Accidental Badass
I’m a Vulnerable Badass

I’m a Vulnerable Badass

April 5, 2021

Vulnerability. Why are we so scared of it? Why do we fear opening our hearts and minds to people? 

I'm talking about raw, honest, authentic vulnerability with today's guest, Jeff Stein. Jeff is a coach, a consultant, an award-winning public speaker, and a performer. In his TEDx talk, Understanding your Weight Problem, he broke vulnerability wide open. 

In this episode, we talk about the connection between authenticity and vulnerability. We do a deeper dive about risk, reward, and whether zero f*^ks given is a helpful mindset, we also pay tribute one of the most important reasons why Jeff is able to be as raw and honest as he is. 

Enjoy the episode and be sure to rate, review, and subscribe on your favorite podcast streaming app. 

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Badass Guide to Standing Up to Judgment

Badass Guide to Standing Up to Judgment

March 22, 2021

Whether we like it or not, we are judged on the many things that we say or do. And try as we may to resist, we also tend to judge others too. 

This week I have Strategic Communications Consultant Drew Kerr with me on the podcast to talk about a topic that impacts each and every one of us. 

In this episode, we're talking all about judgment. What is it? Why do we do it? And how can we adjust the way we react or respond to it. Listen in as we talk about how judgment differs from feedback and criticism as well as discussing how to stand up for yourself against judgmental bullies. We cap things off with a discussion about how to speak with greater empathy and compassion toward others as well as steps you can take to be less judgmental all around. 

Enjoy the episode.  

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Badass Guide To Beauty

Badass Guide To Beauty

March 8, 2021

What does it mean to be beautiful? 

Is it as simple as our outward appearance, or does it go deeper than that? In this episode, Janis Isaman and I talk about what it means to be beautiful...and our answers may may shock you. We also talk about body positivity, social conditioning, cultural acceptance, and why everyone seems to be so hell bent on the way we look. 

Learn more about Janis and the work she does at My Body Couture

Be sure to check out Janis' piece on body insecurity on Elephant Journal, 4 Easy Steps to Take Back your Power & Overcome Body Insecurities

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I’m an Inspirational Badass

I’m an Inspirational Badass

February 22, 2021

Meet Ryan. He's an Ohio-based project manager who has a heart of gold. 

Ryan is also one of the most inspiring and resilient people I know. Like many of us, Ryan has faced challenges throughout his life, but his outlook and attitude are what make him such an inspirational badass. 

Listen as we discuss what it was like to come out to his conservative Catholic family and how he's dealt with health setbacks that not everyone bounces back from. 

If you're in need of an extra shot of positivity or inspiration, then this is the episode for you. 

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The Brawn & Brains Guide to Being a Badass

The Brawn & Brains Guide to Being a Badass

February 8, 2021

What happens when you've got some serious athletic skill and a wicked smart brain to match? You find yourself with the opportunity to become a pretty badass college athlete.

In this episode, I'm talking with Mike. He's a 32 year old engineer who not only had the brains, but also the brawn to be a Division 1 athlete during his entire college career. Listen as we talk about the physical and mental toughness it took to get him through and find out what he's doing with his life today. 

And ladies, it's worth pointing out, this Boston-based hottie is single and ready to mingle. Head over to @mikeyp171 on Instagram to check him out. 

Enjoy the episode!

I’m a Dateable Badass

I’m a Dateable Badass

January 22, 2021

What does it mean to be a dateable badass? I get help answering that question with my guests, Yue Xu and Julie Krafchick, hosts of the Dateable Podcast. 

In today's episode we talk about why we do the things we do. We talk about how the Dateable podcast got its start, how it's grown in the last 5 years. We cover relationship trends we've seen both from their perspective as dating sociologists and from my own woman-on-the-dating-street perspective. We dig into empathy and its role in our relationships and we learn how all of us can seek to be better humans. 

Enjoy the episode and be sure to rate, review, and subscribe The Accidental Badass on your favorite Podcasting Apps. 

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I’m a Healthcare Hero & A Life-Saving Badass

I’m a Healthcare Hero & A Life-Saving Badass

January 8, 2021

To kick Season 2 off, I'm talking with Oscar. He's an Emergency Room nurse in the Chicago area. In this episode, we talk about the level of badassery it takes to be a healthcare worker on the frontlines of a deadline pandemic. 

Listen in as we talk about the toll the pandemic has taken on our most important front line workers, how he's survived the last year mentally and physically, and most importantly, the advice he has for everyone listening in. 

Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe to the Accidental Badass podcast on your favorite podcast streaming app. 

A badass approach to finding — and leaving — your dream job

A badass approach to finding — and leaving — your dream job

December 1, 2020

What happens when the job you’ve dreamed about turns out to be a nightmare? In this episode, I’m talking to Mark S. about what it was like to finally get his dream job, only to leave it shortly after once he realized it wasn’t what he thought he wanted. 

Listen in as we talk about baseball, marketing, and the kind of bravery it takes to recognize that life really does begin outside of your comfort zone. We also discuss the organized chaos that accompanies major life shifts as well as the kinds of lessons learned along the way. 

For recent graduates or those contemplating a career in marketing, be sure to listen through to the end as we talk about skill stacking and why it’s important to your career, no matter what route you take. 

Enjoy the episode and be sure to rate, review, and subscribe. 

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A Badass Guide To Advocating for Your Health

A Badass Guide To Advocating for Your Health

November 15, 2020

Do you feel like your healthcare providers really listen to you when you voice a concern about your own health? Do you often feel like you have to repeat yourself over and over again to be taken seriously? 

In this episode of the Accidental Badass podcast, I'm talking to Katie Sue. Several years ago, she knew something was off with her health. No matter how many times she spoke to her doctors, none of them seemed to take her pleas seriously to do more testing. Until one day, she broke down in a specialist's office. What transpired after was a roller-coaster of health issues that brought Katie Sue to where she is today. 

Though we talk *a lot* about women's health issues and the endocrine system in this episode, tune in to learn why it's important to advocate for your own health and how you can break free from the idea that an illness is 'all in your head.'

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A Lesson Plan For Being a Badass Teacher

A Lesson Plan For Being a Badass Teacher

November 2, 2020

In this episode, I'm joined by Katy and Nicole, two teachers talking about what it's like being a teacher during a pandemic. Whether you have children or not, this episode will remind you why teachers really are total and complete badasses. 

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