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Brilliant Balance is a podcast for working women who are ready to shine. Each week we will discuss ideas, inspiration, and insight on balance, business, and getting it all done gracefully. Are you ready? Let's be brilliant.

Brilliant Balance Cherylanne Skolnicki

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 321 Ratings

Brilliant Balance is a podcast for working women who are ready to shine. Each week we will discuss ideas, inspiration, and insight on balance, business, and getting it all done gracefully. Are you ready? Let's be brilliant.

    The 4 types of dates every couple needs with Cory Carlson

    The 4 types of dates every couple needs with Cory Carlson

    If you’re raising kids, life is always super busy. Between household chores, work, and parenting, finding time for your significant other can be incredibly challenging.
    But if you don’t make time to connect, it’s all too easy to become roommates who just co-exist. You miss out on important moments and your connection can slowly slip away.
    So how do you maintain a strong bond with your partner when life is pulling you in so many different directions?
    Today’s guest, author Cory Carlson understands first hand the pressures working parents face. In this episode, he shares four types of dates that every couple should keep on their radar.
    Tune in to learn how these ideas can connect with your spouse without spending a fortune or requiring a ton of advance planning even when life is crazy busy.
    Show Highlights Include:
    How scheduling ”logistics dates” lets you turn boring planning into a fun shared activity  (14:00) How to plan romantic dates ahead of time so they create anticipation (before your Friday turns into yet another movie night) (21:16) How to find little spontaneous activities with your spouse to re-calibrate your energies and connect deeper (28:06) The “conquer and divide” blueprint that could make or break any relationship (29:52) **FREE RESOURCES, & SOCIAL LINKS***
    Interested in coaching with Brilliant Balance? Schedule an exploratory call here: www.brilliant-balance.com/schedule
    Subscribe to The Brilliant Balance Weekly and we’ll deliver it to your digital doorstep each Tuesday: www.brilliant-balance.com/weekly
    Need a few moments of peace? Listen to our free 5 Minute Meditation: www.brilliant-balance.com/breathe/
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    • 41 min
    Pre and post vacation tips so you can take REAL time off

    Pre and post vacation tips so you can take REAL time off

    You plan your vacation to relax and take a break from work. But too often being out of the office means you’re cramming in extra hours right up till the moment you leave. By the time you get to the airport, you’re tired, frazzled, and cranky.
    If that’s ever happened to you, you’re not alone. Without careful planning, you can easily find yourself glued to your laptop even in the middle of a vacation. 
    That’s no way to spend your holiday. 
    In this episode, you’ll discover some pre and post vacation tips so you can take a REAL time off, unplug and make memories you’ll remember for years to come.
    Listen in…
    Show Highlights Include: 
    How to create a gentle schedule that lets you wrap up and get mentally ready for the vacation (instead of loading yourself with extra work) (5:04) The “Parking Lot Method” to give yourself more mental space before the vacation (6:51) Two essential lists to help you take care of the practical things and save time on planning (7:53) Why finding a go-to person while you’re on vacation is a true game-changer (9:25) The weird way being late with planning out your holiday saves you time and gets you in a vacation mood instantly (12:14) Two “holiday-saving” things to take care of at work that lets you truly unwind while you’re on vacation (13:12) How to create a “check-in schedule” that lets you stay on top of work-related issues without feeling like you’re working (14:57) How to re-enter your normal life without the post-holiday overwhelm (17:17) **FREE RESOURCES, & SOCIAL LINKS***
    Interested in coaching with Brilliant Balance? Schedule an exploratory call here: www.brilliant-balance.com/schedule
    Subscribe to The Brilliant Balance Weekly and we’ll deliver it to your digital doorstep each Tuesday: www.brilliant-balance.com/weekly
    Need a few moments of peace? Listen to our free 5 Minute Meditation: www.brilliant-balance.com/breathe/
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    • 20 min
    Sharing the mental load of motherhood

    Sharing the mental load of motherhood

    Laundry, unwashed dishes, meal plan for the week, work, medical appointments, and so much more. Being a mom comes with a seemingly endless to-do list.
    And you’re not only staring down a busy schedule – you're also carrying around a mental list of decisions, reminders, and things you need to do. With so much to take care of, you can find yourself in constant overwhelm. 
    If that sounds familiar, this episode is for you. 
    Today, you’ll learn a powerful framework to tackle the mental load of motherhood. Listen in to get out from under that mental overwhelm and ease the cognitive burden that comes with raising a family.
    Show highlights include:
    How to apply the “Anticipate, Identity, Decide and Monitor Approach” to save yourself from overthinking (3:18) How making a 5-second decision becomes an emotional burden ( and how to break free) (5:02) A powerful framework that helps you pinpoint where you can offload some things in overwhelming situations (9:05) The “sharing is caring” blueprint to easing cognitive overload and learning to let go (15:51) **FREE RESOURCES, & SOCIAL LINKS***
    Interested in coaching with Brilliant Balance? Schedule an exploratory call here: www.brilliant-balance.com/schedule
    Subscribe to The Brilliant Balance Weekly and we’ll deliver it to your digital doorstep each Tuesday: www.brilliant-balance.com/weekly
    Need a few moments of peace? Listen to our free 5 Minute Meditation: www.brilliant-balance.com/breathe/
    Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/brilliant_balance
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    • 20 min
    Women in the Workplace: Myth vs. Reality with Deanna Bass, former VP of Diversity & Inclusion Procter & Gamble

    Women in the Workplace: Myth vs. Reality with Deanna Bass, former VP of Diversity & Inclusion Procter & Gamble

    Most corporate workplaces buy into certain myths that can unintentionally keep women and minorities from reaching their potential (even in diverse and progressive companies). 
    My guest today, Deanna Bass, has codified these myths that keep true equality just out of reach. One of my earliest mentors during my corporate career, Deanna will rekindle your innate confidence that there is plenty of room for you to achieve your professional dreams, and moreover, that you can bring others along with you. To do so you’ll need to challenge some long standing myths, and reveal the reality they’re masking.
    Listen now and discover how to be part of forging stronger companies and a more diverse world. 
    Show Highlights Include:
    The weird “Serendipity Secret” for attracting life-changing opportunities (8:51)  Why men must play their part in advancing women and achieving gender equality (20:54)  Why most women and minorities advocating for diversity in the workplace do it as an unpaid side job (22:45)  3 narrative myths about women in the workplace which makes attaining equality more difficult (25:51)  How men’s overestimation of their potential damages a pipeline of diverse talent (and how to fix it) (30:04)  Why treating a job post as a wishlist help you land jobs you’re “unqualified” for (32:17)  The reason why women naturally fit into modern leadership roles more than men do (33:46)  Why “imposter syndrome” is actually humility in disguise (and gives diverse leaders a massive advantage) (34:10)  How choosing an equal partner at home helps women advance in their careers (43:28)  The counterintuitive way giving men paid maternity leave creates more equality at home and in the workplace (48:05)  **FREE RESOURCES, & SOCIAL LINKS***
    Interested in coaching with Brilliant Balance? Schedule an exploratory call here: www.brilliant-balance.com/schedule
    Subscribe to The Brilliant Balance Weekly and we’ll deliver it to your digital doorstep each Tuesday: www.brilliant-balance.com/weekly
    Need a few moments of peace? Listen to our free 5 Minute Meditation: www.brilliant-balance.com/breathe/
    Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/brilliant_balance
    Join our private Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/281949848958057
    Join 30 Days to Vibrant Energy: www.brilliant-balance.com/energy

    • 57 min
    An overachiever's guide to avoiding burnout

    An overachiever's guide to avoiding burnout

    Do you ever wake up feeling like your dimmer switch is on? As if some external force needs to rise up to push you through the workday? 
    Pay attention because you could be noticing the signs of early-stage burnout. 
    Without quick intervention, burnout only gets worse. 
    And late-stage burnout is not to be messed with. It’s where women quit their jobs, uproot their lives, and trudge through the day with no zest for life. 
    So if you’re reading this, there’s still time. 
    In this episode, you’ll discover why we get burned out. Plus, you’ll find out how to break the “5 addictions” overachievers have, so you can avoid burnout and experience a balanced and successful life. 
    Listen now!
    Show Highlights Include:
    Become immune to burnout by breaking the “5 addictions” (7:56)  Why quitting your task halfway through lets you complete more tasks (8:11)  The “sign of weakness” that turns you into a strong, clear-headed powerhouse (10:18)  The counterintuitive reason why tight deadlines reduce anxiety (12:37)  How to protect your energy by working like a 19th century coal miner (14:38)  **FREE RESOURCES, & SOCIAL LINKS***
    Interested in coaching with Brilliant Balance? Schedule an exploratory call here: www.brilliant-balance.com/schedule
    Subscribe to The Brilliant Balance Weekly and we’ll deliver it to your digital doorstep each Tuesday: www.brilliant-balance.com/weekly
    Need a few moments of peace? Listen to our free 5 Minute Meditation: www.brilliant-balance.com/breathe/
    Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/brilliant_balance
    Join our private Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/281949848958057
    Join 30 Days to Vibrant Energy: www.brilliant-balance.com/energy
    Get 35% off at Isotoner (clearance excluded) for the next week with code BRILLIANT35: https://www.isotoner.com/

    • 21 min
    Turn a bad morning into a great day with "Control - Alt - Delete"

    Turn a bad morning into a great day with "Control - Alt - Delete"

    Let’s face it - we all have bad mornings. Whether it’s losing your temper with your little one, getting stuck in traffic, or spilling coffee on your favorite white shirt…little things can add up and make you want to climb back into bed.
    But if the way your morning unfolds dictates how the rest of your day goes…you’re missing an important opportunity. 
    In this episode, you’ll discover how to turn a morning that went sideways into a truly great day with an approach I’m calling “Control-Alt-Delete”.
    Listen in…
    Show Highlights Include:
    How to apply the “Control-Alt-Delete” approach to save your day after a terrible morning (05:02) How finding a new villain in the story of your bad morning saves you from a day of struggles (10:21) How to change the episode of a bad mornings into something more lighthearted by finding an alternative narrative (11:01) The “Delete Method” to get on about the rest of your day with a more positive frame (11:50) **FREE RESOURCES, & SOCIAL LINKS***
    Interested in coaching with Brilliant Balance? Schedule an exploratory call here: www.brilliant-balance.com/schedule
    Subscribe to The Brilliant Balance Weekly and we’ll deliver it to your digital doorstep each Tuesday: www.brilliant-balance.com/weekly
    Need a few moments of peace? Listen to our free 5 Minute Meditation: www.brilliant-balance.com/breathe/
    Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/brilliant_balance
    Join our private Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/281949848958057
    Join 30 Days to Vibrant Energy: www.brilliant-balance.com/energy
    Get 35% off at Isotoner (clearance excluded) for the next two weeks with code BRILLIANT35: https://www.isotoner.com/

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
321 Ratings

321 Ratings

MolsonKitty ,

Amazingly Relevant and Practical

I became a listener after hearing her speak at my company this week and was immediately hooked by her first few episodes. I listen to a ton of personal development podcasts, but this one stands out. It was as if she knew me personally and was teaching me exactly what I need for what I struggle with on my life journey. I feel I can actually put what she shares into action because she makes it simpler and more practical than other things I’ve found (and I’ve been a searcher in this area for a long time!). Thank you!

dreaming today ,

Inspiring 🌟

This episode was so good. I immediately sat down and wrote a dream list. Easy to follow instructions for getting your dreams flowing. Thanks, Cherylanne, for helping me to dream again.

ASobering ,

Such a wealth of knowledge! 🧠

This is one of the most insightful podcasts that I have ever come across! Cherylanne does such a great job of sharing her wisdom and I love how she leads meaningful conversations with guests who bring so much experience to the table. Highly recommend checking this show out - you won’t be disappointed!

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