8 episodes

If you’ve been walking the tightrope between your personal and professional life, and are well aware that Life is a Circus - you are in the right place. Stacy Yardley will be your host and guide as you step into self mastery; because in the circus of life, the greatest show is the one you create for yourself. Prepare to be entertained as Stacy shares first hand accounts of life under the big top and draws parallels that will invite you to explore your own journey towards personal empowerment through a lens that only the mystery and wonder of the circus can provide. .
Stacy is a former professional circus showgirl turned Life Coach, and her firsthand experiences from the circus world create the unique opportunity for this podcast to offer a behind-the-scenes look at the challenges and triumphs she faced under the big top. From the adrenaline rush of performing to the lessons learned in resilience and self-discovery, each episode is packed with practical insights and wisdom.
But the magic doesn't stop there. Joining Stacy are occasional special guests—fellow circus performers, change-makers, and dreamers—who share their own stories of overcoming obstacles and finding success. Together, they uncover the secrets to mastering your mindset, leaning into self mastery, unleashing your dreamer, and creating the life you desire.
Whether you're a budding entrepreneur or seasoned business owner seeking personal growth or someone ready to reclaim their dreams, Life Is a Circus is your ticket to self mastery and personal empowerment.
So, grab your top hat or your favorite piece of glitz and get ready to step into the spotlight. Be sure to subscribe or follow so you don’t miss an episode and join Stacy Yardley as she helps you transform your circus into the greatest show of your life!

Life is a Circus: So, Let’s Step into Self Mastery Stacy Yardley - Self Mastery & Women’s Entrepreneur Certified Transformational Life Coach

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 12 Ratings

If you’ve been walking the tightrope between your personal and professional life, and are well aware that Life is a Circus - you are in the right place. Stacy Yardley will be your host and guide as you step into self mastery; because in the circus of life, the greatest show is the one you create for yourself. Prepare to be entertained as Stacy shares first hand accounts of life under the big top and draws parallels that will invite you to explore your own journey towards personal empowerment through a lens that only the mystery and wonder of the circus can provide. .
Stacy is a former professional circus showgirl turned Life Coach, and her firsthand experiences from the circus world create the unique opportunity for this podcast to offer a behind-the-scenes look at the challenges and triumphs she faced under the big top. From the adrenaline rush of performing to the lessons learned in resilience and self-discovery, each episode is packed with practical insights and wisdom.
But the magic doesn't stop there. Joining Stacy are occasional special guests—fellow circus performers, change-makers, and dreamers—who share their own stories of overcoming obstacles and finding success. Together, they uncover the secrets to mastering your mindset, leaning into self mastery, unleashing your dreamer, and creating the life you desire.
Whether you're a budding entrepreneur or seasoned business owner seeking personal growth or someone ready to reclaim their dreams, Life Is a Circus is your ticket to self mastery and personal empowerment.
So, grab your top hat or your favorite piece of glitz and get ready to step into the spotlight. Be sure to subscribe or follow so you don’t miss an episode and join Stacy Yardley as she helps you transform your circus into the greatest show of your life!

    The Elephant and The Rider: Self Mastery in Center Ring

    The Elephant and The Rider: Self Mastery in Center Ring

    In this captivating episode of "Life is a Circus," host Stacy Yardley shares her deeply personal experiences from her early days in the circus, focusing on her unique bond with Susie, a 67-year-old elephant. Dive into the emotional rollercoaster of dealing with homesickness, physical challenges, and the immense responsibility that comes with being a showgirl. Stacy beautifully intertwines these stories with the larger theme of self mastery, using her journey with the elephants to highlight valuable lessons in emotional intelligence, self-awareness, and inner strength. Curious how an elephant ride can transform your approach to life and business? Tune in to find out!
    Stacy Yardley is a Certified Life Coach and Transformation Catalyst specializing in guiding women in business to create more joy, self fulfillment, and satisfied life. Her work includes working with high performance women to create better boundaries, release perfectionism and breakthrough imposter syndrome through self mastery. Drawing from her experience as a former professional circus showgirl, Stacy is passionate about empowering individuals to realize their dreams and unlock their inner potential. Through empathy and intuitive guidance, Stacy helps women harness their personal power to achieve greater well-being and thrive in all aspects of their lives. Based in Vancouver, WA, Stacy enjoys exploring hiking trails, preparing fresh vegan meals, and cherishing moments with loved ones in her free time.  
    Stay connected to “Life is a Circus: So, Let’s Step into Self Mastery”Follow Stacy on Facebook: @iamstacyyardley or Instagram: @iamstacyyardley 
    Get the inside scoop directly from Stacy by getting on the Backstage Pass email list: https://bit.ly/PodcastBackstagePass 
    Our website: www.lifeisacircuspodcast.com
    Want Stacy to speak at your event? stacy@stacyyardley.com 
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    • 22 min
    The Weight of a Dancer: Navigating Body Image with Grace

    The Weight of a Dancer: Navigating Body Image with Grace

    Join Stacy Yardley on a raw and honest exploration of the impact of body image expectations in women's lives in this enlightening episode of "Life is a Circus." Listen as Stacy shares her personal experiences with body image issues, self-esteem, and the power of grace. From her time as a circus performer to battling cancer, Stacy's story resonates with authenticity and resilience. Join her on a transformative exploration of self mastery, where kindness, compassion, and embracing worth beyond societal standards take center stage. Tune in to discover how offering yourself grace can lead to profound personal growth and empowerment. Don't miss this insightful episode on embracing self-worth and finding inner peace. 
    Stacy Yardley is a Certified Life Coach and Transformation Catalyst specializing in guiding women in business to create more joy, self fulfillment, and satisfied life. Her work includes working with high performance women to create better boundaries, release perfectionism and breakthrough imposter syndrome through self mastery. Drawing from her experience as a former professional circus showgirl, Stacy is passionate about empowering individuals to realize their dreams and unlock their inner potential. Through empathy and intuitive guidance, Stacy helps women harness their personal power to achieve greater well-being and thrive in all aspects of their lives. Based in Vancouver, WA, Stacy enjoys exploring hiking trails, preparing fresh vegan meals, and cherishing moments with loved ones in her free time.  
    Stay connected to “Life is a Circus: So, Let’s Step into Self Mastery”Follow Stacy on Facebook: @iamstacyyardley or Instagram: @iamstacyyardley 
    Get the inside scoop directly from Stacy by getting on the Backstage Pass email list: https://bit.ly/PodcastBackstagePass 
    Our website: www.lifeisacircuspodcast.com
    Want Stacy to speak at your event? stacy@stacyyardley.com 
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    Give us a review on your favorite platform and share this (or any) episode with a friend. 
    Word of mouth builds podcasts - we appreciate your support!!

    • 27 min
    Learning to Climb: Embracing Challenges with Compassion

    Learning to Climb: Embracing Challenges with Compassion

    In Episode 5 of "Life is a Circus," host Stacy Yardley dives into her first day of circus life, detailing the challenges and excitement of joining her new circus family. As she shares her experience learning the Spanish web, Stacy opens up about the physical pain and emotional hurdles she faced. She explores the concept of perseverance and self-compassion, emphasizing their importance in overcoming obstacles and pursuing dreams. Stacy also provides practical advice on handling setbacks and maintaining positivity. Whether you're juggling various roles or dreaming big, this episode is packed with inspiration and actionable insights to help you navigate the circus of life and achieve self-mastery.
    Stacy Yardley is a Certified Life Coach and Transformation Catalyst specializing in guiding women in business to create more joy, self fulfillment, and satisfied life. Her work includes working with high performance women to create better boundaries, release perfectionism and breakthrough imposter syndrome through self mastery. Drawing from her experience as a former professional circus showgirl, Stacy is passionate about empowering individuals to realize their dreams and unlock their inner potential. Through empathy and intuitive guidance, Stacy helps women harness their personal power to achieve greater well-being and thrive in all aspects of their lives. Based in Vancouver, WA, Stacy enjoys exploring hiking trails, preparing fresh vegan meals, and cherishing moments with loved ones in her free time.  
    Stay connected to “Life is a Circus: So, Let’s Step into Self Mastery”Follow Stacy on Facebook: @iamstacyyardley or Instagram: @iamstacyyardley 
    Get the inside scoop directly from Stacy by getting on the Backstage Pass email list: https://bit.ly/PodcastBackstagePass 
    Our website: www.lifeisacircuspodcast.com
    Want Stacy to speak at your event? stacy@stacyyardley.com 
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    Give us a review on your favorite platform and share this (or any) episode with a friend. 
    Word of mouth builds podcasts - we appreciate your support!!

    • 23 min
    Following Joy and Finding Purpose: The Inspiring Journey of Nicole Portwood

    Following Joy and Finding Purpose: The Inspiring Journey of Nicole Portwood

    Join us for a captivating episode of "Life is a Circus" where host Stacy Yardley sits down with the dynamic Nicole Portwood. Discover the rollercoaster tale of Nicole's journey from a medical hopeful to a gleeful clown, and the serendipitous events that led her to the circus. Dive into the nitty-gritty life on a circus train – the laughs, the tight quarters, and the unforgettable memories. You'll lean in as they share the story of Nicole's daring stilt-walking incident and how it led to a life-changing relationship. This episode is filled with heartwarming anecdotes, the power of perseverance, and pearls of wisdom on finding joy and purpose in life's unpredictable moments.
    In the world of clowning, Maggie is the vibrant alter ego of Nicole Portwood, who also juggles roles as an EMT and substitute teacher during the week. On weekends, she transforms into Maggie, a seasoned clown with a passion for spreading joy. Nicole’s journey began at 17 when she worked as a clown at a local amusement park, leading her to train at the prestigious Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College and travel for four years with the "Greatest Show On Earth." In addition, she’s performed at other well-known amusement parks like Disneyland, Disney World and Six Flags and has been an instructor for World Clown Association, Clowns of America International and more. From local stages to international venues, Nicole delights audiences with her ever-expanding repertoire of skills, always seeking new challenges to keep her performances fresh and exciting.
    Website: https://www.maggietheclown.com/ 
    Stacy Yardley is a Certified Life Coach and Transformation Catalyst specializing in guiding women in business to create more joy, self fulfillment, and satisfied life. Her work includes working with high performance women to create better boundaries, release perfectionism and breakthrough imposter syndrome through self mastery. Drawing from her experience as a former professional circus showgirl, Stacy is passionate about empowering individuals to realize their dreams and unlock their inner potential. Through empathy and intuitive guidance, Stacy helps women harness their personal power to achieve greater well-being and thrive in all aspects of their lives. Based in Vancouver, WA, Stacy enjoys exploring hiking trails, preparing fresh vegan meals, and cherishing moments with loved ones in her free time.  
    Stay connected to “Life is a Circus: So, Let’s Step into Self Mastery”Follow Stacy on Facebook: @iamstacyyardley or Instagram: @iamstacyyardley 
    Get the inside scoop directly from Stacy by getting on the Backstage Pass email list: https://bit.ly/PodcastBackstagePass 
    Our website: www.lifeisacircuspodcast.com
    Want Stacy to speak at your event? stacy@stacyyardley.com 
    Really love us and want to show it??
    Give us a review on your favorite platform and share this (or any) episode with a friend. 
    Word of mouth builds podcasts - we appreciate your support!!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Behind the Curtain: Owning Our Stories towards Self Mastery

    Behind the Curtain: Owning Our Stories towards Self Mastery

    In this compelling episode of "Life is a Circus," host Stacy Yardley peels back the curtain on her childhood experiences, revealing the pressures of dance competitions and the intense desires to meet expectations that shaped her early years. She dives deep into the significance of owning our stories and how this self acceptance and self worth is crucial for personal power and self mastery. Tune in to discover how Stacy’s past illuminated her path to the circus and beyond, and find out how embracing your own story could be the key to unlocking your potential. This episode is an invitation to reflect, embrace, and transform with Stacy as your guide.
    Other episodes of Life Is A Circus referenced-
    Episode 2 - The Adventure Begins: Navigating the Space Between Fear and Courage
    Stacy Yardley is a Certified Life Coach and Transformation Catalyst specializing in guiding women in business to create more joy, self fulfillment, and satisfied life. Her work includes working with high performance women to create better boundaries, release perfectionism and breakthrough imposter syndrome through self mastery. Drawing from her experience as a former professional circus showgirl, Stacy is passionate about empowering individuals to realize their dreams and unlock their inner potential. Through empathy and intuitive guidance, Stacy helps women harness their personal power to achieve greater well-being and thrive in all aspects of their lives. Based in Vancouver, WA, Stacy enjoys exploring hiking trails, preparing fresh vegan meals, and cherishing moments with loved ones in her free time.  
    Stay connected to “Life is a Circus: So, Let’s Step into Self Mastery”Follow Stacy on Facebook: @iamstacyyardley or Instagram: @iamstacyyardley 
    Get the inside scoop directly from Stacy by getting on the Backstage Pass email list: https://bit.ly/PodcastBackstagePass 
    Our website: www.lifeisacircuspodcast.com
    Want Stacy to speak at your event? stacy@stacyyardley.com 
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    Give us a review on your favorite platform and share this (or any) episode with a friend. 
    Word of mouth builds podcasts - we appreciate your support!!

    • 22 min
    The Adventure Begins: Navigating the Space Between Fear and Courage

    The Adventure Begins: Navigating the Space Between Fear and Courage

    Join Stacy Yardley on this thrilling new episode of "Life is a Circus," as she packs her bags for a daring move from sunny San Diego to Sarasota, Florida, to fulfill her dreams of becoming a circus showgirl. This episode explores the deep emotions and thoughts triggered by such a monumental decision, including the poignant moments of saying goodbye. Laced with courage and charged with authenticity, this episode is a must-listen for anyone grappling with doubt and excitement about stepping into the unknown. Stacy shares powerful life lessons about courage, vulnerability, and personal growth, inspired by insights from Brene Brown. Tune in, get inspired, and don't forget to subscribe to "Life is a Circus" for more captivating stories.
    Other episodes of Life Is A Circus referenced-
    Episode 1 - Chasing Big Top Dreams: An Audition Story of Courage and Self Mastery
    Stacy Yardley is a Certified Life Coach and Transformation Catalyst specializing in guiding women in business to create more joy, self fulfillment, and satisfied life. Her work includes working with high performance women to create better boundaries, release perfectionism and breakthrough imposter syndrome through self mastery. Drawing from her experience as a former professional circus showgirl, Stacy is passionate about empowering individuals to realize their dreams and unlock their inner potential. Through empathy and intuitive guidance, Stacy helps women harness their personal power to achieve greater well-being and thrive in all aspects of their lives. Based in Vancouver, WA, Stacy enjoys exploring hiking trails, preparing fresh vegan meals, and cherishing moments with loved ones in her free time.  
    Stay connected to “Life is a Circus: So, Let’s Step into Self Mastery”Follow Stacy on Facebook: @iamstacyyardley or Instagram: @iamstacyyardley 
    Get the inside scoop directly from Stacy by getting on the Backstage Pass email list: https://bit.ly/PodcastBackstagePass 
    Our website: www.lifeisacircuspodcast.com
    Want Stacy to speak at your event? stacy@stacyyardley.com 
    Really love us and want to show it??
    Give us a review on your favorite platform and share this (or any) episode with a friend. 
    Word of mouth builds podcasts - we appreciate your support!!

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

kaydencowan ,

Great storytelling and takeaways!

I love hearing Stacy’s story of being in the circus! She is an amazing storyteller and the way she seamlessly weaves in the lessons and coaching into each episode is brilliant. Her podcast is entertaining and I always have a potent takeaway to help me along my journey of self-mastery and following my dreams. Can’t wait for more!

63que ,

Positive and Relatable!!

I am so excited to travel alongside Stacy Yardley has she shares her story of life's revelations and experiences as a Circus Show Girl! I have had the amazing opportunity to work closely with Stacy as I navigate into creating my own very best life, so I’m beyond excited for others to have access to to this wonderful human being!! 🙌💯

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