34 episodes

Are you paralyzed by fear? Are you terrified of failure? Do you wish you were more confident?

Brave Your Fear shares the stories of people who have fought through all types of the scary stuff of life and have made it to the other side. Our guests get candid about the stuff that scares— the deep stuff, the true stuff, the real stuff and the big stuff. This podcast will not teach you how to be fearless—we don’t believe in that word.

It’s meant to teach you how to be brave in the face of inevitable fear.

Brave Your Fear Crista Samaras

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 45 Ratings

Are you paralyzed by fear? Are you terrified of failure? Do you wish you were more confident?

Brave Your Fear shares the stories of people who have fought through all types of the scary stuff of life and have made it to the other side. Our guests get candid about the stuff that scares— the deep stuff, the true stuff, the real stuff and the big stuff. This podcast will not teach you how to be fearless—we don’t believe in that word.

It’s meant to teach you how to be brave in the face of inevitable fear.

    Adji Cisse - The Natural

    Adji Cisse - The Natural

    Podcast Intro:
    Adji Cisse is a businesswoman. At 17 years old, she is the founder of Flawless Fro, a product line for Black girls and women embracing their natural hair. Adji is a great student, but that doesn’t mean she likes school.  She is an activist, using her voice to advocate for Black girls, for more kids to have opportunities that she has gotten. She is brewing confidence - the reliable kind that comes from knowing what she loves, how she adds value to the world, and what she stands for. She is a self-proclaimed procrastinator. She is scared of failure. She struggles with motivation. She is obsessed with TikTok. She is still perfecting her recipe. She is, so vibrantly, so brilliantly, and so unapologetically herself.
    Show Notes:
    https://www.morebrave.com/blog/34

    • 39 min
    Holly Austin - High Risk, High Reward

    Holly Austin - High Risk, High Reward

    Podcast Intro:
    Holly Austin is a coach. She loves kids, she loves teaching, she loves motivating, and she loves building courageous young leaders who seek challenge instead of fear. As the founder of Ready Set Row, a competitive rowing club for girls who want to pursue rowing in college, Holly combines data and metrics, and  the charge of organized emotions to make an impact on her athletes. She is a hard work role model. At 5’6” and only 145 lbs, she beat all odds and made the Varsity Heavyweight 8 at Harvard/Radcliffe in pursuit of a National Championship. As a mom during COVID, she drove a 33-ft RV for 2 months around America with her 8 and 6 year-old. Her purpose is to drive positive change. She is not shy about saying she wants to win. But it doesn’t stop at her. She will do everything in her power to help you win, too.
    Show Notes:
    https://www.morebrave.com/blog/33

    • 38 min
    Patti Phillips - The Leader’s Leader

    Patti Phillips - The Leader’s Leader

    Podcast Intro:
    Patti Phillips is the CEO of Women Leaders in College Sports. Her life’s work - and the mission of this robust and growing organization she has been running for over a decade - is to develop, connect and advance women in college sports. She played ball in college, was a color analyst on TV, and went on to live her childhood dream of being a coach. Now, she is a knockout keynote speaker, a possiblitarian, and a leader who leads leaders.  She values hard work. She overflows with passion. And above all of the powers she packs, Patti Phillips is a woman of action. As she says, leadership is hard. But hard doesn’t scare Patti. Not one bit.
    Show Notes:
    https://www.morebrave.com/blog/32

    • 37 min
    Alex Aust - Confidence Booster

    Alex Aust - Confidence Booster

    Podcast Intro:
    Alex Aust is a super-decorated lacrosse superstar - she was an All-American and national Champion at the University of Maryland, a World Cup Champion on the Women’s National Team, and a multi-year professional lacrosse player. She co-runs a business coaching the game to young girls, and during COVID pivoted to coaching and teaching fitness to women of all ages in her monthly membership program called The Sweat Life. She is an Under Armour athlete who is currently braving her fears in the sports Illustrated swim competition. She takes confidence seriously. She is obsessed with being on a team. She knows the power of leading by example. And lead she will.
    Show Notes:
    https://www.morebrave.com/blog/31

    • 42 min
    Cate Luzio – The Adapter

    Cate Luzio – The Adapter

    Podcast Intro:
    Cate Luzio is the Founder and CEO of Luminary, a collaboration hub for women who are passionate about professional development and expanding their networks. Cate is a long-time advocate for empowering women and girls. Right now, she focuses Luminary’s impact toward women in the workforce, in entrepreneurship, and in transition. For 20 years before all of this great and necessary work, Cate was in financial services, her last post as the Executive Vice President and Global Head of Multinational Corporate Banking for HSBC. No big deal. There, she managed $2 billion in revenue and teams in 72 countries. Whaaattt. Also, side note: She has visited more than 114 countries. She was named to Inc.'s 2019 Female Founders 100 List and has also been featured in the Financial Times, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Fast Company, Bloomberg, USA Today, and many more. Cate Luzio is a force for women, a consummate team player, a role model for impact, and a trailblazer looking for more trails.
    Show Notes:
    https://www.morebrave.com/blog/30

    • 37 min
    Denise Wiggins - Made For This

    Denise Wiggins - Made For This

    Podcast Intro:
    Denise Wiggins is a CEO. She has started and continues to run multiple multi-million dollar businesses including Einnaf Cosmetics, a global company that empowers women with great products, but also supports an ambassador program for any woman to drive her own business. Einnaf is Denise’s grandmother’s name - Fannie - spelled backward, and it’s not the only place Denise draws inspiration. All of her organizations put community - and community building at their center, in large part, because of the lessons Denise learned from her grandmother, lessons that helped Denise pull herself out of an abusive marriage, out of homelessness with three kids, and smack dab into a life she knew she was made for. With a belief in herself so strong you will feel it beating in your own chest, and a path to success that was forged in the face of fear, pressure and adversity, Denise will tell you how she did it. How she believed. How she planned. How she surrendered. How she got up. How she gave back. How she is ready, especially now, for the hard stuff that inevitably comes.
    Show Notes:
    https://www.morebrave.com/blog/29

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

chartge ,

Denise is awesome!

Love the enthusiasm between the two of you!

KDown44 ,

Best way to start my day!

I am beyond excited for the new season! Episode 1 did not disappoint!! Crista has a unique interviewing style that brings so much energy and value to the show and leaves me feeling like I’m a part of the conversation. Motivational. Empowering. Inspirational.
Be BOOM!!!

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Cathy Samaras

What a great podcast. What a cool person Cathy is, wish I had known her better. She has done so much and inspired so many. BRAVO Cathy!