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Each episode, host/salonnière Kara Snyder talks with a modern woman about how they navigate BS and side-step burnout. It's a pedestal-free zone chock full of real talk among real women across different industries about real obstacles and real solutions for the real world. It's a soul-soothing space for all of the secret, frazzled Type-As, perfectionists, and over-scheduling addicts to recharge a little. Don't miss this effervescent exchange of ideas, perspectives, and often unconventionally ...
 
Weight Loss for CEOs teaches founding business owners and entrepreneurs how to stop sacrificing their wellness while effectively running their business. Executive Coach, Diana Murphy, inspires and nourishes executive leaders’ aspirations to clear the clutter in their head, and empowers them towards acuity in their leadership, health, and relationships. Discover how to synchronize conflicting personal and professional demands and experience increased productivity and positive performance outc ...
 
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During this episode, we discuss how she came to love opera and explore the impact of the word “diva,” including the meaning, the myth, and the potentially harmful impact of that label. We chat about the glamorous and not so glamorous sides of running a jewelry business. Plus, Sara opens up about several deeply personal topics like handling bullies …
 
Alice has participated in two historic flybys, which are billions of miles away. (The irony that I usually walk upstairs to work is not lost on me.) She's now the second guest who has graced this podcast from the space exploration community. Of course, we're going to talk about space exploration in this episode, but we're also going to talk about w…
 
Today, we discuss Claire's passion for sustainability, which happens to be a primary value at Hunky Dory. It’s the driving factor behind everything they do at the restaurant. As Claire explains, you don't need to be a scientist to create sustainable, effective processes. Inviting people to Hunky Dory's brand of activism in a non-preachy way is what…
 
Kat holds an MFA in Metals from SUNY New Paltz and has over ten years of experience with CAD, 3D printing, and other fabrication technologies. Today, Kat is going to teach us all about 3D printing technology, the medical and educational applications of 3D printing, and digital design and fabrication. All extremely fascinating topics! Plus, we'll le…
 
Eileen is an avid open source contributor focusing on the Ruby on Rails framework and its dependencies. If you are wondering what that means, don’t stress. We’ll break it down without overwhelming the non-techies among us. Eileen is passionate about scalability, performance, and making open source communities more sustainable and welcoming. While E…
 
Dipti believes in theater as a powerful lever for social transformation. From that place, she created HONOUR: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan. HONOUR has given Dipti a powerful platform to advocate for women's rights and engage others on wide-ranging issues pertaining to inequity and gender. We talked about how she’s created awareness around femi…
 
Before founding Gracias, Deana was co-founder at strategic consulting firm, Agency of Trillions, which was acquired by Indiegogo in 2017. Deana is also an advisor to female-founded, travel startup, Allcall, and co-founder of CO, a co-working space in Rhinebeck built on a co-operative, community ownership philosophy. Deana really takes us to school,…
 
Additionally, Dr. Holt-Lunstad has an adjunct professorship at Iverson Health Innovation Research Institute at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Holt-Lunstad’s research is focused on the long-term health effects of social connection. In this episode, we dive into the many areas of Dr. Holt-Lunstad’s work, including the…
 
Last year she and her husband, Mike, with their band, The Mammals, toured small folk music venues for a month in Australia as a duo with their two kids, organized two community music festivals back in Upstate NY, and recorded a new full-length studio album due out next summer. Ruth is a dedicated folk musician and artist, but also works hard to stu…
 
Leah co-founded Soul Fire Farm in 2010 with the mission to end racism in the food system and reclaim the ancestral connection to land for People of Color (POC). As co-Executive Director, Leah is part of a team that facilitates powerful food sovereignty programs - including farmer training for Black & Brown people, a subsidized farm food distributio…
 
Megan (aka Megz) has also been a friend and mentor. And as friends, we share a megaton of nerdy intersections. Our conversation takes a winding path, from career talk to being vulnerable and creative. We start things off by talking about how she stumbled into UX Design. Our conversation then switches to showing up in life with raw honesty. With som…
 
Meet Jingmai O’Connor. She's a professor at the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and PaleoAnthropology (IVPP) in Beijing, China. After completing her PhD, she moved to Beijing, where she has been working for the past 10 years. She became IVPP’s youngest full professor in 2015. Her research explores the evolution of flight in the Dinosauria, the…
 
Aja believes that a successful community is not made up of individuals working separately, but of individuals working collaboratively on all fronts. Through her work at Good Work Institute, she helps to unite individuals, enabling them to come together and work for the greater good. Today we're going to talk about some of the things Good Work Insti…
 
In her previous roles as executive assistant for a major cannabis brand and as a compliance manager for Humboldt Brothers, a network of medical marijuana production firms in Northern California, she gained expertise in local regulation and state legislation. Seeking to unite her commitment to climate change and regenerative land management, she wor…
 
At her company, Sustainable Energy Economics, she consults on energy policy for local, state, and national governments as well as environmental organizations. Evelyn is also the founder of a project here in the Hudson Valley called Commonwealth Hudson Valley. It’s a web publication promoting a more just, democratic, and sustainable economy in the H…
 
Susie's extensive experience in arts, museums, festivals, and heritage includes roles with Historic Royal Palaces, Artichoke, and Battersea Arts Centre. In 2016, she was producer of London’s Burning, a festival to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, including London 1666, a 120-metre-long sculpture created by hundreds of …
 
Like many women to grace this podcast, Patti is no stranger to burnout. She’s grown Awestruck Ciders as sole owner-operators with her partner and has been adding staff, ramping up production, and impressively increasing sales. Patti’s got some amazing insights from the experience. She’s even implemented a few anti-burnout “rules” that we’ll unpack.…
 
After a distinguished legal career spanning more than two decades in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut, Krishna has joined Grace Farms Foundation. She has worked with global leaders and international organizations to identify ways to combat human trafficking in conflict as well as ways to create more transparency in global …
 
Carmen's story as a heretic and change agent at CIA is featured in Adam Grant's bestseller Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World. Carmen is passionate about many things, but namely intelligence analysis, strategic thinking, and the diversity of thought and innovation. In this episode, Carmen and I talk about the culture of the CIA and why s…
 
Sometimes, I unexpectedly bump into a guest at an event, conference, or randomly out in the world. Other times, a friend, like Andrew over at the Sounds and Vision podcast, will suggest a guest because they know who or what will make me geek out - like today’s guest, Katharine. Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist to some and a self-proclai…
 
If that wasn’t enough, Jana is a writer, too. She will be releasing her first book, Wild Beauty, in July. (I’ve seen it, and it’s gorgeous.) In this episode, we talk about art curation versus creation as well as Jana claiming her artistic confidence through Captain Blankenship. Plus, we discuss how Jana navigated the intersection of career, family …
 
As a single mom, Whitney bravely took on the risk of being an entrepreneur and has never looked back. Whitney is a successful entertainment industry executive-turned-cannabis storage designer who's spearheading her quickly growing startup. Inspired by a lack of stylish, safe cannabis storage systems and a total disdain for storing plant medicine in…
 
Tune into the final episode, at least for now, of Weight Loss for CEOs and discover how to say goodbye to something you love when the time is right, as well as how we can stay in touch and I can continue to serve you through my work as an executive wellness coach. This doesn’t have to be the end for us – this is just the beginning. Get full show no…
 
Discover how to get out of your head and get into an exercise routine that works for you by planning ahead of time and tackling the limiting beliefs that you have around exercise that are holding you back. We tell ourselves that we’re busy and there’s only so much time in a day, but if you can stay on top of your fitness and keep moving, it will ha…
 
I’ve been so fortunate to have some really, really kickass guests! Kelly Lyndgaard, who you met in episodes 30, 56, and 57, nudged this one along. Kelly’s become a mentor, sponsor, and a dear friend to me. So, it was an honor to turn the host reigns over to her, while I moved on over to the hot seat. In this episode, you will hear us cover a lot of…
 
Join Jill and me as we discuss why being open to the possibility that you can do it gives you the best chance to succeed. Discover why we are hesitant when it comes to trying new things, as well as some great advice from Jill’s own experience of trying to run herself thin without working on her mindset. Get full show notes and more information here…
 
Take a listen to this week’s podcast as I share two amazing tools and a three-step process that will help you slow down and really take stock of what’s going on in your brain and in your body. I know you’re busy, but taking a little time now will save you so much hardship in the long-term. Get full show notes and more information here: https://dian…
 
After many years of illness and being sick (since she was a child), Mary was diagnosed at 43 with Celiac Disease. And yes, she was thrilled with finally receiving a diagnosis. In this episode, she opened up about her experience with healing as well as her 27-year career as a practicing psychotherapist before her homemade crackers took on a life of …
 
Join me on the podcast this week and discover how you can achieve by disregarding trying altogether. Instead, we’re going to work on developing a mindset and asking yourself the questions that allow you to be 100% committed to your goals, making every decision from an empowered place that will help you reach your weight loss targets. Get full show …
 
Learn how Michael picked himself up from a life-threatening accident, recovered, started achieving amazing physical results, and then applied that thinking to everything in his life. There is so much to learn from Michael’s journey and I can’t wait for you to hear it and start applying these profound lessons to your health, wellness, and business g…
 
The Lava Mae goal: to deliver hygiene and to reconnect people experiencing houselessness with their dignity. Doniece began Lava Mae after learning there were 16 shower stalls and about as many toilets for San Francisco's 7,500 houseless men, women, and children. Think about that math. It just does not work out. In this episode, she talks about how …
 
I see a lot of different people struggling with the same things, and I want you to know that you, my friend, are not alone, and coaching might just be the path for you to achieve the results you have been working towards in different ways for years. Join me on the podcast today for a true insight into my work as a weight loss coach as I pull back t…
 
Bonus Episode MASTER CLASS I have something really special for you. I have developed a class that goes a little deeper than my podcast and I created it for YOU. In my Upcoming Master Class, May 2nd at 11 am Eastern Time, I’m going to spend 45 min. to an hour deep diving into 3 important concepts: How to Stay Motivated: We’re all really good at star…
 
As a CEO, I know that you are an exceptional problem-solver, but when it comes to taking care of our bodies, it’s easy for our own thoughts to get in our way and even fool us into thinking we’re doing the right things. Well, with my simplified weight loss strategy, coupled with some of the eating and exercise hacks that I’ve shared on the podcast, …
 
With over 25 years of experience as a medical malpractice attorney, Heather has been consistently named one of the top 50 female lawyers in Pennsylvania. Additionally, she advocates, she mediates, she anchors content, and she stars as a legal talking head. I’m stoked about her book, The Elegant Warrior: How to Win Life’s Trials Without Losing Yours…
 
Join me on the podcast this week and discover how your brain takes the lead when it comes to making excuses about the volume of your workouts, how to make some of the big commitments you have to make seem less intimidating, and how to develop new healthy habits that will create lasting change in all areas of your health. I answer these questions as…
 
Join master certified coach Rachel Hart, host of the Take a Break from Drinking podcast, and me in my very first broadcast interview as we discuss how we fall into the habit of drinking, why our brain loves a drink, and what thoughts we’re having that contribute to our reluctance to try and kick the habit. Get full show notes and more information h…
 
As PelotonU’s Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Sarah and the organization are committed to ensuring working adults can earn a college degree on time without a mountain of debt. We explore the challenges, or straight-up barriers, that exist for these adults who want to continue or go back to school. As Sarah says, “Picture going back to schoo…
 
Join me on the podcast this week for some tips on how to identify when you are stuck in overwhelm and how it is affecting your performance potential. It can be hard to spot, but once we identify it, we can work on getting back on the straight and narrow in a self-loving way, without judgment, and preventing it from happening in the future. Get full…
 
Discover how the ways we choose to try and relieve stress in the short-term (usually the easy ways) are contributing to our inability to cope with this strain in the long-term. I’m sharing three steps, plus a bonus method, to make sure you’re dealing with the stressful occurrences in your life in a way that promotes long-lasting wellness. Get full …
 
Diane was also the first woman to ride in the Kentucky Derby in 1970, where she rode a horse called Fathom. These days, Diane runs her own business doing equine sales, which almost seems like a horse and rider matchmaking service. If that wasn't all enough, she worked with author Mark Schrager on the upcoming book about her life called Diane Crump:…
 
Discover how treating yourself with compassion can be the first step in getting to the root cause of your stress. This, and the emotions that come with it, are the biggest detractors from our overall wellness, so I’d love for you to really lean in and see if you can apply the methods I’m sharing today. Get full show notes and more information here:…
 
Discover why you’re missing out if you’re not ensuring yourself the opportunity to bask in your achievements along the journey. Whether it’s weight loss goals or financial targets for your business, honoring yourself is going to change the way you look at every step you take. Get full show notes and more information here: https://dianamurphycoachin…
 
I first met Sharon when she gave a talk at Woodstock BYO. That’s when I learned about her passion for the zero/less waste movements. There was so much more I wanted to ask this thought-provoking, social entrepreneur. Not only is Sharon passionate about reducing waste, she is also passionate about entrepreneurship. She recently condensed all of her …
 
What if we made our choices around exercise and our expectations of ourselves more neutral? What if you refrain from labeling a day off as a cheat day? What if there was no on the wagon or off the wagon? What if there was nothing to fall off of at all? This week as we look at some strategies to creating a more neutral standpoint around your efforts…
 
Tune in to this week’s episode to discover how to shift your mindset from the scarcity of needing to lose weight, to a place where you can harness your desire to make this positive step in your life. It’s easy to use outside motivation to get us to the start-line, but making a real go of it is going to take something that moves us a little deeper. …
 
Saundra got her start working her way up through amateur night at the Apollo Theater (yes, that one). She's been a touring member with artists like Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Victor Wooten, Mavis Staples, and Low Cut Connie. She's recorded with artists such as Amy Winehouse, Moby, Karen O (of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and Lady Wray. Saundra has als…
 
Join me this week as I provide detailed strategies for how you can take total ownership of every decision you make without feeling like you’re sacrificing everything you enjoy. You’ll discover where you’ve been going wrong in the past, how to identify where change is possible, and how to create the momentum required for lasting change. Get full sho…
 
If you feel a sense of duty to eat everything that is put in front of you, this episode is for you. I’ve put together a set of life hacks and questions to ask yourself when you are faced with situations where you feel pressure to eat things that you usually wouldn’t even consider putting in your body. Get full show notes and more information here: …
 
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