153 | Building Self Confidence and Coping Skills in the Digital Age with Mary Frances & Jill Peterson

Nov 16, 2023

In this episode of the Digital Business Evolution Podcast, Jess is joined by not 1 but 2 guests today. Mary Frances and Jill Peterson are on the podcast delving into the common issue of feeling left out in the digital age. Mary and Jill explore how social media platforms like Snapchat amplify the fear of missing out and overwhelm people with an abundance of information. Also discussed is the negative impacts of unlimited phone usage and the importance of self-awareness in dealing with these emotions. 

Jill and Mary are the founders of Girls Mentorship, a program aimed at empowering young girls and helping them navigate the challenges of growing up in the digital world. We'll learn about their personal journeys, the inspiration behind their program, and the transformative experiences they've had with their mentees. 

As always, cheers to your evolution!


Key Takeaways:

  • Learn about overcoming resistance and lack of engagement. 

  • Learn how to overcome feeling left out and engaging on social media. 

  • Learn about the impact social media is having on today's kids. 


Key Timestamps

[9:39] – Engaging clients and motivating them for progress. 

[18:56] – Targeting parents but serving teens.

[26:15] – Phones as a tool or weapon. 

[38:30] – Unaware parents lead to unaware children. 

[49:04] – Focusing on being present


Episode Quotes

  • “We give our kids rules and regulations outside the home, have curfews, but we don’t have a curfew for the phones. Why not?” - Jill

  • “Kids are geniuses. We don’t give kids enough credit for how smart and capable they are. Their capabilities are very natural in nature. It's how they apply them that can be positive or negative.” Mary 


Episode Resources


Connect with Mary and Jill

Instagram: @Girlsmentorship



Connect with Jess

Instagram: @iamjessicaderos

TikTok: @iamjessicaderose

YouTube: Jessica DeRose