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Ep. 19 | The One Year Project, Escaping the Poverty Mindset, & The Total Freedom Formula | with Brianna Zajicek

Brianna Zajicek grew up in a small town, severely impoverished, often without running water or power. She went to over 14 schools because her parents were constantly evicted, and in an effort to escape poverty, she ran away to go to college on a full scholarship at 16... only to have the poverty mindset follow her. Brianna became a teen mom and college drop out. From there she became a server – then she went from server to earning 6 figures in a few months, and from earning 6 figures to...


Ep. 18 | Creating a Tailor-Made Strategy for Your Life: Mentorship, Real Estate, & Leadership | with Kito Johnson

Today my amazing guest is Kito J. Johnson, and I had to have him on the show because this man is creating such a real estate buzz, building an amazing company, and sharing on his wisdom in a new book. I want to share his journey with you because I think it's worth hearing. Kito is an accomplished real estate broker who specializes in teaching others how to create generational wealth through principles of real estate investing and entrepreneurship. His career spans over 20 years and boasts...


BONUS | Are You Being an Effective Leader?

I’ve been thinking about the effectiveness of leadership lately, and I recently read a Forbes article titled “Why Leadership Development is Still Stuck in the Dark Ages.” In this article, Chris Pearse wrote about how the old methods of developing leadership are losing their effectiveness because they do not focus on how you lead yourself. This showed up at just the right time for me, so I wanted to share it with you too. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit:...


Ep. 17 | Happy Accidents & Glorious Roadblocks: The Makings of a Badass | with Debbie Madden

Debbie Madden shares the happy accidents and glorious roadblocks that led up to starting Stride, how she manages to work with her husband without hurting her marriage, and how we can cultivate accountability in our teams. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: Resources: Learn more atdebbiemadden.comRead:“Hire Women: An Agile Framework for Hiring and Retaining Women in Technology”by Debbie MaddenRead: Want Your Business to Run More Efficiently?...


BONUS | How Do I Find the Right Coach?

Today I want to explore one of the BIG questions that comes up a lot in my work: What’s next? How do you uplevel their life and career, all while finding the right support structure and avoiding burnout? A critical aspect of growth is that it’s difficult to navigate on your own, and that’s really why coaching exists in the professional world, in the fitness world, or any other area of life. And coaching is becoming so prevalent in so many different arenas because it is the fastest way to...


Ep. 16 | From Intern to President: A Badass Journey Around the World & Back | with Alexandra Avila

Alexandra is the president of JG Black Book, a full-service global consulting firm for clients in the travel and lifestyle sectors – and 10 years ago, she started her career as an intern at the very same company! We talk about Alexandra’s badass journey around the world and back, what she’s learned about being a leader, her advice for people who have to travel for work, and how she prioritizes self-help by practicing yoga everywhere she goes. To learn more, and for the complete show...


BONUS | Masterminding Like a Badass

I found myself asking, how do I grow as a leader? How do I maximize what I’m doing now, but also continue to learn the avenues of business that I have not mastered yet? And what I’ve found is that there’s no better way to do it than walking alongside and with others who are seeking the same and are willing to stand up and support each other through it – and that is how I define Masterminding! Today I get into the kinds of masterminds that offer the most value, how you can assess whether a...


Ep. 15 | Social Impact Investing, The Recycling Financial Mindset, & The Future of Human Learning | with Yao Huang

Yao Huang is the Founder and Managing Partner of The Hatchery, an organization instrumental in developing the New York technology ecosystem with an international advisory consultancy and incubator. She was named by Forbes as one of eleven women at the center of New York’s digital scene, by Beta Beat as one of 25 Women Driving New York’s Tech Scene, and as one of TechWeek’s 100 most influential people in tech. So, needless to say, Yao has her fingers in a lot of pies, but today we’re going...


Ep. 14 | You’re Never Too Old to Learn: Social Media for Non-Millennials | with Lori Turner

I absolutely adore Lori Turner, a self-educated badass who is eight years into her second career as a social media manager. Most people think of social media as a young person’s game – some people are even hesitant to use it for themselves and their business – but Lori joins us today to talk about why you’re never too old to learn a new trick! Lori is currently Social Media Manager for Lisa Nichols and Motivating The Masses, she previously worked with John Assaraf and his company NeuroGym,...


Ep. 13 | Let’s Make Beautiful Music Together: How Good Leadership Grow Great Teams | with Dan Papandrea

It was complete happenstance that I had the opportunity to work with today’s guest Dan Papandrea – and, really, his whole career was happenstance. Dan went to school for music production and then got his first internship at Comedy Central as tech support. Following that internship, the tech bug bit him and he made his way to Advent, where we worked together. Now Dan is Principal Solutions Architect Team Lead of the Eastern Region at Sysdig, the creators of a cloud-native intelligence...


Ep. 12 | Finding Happily: The Inner Journey to Happily-Ever-After | with Collette Gee

I have Collette Gee with me on the show today and I can't wait to share this badass shero with all of you. Collette is a relationship and dating expert, a certified violence prevention specialist, and the author of a new book called Finding Happily: No Rules, No Frogs, No Pretending – a badass shero by any other name. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: Resources: Learn more...


Ep. 11 | Growing into Your Divine Power | with Karen Huller

Karen Huller is one of my partners in crime and an epic badass. She manages the Epic Careering consulting and coaching practice, but her career took a lot of twists and turns before she got to this point. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: Resources: Learn more atepiccareering.comConnect with Karen:Twitter|LinkedInConnect on Facebook:Epic Careering|Hypnotherapy by Karen Huller Your Badass Journey is produced by Podcast Masters


Ep. 10 | Why Did I Start a Podcast (& Other Questions)?

When I started this show, I jumped right into sharing conversations with some of the most badass people I know – but I’ve been asked by listeners and guests why I decided to do this in the first place, so today I want to take a step back and explain the purpose of Your Badass Journey. This is the first of many solo episodes I will share, talking directly to you so that we can connect on a deeper level and so that I can answer some of your questions. If you have a question, you can reach...


Ep. 9 | The Uncommon Woman | with Marlo Ellis

Marlo Ellis is one badass you all need to know. Marlo is the creator The Uncommon Woman movement, and she just started her first leg of The Uncommon Woman Cross Country Tour. The tour is September 29th - October 20th, and they’ll be hitting four Canadian cities: Toronto, Calgary, Thunder Bay, and Vancouver. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: Resources: Your...


Ep. 8 | Personal Version Control: Programming the New You | with Jen Meehan

Jen Meehan is one of the most compassionate coaches I know in the business. I wanted to bring her on the show because has been on an epic journey (with a lot of ups and downs) to figuring out how to bring her own personal impact into the world. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: Resources: Learn more atjenmeehan.comConnect with Jen:Facebook| LinkedIn Your Badass Journey is produced by Podcast Masters


Ep. 7 | Seeking Out Fulfillment: The Mindset & Practices for a Fulfilled Life | with Al Cavalieri

Al Cavalieri is the Head of Marketing at a CION Investments in NYC. Having been in the marketing space for the better half of a decade and as a former college athlete, Al is super passionate about storytelling, organizational intricacies, what makes the best-of-the-best successful, and the value of hard work. We discuss his badass and unsuspecting career journey, why everyone needs to get a sales job at some point in their career, and how our physical and mental wellness practices benefit...


Ep. 6 | Step Out, Stretch, Play Big: Investing in Yourself So You Can Invest in Your Business | with Kimberly Alexander

The training and development that occurs in organizations of all sizes are often, well, lacking. After experiencing this development deficit firsthand, our guest Kimberly Alexander created a framework she called The Results Map – and it was so effective that she started a company to teach this framework to others. Now Kimberly empowers her clients – particularly female entrepreneurs – to step out, stretch, and play big. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit:...


Ep. 5 | Leading with Support: Creating an Environment Where Your Team Can Shine | with Aimeelene Gaspar

It is so unique to find leaders that go out of their way to make sure that their team shines (without neglecting their clients, of course), but that is precisely the kind of badass leader Aimeelene Gaspar is. We discuss founding and funding her new company LionX, finding yourself in a leadership role, creating an environment where people feel safe contributing and asking for help, how we can apply lessons from our personal life to our business life, and as always, being a badass. To...


Ep. 4 | Holistic Strategic Thinking: The Intersection of Creativity, Operations, & Relationships | with Connie Steele

Connie Steele established the consulting company Flywheel Associates, launched the awesome Strategic Momentum podcast, and still manages to integrate her work life with her family – and she does it all with a grace and an openness parallelled by few. Connie and I have known each other as friends and colleagues for many years and I just had to have her on the podcast because, well, her journey has been so badass! I’m particularly pleased to be able to share this conversation with you...


Ep. 3 | Accountability, Fear, & Paperclips | with Sinéad Condon

Sinéad Condon launched her first company at 18 years old – just the first big step in an impressive and winding journey. She then moved from Ireland to Silicon Valley to consult in tech for a few years, traveled back and forth around Europe for a few more years, and then explored new careers like interior design and children’s book writing while raising her kids. Today, Sinéad is a Learning and Talent Development Leader & Transformation Strategist at CA Technologies, the fifth largest...