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Café Grit is real conversation about careers, corporate life, and finding fulfillment. Are you in a corporate job where you feel like you’ve lost your mojo? Are you hankering for a new career outside of the bullshit of bad leadership, bureaucracy, and horrible communication? Do you want to ditch it all and work for yourself? Are you living a professional nightmare and ready for a change…ANY change?If you answered yes to any of these, then this is the podcast for you. Café Grit is the place to go when you’ve got the hankering for purpose, a taste for fulfillment, and you’re tired of living the rat race…

Café Grit is real conversation about careers, corporate life, and finding fulfillment. Are you in a corporate job where you feel like you’ve lost your mojo? Are you hankering for a new career outside of the bullshit of bad leadership, bureaucracy, and horrible communication? Do you want to ditch it all and work for yourself? Are you living a professional nightmare and ready for a change…ANY change?If you answered yes to any of these, then this is the podcast for you. Café Grit is the place to go when you’ve got the hankering for purpose, a taste for fulfillment, and you’re tired of living the rat race…

Location:

United States

Description:

Café Grit is real conversation about careers, corporate life, and finding fulfillment. Are you in a corporate job where you feel like you’ve lost your mojo? Are you hankering for a new career outside of the bullshit of bad leadership, bureaucracy, and horrible communication? Do you want to ditch it all and work for yourself? Are you living a professional nightmare and ready for a change…ANY change?If you answered yes to any of these, then this is the podcast for you. Café Grit is the place to go when you’ve got the hankering for purpose, a taste for fulfillment, and you’re tired of living the rat race…

Language:

English

Contact:

5174161091


Episodes

S3E03: Journey to Health Xanadu Part 3 In the GRIT Seat with Gillian Davies

4/10/2022
In this episode I talk with my health, weight loss, and transformation coach Gillian Davies! I have been working with Gillian for about a year as of this recording and I'm thrilled to have her In The GRIT Seat! Gillian gave up her corporate life and now helps people like myself to transform their lives. I can't say enough good things about her and how she has helped me mind, body, and spirit. Check her out on LinkedIn or on Facebook (she has an awesome support group). Links...

Duration:00:56:44

S3E03: Journey to Health Xanadu Part 2

3/3/2022
This is part 2 of the story of how I lost 70 lbs and found my mojo. In this episode, I talk about where I started from, what I did, and what changed on this journey. Hint: It isn't just about the scale or dress size. I also talk about reaching out for help from Gillian Davies, health and fitness coach extraordinaire.

Duration:00:39:11

S3E02: Journey to Health Xanadu Part 1

2/2/2022
Cafe Grit is all about grit and it takes a lot of grit to make the decision to prioritize yourself. That's what I did in early 2022. In S3E02, I start off a 3-part series talking about my journey to wellness, which started with a mindset change. We must make ourselves the number one in our lives, in order to be our best for others. In the past 10 months I've lost 70 lbs with the help of a health and fitness coach. In this episode I talk about where I was a year ago and what led up to me...

Duration:00:31:51

S3E01: My Mother Made Me Do It

1/16/2022
Do you ever go back and think about your childhood to try and understand who you are today? In this episode, I reminisce about my mother and how she made me take responsibility for my decisions when I was a child. No helicopter parenting here! The older I get, the more I see my late mother in a different light, and I have come to appreciate some things that I resented in my youth. I know some of you have complicated relationships with your parents, I'd love to hear your feedback!

Duration:00:25:23

S2E13: Failures and Setbacks

12/2/2021
In this episode, I talk about a recent setback with my health journey and how it impacted me. Am I a bad person? Why is it so hard to move on? Is this what GRIT is really about? Take a listen and then ask yourself how you handle life's failures and setbacks. Do you let it derail you or do you put your adult panties on and move forward?

Duration:00:20:46

S2E12: The GRIT of Aging

11/18/2021
When we get older, it will be really hard to learn things. When we age, it’s harder and harder (damn near impossible) to lose weight. The older we get, the lonelier we get. I'm too old to start new adventures, I should have done that when I was young. These are just a few of the myths about aging that I grew up with. I'll bet you have some too. Do you know what I think of these? Bullsh*t. You don't get weaker with age...you develop more GRIT. That's why I did S2E12 of the Café Grit Podcast...

Duration:00:18:46

S2E11: Burnout

10/18/2021
In this episode, we explore the reasons for employee burnout. Is it the responsibility of the company? The managers and leaders? Or the employee themselves? The answer might surprise you. If you are burned out at work, overwhelmed, engulfed in chaos...then this is the episode for you.

Duration:00:26:43

S2E10: Boundaries

9/29/2021
In this episode I talk about boundaries at work and how important it is to set and honor them to prioritize ourselves. I give an example of a recent work revelation I had that prompted the need for me to set boundaries.

Duration:00:30:08

In The GRIT Seat - JAY STANSFIELD

7/11/2021
In this episode of In The GRIT Seat, I sit down to talk with Jay Stansfield - author, artist, illustrator, entrepreneur, musician, songwriter, singer, IT technician, (takes a deep breath), and one of the most creative people I have ever met. He takes us through his GRIT journey from the child of hippies to IT tech in the school system to author and illustrator of the Squibbles coloring books and Meet The Squibbles children's book. Do yourself a favor and follow Jay on Instagram and LInkedIn,...

Duration:00:49:16

S2E09 EARLY GRIT

6/24/2021
In this short episode I reminisce to some early days of GRIT when I came in dead last at a couple events at my school's Field Day. Grit isn't always about being in-your-face tenacious. Sometimes it's about being patient and just practicing.

Duration:00:06:53

In the GRIT Seat - SHELLEY WILSON

6/3/2021
In this episode of Café Grit: In the GRIT Seat, I sit down with book coach Shelley Wilson. Or, Wonder Woman, as I like to call her. Multi-genre author, camper van adventurer, Supernatural lover, and all-around super fun person to talk to. Who knew she loved vampires and Vikings too? I loved talking to Shelley and I know you will too! Don't forget to look her up on social media and check out her amazing book portfolio!

Duration:00:50:41

In The GRIT Seat - GABRIELA ENCINA

5/19/2021
In this episode of Café Grit: In The GRIT Seat, I welcome licensed psychologist Gabriela Encina. Gabriela supports international women (and a few men!), helping with their confidence & well-being, improving their relationships & prioritizing themselves. She's also super fun and a bright spirit and I know you're going to love her. She blew me away with her GRIT story and her insight into human emotions. Check her out at www.gabriela-encina.com or on Instagram as @gabriela.encina.psychologist .

Duration:00:53:48

In The GRIT Seat - TRISHA LEWIS

4/4/2021
I know you're going to love this episode of Café Grit: In The GRIT Seat with the Unsquasher Extraordinaire Trisha Lewis! Trisha is the author of "The Mystery of the Squashed Self" and the host of the "Make It Real" podcast. As if that isn't enough, she is also an actor, communication coach, and one of the most real people I have ever met. In this episode, we talk about Trisha's book, get some insight into the evolution of her humor, and hear a bit about her background. Don't forget to check...

Duration:00:39:25

S2E08: Growth and Evolution

3/19/2021
I've been on a break for a while but ready to get back. This episode talks a bit about why I stepped away and what we have coming for Cafe Grit from this point on. There will still be the calling out o' corporate bullshit, never fear! But I also want to focus on the positive. Always embrace your grit and never quit!

Duration:00:13:34

S2E07: Am I The Only Woman In The Meeting?

2/21/2021
This is one for the ladies. Many of us are starkly aware of our femaleness in the workplace. We are frequently the only woman in meetings; we sense that someone is talking to us differently than they talk to your male counterparts. Gender bias in the workplace is alive and well, and now it comes in more subtle forms that can be difficult to deal with. When someone pinches your boob, it's an obvious violation that you can take to HR. When someone talks to you differently, maybe more...

Duration:00:13:27

In The GRIT Seat - HEIDI MEDINA

2/14/2021
Welcome to the first guest episode of Cafe Grit: In The GRIT Seat with Visibility Coach Heidi Medina! Heidi Badass of the House Medina, First of Her Name, the Fucksayer, Queen of the Coaches, Khaleesi of the Great Visibility Sea, Giver of Permissions, Empress of Entrepreneurs, and Mother of Chickens. Heidi is the owner of Talk To Heidi and a kickass coach, copywriter, and champion of all things that will get you VISIBLE in your business. Heidi and I talk about a plethora of fun things,...

Duration:00:56:30

S2E06 When You F*ck Up At work

2/6/2021
Do you work in an environment where you feel safe making a mistake? S2E06 is about screwing up at work and doing so without being punished or thrown under the bus. I talk about one of my first corporate screw-ups and how it shaped my reaction to one of my team member's mistakes 15 years later when I was a manager. I also talk about why that is important and how I feel about dicks who play the blame game to save face.

Duration:00:13:10

S2E05 IT IS OKAY

1/31/2021
Feeling the effects of nearly a year of covid, multitasking, and just plain too much shit going on, I'm just going to wing it today with some thoughts on keeping it all together. We have a lot of stress in our lives and it's okay to feel that. It's okay to be in a place where you haven't yet found your voice, where you haven't stood up to the asshats, and where you haven't yet found fulfillment. It is okay. We are human. Grit is about moving forward even when we fail, even when we feel like...

Duration:00:09:38

S2E04: Course Correcting

1/24/2021
In S2E04 Beth talks about the Law of Attraction use in having a better job or career. She gives some examples from her own life and a general work example. How can reframing your thoughts help you in your job? Are you getting bitter and negative about your work situation? Are you using the LoA and is the Universe trying to course-correct you?

Duration:00:12:15

S2E03 Still With The Remote Working BS?

1/17/2021
In S2E03 Beth Anne rants about why there is still resistance to remote working even though so many companies have seen firsthand how well it works during Covid. Job postings for roles that should be able to easily accommodate a work-from-home set up still show the remote work option as "No." Why is that? Haven't we learned?

Duration:00:09:38