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Life by Design not Default Podcast by 83/38 Collective

By Life By Design Not Default by 83/38 Collective
We know you are a business owner, but we know that you are so much more. We love to ask our guests about their journey, their lessons, and dive deep into their knowledge and expertise. We ask each guest the motto they live by and how they have created a life by design, and not default. We are helping women design their best lives.
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Ep: 6 - The Ridiclous Unrealistic Expectations with Michelle Mercier with the "Life by Design not Default" Podcast by the 83/38 Collective

Life by Design not Default Podcast by 83/38 Collective

Ep: 6 - The Ridiclous Unrealistic Expectations with Michelle Mercier with the "Life by Design not Default" Podcast by the 83/38 Collective

Life by Design not Default Podcast by 83/38 Collective

Ep: 55 - How to embrace your awesome, even if you are an introvert! Guest: Jacqueline Shaulis - Life by Design Not Default Podcast
"The Excitable Introvert" Jacqueline Shaulis guides introverted women of color to get seen, heard, and respected by embracing their AWESOME! Despite a challenging yet accomplished upbringing, she's becoming an international speaker, global bestselling author, and advisor and mentor to Fortune 500 executives...all while honoring her introversion. Connect with Jacqueline:
January 19, 2022
Ep: 54 - Trauma, Boundaries and Fears, Oh My! with Terri Kozlowski - Life by Design Not Default Podcast
Native American Terri Kozlowski is a certified life coach, blogger, the author of "Raven Transcending Fear," and founder of Soul Solutions. She specializes in empowering women by teaching them to set personal boundaries, reframe the stories they tell themselves, overcome their fears, and push past their limiting beliefs.  Part memoir, part self-help guide, Terri’s book is a raw and personal story of diving deep into childhood trauma, dealing with the terror before ultimately getting comfortable with fear and transcending it. On her successful podcast and YouTube channel Soul Solutions, she delves into the soul and offers bite-sized takeaways for controlling our egos and emotions.   Terri holds a BS in Social Science, has written for Thrive Global and Medium, appeared on over 45 podcasts and has spoken to groups from 5 to 600. She has helped over 1500 people with her hard-earned wisdom.  Terri lives in Woodstock, GA, with her husband and pampered chihuahua Lelu. Connect with Terri:
January 05, 2022
Ep: 53: What manifestation is and what it isn't with Bernadette Gold - Life by Design Not Default Podcast
Bernadette Gold is a Transpersonal Leadership Coach, facilitating rapid breakthroughs in consciousness to create ethical leadership and personal mastery. She is a Spiritual Intelligence expert helping powerful people with a big mission unlock their untapped potential to achieve their biggest goals and create a massive impact in the world. Bernadette has helped tens of thousands of clients worldwide since 2000, and has been a successful entrepreneur since 1998. She has never settled for the ordinary. She demands excellence in work, life and has created an extraordinary life for herself and her clients. Connect with Bernadette: 
December 29, 2021
Ep: 52 - Want to write a book? Learn how our guest is encouraging more black authors to get their books published, with Catyra Polland Life by Design Not Default Podcast
CaTyra Polland, M.A. is the CEO/Founder of Love for Words (an editing boutique for writers and authors), an 8x published author, certified, international editor, and speaker. She is also the creator and hostess of Editor Knows Best, an international podcast for writers and authors. CaTyra is an alumna of the University at Buffalo and the University at Albany. She has several accolades including Rochester Business Journal Forty Under 40 honoree, a national Point of Light honoree, a Rochester Chamber IGNITE Award Finalist and a WDKX Women for Women Inspiring Woman. CaTyra enjoys traveling, going to concerts, slam poetry, and going to the beach. Yes; Love for Words, an editing boutique.
December 22, 2021
Ep: 51 - How to harness your intuition with Stephanie Zito. Life by Design not Default Podcast
A highly regarded Intuitive Soul Purpose Coach, speaker and author, Stephanie Zito helps people across the globe discover and realize their best lives with both purpose and passion. In her role she’s worked with personal clients and numerous corporations, including AT&T, Park Hyatt Hotels, US Peace Corps and Sesame Street Research, leading teambuilding, conflict resolution, and wellness programs. Additionally she’s the founder and host of the podcast “This Passionate Life,” sharing her knowledge and insights on compassionate communication and finding your life’s purpose. Connect with Stephanie:
December 15, 2021
Ep: 50 - The lessons involved with Getting Back Up after you fall down, with Lillian Victoria - Life by Design Not Default Podcast by 83/38 Collective
In this episode, we are chatting with Lillian Victoria. She is an Entertainment Executive turned High-Performance Coach. She works with high achievers that have experienced loss to help them see a clear path to their goals and turn them into reality. Elaine and Lillian discuss what it's like to fall down and get back up. Lots of life lessons included in this episode.  Connect with Lillian:
December 08, 2021
Ep: 49 - Unlocking your ability to heal - with Tiffani Patlan - Life by Design Not Default Podcast by 83/38 Collective
In this episode, we are talking with Tiffani Patlan, a Self-healing Trauma Specialist and bestselling author of "Unlocking Your Ability to Heal." She helps female trauma survivors of abuse who are eager to reclaim their power and rebuild a life worth loving and living by identifying root causes to heal. She uses a holistic approach that focuses on the mind, body and soul to create a legacy of real life-long change in all areas of life. Connect with Tiffani:
December 01, 2021
Ep: 48 - The 3 types of personas in business with Pauline Malubay - Life by Design not Default Podcast
Pauline's Bio: I am a certified digital business strategist on a mission to empower women through entrepreneurship. When volunteering in Africa I witnessed how a chance to build a business empowers women, and this insight stuck with me. I wanted to empower women. I've lived with anxiety my whole life - woman of colour, child of an immigrant, high-achiever - and it was crippling me. Then I faced an ultimatum, took a leap of faith into entrepreneurship, and found my anxiety appeased: I was in control and OWNING my life. I've empowered myself. I now help women become free and wealthy entrepreneurs. I use my background in Big Tech and start-ups to help them build and scale businesses, and own their CEO role without sacrificing their time and sanity. Connect with Pauline:
November 24, 2021
Ep: 47 - Happy 1 Year Anniversary of the Life By Design Not Default Podcast!
In this special episode, we are doing a recap of some of our most impactful guests. We love getting messages from you all about our episodes, so keep them coming!  We hope you enjoy our recap of most impactful guests, and we are excited to share this anniversary with you! We look forward to another year of impactful and fun guests on our show!  Thank you for all of your support! 
November 17, 2021
Ep: 46 - What marketing IS and what it IS NOT with Melanie Herschorn - Life by Design Not Default Podcast
Melanie Herschorn wants to make your book and brand sparkle online. As a content marketing strategist for women coaches and speakers worldwide, she’s on a mission to support and empower her clients to create clear messaging and content that shines a light on their individual experience, skillset, and books. With her unique combination of entrepreneurship, award-winning journalism and PR experience, Melanie guides her clients to attract and nurture leads and position themselves as industry experts. She also loves to provide content marketing tips on her podcast VIP Access and in her Facebook group Sparkles and Strategy. Connect with Melanie:
November 10, 2021
Ep: 45 - Taming your Triggers with Francine Tirrell. Life by Design Not Default Podcast by 83/38 Collective
Francine Tirrell is a heart centered intuitive coach and energy healer who helps entrepreneurs and businesswomen create freedom from overwhelm and learn to bring more joy into their lives. She has spent over 15 years as a corporate leader and business owner and uses her intuition, training, and experience to help busy women release the illusion of control, fear, and self-sabotage. She helps them start living from their heart and not their head and shows them how to get out of their own way and shine as their true authentic self to own their value, purpose, and fun. She teaches them that ‘It is time to look at who you are being and not what you are doing’. Knowing the secret to this is how her clients create true and lasting joy and ease personally and professionally. Connect With Francine:
October 21, 2021
Ep: 44 with Traci Warren and Life by Design Not Default Podcast
Traci Warren is a former top leader in multiple direct sales companies, and upon seeing the value in hiring a life and leadership coach to help her create fulfilment in top business and sales positions, she hired not one but three coaches. It made such an impact on her and her team that she decided to become a coach herself and build her private practice. UNcoached is the result of having turned everything she learned on its head and finally embracing more aligned strategies to attain both success in business as well as fulfilment and flow as a wife and mom of 4. She now takes women through a complete inner overhaul (body, mind, spirit) in her signature program, CEOFlo. Connect with Traci:
October 13, 2021
Ep: 43 - Maintaining your authenticity in your branding and speaking with Michelle Teague - Life by Design Not Default Podcast with 83/38 Collective
Our guest is Michelle Teague, speaker, trainer, and coach from A Teague of Your Own.  She helps you lead to succeed, communicate to elevate, and build teams to fulfill dreams.  The mother of two adult children, Michelle lives in Mount Pleasant, PA with her husband Jim and their dog Molly. Connect with Michelle: 
October 06, 2021
Ep: 42 - Learn to love the roller-coaster of Entrepreneurship with Suzanne Tregenza Moore - Life by Design not Default Podcast with 83/38 Collective
Suzanne Tregenza Moore knows all-to-well how living the entrepreneurial roller coaster feels. She’s committed to stop women from playing Whack-a-Mole with To-Do lists while instead focusing on bringing revenue into their businesses using strategy, marketing, technology, delegation, and mindset. Her clients describe her as “invaluable,” a “gentle butt-kicker,” and say she’s helped them to “unleash their vision.” A Jersey girl, born and bred, Suzanne and her husband Kevin now call the South Shore of Massachusetts home with their two sons and mini-labradoodle daughter named Lily. She recently launched her first book, Hang on Tight! Learn to Love the Roller Coaster of Entrepreneurship. Connect with Suzanne: Get her book:
September 29, 2021
Ep: 41 - Being a Beautiful BadAss with Chrysta Bairre - Life by Design Not Default Podcast by 83/38 Collective
Chrysta Bairre is a dynamic keynote speaker and author of the book, Beautiful Badass: How To Believe In Yourself Against The Odds. Chrysta has presented to audiences of 30 - 300+ at Ignite Denver, Boulder Startup Week, Fort Collins Startup Week, Northern Colorado Women’s Small Business Conference, General Assembly Denver, Polkadot Powerhouse Celebration, Aurora Chamber of Commerce Women In Business, and more than 100 other events and organizations.  Chrysta is also the founder of She Goes High, a 1,000+ member women’s leadership community for introverts in Northern Colorado.  She is a 2016 and 2017 participant and facilitator of Larimer County Women of the Year program.  Her book, Beautiful Badass: How to Believe in Yourself Against the Odds, shares stories and lessons from overcoming poverty and depression in this guide for women who want to take command of their destinies and no longer fall prey to the hardships and setbacks that previously defined them. Connect with Chrysta:
September 01, 2021
Ep: 40 - Relationships are Everything with Kimberly Koste and Life by Design Not Default Podcast by 83/38 Collective
Kimberly Koste, relationship coach and founder of Heart of the Matter Coaching, helps professional women create deeply connected, authentic relationships that last.  Kimberly is the proud mom to an ah-mazing 19-year-old young man. She plays tennis, LOVES to travel, even virtually, and is fluent in ASL. She believes that relationships are everything because everything is a relationship, and loves to help her clients get big breakthroughs and fast results with her no judgment, direct approach. Connect with Kimberly:
August 25, 2021
Ep: 39 - How to be more inclusive in your business with River Lightbearer and 83/38 Collective - Life By Design Not Default Podcast
River Lightbearer is your friendly neighborhood nonbinary compassionate catalyst. For years, they have been on their own journey of healing and connecting with their inner power. Throughout their life, they've been supported by Shiva, Pietkela, and their other guides, beings who have worked with me since childhood and even in previous lifetimes. Through this work River has gained tools and skills that have brought them growth and healing, and they're thrilled to share their gifts with others who are seeking to embrace their inner power and create a more beneficial life. Connect with River: 
August 19, 2021
Ep: 38 - "Be Savage, Never Average" with Denise Oster - Life by Design Not Default Podcast by 83/38 Collective
Denise Oster is a Peak Performance Coach and has spent her career in thought leadership and working within the human development field. Through a paradigm shift in new behavioral patterns, she has helped women create new habits that transcend to financial freedom and wealth. Her experience helping women ignite their Inner Truth and her own personal deep self-examination is what lead her to the creation of the book Inhale Abundance Exhale Bullshit by DOC Consulting, the first consulting firm created and tailored specifically for women. After speaking with her you and doing the HEART work (not the hard work) you will forever.....BE SAVAGE NEVER AVERAGE! Connect with Denise:
August 11, 2021
Ep: 37 - Unlocking the Gifts of the Inner Self with Tracey Whittet - Life by Design Not Default by 83/38 Collective
Tracey Leigh Whittet resides in Santa Fe, NM in the Land of Enchantment. Tracey is a co-author of The Magi Within: Unlocking the Gifts of the Inner Self available on You can receive a FREE copy of the eBook by going to She has trained in many energy healing modalities and now offers unique energy clearing sessions, a result of integrating years of working with individuals and modalities. Her unique gift allows a co-creative experience where spirit guides the session. When she shares what she sees and hears, an alchemical clearing occurs without needing to know the story. Clearing wounds and disconnects, known or unknown, is the basis of the clearing. The advanced clearings can change people’s lives. She is a Certified Spiritual Healer and Ordained Minister, Reiki Master, Access Consciousness Bars® and Body Facilitator, Creative Wellness Instructor, Divine Healing Hands Practitioner, Theta Healing Practitioner, Yuen Method, Healing Touch, etc. But most importantly her unique, intuitive, and purified connection to Source, Creator, God/Goddess of All-That-Is does the work; Tracey just facilitates. Tracey helps people who desire to remove energetic blockages to heal through her empowering integrative energy method. Tracey is located in Santa Fe, NM and offers in-person sessions or Zoom sessions. You may schedule a session online at
August 06, 2021
Ep: 36 - How to stand out in your industry with Elaine and Paige - Life by Design Not Default by 83/38 Collective
In this dynamic duo episode, you will hear Elaine and Paige share their best practices when it comes to running their businesses. How to be more visible, choosing what route to take, and how to truly stand out in your industry.  Learn more about Elaine: - (Get your Free Gift of the Speedy Launch Starter Kit!) - Access the Vault and sign up for our Monthly Workshops every 2nd Wednesday of the month  Follow:  Learn more about Paige:  Follow:
July 29, 2021
Ep: 35 - Adopting Radical Self Love with Dr. Angela Marick - Life by Design Not Default Podcast by 83/38 Collective
Bio for Dr. Angela Marick: I coach women leaders to transform her ‘this is nice’ business into her RED HOT passion through radical self love.My background as a business owner, chiropractor, author, life coach, and personal journey has given my incredible experience to hold this sacred space. My background started out relatively ‘traditionally’ with receiving my B.S. in Nutrition from Cornell University in 1999 and went on to get my Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2003 from Palmer College of Chiropractic where I graduated valedictorian.  I founded White Rose Family Chiropractic in 2010 and successfully sold the practice to my successor in April ’19.  In 2018, I authored a book, “Beauty in the Brokenness: One Woman’s Voice” which chronicled my journey with her late, first husband, Josh. I have travelled the world and have aspirations to raise the bar for women in business, everywhere, by owning her authentic wholeness. I currently reside in York, PA and enjoy life’s twists and turns with my beloved husband Connect with Angela: Check out her Podcast:
July 21, 2021
Ep: 34 - Protect and Replenish yourself and your intuition with Barbra Portzline and 83/38 Collective by Life by Design not Default Podcast
Dr. Barbra Portzline, is the President at Organizational Rebel LLC, the co-developer of the P6 Assessment, and the creator of Sherot® Oracle Cards. Her clients have achieved such results as launching signature programs, turning side hustles into profitable businesses, increasing long term revenue over 30%, successfully launching product lines, and transition from nearly shutting down their business to becoming profitable. Additionally, she has determined return on investments for her corporate clients and saved corporations hundreds of thousands of dollars. After realizing her psychic and intuitive gifts Barbra now incorporates a combination of her extensive organizational development experience and her gift of intuition to help clients generate more leads, convert them to clients for life and action their soul purpose into a sustainable company aligned with their vision. Her work supports a cross-discipline, integrated approach to strategy, which is like no other. Connect with Barbra Portzline:
July 14, 2021
Ep: 33 - Content Strategy Tips from Elaine and Paige - Life by Design not Default Podcast with 83/38 Collective
Catch up with Elaine and Paige in this duo episode! We are dropping lots of tips and ideas in this episode so be sure to have a notebook handy! 
July 07, 2021
Ep: 32 - Autonomy of Entrepreneurship with Molly Knoderer and Deanna Shaat of Legacy Concierge - Life by Design not Default Podcast
When you work with Legacy Concierge Services' Elder Care Advisors you will have access to 40 years of knowledge and expertise in senior care services. We will do a comprehensive assessment to understand your current situation and what services may be needed to support your independence and dignity either at home or in a Senior Living community. In this podcast episode, we are talking about the power of saying YES, and the importance of how to treat your clients like human beings, not tasks and checkboxes.  Connect with Molly and Deanna:
June 16, 2021
Ep: 31 - Building Healthy Habits that Stick with Katy Chryst. Life by Design not Default Podcast by 83/38 Collective
As a certified Health & Life Coach with a master’s degree in Recreational Studies and Body Image Perception, Katy helps burn out women who are struggling with their weight and energy create a total body transformation by ditching the diet & over-exercising mentality. She’s a daughter of a college football coach with a passion to encourage individuals to take empowered ownership of their lives by focusing on their daily habits. By the end of working with Katy, clients have different rituals, different habits, and feel totally transformed in their bodies... and what Katy aims towards is not some quick-fix diet, but rather making those changes last. Connect with Katy:
June 09, 2021
Ep 30: How to make more money with our guest Susan Glusica with Life by Design not Default by 83/38 Collective
Meet Susan Glusica.  Her bio: I am the UNRIVALED REALIZER. I am known for humanizing the fastest path to inviting in and receiving more money because I am a stand for UNAPOLOGETIC PROSPERITY. What I want for myself I want for everyone! My clients expand their prosperity, generosity and legacy…WITHOUT more bandwidth, working longer/harder, or inconsistent results. After 20 years in the “corporate cubicle” side of the financial services industry, I had a crisis of legacy and could no longer see my impact in the world. I wanted proximity with clients. I wanted to make a bigger, bolder difference in my life and the lives of others. After 8 years on the client-facing side, I realized, no matter their income level, the biggest money challenge people face is being unaware how to keep, give and grow more so they can be, do and have more. In 2018, I founded Unrivaled Realizations LLC and created my signature group coaching program, Money Realities & Realizations. Through my discovery of the 7 Money Realities, I created a powerfully practical method for attracting and realizing more money. In 2019 I innovated a quick results program to add $8K+ to your bank account in 30 days or sooner. In 2020 I added 90-minute Money Innovation Sessions to quickly identify top 3 ways to add $3K+ to your life. I am a multi-time international best-selling author, a Certified Speaker by Women’s Prosperity Network (WPN) , Leader of WPN’s Orange County Chapter 2016-2018, and member, Polka Dot Powerhouse – Diamonds (2020-1). Connect with Susan:
June 02, 2021
Ep: 29 - Lia Valencia Key "Your predicament does not determine your destiny" {Level Up to Scale Up Keynote Speaker} by 83/38 Collective
Lia Valencia Key “Never leave the house without wearing your sparkling earrings, they will serve as reminders of the light within.” Those are words Lia Valencia Key’s mother would always say to her. Lia lost her mother at an early age but those beautiful words never left Lia’s heart. Raised in very humble beginnings in a super-impoverished neighborhood of Philadelphia, Lia Valencia Key lived in a homeless shelter with her mother, sister, and brother. Even in such dark times her mom told her, "your predicament does not determine your destiny." She encouraged Lia to never leave the house without wearing her sparkling earrings, because they would serve as reminders of the light within. Lia went on to rise above her challenges by Radiating Light obtaining a Bachelor's Degree in Business, Master's Degree in Education, a Cosmetology Instructor's License, becoming a Global Hair & Makeup Artist, received a United States Patent, then onward to create VALENCIA KEY JEWELRY company. Wearable JOY that symbolizes ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE, If You Can BELIEVE IT, You Can Achieve It! Created to inspire and unlock the bravery and light within. Lia's VALENCIA KEY JEWELRY, launched on QVC, one of the largest television shopping networks in the World. With the Power of Believing Lia went From homelessness to inspiring through jewelry in over 100 Million homes. Big Dreams continue to come true, VALENCIA KEY Jewelry has Recently been featured in OPRAH Magazine 2020 Favorite Things Issue, Jamie Kern Lima founder of IT Cosmetics brought Lia to appear on the Mel Robbins Show and Speak on the stage with Brendon Burchard, Ed Mylett, Dean Graziosi, Toni Robbins and more to over 216k attendees at Jamie Kern Lima’s BECOMING UNSTOPPABLE BELIEVE IT book launch Lia reaches back to where she comes from donating & educating women in homeless shelters on the Keys to Light, how to rise up out of rough environments. Lia is a living example that all things are possible by rooting the power of choosing joy and radiating light. Connect with Lia:
May 26, 2021
Ep: 28 - Building a Business with Heart with Karissa Patterson - Life by Design Not Default Podcast by 83/38 Collective
Karissa Patterson started Button Babes Cleaning in 2015... as a single mom of 3 kids she needed to create a job that worked around her kids schedules...with just 2 clients, a hope and a prayer, she took a leap and quit her job to clean full time. Within 45 days she was completely booked and hired another single mom to help...since then the business has grown to a team of 16! Karissa shared that the first year in business, they did $60,000 in revenue... the company saw 300% growth in their second year and has grown over 25% consistently every year since. While numbers are important, what truly sets Karissa and her team apart is their HEART for their clients and our community. Connect with Karissa: Course for Growing your Cleaning Company:
May 19, 2021
Ep: 27 - Why active Listening is Key with Martina Magic - LIfe by Design Not Default Podcast by 8338 Collective
Martina's growth journey started 7 years ago when her daughter was 2 years old. She discovered the power of coaching and started implementing the knowledge into her professional and private life. Now she's helping mums who want to be more than a parent to find courage and confidence to create a life where they feel happy and independent. Because the truth is, as we are not able to see our blind spots, we tend to oversee how powerful and capable we are. Connect with Martina:
May 12, 2021
Ep: 26 - How kindness influences your Business with Jill Lublin - Life by Design Not Default Podcast by 83/38 Collective
Jill Lublin is an international speaker on the topics of Radical Influence, Publicity, Networking, Kindness and Referrals.  She is the author of 4 Best Selling books including Get Noticed...Get Referrals (McGraw Hill) and co-author of Guerrilla Publicity and Networking Magic.  Her latest book, Profit of Kindness went #1 in four categories. Jill is a master strategist on how to position your business for more profitability and more visibility in the marketplace.  She is CEO of a strategic consulting firm and has over 25 years experience working with over 100,000 people plus national and international media.  Jill teaches a virtual Publicity Crash Course, and consults and speaks all over the world.  She also helps authors to create book deals with major publishers and agents, as well as obtain foreign rights deals.  Connect with Jill: Get a Free Gift here: and
May 05, 2021
Ep: 25 - A new personality type has emerged, it's called the Endotype Formula developed by Laura Hulleman. Life by Design Not Default Podcast by 83/38 Collective
Laura Hulleman, the creator of the Endotype Formula, is a powerful truth teller. She lives in Wisconsin with her two sons. Having been a solopreneur her whole life she has made almost every mistake in the book. A few years ago she even thought about giving up on her dream of business ownership and (gasp) going to get a JOB. Fortunately for us she didn't.  Instead she decided to rebuild her business, but this time differently. To build it for herself, around herself and based on her unique design. Take the quiz to find out your Endotype Formula here: Connect with Laura:
April 28, 2021
Ep: 24 - Making Hard Decisions in your Life and Business with Cyrina Talbott and 83/38 Collective: Life by Design not Default Podcast
As a Transformational Coach, Cyrina combines the powerful tool of Rapid Transformational Therapy, with coaching. Helping business owners and individuals understand how to navigate growth and obstacles. Your business is leading you to an amazing place- but you need to be ready for it. Her work focuses on mindset and inner healing. Bringing you scientifically proven techniques to get your subconscious on board with your goals. This allows you to rapidly overcome anxiety, overwhelm, self-doubt, and sabotage so that you can move to the next level of your life and business. Connect with Cyrina:                   
April 22, 2021
Ep: 23 - Healing the heart after Rejection with Victoria Finch; Life by Design Not Default Podcast by 83/38 Collective
Victoria Finch, The Heart Healer, is a Parallel Entrepreneur and Master Clinical Hypnotherapist. She teaches heart-centered professional women 40+ how to make more money and manage their life with more confidence, joy, and fulfillment at work and home. She is the Founder of the Soul Sister Success Circle a Global Network of Dynamic women who are serious about elevating their personal and business life. Victoria is a master at transforming and empowering others through her story telling, books, speaking, workshops, and master classes. Additionally, Victoria is a Master Practitioner of Emotional Freedom Techniques certified by the International Board of Coaches and Practitioners and The Complementary Therapists Accredited Association. She is also a Certified Cognitive Behavior Life Coach. Victoria has been in some dark places in her life. Despite growing up in a loving home, she never felt loved nor wanted. She carried that feeling throughout her life. Even though she excelled at her studies, won awards; she never felt good enough. Victoria went on a quest for self-acceptance and cracked the code a life of clarity, confidence, and connection. Her signature coaching program, 7-Steps to Showing up Fully Female in a Male World moves her clients forward in achieving their goals, stepping out of limiting beliefs, and showing up authentically. Victoria knows her purpose on earth is to heal the hearts of others that had accepted rejection as normal just as she had done. Connect with Victoria at
April 14, 2021
Ep: 22 - The power of writing and books with Mary Knippel. Life by Design Not Default Podcast by 83/38 Collective
Do you journal? Have you written a book? In this conversation, Mary Knipple shares how journaling has been therapeutic for her soul.  Mary E Knippel, Book Mentor, best-selling author, inspirational speaker, and founder of, is fiercely committed to guiding you to develop and promote your book into an expression of your unique voice and a powerful driver of business growth. Mary helps entrepreneurs create a foundation and a vision to share their distinctive message. She is someone who believes passionately in her clients and helps them polish their words until their message sparkles and shines! Visit her website for writing tips and to schedule your Write Your Book-Grow Your Business Strategy Session.
April 07, 2021
Ep: 21 - Shift your energy and Find your Spark with Fidel Forde - Life by Design Not Default Podcast with 83/38 Collective
WOW! You are going to be blown away by all of the amazing and insightful conversation had in this episode. Fidel never disappoints.  Fidel Forde is the guy that you call to ignite your spark and achieve more than you think is possible. He works with men, women, heart-centered entrepreneurs to embody their next level - create sustainable success and have more energy, impact, and the life-business-body they desire without burnout or losing their spark. Fidel wears many hats; he is an influential motivational speaker, BodyMind Life and Empowerment coach, retreat leader, writer, massage therapist, and yoga teacher, working with a variety of individuals and organizations on the national and international level. He is also a proud military spouse and father of four children. He combines his diverse background, skill sets, and passion to maximize his impact, equipping others to have the mindset, motivation, and momentum they need to SPARK. Connect with Fidel at 
April 01, 2021
Ep: 20 - Foundations for a Successful Business Partnership - Life by Design Not Default Podcast by 83/38 Collective
Melissa Burgio and Kelly Murphy Owners of Murgio Enterprises, LLC (fka Virtually Focused Media), a full-service virtual support agency specializing in working with OVERWHELMED coaching and service-based BOSSES looking to RISE in INFLUENCE in their industry, they decided to blend their brilliance and stop growing two separate businesses after realizing that they had something pretty magical that they could grow together.
March 24, 2021
Ep: 19 - Evict the Excuses with Elaine and Paige - Life by Design Not Default Podcast by 83/38 Collective
Just coming off of a retreat, Elaine and Paige share their favorite experiences from the weekend and talk about "Evicting the Excuses".  Learn more about the No Excuses Network here: 
March 18, 2021
Ep: 18: The power of choices with Elaine and Paige, Life by Design Not Default Podcast by 83/38 Collective
In this episode, Elaine and Paige and talking about choices + we have a HUGE Announcement to make!  Hope you enjoy this episode! 
March 09, 2021
Ep: 17 - How to avoid Burnout with Chris Vasiliadis. LIfe by Design Not Default Podcast by 83/38 Collective
Chris Vasiliadis inspires people to use their well-being as their secret weapon to successfully lead their life. As a speaker, author, and owner of her business, Priority Wellness, she specializes in helping stressed and depleted professional women to energize their health, strengthen their resilience, and put systems of sanity in place, so they can perform at their best on what matters most without burning themselves out. Chris is also the author of Ignition: A Professional Woman’s Guide to Energized, Burnout-Proof Living.  While being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis indirectly led Chris to becoming a health coach and founding Priority Wellness in 2008, she has been relapse-free for over 14 years. She describes herself as a “recovering Type-A personality.” Connect with Chris at:  Website: Facebook: Get a copy of her book here
March 03, 2021
Ep: 16- "Turn your mess into your message" with Susan Ackerman. Life by Design Not Default by 83/38 Collective
Susan Ackerman is a wife to Jim, Mom to Tanya, Nicole, Heather and Jennifer, and Grandma to Aleese and Austen.  She is a passionate entrepreneur who has made it her purpose and her mission to help women discover their confidence and their voice.  She is a two time best selling author and founder of Rising Across America – a business that allows women to tell their stories in a safe and empowering environment where they can not only be set free from the limited beliefs that hold them back but they can also inspire others to do the same.  She is a Direct Sales Leader whose biggest mission is to help women find their passion in building their own businesses and creating a life they love.  She loves reading, personal growth, and traveling. Connect with Susan: (website launching March 1st)  Email:  Facebook Page:
February 24, 2021
Ep: 15: "Bookends to your Day" with Guest Heidi Bodenheimer and Life by Design Not Default Podcast with 83/38 Collective
Heidi Bodenheimer is a seasoned Integrative Behavioral Health & Wellness coach and fitness professional.  She owns Heidi Bodenheimer Health Coaching where she helps people get healthy in a fun, uncomplicated manner that is sustainable and results driven.  She is Certified through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and is a certified personal trainer, group exercise instructor, master trainer and mindset guru. Heid’s passion and mission is helping people live the best version of themselves by meeting her clients exactly where they are. Find Heidi at:  Website Facebook Instagram YouTube
February 17, 2021
Ep: 14- Who do you become in a crisis? Debra Woog joins us on the Life by Design Not Default Podcast with 83/38 Collective
Debra A. Woog (pronounced like “Vogue” magazine) is a Crisis Navigation Partner™ with 30+ years of experience as a leadership researcher, executive and advisor. Her career path has included conducting research at Harvard Business School, advising tech start-ups on People Strategy, and directing admissions and career development for the MIT dual-degree MBA program Leaders for Global Operations. She earned a B.A. in Psychology and American Studies from Wellesley College and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. She is a trained mediator and ombudsman. Connect with Debra:  Phone 781-646-5687 Email. Website. Social media.
February 10, 2021
Ep: 13 - How to "Stress Less" with Carlee Myers on the Life by Design Not Default Podcast, by 83/38 Collective
Carlee Myers is an expert at helping female leaders (think high achieving executives, business owners and managers) who feel overworked and exhausted find the peace and freedom they desire. As the founder of The Stress Less Company, Carlee has helped hundreds of professionals around the world take action to reduce stress through her educational and mentoring programs. She believes there is no-one-size-fits-all when it comes to stress management. Carlee Myers, a Diplomate of The American Institute of Stress, has had her work most recently featured in media outlets such as Parade, FOX 29, Good Day Philadelphia, The Maui News and Wholly Magazine. Connect with Carlee at  Facebook: Instagram: Apply for a complimentary Stress Assessment by clicking here.
February 04, 2021
Ep: 12: How to set the tone for the day using COLOR with Shirley Zaccheo by Life by Design Not Default with 83/38 Collective
Shirley Zaccheo is the CEO of You & Improved. She is an Image Consultant and Colorholic closet expert on a mission to invite people to see and experience the color that exists in and around us. With over 18 years of professional experience, Shirley works with clients to find their true colors and help them utilize color to reach their goals through image consultation, closet evaluation, shopping education, and color implementation. Connect with Shirley: LinkedIn: Facebook: Email:
January 29, 2021
Ep: 11 - How to be a Goal Digger, with Denise Grove. Life by Design Not Default Podcast by 83/38 Collective
Denise Grove is an award winning international speaker, coach, and consultant. She has a real zeal for life and passion for helping others. She is in the business of helping women get “unstuck”! She has the ability to speak to the heart of each person she works with whether through speaking, coaching, or consulting that results in lifelong change. Denise has spoken nationally and internationally for 10+ years. From small town Pennsylvania she is the mom of seven and has overcome many obstacles to achieve success. She teaches how to conquer self-limiting beliefs and how to set goals and achieve them for real life positive change. Connect with Denise at  Facebook: LinkedIn:
January 20, 2021
Ep: 10 - Inclusivity and Diversity in the Workplace with Otisa Eads "Life by Design Not Default Podcast" by 83/38 Collective
Otisa Eads is an HR and systems strategist and consultant, and she helps businesses create systems that optimize their business for growth and expansion. In addition, she loves creating strategies with startups, entrepreneurs or business owners who want to expand their choices with new aligned and effective solutions to problems in their business development. In her HR expertise, she specializes in creating recruitment strategies, onboarding systems and management trainings. She enjoys planning and executive employee engagement activities for her clients, and organizational culture, and inclusivity are topics she is most passionate about. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Business and a Bachelors of Arts from Murray State University. She's originally from Westport, Kentucky, but has been living in Colorado for the past five years. When she is not working, she is enjoying time in the mountains and hanging out with her dear friends.  You can find Otisa online at: Facebook: Instagram:
January 13, 2021
Ep: 9 - Break the Silence, End the Stigma - Mental Health with Jennifer Huber - Life by Design not Default, by 83/38 Collective
In this episode, we are getting deep into talking about mental health and the impact it has on families. What do you do when your child is harming themselves? How far will you go? We appreciate Jennifer for having this hard conversation with us and offering resources.  Her recommended resources: About Jennifer Huber: She has been a Mental Health Advocate for many years. Her passion is in educating, eliminating stigma, and helping families find appropriate resources for themselves and loved ones. She has had the honor of lobbying on Capitol Hill multiple times advocating for Mental Health initiatives. She created a Speakers Bureau of family members & clients that educates first responders, police, students & educators on who is affected and the cost of Mental Health today and has facilitated numerous family support groups. Connect with her at: Email her at:
January 06, 2021
Ep: 8 - HAPPY NEW YEAR! The story behind the name 83/38 Collective - Life by Design Not Default Podcast
Elaine and Paige dish on how we met, how we work together, and some juicy details about each of us.  Get a Free Enneagram Test here:  P.S. What do you think our favorite TV shows are? email us at and take a guess! 
January 01, 2021
Ep: 7 - Is your health holding you back? Guest Judy Hahn with Life by Design Not Default Podcast, by 83/38 Collective
Judy Hahn, a recovering sugar addict, emotional eater and someone who brought herself back from the brink of a nervous breakdown caused by the stress of her corporate job has always focused on serving others. Today, she is one of only 3000 National Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coaches and she did not stop there, she is also trained in Functional Medicine. Her passion is discovering the root cause of health issues holding high-performing executives back from attaining the success in business and in life that they desire.  Find Judy at Her email is  Follow her on Facebook: Connect with her on LinkedIn: Follow her on Instagram:
December 30, 2020
Ep: 6 - The Ridiclous Unrealistic Expectations with Michelle Mercier with the "Life by Design not Default" Podcast by the 83/38 Collective
Michelle Mercier is a business strategy coach and founder of the Surviving Entrepreneurship Community. Michelle is also the host of the Resilient Entrepreneur Podcast, which debuted on iTunes at number 15 in the entrepreneur category and cracked the top 100 in other countries across the globe. She has 20 plus years of corporate and professional experience, she has worked with a wide range of business, different businesses from nationally acclaimed nonprofits to major corporations like PayPal. Today, she primarily works with entrepreneurs and small to medium businesses to help them grow and maintain long term success. She loves leveraging her years of experience and expertise to help bring individuals and companies to the next level. Website:  Facebook Group: Surviving Entrepreneurship Podcast: Resilient Entrepreneur with Michelle @createhonesty 
December 23, 2020
Ep: 5 - "Pay Yourself First" with Chris Dyer. Life by Design Not Default Podcast by 83/38 Collective
Chris has a long list of cool life experience. We know her as Embellished Butterfly. But she is all about creativity. She has been a baker, she's worked in the fast food industry. She has been in the healthcare industry taking X-rays. She has been just an entrepreneur of many successful adventures, including her online sales business of 15 years. She also his super involved with group fitness and personal training for over 12 years. And she just has a lot of really great successes along her way.  Find Chris at:
December 17, 2020
Ep: 4 - Charging your Worth, Guest Jess Sato with 2 Smart Girls. Life by Design Not Default Podcast by 83/38 Collective
Why do women have such a hard time charging what they are worth? Men don't seem to have this problem. In this episode, we get right down to it! No holds barred conversation with our Guest Jess Sato of 2 Smart Girls. They help burned out corporate "yes girls" make the leap into entrepreneurship. Connect with Jess at Email:
December 10, 2020
Ep: 3: How can Music have a positive impact on our Children? with Samantha Foote - Life by Design not Default Podcast - by the 83/38 Collective
Samantha Foote, is the owner of Boise Music Therapy Company. She provides music therapy services (specifically with children and adults with developmental disabilities), Music Together classes, and parent education services. Her goal in her business is to help parents, adults, and children have better relationships.  Boise Music Therapy Company's mission is to strengthen, guide, and empower parents, children, and adults to develop emotional awareness, improve social skills, and gain effective coping skills resulting in improved peer relationships, increased family harmony, and a calmer & more relaxed demeanor. Learn more about Boise Music Therapy Company:
December 01, 2020
Ep: 2: How to tame the "joy-stealing dragons" in life and business with Linda Shively and the 83/38 Collective
Our guest Linda Shively, is a best-selling author, award-winning speaker, and neuroscience and mindset expert. She has presented across the country at places like the Harvard Club of Boston, the New York City Bar Association, Walmart, and Carnegie Hall. She has been a multiple-time guest and a host on cable television, featured in a feature-film with Winona Ryder and Jeff Daniels, and even performed at the Rose Bowl for over 90,000 people. After healing from an abusive marriage, and navigating the diagnosis and eventual death of her severely handicapped 3-year-old daughter, she found her way to bounce back and reclaim her joy in life. Today she helps successful women defeat the dragons in their life and elevate their joy to new levels. She has studied brain and mind function for over 30 years, earning a psychobiology degree from UCLA, she is a certified Master Life and Executive Coach, a Master Practitioner of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), a Master Hypnotherapist, and a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader. - Check us out!  Apply to be a guest on our podcast:
November 24, 2020
Ep: 1 - Leaving Corporate America - with guest Tamira Hamilton. "Life by Design Not Default Podcast" by 83/38 Collective
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Tamira Hamilton, is a coach, mentor, mother and friend. Tamira has over 20 years of sales, marketing and management experience in financial services and other industries. Tamira has coached and developed winning teams and promoted over 20 people in her career. This is accomplished by helping others perfect and duplicate simple daily methods of operation. We talked about leadership, corporate America, making the decision to LEAVE the security of that paycheck to become an entrepreneur.  You can learn more about Tamira at  Check out the 83/38 Collective and Become a Founding member today! 
November 19, 2020