Create Space for Connection by Telling Your Story!

September 21, 2023
Hosted by Rebecca Hall Gruyter

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Episode Description

Today's guests are authors Wendy Hooton and Sophie Roumeas - both have a passion for serving others and making deeper connections. Wendy's greatest love is being a mom to her son Matt. Matt is thirty-two and has an extra chromosome aka Down syndrome also known as Trisomy 21. She'll talk with Rebecca about how her book-writing adventure has been fueled by Matt because she feels compelled to stand up for the underdogs in our society. "Matt’s ability to love unconditionally and forgive easily makes me want to be a better person," says Wendy. Sophie is from the French Alps and will be taking with Rebecca about her upcoming anthology that focuses on Breast Cancer Survivors. (She released an anthology 2 years ago with French authors on a similar subject and now is bringing forward and English Edition.) By launching the book in October, she hopes to support Cancer awareness. Tune in to hear more from both of these women and their huge hearts! As always, you can find our host, Rebecca Hall Gruyter at the or at Our guests are also online. Wendy can be found at Sophie is online at:

Empowering Women, Transforming Lives

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In this heart felt and transformational show, Rebecca will share her insight on the subject of the day and will feature two special guests per show. Each guest is an empowering leader in their respective industry or modality who provides insights and tips on how to live an empowered life. This show is perfect for women who feel a call on their heart to step out in a bigger and more powerful way in their life and would like some encouragement and inspiration to support them on their journey!

Rebecca will guide each show to focus on an empowering topic. The show starts with a discussion, which provides several practical ideas and tips to apply in your everyday life. Rebecca welcomes your participation and will answer questions during each show. Empowering Women, Transforming Lives is broadcast live every Thursday at 10 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel. Replays Sundays at 1 PM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.

Rebecca Hall Gruyter

Rebecca Hall Gruyter is the founder of Your Purpose Driven Practice, creator of the Women’s Empowerment Series, best-selling author, motivational speaker and owner of a successful private practice. She is committed to helping you line up your business and life with you, your core values and your passions so that you can impact the world in the unique and wonderful way in which you are gifted.

Rebecca has over fifteen years of experience working with businesses, individuals, groups, and organizations with over three years working in the coaching industry. Rebecca is a heartfelt, powerful speaker who engages her speaking audience in a fun, informative and interactive manner. From leading workshops and trainings, to expert panels and inspirational speaking, she has the ability to create a safe space for those attending her programs to allow transformation to take place. By listening to what Rebecca has to say, people become empowered, bringing their gifts and talents to others in a powerful and effective way. Most of all, Rebecca specializes in helping others see their potential and inspiring them to step into their potential.

Rebecca has been featured on many success panels, talk radio programs and on Entrepreneur Initiative. She recently received the award of Client Coach of the Year for her transformational work. Rebecca wants to help you be seen, heard, and shine!

Episode Directory

September 2023

  • 9/28/2023: Thrive in Life and Overcome Your Trauma Coming Soon
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