The Monica Kade Podcast: Empowered Mindset

Ep85. Why You Must Live Outside Your Comfort Zone with Ren McGann, Big Wave Photographer

An episode of The Monica Kade Podcast: Empowered Mindset

By The Monica Kade Podcast
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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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
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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
50:38
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?
33:00
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? 
45:27
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.  
35:05
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.
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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?
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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.
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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 Northern Beaches tropical oasis filled with light and surrounded by luscious palms and of course, the cicadas reminding you it’s summertime in Australia. I loved the laid-back beaches vibe that made you want to plonk yourself somewhere comfortable and disappear into a book, or pick up an acoustic guitar and play a little tune...Or try your hand at the 1000 piece puzzle that sat on the long communal table we sat down at. “It’s a bit of a rock ’n’ roll house”, Scott said with a grin as he showed me the image on the puzzle box. His mission was to piece together a group of colourful Australian animals eating ice creams. "The pastel colours in the background make it tricky..." he trailed off.  If his name sounds familiar, it might be that you’ve seen him on the semi-finals of Channel 7s My Kitchen Rules. Or maybe you have one of his books—possibly one from his Clean Living book series with one of our past guests Luke Hines. More recently he’s written The Keto Diet and The Keto Diet Cookbook, which we delved into in our conversation. We also chatted about his 8-week online health program giving you the essential ingredients to live a healthy lifestyle and feel great called RECONDITIONED. >>>Take a listen above and be sure to leave a review on iTunes sharing what you loved
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February 4, 2019
Guess What's Coming Up...Take A Listen Now!
Oh hey there! You haven't been forgotten. And thank you for your patience. I have been working hard behind the scenes to bring you some of the most powerful thoughts leaders, creative minds, athletes and entrepreneurs in 2019. I also have something else SUPER-EXCITING to share with you...want to know what it is? Take a listen. Visit monicakade.com for more details. And please subscribe to us on iTunes and now also on Spotify!  Can't wait to see you!
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January 26, 2019
FCC - Ep12. Clarity, Intuition & Self Expression
Welcome to episode 12 of the Fiercely Courageous Conversations podcast with Dr Rebecca Ray and myself, Monica Kade. Our aim is to provide thoughtful insight around how as women we limit ourselves from truly expressing who we are and how this manifests into our professional and personal lives. Today is our final episode for 2018 andI know for both Beck and myself, it’s been one of our favourite projects this year. We’ve had such a blast putting this together for you and for ourselves, because we’ve learn so much along the way too! Especially through the technical failures. We are truly grateful for your support and for listening in each month. But the show’s not over yet! Today we’re talking about Intuition and Self expression - two of my favourite topics. We feel these two go hand in hand. And we’re going to bring as much awareness and wisdom out about them as we can. So without further adieu, let’s jump into the conversation.
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January 3, 2019
Ep. 76 Bondi Guru: Intuitive Horoscopes by Ghazaleh Lowe
WELCOME TO THE FINAL EPISODE OF THE MONICA KADE PODCAST FOR 2018. Today 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. If you’re not familiar with her work, take a moment to listen to today’s recording. The Intuitive Horoscopes are written to serve as small daily reminders that support you to be in the now of your life. They're NOT based on astrology. So if you're not into star signs, I assure you, this is something completely different. As a subscriber myself, for many years the daily, monthly and yearly Intuitive Horoscopes have served me as a beacon of light when I most needed it, as inspiration and something I look forward to receiving every-single-day as a piece of content I consume that brings me closer to myself and being my best. They're the perfect reminder of what truly matters. If you’re not familiar with the Intuitive Horoscopes, I encourage you to listen to our conversation and afterwards subscribe for FREE at BondiGuru.com and follow Ghaz on Instagram @BondiGuru WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT: - Ghazaleh’s journey. How it all began. Where she started and how the Intuitive Horoscopes came to fruition. - How Bondi Guru came about and how it became home to the Intuitive Horoscopes. - What are the Intuitive Horoscopes and how does Ghaz write them? - Not based on astrology, she shares how she knows what to write. - Ghaz shares how she’s nurtured certainty and trust in to know that whatever the message is for each star sign, she doesn’t question it, nor judge it. - The most significant way the Intuitive Horoscopes have supported Ghaz - The Yearly Intuitive Horoscopes: what they are, what they’re about and how they can support you—and WHY they are different to previous years. SIGNATURE QUESTIONS - If she could attempt another profession what would Ghaz like to try? - What she believes is her greatest asset? - What’s the greatest piece of wisdom she’s been given? - Sunrise or sunset? Why?
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December 14, 2018
FCC - Ep11 - Self Discipline and Self Kindness
Today we’re talking about Self-discipline and Self-kindness and why they both serve a purpose in our lives. With these topics, we feel they’re very basic concepts, however they run deep and actually serve as building blocks to how we operate in the world. They form the basis to how we approach our work, our personal lives and how we respond to the world on those off days. So let’s dive a little deeper as we jump into this episode.
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November 14, 2018
FCC Series -Ep10 - Doing The Work
Welcome to episode 10 of the Fiercely Courageous Conversations podcast with Dr Rebecca Ray and myself, Monica Kade. Our aim is to provide thoughtful insight around how as women we limit ourselves from truly expressing who we are and how this manifests into our professional and personal lives. Today’s topic is ‘Doing the Work’. But you might ask, what ‘work’ are actually talking about? Well, we’re going to talk about two different kinds, one is self awareness and the inner work and 2) the creative work. 
See, whatever we yearn to create in our lives, whatever the dream is we wish to bring to fruition, it will require physical and creative work, and it will also ask of us to have done the inner work first and this continues along our way. If you think you can get by without doing it, you’re out of luck. Well, I mean, you can try… But if you’re listening to this podcast, chances are your the type of person who’s willing. You’re the type of human that wants to be their best and live a courageous life. Both Beck and myself are here to support you on this journey, a guide you on your path of ‘Doing the Work’. On that note, let’s dive right in.
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October 25, 2018
FCC Series- Ep9 - The Importance of Acceptance
Welcome to episode 9 of the Fiercely Courageous Conversations podcast with Dr Rebecca Ray and myself, Monica Kade. Our aim is to provide thoughtful insight around how as women we limit ourselves from truly expressing who we are and how this manifests into our professional and personal lives. Ahh, Acceptance what a wonderful topic to sink our hearts and minds into today. This episode is about highlight the important role that acceptance plays in your everyday life; in every moment. 
Beck and I discuss what this role looks like and why acceptance is a pivotal component of transformation - whether that be in business or in life. We’ll also debunk why acceptance is not about residing yourself to failure. Our aim is to help you realise that acceptance of what is, is the only way we can grow from where we are.
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September 6, 2018
Ep 75 Luke Hines, Nutrition Coach, Author & PT
"The most monumental change for me was that rather than knocking on the door and the door not opening, the door would open ajar...I had 15 seconds of an opportunity to put my foot in the door that I wouldn't have previously." - Luke Hines, Ep75. The Monica Kade Show In episode 75, we chat with Luke Hines. You may recognise Luke from My Kitchen Rules, or maybe you’ve seen him down at Bondi beach; or perhaps you own one of his 9 (well, now, 10) best-selling cookbooks. Luke is a nutrition coach, author and personal trainer with a great love for nutrient dense, delicious meals. His most recent cookbook release: Smart Carbs, has skyrocketed to popularity and landed itself on the bestseller list. Another one he can tuck under his belt. I love cooking, but I'm quite intuitive when I do it. However, I will say that Smart Carbs is the first cookbook that I’ve used and fallen in love with! The meals are so simple and straightforward. You can tell a lot of love and effort has been poured into this book! Also, if you’re a keto or low-carb eater like myself, you won’t know what recipe you’ll want to start with. I mean even if you’re not, you’ll want to devour the whole book. My chat with Luke makes it to my favourite guests' list and not just because he was such a trooper coming on the show only just getting his voice back that morning. Even so, his husky voice couldn’t cover up his down-to-earth nature and inspiring outlook on nutrition and helping others to live their best life. I hope you enjoy the episode. Learn About > How Luke arrived to his love for health, wellness and being his best? > How did My Kitchen Rules change his life? > What’s one of the most enjoyable aspects of what you do? > How Luke navigated his personal journey of stress, anxiety and working hard? > How Luke approaches social media and sharing online content? > Is there a one size fits all approach to food and lifestyle choices? > Why Luke wrote/created Smart Carbs: Make carbs work for you and unlock the key to great health and weight loss? > Luke’s recommendation for changing your nutrition choices? > What’s the best way to begin eating either low carb, keto or paleo? > Does the way we eat change at various stages of our life? > Smart Carbs, the Smart Carb Curve and why you need this book > Luke Hines 10 - Meals, Mindset and the Moves, and if this program is for you? Signature Questions > Sunset or sunrise? > If he could attempt another career what would Luke try? > What is Luke afraid of?
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August 29, 2018
Ep. 74 Pete Evans, Chef, Author & TV Personality
“There is nobody out there that can control what you eat or how you live your life. You are the boss of your decisions.” - Chef Pete Evans, The Monica Kade podcast Pete Evans is an internationally renowned household chef, restaurateur, author and television presenter. His passion for food and a healthy lifestyle inspires individuals and families around the world. He’s 20 published books, hosted TV shows like My Kitchen Rules, The Paleo Way, Moveable Feast and many more. If you haven’t already seen it, check out his incredible documentary, The Magic Pill (trailer below) screening on Netflix and iTunes, which he produced himself. I was really taken aback by Pete’s generous responses to my questions. But what I loved most from our chat was his continuous reminder to (you, the listener) to always be in the moment and make conscious choices. His insights truly encourage you to empower yourself. Not to mention his passion is bloody infectious! He’s such delightful human being. Stoked to have had him on the show.
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August 21, 2018
Ep. 73 - Kim Churchill, Singer - Songwriter & Musician
"My tenacity to achieve my dream was always a few steps ahead of my ability. I wasn’t great in the beginning." - Kim Churchill, Monica Kade Podcast Kim Churchill is one of Australia’s rising folk, rock, blues singers. He’s a brilliant songwriter and musician. He’s stolen many hearts and touched many lives through his thoughtful, vulnerable and moving songs. At 27, he’s already released six albums. His journey into music is a fascinating one and what I love most about Kim is his tenacity and determination to continue on his path —even when the going gets tough. I can say that at 27 years old he’s a very intuitive and insightful young man…and today you’ll get to witness some of this wisdom. I felt very privileged to have him share with me his life and career story. So sit back and take a listen to our conversation. Hopefully you’ll enjoy it as much as I did recording it. Learn About > The early beginnings. When did he realise he was drawn to music? > Who have been his support network? Was his family supportive? > Has he ever wanted to quit and throw in the towel? > What's the hardest part of putting an album together? > Has music been a catalyst in his own life for self-reflection? > Does music help him navigate the challenging times in his life? > How he feels about his music career so far? > What he loves most about performing to a live audience? > What the reality is of performing live. Signature Questions > What Kim is afraid of? > To Kim, what is a day well spent? > If he could attempt another career what would it be? > Sunrise or sunset?
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August 14, 2018
Ep72. Fuck the Fear with Brihony Dawson aka LADYHOOD
"Get over it. There is so much more to life than living in that little comfortable shell you’ve built around yourself. You’re never going to do anything in there. You’re going to do the same shit every fucking day." - The Monica Kade Show My guest is Brihony Dawson, but you may know her better as LADYHOOD. This androgynous beauty is bangin’ out some serious tunes and captivating hearts worldwide. Her charming grin lights up the room. Her presence commands the stage with a playful ferocity...this woman was born to entertain! But behind the energy of this captivating entertainer, theres’s a quiet wisdom that came out to play during our conversation. Brihony's one of the few that have all-willingly walked into the Unknown. She's asked herself the harder questions, which most are afraid of asking themselves. This girl has consciously made her life into something she wants it to be. I believe this is where her fearlessness comes from. I’ve interviewed hundreds of people over the past decade and it’s a real delight when you come across an individual that totally owns their space in the world and is just going for it! Lots of laughs and wise insights shared with this lady. Take a listen! "I just got so sad being comfortable. So I had to go out and really explore." - Brihony Dawson, Ladyhood - The Monica Kade Show Learn About - What happened when she performed Cher’s Turn Back Time in high school. - What a typical day in her life looks like when she’s not touring. - What being on stage feels like for her? - She spills her pre-show rituals. - How she feels when she’s singing. - She talks on her songwriting process — some funny stuff here. - What getting to know herself has been like and what that looked like. - Her advice to those who feel they lack confidence when it comes to pursuing their dream? (Bloody brilliant) - Plus we talk on the LGBTI youth and community. - And more…So tune in. Signature Questions - If she wasn’t in her current career, what would Ladyhood attempt? - What she’s afraid of? - If she could change one thing in the world to better it, what would it be? - The piece of wisdom/personal motto Brihony lives by? Check out more podcasts at monicakade.com
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August 6, 2018
FCC Series - Ep8 - Identity
Welcome to episode 8 of the Fiercely Courageous Conversations podcast with Dr Rebecca Ray and myself, Monica Kade. The topic ‘Identity’ is a big one. Beck and I are going to do our best to address it from multiple levels. We’ll look at it from a self-awareness perspective; how do we get to know who we are and what does that look like? We’ll also review how authenticity relates to identity and its relationship to our business messages and creative projects. We also touch on what happens when we go against our authentic truth and the impact this has on our lives. As you can tell, it’s a very juicy, wholesome and deep conversation. But we know you’re up for it.
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August 3, 2018
Ep. 70 Jason Khalipa, CrossFit Champion
Jason graduated from Santa Clara University in July 2008, won the CrossFit Games, and opened CrossFit Santa Clara in the same month. With a passion for fitness and an uncanny ability to develop and lead a supportive community, Jason has opened 20 additional locations worldwide. He founded NCFIT (formerly NorCal CrossFit), established widespread corporate wellness programs, modernized fitness in the hospitality sector, and revolutionized the way people think of fitness. He’s tested his limits. During the eight separate CrossFit Games he participated in, Jason competed as an individual for seven consecutive years and as a team competitor in his eighth year. He has won every regional competition he’s participated in, accepted a Spirit of the Games award in 2009, and has only placed outside the top 10 once throughout his entire CrossFit Games career. Learn About: > When his love for fitness started? > When did CrossFit come to the picture? > Learn about the difference between learned and earned confidence > What went through his mind and body the moment he found out he won the CrossFit games in 2008? > How he focuses his energy to keep going when under mental and physical pressure. > How his approach, “Being an athlete doesn’t stop when you exit the arena, field, or court. It’s a lifestyle” has served him in life. > How Jason and his wife, Ashley have grown together and nurtured their relationship? > In January 2016, his daughter Ava was diagnosed with leukaemia. He shares how that felt? > What has Ava taught him throughout this experience? > Has the experience made him appreciate his life and family more? > His philosophy around finding balance and bringing presence into his life. Signature Questions > What career would Jason attempt if he wasn’t in this one? > What scares him? > What’s the greatest thing he learnt about himself through competing in the CrossFit games.
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July 21, 2018
Ep. 71 - Diego Perez, Writer, Meditator, Speaker - Your Life Starts With You
Diego Perez is a meditator, writer, and speaker who is most widely known on Instagram and various social media networks through his pen name Yung Pueblo. The name Yung Pueblo means young people; it serves to remind him of his Ecuadorian roots, his experiences in activism, and that the collective of humanity is in the midst of important growth. My conversation with Diego was truly uplifting. Sit back and relax as we chat about his journey through healing, writing and being who he is today.
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July 19, 2018
FCC Series Ep7. Feeling like You’re Enough
Episode 7 of the Fiercely Courageous Conversations series is tackling that big topic "Being Enough". It seems to bother a huge part of society so we decided to start talking about it. Being enough seems to be a crippling factor when it comes to going after our dreams, putting ourselves and our work out there and also can spurs feelings of inadequacy in our relationships. So why do we feel this way? What do we do about it? And can we shift this? Beck and I are here to dissect this fear and help you realise you are enough! This month we’d like to encourage you to share this episode with at least one person in your life. Being Enough is a topic that affects many women (and men) and we’d really like to share this with as many woman (and men) as possible! Help us spread this message. We’d really appreciate your act of kindness. It could help change the life of one woman (or man) that you know.
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July 4, 2018
Ep. 68 Sara Phillips, Singer - Songwriter - Behind The Scenes
“When I’m in the studio or writing at home, singing at home…it’s my peaceful place. It’s where I go to be peaceful and mindful.” - Sara Phillips, The Monica Kade podcast Originally from Montreal, Canada, Sara Phillips is an independent, pop/soul singer-songwriter now living in Los Angeles, California. I discovered Sara while musing through Instagram — and I’m so glad I did. Her songs House on Fire andTry have stolen my heart (and seem to play on repeat in my head when least expected). I was struck by Sara's sweet and down-to-earth nature. Her warmth and thoughtful answers during our conversation made our chat a blast. And, she loves Australian Singer-Songwriter Missy Higgins. I think that garnered the beginning of a beautiful bond between us. [laughs] She has a very popular YouTube Channel. A loyal Instagram fan base; plus she’s work with Grammy-nominated Mike Daley and Mitchell Owens on The Boy Who Let Me Down. This young woman is one to watch! Take a listen to our conversation. Learn About: > When did Sara realise she wanted to pursue music > Was she supported by friends and family > What she loved most about living and performing in NYC > What inspired her to leave the Big Apple and move to LA > How singing makes her feel > She shares her songwriting process and what it looks like > The most challenging part of her journey so far > Learned lesson and advice to aspiring musicians > The musician she’d like to work with in the near future Signature Questions > If she wasn’t in the music biz what’s a career she’d like to attempt? > What scares Sara? > What’s a piece of wisdom or a motto she draws on in tough moments?
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June 19, 2018
Ep. 68 - Lawrence Furzey, Celebrity Photographer
“I really did put all my eggs into this basket and haven’t thought about anything else.”- Lawrence Furzey, The Monica Kade podcast You’re listening to Episode #69 with celebrity portrait, travel and lifestyle photographer Lawrence Furzey. Lawrence is one of those people that you feel like you’ve known for years. (And, it’s not often they turn out to live on the same street! He does. We do.) Our conversation was like sitting down over a coffee with a friend to catch up. Despite having shot celebs Musicians, Yoko Ono, Joel Madden, Michael Buble, Marcia Hines, Banks, Miss Universe: Jen Hawkins, Chefs Pete Evans & Adriano Zumbo, Actor Kate Richie, The Bachelor Tim Robards and many more; he remains down to earth. This guy is the real deal. You can tell he’s head over heels in love with what he does. Lawrence’s unique style is what caught my attention. If you haven’t seen his work yet, you can visit his website, for ocean snaps and his Instagram page. Be prepared to be captivated and moved. In this episode we talk about: > When his love affair with photography begun. > How his photographic style came about. > What entices him to ‘bring the surrounding landscape into play with the person’ he’s capturing. > The celebs he’s photographed and which of them surprised him most. > How he prepares for a shoot. > His process of creating a comfortable environment with his clients. > Whether he favourites any of the areas he shoots: music, travel, lifestyle and commercial. > Can anyone learn to take a great photo? > What life would be like if we could step behind his eyes for a day. Signature Questions: > If he could attempt a different career, what would he try? > The piece of wisdom or advice he’s been given in his career that has served him? > What moves Lawrence Furzey?
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June 13, 2018
FCC Series: Ep. 6 - Overcoming Roadblocks - Fiercely Courageous Conversations
Episode 6 - Overcoming Roadblocks Welcome to Episode 6 of the Fiercely Courageous Conversations podcast with Dr Rebecca Ray and myself, Monica Kade. Episode 6 is all about Overcoming Roadblocks. We’ll address psychological obstacles and creative flow stoppers. Both Beck and I will share our own individual experiences and certain practices that have helped us to go beyond the moments we felt stuck and how we navigated our way. 
We’ll also discuss why roadblocks are also opportunities and gifts in disguise. Keep listening to find out more on this. fierce |fɪəs| - showing a heartfelt and powerful intensity
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May 30, 2018
Ep. 67 Jess Ruhfus, CEO Collabosaurus - Collaboration Is The New Black
"If you started a business today, you still have something that another brand would want to tap into. It really just comes down to being able to communicate that and identify that in your business." - Jess Ruhfus, The Monica Kade podcast Jessica Ruhfus is the Founder & CEO of Collabosaurus, an online match-making platform for brands. She believes that business collaborations are necessary to build a modern business, gain exposure in new locations and reach audiences in an authentic way. Whether it be for event, product or social media collaborations, Jess built Collabosaurus as a way to source and create growth opportunities in any industry. Jess has also spoken for Apple, General Assembly, The Australian Style Institute, Collective Hub, ADMA & The College of Event Management. I have to say this was one of my favourite interview of late - mainly because of Jess' lively and genuine passion for what she does. Gosh, it's infectious. A very inspiring conversation that so many business owners or entrepreneurs can benefits from. So sit back and devour up this dose of insightful woman totally walkin' her talk. Learn About: > What inspired the idea to launch Collabosaurus > How she got to where she is with Collabosaurus today > What insight she has for new business owners who are in start up phase > Whether she recommends sharing ideas or sitting on ideas before sharing them > Why Jess believes collaboration and brand partnership are powerful > How relevant is social media and large following for collaborations Signature Questions > What career she’d like to attempt if she wasn’t in this one? > What Jess believes is her best asset? > What Jess is afraid of?
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May 15, 2018
M/M Series: Ep. 4 - Not being ruled by your emotions
M/M Series: Ep. 4 - Not being ruled by your emotions by Monica Kade
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May 9, 2018
M/M Series: Ep. 3 - Free Your Mind
This conversation with Amir is most powerful. We look at two types of wants: You either want something because you need it or you want something because you love it. This episode highlights the key difference between the two. Amir talks about what stops you from freeing your mind and helps you understand how you place limitations on experiencing the moment for what it is by holding on to your past experiences and future ideas. And, we look at how ‘need’ influences our ability to bring to fruition — or manifest what we’d love. It’s a deep conversation, so sit back and immerse yourself fully. Oh - and find out if I took the Aerobatic flight he challenged me to take.
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May 1, 2018
FCC Series: Ep. 5 - Managing Self Doubt & Imposter Syndrome - Fiercely Courageous Conversations
Welcome to Episode 5 of the Fiercely Courageous Conversations podcast with Dr Rebecca Ray and myself, Monica Kade. In today’s episode we’re tackling the topic of Managing self-doubt & Imposter Syndrome.
Self-doubt is the silent killer of ambition and dreams, and when we dabble with self doubt more often than not this invites thoughts of, “who am I to do this?” and from there we perpetually fuel imposter syndrome and further fearful thoughts. 
Today, Beck and I want to shine light on how best to step away from these mindsets and move into ways where we can manage and potentially even absolve ourselves from questioning our self-worth. We’ll also touch on when self-doubt could be a protective mechanism, so you can recognise the difference and act accordingly. Our aim is to provide thoughtful insight around how as women we limit ourselves from truly expressing who we are and how this manifests into our professional and personal lives. fierce |fɪəs| - showing a heartfelt and powerful intensity We’d love to continue this month’s conversation on Instagram under the FCC Episode 5 banner via @MonicaKade’s Instagram page. Both of us will be reading the comments and answering any of your questions, so please get involved - we’d love to hear from you.
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April 30, 2018
M/M Series: Ep. 2 Rising Above Fear
"It doesn’t matter the size of the fear. The size of the fear is big because you’re smaller than it. Still, you must rise." - Amir Zoghi, The Monica Kade podcast Welcome to Episode 2 of the Mind Over Matter 4-part mini-series. Today’s episode is about Rising Above Fear. In this conversation, Amir and I delve into the way fear can govern our life if we allow it. We discuss the ways that fear keeps us small and Amir beautifully shows you how you can bring awareness to the areas fear is driving the bus. We chat about why it’s not about getting rid of the thoughts in our mind, rather bringing stillness to the mind — and how you can do that. This discussion isn’t about changing your beliefs or reprogramming your mind in the way that the self-development and sometimes the spiritual world presents to us. It’s something far greater. So, tune in to learn how you can rise above fear. If you enjoy this episode and what Amir is talking on, then it's not too late to subscribe to his Mind over Matter 4-week challenge for FREE. All the details are here. Check it out! www.bit.ly/MoMChallenge ______________________________________________________________________
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April 24, 2018
Ep 66 Kait Rich, Coach - You Can Choose Your Life
“When we step back and look at what our priorities and know that we are choosing, then we have the option to choose something different. Otherwise we spend our whole lives feeling like a victim to our circumstance.” - Kait Rich, The Monica Kade podcast Meet Kait Rich. This delightful woman is a coach, speaker and luxury travel nomad supporting creative female entrepreneurs who want to live flexible lifestyles and experience the ultimate freedom — freedom from limiting beliefs that hold them back from the big game they were born to play. Kait grew up in Canada and started her career like many other ambitious women, climbing the corporate ladder, first as a broadcast journalist and then as a political speech writer and communications advisor. When Kait’s type-A drive pushed her too far, and she was diagnosed with debilitating rheumatoid arthritis, she was faced with a choice: continue burning the candle at both ends for a miserable life she was “supposed” to want and risk not having her health... Or start again. So she quit her job, packed up her life and began travelling the world full-time, working with thousands of professionals in more than 12 countries. Fast forward 7 years later, Kait runs Adventuress Experience, a year-long intensive online and retreat program for female entrepreneurs and professionals in transition, who feel stuck, stagnant and want more for their lives and businesses. In our conversation you’ll learn about : > How Kait came to starting Adventuress Experience. > What she loves about travelling? > What’s been one of her greatest lessons she’s learnt through health problems? > The difference she sees in coaching, consulting and therapy. > What drives her about the work she does today. > Self judgement, perception, perfection and taking action and how these impact your life. > The power of choice and are you aware of what you’re choosing. Subscribe to the Monica Kade podcast on iTunes and I'd love for you to leave me a review if you liked this episode: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/the-monica-kade-podcast/id1092395121?mt=2
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April 22, 2018
M/M Series: Ep. 1 - Changing Your Mindset
Welcome to Episode 1 of the Mind over Matter 4-part podcast mini-series. This episode is about breaking down the concept of MIND over Matter. I mean we've all heard the phrase before, but what does it really mean? And how do we actually put MIND over Matter? What is Mind? What is Matter? And how do we go about transcending our current mindset? These are just some of the questions we tackle in this conversation with Amir. The purpose of this series is to help you live your life with more power and peace of mind. There's not much more for me to say here because it's all been captured in this podcast - so sit back and enjoy! If you have any questions, shoot me an email mk[@]monicakade.com If you enjoy this episode and what Amir is talking on, then it's not too late to subscribe to this podcast and receive a FREE voucher to his Mind over Matter 4-week challenge. www.bit.ly/MoMChallenge All the details are here. Check it out! Music by: www.TakeTones.com
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April 16, 2018
Ep. 65 Lynn Gilmartin, TV Anchor - Be Prepared For Your Dream To Happen
"When you're just not feeling creative or inspired by what you're doing; just moving through the motions and you're so fixated on what's next; that it's almost taking your energy off what's now. That's when you need to pull it back. That's when we're getting in our own way." - Lynn Gilmartin, The Monica Kade podcast Meet Lynn Gilmartin, an Irish-born Aussie based in Los Angeles and Mexico City while continuing to add to her passport stamp collection. She’s beautiful, warm and one of the bubbliest and kind souls I’ve met. She’s also the TV anchor of the World Poker Tour on Fox Sports,an actress and wellness student/activist, reminding us all that "Life’s Good". I haven’t had the chance to sit down with Lynn for about 4 or 5 years, so this was a real treat and I’m so pleased to be able to share with you our conversation about her journey. Learn About: > How she fell into presenting and being a TV anchor for the World Poker Tour > Her crossroads before she landed her dream job > The highlights and day-to-day look at her job > What her life philosophy is > What’s one of the greatest things she’s learnt about herself through her career > Her views on travel and how it opens the mind and soul The Signature Questions: > What she believes is her greatest asset? > What she’s afraid of? > What career she’d like to attempt if she wasn’t in this one. Want to find out more about Lynn? Head on over to LynnGilmartin.com
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April 10, 2018
Ep. 64 Rosie Mansfield - Food Hacker: Realistic Nutrition
“I want to represent the every-day person…and the everyday person doesn’t have a cupboard of superfoods.”- Rosie Mansfield, The Monica Kade podcast Welcome to Episode 64 with Rosie Mansfield as our guest. Rosie is a nutritionist who started her career with the drive "to be the most realistic nutritionist in the universe". You may have also seen her on Ch10’s Good Chef, Bad Chef TV show. Aside from good food and helping others with their nutrition she has a great love for the ocean, surfing and paddle boarding. Her new book, Food Hacker comes out in July 2018. “We need to become conscious of what we’re eating before we get unwell.” IN THIS CONVERSATION LEARN ABOUT: - Why Rosie became a nutritionist. - What her personal food philosophy is. - One of her greatest insights on her health journey? - Whether there is a one-size fits all when it comes to food? - Where you can start with your health and nutrition choices today. - Why she wrote Food Hacker? - The role meditation plays in her life. - The best way to get in tune with your body after having been absent for many years. SIGNATURE QUESTIONS: - What moves Rosie? - What she’s afraid of? - If she weren’t in her current career, what she’d like to attempt? - Her signature meal?
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April 3, 2018
FCC Series: Ep. 4 - Facing Judgement - Fiercely Courageous Conversation
Wow! Already Episode 4 of the Fiercely Courageous Conversations podcast with Dr Rebecca Ray and myself, Monica Kade - how exciting! We hope you’re loving it! Our aim is to provide thoughtful insight around how as women we limit ourselves from truly expressing who we are and how this manifests into our professional and personal lives. In today’s episode we’re tackling the topic of Facing judgement. We’ll explore how judgement limits us from doing what we love and how it keeps us small - particularly self judgement. We’ll also delve into where judgement serves a purpose and we’ll discuss why compassion is the antidote for judgement. We both believe that the answers are within you – and we’re here to help you find those answers and express them in your unique way. fierce |fɪəs| - showing a heartfelt and powerful intensity Struggling with your personal brand message? Not sure how to bring the answers out? Not sure what the next step is in terms of self promotion or content topics?

I’d love to help. Check out my 1:1 sessions that help facilitate the answers and your core personal brand message out! http://www.themomenthq.com/services/11-sessions Like us to answer a particular question or address a certain topic? Please send us a message via Instagram @DrRebeccaRay and @Monicakade
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March 31, 2018
MYM Series: Ep 3 - Job Interviews: Make Your Entrance Better than Beyonce's
I'm excited to annouce this new collaboration: The Make Your Mark mini-series with Anna Hodges, Director and Head Recruiter of Purple Squirrel Recruitment and myself, Copywriter and Communication specialist. In this mini-series we aim equip you with the tools and communication skills that help you land your dream role and communicate your value effectively. In episode three, you'll learn: > They say "Be Yourself", but how? > Calm your interview/meeting nerves with one simple technique > The number one thing you MUST (without doubt) do in your job interview > How to talk about money in the job interview Do you need guidance in writing your LinkedIn Profile? Come this way! http://bit.ly/LinkedInMeUp
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March 26, 2018
Ep. 63 Amir Zoghi - Mind Over Matter
"You can’t change your mindset with the existing mindset you have." - Amir Zoghi, The Monica Kade Podcast On Episode 63 of the Monica Kade podcast, we’re chatting with Speaker, Coach and Pilot Amir Zoghi. Amir’s been in the game for over 10 years as one of Australiaʼs leading international speakers on intuition, self-awareness and human potential. He’s not your typical "self-development” or “woo-woo” speaker – he challenges the status quo and serves up the Truth. No bells, no whistles. Just pure heart. He’s spoken at TEDx, MindValley, Soul Sessions and has been featured in The Daily Love, The Sunday Telegraph, Body + Soul Magazine, The Collective, Australian Menʼs Living Magazine and more. However, it’s not his professional accolades that make him a voice to pay attention to, rather it’s his message, his programs; the space he comes from when he delivers the very thing you’re yearning to hear. If you want to know what it takes to become your best self and live the life that you feel in your heart, then sit back and listen to our conversation. This is the first step to a new beginning — if you accept the challenge! In this episode you’ll learn: > Who you have to Be to be “successful” in life. > What it means to be authentic and how to recognise when you’re not. > What is mind and what is matter — and what does the term “mind over matter” really mean? > What it takes to be able to truly use your mind. > Why you keep creating the same experiences over and over again. And, you’ll get the opportunity to see if you have what it takes to take your life to the next level with his Mind Over Matter 4 Week Challenge. Are you are willing to challenge yourself? Do you want to break your current mindset so you can live with more love, power and joy? CLICK HERE for more information on Amir’s Mind Over Matter Challenge. www.amirzoghi.com Want to receive conscious communication tips that aren't shared on the podcast? Sign up to receive my weekly communication insights below! www.monicakade.com
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March 26, 2018
Ep 62 Karin Taylor - How Animal Therapy Is Changing Lives
Welcome to episode #62, I’m your host Monica Kade. In Episode 62 we’re talking with renowned philanthropist Karin Taylor, who is making an incredible difference in the lives of those with special needs, foster children, veterans, and at-risk youth through her profound equestrian therapy programs, sensory petting zoo, ranch tours, and horse riding lessons and clinics. Karin owns and operates the jaw-dropping Weisberg Stables in Southern Florida, a 20-acre oasis for over 150 animals including mustangs, pigs, rabbits, chickens, tortoises, goats, ponies, emus, and adorable wallabies. Plus she’s a mother of 5. In this conversation you’ll learn about: > When Karin realised her great love for animals > Her background growing up and the unexpected detours. > How losing her 6th child was the catalyst to starting her dream > How Unbridled Power, an equine assisted learning horse therapy program tis changing the lives of veterans, disabled youth, and children develop critical life skills. > Some incredible facts on the power of horses and chickens on healing. If you would like to find out more about Weisberg Stables visit Welcome to episode #62, I’m your host Monica Kade. In Episode 62 we’re talking with renowned philanthropist Karin Taylor, who is making an incredible difference in the lives of those with special needs, foster children, veterans, and at-risk youth through her profound equestrian therapy programs, sensory petting zoo, ranch tours, and horse riding lessons and clinics. Karin owns and operates the jaw-dropping Weisberg Stables in Southern Florida, a 20-acre oasis for over 150 animals including mustangs, pigs, rabbits, chickens, tortoises, goats, ponies, emus, and adorable wallabies. Plus she’s a mother of 5. In this conversation you’ll learn about: > When Karin realised her great love for animals > Her background growing up and the unexpected detours. > How losing her 6th child was the catalyst to starting her dream > How Unbridled Power, an equine assisted learning horse therapy program tis changing the lives of veterans, disabled youth, and children develop critical life skills. > Some incredible facts on the power of horses and chickens on healing. If you would like to find out more about Weisberg Stables visit: http://www.weisbergstables.com/ And sign up to my free communication insights, tip and updates that I don't share anywhere else via www.monicakade.com
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March 21, 2018
MYM Series: Ep 2 - Communicate Your Worth & Career Ideals
I'm excited to annouce this new collaboration: The Make Your Mark mini-series with Anna Hodges, Director and Head Recruiter of Purple Squirrel Recruitment and myself, Copywriter and Communication specialist. In this mini-series we aim equip you with the tools and communication skills that help you land your dream role and communicate your value effectively. In episode two, you'll learn: > What's the point in identifying your LinkedIn profile end goal > Why you need to know why you're using LinkedIn > Review what building an online presence looks like for you > The skills and value that you bring to a new role/business opportunity > What selling yourself actually looks like (it's not what you think!) For more free career and communication tips, sign up to my weekly insights via www.monicakade.com I share things in these weekly emails that I don't share anywhere else.
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March 19, 2018
MYM Series: Ep 1 - Why Your LinkedIn Profile Shouldn’t Suck
You're listening to the Make Your Mark mini-series with Anna Hodges, Director and Head Recruiter of Purple Squirrel Recruitment and Monica Kade, Copywriter and Communication specialist. In this mini-series we aim equip you with the tools and communication skills that help you land your dream role and communicate your value effectively. In our first episode, you'll learn: Why Your LinkedIn profile shouldn’t suck
 Why you need to know your end game Why (and if) you actually need a LinkedIn profile What your LinkedIn summary should include Why we recommend you consider hiring a qualified LinkedIn profile summary writer who can capture who you REALLY are How to be found by the right people If you'd like help in crafting your LinkedIn profile summary and you hate writing about yourself, I can help! Check out http://bit.ly/LinkedInMeUp
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March 12, 2018
FCC Series Ep3 - Courage and Confidence - Fiercely Courageous Conversations
Welcome to Episode 3 of the Fiercely Courageous Conversations podcast with Dr Rebecca Ray and myself, Monica Kade. Our aim is to provide thoughtful insight around how as women we limit ourselves from truly expressing who we are and how this manifests into our professional and personal lives. In today’s episode we’ll be talking about Courage and Confidence. We’ll explore what being courageous looks like and talk about how seeking confidence can actually cause more insecurity. Instead we aim to provide insights on how you can be confident in your skin regardless of what is happening in your day. We both believe that the answers are within you – and we’re here to help you find those answers and express them in your unique way. fierce |fɪəs| - showing a heartfelt and powerful intensity You may already know, but in case you missed this exciting note, Beck’s book, Be Happy: 35 Powerful Habits for Personal Growth and Well-Being is available via Amazon and or any good book store. Let’s support her (and ourselves) and grab a copy of her book! Like us to answer a particular question or address a certain topic? Please send us a message via Instagram @DrRebeccaRay and @Monicakade
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March 1, 2018
Ep. 61 Sarah Riegelhuth - Your Wealth Creation Starts Today
Welcome to Episode 61 of the Monica Kade podcast.   Today we’re chatting with Sarah Riegelhuth, who has been on the show before but in case you don’t know her - she is a serial entrepreneur and an investor in startups having founded 8 companies since 2009.  Following several successful exits, she is currently the CEO of Wealth Enhancers (a Gen Y financial advisory firm) and Grow My Team (global recruitment), and sits on the board of League of Extraordinary Women. She is personally fuelled by a passion for community, gender equality and living life on one's own terms. And today, we’re going to be talking about her dream of creating a financially free GEN Y. Learn About: >  Sarah's relationship with money growing up 
>  How she developed and fostered her money and wealth creation mindset
>  Money Talk Taboo
 >  Why she started Wealth Enhancers But the most exciting part of our conversation (and why I personally asked her to come on the show) is her latest project: 

 Wealth Creation for Gen Y
A COMPLETELY FREE, 4-week personal financial management eCourse. This course is designed to teach you everything you need to know (and should've been taught at school) about money. The course is designed just for Gen Y, by her friends over at Wealth Enhancers who are Australia's most experienced Gen Y Financial Advisers.   Want to educate yourself on the basics of personal financial management? > Do you want to finally get out of debt? > Have you got credit cards or loans that are weighing you down? > Do you want to focus your energy on WEALTH CREATION and create space 
in your mind for what you love to enter your life?  > You no longer have ANY EXCUSES as to why you’re not creating wealth and getting on top of your money management because the course is free.

   CLICK HERE TO ENROL, 
IF YOU’RE READY TO CREATE SPACE IN YOUR MIND, EDUCATE YOURSELF AND 
FOSTER A HEALTHY MONEY AND WEALTH CREATION MINDSET! https://weacademy.thinkific.com/courses/money-management-for-gen-y?ref=031694    You can check out Sarah's personal financial plan here: http://wealthenhancers.community/sarah-riegelhuths-personal-financial-plan/ P.S I am sharing this course purely because I believe in the work Sarah does. She didn't ask me to share this course. I personally felt moved to. I've known Sarah for some time now and she has a genuine desire to help others with the wealth creation they dream of. #WhatHaveYouGotToLose?
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February 16, 2018
Ep. 60 Stephen Feneley - The Career Trajectory of a Highly Respected Journalist
Stephen Feneley has worked in and around the media for more than three decades as a journalist, broadcaster and communications consultant. Starting his career on the Sydney Daily Telegraph in 1977, Stephen has reported news and current affairs for all three commercial TV networks, including extensive experience as a correspondent in the U.S. and Asia; worked as a presenter and reporter on various ABC arts programs; and written cultural commentary for various print and online publications, including the Sunday Age and Crikey. Parallel to his continued work as a freelance journalist & broadcaster, Stephen moved into media training and consulting in 1992. He has coached and advised senior executives in a wide range of global corporations, listed companies, public sector organisations and advocacy groups in Australia, the UK and throughout Europe. Stephen is a seasoned public speaker and moderator of public forums, debates & hypotheticals, and he's produced and directed video content for various corporate & industrial clients. Stephen has also been the presentation director for TEDx since 2014. He’s had an incredible career thus far and today he’s going to share some personal insights on how he got to where he is today and what the adventure has entailed. LEARN ABOUT: How and where his love for media and journalism began. Why he left commercial TV, moved away from news and current affairs journalism toward the arts. His perspective on how journalism has changed today. His thoughts on social media and storytelling. The experience of being the Presentation Director for TEDx. One of the greatest lessons he learned through his career?
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February 12, 2018
FCC Series: Ep. 2 - Vulnerability - Fiercely Courageous Conversations
We’re super excited to bring you Episode 2 of the Fiercely Courageous Conversations podcast. Both Beck and myself, have put a lot of love, thought and energy into series. And, we’d like to thank you for your wonderful responses to our first episode. We truly appreciate your comments and feedback. In today’s episode we chat about Vulnerability - what it means, why we run away from it and how we can learn to embrace being vulnerable in our lives. Beck and I also share some personal moments where we both had to embrace vulnerability and how it was life-changing and transformative. We both believe that the answers are within you – and we’re here to help you find those answers and express them in your unique way. fierce |fɪəs| - showing a heartfelt and powerful intensity Like us to answer a particular question or address a certain topic? Please send us a message via Instagram @DrRebeccaRay and @Monicakade
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February 1, 2018
FCC Series: Ep. 1 - Permission - Fiercely Courageous Conversations
fierce |fɪəs| - showing a heartfelt and powerful intensity Clinical Psychologist, Dr Rebecca Ray and Writer/Speaker Trainer, Monica Kade have teamed up together to bring you Our aim is to provide thoughtful insight around how as women we limit ourselves from truly expressing ourselves and how this manifests into our professional and personal lives. Plus, we’ll highlight how compromising ourselves and bowing down to fear affects the way we physically show up in the world. In this episode, we’ll be talking about Permission and the ways that women seek validation externally while struggling with the internal conflict of expressing themselves authentically. You will leave with practical and actionable wisdom that you can implement into your professional and personal life – immediately! #LookOutFear We both believe that the answers are within you – and we’re here to help you find those answers and express them in your unique way. If you enjoy listening to this podcast please leave us a rating on iTunes. Like us to answer a particular question or address a certain topic? Please send us a message via Instagram @DrRebeccaRay and @Monicakade You can download Rebecca’s Brave Living Manifesto here.
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January 11, 2018
Ep. 56 Alexandra Franzen - You're Going To Survive
"When we're going through something tough it's easy to feel isolated and think 'everyone else's life is perfect and I'm a flaming pile of garbage'. That's not true. Every single person around you is going through something." - Alexandra Franzen, The Monica Kade Podcast My guest today is Alexandra Franzen - and I was super pumped to talk with her because she’s one of my favourite writers. When her newsletter comes into my inbox I stop whatever I’m doing to read them. Alexandra has been a self-employed writer for about 8 years. She has written several books, including two non-fiction books and two novels. She leads writing classes and retreats, and she's taught in 18 different cities around the world. She runs an online writing class. works 1-on-1 with clients to help them complete all kinds of exciting projects—from books to podcasts to TEDx talks, and beyond. Her newest book is called You're Going to Survive. It's a book about how to deal with discouraging situations in your career, and how to build more resilience and keep marching towards your goals. So let’s find out more! Hear her talk on: How her love for writing all began What she loves about words Her favourite things to write One of her greatest moments of overcoming adversity Why she felt it was important to write ‘You’re going to survive’ The greatest thing she learnt about herself in writing the book What she’s learnt about rejection through her life experiences Her message for budding writers who feel that they can’t make a living out of writing Signature Questions: What career she’d attempt if she wasn’t in this one? What she believes is her greatest asset? What she’s afraid of? The best piece of wisdom she’s been passed down?
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January 11, 2018
Ep. 57 Maz Compton - Life Changes in an Instant
“If you wind up in media, it’s good to stay really grounded because it’s quite fickle and it won’t last forever.” - Maz Compton, The Moment HQ podcast It doesn’t happen with everyone you interview. It’s not something that everybody has. But Maz Compton is one of those rare individuals who knows how to keep it real. She’s genuine and open about the path she’s walked - the darkness and the light. And, I think her honesty and candid nature make her that much more interesting to chat to. Most of you will know Maz as one of Australia’s foremost radio personalities and entertainment reporters. She has ten years experience on camera, radio, behind the scenes production, and hosting live events. She’s shared the couch with all the big names including, Sandra Bullock, Sir Richard Branson, Lady Gaga and many more! She’s presented MTV Australia’s VMA and ARIA Red Carpet Specials and won the ASTRA for most popular female presenter in 2008. And this year she wrote Unedited, an eBook on ‘What happens when the microphones are off’. What I wanted to capture and share in today’s podcast is her personal story on why she ditched the glamour and heels for some training shoes to run F45 gym in Avalon. Learn About: What inspired Maz to get into radio? What her experience of fame and the limelight was? What inspired her to open an F45 gym? Who she feels she’s become since leaving the industry? How her life has transformed post radio? Don’t miss The Moment HQ Signature Questions What moves Maz? What she’s afraid of? What she believes is her greatest asset? What her greatest indulgence? The best piece of wisdom she’s been given?
37:45
November 19, 2017
Ep. 59 Lewis Howes - The Mask Of Masculinity
Ep. 59 Lewis Howes - The Mask Of Masculinity by Monica Kade
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October 31, 2017
Ep. 56 Finding Your Bliss And Living It with Kylie Davies
Meet Kylie Davies from Hello Bliss. Hello Bliss is all about naturally finding bliss in your everyday existence - focusing on trust, love, purpose and wellness. It’s about connection with earth, its gifts and connection with ancient teachings such as yoga and meditation. Before Kylie started Hello Bliss she worked in fitness as a personal trainer and tourism as a marketing manager. But how did she go from this to living a very heart-centred and ‘blissful’ life? Listen to the podcast to find out more! Learn About: Why Kylie started Hello Bliss. What propelled her out of fitness and tourism? What sparked her interest into essential oils? How meditation has changed her life? The changes she’s seen in her meditation clients. The greatest thing she’s learnt about herself in following gut instinct? Don’t miss our Signature The Moment HQ questions: What moves her? What career she’d like to attempt if she wasn’t in this one? What she believes is her greatest asset? And, the best piece of wisdom she’s been given?
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October 11, 2017
Ep. 55 Merissa Forsyth, Founder Of The Pretty Foundation Podcast
Our guest today is Merissa Forsyth, the founder of Pretty Foundation; a not-for-profit aiming to empower women and girls with the perspective, skills and support to develop and nurture a positive body image for themselves and others. The programs and initiatives run by Pretty Foundation focus on 2-6-year-old girls and their parents. I was truly moved by the work Merissa and her team are doing so I had to invite her on the show. Learn About: - What Merissa was doing before she started Pretty Foundation. - What inspired the start of Pretty Foundation. - Whether Merissa had a personal experience that connected her down this path - Why she is super-passionate about body image, body awareness and the power of language around children. - Discover why she named the foundation, ‘Pretty’. - Learn more on some of the shocking statistics showing the ideas and views girls between 2 and 6 have on their bodies. - Hear her talk about the AMAZING resources Pretty Foundation has for parents to support them in educating their girls around body image and being more than just what they look like. - How you can help or get involved. The Moment HQ Signature Questions What moves Merissa? What she believes is her greatest asset? What career she’d like to attempt if she wasn’t in this one? A piece of wisdom she’s been given that she lives by?
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September 19, 2017
Ep. 53 Angela McKenzie + Nikki Jenkison, Founders Of Cahlia.com
"We have come from corporate backgrounds. We are skilled; we are independent. We wanted to help set females up for success and give them confidence to stand on their own two feet and be considered as equal in society." Nikki + Angela, Cahlia.com Founders, The Moment HQ podcast Today we’re chatting to co-founders of Cahlia.com, Angela McKenzie and Nikki Jenkinson who bring together years of senior HR experience and entrepreneurship to help organisations and individuals find success in the workplace. Through their personal and professional experiences, they’ve identified a significant problem in the market: an inability to source quality talent quickly in a rapidly changing economy. From this, Cahlia was born. Cahlia is an industry-leading online marketplace that quickly connects highly-skilled and vetted female professionals seeking flexible, meaningful work with companies in need of specialised talent. Ange and Nikki are on a mission to help skilled women build successful businesses (whether it’s their own business or one in which they work). Learn About: How Nikki and Angela first met An insight into the career experience and backgrounds The challenges they’ve witnessed women facing in the workplace How they are addressing these issues with Cahlia Why they are passionate about the for sustainable change and gender equity How the Cahlia platform works Why is the platform beneficial for consultants and freelancers Learn about their Flextribe Facebook Community The Moment HQ Signature Questions What moves these ladies? What they believe are their greatest assets are? What career they’d like to attempt if not in their current one? What Nikki and Angela’s greatest indulgence is.
25:30
September 1, 2017
Ep. 52 Rebecca Ray, Happi Habits
"In the privilege of sitting behind a closed door and having someone be so beautifully vulnerable and tell me their deepest darkest secrets about their pain, I've learned there is not one of us that doesn't suffer. I think knowing that is a far less isolating experience." - Rebecca Ray, The Moment HQ podcast Rebecca Ray, is a Writer, Speaker and Clinical Psychologist. And what you may not know is that she also trained to become a commercial pilot. Not long ago she was seeking to reach a broader audience than available through one-on-one therapy, and she wrote Happi Habits, a 12-week program based on positive psychology techniques to help as many people as possible shift from surviving to thriving. Her first book, You Can Be Happy, hits the shelves in April, 2018 and she is in the middle of writing her second book on living bravely as we speak. "We are all a combination of healing and healed." - Rebecca Ray, The Moment HQ Podcast Learn About: What inspired her to get into psychology What she does in her own life to foster happiness What the Happi Habits program is all about How the program changes your brain (through neuroplasticity) Who the Happi Habits program be for Some key changes Rebecca has witnessed in clients who have gone through the course What is one of the greatest things she’s learned about herself through her work What inspired her to write ‘You Can Be Happy’ What will ‘You Can Be Happy’ will address and how will it help you The Moment HQ Signature Questions What moves Rebecca? What she believes is her greatest asset. A piece of wisdom that she lives by. What career she’d like to attempt if not in this one.
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September 1, 2017
Ep. 48 Holly Shoebridge, Ocean Photographer - Capturing The Moment
“Let yourself be creative and don’t follow trends.” - Holly Shoebridge, The Moment HQ podcast Welcome to The Moment HQ podcast episode no 48. Today we’re chatting with Holly Shoebridge; a self taught photographer and visual creator based on Sydney's Northern Beaches, who draws her greatest inspiration from Mother Nature, the ocean, solitude and love. You Can also find her on Instagram under HollyTree Photo. Not only does Holly share some amazing ocean photography, she also has heart-warming and inspiring captions that provide food for thought and can lift you up when you’re having an off day. If you want to know the secret to her work, it’s this: “Focus on creating good content. Ask yourself ‘What are you trying to achieve by sharing your work?’ Align a purpose to your [social media] post. Get involved and connect with people.” You’ll Learn About When Holly’s love of photography begin to emerge? How photography has supported her through anxiety What she loves taking photos of most? Her favourite time of day to shoot? What emerging photographers should do to get started? How to build an authentic Instagram following. What she has learnt about herself through her photography? Don’t miss our signature The Moment HQ Questions What moves Holly? What she believes is her greatest asset? What career she’d like to attempt if she wasn’t in this one? The best piece of wisdom she’s been given. Have you signed up for Express Yourself: The Ultimate Communication eCourse? It's FREE. Register here www.bit.ly/EYeCourse Starts Sunday 10th Sept, 2017
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August 28, 2017
Ep. 50 Devyn Sisson - Her Book, Kitchen Intuition
"You don’t have to go to school to decide what you’re going to do for the rest of your life. Just go to school to do something you enjoy and something you’re going to immerse yourself in; doing something that you’re going to enjoy learning how to learn. And that will help you make decisions later in life." - Devyn Sisson, The Moment HQ podcast We’re chatting with Devyn Sisson who is an author, artist, culinary enthusiast and restaurateur involved in the launch of the Primal Kitchen fast-casual restaurant chain. After graduating from the The New School in New York City with a degree in Psychology, she started to express her creativity with a deep immersion into the study of nutrition with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and self-improvement through the Spiritual Psychology program at The University of Santa Monica.  She’s recently published a cookbook called, Kitchen Intuition which is what we’ll be chatting about today. Learn About What it was like growing up in her household (Her dad being the popular author, blogger and athlete Mark Sisson from Primal Blueprint and Mark’s Daily Apple) The impact going to college had on her nutrition choices What inspired Devyn to publish her cookbook, Kitchen Intuition What she learned about herself in creating the book Find out how her parents habits influenced her way of eating and being Don’t miss our Signature Questions What career would Devyn like to attempt if she wasn’t in this one? What she believes is her greatest asset? Find out what the best piece of wisdom she’s been given is.
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July 25, 2017
Ep. 51 Dr Nadia Britto Pateguana - Intermittent Fasting, Nutrition & The Ketogenic Diet
"I believe in Karma. Even though I'm a naturopath, I'm not your typical naturopath; but whatever you put out there is what you're going to get." - Dr Nadia Pateguana, The Moment HQ Podcast Joining me today is Dr. Nadia Brito Pateguana, a naturopathic doctor. She graduated from The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and also McMaster University with Honors in biology. Today she works alongside Dr. Jason Fung and Megan Ramos at the Intensive Dietary Management Program in the GTA. In this podcast we talk about nutrition, ketogenic diets, intermittent fasting and living a healthy life. Learn About: - Nadia’s personal behind the scenes story - How she started working with Dr Fung and Megan Ramos - Her views on the conflicting information around ketogenic diets - How she adopted the ketogenic diet with her children - What happens when you fall off track with keto and how to jump back onto the keto train - How to incorporate intermittent fasting into your life - The ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting Don’t miss out Signature Questions - What moves Nadia? - What career she’d like to attempt if she wasn’t in this one? - The best piece of wisdom she’s been given?
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July 17, 2017
Ep. 46 Rebecca Sullivan, The Art Of The Natural Home
“The minute I decided failure was a part of my life and is why I am where I am now (because I failed at other things); it’s empowered me.” - Rebecca Sullivan, The Moment HQ podcast Welcome to the Moment HQ podcast, episode #46. My guest is bringing back GrannySkills. Meet Rebecca Sullivan an eco-agronomist, activist, food writer, urban farmer, entrepreneur and home cook. She is passionate about heritage, preserving traditions, and passing on a wealth of ‘granny skills’ to future generations. Her first book, Like Grandma Used to Make, was published in Australia. She is also the founder of Australian Native wellbeing brand, Warndu. In this podcast we talk about the release of her latest book, The Art of The Natural Home. Learn About: - The impact her great grandmother had on her career - Hear about her NEW book, The Art of the Natural Home - A room by room guide. - Learn how to make your own natural, chemical free blush powder - and it’s so cheap! - How to make household cleaning products in 2 minutes - Why Rebecca is passionate about sustainability and community - Why being a conscious consumer is sometimes perceived as being expensive? - What optimum health means to her? The Moment HQ signature questions: - What moves her? - What career she’d attempt if she wasn’t in this one? - What she believes is her greatest asset - The best piece of wisdom she’s been given. Follow Us and Rebecca on Instagram @TheMomentHQ and @GrannySkills
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May 31, 2017
Ep. 47 The Too Fit Guys - Jake + Joshua's Story
"Make sure you’re giving yourself the best opportunity to become your potential.” - Jake Huddelston My guests today are The Too Fit guys, Jake and Joshua from TooFit.com. They met in a bar - true story - and the rest is history. But in all seriousness, Jake and Joshua’s story begins with an endless pursuit to find and properly fuel their active lifestyles with products that would better their performance. But nothing met their standards. So post years of research, self study, and experimentation, they felt it was their duty to bring trust, transparency, quality, and efficacy to an industry that is seemingly void of it. They’re the creators of the all natural, sugar free, gluten and chemical free Moxie natural pre-workout and Rally post workout. Let’s find out their life changing story. Learn About: What a ‘TooFit’ lifestyle is and what it looks like for Jake and Josh. Learn about the process of creating your products? Hear some of the war stories from their product development journey. Their concerns about supplement stores and the industry. What does a clean lifestyle mean to them? What’s in the works for the Too Fit brand? The Moment HQ Signature Questions What’s they believe is their greatest asset? What career would they each like to attempt if they weren’t in this one? If they could have a super power what would it be? The best piece of wisdom their parents gave them?
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May 24, 2017
Ep. 49 Danielle La Porte, White Hot Truth
“Silence is connected to every failure I’ve ever had; for not speaking up because I didn’t want to rock the boat.” - Danielle La Porte, The Moment HQ podcast I felt very honoured to sit down with Danielle and have a heart to heart about life, our learnings and lessons, love and keeping it real. I’ve interviewed a lot of people over the years, and when I meet someone who speaks from their heart, you can really feel it. Her sweet, soft and very grounded nature coupled with quick-wit and infectious laugh was just a delight to be in the presence of. Danielle La Porte is a speaker, and the author of The Desire Map: a guide to creating goals with soul, The Firestarter sessions: A guide to creating success on your own terms and infamous for her daily truth bombs. And her definition of holistic includes green juice and very loud rock and n roll. Today we’re talking about the release of her latest book White Hot Truth: Clarity for keeping it real on your spiritual path - from one seeker to another. What I loved most about reading this book, was that it wasn’t a book telling me what the Truth is, but rather a written journey encouraging the reader to find their own White Hot Truth. You can read my book review here. Learn About: - Why was it important for her to write White Hot Truth - The beautiful paradox of contradictions - The importance of healthy boundaries - Why a ‘spiritual bypass’ is not the answer and how you can keep it real - What truth Danielle learnt about herself in writing the book - Danielle breaks down why “pre-determinism is philosophical bullshit” - A piece of wisdom she’s learnt through her own challenges for anyone who’s going through great pain right now Don’t miss our signature questions: What career she’d attempt if she wasn’t in this one? What’s Danielle believes is her greatest asset? What moves her? The greatest piece of wisdom she’s been given.
30:50
May 15, 2017