62 episodes

Welcome to The Empowered Feminine Podcast. I’m your host Ciara Foy, Author, Nutritionist and Women’s Health Expert. This podcast is designed to help you uncover the why behind your hormonal chaos, discover strategies to help you better manage stress and ultimately become unstoppable in the pursuit of living your life from a totally empowered state. We’ll be exploring all of the things…holistic health, abundance, wealth, success, vulnerability, personal growth, creating rock-solid boundaries, and tapping into your divine feminine flow. I’m committed to being straight, raw and vulnerable with you while we explore what it means to be an empowered woman in today’s world. Some episodes will be just me, many will be rich, deep conversations with experts in their field and others will be inspirational stories of transformation. Each week I’ll be bringing you a dose of inspiration to help you level up in all areas of your life, not by always DOING more, but by being unapologetically you and stepping into your feminine power. As a woman you can’t only DO, FORCE, AND PUSH your way through life; that approach always leads to burn out. Learning to tap into your feminine energy is where your true power lies. And this is something we’re going to explore together, one episode at a time. I’m on a mission to help high achievers like you do less, feel more and become unstoppable. Let’s dive in…

The Empowered Feminine With Ciara Foy Ciara Foy

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 26 Ratings

Welcome to The Empowered Feminine Podcast. I’m your host Ciara Foy, Author, Nutritionist and Women’s Health Expert. This podcast is designed to help you uncover the why behind your hormonal chaos, discover strategies to help you better manage stress and ultimately become unstoppable in the pursuit of living your life from a totally empowered state. We’ll be exploring all of the things…holistic health, abundance, wealth, success, vulnerability, personal growth, creating rock-solid boundaries, and tapping into your divine feminine flow. I’m committed to being straight, raw and vulnerable with you while we explore what it means to be an empowered woman in today’s world. Some episodes will be just me, many will be rich, deep conversations with experts in their field and others will be inspirational stories of transformation. Each week I’ll be bringing you a dose of inspiration to help you level up in all areas of your life, not by always DOING more, but by being unapologetically you and stepping into your feminine power. As a woman you can’t only DO, FORCE, AND PUSH your way through life; that approach always leads to burn out. Learning to tap into your feminine energy is where your true power lies. And this is something we’re going to explore together, one episode at a time. I’m on a mission to help high achievers like you do less, feel more and become unstoppable. Let’s dive in…

    Stop Self-Sabotage: Look for Those Small Wins

    Stop Self-Sabotage: Look for Those Small Wins

    Spring is a great time to let go of what is no longer serving you and welcome in the habits that will bring you closer to the most healthy and aligned version of yourself.
    Ciara talks about how to make a commitment to yourself that you’ll actually want to keep and why setting big goals for a date in the future often creates self-sabotage for many of the high-achieving women she coaches.
    If you are ready to dig in and do the hard work, you’ll create a snowball of success that builds momentum and will make you unstoppable.


    In this episode, you will learn more about:
    Make a commitment to yourself that you’re going to get curious and do your best, no matter what’s going on throughout the day.Instead of focusing on a giant goal, focus on the small wins.What can you expect in Ciara’s masterclass?What is the #1 thing Ciara sees her clients struggle with whether it’s in group programs or private coaching?How can you set yourself up for success during busy days or when the universe is throwing things the way that would previously have derailed you?Can we really re-wire our brains?Ciara talks about her decision to get stronger every year, instead of putting herself on a harsh deadline and focusing just on outward appearance.What can we learn from some of Ciara’s client success stories?

    Say Hi To Ciara At:
    ciarafoy.com
    @ciarafoyinc


    Mentioned:
    The Alpha Femme

    • 26 min
    Know Your Brand Story Blueprint and Launch Your Luxe Business with Chantelle Adams

    Know Your Brand Story Blueprint and Launch Your Luxe Business with Chantelle Adams

    Ciara opens up the show with some exciting news about a monthly masterclass dedicated to both health and wellness, and building your business. She then welcomes friend and master storyteller, coach, and entrepreneur Chantelle Adams. Chantelle talks about her journey into helping others by way of having an innate sense of hearing one’s story and knowing how to craft it in a message that ultimately helps others. Chantelle and Ciara talk about creating abundance from a state of joy and gratitude for the present moment, what it means to launch your business in a luxe way, and offer a few great tips on developing a consistent and powerful brand story. 


    In this episode, you will learn more about:
    Chantelle started her entrepreneurial journey with speaking and storytelling and that is one of the most foundational pieces in her work today. How our stories help us see the gifts in our own life, and also understand how our life experience connects with others. What does it mean to launch and run your business in a luxe way? Sounds fancy! What are some small (and affordable) habits you can bring into your routine to make your life feel luxe and deeply rich, which in turn gives you even more energy to manifest your dreams and desires. Chantelle and Ciara talk about the connection and support they get from being in community with one another and a plethora of other amazing woman entrepreneurs.As a single mom, how does Chantelle stay focused and balance her work/family life?  How do your beliefs play a role in your success in sales, the clients you attract, and how far your business can expand? 

    Say Hi To Ciara At:
    www.ciarafoy.com
    @ciarafoyinc


    Mentioned:
    Chantelle Adams | Facebook | YouTube 
    10K Product Creation 
    Katrina Ruth 

    • 53 min
    Clear The Fog: Tips for Beating Brain Fog and Regaining Your Health

    Clear The Fog: Tips for Beating Brain Fog and Regaining Your Health

    Let’s be real. As a woman, you literally have a million decisions to make every day, events to keep track of, and quality information you have to remember and process in a very short amount of time. This week, Ciara talks about the difference between brain fog, which can be caused by stress, hormonal changes, allergies and nutrient deficiencies and disease, closely associated with insulin resistence and diabetes, along with the steps you can take if you want to start reclaiming your brain health. She connects the dots between supporting your brain health and dissipating brain fog with the key principles she teaches her client to manage hormones through nutrition and lifestyle habits.  Working with Ciara to lose weight, support your mental health, and better embrace a happy and healthy mood will also contribute to better brain health, because they are all connected! If you are looking for some great tips and training your brain and clearing the fog, have a listen! 


    In this episode, you will learn more about:
    How can stress affect brain fog and your brain health? What does it mean to have a healthy brain? What are the main causes of brain fog that don’t have to do directly with disease? How can allergens and food allergies affect how you think and feel?When you are overwhelmed and busy, that’s time to double down on your healthy habits, not neglect them. Why do women have a greater risk of brain disease than men? How does building muscle help our brain function and decrease the effects of aging? How does insulin sensitivity and hormonal imbalance play a role in our brain health?  Even if you have Alzheimer's or dementia in your family health history, it doesn't mean that you too are going to be a victim of that. Ciara talks about how sleep, exercise, and diet greatly matter when it comes to having a healthy brain. 

    Say Hi To Ciara At:
    www.ciarafoy.com
    @ciarafoyinc


    Mentioned:
    Study on decrease in gray brain matter during https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-90084-y.pdf 

    • 42 min
    Do This One Thing - And Watch Your Sales Skyrocket

    Do This One Thing - And Watch Your Sales Skyrocket

    This week, Ciara takes us back to 2008 when she purchased two franchises and had no Plan B. She talks about the feeling of investing fully in herself, and the challenges and opportunities it brought to sink or swim. Ciara shares how her sales were dead in the water, until she turned it all around with a simple mindset shift. After she adopted this new technique, she found lifelong clients and customers she WANTED to work with and found true joy and inspiration. She talks about how our ego mind can hold us back, and what you can learn from her experience to become a trusted and busy wellness practitioner with a booming business and dream clients. 


    In this episode, you will learn more about:


     What was the realization that Ciara had about her mindset, and what shifts did she make to call in a different energy? The more Ciara made her work about true connection and impact, the easier the whole process became. The key is connection, knowing yourself, and being in service. When you focus on a true connection, you begin to take on clients that are a good fit and who are in alignment with your soul and purpose. How does Ciara build a deep connection with her clients? How has Ciara’s sales process changed over the years, especially since when she first bought her first two franchises? Are you the type of woman that you are wanting to attract as a client? First you have to walk the walk. Everybody is going to be energetically attracted to what is a good match for them, and there is more than enough to go around. In Ciara’s world, wellness practitioners can help each other. 
    Say Hi To Ciara At:
    www.ciarafoy.com
    @ciarafoyinc

    • 24 min
    Setting Yourself Up to Win! Beat Cravings, Balance Your Plate and Build Confidence

    Setting Yourself Up to Win! Beat Cravings, Balance Your Plate and Build Confidence

    Wellness is a life-long commitment, and it’s more about our actions, habits, and lifestyle than just about a diet or eating vegetables. If maintaining a healthy weight and building great habits was a New Year’s Resolution or on your goal list for 2022 and you feel as though you are hitting a plateau or need a push, Ciara has your back. This week, she talks about how to set yourself up in a way where you are satisfied, energetic, and not left with constant hunger or intense cravings. She talks about why you may feel out of control and the little tweaks that will make all the difference including nutrient density, making sure you are getting enough volume, and a healthy balance of protein, fats, and carbs. When you take out all of the stuff that undermines your best efforts and apply your principles, your main focus will be planning and making sure you have what you need to be successful. You can do this and you can feel amazing!


    In this episode, you will learn more about:


    How to set yourself up for sustainable and consistent success.What are the top reasons you still have cravings and are hungry, even if you feel like you are eating all the right foods?How can a community of women and having a coach help support you and make it way easier for you to reach your goals?Should you be snacking in between meals?The best strategy for intermittent fasting.Could you be undereating? How to make sure you are getting the right volume in all your meals!Ciara gives a few examples of what a balanced plate looks like and a few tools you can use to track your macros.Your body has no clue what a calorie is! So what does matter in terms of nutrient density and giving us clean energy and proper nutrition?What foods have the most nutrient density?What are the very first steps of working with Ciara?

    Say Hi To Ciara At:
    www.ciarafoy.com
    @ciarafoyinc


    Mentioned:
    MyMacros App

    • 35 min
    Who Are You, really?

    Who Are You, really?

    You may be able to carry the persona of someone you want others to think you are. Or introduce yourself as someone and quickly be able to come up with a one liner about who you are when asked, but are you really that person? 
    This week, Ciara goes deep to have a real talk about how to know if you are being honest with yourself, and walking the walk instead of just the talk. She starts by sharing how in her book, Empowered by Food, we become unstoppable actually in the journey of becoming the woman who gets to her goal, and food is just one piece of that. 
    Ciara talks about how building trust in yourself builds confidence, how to stay on top of your wellness non negotiables, and how who you are is way more than just a label, or someone else’s opinion of you. 
    If you are a woman who desires to develop more connected relationships with the people closest to you, this concept is the foundation.
    If you’re a coach who is having difficulty building your business because you’re continually having to work hard to attract new clients. Then I know you need to go deep within yourself and start connecting and inspiring your clients. This will build momentum in your business because your current clients will want to work with you longer and refer you to their friends. 


    In this episode, you will learn more about:
    How confidence is built from the inside out. How do confidence and integrity intertwine? Ways to build confidence and show up in a way that gets you to your goals and matches your highest self. Are you embodying the things you are telling others to do? Integrity starts with following through with the promises you make. Living in integrity and staying disciplined about what really matters to you may also bring up some tough conversations and require you to sacrifice some things you are (or aren’t) doing now! Why do you feel so unsuccessful when you have so much on your plate? When your talk matches the walk, you build trust and confidence in yourself. How does Ciara stay true to her three foundational pillars of health: sleep, nutrition, and exercise. When things get challenging and busy, are you digging in even more to your health and taking care of yourself?  
    Say Hi To Ciara At:
    www.ciarafoy.com
    @ciarafoyinc


    Mentioned:
     Empowered By Food 

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Meaghan Alton ,

Ciara is brilliant!

Her intuitive style for asking questions really creates space for her guests to open up and share deeply rich and meaningful wisdom. I love her podcast!!

MichelleRZo ,

Transformation at its best!

Ciara is inspiring as she lives the values which I aspire to - authenticity, integrity, vitality, health and wellness - all while being a single mother (as am I). Ciara speaks from a place of knowledge, compassion and empathy and conveys her messages in this tone - never lecturing or admonishing. She is a wealth of information and a woman who is truly on a mission to empower the lives of girls and women to be truly unstoppable in everything that we do. Thanks for sharing both your own story as well as all of the valuable information that you, totally free!

Tarrah Wynn ,

It’s okay for women to be a little bit selfish

Thank you Ciara for birthing this podcast. I really resonated with a lot Sharon Kim’s experiences as a female leader in business. I too have been the only female at the table and agree that there is still a lot of work that needs to be done. Sharon shared some wisdom around her success in both business and her health and that was that she’s been a little bit selfish. I 100% agree and think we need to talk about this more. Women simply show up better for everyone when they have taken care of themselves. Thank you both for a great interview.