Nikau Talks is a podcast hosted by Dr. Lauren Koedyk featuring progressive, female thought leaders in health and wellness. These unfiltered sessions stretch beyond the topic of professional growth to tackle formative experiences of joy, failure and loss. Learn how these powerful female entrepreneurs got to where they are now—what knocked them down, how they handled it and the moments that forever changed the course of their lives. Along the way, we’ll examine the elusive goal of “success,” gaining invaluable wisdom about the pursuit of professional and personal happiness.


september 6, 2017

Dr. Lauren Whittaker’s work has been inspired by the brilliance and resilience of the human body and human spirit ever since she experienced “being in the zone” as a young athlete. Motivated to embark on a life of healing, she completed her undergraduate studies in Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State University and earned her doctorate from Life Chiropractic College West. She is the co-owner of Lux Wellness Center in Carbondale, Colorado.


august 5, 2017

Dr. Brandee Goedecke-Shilling holds both a Masters and Doctorate degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, California. We sit down to chat about her rise to success, the highs and lows, and how struggle shapes our lives.


july 3, 2017

Emily Schromm is a personal trainer, CrossFit coach and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner based in Denver, Colorado. After struggling her whole life with body image, gut troubles, and skin issues, nutrition and fitness helped Emily transform her experience of what “healthy” actually feels like. Since then, her achievements have included MTV Challenge winner, Women's Health Magazine Next Fitness Star and self-made entrepreneur, but Emily prefers to define her ambition as a full time career in helping others.


june 7, 2017

Valerie Smith is a Consciousness Coach and founder of The Entreprenedian. Formerly a high powered New York executive, Valerie struggled to find happiness within the constraints of what others defined as “success.” In an effort to discover her own path,Valerie quit her job, bought a one-way ticket to South East Asia and embarked on a journey that would forever change her. Get ready to be taken on a wild ride through one woman’s road to self-discovery, as we hear about the ah-ha moments and hilarious mishaps  from Valerie’s time in Cambodia, Malaysia and Thailand.