69 episodes

What's your train wreck? Everyone has one–past, present, or future. Why do some people come through stronger while others never recover?

Hang on for the ride as Kristin and Mary Fran teach you to move beyond crisis to discover your brilliance and resilience. You'll face challenges with strategies to come through brilliant, not broken, for personal and professional fulfillment and success!

Brilliantly Resilient Mary Fran Bontempo & Kristin Smedley

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 41 Ratings

What's your train wreck? Everyone has one–past, present, or future. Why do some people come through stronger while others never recover?

Hang on for the ride as Kristin and Mary Fran teach you to move beyond crisis to discover your brilliance and resilience. You'll face challenges with strategies to come through brilliant, not broken, for personal and professional fulfillment and success!

    Episode 068: Our Father's Day Tribute Featuring Our Brilliantly Resilient Dad Guest Stars!

    Episode 068: Our Father's Day Tribute Featuring Our Brilliantly Resilient Dad Guest Stars!

    This week we celebrate fathers with our Brilliantly Resilient dad guests! We've been so blessed to interview many men who count their roles as fathers as among the most important in their lives. And they are Brilliant!!! Listen in as we share the advice and messages these dads have for their kids and our Brilliantly Resilient tribe! Many thanks to Rob Kenney a.k.a. Dad, How Do I?, Chris Ducker, Eric Edmeades, Grant Baldwin, Lee Warren, Jason Romano and Justin Batt. Great men all, and great dads, too! Happy Father's Day!
    XO,
    KS & MFB

    • 13 min
    Episode 067: Kate Erickson is the Brilliant Engine of EOFire!

    Episode 067: Kate Erickson is the Brilliant Engine of EOFire!

    Kate Erickson is the "engine" of Entrepreneurs on Fire--the wildly popular podcast hosted by John Lee Dumas. While JLD is the on air presence of EOFire, the show simply wouldn't run without Kate! Yet, it wasn't a straight line from Kate's writing background to running one of the most successful podcasts on the planet. Tune in to hear Kate's one step-forward, two steps back journey and her advice about taking "imperfect action." Just Brilliant! We know you'll love Kate as much as we do! Enjoy!
    XO
    KS & MFB

    • 45 min
    Episode 066: Don't Leave Your Brilliance & Resilience Behind as We Go "Back to Normal!"!

    Episode 066: Don't Leave Your Brilliance & Resilience Behind as We Go "Back to Normal!"!

    The world is opening up again and we can all go back to normal, right??? Yay!!! Not so fast....Should we really be going "back" to anything? 
    We've all learned a lot this past year, and you need to make sure you don't forget it! So we're going to give you a little reminder about what it means to be Brilliantly Resilient, 'cause you have to hang onto that stuff!
    Tune in and hear about how to Reset, Rise and Reveal your Brilliance to the world--and no going backwards!!!
    Stay Brilliant!
    XO
    KS & MFB

    • 19 min
    Episode 065: Wildfit Founder Eric Edmeades Asks: What Meaning are You Giving Your Triggers?

    Episode 065: Wildfit Founder Eric Edmeades Asks: What Meaning are You Giving Your Triggers?

    What meaning are you giving your triggers? After all, they are yours, right? Eric Edmeades, founder of Wildfit, reminds us that we create our triggers and the meaning we assign to them, giving them power over us.  Quite the world traveler, Eric chatted with us from his current home at Kite Beach in the Dominican Republic.
    Eric Edmeades is a leading authority in Behavioral Change Dynamics. He has created and consulted on some of the most effective, transformative, and highly rated educational products and live events in the world. Widely recognized as one of the most powerful, engaging and entertaining speakers in the world today, Eric has shared the stage with Sir Richard Branson, Jack Canfield, John Gray, Robin Sharma, and President Bill Clinton. His dedication and passion for improving the quality of human lives all across the world was the inspiration behind his flagship program, WILDFIT®, globally recognized as the most effective health transformation program on the market.
    We had such a blast chatting with Eric, and be sure to tune in for his hilarious (yes, HILARIOUS!) Road Rage story!
    XO,
    KS & MFB

    • 49 min
    Episode 064: How the "Dad How Do I" Guy Rob Kenney Helps Millions to be Brilliantly Resilient

    Episode 064: How the "Dad How Do I" Guy Rob Kenney Helps Millions to be Brilliantly Resilient

    Rob Kenney is a humble, fun-loving guy who has sky rocketed to rockstar status - all because he gives some good Dad-ly advice and tells a few goofy Dad jokes. That's how the very down to earth Rob communicates the hoopla he has going on... but we can tell you he is absolutely brilliant and one of the most refreshing people you'll ever watch on social media. Tune in to hear Rob's story of creating the "Dad How Do I?" videos and where it is taking him now! Get Rob's book on Amazon here: Dad, How Do I? Join the Brilliantly Resilient Facebook Community for daily motivation to move forward through life's sucker punches! www.Facebook.com/groups/brilliantlyresilient!

    • 34 min
    Episode 063: Jessica Cox-First Armless Pilot in Aviation History--Shares Her Brilliance and Resilience!

    Episode 063: Jessica Cox-First Armless Pilot in Aviation History--Shares Her Brilliance and Resilience!

    Okay, Brilliantly Resilient listeners, today there will be no complaining--about anything! Today's guest, Jessica Cox, was born without arms--and she's a pilot!!! As in, she flies planes! Jessica has had to overcome incredible odds to live on her own terms, creating a successful, hopeful and inspirational life to share with others. We are so grateful for her spirit, leadership and attitude. Jessica proves that all things are possible through hard work, committment and love. Tune in to hear our Brilliantly Resilient friend, and visit her at https://www.jessicacox.com/.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

caydenny ,

Love the enthusiasm and passion

Kristin and Mary Fran are so energetic and you can feel their passion and kindness come forward with each episode. I always learn from their insights and the guests they bring forward.

Fashionista2015MidwestGirl ,

Wonderful Podcast!!!

Great podcast and informative content! Definitely will follow!!

G-M-S4462 ,

Great Relatable Topic

It’s refreshing to feel the messiness of life and mistakes can be turned around and put to good use!

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