The Monica Kade Podcast is a conscious approach to health & lifestyle empowering you to be the best version of yourself.
Each Wednesday you'll get an interview with a leading entrepreneur, creative or thought leader doing what they love & challenging the status quo.
Past guests: Lewis Howes, Danielle La Porte, Kate Northrup, Sheri Salata, Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy, Christine Hassler, JP Sears + many more!
Ep118. I Don't Need Easy, Just Give Me Possible with Bethany Hamilton, Pro Surfer
"I’ve had to sacrifice a lot of things to achieve some of the goals and dreams in my life."
- Bethany Hamilton, Ep118 The Monica Kade Podcast
On the final episode of The Monica Kade Podcast for 2019, I sat down with Pro-surfer, Bethany Hamilton. She's become a source of inspiration to millions through her story of determination, faith, and hope. At the age of 13, Bethany lost her left arm to a 14-foot tiger shark, which seemed to end her career as a rising surf star.
One month after the attack, Bethany returned to the water and within two years had won her first national title. In 2007, she realized her dream of surfing professionally and since then, her story has been told in a New York Times best selling autobiography and in the 2011 film, Soul Surfer. Bethany is involved in numerous charitable efforts, including her own foundation, Friends of Bethany, which reaches out to amputees and youth.
Using her platform as a professional athlete to promote living a fit and healthy lifestyle, she authored the book Body and Soul in 2014. Bethany’s latest project, Unstoppable, a surf documentary which showcases her as one of the best women surfers in the world, released theatrically in the USA on July 12, 2019, accompanied by a photo book and a children’s book.
Passionate about helping young women be unstoppable in life and faith, Bethany has launched a new website and online course for sharing content and facilitating connection. Her greatest joy is being a wife and mother, and she continues to touch and inspire lives globally as a professional surfer and motivational speaker.
Bethany is an incredible human being. Her determination and sheer drive to not let anything step in the way of her surfing is truly inspiring. She reminds me that if you really want something, you can have it…just go after it!
When she realised her love for surfing
How being in the water from a young age shaped her life
How she approaches big waves
Whether resilience is something she’s naturally grown up with or developed
What’s the greatest thing surfing taught you about yourself
What inspired her new documentary, The Unstoppable Film
What it was like to surf pregnant
Why she created her 12-month online program ‘Live Unstoppable’
What career she’d like to attempt if not in this one?
What piece of wisdom Bethany lives by?
Ep117. Love the Sh!t Out of It, No Matter What It Is! with Emmylou MacCarthy
"Nothing happens overnight. Nothing at all. We really need to understand that." - Emmylou MacCarthy, Ep117 of The Monica Kade Podcast
In Episode 117 of The Monica Kade Podcast I sat down with Emmylou MacCarthy. Many of you follow her on Instagram, have seen her on TV, have watched her host live events and shared the behind the scenes journey of chasing her dream to becoming a TV presenter.
In a world filled with fakes, Emmylou is the real deal. She swears. She cries. She shares inside tips about how to achieve a flawless red lip (hint: it involves a toothbrush). And she’s built a fun, fearless tribe who follow her every move.
She’s an accredited fashion stylist and make-up artist, but today she’s added TV producer and presenter to her resume.
Emmylou has built a fiercely loyal tribe on Instagram. From cooking demos to makeup artistry, building your confidence and chasing your dreams, she knows how to tell a story that resonates with her community.
In 2018, Emmylou took her Confidence is Contagious tour on the road and looks set to return for more in 2019. She has put together an explosive live show, sharing insider tips to help her tribe break out of their comfort zone and shine on the world’s stage.
I thoroughly enjoyed my conversation with Emmylou, it was raw, real and packed with laughter. So many nuggets of wisdom included. A lovely human being!
What she dreamed of becoming as a kid
How she got into dance and how its influenced her as an adult
Did she always want to become a mother
How she feels about having opened up her family to social media
The philosophy she lives by
The hardest part, behind the scenes that you don’t get to see on social media
How she has navigated the dark days and how you can too
What inspired her clothing line
How she feels about having her own show on Australian national TV - 10Peach
The reason she’s releasing a cookbook in April 2020
What Emmylou believes is her greatest asset
The pieces of wisdom she lives her life by today
Ep116. Follow the Charm & Act on Impulse with Elise Catchlove
"There will never be any lasting fulfilment in trying to escape yourself, or become someone else." - Elise Catchlove, Ep.116 The Monica Kade Podcast
Welcome to Episode 116 of The Monica Kade podcast, I’m joined by Elise Catchlove, the founder and driving force behind meditation school By Catchlove.
After spending years running a successful business, and working in the fashion industry, Elise saw first-hand the toll that stress takes on people’s lives. Fast-forward a few years; countless hours of meditation, extensive teacher-training, and a newborn baby, Elise’s dedication to the practice and desire to help people has brought her to the launch of Queensland’s first Vedic Meditation School, By Catchlove.
Elise was a delight to chat to. I loved her grounded energy, her truthful attitude towards parenting, meditation and business.
She’s one of those people you meet and feel an immediate bond with—which makes the conversation all that much more enjoyable. I hope this chat inspires you to turn inward and slow down in your life so you can be more of who you truly are.
Her career as an actress and why she left
How she started her career working in fashion
Why she walked away from her fashion business
When she discovered meditation
What inspired her idea to start By Catchlove Meditation School
What is Vedic Meditation
The impact meditation has had on her life
How it supports her as a mother
Her wisdom for individuals who don’t think they can meditate or say it’s not for them
The most rewarding thing about starting the school
How often Elise meditates
What changes she’s personally experienced in her life through meditation
What career Elise would attempt if not in this one?
What scares Elise?
What’s a piece of wisdom she lives by?
Ep115. Wisdom, Instagram & Motherhood with Actress, Matilda Brown
Welcome to episode 115 of The Monica Kade podcast. Today’s guest is Australian actress, writer and director, Matilda Brown. Matilda is best known for her TV series Let's Talk About, Lessons from the Grave which she both wrote and directed, and acted in. Both starring opposite her father Bryan Brown. And most recently feature film Palm Beach — also starring her dad, and directed by her mother, Rachel Ward alongside an impressive Australian cast.
And on the topic of family, Matilda and her partner Scott Gooding, (who has also been on the show earlier this year) have just become parents to little Zan.
Today we’re going to go behind the scenes of her upbringing, find out her journey into acting, talk creativity and what it’s like being a first time mum.
My conversation with Matilda was really inspiring. I loved her honesty coupled with her willingness to follow what fuels her fire-and what doesn't! While you won't find her hanging about on The Gram, you can simply embody the message of truth that she shares and look inward to see if you're living the life you want to be. Or if you're following society's "shoulds" and "have to's".
What was it like to grow up in well-knowing acting family
Did her parents encourage her to get into acting
What she loves about acting
What made her start writing and directing
What’s changed her mind about the acting industry
What it’s like being a new mum
How she sees the world since becoming a mother
Why she left social media
What she’s gained from not being on social media
If she wasn’t in her current career what she’d like to attempt?
What she believes is her best asset?
A piece of wisdom she lives by today?
Ep114. There is No Map for Your Success with Award-winning Singer, Rachel Kerr
“Any successful walk is linked to a love walk. There’s got to be a love, a pure and unadulterated love and passion for that thing.”
— Rachel Kerr, Ep114. The Monica Kade Podcast
Welcome to episode 114 of The Monica Kade podcast. Today my guest is Rachel Kerr, a British singer/songwriter, celebrity vocal coach and entrepreneur from Walsall, England with Caribbean heritage. She’s also the CEO and founder of Singercise, a member of the Grammy Award Association and a BET Music Matters endorsed artist.
Rachel is multi-award winning artists and has toured the US, Africa and Europe opening for the likes of Lauryn Hill and Brandy, and she’s also received personal invitations to sing for the Former US President, and UK Prime Minister.
Her last single, 'Alive' received a Grammy Award consideration in 2018 and just last month, Rachel released her new single, ‘Lover, Lover.’
I thoroughly enjoyed my conversation with Rachel. She’s such a down-to-earth, warm and humble woman. You can tell that she loves what she does, that’s she knows herself and the path she’s walking.
I love how candidly she talked about the behind the scenes of her journey. Real. Pure and completely empowering.
When she discovered her love for singing?
A glimpse into family life and how they supported her singing?
When she realised she wanted to pursue a career in music?
What the journey has been like behind the scenes?
What inspired the creation of Singercise, her singer coaching business?
How Rachel navigates the off days?
What inspired her latest single, ‘Lover, Lover’?
The most rewarding part of all that she does?
What wisdom she has for chasing your dream?
What would you say to the ones who haven’t figured out what they want to do yet?
The impact she strives to have through her work?
What career she’d like to attempt if not a singer
What she believes is her greatest asset
A piece of wisdom she’s lives by
Ep113. Want a Fulfilled Life? Answer Your Creative Calling, with Chase Jarvis
On Episode of 114 of The Monica Kade podcast, I’m sitting down with a truly incredible human being: Chase Jarvis.
Aside from being a well-renowned photographer, Founder and CEO of CreativeLive—an online education platform that broadcasts live classes to an international audience on art, photography, design, marketing business and more—he also hosts The Chase Jarvis Live Show and has authored a handful of books. His most recent being Creative Calling. Oh, and he’s also survived a near death experience with an avalanche.
As soon as I heard Chase speak on creativity I knew I had to get him on the show. The way he spoke about creativity, and creative expression resonated very much with how I see it. I feel like his take on creativity challenges the status quo and goes against what many people will tell you about your Creative Calling.
His philosophy around being creative is: giving of ourselves freely, adding value and expecting nothing in return. Super powerful.
What I love most about Chase is his genuine love to connect with people; his friendly and warm nature make you feel like you've known each other for years. Talking with Chase is like having a conversation with a dear friend over coffee.
Take a listen to our chat—you’ll walk away empowered, and inspired to re-discover, or start following your creative call. I have no doubt around that.
How he go into photography and exited a career in medicine
What it means to be Creative
Where society had led us astray on creativity
The never-linear path of pursuing our creative calling
Why you must become okay with letting those around you down to truly follow your Creative Calling
Intuition and your Creative Calling
How to harness your creativity and work it like a muscle
Why there’s no map for where you—or ANYONE— is going
The crucial step most people miss when executing on their dreams
The I.D.E.A acronym: what it means and how to use it
The role mindset play in your creative expression
The one piece of wisdom Chase lives by
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