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The Confident Woman Podcast

The Confident Woman Podcast

By Rachel Brooks & Erin Klein
Welcome to The Confident Woman Podcast! We're here to keep it real, raw, and relatable—what it means to be The Confident Woman.

Rachel Brooks and Erin Klein vow to show up as their true authentic, transparent, and vulnerable selves and talk about everything, including confidence, body image, love, relationships, business, finances, health, fitness, freedom, and fun, all rolled into one!

So who is The Confident Woman? YOU!
If you’re looking to become your best and most confident self, this podcast is for you!
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150: How to Start and Build a Business Without Losing Your Sanity
How are we supposed to build and run a successful business and still keep a respectable work/life balance? How do we get clear on what we need to do in order to start a business and how do we build it around our current lifestyle? How do we do it all, do it well, and keep our sanity? A member of The Confident Woman Podcast Facebook Community asked these fantastic questions and in this week’s episode, Rachel and Erin are discussing all the answers. They chat more about: + Getting crystal clear on the goals and intentions for your business and what it may mean for your current lifestyle + How flexibility will need to be a necessity because (let's be real) shit happens + Challenging yourself to be resourceful + How to stay intentional and mindful in your research so that you don’t get stuck in comparison mode + How it is completely impossible to do it alone - no one really does + Creating SMART goals to set yourself up for success + And so much more! Grab Our Resources: FREE Goal Setting Guide! Join The Confident Woman Podcast Facebook Community here! Grab your FREE Confidence Booster Guide here! Order your copy of Chasing Perfection: A Journey to Healing, Fitness, and Self-Love AND Get the Bonus Points to Ponder Journal FREE! Join The Confident Woman Collective - educating, empowering, and equipping women with the tools and resources to create lasting change within so they can create a life and business they love! Let's Connect: Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks Erin’s Instagram: @the.erin.klein.show The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast The Confident Woman Collective Instagram: @theconfidentwomancollective Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes! Quotes: “If you don’t have clarity, set an intention to avoid the confusion.” - Rachel "Know how much time and effort you want to put into your business in the beginning and be clear and realistic about what that looks like." - Erin "Just know that there's going to be some sacrifice at some point and you have to decide what it is by prioritizing what's got to go to be able to fit this new business into your life because they take time." - Erin "You can't plan and prepare for the unpredicted" - Rachel
24:33
January 19, 2022
149: Losing Weight and Breaking Free From Diet Culture with Leslie Thornton
Are you sick and tired of being in a constant battle with the scale? Is your mind constantly consumed with thoughts about food, weight, and dieting? Are you tired of being unhappy about the way you look and feel? Well, you’re not alone. So many women are SILENTLY battling the societal pressures of diet culture and it’s time for a change. Leslie was 8 years old when she first became aware of her body and how it compared to what is considered “socially acceptable.” In this episode, Rachel and Erin dive into a vulnerable conservation about Leslie’s personal struggles with weight loss and how her journey has led her to becoming an NLP Practitioner, Hypnotist, and certified coach who has now helped 100s of people overcome the obsession with food, body, and weight - for good! The ladies chat more about: +  How Leslie started dieting as young as 8 years old + The deep connection that food has to our emotions + How food, body, and weight obsession makes us feel like there is something seriously wrong with us + How discovering the root cause of these obsessions and processing through them will help change your life + Taking back control by rewiring your thoughts + And so much more! Grab Our Resources: Join The Confident Woman Podcast Facebook Community here! Grab your FREE Confidence Booster Guide here! Order your copy of Chasing Perfection: A Journey to Healing, Fitness, and Self-Love AND Get the Bonus Points to Ponder Journal FREE! Join The Confident Woman Collective - educating, empowering, and equipping women with the tools and resources to create lasting change within so they can create a life and business they love! Let's Connect: Leslie’s Podcast: Hypnosis for Permanent Weight Loss [available on all podcast streaming platforms] Leslie’s FREE Training: Text “hypnosis” to 72727 Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks Erin’s Instagram: @the.erin.klein.show The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast The Confident Woman Collective Instagram: @theconfidentwomancollective Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes! Quotes: “I just thought that I was dealt a bad hand. I felt that I was an addict.” - Leslie Thornton “It was really affecting my confidence as a woman and my growth. I could only go so far with that mindset.” - Leslie Thornton “I got to a place where I was like - I want to learn how to love and accept my body, no matter what that means about my body. I want to get past my fears. I want to not be afraid of eating carbs. I want to be able to socialize with my friends and family and have a cocktail if I want to and not feel like I’m isolated from people because I’m on the next fast or cleanse.” - Leslie Thornton “Through awareness comes freedom.” - Leslie Thornton
41:59
January 12, 2022
148: Figuring Out Who You Are as a Person and What You Like To Do
By the time we are young adults, we adapt this mentality that whatever it is that we decide to do as our job or our career, is the end all be all decision. And we are so hard on ourselves when we can’t figure out what that thing is. We put so much pressure on ourselves to “get it right” the first time, even though we’ve barely had any kind of life experience. In this episode, Rachel and Erin answer a question from The Confident Woman Community - “How do you choose a career when you aren’t sure what you want to do?” Rachel and Erin chat more about Both of their journeys and how it is led them to where they are today Shifting your expectations to focus on the short term as opposed to trying to figure out the long term, right now Tips on how to go back to the “roots” of who you are as a person and exploring it Giving yourself grace (no one knows 100% what they want to in life) Not being afraid to try different things Grab Our Resources: Join The Confident Woman Podcast Facebook Community here! Grab your FREE Confidence Booster Guide here! Order your copy of Chasing Perfection: A Journey to Healing, Fitness, and Self-Love AND Get the Bonus Points to Ponder Journal FREE! Join The Confident Woman Collective - educating, empowering, and equipping women with the tools and resources to create lasting change within so they can create a life and business they love! Let's Connect: Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks Erin’s Instagram: @the.erin.klein.show The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast The Confident Woman Collective Instagram: @theconfidentwomancollective Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes! Quotes: “There’s always going to be something new and exciting in your life, and you can take that with you into the next stage.” - Rachel “That’s the beauty of what growth is. You’re expanding, you're evolving, you’re stretching, you’re growing. And you can become anything at any time.” - Rachel “Purpose finds you. You can’t just go find it under a rock or on the shelves at Target. It doesn’t exist. Purpose comes through experience.” - Rachel “At the end of the day, the only one that has to like you (and your decision) is you.” - Erin
24:06
January 05, 2022
147: Operating From Your Zone of Genius with Hanna Hermanson
Ready to start leading your life and business from your zone of genius? Today, Hanna Hermanson joins Erin and Rachel to chat about how you can start to effectively operate from your zone of genius and outsource the rest. So if you’ve been trying to do it ALL then this episode is for you! The girls talk more about: The #1 hack to staying in your zone of genius What you need to have in place when hiring or outsourcing How the 15/5 rule can make your life easier The attribute that you should be hiring based on What to do when you’re in the overwhelm The big shift Hanna discovered when trying to find the right team members The reason most women, like you, start businesses and what happens when they start to scale And so much more! Connect with Hanna: Website: www.dreamlifeisreallife.com Instagram: @hannahermanson_ Facebook: Millennials Living The Dream  Resources: Join The Confident Woman Podcast Facebook Community here! Grab your FREE Confidence Booster Guide here! Order your copy of Chasing Perfection: A Journey to Healing, Fitness, and Self-Love AND Get the Bonus Points to Ponder Journal FREE! Join The Confident Woman Collective - educating, empowering, and equipping women with the tools and resources to create lasting change within so they can create a life and business they love! Let's Connect: Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks Erin’s Instagram: @the.erin.klein.show The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast The Confident Woman Collective Instagram: @theconfidentwomancollective Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes!
34:09
December 29, 2021
146: Breaking Up with the Hustle Mentality and Finding Peace
Are you feeling completely burnt out? Do you keep pushing through, thinking that life will be smooth sailing as soon as you reach this goal? Do you feel like you are pushing yourself so much that you are missing out on what is going on around you? In today’s world, it’s hard not to. However, regardless of how it may seem, “hustling” is not the secret to success. In today’s episode, Rachel and Erin talk about the importance of hustling less and learning how to be more present in your day-to-day life. The girls chat more about: How pride seems to be attached to hustle (and how it is affecting our mental, emotional, and physical well-being) How slowing down can actually give you more clarity and focused energy to be productive How you are the only one in charge of how you spend your time (which means that it’s ok to give yourself some grace and take a break) How you’ve only got this one life to live - so make sure your peace happiness is a priority Resources: Join The Confident Woman Podcast Facebook Community here! Grab your FREE Confidence Booster Guide here! Order your copy of Chasing Perfection: A Journey to Healing, Fitness, and Self-Love AND Get the Bonus Points to Ponder Journal FREE! Join The Confident Woman Collective - educating, empowering, and equipping women with the tools and resources to create lasting change within so they can create a life and business they love! Let's Connect: Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks Erin’s Instagram: @the.erin.klein.show The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast The Confident Woman Collective Instagram: @theconfidentwomancollective Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes! Quotes: “It made me realize how often we don’t stop and smell the roses and actually enjoy life. And enjoy where we are in the moment.” - Erin “It’s like putting that filter over our lives. Like we are accomplishing all these things on the outside and it looks good. But inside it’s crumbling in some areas.” - Erin “I always feel on. And if I’m not producing - I feel like it was a waste of time and a waste of day. So I really had to challenge where this came from. Why do I have to believe that I have to be producing something?” - Rachel “Everything is opposing. We have pain and we have pleasure. We have happy, we have sad. So why can’t we experience more of the joy and the ease and the flow of your business than always feeling like you have to grind as if that's like the badge of honor.” - Rachel
19:20
December 22, 2021
145: Finding True Fulfillment with Dr. Kim Foster - A Journey From MD to Health & Wellness Coach
Do you feel stuck in your career? Do you feel limited by what you can do and what you can achieve because of your past education or current career path? This week, Rachel and Erin had the pleasure of talking with Dr. Kim Foster. She is a MD turned wellness coach and business mentor, and she is on a mission to help other health and wellness coaches market their programs, serve more clients, and find true fulfillment in their work. Listen in as Dr. Kim shares her incredible story of how she completely changed the trajectory of her life (and career) when she decided that she no longer wanted to work as a family physician. The girls talk about: + The power of just deciding + How entrepreneurship does not have a clear, straightforward path + Overcoming limiting beliefs, the fear of rejection, and societal pressures + Always checking back in with your “why” and course correcting + Being open to possibilities and opportunities + Learning to be ok with pivoting and doing something different Kim's Resources: Dr. Kim’s Free Masterclass: How To Chart A Path To Your Dream Career As a Wellness Coach: https://drkimfoster.com/becomeacoach ; https://wellnesscoachacademy.com/  Dr. Kim’s Website: https://drkimfoster.com/ Dr. Kim’s Instagram: @drkimfoster Our Resources:   Chasing Perfection Book: http://chasingperfectionbook.com The Confident Woman Collective: https://www.theconfidentwomancollective.com The Confident Woman Community (Free): https://www.iamrachelbrooks.com/community 20-Ways to Build Self-Confidence (Free Gift): https://www.iamrachelbrooks.com/selfconfidence Connect with us: Erin’s Instagram: @the.erin.klein.show Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast The Confident Woman Collective: https://www.theconfidentwomancollective.com Quotes: “I had a real existential crisis at that moment thinking - what have I done? Is this actually where I want to be?” - Dr. Kim Foster “There was a lot of reasons to keep doing it and so it was very hard to step outside the box and do something different.” -  Dr. Kim Foster “I didn’t get that education just to limit my choices. I didn’t get it to just only ever do one thing in the world for ever and ever. I got it to create expansion in my life. To be more, to be bigger, and to have an impact in the world. So if I found that it was limiting me then that meant that something needed to change.” - Dr. Kim Foster “I realized that that’s what shifted and that allowed me to consider coloring outside the lines. And to consider doing something that was not what everybody else around was doing and was expected to do.” - Dr. Kim Foster
33:07
December 15, 2021
144: Ready to Up-Level Your Life and Business?
Have you been looking for a group of like-minded women who you can learn, grow and thrive with in both life and business? If so, then look no further. Today, Erin and Rachel are sharing what The Confident Woman Collective is and why it may be the perfect fit for YOU! Here are few highlights: - Learning from multiple people in different speciality areas within the Collective - The live weekly trainings you’ll will receive - Who the Collective is meant for (hint: it’s probably you!) - The relationships you will gain from being a part of the Collective - How this membership was born out of Rachel’s own experience - And so much more! If you’ve been thinking about joining The Confident Woman Collective, what are you waiting for? The Collective is a safe space, (a container), for other female creators, entrepreneurs, coaches, leaders of all stages. Inside women give and receive community, connection, belonging, sisterhood, create memorable experiences, and do life and biz together. It's your one-stop shop for complete access to multiple coaches, mentors, guides, creators, entrepreneurs that are experts in different fields, disciplines, and areas in life and business. Now is the time to become a founding member of the Collective! Join us in the Collective by heading to https://www.theconfidentwomancollective.com! Resources: Chasing Perfection Book: http://chasingperfectionbook.com The Confident Woman Collective: https://www.theconfidentwomancollective.com The Confident Woman Community (Free): https://www.iamrachelbrooks.com/community 20-Ways to Build Self-Confidence (Free Gift): https://www.iamrachelbrooks.com/selfconfidence Connect with us: Erin’s Instagram: @the.erin.klein.show Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “You’re sitting at a table with like-minded women, all on a journey, all on the same outcome to become a better version of yourself.” - Rachel “You can talk about those hard things. People will get you. That people will understand you. And we’re here to encourage you along the way.” - Rachel
10:09
December 08, 2021
143: Living a Beautiful, Well-Fashioned Life with Candace Read
Ever walk into a closet full of clothes and feel like you have nothing to wear? Most women do, and it’s honestly pretty frustrating, isn’t it? Wouldn’t it be nice to have a defined style with a wardrobe that matched? To get dressed every day in an outfit that just feels like the perfect expression of you, and it be flattering! This week, Rachel and Erin, pick the brain of style enthusiast, Candace Read. From competing for Miss America to becoming a full-time stylist and fashion influencer, Candace has always let her passions lead the way. Her journey has led her into a fulfilling career helping women everywhere look and feel their best. The girls chat more about: + Finding your style “DNA” + What you should do about those sentimental pieces of clothing that hang around for years + The magic of a versatile wardrobe + Tips on how to shop with purpose and not on impulse + Utilizing accessories as a powerful finishing detail of an outfit + How every step in our journey teaches us and leads us to the next thing + And so much more! Resources: Candace’s Instagram: @candacemread Candace’s Website: https://www.candacemread.com/ Erin’s Instagram: @the.erin.klein.show Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast The Confident Woman Collective: https://www.theconfidentwomancollective.com Quotes: “We don’t have endless dollars to spend on clothing, so how can we take it and adapt it and make it work for us.” - Candace “Clothing is a unique way to communicate a little piece of who we are.” - Candace “Oftentimes the difference between a great outfit and a fantastic outfit is an earring, a necklace, and a bracelet.” - Candace “We’re all our own individual beings so just because we like something, doesn’t mean it will work for everyone else.” - Candace
33:36
December 01, 2021
142: What’s Taking Up Your Mental Capacity?
Have you ever received a text from someone and thought, “I just don’t have the capacity to respond right now.” If so, then know that you are not alone! Today, the girls are chatting about what’s taking up your mental capacity, the burnout it can cause and what you can do to improve your mental wellbeing! The girls talk more on: Finding where you spend your time The constant toggling your brain is doing Knowing when something is actually urgent Setting limits and boundaries around your phone Structuring your day the right way And so much more! Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @the.erin.klein.show Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast The Confident Woman Collective: https://www.theconfidentwomancollective.com Quotes: “It’s so easy to get so sucked into everything.” - Erin “With the internet and social media, it makes everything feel urgent and it’s not.” - Erin “If it’s really that urgent, be a human and call that person.” - Rachel “Take a deep breath and not make things up in our heads that aren’t real and then set those boundaries.” - Erin “Be aware of your attentions when you pick up that phone.” - Rachel
15:15
November 24, 2021
141: What is the Difference Between Success and Failure?
Have you ever looked at someone who is super successful in their business and immediately thought to yourself. . . “I suck!” Do you feel like you are failing when you can’t establish the same habits or create the same discipline in your life that all “successful” entrepreneurs seem to have? Rachel and Erin have. And in this episode, the girls get real about how comparing themselves to others has affected their personal growth as well as what true success looks like to them. The girls chat about: + How comparison makes us lose sight of who we are as people and what truly makes us happy + Tips on how to take bits and pieces from those who are ahead of you without trying to implement every single habit and/or strategy they have + Staying focused on your mission and core values + Taking the time to really figure out what success means to you + And so much more! Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @the.erin.klein.show Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast The Confident Woman Collective: https://www.theconfidentwomancollective.com Quotes: “I was trying to emulate somebody who is successful. And if I modeled what they did, therefore, then I would be successful as well.” - Rachel “I feel like people do all these things because they really want to better themselves and grow as a person. But it can be too much too fast. And then you lose your whole identity.” - Erin “I saw them as successful. So I was trying to be and do everything that they were. And throughout that time there were a lot of things I lost about myself because I was trying to live on their timeline.” - Erin “Success is doing what you love and loving what you do. Because in there lies the fulfillment, the passion, the purpose, and the freedom. And those are all core values that I really resonate with.” - Rachel
12:14
November 17, 2021
140: Social Selling and Organic Growth on Instagram with Tori Overmyer
6-figure business mentor, Tori Overmyer, knows what she is talking about when it comes to using Instagram as an effective marketing tool for your business. Rachel and Erin chat with Tori about the biggest do’s and don’ts when it comes to marketing your brand and selling your products and services on Instagram, without feeling salesy, weird, or uncomfortable. The girls cover: How Tori used Instagram to organically attract and book clients as a hairstylist Tori’s biggest tip for growing a successful business The biggest misconceptions about what it means to be authentic online How to continuously create relatable content for your brand How to mix business and personal content in a way that feels good, makes sense, and creates natural consistency The best ways to reach out and initiate conversations What you really need to know about your ideal client and how important it is to your content creation (Hint: You don’t have to know how old they are, where they shop, or their Starbucks order) Resources: Tori’s Instagram: @thewholetori Tori’s Website: thewholetori.com Tori's FREE HASHTAG WORKBOOK + CAPTION CALENDAR: Click Here Erin’s Instagram: @the.erin.klein.show Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast The Confident Woman Collective: https://www.theconfidentwomancollective.com Quotes: “I think we can be open and honest with our audience but still have boundaries and I think it’s really important to not blur that line.” - Tori “Humans are naturally drawn to consistency. So to us it may feel like “wow, I’m posting the same kind of things” but our audiences actually really like that. So never feel like when it comes to content that you’re having to come up with these brand new ideas every time you go to post.” - Tori “Not everyone is going to be your ideal client. So you shouldn’t be going into those initial interactions with the mindset of “ok, how do I get this person. . .” You should be going into those initial interactions with the mindset of “let's get to know each other so I can see if I even want to turn this into a conversation about what I want to offer.” - Tori “Really get your ideal client nailed down and reference that when you create content.” - Tori
38:49
November 10, 2021
139: Protecting Your Energy and Preventing Burnout
So many of us have been feeling burnt out and exhausted, especially since the pandemic has started. We, as women, have been left feeling like we need to do it all. But how can we stop the burn out and start protecting our energy? Today, Erin and Rachel are diving into just that! They’ll be sharing what has been working for them and tips and tricks that might work for you. So if you’ve been feeling the burnout, then this episode is for you! The girls talk more about: How the pandemic has forced you to pivot and change course Finding ways to fill your cup Being present in the here and now Letting your emotions guide you Different techniques you can use to allow yourself to be in the present Giving yourself the permission to take And so much more! Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @the.erin.klein.show Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast The Confident Woman Collective: https://www.theconfidentwomancollective.com Quotes: “What works for you is what’s going to be uniquely yours.” - Rachel “I rarely pay attention to all this that’s happening around me because I’m so absorbed with productivity.” - Erin “Your emotions will tell you what to do physically.” - Rachel “There’s so much power in 5 minutes.” - Erin
18:46
November 03, 2021
138: Defining Beauty on Your Own Terms with Michelle Emmick
Beauty and cosmetics is a multi-billion dollar industry, but how truthful and authentic is their marketing? Is it really about helping you feel like the best version of yourself? Or has the focus become more money driven? Rachel and Erin dive into the concept of women’s beauty and wellness with Michelle Emmick, Amazon best-selling author of Blue-Collar Beauty. After 20 years of working in the aesthetics field, Michelle is now Editor-in-Chief of Ask Us Beauty Magazine. A place where medical professionals and coaches are educating, connecting, and sharing about beauty and wellness to help empower the real, everyday woman. The girls talk more about: Closing the comparison gap that many women find themselves in The importance of doing your research and educating yourself before going through with a life-changing decision The power of understanding people and their stories What’s different about Ask Us Beauty Magazine How the magazine is content heavy with actual stories, making it a perfect weekend or travel read. (Without having to flip through endless amounts of ads) The importance of authenticity when it comes to the content that’s being published How the magazine is all encompassing, from beauty products to mental health and wellness Standing by your standards and being strong in your values How there is no such thing as an “overnight success” And so much more! Resources: Michelle’s Instagram: @theplasticsurgerycoach Ask Us Beauty Magazine Instagram: @askusbeautymagazine Ask Us Beauty Magazine Website: askusbeautymagazine.com Erin’s Instagram: @the.erin.klein.show Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast The Confident Woman Collective: https://www.theconfidentwomancollective.com Quotes: “We’re gonna create a magazine and we’re gonna bring women together. And we’re going to connect. And we’re gonna share. And we’re going to educate. And we’re going to empower.” - Michelle “Our mission is for women to define beauty on their own terms” - Michelle “Whatever you’re going to do, put in 100% effort. Make sure you feel good about doing it. And learn as much as you can.” - Michelle “You can make a difference in someone’s life but you have to find their story. If you can understand their why and make sure they’re doing everything for the right reasons, it can be so life-changing.” - Michelle
50:02
October 27, 2021
137: Going All In On YOU with Katrina Ruth
Are you ready to go all-in on YOU? Speaker, writer, and self-made millionaire, Katrina Ruth, joins Erin and Rachel today to chat about her journey from dropping out of law school to making over 20 million dollars while helping those who want to do business and life differently from everyone else. She not only shares her own story, but she lets you in on the steps you can take to pursue your passions and say yes to right NOW! The girls talk more about: Following the breadcrumbs to lead you where you want to go What it really takes to have true success Why you must keep moving past your failures Having the right support system in your life What Katrina does to pick herself up when she is in a slump Getting in tune with yourself to know what you need One big reason people don’t get what they truly want And so much more! Links from today's episode: Katrina’s Instagram: @thekatrinaruthshow Katrina’s Facebook: @katrinaruth Katrina’s YouTube: @thekatrinaruthshow Website: www.thekatrinaruthshow.com Resources: Join The Confident Woman Podcast Facebook Community here! Grab your FREE Confidence Booster Guide here! Order your copy of Chasing Perfection: A Journey to Healing, Fitness, and Self-Love AND Get the Bonus Points to Ponder Journal FREE! Join The Confident Woman Collective - educating, empowering, and equipping women with the tools and resources to create lasting change within so they can create a life and business they love! Let's Connect: Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks Erin’s Instagram: @the.erin.klein.show The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast The Confident Woman Collective Instagram: @theconfidentwomancollective Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes! Quotes: "I’m going to take responsibility for the fact that bringing out that part of me is not just okay, but it’s critical and required and the world needs it." - Katrina “I just kept following that little nothingness voice within, like I just kept following the threads.” - Katrina “I didn’t come here to make money or build a business so that I could relax and sit by the pool and be a chillpreneur with a cocktail in my hand.” - Katrina “You connect to you!” - Katrina
32:02
October 20, 2021
136: Big News! We Couldn’t Have Done it Without You!
The Confident Woman Podcast received the podcast award for Best Society and Culture in our community at the Columbus Podcast Awards! Rachel and Erin are so excited, humbled, grateful, and completely honored to be recognized for such an incredible achievement. The girls are so thankful for their community, their listeners, and all their guests. Truly, none of it would be possible without the continuous love and support from The Confident Woman community and the real and honest feedback that listeners provide for every episode. The girls talk more about: + The “pinch me” moment when The Confident Woman Podcast was named winner + How fulfilling and gratifying it is to be a globally ranked and award winning podcast + How grateful they feel to be building such a wonderful community of confident women and to be doing it together Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @the.erin.klein.show Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast The Confident Woman Collective: https://www.theconfidentwomancollective.com Quotes: “This is what podcasting is about. Bringing value, bringing hope, bringing inspiration, and of course, keeping it real, raw, and relatable because that’s what women need more of these days.” - Rachel “It’s always fun to take all of your hard work and take a moment and celebrate.” - Erin “I’d never seen Rachel do kind of like an Elaine dance from Seinfeld. Kind of like a hands up in the air, like high knee shuffle, and a lot of whoo’ing.” - Erin “When you pour your blood, sweat, and tears into something, you want it to take off. You want it to be successful. You want to know that it’s making an impact. And that was just the cherry on top. Like, holy crap, not only are we doing this but we are doing it here in our community and that was impactful.” - Rachel
07:17
October 13, 2021
135: What is Toxic Positivity and How Do You Handle it?
How does being positive 24/7 affect you? Toxic Positivity has been a hot topic as of late. Just like how it can be difficult to be around someone who is negative all the time, it can also be just as difficult to be around someone who is so positive all the time. In this episode, Rachel and Erin dig a little deeper into what exactly toxic positivity is and their thoughts on the subject. The girls cover: + Taking a second look at our natural emotional response + The importance of compassion, understanding, and empathy + Finding balance + Different ways to preface conversations when you just want an ear to listen + How we, as women, are more alike than we are different Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @the.erin.klein.show Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast The Confident Woman Collective: https://www.theconfidentwomancollective.com Quotes: “Toxic Positivity is being so overly positive all the time, about every situation, that sometimes it’s looked down upon to experience any other emotion that isn’t positive or happy.” - Erin “There’s really a fine line. You want to be positive and encouraging but yet you also don’t want to minimize emotions and make that person feel like whatever they are feeling isn’t valid.” - Rachel “You have to have different people in your life to talk to about certain things.” - Erin “People want to feel better and to feel more positive but they want to feel validated for how they feel in the moment as well.” - Erin
21:44
October 06, 2021
134: Getting to Know Your True Self and Discovering Your Purpose with Roxanne Saffaie
What are you passionate about? What are your interests? What are your hobbies? What makes you . . . you? These may seem like simple questions to answer, but for many women, it may feel like being put on the spot. Maybe you aren’t really sure what brings joy, true happiness, or fulfillment. And if that’s true, you aren’t alone. So many women get stuck in these ideals of what their life should look like, and the cultural successes they should have, without truly understanding who they are as a person. This is exactly what Erin and Rachel discuss with women empowerment and self-mastery coach, Roxanne Saffaie, in this powerful episode. The girls discuss: Living a default life Building a strong and meaningful relationship with yourself Owning your identity Discovering and unleashing your full potential The 5 S’s to Self Mastery Trusting yourself And so much more! Links from today's episode: Roxanne’s Website: blackbeltbeauty.com Roxanne’s Community: blackbeltbeauty.com/queendom-community Roxanne’s Instagram: @roxylook @blackbeltbeauty @queendomwarriors Roxanne’s Podcast: BlackBeltBeauty Radio Resources: Join The Confident Woman Podcast Facebook Community here! Grab your FREE Confidence Booster Guide here! Order your copy of Chasing Perfection: A Journey to Healing, Fitness, and Self-Love AND Get the Bonus Points to Ponder Journal FREE! Join The Confident Woman Collective - educating, empowering, and equipping women with the tools and resources to create lasting change within so they can create a life and business they love! Let's Connect: Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks Erin’s Instagram: @the.erin.klein.show The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast The Confident Woman Collective Instagram: @theconfidentwomancollective Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes! Quotes: “The goal is to get 1% better or stronger, every day. It’s a life game.” - Roxanne “Because when you take a hit, and when it gets hard (and it most certainly will), self-love picks your ass right back up and keeps you moving towards the win” - Roxanne “Start investing in all of the beautiful, intricate things that make you. . . you.” - Roxanne “If you haven’t reached the goal yet, you aren’t doing it wrong. . .You just have to keep going.” - Roxanne
50:02
September 29, 2021
133: Cultivating Leadership in All Facets of Your Life
What comes to mind when you hear the word leadership? Are you ready to become a leader yourself?  Today, Erin and Rachel dive into the real definition of leadership and how you can start to exemplify leadership in all facets of your life! The girls talk more on: +  What leadership actually means (hint: it’s not what you think!) + The #1 thing you cannot let hinder the conversation + Why being in a leadership position isn’t actually necessary in order to lead + The importance of having open and honest communication + How being an extra set of eyes can shed light on things others might not see + The best ways to approach those in leadership positions with your thoughts and ideas + And so much more! Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @the.erin.klein.show Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “They notice you as somebody who’s willing to step up and bring something to light that needs to be brought to light.” - Erin “People will follow a leader with a bigger heart than their skill set.” - Erin “Ultimately it comes down to respect for the bigger picture, not necessarily that individual.” - Rachel “You need to come to the table with an open heart and open mind.” - Rachel
15:58
September 22, 2021
132: Your Predicament Does Not Determine Your Destiny with Lia Valencia Key
From humble beginnings to rockstar entrepreneur, Lia Valencia Key, spent her formative years growing up in a homeless shelter. But through her mother’s inspirational words of wisdom, she was able to take hold of the reins of life and completely change the course of her future. Rachel and Erin are on the edges of their seats as they chat with Lia about her incredible journey so far. The girls discuss: + How you’re circumstances in life don’t define who you are + Whether you are being a leader or a follower + Getting beyond the surface level and to the root of your “why” + Radiating your light to the world. How it doesn’t dim others, it’s actually the opposite + And so much more! Resources: Lia’s Website: www.valenciakey.com Erin’s Instagram: @the.erin.klein.show Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast The Confident Woman Collective: https://www.theconfidentwomancollective.com Quotes: “You never want to start something and say "Oh, I started that. . ."  you want to say, "Yes, I finished that and now I’m moving on to something different.” - Lia Valencia Key “You can let your predicament destroy you or you can let your predicament fuel you.” - Lia Valencia Key “When no’s are happening, even when it’s from the same person, it means keep learning, keep growing, keep developing.” - Lia Valencia Key “If you want to work on anything, work on your spirit. Work on your energy. Work on how you’re radiating in the world. How do people feel when they come around you? That will take you further than any business knowledge you’ll ever know. Better than any product you could ever develop.” - Lia Valencia Key
45:18
September 15, 2021
131: Normalizing What it Means to Take Care of Your Mental Health
Everyone is struggling with something but we, as a society, have been conditioned to keep those struggles bottled up or buried. Sometimes the mental burdens we are carrying are just too heavy to bear alone. But fear of being judged by our peers or loved ones can hold us back from seeking the support we need. In this episode, Rachel and Erin discuss the stigma around mental health and how it is actually a crucial part of taking care of your well-being. The girls talk about: + How oftentimes the mental health stigma means assuming the worst about someone + The impact that social media has had on our mental health + Checking in with yourself + And so much more! Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @the.erin.klein.show Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast The Confident Woman Collective: https://www.theconfidentwomancollective.com Quotes: “People immediately think you're struggling really bad if you're going to go see somebody for your mental health. And yes that could be the case but sometimes I feel like it doesn’t have to mean anything bad at all.” - Erin “We all have our own struggles and our own issues and we’re all dealing with whatever it is the best we can, with what we know. And for us to improve or do better or move through something, we need that kind of support. So a lot of the stuff that we might internalize and struggle with might not be the kind of thing you can just pour on your best friend or even your partner.” - Rachel “There’s so much good that comes out of it, it’s just that we as a society have kind of crushed that down. Like if you have to seek mental help or therapy or whatever, then there’s something wrong with you. Again. . . there’s nothing wrong with you.” - Rachel “We’re seeing information and news sources and all of this stuff at a faster rate than ever before. And it’s hard for our brains to process everything because we’re bombarded with a million things all at once and from so many angles.” - Erin Mental Health Resources: National Helpline – 1-800-662-HELP Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-TALK BetterHelp | Professional Counseling With A Licensed Therapist Talkspace - Online Therapy With A Licensed Therapist Psychology Today: Health, Help, Happiness + Find a Therapist
18:23
September 08, 2021
130: Prioritizing Your Mind, Body, and Soul with Heather McConochie
Is your business giving you the freedom that you hoped it would? Or do you feel like you are busier than ever, working 24/7, and running on fumes? Entrepreneur, nutritionist, health coach, & former nurse, Heather McConochie, shares her struggles and successes throughout entrepreneurship with Rachel and Erin. This episode is value packed with so many excellent little nuggets of wisdom! It’s definitely one that you won’t want to miss. The girls discuss: Taking risks in your life (You’ve only got the one!) Feeling unbalanced in life Neglecting relationships and your health, both physically and mentally Breaking habits of working 24/7 The pressure of trying to do and be everything, right now Figuring out your priorities and what truly matters in life And so much more! Resources: Heather’s Website: https://www.heathermcconochie.com/ Heather’s Instagram: @heathermcconochie Erin’s Instagram: @the.erin.klein.show Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast The Confident Woman Collective: https://www.theconfidentwomancollective.com Quotes: “You can’t actually perform at your peak level as a businesswoman because you are using your brain and your body to create things, express communication, etc. You can’t do that if things aren’t physically at their peak.” - Heather “I think one of the things that I’ve learned now at age 40 and have gone through four decades of life, is that things are going to change. Things are always changing.” - Heather “I was putting so much of my identity into the success of my business and getting so much worth and value and fulfillment from that. So when that took a hit, it was kind of like my world started crumbling a little bit. And I think that’s what led to my depression and anxiety - basing too much of my identity within my business.” - Heather “If you’re a high performer and you want to do a lot of things, you can’t shoot from the hip all the time.” - Heather
32:55
September 01, 2021
129: Moving through Seasons: Staying Confident When Everything Feels Like It’s Falling Apart
Rachel and Erin are letting you in on a little secret; They don’t feel confident all the time! So how do you keep feelings of fear, frustration, and doubt from completely consuming you? How do you bounce back or avoid burning yourself out? In this bite-sized episode, the girls share the imperfect strategies they use to help them push through and how they can help YOU push through too! The girls touch on: + Going through seasons of feeling defeated + How to stop being consumed by self-doubt + Releasing emotions and making space for rest + Leaning into your faith, community, and support system during these tough seasons + And so much more! Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @the.erin.klein.show Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast The Confident Woman Collective: https://www.theconfidentwomancollective.com Quotes: “Look at the beauty of what is possible, when you think everything is impossible”-  Rachel “Sometimes we just have to surrender and rest” - Rachel “If we stay in self-doubt, we’re never going to take action or move toward anything” - Erin “No one’s having this perfect, amazing, easy life with no disappointments, or discouragement, or pivots. It’s just part of it. It’s just figuring out the strategies to handle it when it occurs and finding that empowerment to move forward” - Erin
21:41
August 25, 2021
128: Using Kajabi to Elevate Your Client (and Operator) Experience with Elizabeth Averyanova
There’s a steep learning curve when it comes to running an online business. And a lot of it comes from figuring out how to use the countless number of online tools that are available for the general operation and client experience of your business. From website hosts, appointment schedulers, email marketing services, and beyond - it’s all of a sudden a lot of moving parts to manage and maintain. In this episode, Erin and Rachel discuss how “less is more” with talented Kajabi designer, Elizabeth Averyanova. The girls talk more about: How your business is always in motion and evolving for the better The “niche” question . . . Should you? How persistency is key What exactly is Kajabi The most common client experience and onboarding mistakes and what you can do to fix them Keeping business simple And so much more! If you want to know how Kajabi can benefit you and your business, head over to www.Kajabi.com to learn more! Resources: Elizabeth’s Instagram: @elizabethaveryanova Elizabeth’s Facebook: @averyanovadesign Elizabeth’s Website: studioclassica.com Erin’s Instagram: @the.erin.klein.show Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast The Confident Woman Collective: theconfidentwomancollective.com Quotes: “When things get really hard and complex and overwhelming, we kinda just pull back and we really can’t pour into our business when we are spread so thin” - Rachel “The biggest mistake is that you’re confusing your clients with how to start working with you” - Elizabeth “Are you the owner or the operator? For many of us, we wear both hats. And so outsourcing the structure and the strategy is so important to your business so you really can, as a business owner, step into the overseeing view and be that CEO of your business versus being the jack of all trades” - Rachel “Wowing your clients really involves going the extra mile to create that really memorable and delightful experience, so then they become clients for life” - Elizabeth
27:03
August 18, 2021
127: Reinventing Your Life, One Step at a Time, with Sonya Morton - Firth
If you’ve ever caught yourself questioning whether or not you are living life on your terms, then you don’t want to miss this incredible conversation! Erin and Rachel chat with Sonya Morton-Firth about how she completely changed (and continues to transform) her life, from a highly successful corporate employee to fitness competitor and transformational coach. The girls talk more on: How to check in with yourself and how you are feeling about the direction of your life How age is truly just a number The importance of surrounding yourself with like-minded people and support Navigating through the challenges of a major change in life The crucial role that mindset plays in transformation The major benefits that come from intentionally taking responsibility for your life And so much more! Resources: Sonya’s Website: https://www.sonyamortonfirth.com Sonya’s Facebook: The Sonya Morton Firth Show Sonya’s Instagram: @thesonyamortonfirthshow Sonya’s LinkedIn: Sonya Morton-Firth Sonya’s YouTube: The Sonya Morton Firth Show Erin’s Instagram: @the.erin.klein.show Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “The transformation journey is not a quick process, it’s actually one that potentially never ends. And the more that you dig deep into yourself, the more layers of the onion that you unpeel, and the more you understand and get to know yourself, then the true transformation really starts to begin.” - Sonya “Sometimes learning from where you went wrong is more powerful than going from where you went right.” - Sonya “You should never compare yourself to somebody else. The only person you should ever compare yourself to is yourself.” - Sonya “We’re all in the midst of our own journey’s and we just have to give ourselves grace and trust the process.” - Rachel
37:46
August 11, 2021
126: Boost Your Inner Beauty with Rachel Kerr
Struggling to find a community of like-minded women that you can connect with? That’s exactly what Rachel Kerr kept hearing over and over when she started The Beauty Boost! Today, she joins Erin and Rachel to talk about what The Beauty Boost really is, why it’s something every woman can relate to, and some of the experiences she’s had along the way. You’ll hear more on: What can happen when growth happens quickly Spending time in this area in order to gain leverage within your business Why using the resources around you is a big key to seeing success The importance of having the right mindset in order to keep moving forward One of the biggest rewards Rachel has experienced from creating The Beauty Boost And so much more! Resources: Rachel K’s Instagram: @thebeautyboost Rachel K’s Website: https://www.thebeautyboost.net Erin’s Instagram: @the.erin.klein.show Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “I will always ask for help.” - Rachel K. “I strongly encourage you to always have some sort of coach and find the right match for you.” - Rachel K. “It’s the ability to go on YouTube and Google and figure out how to do it and just keep moving forward as you make mistakes.” - Rachel K.
21:35
August 04, 2021
125: Manifesting the World You Want with Kathleen Cameron
Do you think manifestation is simply believing something into existence? Wrong! Success coach and manifesting queen, Kathleen Cameron joins Erin and Rachel on the podcast today to chat about all things manifestation and how you can manifest the world you’ve always wanted! The girls talk more on: The surprising limiting belief that might be holding you back What happens when you let doubt start to creep in The energy you need to have in order to authentically grow What Kathleen has to say to the people who are skeptical around manifestation One huge misconception you might have about manifestation What you have to do in order to get where you want to be And so much more! Links from today's episode : Kathleen’s Instagram: @kathleencameron_formygirls Kathleen’s website: kathleencameronofficial.com Kathleen’s Facebook: Mindset for Success Resources: Join The Confident Woman Podcast Facebook Community here! Grab your FREE Confidence Booster Guide here! Order your copy of Chasing Perfection: A Journey to Healing, Fitness, and Self-Love AND Get the Bonus Points to Ponder Journal FREE! Join The Confident Woman Collective - educating, empowering, and equipping women with the tools and resources to create lasting change within so they can create a life and business they love! Let's Connect: Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks Erin’s Instagram: @the.erin.klein.show The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast The Confident Woman Collective Instagram: @theconfidentwomancollective Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes! Quotes: “I had to shift my beliefs around what it means to be wealthy, what it means to be successful and to truly step into a whole new level.” - Kathleen “Instead of running towards the finish line, the finish line is coming towards me at the same time.” - Kathleen “If you want to do something, you first have to be someone.” - Kathleen “My full time job is managing the doubt.” - Kathleen
45:50
July 28, 2021
124: Marketing Your Business for Success with Danielle Cevallos
Tired of constantly trying to grow your business while feeling like you need to copy the “gurus” in order to see success? Today, Danielle Cevallos joins Erin and Rachel to talk about the right way to market your business. She shares everything from why you don’t need to replicate what others are doing, why going viral shouldn’t be your goal  and the right strategies to use to see the ultimate success! The girls talk more about: The one thing that is both a danger and a gift with an online business Two areas where Danielle sees people go wrong in the beginning of their businesses The problem with the “gurus” on social media Actionable steps to get yourself out of imposter syndrome The importance of consistency and truly knowing what your brand is Why slow and steady growth should be what you’re aiming for The only way to get clarity on what you truly want long term And so much more! Resources: Website: https://uemarketingmastery.com and unstoppableentrepreneur.com/marketingclub Danielle’s Instagram: @daniellemcevallos Erin’s Instagram: @the.erin.klein.show Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “Don’t discount the parts of your story that you think are irrelevant.” - Danielle “The cure to imposter syndrome is becoming great. You don’t become great until you take action and become an expert at what you do.” - Danielle “You cannot get clarity by standing still. You cannot get clarity by thinking about stuff. You can only get clarity by taking action.” - Danielle “The online world is keeping everybody stuck with tactics without any strategy.” - Danielle “That seems odd that you think you would stand out by becoming a replica of somebody else.” - Danielle
37:01
July 21, 2021
123: Hitting the Hard Reset Button
Ever feel like things are happening in your life and it’s time to make them stop? That it’s time to find the reset button? If so, then you’re in luck! Today, Erin and Rachel are chatting about their own experiences with hitting the reset button and why it can be necessary in order to actually get the life you want. The girls talk more about: + How little things can start to build into big issues you don’t even realize you had + The hard question you have to ask yourself when going through a reset + Letting go of what is no longer serving you and what to do from there + Gaining the clarity needed to get what you truly desire + The #1 thing you can do to get where you want to be + And so much more! Resources: Erin’s Instagram: @the.erin.klein.show Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “There’s a cost for everything.” - Erin “Knowledge can sometimes hold you back because if you’re not applying the knowledge with action then all it is is just knowledge.” - Rachel “Those little things, as minor as they are, add up to big deals.” - Rachel “We cannot be who we were years ago because that’s the point in life.” - Rachel
20:57
July 14, 2021
122: Getting Out of Your Own Way with Fabienne Fredrickson
New level, new devil. We couldn’t agree more with this and neither can our guest today, Fabienne Fredrickson. Fabienne joins Erin and Rachel to chat about the things you can do to get out of your own way to reach those big, audacious goals you’ve always wanted to achieve! The girls talk more about: - How Fabienne went from corporate job to holistic nutritionist to finally becoming a business coach - Who gives you permission to do the things you want (hint: it’s not another person!) - One thing women always want more of - The difference between masculine and feminine energy (and why you need both) - Fabienne’s top mindset shifts - The only time transformation can truly happen - How you can become a money magnet - And so much more! Resources: Fabienne’s Instagram: @fabiennefred www.boldheart.com Erin’s Instagram: @the.erin.klein.show Rachel’s Instagram: @iamrachelbrooks The Confident Woman Podcast Instagram: @theconfidentwomanpodcast Quotes: “You’re waiting for the permission train to arrive because that’s who’ve been taught to be in the world.” - Fabienne “You cannot create a change with the same mindset that created the problem to begin with.” - Fabienne “Women want to buy, they don’t want to be sold.” - Fabienne “We have to stretch our vision and we have to switch our mindset.” - Fabienne
44:52
July 07, 2021