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About Progress is a podcast and motivated community that empowers women to take on radical growth via sustainable changes. Through remarkable interviews and teachings, our listeners tap into their inner go-getters to transform their identity, purpose, and productivity. “Progressors” are here for the hug AND kick-in-the-pants they need to choose daily progress over perfection.
 
Courtney: Beyond the Cake, stories that inspire, uplift and fill your soul with joy, much like cake! In this new lifestyle podcast, Courtney Rich of the popular Instagram account, Cake by Courtney, puts the cake aside for a moment each week as she returns to her roots in journalism to share inspiring stories of everyday people, as well as well-known celebrities. New episodes each Wednesday morning!
 
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The truth is that you DON'T have to "do it all" to be a happy, whole, well-rounded person. In fact, consider how being selectively lazy will actually maximize your growth where it counts the most. Kendra Adachi--podcaster and writer--wants you to be a GENIUS about the things that matter, and LAZY about the things that don't. This is the path to dee…
 
When you think of "maximizing" habits, do you picture extreme, over-the-top action? 110% commitment? Superhuman willpower at work? Well, here's good news for us mortals: none of that works long-term. While we are going to discuss how to maximize your habits all month long, today's introductory episode is all about the basics. In order to maximize h…
 
If you head over to Perk Energy on Instagram and other social platforms, Rena Doman is the bright-eyed, energetic, friendly face you’ll likely see in the company’s Instagram stories, posts and reels. She’s one of the three co-founders of the company best known for their warm, “hug-in-a-mug,” energy pick-me-up. In just five short years, Rena has hel…
 
Can you answer these two questions: "Who am I?" "What matters to me?" If not, you're likely experiencing what Monica calls "a misplacement of identity." This is what happens when we place our worth, our value, and our "sense of self" on the things we do, the way we look, our achievements, our roles, instead of who we deeply, truly are. A strong ide…
 
What started out as a blog to share her New York newlywed adventures with family and friends, has since turned into a journey shared with millions of readers all over the world. For nearly 14 years, Naomi Davis has celebrated motherhood, family, travel, good food and life’s simple joys on her blog, Love Taza. Now, as the mother of 5 and after a hug…
 
As we "celebrate" the year anniversary of the beginning of a tumultuous year, we are looking back more on how we as a community have grown, changed, and become more of who we want to be. Listen in to hear notes from your fellow Progressors, women just like you who are working towards big changes in sustainable ways. IMPORTANT NEWS! Become a Foundin…
 
Did you know that research shows we each make 35,000 decisions each day? It's exhausting just thinking about it! If you find yourself feeling stuck and indecisive, or overwhelmed by all the choosing, then I have a short and sweet message for you on how to counteract decision fatigue. By creating habits and routines at the bookends of your day that …
 
Today's guest Jessica Hottle explains, "We are a spirit, we have a soul, and we live in a body." In this interview she dives into the ways to become more in tune with your whole self, to find connection between body and soul as you work towards your purpose. Jessica's own history as a self-proclaimed "emotional rollercoaster" explains how she began…
 
If you’re like me and listen to the podcast, How I Built This, you know many successful entrepreneurs start a business because they need to solve a problem they've encountered. It’s no different for today’s guest, Vanessa Quigley. As her youngest child was getting older, Vanessa realized she was struggling to keep up memory books, something she lov…
 
We sometimes confuse our passions and our purpose, so what is the difference and why does it matter? Podcaster, coach, and passions enthusiast Nikki Innocent breaks it down for all of us in this interview. If you're struggling with this, feeling like you lack the time to pursue passions, let alone purpose, then this is especially for you. By diggin…
 
While working with a therapist treating my eating disorder he taught me that thoughts affect your feelings, and your actions. With that in mind, I have sort of an unpopular opinion, a belief that has been true for me, that life's circumstances are not completely neutral. So while our thoughts are vital, a year like 2020 taught us that circumstances…
 
You might know her as the fitness and transformation expert from ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss, but Heidi Powell is so much more than that. Heidi is a mother of four, an entrepreneur, a published author and an incredibly strong woman who believes in working up a sweat, working hard every day and finding joy in the journey. In today’s episode of Courtne…
 
Three years ago Lisa Funk was a guest here and something she said has stuck with me ever since, "We are born to create." We talk often about the importance of creativity in this community, and how it can (and should!) look different for each of us. Today we're tying in our identity with doable tips to create purpose with what you already love. Lisa…
 
Dan Davis is the founder, CEO, and creative mind behind Stiry, a video storytelling platform whose purpose is to help people discover their infinite potential through stories that move them. In fact, the tagline for Stiry is “stories that stir" - they’re meant to stir emotions that lead to positive action. Since starting Stiry in 2016, Dan has dire…
 
How often, when asked to introduce yourself, do you describe what you do and not who you are? Instead of placing emphasis on your roles and responsibilities, it's time to uncover your identity and purpose. I've experienced my own dramatic identity shifts several times over my life because I was too focused on my roles. I want to urge you to continu…
 
As a young child you could hardly find me without a book, as reading was something I truly loved and carried a passion for into adulthood. As I became a mother, it continued, but slowed to a halt after my third child was born. When I created my first Do Something Plan I nervously wrote down "read 20 books" thinking I might never reach that goal. Bu…
 
Elena Davis was born in Sardegna, Italy - home to her mother’s family and where she’s spent nearly every summer of her childhood and adulthood since moving to the states when she was seven years old. Italy is home, just as much as Salt Lake City is for Elena now. It’s where her roots planted and grew deep over years and years of returning to visit …
 
When I created my first ever Do Something Plan 5 years ago it was simply to try to dig my way out from under a quarter-life identity crisis. I say simply not because it was a small task, but because I had no idea what it would become, just that I needed to do something. If you also find yourself feeling stuck, or unfulfilled, (even if you have the …
 
Kylie Childs is a 6th grade teacher who found her passion for teaching at an early age. Having now been part of the education system for several years, Kylie’s love for her students and teaching our youth has continued to grow, as have her concerns around the education system, and not just due to at-home learning during the pandemic. Kylie says, mo…
 
If you've been a part of this community for a little while, you already know I'm not opposed to treating yourself, but I am opposed to the idea that it is the same as true self care. Instead of just sticking a bandaid over what can be a real wound, it's time to learn the ways to practice deep self care, beyond the treat yourself variety. Podcaster …
 
Monica Packer is a self-proclaimed recovering perfectionist, who’s journey started when she was just a teenager battling the need to reach an ideal she had created in her mind about academics, spirituality, body image… you name it. After years of battling perfectionism, and developing eating disorders, Monica finally decided it was time to change a…
 
When the opportunity arose to have one of our previous guest's twin sister on the show, I rearranged a lot because this interview is exactly what so many of us need to hear. In episode 97, Lindsay Kite taught us how to build a resilient body image. Today, Lexie Kite brings us up to speed with their recent accomplishments and delivers another powerf…
 
Si Foster was born in Okinawa, Japan, where her parents met, married and started their family. It’s also where Si fell in love with food, thanks to her mother’s influence in the kitchen. But it wasn’t until Si was a newlywed and learned that if she wanted to eat good food, she was going to have to make it. She started teaching herself the ins and o…
 
Years ago I shattered a bottle of balsamic vinegar, and in the nightmarish process of cleaning it up I lost it. It made me rage, scaring myself and my young children. I knew something had to change. My life was everything I wanted, but I was still stuck. If you've been there, or are there now, I want to share my approach to feeling different even w…
 
Shayna Ferm and Tracey Tee, moms and creators of The Pump and Dump Show, are bringing you a new podcast: Band of Mothers. With no topic off limits, the Band of Mothers podcast explores women’s lifestyle subjects with honest, hilarious and entertaining conversations through the lens of being a mom in today’s world. This is a podcast for every mom, b…
 
At an early age Jocelyn Delk Adams was in the kitchen with her grandmother learning the ins and outs of home cooked meals and decadent desserts made from scratch. While Jocelyn was devoted to dancing at the time, those visits to “big mama” Maggie’s house were always magical and the memories became a permanent fixture in Jocelyn’s heart - and are th…
 
You don't need to ignore your past, or shove it deep down. There is a fine balance between acknowledging it and moving beyond it - whether that's lifelong struggles or even just this past year. Tune in to this inspiring story about how to effectively shake off your past for a better future. Against all odds, Michael Arterberry has pushed through im…
 
Fifteen years ago Karalynne Call found herself in a life-threatening battle with depression. After attempting to take her own life, Karalynne was desperate for help and healing. Help, she was able to find with doctors who tried their best to prescribe the right antidepressants with the right dosage for her needs, but it was the healing part that Ka…
 
Olympic athletes...they're just like us! Or at least that's what this interview with medalist Noelle Pikus-Pace will have you thinking. Her major secrets you need to now to accomplish your biggest goals are based on mindset, purpose, values, and relationships. She offers three simple tips, and ultimately reminds everyone to start super, super simpl…
 
It was only three years ago that I got back into goal-making (the right way) and that year it took me three months to even decide on them all. I've been on both sides of the all-or-nothing pendulum of attitudes towards goals, so I understand wherever you are. In this episode I'm teaching you how to make goals that won't kill you, with four reasons …
 
Today on Courtney Beyond the Cake, I’m welcoming my friend and beauty guru, Courtney Anderson, CEO to five Spa Trouvé locations here in Utah. In 2011, Courtney discovered her passion for the beauty industry when she started working as a manager for a local spa. While Courtney was falling head over heals for her job, the company was unknowingly abou…
 
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