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Ep. 25 | There’s No Magic Pill, There’s Only Mindset | with Steve Valentine

Steve Valentine is a real estate investor and founder of the Valentine Group, a group of people collaborating to better serve all kinds of clients inside the real estate community. Steve and his family are knocking it out of the park right now, and they’re teaching others how to do the same, but he had to weather a few storms to get here. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: Resources: Learn more...


Ep. 24 | Twisting The Plot: Becoming the Next Version of You After 50 | with Cecilia Dintino and Hannah Starobin

Cecilia Dintino and Hannah Starobin are the badass duo who founded Twisting The Plot, a science-based creative solution for women over 50 that provides practical guidance for understanding one’s life story, dealing with change, and repurposing life. It’s a community and movement for women over 50 who have either had their plots twisted unexpectedly or/and want to twist their plots and make change in their lives. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit:...


Ep. 23 | Surf Your Soul: Give Yourself the Gift of Space, Time, & Self-Love | with Lisa Kavanaugh

Lisa Kavanaugh is one of my oldest friends, and I am so inspired with how she lives her life; how she has found alignment with her business and what she loves, making sure she does it almost every single day. In a previous life, Lisa led software teams of all shapes and sizes, journeying from programmer to CTO with the help of powerful coaching. But since then, she has shifted her focus to working one-on-one with clients to partner in the creation of more meaningful impact in their...


Ep. 22 | Say Yes to Everything & Throw Out the Script | with Hayden Lee

Hayden Lee spent the 11 months of his life on a cross-continent journey, travelling to all 42 countries in mainland Europe on a Harley-Davidson XL883c named Gloria (and becoming the first person to do so). All the while, Hayden worked as an audio engineer from anywhere with an internet connection, whether that was his tent or an Airbnb. I absolutely love the lifestyle that Hayden has created for himself, and today we’re going to look at how anyone can design a life doing what they love...


Ep. 21 | How Zipi is Creating the Fuel for Decision Making | with Jesse Garcia

I have one of my favorite people on the show today, Jesse Garcia, CEO and co-founder of Zipi. At Zipi, they want to simplify data for real estate agents (for starters) – and not just simplify it, but make it sexy and actionable. They’re literally creating the fuel for decision making. Jesse is, by his own admission, not a very analytical person. If you’d known him 10 years ago, this is probably the last company you’d expect him to start – so today we’re going to learn all about the badass...


Ep. 20 | #WeAreBadassery: The Origins of a Badass Partnership | with Samantha Parker & Kathy Rasmussen

This episode is the first in a series on business partners, and we will talk about how our guests are badass in their own right and then how they came together to join forces and build badass companies. I’m starting with two curators of badassery (and distinguished badasses themselves): Samantha Parker and Kathy Rasmussen, co-founders of Badassery Magazine and co-hosts of Badassery Podcast. When Samantha and Kathy set out to create Badassery Magazine, they didn't simply want to publish a...


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...