339 episodes

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 • 342 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.

    Are You Stuck in a "Goldilocks" Job?

    Are You Stuck in a "Goldilocks" Job?

    Are you wedged in a job that's just "okay"? In this episode, Cherylanne tackles the "Goldilocks" career conundrum head-on. Discover how to break free from the comfort zone that's holding you back and step boldly into a role that's not only fulfilling but lights up your life. 
    Get ready to banish the doubts of "I can't leave" and embrace the exhilarating possibility of "What if I do?" 
    Join us, as Cherylanne guides you through reimagining your work life, inspiring you to chase after the dream job that's been waiting just for you. 
    Tune in now and start shaping the future you deserve.
    Show Highlights:
    What a Goldilocks job looks like. [00:48] Are you stuck in a job you don’t love? [04:00] The reason why people stay in a job they are not satisfied with. [08:43] How do you know if you're in a Goldilocks job? [12:08] How you can understand your reason for staying in a Goldilocks job. [15:37] Are you aware of the agency mindset? [17:44] What is the most important thing to you in your work? [20:29] This is how you can explore new options beyond your current job. [23:51] Ready to grab hold of your dreams and go after them with clarity? [27:47] 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/cskolnicki
    Join our private Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/281949848958057 

    • 39 min
    Christine Sperber: Re-imagining Midlife with Modern Elder Academy

    Christine Sperber: Re-imagining Midlife with Modern Elder Academy

    Get ready for a refreshingly honest conversation about making the most of midlife. Join Cherylanne as she sits down with Christine Sperber to share practical insights from the Modern Elder Academy. 
    They will explore how embracing new stages in life can open doors to growth and happiness. Learn simple ways to find awe in everyday life and connect with a community rewriting the narrative on aging. 
    Tune in and redefine what your prime years can look like when you fill them with wisdom and grace.
    Show Highlights:
    Discover this amazing story of the pursuit of passion. [04:30] Learn about the secrets of thriving in midlife. [09:54]  Are you aware of the power of curiosity and wisdom? [11:28] Ready to embrace your transitional intelligence in midlife? [15:39] Do you know that all transitions begin with an ending? [20:03] Here is how experiential education empowers its students. [23:34] How to embrace a beginner mindset even in midlife  [24:36] The transformative power of reconnecting with your past. [30:28] Can we put ourselves in a state of awe? [32:58] Find Modern Elder Academy online at https://meawisdom.com and get your free ebook at https://www.meawisdom.com/free-resources/ebook/the-anatomy-of-a-transition. 
    Books mentioned:  
    "Learning to Love Midlife" https://a.co/d/h5hxPKv. 
    "Awe: The New Science of Everyday Wonder and How It Can Transform Your Life" https://a.co/d/6XW0esQ
    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/cskolnicki
    Join our private Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/281949848958057 

    • 38 min
    Dare to Ask: Turn Your Wants into Wins

    Dare to Ask: Turn Your Wants into Wins

    Get ready to step into the world that opens up when you learn to ask for what you truly want in life. In this episode, Cherylanne shares her personal insights on the power of asking for what you want and how it can lead to incredible outcomes. 
    From navigating through fears and societal norms to honing the essential skill of effective asking, this episode is packed with real-life examples and eye-opening experiences that will empower you to break free from hesitation and start claiming your desires confidently. 
    It's time to embrace the courage to ask and turn your wants into wins.
    Show Highlights:
    Discover the intriguing dynamics of sibling personalities. [00:59] Do you know the power of asking for what you need? [04:10] Learn how to navigate tasks at home with ease and confidence. [07:16] What happens if you don’t express your needs? [08:28] How to overcome the fear of judgment? [09:36] Say goodbye to societal norms and conditioning that hold you back. [12:07] How to deal with a positional power differential? [16:30] Can shortcuts help you in getting what you need? [18:11] 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/cskolnicki
    Join our private Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/281949848958057 

    • 25 min
    Navigating Seasons of Change or Challenge

    Navigating Seasons of Change or Challenge

    In this episode, Cherylanne shares wisdom on navigating seasons of change and challenge - a recurrent event for women in midlife. You’ll learn the signs that indicate there’s been a shift in your life, and learn the power of adopting a "normal for now" mindset to gracefully ride out these seasons. 
    With practical tips for regrouping, finding anchor points, lightening your load, and building your support system, Cherylanne offers a roadmap to navigate life's twists and turns. 
    Tune in for guidance and actionable strategies to thrive through your next season of change.
    Show Highlights:
    Discover how to navigate life's changing seasons. [00:41] How to deal with raw emotions during the transitions of life  [04:22] The negative impact of personal crises on your output. [08:07] How do you adapt to temporary phases in life? [09:55] What are the ever-evolving changes in life? [12:14] Have you found your anchor points in life? [14:57] How to navigate challenges and prioritize essentials. [16:29] What to do when you are stuck in a cycle of rigidity? [18:47] 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/cskolnicki
    Join our private Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/281949848958057 

    • 24 min
    Permission to be Unavailable with Eve Rodsky: Groundbreaking Insights into the Spheres of Work, Home, and Personal Creativity

    Permission to be Unavailable with Eve Rodsky: Groundbreaking Insights into the Spheres of Work, Home, and Personal Creativity

    Get ready to learn the game-changing strategies of “Fair Play” with special guest Eve Rodsky. 
    Discover how to communicate effectively, set unapologetic boundaries, and carve out much-deserved personal space for creativity and growth. Don’t miss this empowering episode where we’re rewriting the narrative of domestic equality and sharing the blueprint for balancing work, home and vibrant personal fulfillment right alongside your partner. 
    Eve reveals the secrets to redistributing household tasks and ending the cycle of imbalance that so many women face daily. She introduces her system - the Fair Play cards – your ticket to a partnership that respects the value of your time and contributions. She also stresses the importance of finding your own “unicorn space” that nurtures your creativity.
    Show Highlights:
    What could happen if we treated homes as organizations? [02:15] Are you aware of the unpaid labor burden on women globally? [08:52] Three amazing techniques to revolutionize your life. [13:02] What is the only method of ending bias at your home? [18:28] Discover how society's conditioning impacts women. [23:34]  How emotions and influences shape system design. [27:08] The power of working on your belief system  [35:25] How to take control of your time. [40:43] The transformative role of understanding your inner values. [49:09] The significance of valuing one's own time and interests. [55:50] Find Eve online at https://fairplaylife.com  or https://everodsky.com  and on instagram at @fairplaylife or @everodsky.
    Get a digital PDF of the Fair Play cards by signing up for the Fair Play newsletter on the website!
    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/cskolnicki
    Join our private Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/281949848958057 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Discover Your Time Orientation: Embracing Time Rigidity or Time Fluidity

    Discover Your Time Orientation: Embracing Time Rigidity or Time Fluidity

    Get ready to shake up your approach to time management in this episode of Brilliant Balance. Cherylanne is looking into the concept of time orientation, helping you figure out if you're more of a structured, time-rigid type or if you thrive in a go-with-the-flow, time-fluid vibe. 
    You'll learn how your natural time orientation affects your planning, relationships, and overall satisfaction, and Cherylanne shares some practical tips for navigating the complexities of time in our modern world. 
    If you're a working woman seeking to strike a balance between structure and spontaneity, this episode is a must-listen!
    Show Highlights:
    Uncover your time orientation and learn to harness it. [00:43] Why do we need to understand people’s time orientation? [02:21] How to know if you are time-rigid or time-fluid  [06:07] This is how the concept of time varies in different cultures. [08:16] Are you someone who craves structure and order? [10:38] How someone’s time orientation can be a source of conflict [12:27] The key to conflict resolution with different time orientations. [15:58] Learn about the hidden power of under planning. [17:10] 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/cskolnicki
    Join our private Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/281949848958057 

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
342 Ratings

342 Ratings

Britt Hip ,

Has changed my life

I stumbled across this podcast accidentally when I heard Cherylanne speak as a guest on another podcast that I listen to. I have been catching up on the episodes ever since and this podcast and Cherylanne’s insight and tips have changed my life for the better. She has shown me why I’ve been feeling frustrated and burnt out at my job and has given me practical and realistic ways to start aligning my actions with my goals and start living as my true self. I am so grateful to the things I’ve learned from Cherylanne and this podcast and I am so excited for the future that she has opened my eyes to! Any working mother who may be feeling like their work is not bringing them happiness or fulfillment needs to listen to this podcast to learn how to make your life and your job work for you so you can start feeling like yourself again. Thank you!!!

Mischa-Z ,

Master of your craft!

Great tips on how to stop doing to much!
compare mode. The comparison trap.

Control. Haven’t learned to let control. The level of detail that you give someone who may you do your shopping for you.

Uncomfortable feelings come up if you say no. Guilt. Judgment. Fomo.

Pam_Moore ,

Refreshing and insightful

Cherylanne consistently brings insights, reflections, and inspiration, whether she’s doing a solo episode or interviewing a guest. This show is a much needed breath of fresh air for this solopreneur mom!

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