10 episodes

Fierce Lab is a podcast series for women. It’s a space to focus on our whole selves - from mental health, to career development to financial intelligence. To be fierce is to be confident, capable and strong.

Fierce Lab offers inspiration, tools, and community. It’s where we can explore new ideas and encourage discovery. Here, trying something new is celebrated. No one has it all figured out but together we can step fiercely into what’s next.

Fierce Lab Tara Wilson

    • Self-Improvement

Fierce Lab is a podcast series for women. It’s a space to focus on our whole selves - from mental health, to career development to financial intelligence. To be fierce is to be confident, capable and strong.

Fierce Lab offers inspiration, tools, and community. It’s where we can explore new ideas and encourage discovery. Here, trying something new is celebrated. No one has it all figured out but together we can step fiercely into what’s next.

    A Designated Time for Action with Amber Dodzweit Riposta

    A Designated Time for Action with Amber Dodzweit Riposta

    Do you ever feel stuck?  Do you have a hard time taking action, especially when that action will propel you rapidly toward your big goals?  Amber Dodzweit Riposta, women's circuit training expert, fitness model and all-around truth teller, knows this feeling well.  On this episode, she shares her journey from "just another girl" to a "woman with a purpose" and she's quick to explain how you can be too.    Amber wants women to stop talking themselves out of opportunities and to step into their true power.  She offers actionable tips for breaking these habits and opens up about her own struggles to become the woman she knows she's called to be.  You can follow Amber on Instagram at @amberdodzweit.

    • 38 min
    Breaking Ground with Ivy Awino, Official Team DJ of the Dallas Mavericks

    Breaking Ground with Ivy Awino, Official Team DJ of the Dallas Mavericks

    Ivy knows what it takes to lead the way and be first; she's the first female Team DJ for the Dallas Mavericks and only the second woman DJ in the NBA.  Two years ago she was asked to provide music for the NBA All Star game, again a first.  Working hard and smashing goals is not new for Ivy.  As a teen, she was a ball kid for the Mavericks and an intern at radio station, K104.  As an adult she has parlayed both of these experiences into her career.   

    On this podcast Ivy shares tips for any woman breaking new ground professionally or personally.  She also discusses how she is raising her six year old daughter to have strong leadership skills.  Her method?  Daily affirmations is where she starts.  And she wants women to know that the setbacks you face in your 20s are what build your character for your 30s, sharing how to turn adversity into forward momentum.   

    To keep up with Ivy, you can follow her on Instagram at @poizonivythedj. 

    • 22 min
    From Idea to Reality with Piersten Gaines of Pressed Roots

    From Idea to Reality with Piersten Gaines of Pressed Roots

    Piersten Gaines doesn't consider herself a risk taker, but when her mother passed away unexpectedly she decide it was time to start embracing life.  That unfortunate turn of events led Piersten to explore new ideas and turn them in to action.  While at Harvard Business School she realized there wasn't a place that she could get a quality, affordable and fast blowout for her highly textured hair.  This was a problem she decided to solve.  On this episode Piersten shares how to leverage pop up shops to test and refine your ideas.  She gives listeners three tips for starting a business and shares how to overcome hurdles when raising capital to grow.  You can find more about Piersten and Pressed Roots on Instagram, @_pressedroots. 

    • 38 min
    Developing a Growth Mindset with Kat Robinson of Microsoft

    Developing a Growth Mindset with Kat Robinson of Microsoft

    Today Kat Robinson looks a challenge in the eye and gives it a wink, but that attitude hasn't always come naturally.  As a marketing leader with Microsoft, Kat has learned to cultivate a growth mindset and shares how you can too.  What's her tried and true process?  Embracing discovery in the face of fear is one of the many tips she shares on this episode.  We also chat about mentorship, creative curiosity and seeking guidance from those who've gone before you.  If you're looking for career development tips, this episode is chock-full of nuggets you can put into action immediately.  If you want to connect Kat, you can find her across social platforms at, @katrobinson1.

    • 32 min
    Trusting Your Gut with Kadie Smith of Drop Cap Design

    Trusting Your Gut with Kadie Smith of Drop Cap Design

    When Kadie Smith decided to quit her job less than 6 months out of college and chase her dream of owning a design business, the only person that thought it was a good idea was Kadie.  Today she has built a thriving business with a loyal and engaged community.  So how did Kadie know she would be successful?  She trusted her gut.  On this episode of Fierce Lab we discuss how to tap into your well of confidence, dig deep when times get tough, and how to foster a community that supports your vision for your life.  Kadie also shares her work with the Enneagram and how she's helping women to find their voice and reclaim their passion.  Regardless of career path, Kadie's tips for pushing forward when life pushes back are powerful and applicable for any woman.  

    • 44 min
    Advocating For Yourself with Lindsay Perez

    Advocating For Yourself with Lindsay Perez

    Lindsay Perez, Certified Financial Trainer with The Financial Gym, talks to me about her career path from journalism to financial expert.  Her secret sauce?  Don’t say no to yourself.  In this episode we discuss doing a self audit and advocating for your career advancement.  You can connect with Lindsay on LinkedIn at Lindsay-Perez.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

NeverTooOldToLearn&HaveFun ,

Fierce Lab

Very well done podcast! Love the tips for entrepreneurs and succinct way it is tied up! Great material and host!

Johnny3terson ,

10/10 content!

This podcast does a great job of highlighting women who have made their way in the world of business and entrepreneurship, thanks for sharing their stories Tara!

adearman ,

Fierce Lab for Fierce Women!

Started my day off right with this podcast! Loved hearing the variety of topics and expertise. Thank you for empowering women to be fierce in all aspects of life! Fierce Lab did not disappoint!

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