EP 87 Chantal Brodrick- How To Launch Your Own Epic Podcast

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Podcasting is a powerful tool. Now, before you dismiss the thought of hosting your own show, let me introduce you to our very special guest, Chantal Brodrick, who shares with us why as a fitness professional you should consider podcasting.

 

Listen to the podcast HERE

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There may seem like a lot of barriers standing between you and podcasting, you may not think that you have the time, skills, or resources. I know that I felt that way when I first started! However in this episode we talk about the opportunity that podcasting gives you to better impact your audience and grow your business. The best part? You can start now. Chantal talks with us about “growing as you go” and not allowing perfectionism to hold you back.

Questions I Asked Chantal:

  • What do you do when you have a guest that you are not clicking with?

  • What do you do to get great guests?

  • What are ways we can partner with other brands and influencers?

Topics Discussed:

  • The power of podcasting.

  • Five tips for starting a podcast.

  • How to explore other topics and be diverse with your show.

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Quotes from the show:

  • “Everybody starts somewhere.” @ChantalBrodrick

  • “You can get through almost anything if you are putting the right things in your mind. @LindaMitchell

  • “Consistency is key.” @ChantalBrodrick

  • “Punch perfectionism in the face. Done is better than perfect.” @ChantalBrodrick

  • “Start small. Grow as you go.” @ChantalBrodrick

  • “Success comes from hard work not luck.” @ChantalBrodrick

How you can stay in touch with Chantal Brodrick:

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Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.

EP 15 Mary Lee Gannon, Leadership Columnist Huffington Post-You Are Stronger Then You Think.

Mary Lee’s personal turnaround came as a stay-at-home mother with four children under seven-years-old who endured a divorce that took her and her children from the country club life to public assistance from where she re-invented her life to support her family.

Mary Lee has a unique perspective with 20+ years as a CEO and currently leads a $24 million organization within a 60,000 employee organization as well as coaches executives on how mindful practice and a mindset shift lead to playing big in the corner office and life. Swap overwhelmed for freedom.

Mary Lee is the leadership columnist for "The Huffington Post" and is also the recipient of the Honorary Woman if Courage Award by Pennsylvania Women Work, The Lifetime Achievement Award by Pittsburgh Society of Association Executives, and The Women of Integrity Award by Pittsburgh Professional Women. Mary Lee is the "Mindful Leadership" columnist for Smart Business Magazine and is a former reporter for The 

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. She’s been featured in Money Magazine, ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR, Yahoo.com, U.S. News and World Report, msn.com, Forbes.com, CareerBuilder.com and Monster.com.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. She’s been featured in Money Magazine, ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR, Yahoo.com, U.S. News and World Report, msn.com, Forbes.com, CareerBuilder.com and Monster.com.

If you are not in the place you’d like to be in your career and happiness, Mary not only walked a mile in your shoes - she's broken a few heels and changed shoes dozens of times thinking change was enough. She knows what it's like to think your options are limited and you aren't sure what decision to make so you do nothing and a burdensome mediocrity becomes your new normal. Or you try new things yet the results stay the same. You doubt if you can get it all done, be happy, get the business or engage those who matter.

Mary and her children were on public assistance and She wondered how she would move forward and if her children would ever ever go to college. She had a stack of business and self-help books next to her bed that were up to my pillow. Mary mentored under people, took classes, purchased online programs. She worked hard, advanced to the C- Suite running organizations worth up to $26 million, created successful businesses, became a turnaround agent but noticed with all my success she was stressed, detached and had little time or intimacy for the things that mattered most to me. Then she studied and integrated mindful practice into my life and instead of chasing down change, meaningful answers came flooding my way. It's much easier and happier this way.

Over time you adapt to limiting mindsets or situations such that you tell yourself that nothing is really wrong and this is just the way things are. That moves you into adapting to a sense that there is nothing you can do about it. And here you play small. It's out of your hands anyway. You're not even sure what makes you unique.

There are mindsets, practices, phases of your work and personal life and relationships that should come to an end to open up the space for the next one. Unplugging things whose time has passed allows for

the energetic burst of innovation that propels you forward to fulfillment. But sometimes you aren't even sure what to unplug. The lesson? Good cannot begin until bad ends

The take-aways from this episode are:

  • Your circumstances don't have to define you
  • Good cannot begin until bad ends
  • Your options are never as limited as you think
  • A positive mindset changes your outcome
  • How to stop being trapped in the victim mindset
  • The importance of being present and enjoying the moment 
  • Your work, career, business, leadership style, personal life is directly tied to your mindful awareness
  • You are enough just the way you are
  • when your miserable do something that puts you back in that mindset of where you were happy.
  • How to make time for the little things even when your stressed to the max
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Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.

EP 14 Chicago Bulls Cheerleader/IFBB PRO Nicole Moneer - Do the relationship work, it matters.

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Nicole Moneer has been in the health and fitness industry for close to 2 decades.  After being chronically ill and on Rx and OTC drugs for over 30 years, she was sick and tired of being sick. With major lifestyle changes starting at age 33, Nicole was able to turn her health around for the better with proper consistent nutrition, workouts and supplementation.  From being a NASM CPT, to an IFBB Bikini Pro and Olympian, to being an internationally published fitness model, a sponsored athlete for industry giant bodybuilding.com and to getting hired for the 1994-1995 Chicago Bulls Cheerleaders, The Luvabulls, during the iconic Michael Jordan days, Nicole is more than accomplished.  She has the mind, soul and spirit to heal and change lives for the better just as she has changed hers. Today at age 44 her health is way better than at age 24!  As a Chek Holistic Lifestyle Coach, she works with both male and female clients on customized nutritional lifestyle planning, exercise programs and stress management. 

One of the first things clients notice after working with her is that their energy levels improve, they have less bloat and many of their chronic symptoms or conditions are reduced or completely gone. Her book, What Lies Behind The Smile, is available on. Amazon.  She just launched a second book, The Healthy Mom Handbook, which is a nutrition and exercise system that takes women through all stages of motherhood; preconception, pregnancy and childbirth. If trying to conceive, or if you are wanting to have an easier uncomplicated childbirth and a quicker post-pregnancy recovery visit www.healthmomhandbook.com.   Changing your lifestyle and the foods you eat daily, is one of the hardest things to do but Nicole can attest that in the end it is worth it and now as a mom even more important since moms have the greatest influence on their families health.

When you are on social media its easy to fall into thinking you've got to keep up. Many of us think,wow this person has the perfect life, the perfect husband the perfect little family. We forget everyone has a real life, and everyone has real life problems. People may appear to be smiling and everything may be appear to be perfect on the outside, but whats the real truth? What's really going on in their lives? Like Nicole's book says "What lies behind the smile?"

It doesn't matter how many salads you eat, how many protein shakes you drink, or how many workouts you put in when you have relationship stress it can effect your health. Do the relationship work,it matters. If your miserable in your relationship, job success isn't as enjoyable.

In this episode you will learn:

  • Healing the body through supplements and the foods you eat
  • How we pick similar partners to what we grew up with
  • Life's biggest struggles can be your biggest lessons
  • The past is a gift that has led you to where you are today.
  • If you have a poor home life, no amount of job success is going to make you happier
  • How to stop hiding your true self
  • How becoming vulnerable takes courage but it is empowering and makes you more relatable.

Visit her website for client testimonials and more:

http://www.nicol

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Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.