness, LLC and works with souls on their journey of connection to self and expansion. Her mission is in service of love to bring each being of light into connection with their Divine self, to offer a way of understanding the world /universe  and individual/collective purpose in it, to clear and release old wounding and to become a master of love of self in order to love all. She specializes in trigger moments and using the mirror to understand alignment and attract/co-create the life truly desired.

Lotus Sky

Lotus Sky is a musical channel and shamanic guide, born and raised in the Philippines and hailing from the coastal city of Ventura, California.  Through her study with different shamanic lineages, training in multiple healing and transformational modalities, as well as connecting to her star and earth guides to channel Light Language, Lotus Sky helps people find personal liberation by fully inhabiting who they truly are, and bringing them into deep remembrance of their Divine Heritage. Lotus Sky has been called Nature Spirit, a Cosmic Channel, and Earth Angel, where her voice brings profound healing, and her shamanic offerings are truly transmissions from beyond the veil.

Meet your Hosts,
Lisa & Kaela

Hi, we’re Lisa and Kaela, the mother-daughter co-founders of Rise Leadership Circle. 

The inception story of us starting our joint coaching business together is nothing short of a miracle.

Here’s the highlights: On the third Wednesday of July 2018 Kaela went on a walk with her dog and spent the entire stroll dictating new ideas that were being divinely downloaded to her from spirit. She was writing things like “new program or company to support soulful, female entrepreneurs.” “We Rise.” “The rise of one is the rise of all.” “Rise Leadership Circle.” “Ripple effect in the world.” 

She called Lisa to share with her about her exciting new ideas. Lisa answered, currently in California, and immediately said, “Wow, I just had the most incredible meditation.” 

Kaela interrupted, too excited to wait any longer. 

After Kaela was finished, Lisa very slowly said, “That is exactly the same information that I just had in my meditation.” 

We sat in silence for a few moments. Then, without hesitation, knew that we were being guided to bring this to life together.

Now we have the honor of supporting soulful women across the world on their journey to rise, own their worth, and create six figure businesses as a result.