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This is the show that helps you up your confidence game so you stop settling for less than you deserve. Your host is Brooke Collins - speaker, life coach, women’s empowerment enthusiast, and the best friend you never knew you needed. But boy, do you need her.

If you struggle with confidence, your self-worth, Brooke understands how you feel. As a coach she has helped many overcome these same frustrations, and has now condensed her life of learning into a simple 21 day challenge. Get it at https://www.innovativecoachbrooke.com

Desperately Seeking Self Brooke Collins

    • Mental Health
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This is the show that helps you up your confidence game so you stop settling for less than you deserve. Your host is Brooke Collins - speaker, life coach, women’s empowerment enthusiast, and the best friend you never knew you needed. But boy, do you need her.

If you struggle with confidence, your self-worth, Brooke understands how you feel. As a coach she has helped many overcome these same frustrations, and has now condensed her life of learning into a simple 21 day challenge. Get it at https://www.innovativecoachbrooke.com

    Feeling Comfortable In Your Own Skin | DSS11

    Feeling Comfortable In Your Own Skin | DSS11

    We all deserve to feel comfortable in our own skin, what can you do to help yourself if you don’t feel that way now? Host Brooke Collins has practical, actionable tips to help you do just that with her https://innovativecoachbrooke.com (21-Day Confidence Challenge).
    After struggling with her weight and comparing herself to the pin-thin models of the 90’s as a young girl, Brooke suffered with self-esteem and body confidence issues into adulthood. Brooke shares some of the feelings that she had to overcome, mistakes she made seeking love and affirmation in the wrong places, and the active steps she took to begin to feel differently about her body.
    In this episode, Brooke shares ways to think about yourself differently, the power of reframing your self image with affirmations, and encourages you to celebrate your body for the amazing things it does for you!
    Quotes:
    “It’s really a game of finding what beauty looks like for you, and understanding when and how you feel beautiful.” 4:05-4:12
    “Becoming confident in your own skin is a journey that will make you feel stronger. It's a personal development ride.” 9:02-9:20
    Links:
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    • 21 min
    Confidence In Business And Your Life | DSS10

    Confidence In Business And Your Life | DSS10

    “It’s not that I’m without fear, I just don’t stick around in feelings of fear,” says Amanda Chen, Podcaster, Coach, Entrepreneur, and guest on this week’s episode of Desperately Seeking Self. Amanda chats with host Brooke Collins about how she empowers her clients as a coach, what she has learned about delegation as the owner of a growing cocktail kit and artisan salt business, and her view on the next step in the women’s empowerment movement: actually talking to men.
    Amanda offers a unique perspective on many elements of the female experience, and the experiences of women of color. She preaches valuing the work, not the output, and striving to see yourself as “bigger” than you think you are. She also brings a unique perspective to the idea of women’s empowerment; she talks about her new ongoing podcast series, in which she anonymously interviews 100 men on their ideas about masculinity, sexuality, and the women in their life.
    Amanda reminds us that showing up is most of the battle -- and that anything is possible for female entrepreneurs, especially in the world of e-commerce.
    Quotes:
    “It’s not that I’m without fear, I just don’t stick around in feelings of fear.”
    “I believe that you are bigger than what you’re telling me you are”
    Links:
    Instagram at @missamandachen
    Miss Amanda Chen Podcast: https://anchor.fm/missamandachen
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    • 1 hr
    Finding Yourself With The Wrong Person | DSS09

    Finding Yourself With The Wrong Person | DSS09

    Ah, if we would only trust our instincts! Have you ever found yourself “knowing” something is true when others are telling you your instincts are totally wrong? It’s crazy making. Multiply the stress times 1,000 when the person telling you you are wrong is your significant other.
    On Air Radio Announcer, and Aussie Stephanie Halamantaris shares her experience of dating and being engaged to “the wrong person”. In this episode of Desperately Seeking Self, Stephanie talks with host Brooke Collins about her painful experience of being betrayed by a lover, dealing with distrusting her instincts, being manipulated and ultimately finding her strength and leaving that relationship behind.
    Join Stephanie and Brooke as they discuss the power of setting and respecting boundaries, growing and learning through painful experiences, and becoming comfortable in healthy loving relationships.
    Quotes:
    “You have two choices. You can either stay and forget about it or you can leave.” (31:50-32:00)
    “I now see how from this horrible experience, I’m so grateful for it. To the point where I want to send them flowers!” (39:38-39:45)
    “When you are with someone who is steady and calm, and who truly appreciates you. There is no better feeling or monetary amount that I could put on what that does for your soul and what it does for your confidence to know someone is in your corner.” (55:00-55:20)
    Links:
    Stephanie Halamantaris LinkedIn
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanie-halamantaris-62290797
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    Thanks for listening!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Fear Can Be Your Best Friend And Teacher | DSS08

    Fear Can Be Your Best Friend And Teacher | DSS08

    Struggle with anxiety? Try flying trapeze. That’s the secret ingredient in author, clinical social worker and media commentator Stephanie Erickson’s journey to a happy and healthy life. In this episode of Desperately Seeking Self, Stephanie talks with host Brooke Collins about her struggle with anxiety, depression, and trauma as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. Stephanie used therapy and years of training in flying trapeze to learn how to persevere through panic and depression, trust herself, and accept the love and support of others.
    Stephanie’s struggle with mental health began when she was an infant - and only got worse after she was sexually abused. As a young adult, Stephanie graduated from a master’s program with a 3.9 GPA, but she couldn’t make it through the day without marijuana. She reminds Brooke that: “You can be functioning really well and still not be functioning.” Stephanie knew at that point that she needed to change her story - and her coping mechanisms.
    Flying trapeze offered Stephanie a way to practice persevering through fear. She is deathly afraid of heights, and started crying when she first climbed up the 18 foot tall platform. But despite that debilitating fear, the power she felt after each class inspired her to keep going. She quickly realized that trapeze was emblematic of her journey through anxiety and trauma - she had to trust her body, trust her team, and breathe through her fear each time she took a leap.
    Follow along with Stephanie and Brooke as they discuss boundaries, trust of self and others, journeys of self-discovery, and how to accept who and where you are at any age.
    Quotes:
    “You can be functioning really well and still not be functioning.” (7:35-7:39)
    You can’t create your worth through the lens of other people (39:38-39:45)
    The thing that has helped me the most is using my body as a tool to guide my mind (42:01-42:08)




    Links:
    www.stephanieerickson.ca
    https://stephanieerickson.ca/book/


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    • 52 min
    How A 24 Year Old Overcame Fear And Gained Confidence By Starting Her Own Business | DSS07

    How A 24 Year Old Overcame Fear And Gained Confidence By Starting Her Own Business | DSS07

    If you have people telling you that you can’t do something then it’s time to drown out the noise and go for it! When you go after what you want you have freedom!
    If you have a dream, fight for it.
    Always believe in yourself, You are the only one who has to.
    Being your own boss comes with challenges, but, the rewards are worth it.

    About the Guest:
    Madalena is the founder of Myaris Consulting, a person to person digital marketing agency that helps people create their dream business/personal brand and to grow their online presence and engagement rates. She is also the co-founder of Conquer Like a Girl, a community for female empowerment and the co-founder of Zoom Networking Sessions, a Networking community for sharing knowledge and ideas, and networking with guest experts and others in the community."

    About the Host:
    Looking for more confidence in 2021? Sign up for my 21-day confidence challenge, absolutely free and delivered to your inbox daily! Click here to register:
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    • 53 min
    What To Do If You Feel Lost And Don’t Recognize Yourself Anymore | DSS06

    What To Do If You Feel Lost And Don’t Recognize Yourself Anymore | DSS06

    Have you given so much of yourself that you feel lost? Here are some tips that I used and continue to use when I start to feel like I’m not recognizing myself.

    • 21 min

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If you have been searching to learn more about yourself and where you are going then Brooke is your girl. She is open, honest, authentic and will quickly become the best friend you never knew you needed. I cannot wait for the next episode to release.

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