Building MOMentum in Motherhood With Chelsie Bruggeman

A Podcast by Dr. Sadhna Bokhiria

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LeaderVoices podcast is a deep-dive exploration into the multifaceted world of “for-purpose” leadership. Are you driven to leave the world a better place? This podcast is for you. Each episode, we dig into stories and sparks from “for-purpose” leaders, coaches, comedians, luminaries, and everyday heroes from around the globe. Tales of impact and failing forward, of aspirations and innovations — and the infinite and inspiring ways that social purpose leaders lead and make the world a better place.

Building MOMentum in Motherhood With Chelsie Bruggeman

Join us on LeaderVoices as Dr. Sadhna Bokhiria sits down with Chelsie Bruggeman, the powerhouse behind MOMentum, an organization designed to support working moms. Chelsie dives into her past as a top fundraiser, pulling in over $15 million for Arizona State University, and how this led her to start MOMentum. She shares the real talk on juggling life as a mom of two young boys and the demands of a career, bringing a fresh take on the ups and downs of matrescence—the transition into motherhood. Expect a candid conversation filled with stories from the front lines of fundraising and motherhood, tips on navigating professional life post-kids, and why sometimes, the best policy is just to embrace the chaos.



"Matrescence is like adolescence; it's a transformative period that requires understanding and support, not just from families but also from employers."

"As a mother, you're constantly balancing, but it’s about finding that intentional imbalance where you’re okay with not having it all together, all the time."

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About Your Host: Sadhna Bokhiria

Founder & CEO, KIRIA Research

As a CEO of KIRIA Research, Sadhna leads her research firm advising the biotech and pharma sectors, notably influencing over $283 billion in client revenue in 2023 alone. Known for her quick wit and authentic leadership, she is revolutionizing cancer treatment by integrating psychosocial factors and humor into patient care. Dedicated to philanthropy, she partners with healthcare institutions to provide housing for cancer patients, and provides scholarships for underprivileged children in India, exemplifying the impact of perseverance and positivity.

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