I Am Unbreakable™

I Am Unbreakable

I Am Unbreakable™ is a powerhouse collaborative community of fearless, resilient, rockstar female leaders who share their authentic, unfiltered stories about their dirt road to personal and professional success. Simply put, regardless of gender and obstacles, they never gave up on their dreams. They are here today because THE STRUGGLE IS PART OF THE STORY. read less
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The Power of Sisterhood: Cultivating Connections and Empowerment
5d ago
The Power of Sisterhood: Cultivating Connections and Empowerment
The term sisterhood often brings to mind a sense of unity, a collective strength shared amongst women. This bond, rooted in empathy and support, transcends mere friendship—it's a powerful alliance that encourages growth, empowerment, and mutual success.    Chris and I are both well-versed in the intricacies of these kinds of rockstar relationships.  We had a blast chatting about the multifaceted impact of sisterhood on both personal and professional spheres.    Amidst the complexities of our modern world, fostering a sisterly rapport amongst women is a profound force of positivity. It's a conscious choice to walk alongside one another, not in competition but in solidarity, to scale heights together and lift one another to new heights. Sisterhood is about amplifying each other's achievements and ensuring that one woman's success becomes the catalyst for many more.   It is essential that I clarify that this discussion isn’t about disparaging men or diminishing their roles in our lives. Quite the contrary—it’s about spotlighting a dynamic that has perhaps been relegated to the background. Sisterhood isn't an opposition to brotherhood, but a parallel path where women support each other, bringing their unique qualities to the fore.   The benefits of sisterhood are reciprocal. In a culture where reciprocity often means a quid pro quo arrangement, true sisterhood thrives on the pure joy of giving without expectation of immediate return. The shared euphoria of triumphs, big and small, forms the cornerstones of these alliances.   While the world grapples with balancing personal and professional divides, sisterhood often blurs those lines, presenting a more integrated approach to life and work. It's about authentically sharing one's journey, aligning one's passion with professional endeavors, and connecting on a human level that transcends formal business pleasantries.   Ultimately, the power of sisterhood lies in its subtlety, its quiet strength, and its ability to transform both individual lives and the broader community. In a world easily swayed by competition and comparison, the power of sisterhood offers a harmonious counterbalance. It’s about fostering genuine connections, savoring the joy of others’ successes, and building legacies that extend beyond the personal to the societal. Sisterhood is potent, not for its capacity to shine the light on one, but for its relentless pursuit of lighting up many lives, demonstrating that together, we can achieve more than we ever could alone.   You can watch the full video episode on YouTube.  Or listen on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Amazon or any of your favourite streaming apps.   #GlobalNetworking #relationships #sisterhood #connections #WomenInBusiness #empower #leaders #Resilience #WomenEmpowerment  #RelationshipsInBusiness #AuthenticConnections #NetworkingTips #empoweredwomenempowerwomen
Unleashing the Superpower of Relationships & Unlocking the Magic of Connections in Business and Life
Feb 13 2024
Unleashing the Superpower of Relationships & Unlocking the Magic of Connections in Business and Life
I am passionate about relationships-all kinds of relationships.  As a media host, investigator and publisher, I have spent the last two decades living, breathing and creating case studies surrounding the effects of authenticity confidence and trust, pertaining to relationships.  The verdict is in.    The landscape of business and personal success is undeniably intertwined with the art of building and maintaining relationships. Our innate ability to connect with others, both professionally and personally, often serves as our secret sauce or superpower, shaping the course of our entrepreneurial ventures and the depth of our social interactions. The core essence of cultivating relationships is grounded in authentic connection, a skill that can radically transform any endeavor by fostering a network of mutual support, trust, and collaboration.   Within the realm of business, the power of relationships extends far beyond the superficial handshake at networking events. It lies in the sustained effort to maintain those connections, nurturing them with the same care one would invest in a budding friendship or romantic relationship. The analogy is simple: just as one wouldn't expect a marriage proposal after a single date, businesses cannot thrive on fleeting encounters. Continuous engagement, genuine interest in the stakeholders' lives, and consistent follow-through are the hallmarks of strong, enduring professional relationships.   Embracing the personal aspect of business is crucial. Businesses aren't faceless entities; they are collective personalities formed by the individuals driving them. When we connect with business leaders and brands, we subconsciously seek alignment with their values, mission, and the impact they aspire to make. This depth of connection surpasses our response to mere company logos or marketed products, thereby reinforcing the notion that business is, inherently, a personal endeavor.   "Just be you, you bring that authentic self to the game, whatever that is."~Chris McMartin   The relationship-building paradigm has shifted, acknowledging the strength in numbers and the profound impact of cultivating a community of allies. The sharing economy flourishes when people connect with zero expectation, focusing on the pure intention of offering value rather than anticipating an immediate return. The key is to adopt strategies that align with one's comfort zone while still seizing the opportunities for connection that will lead to growth.    Relationships are the currency of success in both life and business. When we approach connections with authenticity, empathy, and a gracious spirit of giving, the boundaries between personal and professional dissolve, enabling a synergetic environment where possibilities are limitless, and collaborative achievements become the shared celebrations of our interconnectedness.   You can watch the full video episode on YouTube.  Or listen on Apple Podcast, Spotify or any of your favourite streaming apps.   #GlobalNetworking #relationships #WomenInBusiness #empower #leaders  #WomenEmpowerment #JourneyToSuccess #Resilience #RelationshipsInBusiness #AuthenticConnections #NetworkingTips #empoweredwomenempowerwomen
The Power of Building Business Relationships and Impact Networking
Feb 8 2024
The Power of Building Business Relationships and Impact Networking
Barbara Mowat - GroYourBiz Ltd. President and Founder shares her insights during her first #podcast ever!! I was so honoured to have the privilege of experiencing this with her.  She is a rockstar with a tremendous amount of experience and kindness to share.    “I've learned the tremendous value of #perseverance and the power of empathetic #networking. It's so important to cultivate a supportive #community and to be resilient in the face of adversity”~Barbara   “Perseverance has been a cornerstone of my success. Throughout my career, I've encountered numerous obstacles and setbacks that could have easily derailed my ambitions. Whether it was navigating a difficult business climate, facing personal challenges, or overcoming professional #hurdles, I've consistently relied on my ability to persevere. I firmly believe that success is not just about talent or intelligence, but also about the ability to persevere in the face of #obstacles. There have been numerous times in my career when I faced setbacks and challenges that seemed insurmountable. But it was my unwavering #determination and refusal to give up that ultimately propelled me forward,”~shares Barbara.    “Empathetic networking has not only opened doors for me professionally but has also enriched my life personally. One of the most valuable lessons I've learned is the importance of building genuine, empathetic connections with others. Networking isn't just about exchanging business cards or making superficial connections. It's about truly understanding and supporting one another. I've found that by approaching networking with empathy and a genuine interest in others' success, I've been able to build a strong network of like-minded individuals who have been instrumental in my personal and professional growth,”~states Barbara.    “Being unbreakable doesn't mean being impervious to pain or failure. It means acknowledging those moments, allowing yourself to feel the emotions that come with them, and then using that energy to fuel your drive to succeed. It's about understanding that setbacks are a natural part of any journey and that they can serve as opportunities for growth and development,”~Barbara.    She is a true testament to the struggle is part of the story…but not the whole story. I love her #authenticity, openness, and willing to share her wealth of knowledge and experience. We need more Barbara’s in the world!    “Remember, success is not always about avoiding failure, but about how you respond to it. I truly believe that with perseverance, empathy, and an #unbreakable spirit, you can achieve anything you set your mind to,”~encourages Barbara   #GlobalNetworking #WomenInBusiness #GrowYourBiz  #WomenEmpowerment #JourneyToSuccess #Resilience #RelationshipsInBusiness #AuthenticConnections #NetworkingTips #empoweredwomenempowerwomen #women #empower #leaders ThoughtLeadership #AccelerateConference   You can watch the full video episode on YouTube.  Or listen on Apple Podcast, Spotify or any of your favourite streaming apps.   Please show your support with a: Like❤️ Comment 💬 Share↗️ Follow✅ NEW EPISODES DROP WEEKLY🎙️   Follow: Barbara Mowatt LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/barbaramowat?utm_source=share&utm_campaign=share_via&utm_content=profile&utm_medium=ios_app
Empowering Women Entrepreneurs: A Journey From Shyness to Confidence
Jan 29 2024
Empowering Women Entrepreneurs: A Journey From Shyness to Confidence
In a recent podcast episode, a fascinating conversation unfolded between myself and Stephanie Fontaine—a passionate advocate for women in business. The discussion revolved around her journey from a shy individual to a confident supporter of female entrepreneurs.   "So if I put something out there that authentically, honestly, and with the right intentions and somebody doesn't like it, that's okay,”~Stephanie   What a #rockstar confident attitude! Stephanie has made it her mission to help women business owners thrive in their respective fields. Through her work, she has become an important figure for many, assisting them in diverse ways and providing invaluable support. The dedication to female empowerment has become more than just a vocation for Stephanie; it is an "addiction." An addiction to the fulfillment that comes from bolstering others and contributing to their success.   As our conversation deepens, Stephanie shares her evolution from a person who once struggled with self-confidence to becoming someone who now aids others in overcoming similar hurdles. This transformation is inspiring and a testament that growth and empowerment are attainable for anyone willing to step out of their comfort zone.    The personal growth of individuals like Stephanie, who now radiate rockstar confidence, is pivotal in their work to empower women. Confidence, as they discussed, isn't merely about having experience but harbours a deeper connection to believing in oneself and remaining authentic.   Moreover, Stephanie highlighted the importance of community and its profound impact on an entrepreneur’s journey. Women are encouraged not to navigate the treacherous waters of business alone but to seek out networks and relationships that can bolster their chances for success.   Stephanie is such a beautiful soul. She shared a compelling anecdote about her long-lasting influence on the people she's met. A conversation from seven years prior had, unbeknownst to her, significantly impacted someone's career—and it was only years later that she was made aware of this impact. It is these moments, she reiterated, that validate her efforts and reinforce the profound joy derived from helping others.    Stephanie also shares the power of community & networking. It's not just showing up; it's about meaningful engagement.    “Never underestimate the power of a supportive community. It takes a village to nurture success! Empowering women in business is my passion—like a ripple effect, lifting others creates infinite opportunities,”~Stephanie.    “I am so honoured to be a part of Stephanie’s journey. She is so incredibly supportive, vibrant and knowledgeable. She needs to be on platforms sharing her story,”~Adrianne   You can watch the full video episode on YouTube.  Or listen on Apple Podcast, Spotify or any of your favourite streaming apps.   Please show your support with a: Like❤️ Comment 💬 Share↗️ Follow✅ NEW EPISODES DROP WEEKLY🎙️   Follow: Stephanie Fontaine LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephaniefontaine?utm_source=share&utm_campaign=share_via&utm_content=profile&utm_medium=ios_app
Being A Powerful Women-What does it mean to be a powerful women?
Jan 24 2024
Being A Powerful Women-What does it mean to be a powerful women?
What does it mean to be a powerful women? Chris McMartin knows! Dive into a lively conversation with an energetic corporate powerhouse leading Scotiabank Women Initiative. From tattooed banker to juggler of life and work, uncover her story of hashtag#empowerment, mental health health advocacy, and how to weather life's storms unbreakably. This rockstar is behind empowering female hashtag#entrepreneurs across Canada with tools and resources. Chris's story is captivating not just because of her professional success, but also because of her refreshing honesty about life's ups and downs. Emboldened by a hashtag#vibe uniquely fueled by the energy of hashtag#womenentrepreneurs, Chris offers insights into her work that perpetuate motivation and the relentless pursuit of goals, both personal and collective. Yet, it is not the hashtag#struggle alone that defines Chris's journey—it's her unbreakable spirit. As she speaks of her experience, you can sense the undertone of resilience that has defined her career and family life. Her matter-of-fact acknowledgment of days when couch collapses are imminent, and the comforting admission that not every day is infused with an unwavering sense of hashtag#strength, reflects a genuine approach to life's challenges. “Be fierce about what you believe in,”~ Chris. She reminds women entrepreneurs and hashtag#founders to stand strong with their convictions while staying open to learning and collaborating. I love Chris! Her infectious energy and non-traditional approach to life and career will leave you both empowered and inspired. Get a raw look at the highs and lows of work life, juggling roles, womanhood, and a bustling family life, all while keeping it authentic with porch dates and real talk. "The connections that I've made, the relationships I've been able to build and, and the super skills I have that I've been able to really showcase in this role have been amazing."~ Chris. You can watch the full video episode on YouTube. Or listen on Apple Podcast, Spotify or any of your favourite streaming apps. Please show your support with a: Like❤️ Comment 💬 Share↗️ Follow✅ NEW EPISODES DROP WEEKLY🎙️ Follow: Chris McMartin LinkedIn: https://lnkd.in/gR8k3UfK Instagram: @HypeHer_Boss TikTok: @HypeHer_Boss hashtag#BeFierce hashtag#PersonalGrowth hashtag#rockstar hashtag#podcast hashtag#women hashtag#scotiabank hashtag#WomenInLeadership hashtag#womenownedbusiness hashtag#iam hashtag#iamunbreakable hashtag#unbreakable hashtag#iamunbreakableglobalmedia
Empowerment At The Top: Elevating Women to Corporate Boards
Jan 16 2024
Empowerment At The Top: Elevating Women to Corporate Boards
In a landscape where the clamor for gender equality within the corporate sphere continues to resonate, voices like Deborah’s emerge, not merely as echoes, but as formidable calls to action. As a corporate governance champion, community builder, and agent of change, Deborah Rosati is the founder of a social purpose company, Women Get On Board, which fervently strives to increase female representation on corporate boards.   Founded in 2015, Women Get On Board is straightforward in its mission to get more women on boards, nested in the belief that one woman on a board is token, two is presence, and three is a voice. This powerful mantra propels the organization's actions, as they ceaselessly work towards normalizing women's voices in boardrooms, turning Deborah's passion into a persistent and tangible pursuit for gender parity.   The pursuit is more than a simple agenda; it is backed by data and research supporting the notion that diverse boards result in better decision-making, innovation, and ethical governance. In the backdrop of 2023 statistics from Osler, it's clear that despite an uptick in numbers—with female representation on Canadian public company boards nearing 30%, up from 12% in 2015—there's a significant journey ahead to reach the ideal of 50%.   Debra's conviction is rooted in the belief that women bring unique 'power skills' to the table, beyond their technical proficiency. Collaboration, empathy, and a heightened level of emotional intelligence (EQ) are among these characteristics that women offer, enriching the boardroom with diverse perspectives and approaches.   As a testament to her goal, Deborah’s work extends beyond Women Get On Board. She shares insights into her early professional experiences, her encounters with gender biases, and the relentless determination that paved her way to success in both her corporate career as well as her entrepreneurial endeavors. Her personal narrative underscores the critical importance of fostering an environment where all genders can contribute valuably, reinforcing that gender diversity isn't about singling out one group but about enriching the collective spectrum of human potential.   “More women on boards, better decision making, more innovative decisions, more ethical decisions. Women in their leadership roles can bring diversity and bring different skill sets."~Deborah   Deborah is such an amazing, kind thoughtful person.  She is at the top of her game and nothing is going to stop this powerhouse trailblazer.   She is all about female empowerment, collaboration, and elevating all women.  To know her is to experience everything that is good in the world. I love this rockstar! She is one of the most humble, authentic, salt-of-the earth humans I know!    Follow : Deborah Rosati Website: www.womengetonboard.ca LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/wgobcanada/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deborahrosati/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wgobcanada/?hl=en Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/deborah_rosati/?hl=en   #iamunbreakable #iam#unbreakable #unbreakablewoman #unbreakablewomen #iamunbreakablemagazine #iamunbreakablepodcast #iamunbreakableglobalmedia #empoweredwomenempowerwomen #empowerment #empoweredwomen #empower #empowerwomen #empoweryourself #girlpower #yearofthegirl  #BoardDiversity #WomenInLeadership #Leadership #Diversity
Defying Odds: From Streets to Courtroom Success
Jan 13 2024
Defying Odds: From Streets to Courtroom Success
Jordana Goldlist's life story is an extraordinary testament to the power of resilience and transformation. Today a successful criminal defense lawyer with her own boutique firm in Toronto, specializing in high-risk criminal litigation, her path was anything but traditional. From a youth challenged by authority and the subsequent spiral into substance abuse, Jordana's journey to the law's front line is a narrative that truly embodies hope, fearlessness, and love.   “I knew that I could not manage both law school and a cocaine addiction."~Jordana   Growing up, Jordana was intellectually curious and a fierce debater, traits that today make her a formidable advocate in the courtroom. Yet, much like many young people, she found herself at odds with the social structures and educational systems that felt constricting to her enterprising mind. Her struggles weren't solely academic; Jordana was also dealing with significant emotional battles that led her to substance abuse at a dangerously young age.   At 14, she was placed in a group home after her mother, at her wit's end, sought professional advice. But far from helpful, the institutionalization only cemented her defiance. On release, she slipped deeper into the drug scene. By 17, Jordana was entrenched in a life many never escape from. A life on the streets, marked by darkness and despair, loomed large in her young world.   It was the unwavering support of her mother and a transformative experience at a rehab center at 19 that planted the seeds of change. Over the next few years, Jordana would claw her way back to sober life, eventually returning to high school and pursuing further education in philosophy. But her dream of practicing law, a childhood aspiration, seemed an impossible reach given her turbulent past.   Yet, Jordana dared to dream. She sent applications to law schools, expecting rejection but needing to satisfy her conscience that she had attempted. The acceptance letters she received were not just affirmations of her academic ability but also important milestones in her personal recovery narrative.   However, her story took yet another turn when, in her last year of undergrad, she relapsed. Here was the critical juncture that would define her future: she had fought so hard to leave behind the shadow of addiction, but it loomed yet again. With an offer of law school on the table, Jordana faced the harsh reality that she stood to lose it all to cocaine once more.   It was in a moment of harrowing clarity, in a friend's kitchen after a multi-day drug binge, that Jordana truly decided enough was enough. Her next waking thought, infused with the gravity of opportunity and the fear of losing it, catalyzed a change. She would not, could not, let the dream of becoming a lawyer dissolve into the ether of addiction. She metaphorically dropped the talisman of her vice back into the abyss she was clambering out from and chose a different life—a life where Jordana Goldlist, the lawyer, could exist.   "And so I promised myself that if I could figure out how to be successful with this law thing, then I would be open about who I was, just so that other people had that example if they were struggling."~Jordana    As a legal professional now handling some of the most complicated criminal cases, Jordana shares her story not just for personal catharsis, but to illuminate a path for others who may feel lost in their own battles with addiction and self-doubt. She emphasizes the importance of self-belief and the refusal to be limited by past mistakes. Jordana's life espouses the enduring lesson that we all can reshape our destinies with conviction, hard work, and a readiness to face our most profound fears head-on.   I love this rockstar! She has such a fearless, strong energy! Jordana is the epitome of hope, strength, and kindness.  She is living proof that if you want something bad enough, and you work hard, your dreams will come true!  Jordana’s story is so incredible.  I know her authenticity will help so many others who are struggling.  But the message here is: that your past does not define you.     You can watch the full video episode on YouTube.  Or listen on Apple Podcast, Spotify or any of your favourite streaming apps.   Please show your support with a: Like❤️ Comment 💬 Share↗️ Follow✅ NEW EPISODES DROP WEEKLY🎙️   Follow: Jordana Goldlist Website: https://www.jhgcriminallaw.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jgoldlist Instagram: @jordanagoldlist TikTok: @jordanagoldlist X (formerly Twitter): @JordanaGoldlist   #iamunbreakable #iam#unbreakable #unbreakablewoman #unbreakablewomen #iamunbreakablemagazine #iamunbreakablepodcast #iamunbreakableglobalmedia #empoweredwomenempowerwomen #empowerment #empoweredwomen #empower #empowerwomen #empoweryourself #girlpower #yearofthegirl #BusinessTips #Resilience #EntrepreneurMindset #lawyer #criminallawyer #femalelawyer
Hustle, Fail, Succeed & Repeat: The Story of a Rockstar Founder
Jan 5 2024
Hustle, Fail, Succeed & Repeat: The Story of a Rockstar Founder
From a humble dining room table to transformative brand launches. The journey of rockstar founder Suzie Yorke, speaks in volume about the sheer resilience of the human spirit. Suzie's story exemplifies that the path to success is lined with hustle, heart, and an unbreakable will to persevere through life's myriad challenges. During this recent candid podcast conversation, Suzie reveals her origin story, one that resonates with a tenacity that's as inspiring as it is rare.  She began her entrepreneurial adventure as a single mother determined to forge a new path. With every wrapped granola bar and doorstep delivery from her residence in Leaside, Suzie's dream inched closer to reality.  Her tale, involving a beloved car without air conditioning serving as her makeshift delivery truck, proves that dogged determination and resourcefulness can drive an idea from conception to marketplace success. Failure is feedback in disguise. Suzy's key to success? Learn from the no’s and pivot where needed. Fail your way to greatness~Suzie I love Suzie’s hustle, drive, tenacity and unbreakable spirit. She is an incredulous kind human who demonstrates resilience, the refusal to be broken, and learning from rejection. It's all about growing through what you go through. 🌱💚  I don't think ego really belongs in being a founder, an entrepreneur or as a kind person. That's my personal take~Suzie You can watch the full video episode on YouTube.  Or listen on Apple Podcast, Spotify or any of your favourite streaming apps. Please show your support with a: Like❤️ Comment 💬 Share↗️ Follow✅ NEW EPISODES DROP WEEKLY🎙️ #iamunbreakable #iam#unbreakable #unbreakablewoman #unbreakablewomen #iamunbreakablemagazine #iamunbreakablepodcast #iamunbreakableglobalmedia #empoweredwomenempowerwomen #empowerment #empoweredwomen #empower #empowerwomen #empoweryourself #girlpower #yearofthegirl #BusinessTips #Resilience #EntrepreneurMindset
Empowering Self-Talk: A Journey to Billions
Dec 31 2023
Empowering Self-Talk: A Journey to Billions
Dive into this candid conversation with Nkechi Nwafor-Robinson as she recounts humorous anecdotes, her transformative journey through bodybuilding, and the impact of personal affirmations. From whimsical tattoo stories to the power of self-talk, this episode is an inspiring mixture of laughter, fitness fervor, and life lessons designed to encourage and energize. I'm actually curious into my day and I keep my eyes open and I ask a lot of questions and I'm open to meet people. Everything needs a why. And, and that's when I just started to change it~Nkechi I love this rockstar! She has such a bright light and a contagious energy you just can’t get enough of.  Nkechi's unapologetic energy and intention to empower a billion lives shines through her every action. A true testament to living life with purpose!  Her fitness journey reminds us it's not about the stage or the spotlight, but about finding your 'why' and becoming the most empowered version of yourself.  You can watch the full video episode on YouTube.  Or listen on Apple Podcast, Spotify or any of your favourite streaming apps. Please show your support with a: Like❤️ Comment 💬 Share↗️ Follow✅ NEW EPISODES DROP WEEKLY🎙️ #FitnessJourney #FindYourWhy #Empowerment #lifewithpurpose  #iamunbreakable #iam#unbreakable #unbreakablewoman #unbreakablewomen #iamunbreakablemagazine #iamunbreakablepodcast #iamunbreakableglobalmedia  #FitnessJourney #FindYourWhy #Empowerment #LifeWithPurpose
The Competitive Edge of Female Business Leaders
Dec 12 2023
The Competitive Edge of Female Business Leaders
Dial in as entrepreneur extraordinaire Kristina Cleary shares her vigorous journey from track athlete to tech industry titan. We dive into the significance of community support, practical life skills beyond the boardroom, and cultivating resilience. You will leave inspired and armed with actionable insights for personal and professional growth. I always ask people to envision themselves, in the future, a year back from now.  If you were to look at your future self, what would your future self say to you in this moment?~Kristina In Episode #39 Kristina and I chat about the power of community, entrepreneurship and the importance of evaluating others. I absolutely love and respect Kristina vision, mission and hustle.  She is a rockstar with a healthy competitive edge.  Supporting women on their paths to success is Kristina's passion. It's all about community and lifting each other up! 💪  You can watch the full video episode on YouTube, Listen on Apple Podcast, Spotify or any of your favourite streaming apps. Please show your support with a: Like❤️ Comment 💬 Share↗️ Follow✅ NEW EPISODES DROP WEEKLY🎙️ Follow Kristtina Cleary Website: https://accelle.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristinacleary/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kristina_cleary/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kristina.cleary.5 X (formerly Twitter): https://twitter.com/KristinaCleary #WomenSupportingWomen #Storytelling #BrandTrust #Vulnerability #Trust #WomenInBusiness #EntrepreneurLife #Unbreakable #WomenInLeadership #Empowerment #iamunbreakable #WomenEntrepreneurs #resilient #Resilience #leadership
The Power of Storytelling and Embracing Vulnerability
Dec 2 2023
The Power of Storytelling and Embracing Vulnerability
From early-morning coffee rituals to the deep impact of storytelling, join us in an intimate exchange about personal growth, vulnerability, and empathy in business. Dive into the world of trust-building, the significance of personal connections, and the challenges of navigating life and loss as we peel back the layers of what fuels success and resilience. In our daily lives, we often find ourselves in a world where the idea of vulnerability is usually avoided, especially in business settings. We uncover the compelling power of storytelling and its role in fostering trust and human connections, both in personal lives and the corporate world. In Episode #37, we dive into the personal challenges some women face outside their professional roles. We  discuss the "sandwich generation," which juggles care for aging parents while raising our own children. These personal insights humanize business figures and allow clients to see us as not just service providers but as individuals who share similar experiences and struggles. The ability to be vulnerable and the importance of connecting with people on a human level beyond the corporate logo. From managing the emotional rollercoaster of an investigation surrounding family law matters, to guiding clients through the intricacies of intergenerational wealth transfer, we highlight the undeniable link between personal trials and professional success.  In an age where business is increasingly person-centered, embracing vulnerability becomes a strategy for success. As daring to share professionals, we want to demonstrate that behind every decision, every transaction, and every interaction lies a story waiting to be told—a story that could be the key to understanding, trust, and a lasting connection. Don't miss our candidate discussions on coping with loved ones' dementia, balancing work and self-care, and the transformative practice of mindfulness. Chantal is such an amazing human. I absolutely love our chats. You can watch the full video episode on YouTube, Listen on Apple Podcast, Spotify or any of your favourite streaming apps. Please show your support with a: Like❤️ Comment 💬 Share↗️ Follow✅ NEW EPISODES DROP WEEKLY 🎙️ #Storytelling #BrandTrust #Vulnerability #Trust #WomenInBusiness #EntrepreneurLife #Unbreakable #WomenInLeadership #Empowerment #iamunbreakable #WomenEntrepreneurs #resilient #Resilience #leadership #FinancialEmpowerment #dementia
The Inspirational Journey of an  Unbreakable Spirit and Empowerment
Nov 20 2023
The Inspirational Journey of an Unbreakable Spirit and Empowerment
Resilience is often born out of adversity, and Marg Hachey’s story exemplifies the unyielding spirit that defines a true leader. Marg, an inspiring woman and an entrepreneur, has not only made significant strides in her professional life but has also bravely overcome personal challenges that would make many falter. Her tale of survival, strength, and leadership serves as a beacon of hope and motivation for women across the globe. Marg's journey into the limelight did not commence under the brightest of stars. It was the discovery of her cancer during what was supposed to be a routine checkup that marked the beginning of a story that would later inspire thousands. The attending physician, noting an abnormality during her ultrasound, uncovered masses on both of her kidneys. Within a rapid six-week period, Marg underwent surgery, removing her left kidney and part of her right kidney. Today, Marg is a 15-year cancer survivor, a testament to her fortitude and tenacity. Her indomitable spirit was further demonstrated when, on the very day of learning about her cancer, she attended her company's Christmas party, putting on a brave face and expressing pride in her team's achievements without divulging a word about her own struggle. This event served as a defining moment, illustrating her remarkable ability to carry the weight of personal hardship while simultaneously upholding her responsibilities as a leader. Marg's entrepreneurial spirit was ignited at a young age, with her first business venture commencing at the tender age of 10 when she sold guppies to a local department store. This early experience set the stage for the serial entrepreneur she was to become. Her business acumen and drive led her to start her own tech company in the '80s – an era when women were hard-pressed to find financial backing in a male-dominated sector. Marg turned this challenge on its head, overcoming barriers with unabashed courage. I've always had a very positive attitude. You know, it's the glass half full.~Marg Her leadership skills were not just confined to the business realm. A family crisis led her to reassess her work-life dynamics, compelling her to delegate more, ultimately reshaping her approach to leadership. It was through vulnerability and the empowerment of her team that she orchestrated the resurgence of her business after a shocking corporate upheaval that had left her staff locked out and bewildered. She not only recovered but rebuilt her company with even greater success, achieving over $50 million in revenue. Currently, Marg contributes her expertise to GroYourBiz, an organization that supports women entrepreneurs in scaling their businesses. With her past experiences in mind, she advises women on overcoming challenges while maintaining a healthy balance between personal care and professional responsibilities. Her global reach, engaging with women from Nigeria to Panama, has not only extended her influence but also brought to light the diverse and innovative businesses women are creating worldwide. Through firesides chats and speaking events, Marg continues to share her story, advocating for the education and empowerment of women. She believes that sharing these narratives can inspire the next generation of female leaders to pursue their dreams, unencumbered by gender disparities and societal barriers. Marg lives by the philosophy of no regrets and takes every hardship as a lesson to grow, adapt, and become unbreakable. Marg embodies the essence of an unbreakable spirit. As a mentor, leader, and visionary, she spreads the message that with a positive mindset, good health, self-care, and unwavering determination, every woman can break through ceilings, overcome obstacles, and emerge unscathed, ready to inspire the world with their unique stories of survival and thriving success. In Episode #36 Marg and I chat about how she turns struggles into triumphs. From selling a tech company to empowering women, she embodies leadership. I love her spirit and vibe, she is truly all heart and soul! Please show your support with a: Like❤️ Comment 💬 Share↗️ Follow✅ NEW EPISODES DROP WEEKLY 🎙️ You can watch the full video episode on YouTube, Listen on Apple Podcast, Spotify or any of your favourite streaming apps. You can watch the full video episode on YouTube, Listen on Apple Podcast, Spotify or any of  #SelfCare  #NoRegrets #WomenInBusiness #SuccessStories #EntrepreneurLife #DreamBig #Unbreakable #WomenInLeadership #Empowerment #WomenEntrepreneurs #ianunbreakable  #resilient  #Resilience  #leadership
The Power of Mindfulness and Meditation In Overcoming Challenges
Nov 7 2023
The Power of Mindfulness and Meditation In Overcoming Challenges
Brian Coones shares his incredible journey from childhood trauma and addiction to becoming one of the most sought-after stress, mindfulness, and meditation coaches in Canada. His wake-up call led him to the world of mindfulness and the transformative power of meditation. His story speaks to the importance of self-care, daily practice, and the impact of self-love and positive self-talk on overall well-being.  Brian is an incredible, authentic human. He openly shared his unique insights on the reasons why some individuals are hesitant to practice mindfulness and meditation and understand the healing power of embracing change, self-reflection, overcoming fears, and building resilience through gratitude. Brian and I chatted about hot topics like the significance of curiosity, openness, acceptance, gratitude, and resilience in mindfulness practices. I cannot wait until his next retreat! Hear why Brian firmly believes in the importance of disconnecting from technology, the power of community, and the transformative experiences that retreats can offer for personal growth and serenity. Episode #34 will leave you grounded, intrigued, grateful, and hopeful that you can hit the reset button whenever you are ready!! Be kind and compassionate to yourself. Embrace self-love and positive self-talk. Rewire your brain for a positive mindset~Brian Coones Please show your support with a: Like❤️ Comment 💬 Share↗️ Follow✅ NEW EPISODES DROP WEEKLY 🎙️ You can watch the full video episode on YouTube, Listen on Apple Podcast, Spotify or any of your favourite streaming apps.  #SelfLove  #Confidence  #YouAreWorthy #Positivity  #Love  #Inspiration  #mindset  #mindfulness  #mind  #leaders  #leadership   #entrepreneurs #growth #sucess #journey #failure
The Power of Self-Love: Overcoming Bullying and Building Confidence
Oct 31 2023
The Power of Self-Love: Overcoming Bullying and Building Confidence
Join us as we explore the uplifting journey of a social media sensation Alethea Crimmins, who has transformed from a pre-K teacher to a motivational influencer. Through her authenticity and unique voice, she spreads light and positivity, touching the lives of many. In this episode, we delve into the impact of negative words and bullying on self-esteem, emphasizing the importance of positive self-talk.  She shares her personal experiences of overcoming bullying and highlights the power of self-love in building confidence. We also discuss the significance of kindness in serving others. Alethea’s journey of self-love and positivity, focusing on the importance of believing in oneself and ignoring the opinions of others.   We dive into the power of positive affirmations and their impact on rewiring the brain, as well as the importance of embracing authenticity and intentionally choosing to have a good day. Alethea also address the power of haters and negative comments, reframing them as indicators of success.  She also chats about how popular individuals often struggle with their own insecurities and highlight the significance of empathy in dealing with hate. 🔥 Spreading positivity and love through social media 💖 Excited to share my journey and inspire others! 🔥Self-perception and confidence are key! Preserve your beauty and worth 👑 Embrace self-love and positive self-talk!  🔥 Appearing on the Jennifer Hudson show was a dream come true! Turning pain into purpose. 🔥Join us in Episode #33, as we explore the uplifting journey of social media sensation, Alethea Crimmins, who has transformed from a pre-K teacher to a motivational influencer. Through her authenticity and unique voice, she spreads light and positivity, touching the lives of many. In this episode, we delve into the impact of negative words and bullying on self-esteem, emphasizing the importance of positive self-talk.  I absolutely love this women! Not only is she super funny, but her positivity, laugh and vibe is so contagious!! I look forward to taking this empowerment journey with you. We love you Alethea💜💙💜💙 Please show your support with a: Like❤️  Comment 💬  Share↗️  Follow✅ NEW EPISODES DROP WEEKLY 🎙️ You can watch the full video episode on YouTube, Listen on Apple Podcast, Spotify or any of your favourite streaming apps.  #SelfLove  #Confidence  #YouAreWorthy #Positivity  #Love  #Inspiration  #JenniferHudsonShow #ManifestingDreams #leaders  #womenempowerment #womeninbusiness  #leadership #womensupportingwomen #strongwomen  #entrepreneurs #womenempoweringwomen #womenentrepreneurs #female  #femaleempowerment #growth #sucess #journey #failure
The Power of One Voice: A Journey of Reframing, Relentless Determination & Growth
Oct 25 2023
The Power of One Voice: A Journey of Reframing, Relentless Determination & Growth
Karen Bird shares her personal journey of transition from banking to pursuing passion projects and prioritizing self-care. She emphasizes the importance of nurturing ourselves and finding balance as women and leaders. The episode also explores the power of storytelling, the impact of trauma, and the significance of community and support. It delves into topics such as overcoming sexual assault, navigating cultural challenges, breaking generational trauma, and finding strength and resilience within oneself. Our conversation highlights the need for resources and support for families affected by trauma and inspires hope and personal growth. 🔥 When life said 'pause,' she pressed 'reinvent.' Dive into a story of reflection, rebirth, and relentless pursuit of passion. Karen is such an authentic, resilient, beautiful soul! Her and I could have spoken for days so much so that we are going to be following up on a lot of the topics. We spoke of during our first interview. She is such an incredible woman.  Anger and resentment and hatred is a sickness that will poison your ability to be a good person. You can't treat other people with respect and kindness if you're hanging onto anger for somebody else~Karen #MindsetMatters #SelfCare #GrowthMindset #womenempowerment  #womeninbusiness  #leadership  #womensupportingwomen #strongwomen  #entrepreneurs #womenempoweringwomen  #womenentrepreneurs
Mindset, Community, and Taking Action: Empowering Women for Positive Changes
Oct 16 2023
Mindset, Community, and Taking Action: Empowering Women for Positive Changes
I had an amazing episode with Siobhan Calderbank, the managing director of talent at Aimco, about her journey, struggles, and passion for empowering women. Discover how she overcame obstacles and became a powerful leader who advocates for inclusivity and flexibility in the workplace.    In Episode #31, Siobhan shares amazing strategies for navigating challenges, emphasizing priorities and self-care. She highlights the power of meditation, positive affirmations, and the ability to find relaxation by snuggling with her partner while watching a movie.    This was such an amazing interview, and I absolutely love Siobhan’s outlook on the importance of mindset and belief in oneself, as well as the power of community for a women's success. She is all about open and authentic conversations because it is then that we can break barriers, find support, and create positive changes.   My passion for helping others learn and grow is what drives me. Overcoming challenges has made me stronger and more determined to remove barriers and make opportunities accessible to all~Siobhan    Please show your support with a: Like❤️  Comment 💬  Share↗️  Follow✅   NEW EPISODES DROP WEEKLY 🎙️   You can watch the full video episode on YouTube, Listen on Apple Podcast, Spotify or any of your favourite streaming apps.    #BelieveInYourself #SuccessMindset  #AskForHelp #Resilience  #PersonalGrowth
From Tragedy to Empathy: A Journey of Resilience and Empowerment
Oct 10 2023
From Tragedy to Empathy: A Journey of Resilience and Empowerment
In Episode #30 Sarah Hawco shares her inspiring story of overcoming adversity and building a community of support. From being forced to leave her home with her two young children to now empowering others in similar situations, Sarah's journey is a testament to the power of resilience and compassion. Discover the power of gratitude, setting attainable goals, and the importance of having a positive mindset.   In Episode #30 we celebrate resilience and personal growth with Sarah who is the whole package when it comes to Rockstar Confidence.  Her journey of overcoming hardships, addressing domestic violence, and finding strength in community support, is a true testament to her amazing heart. I’ve known Sarah for a few years now and every time we speak she is full of love, light and laughter! She is a beautiful soul and I celebrate her resilience👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻   Your past doesn't define you. It instructs you, it guides you. It is not who you are~Sarah   The quote we were laughing about and love from Dolly Parton is: The higher the hair, the closer to God.   Please show your support with a: Like❤️  Comment 💬  Share↗️  Follow✅   NEW EPISODES DROP WEEKLY 🎙️   You can watch the full video episode on YouTube, Listen on Apple Podcast, Spotify or any of your favourite streaming apps.    #resilience  #personalgrowth #domesticviolence #WomenEmpowerment  #SuccessStory  #women