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188: WAHM Success Story: From discrimination in the workplace to building a thriving business from home with Shannon Piegdon

188: WAHM Success Story: From discrimination in the workplace to building a thriving business from home with Shannon Piegdon




Today I am chatting with Shannon Piegdon. Shannon is an OTO alumni who started and grew her business this past year as a Pinterest Strategist. 

Shannon has a powerful story about how she got started in her freelancing journey. She shares how she faced discrimination in the workplace for breastfeeding. We cover what happened with her being told she was not going to be terminated to her grueling journey to stand up for herself, importance of knowing her rights, and how this led her to eventually start her freelancing journey.

In addition to being a new mom, Shannon built her business during the nap-time hustle and is now a thriving Pinterest Strategist. She shares how she went from feeling discouraged but refused to give up when trying to land her first client. She remained dedicated and persistent and eventually landed that first “unicorn” client and then booked three more and become overbooked!

Listen in to hear Shannon’s journey as she shares her struggles that led her to be a successful WAHM!

Want to hear more Success Stories from my program, Overwhelmed to Overbooked? Just click here!

Thanks for spending time with us today! Let Shannon and I know what you thought about this episode over on Instagram @Micala.Quinn and @shannonpiegdonllc Talk to you there!




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In this episode, we cover:

  • How Shannon got started in freelancing
  • The discrimination in the workplace Shannon received for breastfeeding
  • The persistence and dedication that helped her land her first client – and then 3 more!

Resources and links mentioned in this episode:

  • Connect with Shannon HERE or on Facebook and Instagram
  • Learn your rights as a breastfeeding mother HERE
  • New to the idea of freelancing? Learn more HERE
  • Want to hear more Success Stories from my program, Overwhelmed to Overbooked? Just click here!
  • Loving the show? It would be so helpful if you could write a review HERE. Thank you!

More about the Live Free Podcast with Micala Quinn:

How do I get started? What if I fail? Who will hire me? Is it really possible to create a consistent, full-time income from home?

Welcome to the Live Free Podcast with Micala Quinn where we will be answering these questions PLUS many more! Whether you’re just starting your freelance business (heck even if you don’t know what freelancing is yet) or you’re looking to scale, this podcast will give you tangible business advice along with inspiring interviews to help you create a life and career that works for YOU and YOUR family.

Your host, Micala Quinn, started out teaching high-school English, but when her first child was born, she immediately began searching for something more. She wanted a way to stay-at-home with her daughter (and future babies), but still needed to bring in a full-time income to help support her family. Micala started freelancing, quickly replaced her full-time income, and now helps other moms (like you) get started and grow their freelance business from scratch to 5K and beyond! She believes that being a working mom or a stay-at-home mom no longer needs to be a black and white decision. You CAN have both. On your terms!

Our motto is Mom Strong, Work Smart, and Live Free. Are you in? We’d love for you to join us each Monday, as well as in our Live Free Podcast Facebook community!


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