The Monica Kade Podcast: Health, Mindset, Career & Lifestyle

Ep106. The Woman Who Reinvented Vegemite for Those with Food Intolerances: Everymite Founder Cinnamon Morrisey

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The Monica Kade Podcast is a conscious approach to health & lifestyle empowering you to be the best version of yourself.

Each Wednesday you'll get an interview with a leading entrepreneur, creative or thought leader doing what they love & challenging the status quo.

Past guests: Lewis Howes, Danielle La Porte, Kate Northrup, Sheri Salata, Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy, Christine Hassler, JP Sears + many more!

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The Monica Kade Podcast is a conscious approach to health & lifestyle empowering you to be the best version of yourself.

Each Wednesday you'll get an interview with a leading entrepreneur, creative or thought leader doing what they love & challenging the status quo.

Past guests: Lewis Howes, Danielle La Porte, Kate Northrup, Sheri Salata, Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy, Christine Hassler, JP Sears + many more!

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November 19, 2019
Ep114. There is No Map for Your Success with Award-winning Singer, Rachel Kerr
“Any successful walk is linked to a love walk. There’s got to be a love, a pure and unadulterated love and passion for that thing.” — Rachel Kerr, Ep114. The Monica Kade Podcast Welcome to episode 114 of The Monica Kade podcast. Today my guest is Rachel Kerr, a British singer/songwriter, celebrity vocal coach and entrepreneur from Walsall, England with Caribbean heritage. She’s also the CEO and founder of Singercise, a member of the Grammy Award Association and a BET Music Matters endorsed artist. Rachel is multi-award winning artists and has toured the US, Africa and Europe opening for the likes of Lauryn Hill and Brandy, and she’s also received personal invitations to sing for the Former US President, and UK Prime Minister. Her last single, 'Alive' received a Grammy Award consideration in 2018 and just last month, Rachel released her new single, ‘Lover, Lover.’ I thoroughly enjoyed my conversation with Rachel. She’s such a down-to-earth, warm and humble woman. You can tell that she loves what she does, that’s she knows herself and the path she’s walking. I love how candidly she talked about the behind the scenes of her journey. Real. Pure and completely empowering. LEARN ABOUT When she discovered her love for singing? A glimpse into family life and how they supported her singing? When she realised she wanted to pursue a career in music? What the journey has been like behind the scenes? What inspired the creation of Singercise, her singer coaching business? How Rachel navigates the off days? What inspired her latest single, ‘Lover, Lover’? The most rewarding part of all that she does? What wisdom she has for chasing your dream? What would you say to the ones who haven’t figured out what they want to do yet? The impact she strives to have through her work? SIGNATURE QUESTIONS What career she’d like to attempt if not a singer What she believes is her greatest asset A piece of wisdom she’s lives by
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November 19, 2019
Ep113. Want a Fulfilled Life? Answer Your Creative Calling, with Chase Jarvis
On Episode of 114 of The Monica Kade podcast, I’m sitting down with a truly incredible human being: Chase Jarvis. Aside from being a well-renowned photographer, Founder and CEO of CreativeLive—an online education platform that broadcasts live classes to an international audience on art, photography, design, marketing business and more—he also hosts The Chase Jarvis Live Show and has authored a handful of books. His most recent being Creative Calling. Oh, and he’s also survived a near death experience with an avalanche. As soon as I heard Chase speak on creativity I knew I had to get him on the show. The way he spoke about creativity, and creative expression resonated very much with how I see it. I feel like his take on creativity challenges the status quo and goes against what many people will tell you about your Creative Calling. His philosophy around being creative is: giving of ourselves freely, adding value and expecting nothing in return. Super powerful. What I love most about Chase is his genuine love to connect with people; his friendly and warm nature make you feel like you've known each other for years. Talking with Chase is like having a conversation with a dear friend over coffee. Take a listen to our chat—you’ll walk away empowered, and inspired to re-discover, or start following your creative call. I have no doubt around that. LEARN ABOUT How he go into photography and exited a career in medicine What it means to be Creative Where society had led us astray on creativity The never-linear path of pursuing our creative calling Why you must become okay with letting those around you down to truly follow your Creative Calling Intuition and your Creative Calling How to harness your creativity and work it like a muscle Why there’s no map for where you—or ANYONE— is going The crucial step most people miss when executing on their dreams The I.D.E.A acronym: what it means and how to use it The role mindset play in your creative expression The one piece of wisdom Chase lives by GRAB YOUR COPY OF CREATIVE CALLING HERE. IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE!
41:08
November 12, 2019
Join Me for Embrace 2020 - Free Virtual Event
Join Host Monica Kade for this 3-day virtual summit with three inspiring leaders in Health and Self Awareness. This series is about helping you embrace 2020 from a place of power and inner space. As each year creeps over the horizon, we set intentions to make the New Year our ‘best year’ yet. Often these intentions fall short because of the space they’re made from. What if you stepped into 2020 empowered? What if you moved into the next decade with a deeper sense of self? Imagine if you welcomed the New Year with confidence, knowing you already have everything you need to live your best life. My three incredible guests will show you where to start and prepare you for all the wonderful dreams you wish to achieve in 2020. Starts Nov 18th-22nd. To REGISTER your spot for FREE visit www.TheMomentHQ.com/embrace-2020
02:27
November 7, 2019
Ep112. The Unexpected Dream: From Brain Surgery to Art to Artist in Demand with Claire Rackley
“I fought so hard to live and then I was having these thoughts about not wanting to live, and it didn’t make sense.” - Claire Rackley, Ep112 The Monica Kade Podcast. In episode 112 of The Monica Kade Podcast, I chat to Claire Rackley, an Australian Artist and Abstract Acrylic Painter. Her art intentionally provokes emotions of joy and peace through the use of bright colours and bold strokes. But she wasn’t always an artist as such. This particular career trajectory came to life after undergoing brain and spine surgery in 2015. Claire used her creativity as therapy to heal and recover from the trauma, but as time progressed people began to ask to purchase her artworks. She has an interest in mental health and how colour can impact a person and their emotions. What caught my attention with Claire was her love to impact those in the waiting and recovery rooms of hospitals and medical practices with beautiful tiles on the ceiling, in the hope it would impact their state of being. This woman is changing the world and making such a profound impact that I can’t wait to see how it ripples out into across the world. "Creativity brings life. No matter what industry you’re in, continue to create." - Claire Rackley LEARN ABOUT What Chiari 1 Malformation is and what it meant for her What it was like being a mother to young children and being diagnosed with this serious illness What the most challenging part of the experience was for her What Claire learned about herself from undergoing brain surgery and recovery How she’s had to adapt the way she lives her life The effect her diagnosis had on her children and her personally Where the inspiration for her artwork ceiling tiles came from How this creative idea has been received SIGNATURE QUESTIONS The career she’d like to attempt if not in this one Her greatest asset A piece of wisdom she lives by today
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November 5, 2019
Ep111. You Don’t Have to Lose It All to Appreciate What You Have with Executive Chef, Matt Golinski
"We like to think we’re in control, but we’re totally not. You just have to appreciate the life you’ve got today and what you’re doing now." - Matt Golinski, Ep111. The Monica Kade Podcast In episode 111 of The Monica Kade Podcast, we sit down with highly regarded chef, Matt Golinski. He’s a warm and down-to-earth guy who’s got a deep love for food and cooking. His enthusiasm for his craft is truly inspiring. His passion for local produce and quality ingredients infuses our conversation. In fact, when Matt gets talking about food and in-season produce, your tastebuds will dance. Matt has founded his own catering company, been on the popular TV series, ‘Ready Steady Cook’,  and has worked as an Executive Chef at many leading Australian restaurants. Today, he lives on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and is a Consulting Chef to restaurants in the area. Matt loves writing his popular food columns and blog; and is a regular guest chef at festivals and events. In March 2018, Matt joined the Peppers Noosa Resort team as their Consultant Executive Chef, developing menus that consolidate his knowledge and love of the food producers in his region. The other part to Matt’s story is that in 2011, he lost his first wife, Rachel and three young daughters to a house fire. It’s a heartbreaking story, which can you can Google because rather than focusing on the details in this conversation, I wanted to discuss how Matt overcame such adversity. Take a listen to our conversation if you love food, produce, cooking or you want to be uplifted. It’s a conversation that’ll remind you to follow what you love and treat every moment as a special occasion. LEARN ABOUT The farm he grew up on and when he realised he wanted to become a chef How food was regarded in his family growing up How he’s creating community and connection in his household What his chef leadership style is really like His food philosophy he aims to impart with his audience The behind the scenes of catering to food intolerances and allergies in today’s modern world His favourite cuisine to create Whether he loves to cook at home just as much as at work How Matt navigated the first few weeks after the house fire, waking up badly burnt in hospital  The emotional and physical journey post the event What kept him going when he didn’t want to be alive How he continues to foster a strong mindset up until today How the heart-breaking experience has changed his life perspective SIGNATURE QUESTIONS The one recipe Matt would leave the world with What he believes is his greatest asset A piece of wisdom he lives by today FOLLOW MATT ON SOCIAL MEDIA Instagram: @MATTGOLINSKI Facebook: MATT GOLINSKI OFFICIAL
35:59
October 29, 2019
Ep110. Be Yourself In Business with CEO Coco Luxe, Jodie Evins
"Empower yourself by knowing you can do whatever it is you want to do, but you don't have to do everything...Know where your 'no line' is." - Jodie Evins, Ep110 The Monica Kade Podcast Joining me for episode 110 is Jodie Evins, the CEO and Founder of Coco Luxe, a range of premium fortified coconut waters made from 100% single origin coconuts and uplifted with nature’s best health-boosting properties. Unlike other coconut water companies on the market, Jodie is the only woman to lead the way in the budding coconut water industry in Australia . After over 15 years in marketing executive and managerial roles working with the likes of Audi, Coca-Cola, Nike, Paramount and Fairfax Media, Jodie went on to bring her revolutionary range to market, bridging the gap between the beverage and supplement markets. She’s a woman carving her own path and a real go-getter. I really loved her wisdom for fellow mothers, who are juggling kids, family and career. Her words were very empowering. Listen to the podcast, or watch the conversation below. LEARN ABOUT At what age her entrepreneurial spirit kicked in Her humorous story about starting a surf tour business with her then boyfriend What the journey of bringing Coco Luxe to market has involved What inspired her to infuse her coconut waters with vitamins How she carved out bespoke branding that stood out from her competitors Why sustainable business is important to Jodie How and what she teaches her children about business Her message for others starting a business they love Know where your "No line" is SIGNATURE QUESTIONS What career she’d attempt if not in this one What she believes is her greatest asset A piece of wisdom she lives by
38:05
October 22, 2019
Ep109. Choose Extraordinary: Love, Loss, Grief & Growth with Vashti Whitfield
Welcome to Episode 109 of The Monica Kade Podcast. Today’s episode is a special one. It sits close to my heart, and behind the scenes this conversation has been a personally transformational one. Meet Vashti Whitfield. She has over twenty years experience in facilitating the transformation and development of human potential as an executive and performance coach, teacher and international speaker. However, she’s most widely known for choosing to turn her own personal loss into a catalyst for inspiring millions of people. Her late husband, actor Andy Whitfield was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2010 just after he’d landed the role of Spartacus in the TV Series Spartacus: Blood and Sand. This was a huge role for Andy and shot his acting career into lights, which he had been so tirelessly working towards for many years prior. He’d finally “made it”—and so very quickly this dream career and life, he and Vashti had invested so much energy into was pulled from beneath their feet. Both Andy and Vashti decided to make a documentary, BE HERE NOW, which chronicles Andy and the family’s journey with cancer and the battle to overcome fear, loss and letting go. The story is a heart-wrenching emotional rollercoaster. We see Andy beat Cancer the first time around, but not for good. It returns. Eventually, on September 11, 2011 Andy’s battle came to an end. Leaving behind his incredible wife Vashti, their extraordinary life and his gorgeous two young children, Jesse and Indigo. In 2017, along with the films Director, Oscar Nominee Lilibet Foster, Vashti toured worldwide premiering and speaking about their award-winning feature film documentary Be Here Now. If you don't already know of Vashti, you'll fall in love with her candid nature, her big heart and incredibly strong mindset. Her energy and fervour for life is infectious. Her words deeply empowering. A conversation that will open your heart and remind you of what’s truly important: THIS MOMENT NOW. Learn About Vashti’s incredible upbringing living all over the world as a young little girl What has fostered Vashti’s strong mindset The idea of ‘fitting in’ and how her mum raised her differently Her perspective around ‘inclusivity’ of men and women, not just women Who Andy was to her, what he was like and what she loved about him How Andy and Vashti built a beautifully strong relationship What made them decide to film the Be Here Now documentary  How the film got its title and the experience of filming something so personal What it’s like for Vashti having to fill the shoes of both parents How she supports Jesse and Indi as a parent Follow Vashti Here Her website Instagram | Facebook Be Here Now Documentary Website
56:20
October 15, 2019
Ep108. Why Illness Is A Call Back to Your Authentic Self with Dr Carolyn Coker Ross
"Illness is a call of action. It’s a call from that deep part of ourselves; the authentic part of us. That authentic part of us is calling us to come back home, and calling you to be who you were designed to be." - Dr Carolyn Coker Ross, Ep108. The Monica Kade Podcast Welcome to Episode 108 of the Monica Kade Podcast. Today our guest is Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross, who is an integrative doctor specialising in eating disorders and addictions. She’s one of Denver’s Top Eating Disorder Specialists. She’s authored two books, and recently, she launched The Anchor program, a proven, medically-supervised program that treats compulsive overeating, emotional eating and binge eating disorders. What I love about Carolyn is her great love for what she does, and how this filters through the care and determination she has for making a difference in the lives of those who suffer from addictions of various kinds. Her holistic and grounded approach is what sets her apart from many traditional doctors and facilities; and this is what you’ll hear about in this chat. Learn About When she knew she wanted to become a doctor The special relationship she had with her grandmother What led her down the path of integrative medicine What she finds most rewarding about supporting people through eating disorders and food addictions Why Carolyn started The Anchor Program What she love most about it How her approach changed over the years The most rewarding aspect of her work Signature Questions What career she’d attempt if not in this one What she believes is her greatest asset A piece of wisdom she lives by
35:33
October 8, 2019
Ep107. You Don't Have Another Life: Actress, Katee Sackhoff Talks Health, Acting & What Matters
I don’t let anyone project what they think my life should be like. So many people have opinions around how you should live and what you should do, and how things are supposed to look. I can’t let anyone do that for me. As this is my life, just as it’s your life." - Katee Sackhoff, Ep107. The Monica Kade Podcast Welcome to Episode 107. You Don't Have Another Life: Health Acting & What Matters with Actress Katee Sackhoff.  Katee is an American actress, who grew up in Portland, Oregon. She’s best known for playing Lieutenant Kara "Starbuck" in Battlestar Galactica. A show which nominated her for four Saturn Awards and where she won the award for Best Supporting Actress on Television. You may also recognise her from The Fearing Mind; TV series Bionic Woman, Nip/Tuck, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars ; and the Netflix series Longmire and The Flash—along with her newest Netflix series: Another Life. But that’s not it, Katee has also had a handful of lead roles in feature films to add to her belt of acting achievements. However, it’s not her accomplishments that moved and inspired me, rather, it’s her humility, down-to-earth nature and lovely, lovely energy (you'll know what I mean when you hear our chat). I love how REAL Katee is. How open and transparent she is when it comes to sharing her personal story, the ins and outs of her career and her life challenges. No doubt you’ll enjoy this conversations—it’s a real favourite of mine. Learn About Why her career plans of being a professional swimmer fell through How she picked herself up from the (at that time in her life) very shattering news The story around how she got into acting How she got her first break Her mindset and approach to auditioning when she first started out How she navigated body image in Hollywood How acting makes her feel and what she loves about it Her preparation process for her characters and how she knows when she’s embodied the character Her Netflix series, Another Life and what it was like preparing her character, Astronaut Niko Breckinridge What she does when she’s not working to keep a strong mindset Why she’s excited to get older Why she values health and why she believes in being transparent around body, exercise and food with her audience Signature Questions If she wasn’t in this career, what Katee would attempt What she believes is her greatest asset Greatest piece of wisdom she lives by
44:54
October 1, 2019
Ep106. The Woman Who Reinvented Vegemite for Those with Food Intolerances: Everymite Founder Cinnamon Morrisey
On Episode 106. The Woman Who Reinvented Vegemite for Those with Food Intolerances, we sit down with Everymite Founder Cinnamon Morrisey. Cinnamon is one of those individuals you cross paths with and they leave a mark in your heart—as I’m sure you’ll gather from our conversation. Aside from her down-to-earth nature and warm presence, she’s behind the brand Everymite. Everymite is the answer for those who LOVE the good ol’ Aussie vegemite (me) but cannot eat it because of food intolerances (also me). However, now you can! Everymite is a certified organic spread that’s nutrient dense and preservative free that tastes just like vegemite. With three varieties available, you can now lather your Everymite on toast, seed crackers, keto bread (and all the other bread alternatives). Have it with cheese, avocado, or just plain ol' butter. The Everymite story begins with her youngest son, William, who loved vegemite couldn't eat it due to having Down Syndrome. His food intolerances inspired Cinnamon to experiment with all kinds of ways to replicate a gut-friendly spread for William. Thanks to her success, we can all benefit from her hard efforts. A truly uplifting conversation with an inspiring woman. Take a listen below. Learn About What life was like prior to Everymite How long it took to perfect the Everymite formula Was the intention to always create a business out of Everymite The realities of launching this product to market and what the business journey has been like behind the scenes The greatest challenge Cinnamon has faced with bringing the product to life If she ever wanted to throw in the towel What’s been the greatest reward? Why there’s 3 types of Everymite Wisdom she has to share for people starting their own businesses Signature Questions If she wasn’t in this career, what she’d attempt? What she believes is her greatest asset A piece of wisdom she lives by today
26:15
September 24, 2019
Ep105. From Masterchef contestant, to private chef, to starting leading almond milk brand, Almo with CEO, Linda Monique
“An idea can take you anywhere.” — Linda Monique, CEO Almo Milk. Ep105 The Monica Kade Podcast Welcome to Episode 105 of The Monica Kade podcast. This week’s woman to watch is Linda Monique the CEO and Founder of Almo Milk, Australia’s most premium, 100% grown and made, long-life almond milk. Before establishing Almo, Linda lived many lives. She studied Commerce and Arts at the University of Melbourne, she’s lived in Milan and London, lectured in food design, and dabbled in being a private chef for a number of A-List celebrities and high net worth individuals. She’s also been on Masterchef, a TED speaker and won the 2018 Telstra Young Business Awards. In 2015, her autoimmune condition worsened and she was forced to focus on making drastic, yet positive lifestyle changes. To strengthen her immune system, Linda began consuming plant-based milks, and realised that every product was full of additives, and this is where we begin our Almo conversation. Learn About Why she chose to study commerce and arts Her travels to Milan and London, and how these came about How she fell into becoming a private chef How being hospitalised with an autoimmune condition was possibly a blessing  Why she started Almo, and how the idea came to her Her greatest challenge in launching Almo to market The most rewarding aspect of creating and running Almo The number one thing she wants you (consumers) to know about Almo Milk Signature Questions If she wasn’t in her current career, what she’d attempt What she believes is her greatest asset  A piece of wisdom she’s self acquired or been given that she lives by today
34:56
September 17, 2019
Ep104. How this 6-year old entrepreneur is changing the world through glitter with Sienna Roocroft
Welcome to Episode 104 of The Monica Kade Podcast, today’s guest is Sienna Roocroft. She’s a 6 year old entrepreneur who recently launched her first business, No Little Glitter. When her mum Sarah Nally, asked her what problem she wanted to solve in the world, Sienna said: Stop war and help the refugees. Sienna saw glitter as a way to make lives brighter, the planet cleaner and contribute to lifting the vibration of consciousness. Well, that’s my take, she doesn’t quite know that yet. My youngest ever guest on the podcast, and definitely a young woman to keep to watch! LEARN ABOUT Why Sienna wants to stop war and help the refugees How it makes her feel hearing about war and the refugees What she loves about glitter How she came up with her business name How she designed and developed the No Litter Glitter logo What it’s like for Sienna to have her first business What she wants the world to know about No Litter Glitter The most exciting thing about having a business at 6-years old Sienna got all dressed up for our podcast episode, but we didn't record video, but here's a snapshot of her and her friend Tilly all glammed up! GET YOUR NO LITTER GLITTER HERE! NoLitterGlitter.com 
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September 10, 2019
Ep103. You'll regret not pursuing what you wanted to with Amanda Lacount, 18-year old Professional Dancer ft Katy Perry, Ellen Show, The Voice...
“Even though it’ll be really hard now and it feels impossible and you want to give up. Giving up will be easier. And yeah, you might feel better. And that feeling will only be there for so long and in 15 years you’re going to look back, or meet someone that’s doing what you wanted to do—and you’re going to regret not pursuing what you really wanted to.” — Amanda LaCount, Ep103. The Monica Kade Podcast On Episode 103 of The Monica Kade Podcast, we’re joined by Amanda LaCount. A well known hip hop dancer, choreographer, model, and influencer. Some of her most notable performances include The Ellen Show, Meghan Trainor, Katy Perry, DWTS, The Voice, and her National Dance Tour "Amanda LaCount Live". She’s also performed in a bunch of professional musical production. Originally from Colorado, she grew up with 6 other siblings and was raised by her mum. During that time, she was also a competitive figure skater and qualified for Nationals. One of her latest and truly inspiring projects is #breakingthestereotype™: a movement/hashtag she started which promotes body positivity and the belief that any "body" can be a dancer. She’s breaking the stereotype that all dancers must be tall, thin and blonde. Her philosophy is "If you love it, do it. It's as simple as that." LEARN ABOUT What it was like to grow up in a big family How she got into figure skating How old she was when she discovered her love for dance How she navigated her teenage years with the natural mental, physical and emotional chalenges One of the biggest personal challenges she’s had to overcome to grow her self-confidence How she got hired to dance for Katy Perry Who Amanda wants to dance for; the person on top of her dance bucket list What #breakingstereotypes movement is and what inspired itat you’d like too? Amanda’s advice for those questioning their dreams or having a moment of “I quit” Signature Questions The career she’d attempt if not in this one The greatest piece of wisdom she lives by today What she believes is her greatest asset
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September 3, 2019
Ep102. How Apple Cider Vinegar Transformed My Life (and became my business) with Pip Summerville, Founder Tonik
In Episode 102 of The Monica Kade Podcast, I sat down with Pip Summerville; the Founder and Creative Director of Tonik, an all-natural health capsule company, with a no-fluff approach to feeling good. Tonik was founded in 2016 by pip from the desire to make natural health supplements easier and more convenient for the health conscious consumer—but first and foremost it was the solution to a personal problem. With the help of her pharmacist father, Glenn, they went on to create the much loved Tonik brand. LEARN ABOUT What it was like being a professional athlete growing up How and why Pip developed an unhealthy relationship with food  The impact that disordered eating had on her sports career and personal life Hear about the special relationship she has with her dad and its role in her upbringing How apple cider vinegar played a big role in her life How the Tonik business idea came to life Behind the scenes of Tonik’s creation phase, to where it is today How Tonik received Goop’s (Gwenyth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand) seal of approval The Base Agency, her second business and how it supported the development of Tonik How she juggles two businesses and family SIGNATURE QUESTIONS What career Pip would attempt if not in this one What she believes is her greatest asset A piece of wisdom she’s been given or acquired through life experience that she lives by
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August 28, 2019
Ep101. Are you living the life of your dreams? with Sheri Salata, Former OWN Co-President, Author & Executive Producer
“You live a very, very different life when early on you begin to see that self-care is not extra credit. It’s not that spa treatment you treat yourself to once a year. Self-care is constantly evaluating if something is good for you or not—if something feels good to you or not.”   — Sheri Salata, Ep101. The Monica Kade podcast  Joining me today is Sheri Salata, writer-producer, Co-host of the podcast The Sheri + Nancy Show and Co-founder of thepillarlife.com. She’s had an impressive career working as the executive producer on the Oprah Winfrey Show, and also served as co-president of Harpo Studios and OWN.   My path crossed with Sheri's virtually at first. A little while back, I was listening to Marie Forleo’s podcast, and it was the episode with Sheri. I hadn’t read the intro to learn about who she was at the time, I merely pressed play on the episode. After a good 15 or so minutes into the conversation, Sheri started talking about her career path, that her career didn’t really take off until her 30s. My ears pricked up and I thought to myself, ‘Who is this woman?’  That’s when I knew I had to get Sheri on The Monica Kade podcast. I resonated so deeply with that message, having struggled through my 20s with knowing what I wanted to do—and the constant chop and change. "What the world needs from you, is for you to be so filled with joy that it’s literally coming out of your pores.”   — Sheri Salata, Ep101. The Monica Kade podcast I was genuinely thrilled when Sheri agreed to come on the show. Her story of The Beautiful No serves as a reminder that there’s always a bigger picture unfolding. Often we don’t see it. And, when we feel like we’re getting the (beautiful) 'No'—let’s not give up hope. We must not give up on our dreams. In fact, it’s a moment to dive deeper and stay true to the vision that burns in our heart. This woman is a bundle of joy. Her warmth and candid nature make you feel like you're hanging out with a dear friend. I feel honored to have had the chance to sit down with Sheri, share some laughs and some wisdoms, that you too get to hear. I hope you enjoy the conversation. She’s an absolute delight of a woman. May you walk away knowing that you CAN live the life of your dreams! LEARN ABOUT Who Sheri saw herself as in the world and what her approach to life was like as a child What Sheri’s life looked like working at The Oprah Winfrey Show What aspects of herself she neglected during her career at OWN Why your mindset, surrounding environment and social circle impact the life of your dreams—and how to ensure they’re a support not a hindrance The greatest thing Sheri learned about herself writing the book Why you must foster self-care before you can live the life of your dreams We explore the beautiful question and why it's important to ask yourself, ‘Where do I want to go?’ What steps to take if you feel like you have the career of your dreams, but not the life of your dreams. Why it’s okay if you haven’t got the dream career in your 30s, 40s, or 50s—and what to do about it.   SIGNATURE QUESTIONS What scares Sheri? What's her greatest asset? What’s the best piece of wisdom Sheri's acquired through life experience or (through someone else) that she lives by?  BUY YOUR COPY OF SHERI'S BOOK HERE.
40:43
August 13, 2019
Ep100. Start with Your Mind to Rebuild Your Body with Dr. Robert Zembroski
"Everyone is obsessed with calories. Calories are just a measurement of energy. If we focused on nutrients and not calories we wouldn’t have this obsession with weight, and probably have a healthier population of people. Let’s just eat the foods that don’t cause ill health and not eat everything else." - Dr Robert Zembroski, Ep100. The Monica Kade Podcast Welcome to episode 100 of The Monica Kade Podcast: If Your Gut Instinct Talks to You, You Better Listen. Joining me today is Dr. Robert Zembroski is a physician, specialist in functional medicine, board-certified chiropractic neurologist, clinical nutritionist, author of Rebuild, and a transformational speaker.  His story of adversity started with a giant five-inch tumor in his chest—non-hodgkin's lymphoma—a life threatening blood cancer, and our podcast takes you through this very challenging and traumatic period of his life. We talk about what it was like from the moment he heard the word 'tumor', right through to how he navigated his way through the illness and how he rebuilt his health to where it is today: fighting fit! It was such a pleasure to have an opportunity to talk to Dr Z. His down-to-earth nature coupled with his intelligence and very candid approach to his story was very refreshing. His story is a testament to the power of the mind. His journey through cancer and coming out the side is confirmation to us all, that we have the power to choose; that "diagnosis is not destiny. That through presence and a growth mindset, we make better choices. That by caring about what we put into our bodies and how we choose to move, we foster a foundation for living a healthy life. His work is brilliant because he reminds you that YOU have the power. It's totally up to you! Whether you're battling cancer or another life threatening illness, this conversation is for you. It's also for you if you want to live a happier, healthier and empowered life. There's something in our chat for everyone! LEARN ABOUT 1. The inner dialogue in the moment he found out he had a tumor in his chest 2. Why stress is a perception 3. Why you must (and how to) pull the weeds from your mind (and life) 4. Why he created a fun acronym for the word 'Diet' and what 'D.I.E.T' now stands for 5. The power of mindset and how you can foster a strong mind 6. Nutrients vs calories 7. Why you shouldn't be focusing on 'losing weight' and what you focus on instead 8. Why he recommends avoiding dairy (warning, the scientific information around this is disgusting) 9. His recommendation for HIIT (high intensity interval training) as exercise, and why you should adopt it 10. The greatest thing he learned about himself during his health crisis  SIGNATURE QUESTIONS 1. Sunset or sunrise, and why? 2. What Dr Z is afraid of? 3. The piece of wisdom he's been given or acquired that Robert lives by? PREFER TO WATCH? DO SO HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lacGrXDb-Uw
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June 25, 2019
Ep99. Don't Listen to Fear, Express Your Joy with Boitumelo Theepe, Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls Series
"Sometimes you're given the challenge to show others it can be moved." - Boitumelo Theepe, Ep99. The Monica Kade Podcast Here we are. The final episode in the OWLAG series, Ep99. Don't Listen to Fear, Express Your Joy with Boitumelo Theepe. Boitumelo Theepe has a warmth and gentle nature that was so evident the moment we connected. And yet, what resides beneath those qualities is a fierceness to go after what her heart desires. Boitumelo was the first alumni of OWLAG to graduate with a medical degree, which is a true testament to her innate ferocity. She grew up in Soweto, and as part of the academy's inaugural class, she excelled in science and was an active member of multiple student societies, including public speaking and debate.   Before we knew her as Dr Theepe, Boitumelo completed her medical training at Stellenbosch University, graduating in 2018. At Stellenbosch, she sat as a member of the undergraduate research committee and pioneered the development of the campus gospel choir. She was one of the recipients of the prestigious Envisionit Bursary Fund, and a keynote speaker at their fundraising Gala dinner in 2018, an event aimed at empowering young people to pursue a university education.  Currently, she is practicing medicine at a renowned hospital in Cape Town, known for having carried out the world's first heart transplant.  LEARN ABOUT What life was like being raised by her grandmother The principles of Ubuntu and how she lives by these today How and why she applied to OWLAG What it felt like to be accepted and what it meant for her How she feels about being the first OWLAG alumni to become a medical doctor When was the seed of becoming a doctor planted in her heart How she hopes to change the world through her profession Her greatest life lesson or ‘Aha!’ moment from studying at OWLAG Her advice to those listening who have a dream but are afraid to pursue it The greatest thing Boitumelo learned about herself through her education experience What she would most like to ask Ms Winfrey if they sat down together for tea SIGNATURE QUESTIONS 1. Sunset or sunrise, and why? 2. What Boitumelo is afraid of? 3. What piece of wisdom she’s been passed down that she lives by?
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June 19, 2019
Ep98. Choose The Person You Want to Be with Gugu Malope, Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls
“You need to push yourself because when those doors open, they fling open and if it’s not a door that’s open, there’s a window you can squeeze into usually.”- Gugu Malope, Ep98. The Monica Kade Podcast In Episode 98 of The Monica Kade Podcast we talk to Gugu Malope, our fourth conversation in the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls series.  My conversation 'Choose The Person You Want to Be' with Gugu was truly eye-opening. It forced me to take a deep look at my life, at the world around me and to remember that no matter where we come from, we have the power to choose. We can look at where we are and know there is something more for us and we can step toward it, or we can stay put. Our power lies in the way we choose to respond to what is. Meet Gugu Vivica Malope. She was born in the small town of Middelburg, Mpumalanga but raised by her grandmother in Johannesburg. She is part of the 2014 graduating class, The O'Paragons of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls.  "Leadership isn’t making people follow you and your ideologies—although that could be  a component—I don’t think that’s what it is. For me, at its core, leadership is leading yourself and then inspiring people around you to almost take what they can from the way you live, to implement it on themselves." - Gugu Malope, Ep98. The Monica Kade Podcast Gugu started her journey at OWLAG in 2008 where she was active in the leadership, sports and cultural facets of the school. She played netball, was part of the senior debating team, choir and Marimba ensemble. She continued her studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Media Studies. She is currently studying towards her Honours in Media Studies at University of South Africa (UNISA).  Her career in IT services began in 2018 through the Dimension Data Graduate Accelerate Programme and is now an Enterprise Client Manager at the Dimension Data subsidiary Internet Solutions.  This conversation will change the way you look at your life. You cannot walk away not appreciating what you have. If you do, you haven’t truly listened to her story. Learn About What is was like to be raised by her grandmother? The upbringing and approach to life her grandmother imparted with her. Her funny story about applying to OWLAG? What it felt like and what it meant for her and her family to be accepted into OWLAG. What leadership means to Gugu. How Gugu fosters leadership in her daily life? The number one life lesson OWLAG taught her. What Gugu has learned about herself having achieved so much academically? Why she loves the possibilities in IT. Her big vision for her life? Who is one of her greatest mentors in life so far? What they supported her to realise? How Gugu yearns to change the world? Gugu’s one piece of self-acquired wisdom for you about chasing your dream. Signature Questions 1. Sunset or sunrise, and why? 2. What she’s afraid of? 3. The piece of wisdom she’s been given that she lives by?
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June 11, 2019
Ep97. Your Focus Influences Your Destiny with Masego Mothei, OWLAG Series
"There's always going to be some people who waste opportunities and some that grasp them." - Ep97. Masego Mothei, The Monica Kade Podcast In Episode 97 of The Monica Kade Podcast we talk to Masego Mothei, our third conversation in the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls series.  Masego grew up in a small town called De Deur in South Africa. Both her my parents had very little schooling, but somehow, managed to get her and her four siblings through school.  She was accepted into the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy in 2009.  After graduating from OWLAG she pursued a degree in BA Languages and Culture at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Masego also graduated Cum Laude with distinction majoring in Chinese Studies and Applied English Language Studies, not to mention she also won the National Chinese Bridge Competition in 2017, which tests the Chinese proficiency of university students in the entire country. Masego has gone on to complete her Honours degree through the same university focusing on the Chinese language (Mandarin). What I loved most about Masego was her enthusiasm, optimistic outlook and the belief she holds in herself. Her message is simple, it doesn’t matter where you come from, go and chase your dreams. Learn About What it was like growing up in De Deur How it felt to grow up with her parents working almost an entire year, barely seeing them Her experience of the process to apply for OWLAG What it felt like to be accepted and what did this meant to Masego What new perspective towards life OWLAG instilled The greatest personal lesson she gained from studying at OWLAG Her experience of studying in a foreign country (China) for a semester What type of impact Masego would like to have on the world What does it mean to be the best version of yourself and what does that look like Masego How she rises above life's challenges What wisdom Masego would part with others chasing their dreams. Signature Questions Sunset or sunrise, and why? What she's afraid of? The piece of wisdom she's been passed down that she lives by?  RATE AND REVIEW If you enjoyed this episode, I'd absolutely love you to please rate and review this conversation on iTunes. It helps others like you find the podcast and listen to stories that elevate and empower individuals to be their best. 
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June 4, 2019
Ep96. Be Intentional With Your Dream Building with Andronica Klaas, Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls Series
"Failure is not a bad thing...In the process of dreaming and living out your dream, you are going to come across roadblocks. But understanding at that moment that 'hey, this is a lesson' take a step back and figure out what that lesson is so you don't have to encounter it later in the future." - Andronica Klaas, Ep96. The Monica Kade Podcast Welcome to Ep96. You Have to Have An Intention For Your Dream with Andronica Klaas, the second alumni graduate from my Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Series (OWLAG). There are some people you meet in life with that you instantly bond with. Andronica was one of these. Our conversation dived deep, fast. It was her open nature and willingness to share such intimate details of her upbringing that really moved me. I feel so grateful that I was able to be a witness of her story, and to now share this conversation with you. While I won't share all the details with you hear, some background on Andronica begins with her growing up in South Africa, and since graduating from the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, she has attained a BSc in Computer Science Information Systems from Johnson C. Smith University in May of 2017.   Today she works at the Bank of America, N.A and is also a mentor for women in technology. As a member of the employee engagement committee and a volunteer for the Ignite with Tech program, she reviews resumes for potential student employees while providing them with mock interviews. Andronica has also been invited by the bank to share her journey at the “Inspire – Women who Tech” enrichment event for female freshman and sophomore students interested in pursuing roles in Technology. Engaging with the youth and inspiring proactiveness in solving civic engagement issues in their surrounding communities is close to her heart, and she does this through her workshops. She has worked with organisations such as EmpowerHERment, Camp LeadUp and InTech.  LEARN ABOUT Her childhood and life before OWLAG What made her realise she wanted to apply to OWLAG How it felt to be accepted out of over 100 girls What doors OWLAG has opened for Andronica What she enjoyed most from her time at OWLAG How her role as Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) White House Initiative Ambassador came about and what this experience involved Her involvement in STEMites leadership and tech summer camp What was the most significant thing she learned about herself from her time at OWLAG Her life philosophy, ‘To whom much is given much is expected’, what this means and how she’s living this What she’d like listeners to know about chasing their dreams How she’d like to impact the world
 
  SIGNATURE QUESTIONS Sunset or sunrise, and why?

 What are you afraid of?

 What’s the greatest piece of wisdom you’ve been given that you live by? 
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May 28, 2019
Ep95. You Deserve to Be As You Are with Avukile Zoya, Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls Series
Welcome to Episode 95 of The Monica Kade Podcast. This week we kick off a 5-week podcast series with The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls (OWLAG). My first OWLAG alumni guest is Avukile Zoya, who was born and raised in South Africa. She is the youngest of 4 siblings and was raised by her mom and sister—who was only four years older than her. Her acceptance into The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, was a powerful stepping stone enabling her to have the education she dreamed of. Then in 2017, she graduated from Colorado College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Molecular Biology and a minor in Spanish in the United States.  Our conversation is a deep dive into her life before OWLAG and the experiences to date, which have shaped her into the women she is today. Avukile’s story is a powerful illustration of how having access to quality education and a tight-knit and empowering social circle further ignites the flame of our hearts desires. She reminds us that no matter where we come from, life is up to us. We choose how to respond to life and which direction we want to steer our ship—we must only tune into the whispers of our soul. WHAT YOU'LL LEARN What life looked like prior to OWLAG? What her relationship with her family is like The dreams and aspirations she held as a child growing up Why she wanted to attend OWLAG The rigorous submission process she went through to be considered a future student What it was like when she found out she was accepted into OWLAG We discuss self-doubt and how she navigates that feeling of 'Am I enough? Do I deserve this?' The life philosophy she leads her life with What was it like learning to listen to the ‘heartbreaking’ and ‘challenging’ life stories of her fellow OWLAG sisters What did attending OWLAG teach her about herself What she loves about the work she’s been called to do with the Clinton Health Access Initiative in South Africa What it means to Avukile to be the best version of herself The person that inspires/supports her to rise into her best self daily How she finds inspiration and courage to keep going when life feels challenging   SIGNATURE QUESTIONS Sunset or sunrise and why? What is Avukile afraid of? The piece of wisdom she’s been given that she lives by today. If you enjoyed this episode, I've absolutely love you to please rate and review this conversation on iTunes. It helps others like you find the podcast and listen to stories that elevate and empower individuals to be their best.  
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May 21, 2019
Ep94. Is Love Free? The Love Experiment with Amir Zoghi
"I realised, I'm comfortable. I'm too comfortable. I'm comfortable in my lifestyle, in my self...For me, life is experienced outside of your comfort zone...This Love Experiment has put me outside my comfort zone." - Amir Zoghi, Ep94. The Monica Kade Podcast In Episode 94 of The Monica Kade Podcast I sit down with International Speaker, Coach and Aerobatic Pilot, Amir Zoghi. On the 1st May, 2019 he released his $6,600.00 signature coaching program: OMG (Oneness Mentoring Group) to the world, for free! A program that brings in 80% of his income. Why?  Because over the past 19 years he's been subjected to people's comments saying, "If it's about Love, then shouldn't it be free? Why are you charging people for your program?" Then on the flip side he's had individuals saying, "I love your content and your work, but I'm not going to do your program because you're not charging for it. You don't value yourself. It shouldn't be free".  Feeling like he couldn't win, he decided to do an experiment purely for himself, which is now running as THE LOVE EXPERIMENT. And he's going through his own process around the question, IS LOVE FREE? Listen in to our conversation where we talk on who he is, why he's doing this and what's the experience been like so far. You'll Learn About Who is Amir Zoghi and what does he do? What is The Love Experiment? Why Amir is running The Love Experiment Why he didn’t release the OMG program 6 months ago when he first felt the feeling What his inner process was around following this feeling Why it’s imperative to follow what we feel regardless of circumstances or how it will impact others The response from his audience and the wider community so far Amir's personal insights from the experience to date\ You can also listen to the episode on iTunes, Spotify and all other podcasting platforms.  For further details about his OMG Program (Oneness Mentoring Group) click here. To follow Amir on social media, click here.
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May 7, 2019
Ep93. Bringing What's Unconscious to The Forefront with Ghazaleh Lowe, Bondi Guru
“…The energy of your star sign impacts you on so many different levels that if you read it and go, ‘I don’t get it?’, you’re so far away from yourself. —Ep93. Ghazaleh Lowe, The Monica Kade Podcast Welcome to Episode 93. Bringing What's Unconscious to The Forefront on The Monica Kade Podcast. My guest is Ghazaleh Lowe who is a facilitator and the writer behind the much loved Intuitive Horoscopes for Bondi Guru. Ghazaleh has 20 years facilitation experience behind her and has been writing the Intuitive Horoscopes for 11 years.  The name may sound familiar, and if it does, it’s because she’s been a guest on the podcast previously—so if you haven’t checked out Episode 76, take listen.  However, today we’re going to dive into how she does what she does when it comes to writing the Intuitive Horoscopes. We’ll chat on how the intuitive horoscopes are written, how they can support you and why you ought to subscribe to both the Daily Intuitive Horoscopes and the Monthly Star Sign Coaching Audios.  I also feel to mention, these horoscopes are NOT based on astrology. So whether you’re a die-hard fan of traditional horoscopes or they’ve never been your thing—the Intuitive Horoscopes are something you will have never seen before.  Listen to our conversation and take advantage of Ghaz’s special offer for the month of May! What You’ll Learn - What Ghazaleh does and how she does it - How the daily horoscopes are written for each star sign - The way the daily or monthly message moves through Ghazaleh - What are the daily intuitive horoscopes based on - How can they support you navigate your life - The way Ghazaleh encourages you to read your intuitive horoscope - What separates the intuitive horoscopes from traditional horoscopes - The number one standout piece of feedback Ghazaleh receives from the Bondi Guru community about the intuitive horoscopes - The impact she’s focused on creating through the intuitive horoscopes  To subscribe to the FREE Daily Intuitive Horoscopes head to BondiGuru.com OR follow @BondiGuru on Instagram. To purchase your Monthly Star Sign Coaching Audio, click here.
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April 30, 2019
Ep92. Use Your Inner Wisdom to Eat with Liv Kaplan, Nutritionist
"My overall mission isn’t to have people lose weight or fit into a certain amount of macros, but I want them to feel the love for the kitchen that I do.” - Liv Kaplan, Ep92 The Monica Kade Podcast Episode 92 of The Monica Kade Podcast was a riot to record. My guest was Liv Kaplan, nutritionist and passionate foodie with a keen eye for all things health and wellness.  I’ve been following Liv for quite a while now—on Instagram that is. Not to yoga or the farmer’s market or anything—that’d be weird. So let me say this…not only do her clean, sugar, gluten, grain and dairy free recipes make your eyes pop, they pretty much inspire you to drop what you’re doing, grab your debit card and run to the grocery store—stat! You think I’m joking. In Ep92. Use Your Inner Wisdom to Eat, we share a healthy dose of laughter, blend it with some golden nuggets of wisdom and drizzle in some simple ideas that you can adopt as part of your own conscious approach to health. Plus, we get all the goss on her latest eBook, CREATE. Aside from my love for her dessert recipes, it’s her easy-going, comical but real approach to health and food that makes her so likeable. Her message is simple.  Liv’s recipes focus on mood-boosting and blood sugar balancing goodness, and she believes eating well should be effortless, not stressful! If you live in Sydney, Australia, you can find this bronzed up foodie on the shore of Bondi Beach. She’s a living example of how proper nutrition is an integral part of our overall health—but you’re not going to die if you take a detour.  If she’s not getting creative in the kitchen, you can find her getting salty in the ocean, getting zen on the yoga mat or picking up fresh produce from the local farmer’s market.  GRAB your green juice, turmeric latte, bulletproof coffee—or beverage of choice; plug in those earphones and consume this episode in one sitting—or with a friend, if you think you can’t do it alone. We believe you can. What You’ll Learn When Liv’s fascination with food began Why she doesn’t attach herself to food labels How her diet has evolved over recent years Why she doesn’t try to know what’s right for you We debunk the “Keto” vs “Vegan” conversation Why health isn’t just about what food you eat Why she advocates looking at ‘how’ you eat and your mindset on food We talk food philosophy: Eating well and looking after your health should make you less stressed not more Get the goss on her newly released (April 23rd 2019) eBook, CREATE What inspired Liv to bring CREATE to life Signature Questions Sunset or sunrise and why? What's Liv afraid of? If she could be remembered for one of her recipes which would she pick? BUY HER NEW EBOOK CREATE: http://livkaplan.com/shop/create —Listener's of The Monica Kade Podcast GET 25% OFF. USE THE CODE: MONICA 
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April 23, 2019
Ep91. [Mindset] Life Gave Me A Lesson In Appreciation...The Hard Way
We're back this week with another episode of Pep Talks for Your Soul.  I missed sharing an episode with you last week due to illness, however; it inspired this episode. Today, I share with you a lesson in appreciation that life dished up to me last week. It's funny how sometimes you don't realise how far away from your centre you really are. And, if you're lucky life will remind you. I say 'lucky' because for me, in each moment of each day I strive to be the fullest and truest expression of myself. And when I'm not, that's quickly rectified.  We only have so much energy in a day...why spend it playing pointless and monotonous poker machines in your mind (your recycled thoughts being the coins)? #notworthit I thought I'd share the lesson with you as maybe you're experiencing something similar, or possibly a lack of appreciation for your life is what's holding you back. Don't let it be. Enjoy the Pep Talk, and as always, if you enjoy the episode, please share it with a friend who could use a Pep Talk.  Thanks for listening.
05:00
April 23, 2019
Ep90. How to Build A Real & Lasting Relationship with Mark Groves, Human Connection Specialist
"It's important for people to understand that wherever you hold resentment...that's a place where you don't prioritize yourself." - Mark Groves, Ep90. The Monica Kade Podcast  In Episode 90 of The Monica Kade Podcast: How to Build A Real & Lasting Relationship, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Mark Groves. He has a specialised interest in the area of Human Connection. He’s an author, speaker and sales consultant.  Aside from his professional titles, he’s just a really cool guy doing some incredible work in the world. I don’t say that lightly. I found his work on Instagram—as you’ll hear in the episode—and was really moved by the way he writes about relationships. But sitting down to chat with him was another level. If he lived in Australia, I’d totally have him over as a dinner guest. He’s intelligent, easy-going and just one of those people you enjoy having a conversation with. No BS, just pure heart. And I like those kind of people. He’s in love with science, psychology, and uncovering the mysteries of what makes great relationships work. Speaking of that, he’s certain there are no “secrets” when it comes to great relationships. Rather, he believes that all relationships are by design and we are all the architects of what we want. Mark has a Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology and has written for Plenty of Fish, Thought Catalog, Goodmen Project and is the Relationship Columnist for 24 Hours Newspaper. When he’s not working with clients you’ll find him traveling the globe, playing in the mountains and ocean, or pretty much anything that gets his heart beating in the paradise that is Vancouver, BC. Learn About -  How he became a human connection specialist? -  What he had to do to master his understanding and approach to relationships -  Why your relationship with yourself if first paramount  -  How you measure up your worth in a relationship -  How to create healthy boundaries in a partnership -  What marriage used to be and why it’s no longer that -  How you can equip yourself to be a better partner -  How he helps people ‘understand their emotional matrix by mastering themselves through their word” -  What he really thinks about your “List” for your ultimate partner -  Is it possible to feel free in a relationship  Signature Questions  -  Sunset or sunrise and why—plus he shares a really cool anecdote about his answer! -  If he wasn’t in his current career, what he’d like to attempt -  A piece of wisdom he’s been passed down and lives by
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April 9, 2019
Ep89. [Health] What You Need To Know About That Body You Want
In Episode 89 of Pep Talks for Your Soul, I talk about some things you ought to consider before you chase after 'that' body you want. I think every woman on the planet is susceptible to feeling shame or discontent in her skin. After all we live in a world that's telling us how we 'should' be and how we 'should' look.    Let's get real for a minute...the 'perfect body' is not what you actually want and even if you do attain it, unless you've stopped to reflect on what's driving you to aspire to such a body, it ain't going to change how you feel. You're still going to feel the same. Take it from someone who's subjected her body to eating disorders, gruelling workouts and insane ways of eating, living and being.   Until I realised, I needed to address what lay beneath.  In this short episode I share a few highlights that'll support you to stop running on the mental treadmill and move towards a more peaceful way of being.   You can have the body you love, but that's not necessarily the body you think you want.  The body you love is the body you feel good and alive in. It's the body that allows you to be your best in all areas of your life.   Enjoy this Pep Talk and leave me a comment on Instagram @MonicaKade if you found it valuable.  
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April 8, 2019
Ep88. Why Real Empowerment Isn't Built on Abs & A Booty, Amber Dodzweit Riposta, Pro Athlete & Fitness Model
"I love to work out, I love to run. And you know, there was no end goal for me. There was no body I had in mind. I just did what I was made to do what I love." - Amber Dodzweit Riposta, Ep88. The Monica Kade Podcast Yes, she’s beautiful, got a killer smile and is a weapon in the gym. And yes, she has a physique that so many women would kill for. But that’s not what I love most about this woman. What inspired me to have her on the podcast was her honesty, humility and ability to not take herself too seriously in an industry that does.   In Episode 88 of The Monica Kade Podcast: Why Real Empowerment Ain't Built On Abs & A Booty, I sit down with Amber Dodzweit Riposta; a women's circuit training expert, 13x fitness cover model, All-American Track and Field athlete and X-national champion professional tackle football player. She created BUILT FOR HER (an online women's athletic training club) in 2014 to teach women how to find freedom and a deeper sense of purpose through athletic training and empowerment. She lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and is married to Holistic Nutritionist Andrew Riposta. She also creates athletic training content for women from all over the world with the basis that a woman's appearance must always be secondary to her capabilities.  She’s had her own trials and tribulations like the rest of us, but it’s her determined nature that’s enabled her to rise into who she is today. Oh, and if you’re still hung up on her physique, you HAVE to listen to this conversation. Because as she shares, her love for working out was never to attain a particular body shape.  Our chat is a beautiful reminder around being true to oneself, following what you love and when we do so we give space for those around us to do the same.  I’ve watched her social media presence evolve over the years, and while I feel she’s always shared uplifting and empowering messages, it’s now more than ever that I resonate and feel her message is much needed in our world.  Oh, be sure to join her team for The Oxygen Challenge #5. Do that here. Learn About:  -  Her family, where she grew up and in what part they played in athletic interests -  How she got into fitness modelling -  How quickly her career took off and what she truly felt behind the success -  Who she became once she started fitness modelling -  What influence and impact the people around her had on her career and life -  Why she chose to walk away from a high flying fitness modelling career -  The most eye opening experience the modelling industry have given her -  What inspired her to be more real with her social media audience -  Does she think there’ll be a time in the future where body image won’t play such a huge part in our lives? -  How Built For Her (her online training club) came to fruition Signature Questions:  -  Sunset or Sunrise and why? -  What career would Amber attempt if not in her current one? -  A piece of wisdom she lives by?
43:01
April 2, 2019
Ep87. [Mind] Girl, (or Boy) Get It Off Your Chest!
In Episode 87 of Pep Talks for Your Soul, I talk about getting it off your chest.  I don't know about you, but for me expressing how I feel in the past was struggle street. I was much better at bottling it all up, keeping the peace and carrying all my feelings and emotions inside of me. I became a master bottler.  I was a professional at making it appear that my life was together or that I wasn't affected by things...until I wasn't. Or until I had a mental breakdown. And, if you relate, then you'll love this episode. And even if you don't have a problem expressing what you feel, maybe your partner does. Maybe your bestie does, and perhaps this will be the episode you can lovingly share and say, 'Hey, I thought you may like this'. To be the best version of ourselves (in each moment) we have to look at what's keeping us from being anything but that. That takes courage. It takes a willingness to say (to ourselves), I'm not being mature about how I'm feeling. And this approach of keeping things inside this treasure chest ain't serving me no more...I'm ready to step into a greater version of myself. More empowering right? Right. Hi-Five. Enjoy the episode. Oh, feel free to tag me on social with any of your takeaways. @MonicaKade
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April 1, 2019
Ep86. [Lifestyle] 4 Non-Negotiables to Being Your Best Self EVERY Day.
In Episode 86 of the Weekly Pep Talks for Your Soul series, on The Monica Kade Podcast I talk about 4 Non-Negotiables to Being Your Best Self EVERY Day. These are four things I do not compromise on ever. Nope. Nah-uh, no way! Why? Because I strive to be my best every day. In each moment. Obviously, my best varies from day-to-day, and it’s never about comparing myself or my efforts to the previous day—it’s just about being the best version of myself that I can be, in the moment I am in now. So, today I share with you 4 things that have TRANSFORMED my life for the better. By being consistent and practising these 4 things each day, I push myself to grow and live a healthy and happy life. These things support me to be the truest and most authentic version of myself, and I have no doubt they’ll help YOU do this for yourself as well! Take a listen to 4 Non-Negotiables to Being Your Best Self Every Day now. Oh, and let me know about your experience if you do adopt any of these. I’d love to see how your life has changed for the better! WANT TO RECEIVE A DAILY PEP TALK FOR YOU SOUL: An uplifting note that'll kickstart your day in a way your coffee can't?  Subscribe for FREE here.
05:28
March 25, 2019
Ep85. Why You Must Live Outside Your Comfort Zone with Ren McGann, Big Wave Photographer
   “It’s that rawness of being in the moment. There’s just so much going on around you. Your focus is so pinpointed…I find it so relaxing.” - Ep85. Ren McGann, The Monica Kade Podcast Ren McGann's and my path collided via Instagram. I very quickly fell in love with his big wave photographs and it wasn't long before gut instinct urged me to get him on the podcast show. I follow A LOT of wave photographers but over the years, nothing has moved me in the way his photography has. We got to chatting, and the more I found about him through his website and the other media articles that have featured him, the more I wanted to know. His down-to-earth nature, coupled with a genuine love for making connections and bettering the lives of those who cross his path really stood out for me. And so, this week I’m stoked to welcome Ren to Episode 85 of The Monica Kade podcast. He’s a Western Australian photographer specialising in big wave photography. He’s always had a fascination for big waves and extreme weather. His first trip to ‘The Right’—one of the biggest wave spots in the world—sparked his passion for photography and dramatically changed the direction of his life. He went from being a commercial mariner for 10 years, running all sorts of vessels out of Exmouth in eco-tourism, fishing, oil and gas, cray-fishing amongst others to immersing himself amongst mother nature's gnarliest yet magnificent waves and keenest surfers. If you haven’t seen his photography, you must. I’m a huge fan of big and burly waves, but Ren’s photos capture more than a wave. They’re imbued with something I just can’t put into words. I honestly loved this conversation with Ren and I hope you do too.  Learn About: - What inspired him becoming a mariner? - What he loved most about that part of his life - The mental challenge of breaking out of a good life and staying where he was - What the quote on his website, “We find ourselves through exploration” means to him - When and how his interest in photography came into focus - What it’s like to see the world through his eyes as a photographer - How he knows when the perfect moment is to take the shot - What he loves most about big waves - What he’s learned about himself through photographing big waves - The down low on what it’s really like for those of us who haven’t experienced being in the ocean around these waves? - What his fascination with waves is Plus much more! Signature Questions: Sunset or sunrise? What career he’d like to attempt if not in this one? What Being his Best looks like to him?
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March 19, 2019
Ep84. [Mindset] Pep Talk For Your Soul: Get Unstuck in 7minutes
Here's your Weekly Pep Talk For Your Soul.  In this Pep Talk episode I talk about getting unstuck and the things that prevent us from getting 'unstuck'. I also share how you can easily come to the resolution you seek. AND you'll be able to do it by the end of this episode! Hi-Five! A couple conscious steps you can take and move forward into your week with clarity! ...and who doesn't love clarity! Want to receive Daily Pep Talks? You can sign up here + get a free gift. www.monicakade.com/dailypeptalks An uplifting note that'll land in your inbox lately. Lots of love, Monica
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March 18, 2019
Ep83. [Health] Pep Talk For Your Soul: Forget Exercise. Here's Why
As of next week, (Mon 18th 2019) every Monday I’ll be bringing you a new episode of Pep Talks for Your Soul. You’ll hear me talk about conscious lifestyle tips that’ll help you make better choices in the areas of health, nutrition, self-love, career and relationships. Overall these short episodes will support you to bring out your best in each moment—because that’s all we ever have.  Change starts here and now. Being your best starts exactly where you are. I hope you enjoy the first episode and if you do, you can also sign up to receive Daily Pep Talks for Your Soul: an uplifting note delivered to your inbox to kickstart your morning in a way your coffee can't. www.monicakade.com/dailypeptalks  And, you can refer back to it whenever you need a heart-filled pick me up in your day. Hope you enjoy today's episode.
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March 15, 2019
Ep82. Gut Health 101 + Recipes to Die For with Jordan Pie, Nutritionist + Wellness Blogger
"Just because the ingredients change doesn’t mean the menu has to." - Jordan Pie, Ep82. The Monica Kade Podcast Episode 82. of The Monica Kade Podcast with Jordan Pie. Jordan is a qualified Nutritionist and GAPS Practitioner, a health and wellness blogger, food photographer and a recipe developer. Jordan believes that truly nourishing your body and using food as medicine is the key to great physical and mental health. She specialises in gut health and all of the implications that go with having gut issues such as depression, anxiety, weight, skin and digestive issues and more.  I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed my conversation with Jordan. I loved how informed she was, her genuine and down-to-earth nature coupled with the passion she really does have for helping others with their health. Plus, I have been a HUGE fan of her Instagram page and the mouth-watering recipes she's constantly creating. You must check it out here.  Jordan looks the underlying cause of an individual's ill health, not just at their symptoms.  She empowers and educates her clients on how they can have a wholesome relationship with their body, mind and food and teaches them how to nurture and nourish their own bodies to the state of wellness and balance that everyone deserves.  >> Take a listen to the podcast above and leave armed and ready to conquer all things gut related.
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March 12, 2019
Ep 81. Do Less & Live More with Kate Northrup, Best-selling Author & Entrepreneur
"If you're not going to clear the space now...You're never going to have the space."  - Kate Northrup, Ep81. The Monica Kade Podcast Welcome to Episode 81 of The Monica Kade Podcast. Today we’re talking with Kate Northrup. She’s an entrepreneur, bestselling author, and mother, who discovered that her “on purpose” work and dream are to support ambitious, motivated and successful women to light up the world without burning themselves out in the process. Kate’s genuine nature, humorous soul and light-heartedness around the ups and downs of her life are what makes her so relatable. She's one of those rare people you meet and immediately feel like putting on the kettle so you can chit-chat over tea.  In this conversation, we also talk in-depth about her latest book, Do Less: A Revolutionary Approach to Time Management for Busy Moms. And I have to say, it’s been one of my favourite reads this year. There were so many moments where I was saying, ‘Yes. OMG. YES!’ The book found me in a time where I needed to ‘Do Less’ and honour my body’s needs so I could move forward with what I loved. What I love most about this book is its simple message: BE PRESENT. Go moment by moment.  If you’re like the many women in Kate’s community and me, sometimes you get too focused on all the to-do’s each day, that you forget to BE.  This book is a way to slow down, get clear on what truly matters—to you—and execute on only that. If you only pick up one book in 2019—to read, of course—pick Do Less. I cross my heart you won’t be disappointed. A read for all mothers and businesswomen.  Let’s build a world where busy isn’t glorified, and productivity and results aren’t tied to worth. >> Listen to the episode above. You’ll be bursting with newfound joy if you do!
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March 5, 2019
Ep 80. What's Real Food? Where do you begin? with Steph Lowe, The Natural Nutritionist
"I'm all for someone having a goal around performance or fat loss or whatever it might be that they come to see me for in the first place, but we have nothing without quality of life. There's no point being old if you're very unwell and on a whole suite of medications, at least in my opinion. That's not my idea of quality of life." - Steph Lowe, Ep80. The Monica Kade podcast In Episode 80 of The Monica Kade podcast I got to chat to the founder of The Natural Nutritionist, Steph Lowe. Steph started the The Natural Nutritionist as a way of celebrating the importance of real food—and she’s done an incredible job so far. And, if you didn’t know, aside from being a sports nutritionist, she’s a triathlete and author of The Real Food Athlete and most recently Low Carb, Healthy Fat Nutrition—today’s book giveaway. What I love about Steph is her no-nonsense approach to food. I love how knowledgeable she is on her industry and how she talks about health and nutrition in an easy to digest way.  I think if we weren’t at the mercy of Melbourne’s blackout cutting Steph’s power short, we probably could’ve chat until sundown on all things health and lifestyle.  She’s got an insane passion for spreading a positive message about real food and the incredible affect it has on performance—which is actually how I discovered her myself—and I have no doubt your ears will prick up the moment you hear our conversation.  >>>Take a listen above and be sure to leave a review on iTunes sharing what you loved
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February 26, 2019
Ep 79. How to Find Your Brave with Dr Rebecca Ray, Author, Clinical Psychologist & Speaker
"You can feel all the feelings and still be brave."  - Dr Rebecca Ray, Ep79. of The Monica Kade Podcast In Episode 79 of The Monica Kade Podcast we’re talking to Dr Rebecca Ray. Author, Clinical Psychologist and Speaker. We dive heart-wide-open into what Brave looks like. We get clear on what the word means in a way that you allows you to determine what your definition of brave is and what it looks like to you. We also chat about her latest book, The Universe Listen to Brave. Beck’s also a dear friend. She’s been an incredible support for the moments where I’ve lost a sense of who I am and where my ability to face what lay in front of me seemed overwhelming. This conversation is like sitting down with the two of us over a cuppa as we share and talk on the beautiful and sometimes messy parts of life. >>Take a listen above and be sure to leave a review on iTunes sharing what you loved
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February 21, 2019
Ep78. A Mother’s Choice: Save Her Unborn Baby or Her Own Life w. Elle Halliwell, Journalist + Author
"When your whole future is taken away from you —or what you think is your future—there is absolutely no choice but to be present. Because you’re grasping for every second to spend with your loved ones. Every minute counts." - Elle Halliwell, Ep78. The Monica Kade Podcast In Episode 78 of The Monica Kade podcast, I spoke with Elle Halliwell journalist, author and mum. By the time Elle and I sat down to chat, we’d already bonded over being Northern Beaches locals—although she’s now crossed the bridge and lives in Bondi, which is a shame, but I didn’t hold it against her. I’d also seen the sweetest mother and son happy snaps on her Instagram. And having read her book, A Mother’s Choice, I know the spark of magnificence young Tor is in her life today. For year’s Elle’s kept millions of Australians up to date on entertainment health and style—thanks to her work with the country’s top media outlets. Her career has taken her overseas reporting on global entertainment and fashion stories. She’s interviewed international stars including Angelina Jolie, Oprah Winfrey, One Direction, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Cate Blanchett, and Miranda Kerr for television, radio and print. But that’s not the focus of our conversation today. Instead, I wanted to share her story around being diagnosed with Myeloid Leukaemia—a rare blood cancer—and days after finding out she was pregnant with her first child. >>>Take a listen above and be sure to leave a review on iTunes sharing what you loved
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February 12, 2019
Ep77. Friday Takeout with Scott Gooding
The coolest part of interviewing guests on The Monica Kade podcast is that I too immerse myself in the wisdom from each of my guests.  I wanted to have a way where I was able to share these with you, even if you're too poor on time to listen to the full episode. If you already devour these podcasts then, FRIDAY TAKEOUT will just be an added bonus to consume Food for Your Brain & Soul. Here are My Top 3 Insights from Ep77. How to Build Your Health Master Plan with Scott Gooding, PT, Nutrition Coach and Author. Read the Friday Takeout blog post here: http://monicakade.com/blog/friday-takeout-scott-gooding
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February 10, 2019
Ep77. How to Build Your Health Master Plan with Scott Gooding, PT, Health Coach & Author
“I think there's this urge and almost a need to get healthy by the weekend, you know? So people are constantly trying to find this quick, fast-hard solution. I want to get fit, I want to get lean, I want to get healthy by the end of the month or maybe even two months. But it doesn't really work like that. Your health will be measured by what you do most of the time over the longest period of time.”- Scott Gooding, Ep77. The Monica Kade podcast In Episode 77 of The Monica Kade podcast, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Scott Gooding; passionate cook, health-coach and PT. I felt very welcome in his N