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Live To Thrive podcast

Live To Thrive podcast

By Lizzy Koetsier
Live to Thrive Podcast with Lizzy and Lauren is a weekly podcast where we get real, real about the topics that matter to woman. Join us every week to learn about setting and crushing your most passionate goals. Dominating your social media outlets, organizing our lives, feeling beautiful and living in balance. Let's get together and have fun learning about boss babes!
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S2 Episode 4 | Natalie Puglisi

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S2 Episode 4 | Natalie Puglisi

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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 Ghost flower active
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
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 8, 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 2, 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 4, 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
May 5, 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:
April 9, 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 3, 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 9, 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.
February 10, 2020