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The Quiet Warrior Podcast with Serena Low

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Are you an introvert who wants to be more and do more, beyond what’s safe, comfortable, and pleasing to others? Your host is Serena Low, and her life’s purpose is to help quiet achievers become quiet warriors. As a Midlife Career Mentor, Certified Social + Intelligence Coach, and author of the Amazon Bestseller, The Hero Within: Reinvent Your Life One New Chapter at a Time, Serena is passionate about getting you through imposter syndrome, overthinking, perfectionism, low self-worth, fear of public speaking, and other common introvert experiences. Tune in every fortnight for practical tips and inspirational stories about how to thrive as an introvert in a noisy and overstimulating world.

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Australia

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Are you an introvert who wants to be more and do more, beyond what’s safe, comfortable, and pleasing to others? Your host is Serena Low, and her life’s purpose is to help quiet achievers become quiet warriors. As a Midlife Career Mentor, Certified Social + Intelligence Coach, and author of the Amazon Bestseller, The Hero Within: Reinvent Your Life One New Chapter at a Time, Serena is passionate about getting you through imposter syndrome, overthinking, perfectionism, low self-worth, fear of public speaking, and other common introvert experiences. Tune in every fortnight for practical tips and inspirational stories about how to thrive as an introvert in a noisy and overstimulating world.

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English


Episodes
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50. Celebrate Episode 50 of The Quiet Warrior Podcast!

5/19/2024
Welcome to episode 50 of The Quiet Warrior Podcast! Thank you for being part of this special journey. I appreciate you, I appreciate your feedback and comments about what you’re learning, and I’m grateful that we have connected here. Today, I’m taking my own advice to be intentional by pressing pause to look back on this journey and to celebrate how far I’ve come, instead of saying “Yeah, episode 50, whatever, other people have already done hundreds of episodes!” Tune in to discover: P.S. If you’re an introvert struggling to be seen and heard at work or in your business, I hear you. I've been there, I know the struggle, and I've got your back. I’m putting together a new online program called The Visible Introvert Academy to help introverts: To join the waitlist for the program, click here. Catch you on the next episode of The Quiet Warrior Podcast. If you enjoyed this episode, remember to give it a 5-star rating on whichever platform you listen from, so The Quiet Warrior Podcast can reach more introverts around the world! Here’s how I can support you further: Join the waitlistThe Visible Introvert AcademyBook a call to find out how to transform from a quiet achiever into a Quiet Warrior in 12 weeks – in authentic, aligned, and sustainable waysNeed a gift idea? Check out my inspirational bookMeet fellow introverts online: Quiet Women Circle (women-only) and Introverts Around the World This episode was edited by Aura House Productions

Duration:00:10:11

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49. The Truth About Burnout (with Avery Thatcher)

5/5/2024
In this episode of the Quiet Warrior podcast, Avery Thatcher and I delve into the topic of burnout, a condition experienced by many due to chronic stress. Given the tumultuous times we live in and the increasing pace of life and work, how do we stay alert to the signs that we may be suffering from burnout? Avery, a former ICU nurse turned burnout recovery specialist for highly sensitive high achievers, shares insights from her personal journey and professional expertise. Talking Points: Resources: Where to find resources and strategies for individuals and organizations to prevent and recover from burnout: www.BecomingAvery.com About Avery Thatcher: Avery specializes in helping highly sensitive people who have experienced a recent significant setback that has left them questioning who they are and what their purpose is in her one-on-one work and her group coaching experience the Mindset Reboot Program. Connect with Avery on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/becomingavery/ If you enjoyed this episode, remember to give it a 5-star rating on whichever platform you listen from, so The Quiet Warrior Podcast can reach more introverts around the world! Here’s how I can support you further: Book a callCheck out my inspirational bookQuiet Women CircleIntroverts Around the WorldThis episode was edited by Aura House Productions

Duration:00:29:53

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48. How to plan your next career move before you need to (with Kate Richardson)

4/21/2024
If you’re a professional or executive contemplating your next move, at the back of your mind you might have questions such as: My guest speaker for this episode, Kate Richardson, is a Career and Executive Coach who helps mid-career professionals and executives find what’s next. Listen in for why she advocates taking charge of your own career pathway, and how to put yourself in the best possible position to secure a job or make a change. Talking Points: Kate Richardson’s Bio: Kate is an advertising runaway, having worked for nearly 20 years in media and marketing before making a big career shift in 2018. Since then, she's worked as a Career and Executive Coach helping mid-career professionals build the skills and confidence they need to design a more ideal career, find what's next and make it happen. Kate has also partnered with organisations like Movember, MYOB, Publicis Groupe and ANZ Bank to help them develop the careers of their people. Kate’s website: katerichardson.co Follow Kate on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katerichardson Here’s how I can support you further: Book a callCheck out my inspirational bookQuiet Women CircleIntroverts Around the WorldThis episode was edited by Aura House Productions

Duration:00:37:02

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47. What to do when you feel consciously incompetent

4/7/2024
This episode explores the challenges of embarking on something that you have little experience or expertise in. Talking Points: For gentle and compassionate support while you grow your competence, reach out to me at info@serenalow.com.au. Here’s how I can support you further: Book a callCheck out my inspirational bookQuiet Women CircleIntroverts Around the WorldThis episode was edited by Aura House Productions

Duration:00:07:21

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46. Empowering Introvert Leaders: Five Keys for Introverts to Succeed without Stress and Lead with Poise (with Terrance Lee)

3/24/2024
My guest today is Terrance Lee, an aerospace and defense program manager with 18 years of experience and the author of The Introvert Leader book series. Talking Points: The Calm Effect,Your gift: Download the first chapter of The Calm Effect for free using this link: https://hello.terrancelee.com/calmeffect-freechapter/ Terrance Lee’s Bio: Terrance Lee is a Program Manager with over 18 years of experience in the aerospace and defense industry. Terrance created ‘The Introvert Leader’ book series to help introverted professionals who believe their personality is holding them back. His desire is to help people to discover their unique strengths while being comfortable to be themselves. Connect with Terrance Lee: https://www.linkedin.com/in/terrancelee/ Here’s how I can support you further: Book a callCheck out my inspirational bookMeet fellow introverts and connect with kindred spirits: Quiet Women Circle (women-only) and Introverts Around the WorldThis episode was edited by Aura House Productions

Duration:00:28:39

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45. Who are you when things are confusing and chaotic?

3/10/2024
If you feel like you are in constant overwhelm and life is chaos, you are not alone. Most of us start the day hoping for a good day or even an ordinary day, but something happens and we get much more than we were prepared for, leaving us stressed, anxious, and in reactive mode. In this episode, we look at: Here’s how I can support you further: Book a callCheck out my inspirational bookQuiet Women CircleIntroverts Around the World This episode was edited by Aura House Productions

Duration:00:07:28

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44. What if I’m happy to be a quiet achiever?

2/25/2024
In this episode, we explore the concept of being a quiet achiever and whether it's okay to stay content in that role, or aspire to become a more visible and active contributor. We delve into the characteristics of quiet achievers, the potential pitfalls of remaining in the background, and strategies for transitioning from a quiet achiever to a more visible presence. Join us as we navigate the journey from quiet achiever to quiet warrior. Talking Points: Understanding the Quiet Achiever: Recognizing the Limitations of the Quiet Achiever: Strategies for Transformation into the Quiet Warrior: By listening to this episode, you will gain: Here’s how I can support you further: Book a callOrder my inspirational book Quiet Women CircleIntroverts Around the WorldThis episode was edited by Aura House Productions

Duration:00:06:43

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43. What If You Could Be 1% Better?

2/11/2024
For the perfectionist, overthinker, and overachiever, nothing less than 100% will do. But unrealistic goals and impossibly high standards can end up discouraging us from persisting long enough to see progress. So why not make it easy on yourself? Aim to be 1% better today than you were yesterday. Listen in to envision what 1% better could look like for you, and find out how I’m using the 1% idea in business to refine what I do, and how I do it. Here’s how I can support you further: Book a callThe Hero Within: Reinvent Your Life, One New Chapter at a TimeQuiet Women CircleIntroverts Around the WorldThis episode was edited by Aura House Productions

Duration:00:14:46

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42. What's Happening to My Body? 7 Ways to Love and Support Yourself Through Perimenopause (with Amita Sharma)

1/28/2024
If it’s been 10-15 years since your last pregnancy and you’ve started noticing some changes in your body and your moods, this is the episode you don’t want to miss! I’ve been on the perimenopause journey since 2022 and this is the information I wish I’d known earlier. Join me as I interview Amita Sharma, co-founder of global women’s wellness platform NourishDoc, and learn about: BIO: As a co-founder of NourishDoc, a global holistic wellness platform for peri- to post-menopausal women, Amita Sharma is on a mission to bring affordable wellness to every woman in the world. NourishDoc has designed evidence based and culture sensitive holistic wellness programs for women wellness, self care and prevention. With menopause as a taboo globally and over 1 billion women reaching menopause, wellness for women at this stage should be at the forefront. SOCIAL LINKS: Facebook: www.facebook.com/nourishdoc Instagram: www.instagram.com/nourish_doc YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@nourishdoc Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nourishdoc/ Website: http://www.nourishdoc.com Linkedin Personal: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amita-sharma-nourishdoc/ DISCLAIMER: The information in this episode is for general information and education purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical or healthcare advice. Accordingly, before taking any action based on this information, we encourage you to consult with your healthcare provider This episode was edited by Aura House Productions

Duration:00:43:28

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41. How to Outsmart Narcissists (with Chelsey Brooke Cole)

1/14/2024
If you know someone who acts as if it’s always someone else’s fault when things don’t go their way, who believes that others are responsible for their happiness and wellbeing, that they deserve special treatment because they are better than others, listen on, because our guest today is a coach who specializes in narcissistic abuse and the bestselling author of If Only I’d Known! How to Outsmart Narcissists, Set Guilt-Free Boundaries and Create Unshakeable Self-Worth. Top 10 highlights from my conversation with Chelsey Brooke Cole: If Only I’d Known About Chelsey Brooke Cole: Chelsey Brooke Cole is a psychotherapist and certified partner trauma therapist specializing in narcissistic abuse and relational trauma. She is the best-selling author of If Only I’d Known! How to Outsmart Narcissists, Set Guilt-Free Boundaries, and Create Unshakeable Self-Worth. Chelsey’s work has been featured in several media outlets, including USA Today, Psychology Today, FOX 26 Houston, and WKRN News 2. Chelsey speaks at HR and counseling conferences on narcissism in the workplace, how to communicate with difficult people, and effective therapeutic strategies for narcissistic abuse survivors. Chelsey’s content provides support to thousands of narcissistic abuse survivors each day through her thriving online community. How to connect with Chelsey Brooke Cole: chelsey@chelseybrookecole.comhttps://www.facebook.com/chelseybrookecolehttps://www.instagram.com/chelseybrookecolehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/chelseybrookecole/https://www.tiktok.com/@chelseybrookecolehttps://twitter.com/chelseybcolehttps://www.pinterest.com.au/chelseybrookecole/ This episode was edited by Aura House Productions

Duration:00:40:07

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40. How to have more clarity and purpose in the New Year

12/31/2023
Welcome to Episode 40 of the Quiet Warrior Podcast. As we come out of the holiday season and get back into the rhythm of normal life, how do you want 2024 to be different from last year? What would make this a meaningful, fulfilling, prosperous, healthy, inspiring year? Can you find 15 minutes to sit quietly, look back on the past 12 months, and very honestly notice the blessings and the learnings? In this episode, I share how to harness the magic of putting pen to paper, to make room for new epiphanies to fuel this new season. P.S. If you’re looking for a safe, guided, and magical way to grow your confidence in 2024, I am working on something that can help. DM with the words “Quiet Warrior” on Instagram or email me to get the details and find out if it's a good fit for you. Instagram: @serenalow_quietwarriorcoach Email: info@serenalow.com.au Whenever you're ready, here's how I can support you: Book a 30-minute callOrder my inspirational bookQuiet Women CircleIntroverts Around the WorldThis episode was edited by Aura House Productions

Duration:00:09:21

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39. How to juggle the conflict between being a "good Asian mum" and the parent your children need

12/17/2023
As parents, we want the best for our children, but how do we know when our expectations are reasonable, or if we are projecting inherited patterns and beliefs from our own upbringing, including our childhood trauma? I have played guide, observer, counsellor and mentor to my children over the years, and there are many times I have got it wrong: This episode looks frankly and honestly at six areas through a compassionate, values-based and trauma-informed lens: Navigating Parental ExpectationsChallenges of Conforming to ExpectationsThe Importance of Connection and CommunicationSupporting Our Children’s Journey of Self-DiscoveryReevaluating Parental ExpectationsGiving Grace, Supporting Growth Here’s how I can support you further: Book a 30-minute call to discover how you can leverage your Quiet Achiever strengths and traits to become a Quiet Warrior in 12 weeksNeed a gift idea? Order my inspirational bookMeet fellow introverts for specially curated outings around Melbourne: Quiet Women Circle (women-only) and Introverts Around the WorldThis episode was edited by Aura House Productions

Duration:00:15:24

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38. I need more clarity!

12/3/2023
What’s one of the most common catchphrases of people who are stuck? “I need more clarity!” If I have more clarity, I will know what the next step is. I will know what to do, and I will know how to go about doing it. That’s what I thought and did for decades. Until I realized I’d got the order wrong. Clarity comes after you take action. It is only when we move towards our goal in faith, in trust, not in a passive way, but in an active, trusting way, faithful, full of faith, believing that magic can happen, that clarity reveals itself. We do ourselves a disservice when we need to have everything lined up in order, perfectly laid out in sequence so that we can step elegantly from one stepping stone to the next, because life is not linear and transformation is not linear It comes when we least expect it, but it also comes when we prepare for it. The important thing is to keep going, to keep discovering for yourself and keep exploring what else is out there. And so there is this delicate dance that goes on between surrendering and trusting, and also taking inspired and consistent action every day. Here’s how I can support you further: Book a Quick Win coaching session and solve a specific problem in under an hourMeet fellow introverts for specially curated outings in and around Melbourne: Quiet Women Circle (women-only) and Introverts Around the WorldGet introvert inspiration on instagram: @serenalow_quietwarriorcoach Find out how I help quiet achievers grow into Quiet Warriors This episode was edited by Aura House Productions

Duration:00:08:18

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37. How to put yourself out there as an introvert (with Nancy Yang)

11/19/2023
Two ideas that have inspired Nancy: Nancy’s journey to being more outspoken Career progression is seldom linear Why is it that when put on the spot, the words don’t come? Why psychological safety is essential for introverts How do we overcome the tendency to overthink and criticize ourselves How to counter the tendency to ask “What if?” and imagine the worst-case scenario Being a perfectionist is not unique to introverts How can introverts be their authentic selves when speaking and communicating Flipping “What if” to a positive reframe: What if I engage the audience really well? How do introverts speak up and get noticed in meetings at work? References: Nancy Yang, The Nine Secrets of a Social and Confident Introvert About Nancy Yang: Nancy helps introverts with Asian background communicate assertively with confidence and build a strong social network. Connect with Nancy: https://linktr.ee/nancyyangbiz This episode was edited by Aura House Productions

Duration:00:41:43

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36. Celebrate and embrace the gifts of creativity (with Natalia Walker)

11/5/2023
My guest for this episode was Natalia Walker, founder of Inner Creative. Here’s what I learned from our conversation: Self-reflection prompts to guide your creative journey: About Natalia Walker: Natalia provides accountability and mindset shift support to help you create a kinder and creative way of being. Her business Inner Creative is all about empowering you to harness your creativity and inner wisdom, so you can create a life or business that feels more inspired and authentic to you – to live and work to your fullest potential! Natalia’s website: https://innercreative.com.au/ Natalia’s Instagram: https://innercreative.com.au/instagram/ This episode was edited by Aura House Productions

Duration:00:43:32

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35. Rediscover your inner playfulness

10/22/2023
If you’ve ever felt defeated by the blank page while trying to be creative, this episode is for you. Why is it so much harder for us as adults to be creative and playful compared to our children? When was the last time you felt truly relaxed, free, and unconscious of the need to get it right? When did you forget how to be playful and to have fun? Tune in for my tips on how to release the need for perfection and the incessant nagging of our inner critic. It’s time to reconnect to the part of you that knows how to express yourself authentically, who enjoys making things for the fun of it, who is not attached to the outcome. Here’s how I can support you further: Quick Win coaching sessionQuiet Women CircleIntroverts Around the World This episode was edited by Aura House Productions

Duration:00:14:17

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34. People call me boring: what should I do?

10/8/2023
Do people tell you that you’re boring? Before being too quick to assume they are right (or wrong!), let’s use this as an opportunity to reflect. The key to being interesting is ENTHUSIASM. Here’s how I can support you further: LinkedInQuiet Women CircleIntroverts Around the WorldGlobal Introvert Network This episode was edited by Aura House Productions

Duration:00:11:04

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33. Give and receive feedback without overthinking it

9/24/2023
Feedback is a word that can trigger the overthinker in us, whether we’re the one giving the feedback, or the one receiving it. Being asked to give feedback can feel like one more cognitive task to add to an already lengthy to-do list. But what if you could ask yourself a different question? Here’s how I can support you further: LinkedInQuiet Women CircleIntroverts Around the WorldGlobal Introvert Network This episode was edited by Aura House Productions

Duration:00:11:21

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32. How to manage facilitator fatigue as an introvert and HSP

9/10/2023
If you’re an introvert and/or highly sensitive person (HSP) and also a facilitator, trainer, or educator who works with groups, you may find yourself completely drained at the end of a day of delivering workshops and talking to people. How do you manage your energy reserves so you can bring your best when you’re at work? Here’s what I’ve learned: Here’s how I can support you further: LinkedInQuiet Women CircleIntroverts Around the WorldGlobal Introvert NetworkThis episode was edited by Aura House Productions

Duration:00:10:45

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31. Seven lessons from my Quiet Warrior journey

8/27/2023
Becoming a Quiet Warrior is a lifelong endeavour. One does not become brave overnight, but one challenge, one setback, one yes (or no) at a time. Here are some ways I am cultivating the traits of courage, openness, strength, and agility. LESSON 1: Tend to my own inner landscape first, so I can be the best parent to my children. LESSON 2: Cherish my friends. LESSON 3: Create new connections, one person at a time. LESSON 4: Keep learning. Keep growing. LESSON 5: Listen to my intuition. It already knows the right answers. LESSON 6: Treasure my health. It is my most valuable resource. LESSON 7: Stay connected to my why and my purpose. Here’s how I can support you further: LinkedInQuiet Women CircleIntroverts Around the WorldThis episode was edited by Aura House Productions

Duration:00:08:08