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A podcast for strong, creative, ambitious, and somewhat sarcastic gals who get that life isn't as simple as we'd like to think and who want all the tips and tricks to make it easier to reach their own unique dreams, their way. Hosted by Desiree Wiercyski (MS, MBA), a life coach for career focused badasses, and Tammy T (MA, MBA), a fab therapist who helps clients build skills to live their most kickass lives. Join us as we talk about work, life, everything in between, and look at different ways to not only manage it all, but how to absolutely kill it.

A podcast for strong, creative, ambitious, and somewhat sarcastic gals who get that life isn't as simple as we'd like to think and who want all the tips and tricks to make it easier to reach their own unique dreams, their way. Hosted by Desiree Wiercyski (MS, MBA), a life coach for career focused badasses, and Tammy T (MA, MBA), a fab therapist who helps clients build skills to live their most kickass lives. Join us as we talk about work, life, everything in between, and look at different ways to not only manage it all, but how to absolutely kill it.
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United States

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A podcast for strong, creative, ambitious, and somewhat sarcastic gals who get that life isn't as simple as we'd like to think and who want all the tips and tricks to make it easier to reach their own unique dreams, their way. Hosted by Desiree Wiercyski (MS, MBA), a life coach for career focused badasses, and Tammy T (MA, MBA), a fab therapist who helps clients build skills to live their most kickass lives. Join us as we talk about work, life, everything in between, and look at different ways to not only manage it all, but how to absolutely kill it.

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English


Episodes

Managing Your Emotions when it’s Maybe a Not-So-Happy Holiday

11/27/2019
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The holidays can be a time of fun and joy but for so many there’s a thousand added pressures and tasks. And if you're not so thrilled about it all, you're not alone. In this special holiday inspired episode, Dez and Tammy talk about how to manage the anxiety and overwhelmed feelings that come with navigating the added pressures of holiday expectations-whether they’re from yourself, your family, or society as a whole so you can find some moments to enjoy the season, however that looks for you.

Duration:00:27:18

Season 3: What Happens when a Marketer and a Psychologist Walk into a Bar?

11/22/2019
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In this special season opener episode, Dez and Tammy set the tone for the new season. This episode the two discuss transitions in life, your brand, work, and how to navigate being multi passionate and driven while not getting burnt out. We’re also talking about why trusting the process of burnout is important if and when it happens and why goals may actually be hurting your progress.

Duration:00:40:39

Fear—The Scariest Word in the English Language

11/13/2019
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In this episode, Dez talks about fear and not only how it can derail your progress but also the lessons that can be learned by listening to the fear. You’ll learn how to use fear as a guiding light as you progress in growing your brand and business, how to make fear a little less scary, and one of the most important things to remember when you’re scared of putting your content or products out into the world.

Duration:00:19:52

Lesson Learned: Learning from Mistakes and Not Letting Them Eat Your Goals

10/29/2019
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In this interim episode, Dez dives into three key mistakes the Sugar and Spikes team made over the last two seasons and discusses in detail what to watch out for so you don’t let mistakes keep you from rallying and how to process the lessons learned in a way that helps you rise up stronger than before. This episode is for you if you find yourself dwelling on things you think you “should have” done and know that mindset is keeping you from doing things you want to do

Duration:00:20:26

Content Strategy: Why It Matters for You (Yes, You!) and How to Create Content in a Not Just Consistent, but Truly Authentic Way.

10/22/2019
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In this special episode of Sugar and Spikes, Dez, our resident serial content creator, talks about why content still reigns as a way to build your personal and professional brand, the pros and cons of a couple content strategies, and how to do content in a way that not only works for you but will help you connect with your audience on a whole different level. Give this episode a listen if you’re constantly trying o figure out what to write/podcast/vlog/or post about. Because the only way...

Duration:00:17:41

What I wish I knew from the start: The top 5 lessons learned after producing over 100 podcast episodes over the course of two years.

10/16/2019
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This week kicks off a special Sugar and Spikes solo series where we’re kicking it old school—it’s just Dez and a mic! Dez sits down and talks about the 5 key lessons she’s learned over the course of the last couple years while making this podcast thing work while also you know, working and living life. This is a great episode for any content creator, side hustler, or entrepreneur if you’re thinking of starting something new, be it launching a podcast, starting a blog, diving into YouTube, or...

Duration:00:21:40

Season 2 FINALE: Tackling Procrastination and Reflecting on Creating.

10/8/2019
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Over 100 episodes and two years later, Dez and Tammy chat about the fact that procrastination around creating is something most people will deal with while they’re making something, and how to handle it to keep the momentum going so you can create something that can stand the test of time. If you’ve ever judged yourself for putting something off or feeling overwhelmed at what may seem like the easiest things, you need to listen to this episode. This is your chance to learn why that happens...

Duration:00:40:14

Got Goals? Start Again. And Again. And Again.

10/1/2019
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This is THE episode to listen to if you’re an entrepreneur or have a side hustle and feel like you’re in a constant cycle of excitement and and discouragement while trying achiever goals and ambitions. Dez and Tammy not only chat about why it feels like a roller coaster of emotions but also share some quick tips on WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT so you can actually use this cycle as s stepping stone rather than stumbling block to reach your goals.

Duration:00:26:36

Talk Nerdy to Me: Emotional Intelligence Redux—Your Secret Weapon to Showing Up

9/25/2019
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In this episode, Dez and Tammy revisit the topic of emotional intelligence and how that connects to professional growth over time, using emotional intelligence in the multitude of roles you take on day in and day out, and why emotional intelligence is a cornerstone of healthy and professional boundaries. If the lines between work, family, friends, and life are seeming a bit blurry, this episode will help you see things through a whole new lens so you can step up, embrace where you’re at, and...

Duration:00:31:19

Impulse or Inspiration? Why It Matters and What To Do About It.

9/19/2019
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In this episode Dez and Tammy talk about how to shift the cycle of distracting and impulsive decision making to use your inspiration from a place of insightfulness so you can be intentional about the choices you’re making and the direction you’re going in business, life, and whatever else you have going on.

Duration:00:48:09

Talk Nerdy to Me pt. 2: Emotional Intelligence, Employment, and Entrepreneurial Acumen, How Is It All Connected?

9/10/2019
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In the second installment of Talk Nerdy To Me, Dez and Tammy give listeners an easy to understand overview of emotional intelligence, what it is, what it isn’t and why having it is key to professional development as you climb the corporate ladder or build your business. If emotional intelligence is new to you or your looking for ways to develop your skills, give this episode a listen so you can (possibly) be the most emotionally intelligent person in the room.

Duration:00:39:21

There’s a Change Coming; Are You Ready?

9/5/2019
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Sometimes the most dangerous situation to be in is when you feel like you’re managing it all and not in tune with or looking forward to possible changes in situations or how you’re handling it all. Developing the self-awareness to manage stress, emotions, and all of your responsibilities day in and day out is one of the hardest things to learn but it’s absolutely essential. It’s up to you, enter the storm unaware or do the work to be prepared.

Duration:00:44:08

Talk Nerdy to Me: Attachment Theory in Business and How it Can Help You Thrive

8/29/2019
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In this episode, Dez and Tammy talk about the different types of attachment! Secure, Ambivalent, Avoidant, Disordered. What do they mean? How does it apply to business, communication, and how you get things done? You'll have to listen and find out! Oh, and here is the "Strange Situation" video Dez and Tammy mention early on in the episode.

Duration:00:37:06

Podcasting Promotion and Design

8/22/2019
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As a follow up from Podcasting Basics, the Sugar and Spikes team is taking a moment to give you truly actionable tips, tricks, and insights about podcast art basics. How do you start to design one, what are important things to consider, what other promotional images do you need, what even is an audiogram, when do you bring in an actual designer, and things we’ve learned after running this show for nearly two years are all covered. If you’re just starting out or looking to up your podcast...

Duration:00:44:43

Changing Course: Navigating the Need to Change Careers or Start Something New (with Special Guest Noelle Johnson from My Interview Buddy)!

8/14/2019
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This episode is for anyone who wants to make a change but feels like they’re too stuck in their current career, industry, or educational path to make the leap. You can change your mind about your path at any time, and our special guest this week, Noelle Johnson, founder of My Interview Buddy shares they key steps she helps clients walk through as they make some of the biggest and scariest changes of their lives and come out thriving. If you’re thinking it’s time for a change, you’ve gotta...

Duration:00:33:23

Get Ready to Rise!

8/8/2019
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This week, Dez and Tammy talk about the different ways you can level up personally and professionally, how to realize you are leveling up even when it doesn’t feel that way, setting and embracing new standards, and holding yourself accountable to the new you.

Duration:00:48:30

Experimentation is essential to grow is business, life, and style. And doesn’t have to be scary.

8/1/2019
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Everyone says that to grow you have to get out of your comfort zone. That’s true. But sometimes, you can get out of one comfort zone while relying on another. Like everything else, growth isn’t black and white or all or nothing. This week, Dez and Tammy chat about how they’ve tested out growing personally and professionally, and why growth may be easier than you think.

Duration:00:35:50

Intro to Podcasting with Professor Dez! A Behind-the-Scenes Look into How Sugar + Spikes Gets Made and How Starting Your Own May Be Easier than You Think!

7/25/2019
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This week, Tammy couldn't be here so Dez asked Sugar + Spikes' graphic designer and podcast editor Dean to come on and talk a little shop. Topics include starting from scratch, podcasting styles, editing tools, and growing your content. This will be on the final, and attendance counts!

Duration:00:40:14

Boundaries, mentorship, and what you can learn about these things from simply tying your shoes. A special episode for anyone ready to really do the work.

7/19/2019
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This week, Dez and Tammy discuss: Boundaries 2.0—not for the faint of heart. What the next level of boundaries looks like, why it’s not what you think, and how to let your personal and professional boundaries grow so you can take navigated your world as a multi-faceted and multi-passionate boss. Stepping up, owning your ideas, and navigating how to embrace professional development to be respected in your field. Why mentorship is essential at every stage in your business journey, and how...

Duration:00:46:50

You Cannot Cross the Same River Twice: Why Who You Are Affects Where You're At and Vice Versa.

7/11/2019
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This week, Dez and Tammy talk about that old saying, and why your decisions today may seem strange to the you of a few years ago. Is the path you're on going where you want or need to go? Sometimes it's necessary to examine your path to decide whether it's still the one you should be on.

Duration:00:49:51