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Clarity on Fire is a podcast for people who know what they DON’T want out of their life and career, but aren’t sure what they’d RATHER be doing. We're Kristen and Rachel, two best friends from college and certified life coaches who are here to help you cut through the information overload, get unstuck, and focus not JUST on how you can have a career you’re passionate about, but how to create a whole LIFE that feels fulfilling.

In a world where it’s easy to exist but hard to feel alive, we want you to experience the relief of knowing that YES, you’re allowed to want more out of your life and career. And NO, you don’t have to wander through the dark anymore. Our job is to light the fire that shows you the way.

Clarity on Fire Rachel East and Kristen Walker

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 150 Ratings

Clarity on Fire is a podcast for people who know what they DON’T want out of their life and career, but aren’t sure what they’d RATHER be doing. We're Kristen and Rachel, two best friends from college and certified life coaches who are here to help you cut through the information overload, get unstuck, and focus not JUST on how you can have a career you’re passionate about, but how to create a whole LIFE that feels fulfilling.

In a world where it’s easy to exist but hard to feel alive, we want you to experience the relief of knowing that YES, you’re allowed to want more out of your life and career. And NO, you don’t have to wander through the dark anymore. Our job is to light the fire that shows you the way.

    New to Clarity on Fire? Start Here! (2024 Edition)

    New to Clarity on Fire? Start Here! (2024 Edition)

    In case you missed it, last week we announced that we’re taking a podcasting hiatus – for a few reasons, but mostly because Rachel is having a baby later this year!
     
    If you’re new-ish to Clarity on Fire – or have been around for a while but want to introduce new people to us – that gives you an excellent opportunity to catch up on our over-400 episodes.
     
    Buuuut we also know that’s a LOT of content and you might be overwhelmed! 😅 So, we’re making it easy for you (or your friends) to know where to start.
     
    Here’s where we recommend starting if you’re new to Clarity on Fire:
     
    Before you do anything else, take (or re-take!) the Passion Profile Quiz. It’s designed to help you pinpoint the intersection between your career and passions in a way that LITERALLY NO ONE ELSE ever talks about.  
    After that, if you want to dive in to Passion Profiles on a deeper level, sign up for our free on-demand workshop: 3 Steps to Take Your Career from Stuck to Clear, Using Your Passion Profile  
    Listen to the podcast episodes we list below (in order, for the biggest impact)!  
    If you’re new, have fun diving in! And if you’re a longtime fan, we’d love it if you forwarded this to someone who needs a little help getting unstuck and finding direction + fulfillment. ✨
     
    TOP 13 EPISODES FOR MAXIMUM CLARITY
     
    We’ve got SO MANY podcast episodes, it’s hard to pick favorites. But if you’re looking for life and career fulfillment and you need to learn the fundamentals of how to get there, in a way that most people aren’t going to tell you, then look no further than these 13 episodes.
     
    We’ve broken them down by category. Start with whatever category you like, but we recommend listening to the episodes in the order listed, in each section:
     
    Life & Career Direction:
     
    Side Chat: 6 ways to love (& keep) your job for years and years (May 2022)
     
    Side Chat: 6 MORE ways to have a career you love (January 2023)
     
    Side Chat: Why obsessing over your career doesn’t work (March 2022)
     
    Why career coaching has (almost) nothing to do with your career (October 2020)
     
    Side Chat: The top questions to ask yourself when job searching, according to Passion Profile (April 2023)
     
    Cultivating Intuition & Feminine Energy:
     
    Side Chat: Honing your intuition (& knowing when it’s really fear) (June 2019)
     
    Side Chat: How to actually *do* feminine energy (June 2021)
     
    Side Chat: How to work like a woman (in a world that doesn’t want you to) (April 2018
     
    Bonus Book Club! Outrageous Openness by Tosha Silver (November 2018)
     
    Personal Growth Fundamentals:
     
    Side Chat: A deep dive into emotional maturity (February 2023)
     
    Bonus Book Club! Good Inside by Dr. Becky Kennedy (March 2023)
     
    Bonus Book Club! Attached by Amir Levine & Rachel S.F. Heller (March 2024)
     
    Side Chat: How attachment theory plays out at work (May 2023)
     
    ONE MORE BIG THING
     
    Even though we won’t be podcasting for a while, we will still be coaching … but we won’t be back with another official coaching enrollment this year!
     
    So, if you’re feeling the urge to work with us 1-on-1, reach out to us directly!
     
    Fill out the form on this page at any time, and we’ll schedule an intro chat to talk about the possibility of coaching.
     
    And if you want to try out a little coaching before making a big commitment, then grab yourself a Power Hour! It’s a 75-minute coaching session where we’ll laser-focus on whatever issue is keeping you most stuck. Bonus, you can apply the cost of your Power Hour toward future 1:1 coaching!
     
    LINKS
     
    Leave us a comment on this episode
     
    Take the Passion Profile Quiz
     
    Submit your question for a future episode of Dear Krachel
     
    Check out our YouTube channel

    • 32 min
    We’re going on hiatus again (& having a baby)!

    We’re going on hiatus again (& having a baby)!

    Yes, you read that subject line right — we’re taking another hiatus from the podcast … because one of us is having a baby! 🤰🏼👀
     
    So, without further ado, dive into this special episode where we share …
     
    ALL the details behind this baby announcement Our plans during the hiatus When you might hear from us on the podcast again And where you can find us in the meantime (because we’ve got new things cooking, in addition to the bun in the oven!)  
    We’ll still be posting on Instagram occasionally while we’re away, so follow us @clarityonfire if you haven’t yet. You can also follow Rachel personally @racheleast18 and Kristen @whitestorkcoffeeco!
     
    YOU CAN STILL WORK WITH US 1-ON-1 WHILE WE’RE ON HIATUS!
     
    Even though we won’t be podcasting for a while, we will still be coaching (until one of us starts maternity leave)!
     
    So, if you’re feeling the urge to work with us, you don’t wait for a nudge!
     
    Feel free to fill out the form on this page at any time, and we’ll schedule an intro chat to talk about the possibility of coaching.
     
    And if you want to try out a little coaching before making a big commitment, then grab yourself a Power Hour! It’s a 75-minute coaching session where we’ll laser-focus on whatever issue is keeping you most stuck. Bonus, you can apply the cost of your Power Hour toward future 1:1 coaching!
     
    FOLLOW RACHEL ON SUBSTACK
     
    Rachel started a Substack account! Her newsletter is Half Agony / Half Hope: Content, community, & coaching for women navigating the perils and joys of singledom, dating, and relationships.
     
    Subscribe for FREE for access to new blogs and other fun content, like surprise podcast episodes, as well as to read Forever Alone in written form (and get season 2, when it releases)!
     
    Paid subscribers get access to everything included in the free subscription, PLUS access to the community, where you can post comments and get feedback in the group forum, and join monthly community Zooms with Rachel.
     
    And there’s also a special 1-on-1 coaching subscription! These members receive everything paid subscribers do, as well as six hour-long coaching sessions a year (one every 2 months)!
     
    Explore more and subscribe here!
     
    CHECK OUT KRISTEN’S LATEST VENTURE – WHITE STORK COFFEE!
     
    As you may already know, but definitely learned if you heard this episode, Kristen started another business! It’s called White Stork Coffee, and it’s a coffee & wellness company for women who are pregnant, trying to conceive, or generally wanting to balance their hormones for optimal health.
     
    She’s offering a limited number of people who fill out this form a totally free (shipping also free!) sample of her soon-to-be-released Fertility Spice Blend.
     
    Plus, get 25% off your first order of coffee here!
     
    And be sure to follow White Stork Coffee on Instagram @whitestorkcoffeeco.
     
    LINKS
     
    Leave us a comment on this episode
     
    Take the Passion Profile Quiz
     
    Submit your question for a future episode of Dear Krachel
     
    Check out our YouTube channel

    • 1 hr 5 min
    “Failing at life” & retreating to Italy with Susanne Reichart

    “Failing at life” & retreating to Italy with Susanne Reichart

    In the last few years my client Susanne went from having a very normal, run-of-the-mill career to relocating to Italy, renovating a beautiful property, and opening a retreat space (she calls it a “thinker’s residence”) for creative people who long for peace and quiet to work on their most important projects.
     
    Getting to help Susanne take this dream from vision to reality has been a highlight of my last few years as a coach, and I’m so excited to finally get to share her story with all of you!
     
    Listen in to this month’s brand-new interview with a normal person, where Susanne and I get into…
     
    How she came up with such a big vision for her life, and how long she marinated on it before taking it seriously Why she blocked herself from acting on what she wanted for many years How she released some of her biggest, most debilitating limitations, and took huge risks (that clearly ended up paying off) The many ups and downs of turning her vision into a reality And what it’s like now, running a property in Italy for creative people (and how you can stay there!)  
    Come leave a comment after you’ve listened to share how Susanne’s journey resonated with you!
     
    MORE ABOUT SUSANNE
     
    Spiritually confused, fearful of action and inaction, and utterly confused by life—what it means and how to live it—while maintaining a façade of "functioning" ... this was Susanne’s state of mind a couple of years ago.

    For way too long she tried to fit in, avoid mistakes, and attempt to act, be, and do what she thought others might find acceptable. Finally, she found the courage to cast off her debilitating fears and pursue what she truly wanted, and go all in on it. She allowed herself to dream—not bigger, but more aligned to who she is.

    She realized that once she let go of the fear of others' opinions, her life would no longer feel so exhausting. She discovered that she didn’t need to change herself as much as her environment to better suit her, leading her to finally feel happy, fulfilled, and in love with life.
     
    Susanne is the owner of Suflora, a sanctuary for thinkers, creators, and dreamers who want to rediscover their passion, dive deep into their work, and to emerge with something not just completed, but transformed into a masterpiece. Suflora's fully-equipped apartments are designed as your private think-tank, where you can work, cook, eat, rest, and create at your own pace, surrounded by the inspiring beauty of Umbria, Italy.
     
    LISTEN TO THESE EPISODES NEXT
     
    A minor pivot into a major dream life with normal person V. (May 2023)
     
    Choose your own adventure with Austin Rose (April 2023)
     
    From the hood of despair to happiest you’ve ever been with Tiffanie Hoang (September 2022)
     
    LINKS
     
    Leave us a comment on this episode
     
    Take the Passion Profile Quiz
     
    Submit your question for a future episode of Dear Krachel
     
    Check out our YouTube channel

    • 56 min
    Dear Krachel: How do I stop blaming myself when things go wrong at work?

    Dear Krachel: How do I stop blaming myself when things go wrong at work?

    Welcome to another episode of Dear Krachel, our monthly advice segment where we answer listener questions about life, career, relationships, existential angst, and anything that helps you become a more whole, fulfilled version of yourself.
     
    This month we answered questions from two listeners, who both happen to be teachers (but their issues are relevant to all of us)!
     
    Worry Worm, whose confidence takes a hit whenever her students don’t meet their expected results. Is she bad at what she does, or are the kids slacking off?  
    Tired Thriver, an elementary school teacher in her late 20’s who likes a lot of the perks of teaching (predictable schedule, steady pay, job security, great benefits, and summers off to name a few), but who feels mentally and emotionally drained at the end of the work day. She doesn’t necessarily want to have to change careers, but how possible is it for a Thriver to make a demanding job like this work?  
    Come leave a comment after you’ve listened to share how our advice for these listeners resonated with you!
     
    LISTEN TO THESE EPISODES NEXT
     
    Side Chat: The top question to ask yourself when job searching, according to Passion Profile (April 2023)
     
    Side Chat: 6 ways to love (& keep) your job for years and years (May 2022) 
     
    Side Chat: 6 MORE ways to have a career you love (January 2023) 
     
    Side Chat: Passion Profiles & the Scale of Ambition (October 2021)
     
    Side Chat: The 4 Passion Profiles (December 2018)
     
    LINKS
     
    Leave us a comment on this episode
     
    Take the Passion Profile Quiz
     
    Submit your question for a future episode of Dear Krachel
     
    Check out our YouTube channel

    • 40 min
    Exploring the nervous system with Amanda Johnson

    Exploring the nervous system with Amanda Johnson

    It’s the fifth Friday of the month, which means this should be a “bonus book club” episode––it isn’t, but it’s also not NOT a book club episode, either. 🙃😂
     
    During our last book club conversation about Attached with Amanda Johnson – our friend, fellow coach, and all-around expert on attachment theory – we said that we wanted to have Amanda back on the podcast to have an episode devoted completely to the nervous system.
     
    So, that’s what we did!
     
    Amanda is back on the podcast this month to help us explore all facets of the nervous system, using one book in particular to guide the way.
     
    Listen in as we get into…
     
    What the nervous system actually is, and why it’s SO important to understand your own What’s happening in our bodies when we get triggered/scared/excited How to heal old, stuck issues that have been plaguing you for years (maybe even your entire life!) And soooo much more!  
    We’re convinced that, at this point, there is NOTHING more important than understanding your nervous system. There’s something all of us can learn in this episode!
     
    And stay tuned until the end of the episode for a VERY generous offer from Amanda. 👀
     
    Leave a comment after you’ve listened to let us know what resonated most from this conversation.
     
    MORE ABOUT AMANDA
     
    Amanda Johnson is the owner of Heartspark – a heart-centered life coaching and intuitive energy work practice based outside of Boston. Amanda's passion lies in the idea that each of our hearts is guiding the way to our most expansive lives – but that to live from the heart, we need to first get in touch with who we really are, not who we've been told to be. That requires a deep dive into how our emotions and energy are currently showing up, and identifying what shifts can be made to uncover the magic that exists within each of us. It also requires an understanding of how our bodies and minds work, so that we can bring ourselves into balance. 
     
    Through Heartspark, Amanda combines her experience, education and interests (she loves an adhd tangent!) to offer a variety of session types – everything from energy-focused coaching to intuitive visioning to workshops on the nervous system. Amanda has an undergraduate degree in journalism, an MBA from Boston College, and is a Reiki Master and iPEC Certified Life Coach. She believes that all of the answers you are looking for are within you, and that having the support to listen to yourself to find your truth is the way to freedom, evolution and fully enjoying your life experience! Heartspark is dedicated to creating a safe space for anyone with a curiosity about themselves to deeply connect with their soul purpose and unique gifts, and take steps to reach alignment.
     
    You can find her at heartsparksoul.com and on IG @heartsparksoul
     
    And get $100 off of Amanda’s Nervous System Mapping Workshop with code CLARITYONFIRE throughout the entire month of June!
     
    LISTEN TO THESE EPISODES NEXT
     
    Bonus Book Club! Attached by Amir Levine & Rachel S.F. Heller (March 2024)
     
    Bonus Book Club! Good Inside by Dr. Becky Kennedy (March 2023)
     
    Side Chat: How attachment theory plays out at work (May 2023)
     
    From totally shut down to feeling your feelings again with Amanda Johnson (June 2023)
     
    LINKS
     
    Leave us a comment on this episode
     
    Take the Passion Profile Quiz
     
    Submit your question for a future episode of Dear Krachel
     
    Check out our YouTube channel

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Message from the Universe: Expect the Unexpected

    Message from the Universe: Expect the Unexpected

    Need a little clarity, guidance, or just a fun pick-me-up?
     
    Then today’s your day, because we’re back (for the third month in a row, lucky you!) with another Message from the Universe episode. ✨🔮
     
    As usual, we pulled a few cards from The Enchanted Map deck by Colette Baron-Reid. One or all has a message for you — come find out what it is!
     
    Today’s message was SO interesting and on-point, if we do say so ourselves. 👀
     
    After you listen, leave a comment to share how this one spoke to you!
     
    LISTEN TO THESE EPISODES NEXT
     
    Message from the Universe: Step aside and watch what happens next (April 2024)
     
    Message from the Universe: Resist second-guessing yourself (March 2024)
     
    Message from the Universe: Trust … and all will be revealed (January 2024)
     
    LINKS
     
    Leave us a comment on this episode
     
    Take the Passion Profile Quiz
     
    Submit your question for a future episode of Dear Krachel
     
    Check out our YouTube channel

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

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150 Ratings

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Missheartcore ,

The Penultimate Podcast

What started as blog posts, turned into a weekly podcast, that turned into me booking 1:1 coaching, to my entire life being altered, upgraded, and overall more fulfilling.
Krachel’s wisdom and real talk inspired me to find my gumption - to not accept anything less than what feels completely aligned with who I am.
This podcast is perfect for those that feel stuck in their goals, life, career, or relationship and want to find a better way!
You can find an answer to almost any query, and if you don’t see it, just submit a question for Dear Krachel, sit back, and absorb some real talk and magic.
This podcast is a weekly must listen!

NorthwestRabble ,

Changed my life

I started listening to this podcast in 2019 when I was at a low point in my professional life. I had taken the “Passion Profile Quiz,” but was in denial about the results (Side-Hustler). I hated my job and felt I had lost touch with myself - I didn’t know who I was anymore. This podcast made me question WHY I felt so stuck and depressed and gave me actionable ideas about how to make constructive changes. Rachel and Kristen’s combination of angst and encouragement also spoke to my inner turmoil, and I did sign up for coaching eventually (absolutely fantastic, BTW). It changed my life for the better. I’m now on a path that is far more aligned with who I am (not who I was trying to be!).

As an aside, the “Message from the Universe” episodes are my favorite - they keep me focused on finding and listening to my intuition!

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Weekly Wisdom I Look Forward To!

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