The InspHERation Podcast is a show for credit union women and the men who support them, by credit union leaders. We are two former credit union marketers on a mission to inspire women in this great industry to become the best versions of themselves. By being vulnerable, thinking positively, talking about our daily struggles and fears, and building each other up, we will connect strong, fabulous credit union women to help them become more confident and empowered leaders.

Amanda Thomas McMeans

Amanda Thomas McMeans

A credit union veteran, Amanda has many years of marketing experience in credit unions and as a consultant. She is an entrepreneur and owner of TwoScore, a firm that works exclusively with credit unions under $100 million in assets to achieve their strategic goals through marketing. While Amanda is super-passionate about helping credit unions succeed, a larger part of her vision for creating TwoScore was to develop an outlet to inspire and encourage women of all positions in the industry and help give them the tools they need to succeed in all areas of their lives.

Amanda is the recipient of many state and national awards, including the Ohio Credit Union League Cutting Edge Marketing Brilliance Award, Trailblazer 40 Below by Credit Union Times Magazine, Crash the GAC, Crash Big.Bright.Minds and she was a finalist in the 2011 CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec competition. She is a nationally-acclaimed and recognized speaker across the country regularly speaking on marketing and leadership topics as well as those geared solely towards women in the credit union industry.

When she’s not busy helping credit unions succeed, you can find her reading history books, watching her beloved Kentucky Wildcats basketball team, trying out a gourmet recipe, shopping with her identical twin sister, or planning her next travel adventure with her husband, Mike. She loves planning trips so much that she’d probably plan one for you if you asked and everyone who knows her says she needs to be a travel agent.

Liz Garster

Liz Garster

Liz has been actively involved in the credit union industry for many years, participating in Crash the GAC, presenting on marketing and leadership topics across the country, and serving as chair of the Central Ohio Credit Union Outreach Alliance. She also recently completed her Masters of Business Administration from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.

Liz is no stranger to the world of podcasting, co-hosting the Wine & Shine Podcast with her college best friend Nina. Inspired by the support and cooperation of women making waves in the wellness scene, she’s thrilled for the opportunity to launch a professional project that will help build a tribe of motivated and empowered credit union women.

Outside of credit union-land you’re likely to find Liz hitting up a hip hop dance class, scoping out the Columbus restaurant scene with her husband Zach, reading an inspiring business book, or taking her pup Kobe to the dog park.