In this podcast, Cassandra explains what it means to take the plunge and commit to pursuing your dream. She begins by reflecting on previous podcasts she produced and determined that she should be teaching is her framework. Cassandra's proprietary framework is broken down into three components to provide you a clear path to meeting your goals.
These three segments are Alignment, Profit, and Impact.
In this week’s inspirational episode, we dive into a spiritual journey with Karen Kenney, a writer, speaker, storyteller, and spiritual mentor. Kenney has dedicated her life to helping people overcome limiting beliefs, past traumas, and to live as though nothing bad has ever happened to them. Through her line of spiritual mentoring, she aligns clients with peace and happiness by teaching them that they alone are responsible for how they’re feeling.
At a young age, Kenney experienced a tremendous amount of trauma and grief. As she grew older, she found herself being drawn to the nonviolent belief system that’s inherent in yoga, which began her spiritual journey. She would eventually become a yoga instructor, opening her own studio, and comforting her clients through times of hardship. During this, she realized that she had a passion for mentoring and working to break the negative mindsets that hold people back in their lives.
If you’re struggling with body image, you might find some peace of mind thanks to today's guest, Carrie Montgomery. Carrie Montgomery is a Transformational Style Coach + Body Image Expert and creator of The Somatic Dressing Method which helps women step into true embodiment and empowered confidence. She teaches women to own their true beauty, build confidence, and create a dream image for their business and life.
Having worked with New Line Cinema and stars such as Cate Blanchett and Aaron Eckhart, her expertise in film, design, marketing and wellness, along with her love of fashion, allows her to create a holistic experience for personal style. She curates her client’s image, helping women look good and feel good from the inside out. This newfound confidence carrie over to her clients’ brands, elevating their visibility and taking many of them from 6 figures to 7 figures in as little as one year. Her work has been featured on OWN, The Oprah Winfrey Network, Super Soul Sunday with Christiane Northrup, Coastal Living, Old Port Magazine, and Hay House.
This week, we explore the nature of relationships and marriages with the help of Emily Funderbunk, certified counselor and published author. Funderbunk was first inspired to become a therapist after trauma in her childhood caused her to search for answers and understand her own struggles. Through her work, she hopes to reduce the stigma of seeking help and speaking with a counselor. Funderbunk’s recently published novel, “Through the Storm: Helping Marriages find Healing after Hurt”, provides a seven step survival guide for couples who are going through a crisis within their relationship. Within her book, Funderbunk explains that marriages can often experience storms, or times of upheaval or stress, and offers guidance to readers who may be suffering from them. She also highlights how partners can unintentionally hurt one another, and how you can bring about healing and forgiveness within your marriage. The advice that Funderbunk offers through her book stems from the lessons she learned when she first started out as a counselor and helped multiple couples through their own storms. In addition, she also emphasizes how forgiveness is as act of love and how a couple can come back together after confronting their own storms.
In her first solocast, Cassandra Shuck discusses overcoming obstacles outside of her control and recognizing the uncomfortable nature of expansion states. Shuck also highlights how recent inconveniences might be a sign from a higher power which are pushing us towards our goals.
This episode dives into the complex nature of failure in the business world and why we only focus on the positive aspect of individual careers, and not the failure and hard work that goes on behind the scenes. Shuck uses herself as an example of this and dives into her own past failures and how they have helped her grow into a successful entrepreneur.
We’re in the midst of tax season and this episode features tax expert Nesha Pai. After many years working as a CPA in corporate America, Nesha decided to birth her own firm. She walked away from stability and a steady paycheck because she had a burning desire inside of her to create something bigger then herself. During this time Nesha was going through a divorce and struggling because of the lack of support from her own family. This only made her more driven and focused.
Through her struggle she birthed Pai CPA, PLLC, to serve the accounting needs of small businesses. From one initial partnership, Pai CPA, PLLC has garnered and retained close to twenty major middle-market clients. From restaurateurs, professional services, medical services, real estate, and manufacturers, Pai CPA stays true to its roots of entrepreneurial determination and support. In this episode you’ll hear Nesha’s journey and how this generous women puts others needs before hers.
Today’s episode is about letting it all out and showing the world your true colors. Business owners lives are a little bit of a mess behind closed doors. They’re dealing with stress, deadlines, employees and cash flow. Often times, business owners try to hide this side of themselves instead of opening up and showing the world who they really are. On the podcast today Cassandra sits down with Diana Kerr. Diana explains to the listener’s that once she laid it all on the table and opened up about her problems on her blog, she freed herself. Now she coaches women on how to do the same thing. Diana is a certified professional life coach who helps Christian women get over their limiting beliefs and inspires them to conquer fears in their personal life and businesses.
Today’s episode is about all photography, the wedding industry, wedding photography and self-development. To dive deep into these topics Cassandra enlists the help of her good friend April Yentas. After giving birth to her daughter, April began to lose a connection with herself and the creative person inside of her that was around since she was a kid. She decided to do some deep self-development work, reconnect with her inner photographer and create a wedding photography business. April is a now a full time wedding photographer and in 3 years her business went from 1 wedding a season, to 7 to 25. Now she even has a team that she outsources some of her work to. In this episode you’ll hear April’s story and how doing deep self-development work helped her build her business.
Art has healing principles and Jackie Radford couldn’t verbally express the pain she was experiencing from an abusive past, she began to draw. Today, Jackie joins Cassandra on the podcast, to discuss how creating art can help heal the mind. Jackie is a North Carolina based mixed-media artist that focuses on painting, sculpting and making books, journals and paper. Her work is heavily involved with texture. In this episode you’ll Jackie’s story on how she used art as a way to heal from the trauma in her life and how she’s deeply connected with the clients that she creates for.
It’s important to be able to adapt and accept change in your life and in your business. In this episode Cassandra connects with friend, Andrea Claassen. The two share an interesting conversation about changing the course of your life and discovering new philosophies. Andrea is a former Type A mom and fitness trainer who was always working in overdrive. After discovering the ancient teaching of Ayruveda she was able to slow down and reconnect with her mind, body and spirit. This changed the way she ran her coaching business and now offers a different approach to women’s fitness and wellness.
Lisa Witonis joins Cassandra today on the podcast. They’re talking about all things money, all things crushing your debt and all things birthing a business out of debt crushing. Liza is a full time teacher and a personal wealth coach who helps people create budgets for their family and pay off debt to live a more fulfilling and abundant life. Liza prides herself on being 100% debt free and works to help others achieve this goal. However, it wasn’t always easy for Liza. In this episode you’re going to hear how Liza and her husband were afraid to discuss the “taboo topic” of money and eventually ended up in over 300K of debt. After years of cutting back on their lifestyle and evaluating what was important to them, they managed to create an open dialogue about their finances, pay off their debt and build a family savings plan that worked for their lifestyle. Inspired by what she was able to achieve through sacrifice and a solid plan, Liza has been on a mission to help others heal their financial wounds, ever since.
Today’s episode is all about flow and how to move with the universe, not against it. Cassandra’s guests are Emily and Amy and they’re here to talk all about how working in a calm, easygoing state is the key to accomplishing goals. Emily and Amy are twin sisters who are recovering perfectionists that have focused their adult lives on coaching others on the topics of health and wellness. Overcoming a childhood where their father was hyper critical of them, motivated them to help heal others who are too demanding of themselves. Emily and Amy are also the founders of “Glow Flow Chefs.” Glow Flow Chefs makes latte blends that are made up of super foods and adaptogens; including, turmeric, cacao and matcha. The sister’s credit these herbs and foods with helping them get into a calm, focused state and just flow.