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Welcome To Take Action with Nicole Simmons. This podcast is to help you take action so you can be your best self. I believe that most peoples full potential goes undiscovered simply because of their inability to find the courage to take massive action.

You have a choice daily to live a life full of creating undeniable impact and purpose or a life that leaves you full of regret and wondering what if?

Each of us are destined for big things, it's not that just some of us can make a difference. It’s that in order to live a life operating in your full potential you have to be bold, courageous, and more than willing to take massive action.

Take Action Podcast With Nicole Simmons Nicole Simmons

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    • 5.0 • 34 Ratings

Welcome To Take Action with Nicole Simmons. This podcast is to help you take action so you can be your best self. I believe that most peoples full potential goes undiscovered simply because of their inability to find the courage to take massive action.

You have a choice daily to live a life full of creating undeniable impact and purpose or a life that leaves you full of regret and wondering what if?

Each of us are destined for big things, it's not that just some of us can make a difference. It’s that in order to live a life operating in your full potential you have to be bold, courageous, and more than willing to take massive action.

    Ep 87: Freedom to Be Yourself In A Crowded World with Urmi Hossain

    Ep 87: Freedom to Be Yourself In A Crowded World with Urmi Hossain

    In this final episode of the Freedom Series,  Nicole sits with guest, Urmi Hussain, who is an author, financial services professional, blogger, speaker, and mentor.
    Urmi discusses her book titled "Discovering Your Identity: A Rebirth from Interracial Struggle" and talks about her journey as a third-culture kid and a South Asian woman.  She shares her motivation for writing the book, emphasizing the importance of making yourself visible to the world and connecting with a community facing similar struggles.
    The conversation explores themes of self-acceptance, breaking societal expectations, and the power of embracing one's identity, with Urmi encouraging others to create their own space rather than trying to fit in.
    About Urmi Hossain: 
    Urmi Hossain is Bengali by blood and Italian by birth. She works in the financial services industry in Canada, where she is currently residing. She is a self-published author, blogger, speaker, polyglot, and mentor.  Her first book is: Discovering your identity, a rebirth from interracial struggle.  She is an advocate of women's empowerment and very passionate about teaching and mentoring other girls and women.
    She is part of the organization called Women In Leadership for the Victoria Chapter in Canada as the social media lead. She enjoys being a promoter of self-investing and personal development.  In her free time, she enjoys reading books and boxing.
     
    Book: Discovering Your Identity
    LinkedIn https://ca.linkedin.com/in/urmi-hossain
    Instagram: @urmamino
    Youtube Channel 
    Urmi's Blog 

    • 29 min
    EP 86: Freedom Journey: Self Reflection After Challenging Break Ups with Karina Viaud

    EP 86: Freedom Journey: Self Reflection After Challenging Break Ups with Karina Viaud

    In this podcast episode, host Nicole introduces her guest, Karina Viaud, an author, educator and podcaster.  Karina discusses her personal journey to freedom by using self reflection to learn how to face yourself after challenging break ups. She shares insights, lessons from her new book, called "Fired Up," to help explore how to ultize communication tools to navigate the difficulities in ending a relationship.  Karina encourages to spend more time with "me" vs "we" and the value of jouraling as a self health practice.  In her most vulnerable moments Karina walks us through the most important question we can ask of ourselves and others in order to have the relationships we want. 
    About Karina Viaud:
    Through the practice of reflection, Karina feels liberated and transformed. Growing up, and to this day, she reflected by writing in my journal. Journaling is safe. She writes about what she wants and about who she wants without fear of judgment, deception, and rejection. She most herself when she journals.
    Karina's books are results of years of journaling, reflecting, and practicing mindfulness. She shares her most vulnerable moments of life with readers who enjoy learning from others' life experiences. Karina enjoys the work of others who are just as open and vulnerable about themselves. She gives herself to the world, a world, at times, is not as kind to her.
    Instagram: 
    @contemplatingexpressions
    @karina_does 
    Book - Fired Up 
     

    • 23 min
    EP 85: Freedom Trio: Faith, Fitness & Leadership with Steph Courter

    EP 85: Freedom Trio: Faith, Fitness & Leadership with Steph Courter

    In this episode, Nicole sits with Steph Courter, a certified Fitness Nutrition coach, corporate leader and lifetime bikini competitor.  Steph discusses the trio of faith, fitness, and leadership in her life and how they contribute to a sense of freedom.  The conversation delves into the impact of faith on Steph's fitness journey, emphasizing the role of belief, perseverance, and reliance on a higher power.  Steph shares her leadership qualities, describing herself as a natural leader and discussing her commitment to helping others on their fitness journeys.  The episode concludes with Steph expressing her passion for helping individuals achieve their fitness goals while incorporating faith and leadership principles.
    About Stephanie (Steph) Courter
    Steph is a certified Fitness and Nutrition coach. She really has a passion to help women have sustainable and healthy lifestyles. She has built a coaching fitness called Faith In Fitness by Steph and has a thriving Facebook Community - Fitness, Fun & Faith. As a lifetime bikini competitor she has competed in several bodybuilding competitions and has her sights set on becoming a Pro.
    Instagram @‌stephcourter_fit

    • 41 min
    EP 84: Freedom Through Honesty and Growing Pains with Brian Simmons

    EP 84: Freedom Through Honesty and Growing Pains with Brian Simmons

    In this episode, Nicole invites special guest Brian Simmons her husband of 17 years to discuss importance of freedom in relationships, highlighting the strength that comes from being open and expressing oneself.  The discussion covers the evolution of intimacy in relationships, the significance of communication skills, and the need for shared visions.  Brian shares personal experiences, including his journey from hiding emotions to embracing vulnerability and the role of therapy in acquiring relationship skills.
    About Brian
    Brian Simmons is a Entrepreneur, Music Educator and Professional Musician and Compoaer.  He opened Music Schools International -Peachtree City in 2008 to provide music education programs to children, teens and adults.  He has composed, produced, and released two independent albums, “Music That Restores Soul,” and “God’s Words”.  Brian is driven and focused on helping other see their visions come to life.  He has been married to his wife Nicole for 17 years. 




    Connect with Brian 
    https://linktr.ee/BrianSimmons?utm_source=linktree_profile_share

    • 55 min
    EP 83: Freedom From Other People's Expectations with Nicole Simmons

    EP 83: Freedom From Other People's Expectations with Nicole Simmons

    In this epsiode podcast host, Nicole Simmons talks about the current podcast season focusing on the theme of "freedom," and specifically freedom from external expectations. Nicole shares a personal story about her struggle with meeting expectations in various areas of her life, including bodybuilding, work, relationships, and personal growth.
    She emphasizes the mental and emotional toll of trying to live up to perceived expectations and the importance of finding true freedom by aligning with one's own desires.  Nicole concludes by encouraging listeners to be bold, honest, and transparent with themselves, emphasizing that true freedom comes from pursuing one's genuine desires and taking necessary action steps.
    Follow Nicole's Instagram 
    @iamnicolesimmons 
    Website: nicolesimmonsleadership.com
    Take Action Podcast Instagram 
    @takeactionpodcastshow

    • 20 min
    EP 82: Freedom Across Phases in Life with Tanisha Townsend

    EP 82: Freedom Across Phases in Life with Tanisha Townsend

    In this episode, we explore the journey and insights of Tanisha Townsend, a certified diversity, inclusion leader, Air Force veteran, entrepreneur and bodybuilder. Tanisha delves into her definition of freedom, highlighting the power to express herself and navigate her identity. As a New Jersey native pursuing a doctorate in education, she shares experiences from her military background and overcoming challenges. The conversation touches on the importance of conflict for personal growth, the role of support in relationships, and Tanisha's passion for fitness and empowerment through her boutique studio. Join us for an inspiring exploration of freedom across life's multi-facet phases.
    About Tanisha Townsend is certified diversity and inclusion leader who is currently pursuing her doctoral degree. She is a United States Air Force Veteran, and her military background served her well in setting goals and in developing the discipline necessary for personal growth. She is an amateur competitor in the NPC, and she previously competed and placed in a show.  Tanisha has been a fitness professional for about 10 years and recently opened her own boutique fitness studio. She has been married to her husband for over 20 years and they have a lovely daughter.
    Tanisha's website www.alleyesonme.org
    Follow on Instagram @‌onlyladyt

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Mr.B 06 ,

Unmasked and Truthful

Take Action Podcast with Nicole just challenged me to get up and do some work. I mean wow!!! I was expecting to just hear a message but I did not know that I was about to be encouraged to stop making excuses and being lazy. The perspective that Nicole brings to real life topics is candid and outstanding. I am looking forward to the other seasons and episodes. Great Podcast!!!

Dr. Cassie K. ,

Insightful, thought-provoking, and makes me want to take action!

I truly appreciated the authenticity of this podcast! I had never really considered core values as an important “feature” in a relationship. I’ve heard of other couples lining up their core values, but for whatever reason, the way Nicole and Brian shared about it on this episode unlocked some things for me and showed me how couples can grow together. I look forward to getting married and am grateful to have this info filed in my brain for when that time comes.

Carlynair ,

I am loving this Podcast..

Thank you Nicole, you are a great host. The topics are relevant and definitely motivational. I have the podcast episodes on repeat 🤗.

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