Eps 272: The Many Faces of Motherhood with Alyssa “Twist” Light


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My guest today is Alyssa “Twist” Light. Twist is a professional speaker who helps businesses grow by utilizing the power of storytelling in every aspect of their operations, especially marketing. 

Twist believes it’s her responsibility to make event planners look like superheroes and the attendees feel like rockstars. 

Despite not having her own children, Twist happens to have fostered children, loves to be a field trip “mom” for local schools, and was the executive director of a camp that supported more than 400 underprivileged / at-risk kids. She believes that the toughest moments are the biggest learning opportunities, especially for teens.

Takeaways from the show:

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  • Fostering and mentoring teens

  • Being open to the foster system

  • Love doesn’t cure everything

  • Having difficult, deep conversations can be impactful

  • Support systems

  • Tip of the iceberg

  • Asking for help

  • How kids change in the environment they’re in

  • Reminding your partner you’re on the same team

  • Meet kids where they’re at, not where you want them to be

  • Being a parent

  • Having healthy adults for kids to open up to

  • Being unconditional and non judgemental 

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See you next week!! 🙂


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