Ep. 38 Why Wishing Upon a Star Isn’t Just for Kids feat. Bay Leblanc Quiney & Laura Westman

Ep. 38 Why Wishing Upon a Star Isn’t Just for Kids feat. Bay Leblanc Quiney & Laura Westman

In the first episode of 2023, Elena speaks with coaches and podcasters Bay Leblanc Quiney and Laura Westman, who host West of Wonderland, a podcast about magic, wonder, and leadership.


In the first episode of 2023, Elena speaks with coaches and podcasters Bay Leblanc Quiney and Laura Westman, who host West of Wonderland, a podcast about magic, wonder, and leadership.

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What dream have you forgotten about? This is the start of a new year, so what do you want to accomplish with it? Wouldn’t it be amazing, at the end of this year, to say, “I’m achieving my dream?” The thing is, many of us have forgotten our dreams. We allow the stress of life and the seriousness of reality to dampen them, so we often set them aside as our childish hopes and forget about them. As we begin 2023, let’s rekindle those long-lost dreams. Let’s examine ourselves and remember what our dreams are. Then, let’s put them into action, so we can add wonder to the world!

In her Weekly Coaching Tip, Elena shares action steps you can use so you can be closer to achieving your dream in just one month. In her interview segment, Elena talks with her friends Bay Leblanc Quiney and Laura Westman. These two bright, powerhouse ladies are professionally certified coaches, who bring wonder, joy, and magic to every conversation—including those they have on their podcast, West of Wonderland. During their chat, Bay, Laura, and Elena talk about how West of Wonderland began, the importance of restoring audacious optimism, why wishing is actually a good thing, and how many of the Disney characters we all know and love exemplify vital leadership qualities. Their conversation will be sure to make you smile and empower you to dream!

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This podcast was produced by the following amazing team:

John Biethan, President of Imagine Podcasting

Sam De Santo, Creative Director

Rye Taylor, Podcast Design Strategist & Producer

Alan Meaney, Audio Engineer

Meg McCarley, Brand Designer & Social Media Manager

Raejan Noh, Content Writer

Aaron Boykin, Musician & Artist (Get updates about Aaron’s music via Instagram)

Elena Armijo

Executive & Leadership Coach, PCC
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Bay Leblanc Quiney and Laura Westman

Laura Westman and Bay LeBlanc Quiney are two professionally certified coaches who deeply believe in the power of creativity, magic and imagination to transform leadership, and change our world for the better. They are the co-hosts of West of Wonderland Podcast, the one and only podcast for imagination and leadership.
Bay and Laura believe that the stories we love hold powerful messages and answers to some of today’s toughest questions.
Laura and Bay each have over ten years of training and development in the world of professional leadership and coaching, and have successfully run coaching businesses that speak to the hearts of leaders. Though they have both lived in many places, currently, Bay lives in Victoria, British Columbia, and Laura lives in the Hudson Valley, New York. They like to meet up "in the middle" in Orlando, Florida, to adventure in Disney World and Universal Studios together.

West of Wonderland believes that powerful leadership is created in relationship and resonance.

(More if you want it....)
Whether you’re a coach, a leader, a therapist, a teacher, a parent, or just a Disney Adult living their best life -- West of Wonderland Podcast is your go-to for making an impact in places that matter to you.
WHO are you when you embrace the most imaginative, joyful leader within?
WHY do stories, movies, and theme park rides matter?
HOW does the nostalgic beauty of an animated film help you be a better leader?
WHAT changes when our teachers, parents, and mentors are more aware of the legacies they leave in our lives, for the better?
WHEN is a good time to infuse your life with the gadgets and gizmos, movies, books, theme parks that bring you a sense of joy and feeling seen?

West of Wonderland says: LITERALLY ALWAYS.