82 episodes

Do you ever struggle with imposter syndrome when it comes to your career or business? Wish you had unshakable confidence no matter who’s in the meeting? Ever wonder how those wildly successful women got to where they are today? What if I told you that every one of them had moments of “failure” would failure seem less scary to you? What if "failure" is part of the journey towards success and purpose?

Welcome to the BUT FIRST, SHE FAILED podcast. In this podcast you will learn practical tips on how to develop the boss woman within you to excel with confidence in your career and business.

Hear candid conversations with trailblazing women that are dominating in their fields as industry leaders, entrepreneurs, influencers and more. Learn as they share wisdom, strategies and get vulnerable about how moments of “failure” propelled them to where they are today.

Hi! I’m Paola Soares:) I’m a former Journalist and National News Producer that has had stories appear on Univision, Telemundo ABC News among others. While working in news my favorite stories were always profile pieces that helped and inspired.

I started this podcast because I’m passionate about helping women gain confidence in their careers, businesses and overcome the fear failing that many times can be holding them back from living the life of their dreams. Because I’ve been there.

I remember:

+ being in meetings with CEO’s, Anchors, and other high level bosses and being too nervous and second guessing myself so much that I wouldn’t speak up and share an idea that I really felt was a great one.

+ Thinking that I was nothing like those boss women that I looked up, that they had never struggled and I was the only one that had setbacks.

+ Being let go from what I thought was dream job and feeling like like I was a "failure" and struggling to move past it till I had a life-changing realization.

Now I’m taking my love of story telling and combining it with something that is on my heart, helping women overcome fear of failing and gain confidence when it comes to their careers, businesses and callings.

Stop second guessing yourself and become the boss woman that deep down inside you know you are supposed to become. Shake off that discouragement, it’s not too late, you are not behind!
If you are ready for your boss-woman breakthrough this podcast is for you! Get ready to get inspired!

BUT FIRST, SHE FAILED - Career Growth, Women Entrepreneurs, Overcoming Imposter Syndrome, Growth Mindset, Confidence Paola Soares | Growth Mindset Coach, Career Growth Mentor, Christian Woman

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    • 5.0 • 91 Ratings

Do you ever struggle with imposter syndrome when it comes to your career or business? Wish you had unshakable confidence no matter who’s in the meeting? Ever wonder how those wildly successful women got to where they are today? What if I told you that every one of them had moments of “failure” would failure seem less scary to you? What if "failure" is part of the journey towards success and purpose?

Welcome to the BUT FIRST, SHE FAILED podcast. In this podcast you will learn practical tips on how to develop the boss woman within you to excel with confidence in your career and business.

Hear candid conversations with trailblazing women that are dominating in their fields as industry leaders, entrepreneurs, influencers and more. Learn as they share wisdom, strategies and get vulnerable about how moments of “failure” propelled them to where they are today.

Hi! I’m Paola Soares:) I’m a former Journalist and National News Producer that has had stories appear on Univision, Telemundo ABC News among others. While working in news my favorite stories were always profile pieces that helped and inspired.

I started this podcast because I’m passionate about helping women gain confidence in their careers, businesses and overcome the fear failing that many times can be holding them back from living the life of their dreams. Because I’ve been there.

I remember:

+ being in meetings with CEO’s, Anchors, and other high level bosses and being too nervous and second guessing myself so much that I wouldn’t speak up and share an idea that I really felt was a great one.

+ Thinking that I was nothing like those boss women that I looked up, that they had never struggled and I was the only one that had setbacks.

+ Being let go from what I thought was dream job and feeling like like I was a "failure" and struggling to move past it till I had a life-changing realization.

Now I’m taking my love of story telling and combining it with something that is on my heart, helping women overcome fear of failing and gain confidence when it comes to their careers, businesses and callings.

Stop second guessing yourself and become the boss woman that deep down inside you know you are supposed to become. Shake off that discouragement, it’s not too late, you are not behind!
If you are ready for your boss-woman breakthrough this podcast is for you! Get ready to get inspired!

    82. How To Permanently Overcome Limiting Beliefs with Shelly Lefkoe

    82. How To Permanently Overcome Limiting Beliefs with Shelly Lefkoe

    In this episode, Host Paola Soares speaks with a pioneer and leader in the overcoming limiting belief space, Shelly Lefkoe. Shelly is an International Speaker, Belief Eliminator, Co-founder and President of the Lefkoe Institute, and the founder and Parenting the Lefkoe Way.
    Shelly’s science-based method has helped over 200,000 people in over 120 countries experience profound life shifts by getting rid of hidden limiting beliefs. Permanently. 
    Other programs give you advice and tools on how to cope with your challenges. The Lefkoe Method clears the root cause of your challenges so you don't have to keep coping.
    There’s a reason Shelly has endorsements from the greatest leaders in the world of personal development including, Jack Canfield, Janet Attwood, Dr. Joe Vitale, Lisa Nichols and more..
    In this interview she shares the 5 most common limiting beliefs that most people have, how our beliefs get formed and why they stay with us and how to permanently overcome a limiting belief for good, this and so much more…
    Connect with Shelly:
    Instagram: @shellylefkoe 
    Natural Confidence link
    lefkoeinstitute.com 
    Let’s Connect:
    Instagram: @butfirstshefailed
    Paolasoares.com
    Paolasoares.com/courses
    Weekly But First, She Failed Newsletter Sign up/ Your Boss Woman Profile Quiz
    But First, She Failed FB Community
    Email me: Paola@Butfirstshefailed.com

    • 40 min
    81. That Sucked. Now What? How To Develop Audacious Resilience with Dr. Neeta Bhushan

    81. That Sucked. Now What? How To Develop Audacious Resilience with Dr. Neeta Bhushan

    In this episode, Host Paola Soares speaks with Dr. Neeta Bhushan is a world-renowned emotional health educator & host of her top rated podcast The Brave Table. Known as the queen of reinvention, speaker on grit & resilience, she has shared her thought leadership on international stages (including the Women’s Economic Forum in India, Google HQ, Leadercast Women, & Mindvalley) and in multiple best-selling books (such as, Emotional GRIT: 8 Steps to Master Your Emotions, Transform Your Thoughts, and Change Your World). Neeta’s been featured on Forbes, Entrepreneur, NBC, ABC, CBS, Chicago Today, Verve, Tatler Magazine and more.
    Dr. Neeta sold her large million-dollar cosmetic dentistry practice, to help others find magic in their mess. As part of her own journey to becoming a leader in her field and a voice for women & women of color, she traveled across 45 countries researching human behavior, ancient eastern philosophy and therapeutic psychology. She pooled that learning along with other life experiences overcoming multiple adversities, which include being orphaned at nineteen, surviving an abusive marriage, and extensive loss, contributed to the powerful message of resilience & grit to have found several institutes, including the Global GRIT Institute, wellness education platform for optimizing emotional wellbeing for entrepreneurs, and Co-Founder of Dharma Coaching Institute and organization helping train thousands to be the highest versions of themselves.  Dr. Neeta lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and two children. Her forthcoming book, That Sucked. Now What? How to embrace the joy in chaos and find magic in the mess, is due out in January 2023.
    In this episode she shares what is emotional perfectionism and how it affects us, ways to triumph over hard times and what audacious resilience is and why we need to thrive as well as a deep look into her upcoming BOOK THAT SUCKED— NOW WHAT? This and so much more….



    Connect with Neeta:
    NeetaBhushan.com/preorder
    Instagram: @neetabhushan 
     
    Let’s Connect:
    Instagram: @butfirstshefailed
    Paolasoares.com
    Paolasoares.com/courses
    Weekly But First, She Failed Newsletter Sign up/ Your Boss Woman Profile Quiz
    But First, She Failed FB Community
    Email me: Paola@Butfirstshefailed.com

    • 48 min
    80. Growth Mindset, What is it? And Why You Need It This Year

    80. Growth Mindset, What is it? And Why You Need It This Year

    In this episode, Host Paola Soares dives into the topic of growth mindset and why it is essential that you develop one this year. Paola shares her struggles with having a fixed mindset in the past and why it was a game changer for her and why she believes it will be a game changer for you as well.
    In this episode we discuss what a growth mindset is, the difference between a growth mindset and fixed mindset as well as some of the many benefits of having a growth mindset...this and so much more….
     
    Let’s Connect:
    Instagram: @butfirstshefailed
    Paolasoares.com
    Paolasoares.com/courses
    Weekly But First, She Failed Newsletter Sign up/ Your Boss Woman Profile Quiz
    But First, She Failed FB Community
    Email me: Paola@Butfirstshefailed.com

    • 25 min
    79. How To Prepare To Quit Your Job, Conscious Quitting: The Steps and Stages with Sara McElroy

    79. How To Prepare To Quit Your Job, Conscious Quitting: The Steps and Stages with Sara McElroy

    In this episode, Host Paola Soares speaks with Sara McElroy is a journalist and Founder of the Raze to Rise Project-a movement aimed at amplifying the powerful voices of women from the Great Resignation.She shares what she learned from conversations with more than 125 women over the past year who are reinventing their careers and reimagining the way women work…
    Sara McElroy is a former hustle culture devotee, ex-chief marketing officer, the Wall Street Journal’s poster girl for pandemic career burnout, and a two-time member of the Great Resignation: class of 2021 and 2022.
    Following a stress-induced shingles diagnosis in early 2021, Sara decided to hit the reset button on her life; she quit her hard-won CMO job and trekked to Peru's Sacred Valley to reset her frayed nervous system. When she returned, she relocated from the buzzy metropolis of Atlanta to the beach in South Florida for a new job and a fresh start. But she once again encountered deeply ingrained cultural issues in her new role, and ultimately, she walked away again. Finding herself in the company of millions of other women who also set unfulfilling jobs ablaze during the Great Resignation, she returned to her journalism roots and began to explore the stories, breaking points, and defining moments that led women to seek greater opportunity mid-pandemic.
    In this interview she shares the big career lies taught to Women, why letting go of your gut instincts in the workplace is dangerous, conventional wisdom and why it no longer works for our careers, and the steps and stages to quitting this and so much more...
     
    Connect with Sara:
    razetorise.com
    sarajmcelroy.com
    Let’s Connect:
    Instagram: @butfirstshefailed
    Paolasoares.com
    Paolasoares.com/courses
    Weekly But First, She Failed Newsletter Sign up/ Your Boss Woman Profile Quiz
    But First, She Failed FB Community
    Email me: Paola@Butfirstshefailed.com

    • 40 min
    78. 5 Steps For Setting Your Big, Bold Goals For 2023

    78. 5 Steps For Setting Your Big, Bold Goals For 2023

    In this episode, Host Paola Soares walks us through her process for annual goal setting. She goes through her 5 step framework for setting goals for the year ahead and discusses what SMART GOALS are and how to ensure you are setting the right goals for the life you want to live.
    Whether you are an entrepreneur, career boss woman, college student or a stay at home mom, setting is a crucial step in getting you to the life of your dreams. Remember you can either live a life by default or design, In this episode Paola shares 5 steps for goal setting so you can show up for your life!
     
    Instagram: @butfirstshefailed
    Paolasoares.com
    Paolasoares.com/courses
    Weekly But First, She Failed Newsletter Sign up/ Your Boss Woman Profile Quiz
    But First, She Failed FB Community
    Email me: Paola@Butfirstshefailed.com

    • 20 min
    77. How To Make Lasting & Real Change with Weight Loss with Consistency Coach Liz Henderson

    77. How To Make Lasting & Real Change with Weight Loss with Consistency Coach Liz Henderson

    In this episode, Host Paola Soares speaks with consistency coach and postpartum expert Liz Henderson.
    Liz is also the host of top rated fitness podcast The Tough Love Mom Podcast.
    She gained a lot of weight when pregnant so once postpartum rolled around, she leaned on discipline, consistency, and simple habits to lose 80 pounds in 1 year after her first baby and 70 pounds in 14 months after her second.
    The Tough Love Mom Co helps moms get disciplined and lose weight by focusing on simple, sustainable changes over time — the same things Lizused in her own weight loss journey. 
    She believes that a lot of messaging in mom culture can enable the “mom struggle” when really we are so much more capable than we realize.
    In this episode she shares the 2 main obstacles that women face when it comes to weight loss, the key to real long term sustainable change and how to go about goal setting when it comes to your health… this and so much more…
    Connect with Liz
    Instagram: @mrslizhenderson
    The Though Love Mom Podcast
    startingpointschool.co
     
    Let’s Connect:
    Instagram: @butfirstshefailed
    Paolasoares.com
    Paolasoares.com/courses
    Weekly But First, She Failed Newsletter Sign up/ Your Boss Woman Profile Quiz
    But First, She Failed FB Community
    Email me: Paola@Butfirstshefailed.com

    • 39 min

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