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The Casa DeConfidence Podcast highlights individuals who are Confident Dreamers. These amazing guests come from all walks of life, are of different ages, and have unique stories. The one common thread between them is that they have embarked on the path to go after their dreams. These dreamers have failed, learned, and ultimately triumphed to walk confidently and live the life they have imagined. Take a journey to learn about what it takes to Go Confidently and reach your dreams.

Casa DeConfidence Podcast Julie DeLucca-Collins

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The Casa DeConfidence Podcast highlights individuals who are Confident Dreamers. These amazing guests come from all walks of life, are of different ages, and have unique stories. The one common thread between them is that they have embarked on the path to go after their dreams. These dreamers have failed, learned, and ultimately triumphed to walk confidently and live the life they have imagined. Take a journey to learn about what it takes to Go Confidently and reach your dreams.

    Ep: 137 How to Be the Solution with Amanda Blakeslee

    Ep: 137 How to Be the Solution with Amanda Blakeslee

    Amanda is a NASM-certified personal trainer and certified Women's fitness Specialist, a mom of three children; a girl and two boys, and a wife to a hard-working husband.

    When her youngest son was born, she gained weight instead of bouncing back after pregnancy.

    Before she knew it, she was 250 lbs, couldn't keep up with the kids, and needed naps every day to get by.

    Amanda's family has a history of diabetes and heart conditions, which was not the path she wanted to take.

    Amanda lost 80 lbs., became healthy, felt great, and now the tables had turned, and her kids couldn't keep up.

     Her goal in life is to create the safe, comfortable, and encouraging environment that she was given and help others reach their goals and feel good about achieving them.

    Amanda founded BeTheSolution Fitness to realize that goal and now has a thriving business in which she helps others to become healthy and live a vibrant life.

    https://www.bethesolutionfitness.com/
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    Ep: 136 How to Overcome Perfectionism and Learning to Trust Your Body

    Ep: 136 How to Overcome Perfectionism and Learning to Trust Your Body

    I have struggled with weight for a long time. 

    My perfectionism is part of the reason why. 

     Perhaps you have struggled with being a perfectionist. By the way, there is no such thing. This is a concept I learned when I first worked with Jane Pilger on my journey to lose weight. Jane is our newest guest on the show this week. 

    I gained from Jane so much insight into how I could overcome these sabotaging behaviors that I applied her lessons to other areas of my life. 

    When I was about to do the Camino De Santiago in Spain and was less than ready physically, Jane reminded me that the "currency for my dreams is discomfort." THIS QUOTE!!! Friend, it is a mantra I live by now, thanks to her. 

    I hope you enjoy this brilliant woman sharing candidly about her struggles with binge eating and her terrible bicycle accident that fractured her pelvis and almost left her on the sidelines of her elite triathlete career. 

    After tons of discomfort, she is back at it and on her way to Kona, Hawaii, to achieve her dreams of competing in the Supersapiens Ironman World Championships.

    Jane has been coaching women on binge eating, food freedom, and body trust since 2013. On the outside, she has always looked like a very successful person - with many achievements and certifications to her name. 

    But inside, she felt like she had one very big shameful secret. That she was out of control with food. She spent decades trying to get her eating and her body under control.
     Giving up on the quest for control and perfection was key to ending her bingeing. It took looking at what she was doing in a new way, understanding how she was setting herself up to binge and constantly working against herself rather than with herself. It took developing trust and turning shame and judgment into compassion and curiosity.
     Whether you are a binge eater, someone who doesn't trust themselves with certain foods, or who just doesn't understand why they behave the way they sometimes do, she's got you. She will teach you how to understand your behavior, develop trust with yourself, and cultivate the support you need to navigate life. Her approach is rooted in the science of the brain and body, trauma-informed, and filled with compassion.
     When Jane isn't coaching, she is either connecting with friends and family, pursuing finish lines, resting, or planning the next adventure. She strives to make a difference in those around her while living a life of love, trust, adventure, and growth.

    Connect with Jane on IG or Facebook

    Make sure you attend one of her upcoming Masterclass. Here is the next one: 
    Softening the Voice of Shame MasterclassWednesday, August 10, 20225:00 PM  6:00 PMLearn how to soften the voice of shame surrounding your binge eating. Shame will keep you hiding and stuck in the pattern. Softening the shame will help unwind the pattern and create new neural pathways.

    By the way, Jane and I met because of the incredible Corinne Crabtree, Jane's bestie and my other mentor, regarding weight loss.

    You can tune in here if you have not heard the episode where I interview her. 
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    Ep: 135 Normalizing Anxiety, and Not Having it all Together as an Entrepreneur and Coach

    Ep: 135 Normalizing Anxiety, and Not Having it all Together as an Entrepreneur and Coach

    The stress, fear, and anxiety you experience are getting in the way of your success in business and your personal life.

    It was the middle of February in 2022, and I was beating myself up for staying in bed so long after waking up.

    As an experienced business coach, I know the importance of a schedule, prioritizing tasks, and working on the plan, you create for yourself and your business.

    On this day, like many others of the long cold winter, I was having difficulty getting out of bed. AGAIN.

    I knew this resulted from mild anxiety, seasonal affective disorder, and a bit of depression.

    I felt like a loser, a fraud, and so much more. This pushed me into a cycle of emotional eating and being overwhelmed. I dug deep into my arsenal of coaching tools, inspirational podcasts, mediations, affirmations, and journaling. Sadly, nothing was changing for me. Instead, I sank deeper into my vortex of negative self-talk and shame. 

    Later this day, I got an email that changed many things for me. Earlier that month, I had been awarded a free coaching session by a fellow coach. 

    I decided to reply back and take up my fellow coach on the free session. I knew it would help me talk things out and create a plan for moving forward.

    This fellow coach, Susie Castellanos, is a Mindset & Empowerment Coach who helps people feel better about themselves and their lives. She specializes in helping first-gen trailblazers reduce anxiety and self-doubt, increase confidence, and reach even higher levels of achievement.

    Susie helps women like me who are considered “successful” (good job and salary, educated, middle-class lifestyle), yet don’t FEEL successful and keep striving to hit the next rung in hopes that we will finally feel secure. After our first session, I knew I needed a coach's support to help me manage emotionally challenging situations with family, coworkers, and clients with CALM and EASE without reverting to old patterns.

    I knew that although I have had therapy, meds, and self-help books in the past, they left me feeling that some underlying issues were left unresolved. These resources gave me insights but no practical solutions and strategies that helped me stop feeling like a fraud.

    In today's conversation, I speak candidly with Susie about how she works with others like me. Her personal journey as a coach, her personal trauma, and overcoming obstacles to live confidently helping others do the same. 
    Originally from San Diego, CA, Susie is a first-generation Mexican American, the first in her family to attend college, and an Ivy League Ph.D. Thanks to life coaching, she removed mental and emotional blocks that had held her back, quit her corporate job, and now gets to help others create lives they love as a life coach. She lives in Durham, NC, with her husband of 17 years, Bill, three cats, and an extensive collection of family and friends.

    Connect with Susie here: 
    WebFB PageIG LinkedIn Clubhouse
    Working with a coach is one of many solutions we can utilize to help us feel better and manage our mental fitness and health. I encourage you to seek the right solution for you. We are all human, and needing the proper support is key to a better, happier life. 






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    Ep: 134 Increasing your Confidence and Becoming a Badass Woman Leader with Nicky Espisona

    Ep: 134 Increasing your Confidence and Becoming a Badass Woman Leader with Nicky Espisona

    As a former C-level executive, I always wondered why the higher I got on the corporate ladder, the fewer females seemed to be there with me.

    The answer, I think, is very simple. We are not as strong mentally and lack the confidence and habits needed for success.

    Mental fitness is your capacity to respond to life’s challenges with a positive rather than a negative mindset.

    When you increase your mental fitness, you will find yourself increasing: 
    Peak performancePeace of mind/wellnessHealthy relationshipsYour career is an important part of your life.  Make it count.  The guest on this week's episode is Nicky Espinosa, someone helping others in their career. I first saw Nicky when she interviewed me for her Podcast. I immediately knew I wanted to have this dynamic individual on my show. 

    Nicky is a Midwest girl through and through, where she currently lives with her husband and three dogs. As a young girl growing up on a hobby farm in Minnesota, Nicky always dreamed big and moved fast. She fell in love with her husband at first sight and has been married for over 25 years. She raised two children while climbing the corporate ladder before launching a successful coaching business.
    Nicky is always having fun and embracing the unexpected. She enjoys driving with the windows down and the music loud and lives by the motto: always act younger than you are.
    In her first book, No Apology Needed, Nicky encourages you to embrace your wilder side and step up to your badass influence to create the career of your dreams.
    The only limits are the ones you create!

    Nicky is hosting the UNSTOPPABLE YOU Masterclass.  Discover Your Differentiators & Earn Credibility with Ease.
    You can connect with Nicky here
    Facebook
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    Youtube

    Nicky is our fourth guest from Minnesota. I am going to have to visit this state. I now have four friends who I love and admire living there. 

    If you want to check out the other incredible guest from The North Star State, you can check out
    Episode 62  Kari Hurd, She was “fine” until she wasn't!
    Episode 117 How to Become a High Achieving Professional with Dr. Karen Doll
    Episode 113 How to go from Burn out to Success with Dr. Nicole Fredricks Jackson



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    Ep: 133 How to Live Life Out Loud with Benita Tyler

    Ep: 133 How to Live Life Out Loud with Benita Tyler

    At the young age of 19, Benita Tyler found out her young husband had been killed. She had to make tough choices as a young mom of two babies. How do you overcome the unthinkable and become a thriving individual?
     
    During this week's episode of the Casa DeConfidence Podcast, Benita openly shares her struggles, suicidal thoughts, and journey to remarry and raise a blended family of six.

    During our conversation, we talked about how she found her voice and confidence to learn to advocate for herself in a male-dominated industry and is now teaching other career women to find their voice and live out loud.

    A lifelong learner on a mission to give voice to women facing challenges in areas like losing a spouse, raising blended families, depression, suicidal thoughts, hopelessness, low self-esteem, ineffective communication in relationships, and fear from “analysis paralysis.” Benita helps women break free through her coaching. Her goal is for every woman to become braver, show up, and break free to live their life out loud. Benita is the author of Addicted to Dysfunction: Released to Live Life Out Loud and Go Ahead! Be Braver.

    Her books offer a unique perspective on ways to achieve personal development. Benita thrives in supporting women on their journey by awakening their awareness and providing a blueprint for the attainment.

    A widow at twenty-nine raised six children and survived depression by learning to use her voice. Benita is a resilient leader who enjoys sharing the art of storytelling with the goal of women going from unseen to seen.

    Benita’s educational accolades include a Bachelor in Business Management, MBA in Business
    Administration, and a Certified Life Coach with CTA. Benita lives in Kokomo, Indiana, with her wonderful husband. Benita is a mother and doting grandmother who enjoys traveling in her free time.

    Connect with Benita here:
    Instagram
    Website


    Here is the link to the Masterclass I am hosting on August 22 at 7:30 p.m. ET


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    Ep: 132 Conscious Parenting - with Robert Saul MD

    Ep: 132 Conscious Parenting - with Robert Saul MD

    I am excited to bring you this conversation today. Now more than ever, children need advocacy. Today I’ll be speaking about this with Dr. Robert Saul. 

    Dr. Saul completed his pediatric training at Duke University Medical Center. He deeply cares for all children, and after seeing the need for child advocacy in society he was led to write several books for parents. 

    Dr. Saul and I met because we are part of the leading providers listed in the KSM App, where you can find a wealth of resources, podcasters, and speakers. He believes we need constant reminders about the optimal nurturing of children, and his work provides a multi-dimensional approach to parenting that is refreshingly new.
    Robert A Saul, MD, has been guiding parents and their children’s physical, behavioral, and mental care for over 40 years. 

    He has two grown children, Bradley and Ben, and has been married to his wife, Jan, for over 33 years. His books include MY CHILDREN’S CHILDREN: RAISING YOUNG CITIZENS IN THE AGE OF COLUMBINE, ALL ABOUT CHILDREN, and THINKING DEVELOPMENTALLY: NURTURING WELLNESS IN CHILDHOOD TO PROMOTE LIFELONG HEALTH (the latter co-authored with Dr. Andy Garner and published by the American Academy of Pediatrics). His latest book, CONSCIOUS PARENTING: USING THE PARENTAL AWARENESS THRESHOLD, was published in March 2020.
    Parents who use this framework create a healthy environment where children learn to build safe, stable, and nurturing relationships as well as exhibit love and respect for others in their community.
    Bob Saul “Be Well, Do Good Work, Keep in Touch” www.mychildrenschildren.com
    If you’d like to connect with Dr. Saul by emailing robertsaul@me.com, and visit https://mychildrenschildren.com/ to learn more.
    LOVE WHAT YOU HEARD? Leave us a 5-star review so we can continue to provide you with great content. Share this episode and help people know more about children’s health and well-being.
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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

madelynmaree ,

Contagious Energy

Julie hosts incredible people from all walks of life. The one constant? The contagious energy from Julie, Dan, and their guests. Easy listen. Tangible advice!

Melissa WS ,

Interesting and Uplifting

You can tell Julie loves hosting this podcast and it comes through in her delightful personality. Confidence and the desire to dream are rare commodities these days and we could all use a reminder of their power in our lives.

plshepherd ,

Great guests and real, meaningful conversations

The episode regarding perfectionism with Tina Kocol is right on target. Great ways to consider triggers and our own self awareness

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