Live To Thrive podcast
By Lizzy Koetsier
This show is here to prove to all POC who have been bogged down and underestimated by life - that their story is still unfolding. We magnify POC ambition and success to create more POC victories. You will find infectious and inspiring stories from people who were exactly where you are, and they will tell you how they made it through to the top despite the odds. Entrepreneurs, changemakers, and innovators join the show to share anecdotes of how they’ve bet on themselves and adopted resilient mindsets to create a thrilling and thriving life.
S5 Episode 03 I Simone Akila
Simone Alkila Is one fantastic woman. She tells us about her early life and dives into some history about her family and Sanat Barbara. This conversation was educational and filled with good nuggets to take home with you. Learn more about Simone by listening to this episode. Want to attend Juneteenth in SantaBarbara click here ——> https://juneteenthsb.org/ Here is more about her organization here —> hjsb.org
June 01, 2022
S5 Episode 02 | Alexia Barlow
Kicking off the Live to Thrive podcast is Alexia (Lex) Barlow! We dive Into Lex's life and learn more about her. This was a fun and light-hearted podcast to get the flow going. Join me, and let's get thriving! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wonderfullydope/
May 25, 2022
S5 Episode 01 l Lizzy Koetsier
This show is here to prove to all POC who have been bogged down and underestimated by life - that their story is still unfolding. You will find infectious and inspiring stories from people who were exactly where you are, and they will tell you how they made it through to the top despite the odds. This episode is a short intro to the vision of the podcast and a little history about me as a host. If you want to join the Live To Thrive Group on Facebook, you can join here ----> https://www.facebook.com/groups/httpswww.lizzykoetsier.comlttpodcast.
May 17, 2022
S4 Episode 02| Catch Up With Sam Bearman
Samantha Bearman, more affectionately referred to as Sam Bear, hails from the riviera of the west coast, Santa Barbara, CA. She has traveled the world, competed for Jimmy Kimmel’s Funniest College Student in America, and was a semi-finalist in the 2019 Ventura Harbor Comedy Festival, and the 2020 Laughs Unlimited Comedy Competition. She launched Comedians in YOUR Kitchen during the pandemic and has explored cooking with university students and corporate audiences to facilitate confidence and community through cooking and comedy. She works to ensure all meals look restaurant ready and promote sustainable cooking practices. She has also used comedy as a way to bring the community together for a cause, producing sold out comedy and variety shows that raised money for organizations including the Alzheimer's Association, Planned Parenthood and the American Heart Association. She now has her own monthly virtual room (and can’t wait to return to a live stage), Bear Cave Comedy in Santa Barbara. Instagram: Sam Bearman (guest): https://www.instagram.com/sambearcomedy/ Lizzy Koetsier (Host) :https://www.instagram.com/lizkoetsier/ Lauren Bragg (host): https://www.instagram.com/wellnessvixen/
January 22, 2021
S4 Episode 01 | Ray Camacho
Aligning with her health has taken years and she has learned so much through the process. Her goal and mission are to share her story and process to empower people that they can do it too! Personal Trainer and Holistic Lifestyle Coach, Entrepreneur, and Co-Founder of SBFITT Ray's purpose and business are based around helping people connect to their vitality through custom training programs and one on one coaching. Helping people acquire balance in their lives starts with the body and mind 💯 For Inquiries please email: email@example.com Instagram: @_ray_kate
January 16, 2021
S3 Episode 12 | Sandra Daniele
Sandra Daniele is the creator and founder of Wish on Wildflowers, Life Enhancement Coaching for Women. She is a certified life coach as recognized by the International Coaching Federation. The vision for Wish on Wildflowers is that all women free themselves to follow their curiosities, live without fear of judgment, trust their choices, and start living the authentic joy-filled life they crave. Sandra works with women to embrace their raw edges and recognize who they are today does not define who they can be tomorrow. Beauty, growth, self-love, and confidence bloom from the inside out. Sandra loves reading, spending time with family, exercising, a good meal, and time in nature. Website: www.wishonwildflowers.com IG: @wishonwildflowers Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/wowgarden/ https://www.facebook.com/wishonwildflowers
December 25, 2020
S3 Episode 11 | Alisa Wilcox - Business Success Coach
Alisa Wilcox is a ten-year vet of the online business world, running her business coaching business from her trusty laptop. Specializing in creating full automation and lots of passive income for her clients, Alisa loooves helping her clients design digital courses that create six figures with ease. Creating freedom of time and money is her passion and she’s here to spill all the goods on the money mindset and how to create your next digital course!
December 18, 2020
S3 Episode 10 | Self Love and Development
WHIP OUT THAT JOURNAL GIRL! 1. Create a Mantra: A mantra is usually one sentence that you memorize and recite to yourself our out loud when your inner bitch starts to run her mouth. "I am strong, my body is spectacular, I love every part of me." Choose something that resonates with you and even better if it's the exact opposite of what that bitch is saying! Pick a time of day to recite (I like getting out of the shower when I'm buck naked) and flex that new habit muscle! 2. My Best Friend: Talk to your body like you would your best friend (assuming you're nice to your bestie lol). You wouldn't tell your bestie she's a pudgy, unmotivated loser, would you?!So how come those types of conversations come up privately, within you?? Your mantra will come in handy here. Keep in mind this is a practice and it will take a bit of work to strengthen your self love muscles. Be patient and be KIND. The next time you hear your inner bitch being well, bitchy, combat the dialogue with a conversation that you would have with your best friend and feel the negativity dissolve. 3. Name Your Bitch: This one is so fun. I know it sounds a little nuts when I say "having a conversation with yourself," but I can assure you that your body and your mind work in VERY different ways. Your brain is the problem solver, the conscious, the logic and the reasoning. Your body is a part of the subconscious that is responsible for innate activities like breathing, heart rate and emotions. Your inner bitch is your conscious critic, and she's full of shit. What she says isn't real. Try to separate this negative, internal chatter from what actually IS, your body. To do this, pick a name you dislike for your inner bitch. Every time she pipes up (in the mirror, before bed etc.), say her name and tell her to shut the fuck up. I also find it useful to make fun of her, like "you know nothing and you're an idiot because my body is absolute perfection." Over time, she'll quiet and bonus points when she becomes kind and complimentary! 4. BODY TEMPLE "What would I do if I were to treat my body like a temple? Think of all the gorgeous, vast and intricate temples around the world (Taj Mahal, Parthenon etc,) people take pretty darn good care of those right? So take 20 minutes and make a HUGE list of all the ways you could take PERFECT care of your beautiful bod. This could be anything from sleeping 10 hours a night to a yoga retreat in Panama. Get really creative and consider the things that make you feel amazing! 5. BODY STRONG. Take another 20 minutes and write down all the amazing things your strong, beautiful body allows you to do. Even if you're not well or have an injury, you'd be amazed at how your body supports you throughout the hours. Think morning, noon and through the night and all of your social activities, work, play and down time. 6. The Love List Take 20 minutes to make a list of all the things you love about yourself. What do people compliment you on? What do you think when you say "I really have that going for me." Start at the VERY tippy top of your head and work your way down to your toes. You can say things like: "I love that I have all 20 fingers and toes" or "I love the color of my eyes" or "I love the way ankles are shaped." Get SUPER specific! 7. Self Care List Take 10 minutes and write down a few habits you could create to take extraordinary care of yourself. Remember the Body Temple journal exercise here and work some of these in. For each habit you write down, make a note of when you can do them and how often. I will not take "I don't have time" as an excuse. When self care comes first, the rest of life will fall beautifully into place and you can exhibit your best work.
December 10, 2020
S3 Episode 09 | Lizzy and Lauren
Welcome to the personal development theme of season three! In this episode, Lauren and Lizzy talk all things goal setting and Lauren shares her 7 steps of goal setting that’s helped thousands of women achieve their most passionate goals!
December 05, 2020
S3 Episode 8 | Petra Beumer, Mindful Eating Institute
Petra Beumer is the founder of the Mindful Eating Institute in Santa Barbara. She holds a master's degree in psychology from the University of Hamburg/Germany and has helped thousands of clients make positive lifestyle changes. Petra has dedicated herself to empowering clients in taking better care of themselves, both physically and emotionally. Petra’s specialty areas are weight management, emotional eating, and self-care, and in her work, she combines cognitive-behavioral therapy with mindfulness strategies. Her “prescription” for wellness is: To love yourself deeply, to honor your needs, and not ignore messages from your body. The goal is to set an intention for finding inner peace and treating yourself with love and self-compassion. She is very passionate about teaching a daily practice of self-nurturing and not using food as a mood regulator. Her focus is on creating new healthy rituals that are sustainable in everyday life.
November 27, 2020
S3 Episode 7 | Meal prepping with Lauren
In this podcast, we’ll talk about all things meal planning and getting your shit together in the kitchen - The Ultimate Snack and Lunch Guide
November 19, 2020
S3 Episode 06 | Melissa Petitto
Mommy to my beautiful Chloe Skye Celebrity Personal Chef Registered Dietitian Author of 9 Cookbooks Ghost Cookbook Writer Founder of Cannabis Supper Club - Fragrant Cane Supper Club Follow: - Melissa Petitto - Lauren Bragg - Lizzy Koetsier
November 08, 2020
S3 Episode 05 | Kara Pearson
Kara Pearson is considered a “Jill-Of-All-Trades” because of her wide skill-set in developing successful and impactful brands in the digital world. She grew up in Santa Barbara, CA where she started her own freelance company, Styled by Kara, that facilitates the growth of small-businesses with writing, graphic design, photography, and wardrobe styling. Although she originally started her career as a fashion stylist, she discovered her most profound passion is writing. She has published writing in several online/print publications, online blogs, and has a published book as a ghost-writer. By creating these thoughtful personal narratives, and producing ambitious stories with content, Kara creates a human connection. Instagram account to follow: Live to thrive guest : Kara Pearson Host: Lizzy Koetsier Host: Lauren Bragg
October 29, 2020
S3 Episode 04 | Acrive Wear
In this episode with Lizzy and Lauren, they dive into their favorite activewear brands. Make sure you give it a like and a rating! Please, share it with your friends. Starcycle swag https://www.instagram.com/starcyclesantabarbaraswag/ Ghost flower active https://www.instagram.com/ghostfloweractive/
October 22, 2020
S3 Episode 03 | Fashion With Lizzy and Lauren
Lizzy and Lauren take a deep dive into what fall fashion is, what it looks like for them and how they’re making changes to their wardrobe as were heading out into the world just a little more (and safely!). Lizzy Amazon affiliate link https://www.amazon.com/shop/lizzykoetsier
October 15, 2020
S3 Episode 02 | Erica Brown Owner of Dylan Star Boutique
This month we are focusing on fashion and closet overhaul. We interviewed the owner of Dylan Star boutique Erica Brown. Erica Brown, the owner of Dylan Star, is making waves in the local retail world with her Grand Re-Opening of her clothing boutique that is now located in the Funk Zone. Her goal? She wanted to dress everyone in Santa Barbara and she’s accomplishing that in the new location that now offers menswear. When you shop with Erica, not only do you feel special, but you feel heard. She’s like a close friend behind the counter, guiding clients in their search for style, and encouraging confidence in every fitting. Erica Brown, the owner of Dylan Star, is making waves in the local retail world with her Grand Re-Opening of her clothing boutique that is now located in the Funk Zone. Her goal? She wanted to dress everyone in Santa Barbara and she’s accomplishing that in the new location that now offers menswear. When you shop with Erica, not only do you feel special, but you feel heard. She’s like a close friend behind the counter, guiding clients in their search for style, and encouraging confidence in every fitting. Follow them on Instagram: * Dylan Star
October 08, 2020
S3 Episode 01 | Intro to Season 3 with Lizzy and Lauren
Welcome to episode one of season three of the Live to Thrive podcast! In this episode, we’ll share what’s on the menu for the season and all of the fun, new, exciting changes! Plus, get a fresh intro into the lives of Lizzy and Lauren, what lights their fire, and more. Bring your glass of wine babes and follow us on Instagram Also, if you would like to follow us on our personal page click the following links: Lizzy Koetsier Lauren Bragg
October 02, 2020
S2 Episode 17 | Evan Elizabeth Schoolnik Berger
Evan was born and raised in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. She has always loved all things food, feeding people, and Santa Barbra. She also loves to introduce everyone to everything she loves. Along with SB food, Evan adores her kids, dogs, husband, and all things sparkly.
July 24, 2020
S2 Episode 16 | Leah Wasuta
Leah is the owner of Sirena. An approachable, luxurious boutique for California beach girls with taste. She’s also a professional makeup artist and focuses on making women feel their best on special days. She talks about thriving in Covid with a brick and mortar, how she harnesses her flawless eye for style and how she loves being a part of the funk zone community
June 26, 2020
S2 Episode 15 | Krystal Sieghart
Krystle Farmer Sieghart, SB local activist, womanist, and consultant. Attended SBCC majoring in Sociology and Black Studies, and now attends LAPU, as a senior, and majors in Organizational Leadership. While at SBCC she served on the SBCC ASG and on the SBCC Board of Trustees. Former Umoja employee at SBCC, then later worked at Girls Inc. for the Teen Center. She is a proud wife and mother of two, and now is building her own consulting business with other femtors.
June 04, 2020
S2 Episode 14 | Lizzy Koetsier and Lauren Bragg
In this episode, Lizzy and Lauren share what they’ve been up to, how they’re coping with a stay at home orders, and why you shouldn’t be shy to sell right now. Shout out to Rob Dail (The mindset mentor podcast)
May 21, 2020
S2 Episode 13 | Kayla Johnson Neal
The purpose is the embodiment of Kayla Johnson Fitness. Beginning with a disciplined dance background, Kayla Johnson-Neal went full force applying her strength and grace towards the fitness industry 24 years ago. Wellness, health, and leadership have always been the center point of her life, and dedication to achieving her own personal fitness goals has given her the desire and fortitude to help others attain theirs. A NASM Certified personal trainer, Kayla’s experiences range from one on one personal training, group training, instructing popular group exercise classes, running departments of high volume national fitness chains, owning and operating fitness companies and now owner, of Santa Barbara’s StarCycle. Kayla’s passion drives her clients to find their own happiness coupled with mind/body harmony. She facilitates accomplishing goals and increasing fitness aptitude and ability - promoting long term, permanent results. In short, encouraging fitness as a lifestyle and not a short term “fix." Married to the love of her life, Mike Neal, together they have six children. Three off at College and three on their way! Life is good and full!
May 15, 2020
S2 Episode 12 | Katie Grimes
LOVE ADDICTION COACH HELPING WOMEN WHO WONDER IF LOVE SHOULD REALLY BE THIS HARD ATTRACT THE KIND OF LOVE THEY WANT
May 05, 2020
S2 Episode 11 | Allison Zeager
With the belief that fashion should not take precedent over our care for the environment, Allison utilizes discarded leather samples from the fashion industry (which would have otherwise ended up in landfills) and recycles the scraps into one-of-a-kind handcrafted jewelry and accessories.
April 24, 2020
S2 Episode 10 | Bonnie Mcvee
Bonnie is a life coach and she knows that you’ve got a lot of changes going on in your life right now. It can be frustrating and scary, or you might be excited about what you are creating in this next season of life. Either way listen to the podcast and say goodbye to what was and create a life that lights you up with Joy!
April 17, 2020
S2 Episode 9 | Lauren Wood
Lauren Wood is a partner at the Law Offices of Schurmer & Wood, a law firm specializing in personal injury and wrongful death across the State of California. In her free time, Lauren runs a travel blog named Travel is the Cure, where she provides tips and tricks for traveling smarter, and writes destination guides for her favorite places across the world. Lauren lives in Ventura with her husband Byron, two Frenchies and a cat. Website link: https://www.travelisthecure.com
April 09, 2020
S2 Episode 8 | Michael Brookins (Age Management Institute Santa Barbara)
Age Management Institute Santa Barbara (AMI), an integrative health and wellness organization that emphasizes the enhancement of health over the treatment of illness. AMI is focused on prevention and wellness, resulting in a more dynamic life through middle age and beyond.
April 03, 2020
S2 Episode 7 | Lizzy Koetsier
Born and raised in South Africa, I moved to California in 2012 and I found myself hustling to make ends meet. I recall working so hard that I forgot to create ANY downtime for myself. After that rather dark period, I began working tirelessly for a business that didn’t value me, my talent or my time. But it paid the bills. Much to my distress, I knew that my visa time was running out in the USA and I was SO tired of making everyone else money! Also, it was crystal clear to me that I was intolerant of a life living paycheck to paycheck. You know that saying “time is money?” Well, I learned it and I felt it and I came to the realization that I had to become the master of my destiny! No one was coming to save me, no one is coming to bail me out, this is a quest of my own. FINALLY, I stepped into my power, realizing that I have SO MUCH offer and it was going all to waste on these futile projects. I decided to do side hustles, this included podcasting and social media services and help local business owners grow their online presence. Im here to show you that if you are like me and want to connect with people and build your brand and grow as a person I am here to help you in all aspects of social media, from building your following to creating your own podcast, I’ll give you tips and tricks on how to monetize your platforms. My ideal client needs to have a go-getter attitude that wants to learn but is also a self-starter. If you do not have those aspects this course is not for you
March 26, 2020
S2 Episode 6 | Lauren Bragg
Co-host Lauren dishes some SERIOUS details and secrets about her life. Talk about getting real real! Listen to learn some of her juiciest tips and life hacks. You don’t want to miss this!!
March 19, 2020
S2 Episode 5 | Monica Ballon-Kalinowski
Monica is a Latina twin mama coach with a windy, unexpected life path like most of us: Scientist to educator, autoimmune complications, infertility, successful IVF, surprise non-IVF twins, and then first time entrepreneur at 40. While wrangling a preschooler and infant twins, she coaches on all things life and career and advocates for safer personal care products as a director with Beautycounter.
March 14, 2020
S2 Episode 4 | Natalie Puglisi
WHAT IF I TOLD YOU THAT LEGALLY PROTECTING YOUR DREAM IS EASIER AND CHEAPER THAN YOU THINK? You know it’s important to legally protect your business but it seems overwhelming, expensive and super intimidating! We all get lost in the legal jargon and convince ourselves that we can “figure it out” ourselves in order to save some money. We convince ourselves that by hiding, ignoring and not dealing with them, they will eventually work themselves out. WELL, NO MORE. I’m here to help you CHANGE THE WAY you set up your business and empower you to setup into a business that is legally protected. My goal is to give back control over the legal base for your business. Let’s get down to business! I’m here to help you get your business legally sound so you can grow your business without worry or fear.
March 09, 2020
S2 Episode 3 | Sandy Stinson
The GoodWag Backyard Pail is the ONLY product of its kind on the market. It is dual purpose. Not only is it super-easy to use to pick-up after your pet, but it stores the waste for a full week. Change the bags weekly, saving countless trips to the garbage can. Why preserve dog poop in plastic forever? Our pail is part of a two-part system. The pail is sturdy and designed to last the life of your dog. The pail bag-liners are made from plant-based products. The bags are biodegradable and compostable. Save time and help to save our planet! The GoodWag backyard pail makes this unhappy chore a breeze. The pail and scoop are magnetically attached, and readily available to pick-up and use. The handles for the pail and scoop stay clean.
February 18, 2020
S2 Episode 2 | Corina Brown
Corina Alulquoy Brown first introduced Wild & Free Jewelry to the world in January 2011 through Etsy. The original collection included unique feather necklaces, but quickly expanded to encompass feather headbands, flower crowns, shell accessories, and one of a kind reconstructed vintage. All Wild & Free Jewelry designs are inspired by the beauty of nature and cultures around the world. With each piece, Corina hopes to share a component of her life with her customers and encourage others to embrace a side to fashion that reaches past materialistic desire and into a world emphasizing confidence, happiness, and living wild and free. With her love for design and photography, Corina hopes to shed light on a new side of fashion and inspire others to follow their hearts and dreams.
February 13, 2020
S2 Episode 1 | Samatha Bearman
Samantha Bearman, more affectionately referred to as Sam Bear, hails from the riviera of the west coast, Santa Barbara, CA. She has traveled the world, competed for Jimmy Kimmels Funniest College Student in America, and was a semi-finalist in the 2019 Ventura Harbor Comedy Festival. She delivers her take on millennial dating, sex, family, how she can have a master's degree, professional career, and 3 side hustles and still not be able to afford sand on the beach; with a relatable quality that will make you feel she's your best friend keeping it 100. But please don't believe everything she says. She has also used comedy as a way to bring the community together for a cause, producing sold-out comedy and variety shows that raised money for organizations including the Alzheimer's Association, Planned Parenthood, and the American Heart Association. She now has her own monthly room, Bear Cave Comedy in Santa Barbara. https://sambearcomedy.weebly.com/bear-cave-comedy.html
February 10, 2020