Episode 8

Have a Seat ... A Conversation With Aunt Debra Coleman

Debra Coleman shares her stories of being an aunt to her five nieces and nephews ranging in age from 20-33. She encourages other aunts to be the person your nieces and nephews can turn to. Have an open door, be the safe space, don't judge and just listen. Debra also shares how she has learned to be fearless and ambitious from her nieces and nephews.

About Debra Coleman

An executive assistant by day and a podcast host and producer by night, getting to know others and meeting new people, I guess you could say, is a thing for me. Being naturally chatty and curious, I hardly shy away from an opportunity to meet new people and form connections.

Have A Seat...Conversations with Women in the Workplace Podcast was created as a way to engage with other women in weekly conversations to share career journeys and stories in a fun and supportive way. I truly believe we all have a unique story to tell; we add value in what we do and are rock stars in our own right, and I'm excited to bring these conversations to my audience every week.

Listen to Debra's podcast and learn more at: https://www.haveaseatconversations.com. You can contact her at haveaseatconversations@gmail.com.

In This Episode

1:54 - Best thing about being an aunt

3:18 - How being an aunt changes as nieces and nephews become adults

6:38 - Having nieces and nephews throughout the country

9:26 - Experience being a different race from nieces and nephews

12:10 - How her career in higher education has helped her nieces and nephews through their educational and career journeys

14:00 - More about her podcast "Have a Seat...Conversations With Women in the Workplace" and having her niece as a guest

18:21 - Special memory of traveling with her nephew when he was a toddler

22:15 - What Debra has learned from her nieces and nephews

24:40 - What they have learned from her

26:30 - Advice for other aunts

About Auntecdotes

Connect with other aunts in our Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/auntecdotes.

If you would like to be a guest, please email me at auntecdotes@gmail.com.

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About the Podcast

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Stories From Favorite Aunts

About your host

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Heidi Frei

Heidi Frei is the host and producer of Auntecdotes. She has been an aunt for 24 years, and it is the joy of her life. She has nieces and nephews who range in age from 9 to 24. Heidi also hosts and produces the Single Soul Circle Podcast (www.singlesoulcircle.com).