128 episodes

We're Nicole & Kate! Friends, confidants, accountability partners, and we’ve been supporting each other over the years sharing our ups and our downs and hashing out the big questions of life - do we want kids? Can we have it all? How do we stay healthy and keep our businesses running smoothly without major stress and overwhelm? We talk things out ‘cause that’s what real friends do - they provide love, support, and space for one another to share without judgement, speak without hesitation, and learn from each other - even when we don’t agree.

Nicole & Kate Can Relate Nicole Baldinu and Kate Erickson

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 24 Ratings

We're Nicole & Kate! Friends, confidants, accountability partners, and we’ve been supporting each other over the years sharing our ups and our downs and hashing out the big questions of life - do we want kids? Can we have it all? How do we stay healthy and keep our businesses running smoothly without major stress and overwhelm? We talk things out ‘cause that’s what real friends do - they provide love, support, and space for one another to share without judgement, speak without hesitation, and learn from each other - even when we don’t agree.

    What’s next for Nicole and Kate?

    What’s next for Nicole and Kate?

    We shared a little heads up in our last episode, and today we’re going to dive deep into what’s next for Nicole and Kate!

    In this episode we’ll look back at the last two and a half years of NKCR - all the way from Nicole’s pitch to Kate to start to podcast in mid-2021, to how some of our first episodes were a bit rocky, and finally, why we’ve decided to take a hiatus - at least for now…
    Points Discussed in this Episode
    NKCR has been going strong since July 2021!Nicole’s “pitch” to Kate to start the podcast back in June 2021The time commitment we’ve given to NKCR Looking back to our first few episodes and how much we’ve grown togetherWhy we’ve decided to take a hiatus - at least for nowCall to action! Be sure you’re subscribed to the podcast and our email newsletter so you stay up to date on all things Nicole & Kate Can Relate! Just visit CanRelatePodcast.com!
    Thank you so much for joining us for this episode where we talk about What’s next for Nicole and Kate?

    Don’t forget to follow or subscribe to Nicole & Kate Can Relate for all of our episodes - including future updates! 

    Our mission with this podcast is to share a candid convo one time per week to help provide love, support, and space for women to share without judgment, speak without hesitation, and learn from each other - even when we don’t agree.

    • 20 min
    What does your year in review look like?

    What does your year in review look like?

    Looking back over your year and identifying the things you’ve done that stand out the most - both personally and professionally - is a great exercise in acknowledging and appreciating just how much you’ve accomplished.

    In this episode we’ll share our own “year in review” as a fun way to close out 2023 on a high note! 
    Points Discussed in this Episode
    Recapping as a way to appreciate and recognize everything you’ve accomplished BIG news for NKCR and what’s next Nicole shares her year in reviewKate shares her year in review
    Mentioned in this episode: 

    NKCR Ep 120: How do you do an annual review?
    Thank you so much for joining us for this episode where we share our own experiences answering the question: What does your year in review look like?

    Don’t forget to follow or subscribe to Nicole & Kate Can Relate for more episodes like this one! 

    Our mission with this podcast is to share a candid convo one time per week to help provide love, support, and space for women to share without judgment, speak without hesitation, and learn from each other - even when we don’t agree.

    • 26 min
    Wish you could say ‘no’ more often?

    Wish you could say ‘no’ more often?

    Saying no isn’t always easy. You want to be helpful, you want to be supportive, and you of course don’t want to feel that awkwardness about declining when someone asks something of you. But at what cost?

    In this episode we’ll share our own personal experiences with saying no and why we think it’s one of the most empowering - and respectful - things you can do.
    Points Discussed in this Episode
    When do you find it most difficult to say no? Don’t put pressure on yourself to answer right away; give yourself space to think about itThe regret and resentment you feel when you say ‘yes’ - you’re doing that to yourself Saying no to a request, but providing an alternative in order to still be supportiveAnytime you say yes to something, you’re saying no to everything elseSaying no as a sign of respect - for yourself and for the person asking3 ways to say no, without actually saying no
    Mentioned in this episode: 

    How to Say No by Judd Antin
    NKCR Ep 99: What are the different ways you can give back?
    Thank you so much for joining us for this episode where we share our own experiences answering the question: Wish you could say ‘no’ more often?

    Don’t forget to follow or subscribe to Nicole & Kate Can Relate for more episodes like this one! 

    Our mission with this podcast is to share a candid convo one time per week to help provide love, support, and space for women to share without judgment, speak without hesitation, and learn from each other - even when we don’t agree.

    • 36 min
    How do you strategically plan your entire year?

    How do you strategically plan your entire year?

    What if you had a single visual representation of all the most important things that are happening in your life - the things you want to commit to - over the next year?

    In this episode we’ll share exactly how you can make this happen! It’s called the “Preloaded Year”, and we break down the format, how to get started, and why this exercise is so incredibly powerful.

    Points Discussed in this Episode
    What is The Preloaded Year? Creating a strong foundation to help you attain your ideal lifestyleThe format of The Preloaded YearStarting with the bigger, mission critical commitments you don’t want to missThen, revenue milestones (or could be budgeting goals)Next, combine with your partner / other family membersFinally, stick to it!Allow for breathing roomThis exercise allows you to take a step back and say “What’s really important to me?”
    Mentioned in this episode: 
    NKCR Ep 112: Have you ever done a time audit?Dale Beaumont: Business BlueprintDan Martell: How To Strategically Plan Your Year To Fit Everything In
    Will Wang: Growth Labz
    Google Spreadsheet: Make a copy and start filling in your year!
    Thank you so much for joining us for this episode where we share our own experiences answering the question: How do you strategically plan your entire year?

    Don’t forget to follow or subscribe to Nicole & Kate Can Relate for more episodes like this one! 

    Our mission with this podcast is to share a candid convo one time per week to help provide love, support, and space for women to share without judgment, speak without hesitation, and learn from each other - even when we don’t agree.

    • 37 min
    What are your favorite holiday traditions?

    What are your favorite holiday traditions?

    If there’s one thing we get REALLY excited about, it’s the holidays! 

    When this episode goes live we know the holidays will already be in full swing, but we couldn’t help recording a chat to share our own holiday preparations and traditions!
    Points Discussed in this Episode
    Spring is in the air for Nicole! The holiday “work” seasonOur favorite holiday preparationsHoliday traditions, including the delicious food, treats, decorations, and time with family!Our plans this holiday seasonThank you so much for joining us for this episode where we share our own experiences answering the question: What are your favorite holiday traditions?

    Don’t forget to follow or subscribe to Nicole & Kate Can Relate for more episodes like this one! 

    Our mission with this podcast is to share a candid convo one time per week to help provide love, support, and space for women to share without judgment, speak without hesitation, and learn from each other - even when we don’t agree.

    • 20 min
    What’s your ‘word of the year’ for 2024?

    What’s your ‘word of the year’ for 2024?

    What if you had a single word you could look to for inspiration, motivation, and to help you find focus throughout the year when things get tough, or when you find yourself feeling a little lost?

    In this episode we’ll share our own personal experiences with choosing a word of the year and just how powerful it has been for us when it comes to accomplishing our goals and keeping our focus.
    Points Discussed in this Episode
    Where we first learned about the ‘word of the year’ exercise The impact of choosing a word of the year The words we’ve chosen in past years The words we’re choosing for 2024 
    Thank you so much for joining us for this episode where we share our own experiences answering the question: What’s your ‘word of the year’ for 2024?

    Don’t forget to follow or subscribe to Nicole & Kate Can Relate for more episodes like this one! 

    Our mission with this podcast is to share a candid convo one time per week to help provide love, support, and space for women to share without judgment, speak without hesitation, and learn from each other - even when we don’t agree.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Indyfranchiselaw ,

Insightful and authentic

Really enjoy this podcast! The episode with Michelle Hansen about toxic positivity was outstanding! Nicole and Kate are so genuine, insightful and authentic. Love this show!!

AwesomeMontana ,

I can relate

Love this new podcast full of amazingly brave conversations that are authentic and raw from two amazing businesswomen. They share the truth of what it’s like to work online both for a professional POV and a personal one. Can’t believe all the details they are going into always in the interest of making life easier or at least helpful for listeners. Love it thanks ladies for being so incredibly awesome so enjoying these candid conversations- as a long time podcaster who’s been looking for a new show to inspire me when I’m working out this one hits the spot and makes the miles pedaling my stationary bike go by with ease.

sudyco ,

Kate and Nicole Soar

I just subscribed to Kate and Nicole’s new podcast and it is wonderful! Kate Erickson is such a seasoned pro at podcasting while Nicole bring such dynamic flavor and insights to the episodes. Kate is one of my favorite people and I think everyone can learn from her insights!

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