This Intentional Life with Heather Adams
This Intentional Life with Heather Adams
Heather Adams
Welcome to This Intentional Life where we help you design and live a life you love. There are one million things vying for our attention every single day. How do we prioritize what really matters and not just let life happen to us? We all strive to create a beautiful life, yet we find ourselves distracted, exhausted, and confused as to what our best, next step should be. Each week, join Heather Adams - a busy wife, mother, CEO, and champion for women - and guests as they navigate relationships, leadership, wellness, pop culture, empowering women and the current issues that challenge our every day. For more info about This Intentional Life, visit:
31. Hard Conversations: Faith and Homosexuality with B.T. Harman
Today’s conversation is important. And like many important topics, it can also be a bit uncomfortable. Heather is joined today by B.T. Harman, a creative strategist, consultant, author, podcast host, husband, and cat dad. B.T. lives in Atlanta, was raised in the Southern Baptist church and is a gay man. B.T. and Heather discuss the intersection of faith - particularly in the South - and homosexuality, the mental health struggles of denying your true self and how to raise kids in an environment of open communication.    For more information on this episode including all resources and links discussed go to
Nov 2
1 hr 18 min
30. Dishing on Working Motherhood & Lessons from an Uncertain Year with Food Network’s Maneet Chauhan
We are thrilled to have Maneet Chauhan on today! Maneet is an Indian American chef, television personality, restaurateur, author of the multiple cookbooks, including her brand new “Chaat: Recipes from the Kitchens, Markets, and Railways of India,” James Beard award winner, and graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. She’s been featured as a judge on Food Network’s “Chopped,” and she’s appeared on “The Next Iron Chef,” “The View,” “Iron Chef America,” the “Today Show” on NBC, and as a judge on Food Network’s “Worst Cooks in America.” If reading those last few sentences didn’t make you tired enough, she’s also a busy working mother, wife, friend. Maneet and Heather’s kids go to the same school outside of Nashville. Today, they chat about the beauty and the self-imposed guilt of working parenthood, how Maneet found her way to the culinary industry, overcoming the fear of failure, leading through uncertain times, relying on industry peers during tough times, lesson learned from COVID, as well as working and owning a business with your spouse.    For more information on this episode including all resources and links discussed go to
Oct 26
1 hr
29. Discovering and Accepting Your Worthiness with Elaine Turner
We have an exceptional episode for you today. Heather is joined by speaker, author, and personal growth leader, Elaine Turner. Elaine was in the fashion industry for decades before she decided to trade her fast-paced, grueling career for a life full of family, relationships, creativity, and digging into personal growth and acceptance. This fall is the culmination of years of studying and learning, as Elaine launches her Know Your Worth program, offering a pathway to self-acceptance, growth, and the understanding that you are worthy. On today’s episode, Heather and Elaine talk about the Know Your Worth program, Elaine’s career and success in the fashion industry, knowing when to walk away from hard things, how to put yourself first when you want to be everything to everyone, how to end 2020 well and step into 2021 with a roadmap and fresh eyes, and combatting imposter syndrome.    For more information on this episode including all resources and links discussed go to
Oct 19
57 min
28. Engaging Storytelling and Podcast 101 with Elizabeth Evans
On today’s episode, Heather speaks with our very own podcast editor, Elizabeth Evans. Elizabeth is the owner and founder of Elizabeth Evans Co., a woman-owned, full-service podcast production agency. She has partnered with world-renowned artists, best-selling authors, speakers, and influencers to help build their brand, expand their reach, and amplify their voice. Heather and Elizabeth dive into all things podcasting, including the value of sharing your story with others, how (and why) to show up authentically with your community, the steps to set up the outline of your episode, engaging storytelling that captivates, the future of podcasts and trends in the industry, where to start when launching a show, and so much good advice about podcasts!   For more information on this episode including all resources and links discussed go to
Oct 12
55 min
27. Taking Your Health Journey One Small Step at a Time with Jennifer Nagel
Today, Heather is joined by body transformation expert, Jennifer Nagel.  After 15 years in higher education and some major life transition, including a promotion, a divorce, and single parenthood, Jennifer found herself with horrible wellness habits that left her health at risk. At 33, she knew she had to find a better way to live, and she began educating herself, learning how to live a healthy, balanced life. Now, Jennifer educates high performing women how to both prioritize and streamline their health and fitness routines so that they can be more productive in work and business. Heather and Jennifer talk about taking small steps that equal big wins, finding flexibility in the rules we write for ourselves, how to emulate self-care for your kids, layering habits to build a healthy lifestyle, the Three M Method, and other important topics around our health. 
Oct 5
54 min
26. Enneagram Superpowers and Leading Each Type Well with Beth McCord
On today’s episode, Heather talks all things Enneagram with Beth McCord! Also known as Your Enneagram Coach, Beth is a best-selling author, speaker, coach, and Enneagram teacher for nearly two decades. Heather walks through each Enneagram type with Beth, asking three specific questions in the realm of leadership. They unpack each type’s superpower as a leader, mistakes in leading each type, and better ways to lead each type.    For more information on this episode including all resources and links discussed go to
Sep 28
1 hr 12 min
25. Raising Boys, Fighting Fair & Prioritizing Marriage with Heather and Matt Adams
We have something fun for you...Heather’s partner-in-crime and love of her life, Matt Adams, is on the show today! As they celebrate their 17th anniversary, Heather and Matt talk about how they met, parenting as teammates, prioritizing their marriage and relationship, instilling grace and Jesus into their boys’ lives, dating the boys, navigating hard seasons with kids, how to fight fair, and lessons learned from quarantining as a family, and so much more.   For more information on this episode including all resources and links discussed go to
Sep 21
1 hr 7 min
24. The Power in Owning Your Story and Digging Through Your Dirt with Mary Marantz
On today’s episode, Heather sits down with one of our long-term and favorite clients, podcast host, speaker, and author, Mary Marantz. Mary has been a Choice client for years now, all the while working towards her dream of becoming an author. That dream came true in the last year, and this episode releases just one day before Mary’s first book publishes. Her memoir is called “Dirt: Growing Strong Roots in What Makes the Broken Beautiful,” and it chronicles Mary’s journey from a literal dirt floor in the mountains of West Virginia to the halls of Yale Law School. Mary and Heather talk about “Dirt,” of course, but they also talk about how we deal with the difficult parts of our stories, the beauty of second drafts, the legacy of work ethic, the labels we receive as children that haunt us in adulthood, the power we give shame, and what success looks like when you “have it all.”    For more information on this episode including all resources and links discussed go to
Sep 14
1 hr 29 min
23. Writing Music that Matters, Working with Your Spouse, & Starting a Family Band with Beth and Luke Laird
Heather is joined today by one of Nashville music industry’s dynamic duo, Beth and Luke Laird. Founders of music publishing company Creative Nation, Beth and Luke work with songwriters and artists to develop their talents and help them achieve their goals. Luke is a successful songwriter in his own right, having written songs you know well, including 24 #1 singles. He’s won multiple Grammys and has been named Songwriter of the Year for both BMI and the Academy of Country Music. Beth has been named one of Billboard’s Country Power Players and one of the top women in Music City by Nashville Business Journal. Beth, Luke, and Heather discuss working with your spouse, finding and keeping joy at work, writing Matt Adams’ favorite, “Drink In My Hand,” with Eric Church, prioritizing yourself while owning a business and being a mom, the impact of therapy, starting a family band, road trippin’ in an RV, and Luke’s debut album, Music Row, releasing on September 18.    For more information on this episode including all resources and links discussed go to
Sep 7
1 hr 18 min
22. Guiding with Grace and Leading the Next Generation of Women with Pamela Clements
Heather speaks with an exceptional guest on today’s episode: her very own career mentor Pamela Clements. Pamela is a legend in the publishing world, having worked at some of the biggest names in book publishing, inducing Thomas Nelson, Hachette, and Abingdon Press. Heather and Pamela share how their personal relationship began and evolved and the power of Pamela’s influence on Heather’s career trajectory. They discuss empowering your team through compassionate leadership, being a female colleague in a male-dominated industry, how to navigate job changes and stepping up in your career, and being grateful for new opportunities when you lose an old one. Whether you are content in your current job or looking for the next right thing, we hope that Pamela’s wise words will be a gift to you during this uncertain season.  For more information on this episode including all resources and links discussed go to
Aug 31
1 hr 5 min
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