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Hosted by Lisa Bilyeu, co-founder of the billion dollar company Quest Nutrition and President of Impact Theory, this show features women who have overcome incredible hardship to achieve massive success. Our mission is to empower you and all women to recognize that you really can become the hero of your own life. Welcome to Women of Impact.

Women of Impact Lisa Bilyeu

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Hosted by Lisa Bilyeu, co-founder of the billion dollar company Quest Nutrition and President of Impact Theory, this show features women who have overcome incredible hardship to achieve massive success. Our mission is to empower you and all women to recognize that you really can become the hero of your own life. Welcome to Women of Impact.

    Natalie Ellis on Why You've Got to Narrow Your Focus | Women of Impact

    Natalie Ellis on Why You've Got to Narrow Your Focus | Women of Impact

    Natalie Ellis is not just the CEO of Boss Babe, she is the embodiment of being a boss babe in real life. But everyone, no matter how successful, can experience chronic health challenges and personal hardship. On this episode of Women of Impact with Lisa Bilyeu, Natalie Ellis talks about applying the same consistency and intention she uses in business to solving critical health issues and making a marriage work. She also discusses separating her personal life from her business life, talks about becoming more compassionate towards herself, and describes her hopes for a future family.
    This episode is brought to you by:
    ITU. Check out Impact Theory University at: http://bit.ly/ImpactTheoryUniversity2
    SHOW NOTES:
     
    Natalie explains exactly how she decides what to focus on [2:46]
    Natalie describes her process for setting realistic goals and building on them [5:00]
    Set milestones for success, and have harsh conversations with yourself if you miss them [6:54]
    How to be honest with yourself without denting your confidence [8:56]
    Natalie answers the question, “What is your why?” [10:28]
    What happens when your personal “why” comes into conflict with your business “why”? [11:04]
    Natalie and Lisa discuss dealing with guilt around having to say no to people [12:36]
    Natalie talks about wanting to start a family in the future [15:11]
    It was a real wake-up call for Natalie that she couldn’t completely control her health [16:28]
    Natalie describes the changes she made in order to become more compassionate [19:27]
    Natalie gives advice on how to manage stress while building a business [20:43]
    You have to be really intentional about what you’re doing [25:22]
    Natalie discusses the health challenges she faced when coming off of birth control [27:04]
    Natalie doesn’t credit any specific thing for her health improvement [29:29]
    Lisa talks about her own health struggles as a result of ending birth control use [30:40]
    Natalie explains how she separates her personal life from work [32:40]
    Natalie never works week-ends [37:36]
    Natalie shares her superpower [39:40]
     
    FOLLOW NATALIE:
     
    WEBSITE: https://bossbabe.com
    INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2Rct9tJ 
    FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/2G9FYyq 
    TWITTER: https://bit.ly/38uIUBQ 

    • 42 min
    Celebrate Small Wins | Dear Diary

    Celebrate Small Wins | Dear Diary

    Host Lisa Bilyeu (@LisaBilyeu) reads a recent instagram about why she's proud and horrified that Women of Impact just hit 100k on YouTube.
     
    Follow Lisa on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2PjcS28
     
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    • 2 min
    If You Struggle with Weight or Dieting, You Need to Listen to This | Women of Impact Health Panel

    If You Struggle with Weight or Dieting, You Need to Listen to This | Women of Impact Health Panel

    Words like self-love, wellness, and health are thrown around so often, but rarely do people delve into how complex those big ideas are. On this episode of Women of Impact with Lisa Bilyeu, a panel of nutrition and fitness experts discusses both their own personal experiences and the ways they have coached other people to better health and self-acceptance. Beth Manos-Brickey, Jen Cohen and Heidi Powell share their stories of dealing with eating disorders, chronic illness and body shame. Along the way they discuss the necessity of taking small steps, sticking to your plan, the difference between trust and control, and learning how to change your own self-talk about food and your body.
    This episode is brought to you by:
    Check out Impact Theory University at: http://bit.ly/ImpactTheoryUniversity2
    SHOW NOTES:
     
    “Not everyone can be skinny, but everyone can be strong.” [3:47]
    Heidi recommends always asking why you are chasing a fitness goal [6:18]
    The goal of loving yourself is too broad, and people need to get specific [9:12]
    Beth talks about self-acceptance instead of self-love [9:46]
    Lisa and Heidi discuss the need for supporters and super-friends [11:22]
    Heidi explains when she decides to cut people out of her life [14:48]
    Heidi details exactly how she learned to ignore other people’s opinions [15:28]
    It’s not true that if you have an eating disorder you will always have it [19:43]
    Beth and Lisa discuss trust versus control, and Beth advocates taking baby steps [21:26]
    Jen strongly advocates not switching your plans constantly [26:23]
    Beth recommends refusing to identify with the labels applied to your diet [27:01]
    Deprivation is not the name of the game [30:21]
    Lisa talks about how her identity around food has changed [33:02]
    The stories we tell ourselves have nothing to do with what other people see [35:23]
    Beth discusses the dangers of trying to manage emotions with food [36:54]
    Jen advocates really knowing your personality type [39:24]
    Give yourself permission to avoid shame [40:33]
    Everyone shares their superpower [42:36]
     
    FOLLOW BETH: https://bit.ly/2Tuj6BX 
    FOLLOW JEN: https://bit.ly/35SSuNx 
    FOLLOW HEIDI: https://bit.ly/35Vwstg 

    • 46 min
    Take the Chance | Dear Diary

    Take the Chance | Dear Diary

    Host Lisa Bilyeu (@LisaBilyeu) reads a recent instagram about taking a chance and changing everything about her life when she married Tom.
     
    Follow Lisa on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2PjcS28
     
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    • 1 min
    Radhi Shetty on If You Struggle to See the Beauty in Your Own Life, Listen To This | Women of Impact

    Radhi Shetty on If You Struggle to See the Beauty in Your Own Life, Listen To This | Women of Impact

    Superstar vegan recipe creator and conscious cooking advocate Radhi Devlukia-Shetty has developed quite a following by promoting plant-based food and fashion products. She is also justly known for being honest, compassionate and vulnerable in an online environment where those qualities are rare. On this episode of Women of Impact with Lisa Bilyeu, Radhi Shetty talks about setting boundaries, learning to not try to “fix” people, learning to be happy when your peers succeed, and how she overcame body image struggles and embraced healthy, conscious living.
    This episode is brought to you by:
    ITU. Check out Impact Theory University at: http://bit.ly/ImpactTheoryUniversity2
    SHOW NOTES:
     
    Radhi talks about learning to be happy for other people when they succeed [2:26]
    Radhi explains that her jealousy had been about not putting in the work [4:44]
    Radhi describes wanting to create exceptionally good content [6:51]
    Radhi and Lisa discuss the fact that there will always be haters [9:10]
    Radhi talks about how she uses meditation [12:35]
    Radhi shares her story of learning to not try to “fix” people [15:51]
    Radhi explains why she always gives advice, even when people don’t take it [18:11]
    Radhi describes her process for setting boundaries [20:28]
    Radhi says that her online persona is very separate from her husband’s [22:26]
    Radhi gives advice for people who suffer from social anxiety [24:45]
    Radhi describes going from struggling with body image to focusing on strength on health [26:30]
    Radhi talks about food and relationships [30:46]
    Radhi and Lisa discuss the difference between habitual cravings and the body’s needs [33:46]
    Radhi shares her reactions to her husband’s busy schedule [36:28]
    Radhi and Lisa discuss how they make their relationships work [38:52]
    Radhi explains how she deals with guilt [43:24]
    Radhi talks about what she’s most excited about next [47:00]
    Radhi shares her superpower [47:41]
     
    FOLLOW RADHI:
    INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2QuTDXa 

    • 50 min
    Melissa Urban on Want to Feel Better About Yourself? Try this Right Now | Women of Impact

    Melissa Urban on Want to Feel Better About Yourself? Try this Right Now | Women of Impact

     
    Whole30 founder and NYT best-selling author Melissa Urban specializes in helping people change their relationship with food, which often means helping people change their relationships with their loved ones and with their own past. And she herself went through a pretty difficult transformation, from being addicted to heroin to becoming a nutrition and fitness expert. On this episode of Women of Impact with Lisa Bilyeu, Melissa Urban discusses every aspect of healthy eating, from the nuts and bolts of dieting to dealing with emotional urges and setting boundaries in social settings. She also talks about empathy and confidence, self-reflection and grace, and explains why sometimes it’s a good idea to ditch the scale and the mirror.
    This episode is brought to you by: 
    ITU. Check out Impact Theory University at: http://bit.ly/ImpactTheoryUniversity2
    SHOW NOTES:
     
    Melissa talks about recovering from drug addiction [3:32]
    Melissa credits God, therapy, and doing things one at a time for her recovery [5:09]
    Melissa explains why it’s so dangerous to focus on physical appearance [7:54]
    Lisa and Melissa discuss dealing with compliments and criticism [10:09]
    Melissa explains how she gained a sense of self-worth [11:40]
    Melissa describes the process of becoming empathetic to herself and others [13:01]
    Melissa talks about ditching the idea that thinness equates to health [14:40]
    You can’t win an emotional argument with logic, and excuses are emotional [17:10]
    Melissa discusses why sometimes people don’t want to take back their power [18:44]
    Melissa talks about how to tell that you are yo-yo dieting [21:07]
    Melissa explains how to tell when you are using food to deal with stress or trauma [22:40]
    Melissa describes the process of separating from her husband [25:02]
    Melissa discusses how to “bomb-proof” your confidence [29:01]
    Melissa advocates honest self-reflection and giving yourself grace [30:59]
    Melissa and Lisa talk about belief, religion and God [32:49]
    Melissa talks about how to deal with food and social situations [36:19]
    Melissa discusses setting boundaries with people who won’t listen to you [39:49]
    Melissa talks about food freedom and making clear, shame-free decisions [43:03]
    Melissa shares her superpower [45:48]
     
    FOLLOW MELISSA:
     
    WEBSITE: https://whole30.com 
    INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2EDRoKh 
    TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2tDLc2N 

    • 46 min

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