46 episodes

Join journalist Katrina Blowers each week on one of Australia's top personal development podcasts for inspiring, honest and hilarious conversations on what it takes to live your most confident life.


From Layne Beachley, Merrick Watts, Jessica Rowe, Edwina Bartholemew, authors, athletes, CEO's, musicians and artists... they all peel back the curtain and share their biggest confidence challenges and how they overcame them, showing that confidence isn't something you're born with but something you choose every day.


For behind-the-scenes and event information, please follow @katrinablowers and @claimingyourconfidence on Instagram or head to www.katrinablowers.com


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Claiming Your Confidence Podshape

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    • 4.8 • 58 Ratings

Join journalist Katrina Blowers each week on one of Australia's top personal development podcasts for inspiring, honest and hilarious conversations on what it takes to live your most confident life.


From Layne Beachley, Merrick Watts, Jessica Rowe, Edwina Bartholemew, authors, athletes, CEO's, musicians and artists... they all peel back the curtain and share their biggest confidence challenges and how they overcame them, showing that confidence isn't something you're born with but something you choose every day.


For behind-the-scenes and event information, please follow @katrinablowers and @claimingyourconfidence on Instagram or head to www.katrinablowers.com


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    Meredith Staib on Confidence

    Meredith Staib on Confidence

    It’s hard to think of a more iconic Australian brand that inspires confidence, than the Royal Flying Doctor’s Service 

    They operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, delivering the finest care to more than 330,000 Australians each year: that's one person every two minutes!

    From babies born mid air, to dental services, to now rolling out the covid vaccine to the most rural locations in the country: you might have seen some of their heroic stories brought to life on the small screen on the new RFDS tv drama series that’s airing on Channel Seven in Australia right now.

    I’ve been lucky enough to partner with the RFDS as an ambassador for many years and I’ve gotten to know their equally inspiring and trailblazing Qld CEO Meredith Staib pretty well and it's her story I wanted to share with you today. 

    Meredith has smashed a few glass ceilings, starting as a nurse; doing her MBA; then providing leadership to some of the most reputable healthcare providers in the world.

    She’s an inspiration not only for women in business but for anyone looking to shift career paths or step up their ambitions. And in this insightful chat she shares with us the confidence lessons she’s learned along the way. 

    Thanks to Marc from Term Six Podcast Productions for audio on this episode. 

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    • 33 min
    Briony Benjamin Claims her Confidence

    Briony Benjamin Claims her Confidence

    We’ve all had those days, right? Where we feel tired and crappy… where our health just hasn’t been right. Maybe you’ve even consulted Doctor Google and either panicked, laughed or both when it spat out a cancer diagnosis. 

    But what if that diagnosis was actually right. And your whole life was flipped upside down in an instant.

    Mamamia’s Briony Benjamin was 30 years-old. Riding high in her career interviewing celebrities, producing hilarious viral videos and thinking she had her whole life ahead of her, when after feeling pretty crap for a while and brushing it off she received some crushing news. 

    “When I think back on it, my body was sending me all the warning signs that something wasn’t quite right but I didn’t know how yet to trust that.”

    This conversation is about how to rise to the challenge when things go pear shaped. And how not all storms come to disrupt your life. Some come to clear your path.

    Briony shares how to figure out what’s truly important in life, grab onto the job and gain the confidence to bounce back from the lows. 

    Big thanks to Marc from Term Six Podcast Productions for audio on this episode. 

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    • 41 min
    Talitha Cummins on Confidence

    Talitha Cummins on Confidence

    When you think of the words honest and inspiring… well Talitha Cummins fits the bill. 

    As a television journalist, she became a well known figure in loungerooms across Australia… reading the news on Sunrise and for the Seven network. 

    But behind the scenes… Talitha was fighting a secret battle with alcohol addiction… stemming from a lack of confidence and self worth that began when she was a child. 

    “There was a lot of time when i felt unsure of what I was doing and I didn’t disclose that I didn’t ask anyone for help because I felt that would show weakness.”

    In this intimate and beautiful conversation Talitha shares the power of speaking your truth

    This is an episode for anyone needing a dose of bravery to conquer their own demons,who has a yearning to reinvent their life or find the confidence to forge a new path. 

    Thanks to Marc from Term Six Podcast Productions for audio on this episode. 

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    • 37 min
    Mark Wales on Confidence

    Mark Wales on Confidence

    MARK WALES is a former special ops commander…whose dream career became a nightmare in a cornfield in Afghanistan where he saw his mentor gunned down and learned the true meaning of resilience. 

    But Australia knows him best from his time as a contestant on the show Survivor.

    Mark’s appearance on a reality show was all part of his mission to rebuild himself after the SAS. 

    Today he shares how to find the confidence to turn your life around, the power of reinvention… and how to go about gaining new meaning in life. 

    “They call it moral injury, I think that’s the more recent term for it, but it is… it’s so disconcerting to have your values torn up like that. And I think, that’s what war does. It’s degrading for everyone.”

    Mark and I had this chat just after his regional Victorian home with his wife, fellow survivor Samantha Gash was severely damaged by a wild storm and it says so much about him that he remained committed to doing this interview, even though they were living at a friend’s house and dealing with that natural disaster with their young son. 

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    • 30 min
    Emma Husar on Confidence

    Emma Husar on Confidence

    “Am I a perfect human? No, I’m absolutely not. But did I do those things, am I an absolute bully of a human? Absolutely, 100% I am not.”

    You might recognise Emma Husar’s story from the news headlines of a few years ago.

    The Former federal MP for Lindsay was portrayed as a bright young hope for Labor… until all that came crashing down when she resigned three years ago in a storm of controversy over allegations of lewd conduct, bullying and sexual harassment in her office. 

    In this vulnerable and honest chat Emma shares the secrets of digging deep to gain resilience through the darkest moment of her life. And how she’s learning to rebuild her confidence on the other side of the country after losing everything she’d worked for. Anyone who’s lost their job, been accused of something they felt was wrong or had to reinvent themselves is going to get so much value from this deep conversation. 

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    • 49 min
    Jan Fran on Confidence

    Jan Fran on Confidence

    Jan Fran is an award-winning Australian journalist, who you might know from The Project or The Feed or her online opinion segment The Frant, which she now makes for the Guardian.

    I’m fortunate enough to co host the Briefing Podcast with her and I just love our chats off air. I knew she’d make the perfect guest to talk about confidence.

    Yes, she’s wildly successful, she’s become a vintage fashion icon and she has a huge platform where she speaks her truth now. But it hasn’t always been an easy ride for her.

    Jan Fran shares the one thing from her childhood she finds really difficult to move past. 

    "It’s been over 15 years now and I’m not over it.”

    She also reveals how, despite the way she puts herself out in the world, confidence is still a work-in-progress for her.

    This is an insightful and real conversation where you’ll get to know Jan Fran a whole lot better. 

    I’m Katrina Blowers and this is Claiming Your Confidence. 

    Follow @claimingyourconfidence or your host @katrinablowers on Instagram. 

    Thanks to Marc from Term Six Audio Productions for editing this episode. 
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    • 39 min

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4.8 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

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