Changing the Perception of Women

February 7, 2017
Hosted by Leaha Mattinson

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How do you start a movement that changes the perception of women? How do you help redefine what is physically possible for women? How do you break down age-old stereotypes about what women can and can't do? The All American Red Heads, a barnstorming all women's basketball team was founded in 1936 less than 20 years after women got the vote in the US. They did something unthinkable -- they played by men's rules, against men's teams and won most of the time. Tammy Harrison's dad, Orwell Moore, was the coach from 1948 and continued as the owner until 1986 when the Red Heads stopped playing as they had achieved their goal -- a totally different perception of women in sports and parity with men under Title IX.

Master Your Life

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Renowned life coach Leaha Mattinson teams up with writer and presenter Dr. Howard Rankin to provide inspiration, insight and intelligence that will help you Master Your Life. Everyone has challenges on their journey and Leaha and Howard are no exception. However, they combine their personal experiences with expertise and knowledge to provide powerful tools to help listeners regain control of their lives. They also bring a vast array of inspirational and insightful guests who add wisdom and practical advice. If you need direction in any area of your life, this entertaining and empowering show is for you.

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Leaha Mattinson

Leaha Mattinson

Leaha Mattinson is a change management specialist, life coach, speaker, and author who “walks her talk” in a truly extraordinary way. In 2008 she learned she would someday inherit Huntington’s disease, a genetic, neurological, terminal illness that affects the brain and progressively shuts down the mind and body. It was a devastating diagnosis—yet Leaha realized that to be true to the message she shares with clients she must live her life consciously with enthusiasm, grace and gratitude.

She developed her own wellness protocol to halt the onset of the disease by focusing on nutrition, exercise, restorative sleep, mindfulness and a pervasive sense of reverence for life. But the most crucial attribute of Leaha’s success is her mindset: she embraces passion, happiness, and possibility, and turns all negativity into positive life experiences. She attributes her work ethic and values to the example set by her beloved parents and a childhood growing up on a farm where she was immersed in the rhythms of nature.

Her mission is to share these valuable insights with others. As a life and executive coach, she guides her clients toward self-improvement by helping them resolve underlying fears, interrupt bad habits, and break through barriers in order to achieve their goals. She is also a speaker, addressing topics such as stress management, finding courage, discovering purpose, living in uncertainty, and facing terminal illness.

Leaha shares her own life story in her upcoming book "Silver Linings: How to Be Unstoppable in the Face of a Terminal Illness." Master Your Life is aimed at people who are passionate about wellness, personal growth and self-improvement—those who are eager to bring real change to the way they live and find meaning in a world that’s often brutally stressful and disconnected.

Leaha lives on a ranch west of Red Deer, Alberta with her partner Dwayne, their blended family, a pack of happy dogs, and a herd of horses.

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