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Be Bolder

By Lindsay Karas Stencel
Hosted by Lindsay Karas Stencel, venture capitalist and lawyer, who is always striving to Be Bolder. In this show she'll share her experiences with listeners on how living your authentic life will lead to success in life and business.

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If You Can't Track It, You Can't Change It
This week we are digging in a bit more in physical wellness and on using devices to better help track and make healthier changes in our life. If you don't have the data to help you make good decisions, we may lean too far in and overdo and then when needed, you'll know if you can put the pedal down. After all, your physical wellness effects your mental wellness, your spiritual wellness, and ultimately your financial wellness. Questions for Lindsay or want to share your story? Leave us a message at 614-706-6693 and you might hear it on a future episode. Follow us at @beboldercast on Instagram or visit us at thebolderlife.com for merch and more! Join us on Patreon to support Be Bolder and BOLDER, INC, a nonprofit that provides entrepreneurs, their startups, and teams with the tools to build a successful business, while prioritizing overall health and wellness. Your pledge supports BOLDER, Inc. bit.ly/bebolderpatreon
14:28
April 6, 2021
Whoop There It Is (Ft. Dr. Alex Hajduczok)
What happens when you combine science and data to better optimize recovery results? Well, you get a WHOOP. This week Lindsay and Danielle are joined by Dr. Alex Hajduczok to dig into fitness, burnout, and recovery, and how we can use wearable devices to better predict burnout and recovery in physicians, entrepreneurs, and for all types of jobs. Dr. Alex Hajduczok is a third-year internal medicine resident physician at Penn State Hershey in Pennsylvania. He will be joining the cardiology fellowship program at Thomas Jefferson in Philadelphia in July 2021, and is pursuing an academic career in Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant. He has used WHOOP to optimize training in CrossFit since 2017, and is a certified CrossFit Level-1 Trainer at CrossFit Gamma in Hershey, PA. In addition, he leads multiple clinical trials using the WHOOP device for various populations, including medical residents and heart failure patients. He is a huge Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres fan. Questions for Lindsay or want to share your story? Leave us a message at 614-706-6693 and you might hear it on a future episode. Follow us at @beboldercast on Instagram or visit us at thebolderlife.com for merch and more! Want to learn more about Dr. Hajduczok's studies with WHOOP? Check out the links below for his featured articles!  https://www.whoop.com/thelocker/doctors-heart-rate-saving-life-stress-icu/  https://news.psu.edu/story/632157/2020/09/16/research/researchers-use-wearable-device-measure-resident-wellness-prevent  https://www.menshealth.com/fitness/a35407564/crossfit-murph-workout-30-days-heart-rate-alex-hajduczok/ Join us on Patreon to support Be Bolder and BOLDER, INC, a nonprofit that provides entrepreneurs, their startups, and teams with the tools to build a successful business, while prioritizing overall health and wellness. Your pledge supports BOLDER, Inc. bit.ly/bebolderpatreon
42:37
March 30, 2021
Not All Humans are Trash
This week Lindsay shares why not all humans are trash. Sometimes the world seems like a dark place, but then someone or some thing can turn it all. She dives into the short episode this week on why we need to look for the light and good in our fellow humans. Questions for Lindsay or want to share your story? Leave us a message at 614-706-6693 and you might hear it on a future episode. Follow us at @beboldercast on Instagram or visit us at thebolderlife.com for merch and more! Join us on Patreon to support Be Bolder and BOLDER, INC, a nonprofit that provides entrepreneurs, their startups, and teams with the tools to build a successful business, while prioritizing overall health and wellness. Your pledge supports BOLDER, Inc. bit.ly/bebolderpatreon
12:55
March 23, 2021
It's Okay to Not Be Okay ft. Danielle Blount
It’s okay to not be okay. We say this phrase a lot, but it's important that we all believe it. This week Lindsay is joined again by Danielle Blount to dive a bit into their experiences with therapy, why it's important that people support you in your recovery, and why we as a society need to get rid of the stigma around mental health. If you need help, know you can always call the suicide prevention hotline at 800-273-8255. Questions for Lindsay or want to share your story? Leave us a message at 614-706-6693 and you might hear it on a future episode. Follow us at @beboldercast on Instagram or visit us at thebolderlife.com for merch and more! Join us on Patreon to support Be Bolder and BOLDER, INC, a nonprofit that provides entrepreneurs, their startups, and teams with the tools to build a successful business, while prioritizing overall health and wellness. Your pledge supports BOLDER, Inc. bit.ly/bebolderpatreon
22:35
March 16, 2021
Tribe Up
This week Lindsay is talking about why you need your tribe, your ride or dies. These are the people who know you best, challenge you to be better, and support you are your worst. Sometimes though, as you start to accelerate and vibrate higher, you might need to change your tribe, and that's okay. Listen in as we give a little love to some of our tribe too. Questions for Lindsay or want to share your story? Leave us a message at 614-706-6693 and you might hear it on a future episode. Follow us at @beboldercast on Instagram or visit us at thebolderlife.com for merch and more!
12:00
March 9, 2021
Mate Well
This week we are continuing our conversation on self care and building your best self, and part of that is picking the best partner for you in life. Lindsay shares a few missteps until she found the right one, but he's definitely a keeper, and they're quite the unstoppable force. Listen in as she dives into a bit why mating well is just as important to your self care and all the other hard work you've put in. Questions for Lindsay or want to share your story? Leave us a message at 614-706-6693 and you might hear it on a future episode. Follow us at @beboldercast on Instagram or visit us at thebolderlife.com for merch and more!
14:54
March 2, 2021
👏🏼 Let’s 👏🏼 Be 👏🏼 More 👏🏼 Selfish
This week Lindsay continues off of last week theme about improving work life balance and why we all need to be a bit more selfish. No, that does not mean being a jerk and screwing people over to get what you want, it means putting your needs first so that you can best serve yourself and those in your life. You can't serve others from an empty cup, we need to be better about making sure we are taking time to refill our own cup. Questions for Lindsay or want to share your story? Leave us a message at 614-706-6693 and you might hear it on a future episode. Follow us at @beboldercast on Instagram or visit us at thebolderlife.com for merch and more!
15:33
February 23, 2021
Ping Pong Tables Are Not Work Culture - Feat Danielle Blount
This week Lindsay is joined again by her Chief of Staff and producer, Danielle Blount, to break down why we need to rethink our dedication to the hustle culture. How as investors and entrepreneurs we can put ourselves and teams first while still creating great companies. They each share how they are recovering workaholics and giving up the hustle takes time and dedication. Questions for Lindsay or want to share your story? Leave us a message at 614-706-6693 and you might hear it on a future episode. Follow us at @beboldercast on Instagram or visit us at thebolderlife.com for merch and more!
39:43
February 16, 2021
Break Out of the Mold - Feat. Tricia Bell
This week Lindsay is joined by fellow attorney, Tricia Bell. Lindsay and Tricia discuss finally feeling comfortable in your skin, the work it takes to get there, and how you can to. You can continue to wait each year to wake up one day to finally feel like you made it, but as Tricia notes, you need to put in the work and time, let your inner self shine, and surround yourself with a great team. Tricia Bell has practiced law for over 17 years with experience ranging from law firms to government entities. Currently, Tricia is the General Counsel and V.P. of Strategic Risk Management for Principle Business Enterprises, Inc., a healthcare supply manufacturing company in the Toledo, Ohio area.  She has also taught Business Law and Effective Decision-Making classes as an Adjunct Professor. Tricia is a mother of three (Sophia, Collin and Joey), a wife, a daughter, a sister, enjoys OSU football, loves to travel, and reads a lot of Brene Brown, Adam Grant and Lysa TerKeurst (to keep learning about being her best self). Questions for Lindsay or want to share your story? Leave us a message at 614-706-6693 and you might hear it on a future episode. Follow us at @beboldercast on Instagram or visit us at thebolderlife.com for merch and more!
26:07
February 9, 2021
Let Your Sparkle Shine
This week Lindsay is building off her conversation last week with Celine Krzan in Episode 24 and diving a bit more into authenticity. What makes you authentic? It's more than just being smart or organized, those are table stakes. What really makes you, you? The key we learn this week is that it must be truly, boldly, you, or else people will pick up on it.  Questions for Lindsay or want to share your story? Leave us a message at 614-706-6693 and you might hear it on a future episode. Follow us at @beboldercast on Instagram or visit us at thebolderlife.com for merch and more!
15:47
February 2, 2021
What Makes You Magical & Strange - Feat. Celine Krzan
This week Lindsay is joined by Celine Krzan, whom she credits with helping to build to the "LKS" brand. They dive into where to start when building your brand, not being afraid to be your authentic self, and being okay with the embracing your strange beautiful self. Celine will share some great tidbits, so you might also want to bring a notebook for this episode. Celine Krzan is a PR, marketing, and content strategy specialist who has worked with startups and nonprofits across all industry sectors. Celine is a trained performer, bringing a unique perspective and innovative attitude to each team she works with. Questions for Lindsay or want to share your story? Leave us a message at 614-706-6693 and you might hear it on a future episode. Follow us at @beboldercast on Instagram or visit us at thebolderlife.com for merch and more!
24:53
January 26, 2021
Earn My Yes
We've gone through what you should do to prepare to set your goals, now as Lindsay returns from her own wintering, she's ready to share her goals for the new year. Lindsay, like many others spent a long time saying "yes" to everything, well that is changing this year. This year, Lindsay is starting at no, and people need to earn a yes. Listen this week and Lindsay shares how she got to here after her wintering reset. Questions for Lindsay or want to share your story? Leave us a message at 614-706-6693 and you might hear it on a future episode. Follow us at @beboldercast on Instagram or visit us at thebolderlife.com for merch and more!  
12:48
January 19, 2021
Your New Year's Resolution Will Probably Fail
In this episode Lindsay breaks down why your "new year, new me" will probably fail. Mostly due to the fact that you failed to prepare and relied on an arbitrary date on the calendar to set new goals. Listen in as Lindsay gives you a few different ways to avoid giving up on those goals and think about setting goals a bit differently. Questions for Lindsay or want to share your story? Leave us a message at 614-706-6693 and you might hear it on a future episode. Follow us at @beboldercast on Instagram or visit us at thebolderlife.com for merch and more!
17:58
January 12, 2021
Winter is Coming
Some may dread the dark long days of winter, but those of us who see it as a chance to slow down and prepare for the coming summer, it is a welcomed time. This week we discuss wintering and how taking this time now or whenever you really need it, to quiet your soul and reset before speeding up again.  Questions for Lindsay or want to share your story? Leave us a message at 614-706-6693 and you might hear it on a future episode. Follow us at @beboldercast on Instagram or visit us at thebolderlife.com for merch and more!
17:17
January 5, 2021
We Survived 2020! Bonus Episode
Well folks, we made it to the end of the 2020! To round out the year we bring you some highlights of our first 20 episodes. Cheers to 2021, it has to be better than 2020.  Episode Highlights: -1:45 - The Year of Carnage & Don't Lose Your Dinosaur -2:37 - Crying in the Syracuse Airport -3:07 - I Was Tired of Half Stepping (Feat. Calvin Cooper) -4:14 - Thick Thighs and Thin Patience -5:39 - It's So Much More Than About the Clothes (Feat. Elsa Isaac) -6:34 - What's the Next Mountain? (Feat. Michael Redd) -8:55 - Don't Let the Dark Days Win We'll see you in 2021 our Bolder friends! Until then, Be Bolder!
11:02
December 29, 2020
I Bring the Table
This week Lindsay's covering when it's okay to bring the confidence. Confidence isn't getting caught up in all the press or awards, no it's knowing when you fought for seat at the table, or hell you are bringing the whole table. Don't let people make you justify your work of why you're there. Enjoy the last full episode of 2020 and we'll see you in 2021!  Questions for Lindsay or want to share your story? Leave us a message at 614-706-6693 and you might hear it on a future episode. Follow us at @beboldercast on Instagram or visit us at thebolderlife.com for merch and more!
11:39
December 22, 2020
Startups and Darwinism
In this week's episode Lindsay is diving into Startup Darwinism. What makes some startups survive and others die off? Adaptability. Founders and in turn their teams must be able to adapt to the ever changing landscapes of startups in order to survive and ultimately become successful.  Questions for Lindsay or want to share your story? Leave us a message at 614-706-6693 and you might hear it on a future episode. Follow us at @beboldercast on Instagram or visit us at thebolderlife.com.
12:34
December 15, 2020
The Grittiest B***h I Know (Feat. Danielle Blount)
This week Lindsay is joined by Danielle Blount, who usually is the magic behind the computer of this show and also Lindsay's Chief of Staff. The two chat about grit. What is grit? Everyone can define it differently, but really it's just a sexier word for hard work. The two break down what makes someone gritty, why entrepreneurs need it, and how grit has helped them work successfully together for over five years. Questions for Lindsay or want to share your story? Leave us a message at 614-706-6693 and you might hear it on a future episode. Follow us at @beboldercast on Instagram or visit us at thebolderlife.com.
20:10
December 8, 2020
Sex, Startups, & The Factor 14
This week we're talking about sex and startups, and when you really think about, they actually have a lot in common. Okay, hang in there with us, we promise we're going somewhere with this, but you'll just have to listen to find out. Questions for Lindsay or want to share your story? Leave us a message at 614-706-6693 and you might hear it on a future episode. Follow us at @beboldercast on Instagram or visit us at thebolderlife.com.
09:24
December 1, 2020
Gratitude, Even for the A**holes
This week we're rounding out our chapter on resiliency, with gratitude. Oh and it just happens to be the week of Thanksgiving, talk about timing! Gratitude is the quickest forgotten emotion. So let's now take a moment and with an attitude of gratitude to be Thankful for the good, the bag, the ugly, and the beautiful things life has brought us, especially after this year. Questions for Lindsay or want to share your story? Leave us a message at 614-706-6693 and you might hear it on a future episode. Follow us at @beboldercast on Instagram or visit us at thebolderlife.com.
16:57
November 24, 2020
More Joy Less Throat Punches
Life will knock us down...a lot. How you get back up each time says a lot about the person you are. In this week's episode, Lindsay shares why and when she decided to get back up and attack the world with love and joy.  Questions for Lindsay or want to share your story? Leave us a message at 614-706-6693 and you might hear it on a future episode. Follow us at @beboldercast on Instagram or visit us at thebolderlife.com.
18:26
November 17, 2020
Sometimes, It's Okay to Just Survive
In this week's episode we're still covering what makes us resilient. Dealing with great losses have profound effects on us all and how we navigate through that grief helps build the muscles of resiliency. Lindsay shares the story of losing her queen Stella, who we heard about in episode 13, and was so much more than just a dog. It's easier to just push grief deep down, but you learn later on it's best to just drive through that grief and keep surviving. Questions for Lindsay or want to share your story? Leave us a message at 614-706-6693 and you might hear it on a future episode. Follow us at @beboldercast on Instagram or visit us at thebolderlife.com.
16:06
November 10, 2020
Don't Let the Dark Days Win
In this week's episode Lindsay dives deep into resiliency. Is it something you’re born with or something you can learn? She also shares her story of resiliency and her battle with the darkness, and special thanks to her two saviors Ogie and Stella. Questions for Lindsay or want to share your story? Leave us a message at 614-706-6693 and you might hear it on a future episode. Follow us at @beboldercast on Instagram or visit us at thebolderlife.com.
15:10
November 3, 2020
What's the Next Mountain? Feat. Michael Redd
Wrapping up our four part adventure in venture, this week Lindsay speaks with her good friend and our guest, Michael Redd. Michael Redd has been building, developing and investing in tech-focused startups since he retired from the NBA in 2013. After twelve seasons as a professional basketball player, both in the NBA and the US Olympic team in 2008, Michael has continued a strong drive toward excellence in his focus on ventures off the court. He has recently announced his involvement with ADvantage Sports Tech Fund as a venture partner. Since he was eight, Michael has always been searching for his next mountain to climb. First it getting to THE Ohio State University, then the NBA, and now he's climbing the mountain of the venture world. Their conversation covers what he's learned on his adventure in venture and what he hopes to see changed. Questions for Lindsay or want to share your story? Leave us a message at 614-706-6693 and you might hear it on a future episode. Follow us at @beboldercast on Instagram or visit us at thebolderlife.com.
41:15
October 27, 2020
Don't Get Nominated For a BOLDy
In this week's episode Lindsay is digging into a few things investors and entrepreneurs should definitely avoid, unless they want to get nominated for a BOLDy. One award, you don't want. This can include investing in companies and then charging them consulting fees or going from persistent to aggressive with your follow up. It's a fine line to walk. but can be the difference between getting that investment or going with a bad investor. Questions for Lindsay or want to share your story? Leave us a message at 614-706-6693 and you might hear it on a future episode. Follow us at @beboldercast on Instagram or visit us at thebolderlife.com.
15:57
October 20, 2020
Squeeze Out the Garbage People
In this week's episode we're continuing our adventure in venture! Lindsay is tackling DEI or diversity, equity, and inclusion in VC... or the lack thereof and what steps we can all start taking today to make the investment and startup world start to look like the world we live in every day. Part of that answer just might be squeezing out the garbage people. Questions for Lindsay or want to share your story? Leave us a message at 614-706-6693 and you might hear it on a future episode. Follow us at @beboldercast on Instagram or visit us at thebolderlife.com.
16:26
October 13, 2020
Not All Investors Are Created Equal
In this week's episode we're starting our adventure in venture! Lindsay's favorite topic next to puppies. How do venture capital (VC) firms work and make money? LKS will walk you through those basics and debunk a few myths along the way. Questions for Lindsay or want to share your story? Leave us a message at 614-706-6693 and you might hear it on a future episode. Follow us at @beboldercast on Instagram or visit us at thebolderlife.com.
12:30
October 6, 2020
It's So Much More Than About the Clothes (Feat. Elsa Isaac)
In this episode we are joined by Elsa Isaac,  wardrobe stylist extraordinaire. Elsa shares her passion for helping women feel truly seen and comfortable in their clothes, and helping their inner beauty shine. Elsa will share her journey from her first music video shoot she styled to today, and why for her, it's more than about just about clothes. Questions for Lindsay or want to share your story? Leave us a message at 614-706-6693 and you might hear it on a future episode. Follow us at @beboldercast on Instagram or visit us at thebolderlife.com.
26:37
September 29, 2020
Thick Thighs and Thin Patience
In this weeks episode we're talking about the glow up and leveling up physically. What does that mean? When you've been putting in all that hard work behind the scenes on the inside, it's time to allow the outside to match inside. That can be deciding to ditch all your suits in favor of sparkly jumpsuits because that's what makes you feel comfortable or whatever else makes you feel like you - and not what society told you to be.  Questions for Lindsay or want to share your story? Leave us a message at 614-706-6693 and you might hear it on a future episode. Follow us at @beboldercast on Instagram or visit us at thebolderlife.com.
13:51
September 22, 2020
Skip, Are You a F**king Robot?
In this week's episode we planned to talked about leveling up. We are switching gears a bit and still talking about leveling up, but leveling up as a society and as humans for how we talk about mental health and illness. If the episode name didn't give it away, we're naming names, calling out the problems, and applauding those who have taken that step to speak out and level the f**k up. Questions for Lindsay or want to share your story? Leave us a message at 614-706-6693 and you might hear it on a future episode. Follow us at @beboldercast on Instagram or visit us at thebolderlife.com.
13:23
September 15, 2020
Cobra in the Basket
Stepping into your shine is hard, but once you're there it's amazing. In this episode and over the next few weeks, Lindsay will be discussing what it takes to step into your shine, dance with your demons, and leave the haters in the dark.  Questions for Lindsay or want to share your story? Leave us a message at 614-706-6693 and you might hear it on a future episode. Follow us at @beboldercast on Instagram or visit us at thebolderlife.com.
17:34
September 8, 2020
I Was Tired of Half Stepping (Feat. Calvin Cooper)
In this episode we are joined by Calvin Cooper, co-founder and CEO of Rhove, a fintech company founded to turn every renter into an owner. We discuss with Calvin how trusting the plan the universe has for you leads you on paths you may not have envisioned for yourself but brings you to where you should be. Calvin shares how that trust in the universe and process ultimately brought him to be CEO of Rhove. Questions for Lindsay or want to share your story? Leave us a message at 614-706-6693 and you might hear it on a future episode. Follow us at @beboldercast on Instagram or visit us at thebolderlife.com.
29:47
September 1, 2020
Crying in the Syracuse Airport
When you ask boldly, don't be surprised when you get it. In this episode, LKS will take you through some challenging times, lessons learned that finally allowed her to step into her own shine and ask boldly for what she wanted in life, and how you can start to too.  Questions for Lindsay or want to share your story? Leave us a message at 614-706-6693 and you might hear it on a future episode. Follow us at @beboldercast on Instagram or visit us at thebolderlife.com.
18:56
August 25, 2020
Don't Lose Your Dinosaur
In this episode we cover the second half of the BOLDen Rules. Missed the first five? Listen to episode one first. This week we cover setting boundaries, knowing your worth, and when to send that perfect gif (hint: always send the gif). As always if you enjoyed this weeks episode, subscribe, rate, review, and share!
21:23
August 18, 2020
The Year of Carnage.
What does it mean to be bolder? It took me years to figure that out. In our first episode we'll be breaking down the first half of the BOLDen Rules and how you can fit them into your life. Be ready to take a hard look at how you're living and if it's truly what you want for your life.
20:06
August 11, 2020
Welcome to Be Bolder
What's Be Bolder? This weekly podcast hosted by Lindsay Karas Stencel will share her take on what it means to live boldly - being genuine, sharing your life skills authentically, self reflection on becoming your true self, setting life standards, and much more, so that you can live boldly and be the best entrepreneur, investor, mentor, and human being. Subscribe now to be one of the first to hear the premier episode and join our community on Instagram at @beboldercast. 
01:11
July 26, 2020