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Join irreverent and [slightly] dramatic host, Amy Green Smith as she teaches you how to speak up for yourself without being a total dick... or being completely riddled with guilt. #yesplease As a life coach, hypnotherapist, and speaker, Amy brings her sass and humor to this lively, weekly podcast designed to give you a no-b**t guide to navigating challenging topics. Along with the occasional guest, Amy brazenly battles challenging topics such as: letting go of people pleasing, conquering fear, getting your needs met from your partner, and creating effective communication, to name a few. This podcast is for you if you desire a shoot-from-the-hip, no-b**t approach to implementable life advice. It is especially designed for those with potty-mouths, insatiable humor, and a desire to create the most badass life possible.

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The Bold-Faced Truth Podcast Amy Green Smith

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Join irreverent and [slightly] dramatic host, Amy Green Smith as she teaches you how to speak up for yourself without being a total dick... or being completely riddled with guilt. #yesplease As a life coach, hypnotherapist, and speaker, Amy brings her sass and humor to this lively, weekly podcast designed to give you a no-b**t guide to navigating challenging topics. Along with the occasional guest, Amy brazenly battles challenging topics such as: letting go of people pleasing, conquering fear, getting your needs met from your partner, and creating effective communication, to name a few. This podcast is for you if you desire a shoot-from-the-hip, no-b**t approach to implementable life advice. It is especially designed for those with potty-mouths, insatiable humor, and a desire to create the most badass life possible.

http://amygreensmith.com

    [DIAL AN EXPERT] EP#443 - Identity: Becoming Who You Want to Be with Sara Dean

    [DIAL AN EXPERT] EP#443 - Identity: Becoming Who You Want to Be with Sara Dean

    If you’ve been hanging out with me for any length of time, you are likely a person who gives a shit about growing and developing and becoming the person you truly want to be. But, what does that actually look like? What does it really mean to actively work toward a more evolved version of yourself? What if you are so stuck in a cycle of working, taking care of everyone else, putting out fires, rinse, repeat and have no idea what you actually enjoy or really want?
    It can be so easy to get into a tornado of a career/work life and forget what you even like to do for fun. Or maybe you threw yourself into raising children and in between diaper changes and college tours, you forgot what you’re really passionate about. It’s not uncommon to get to a place in your life where you feel like your entire identity is wrapped up in one major area of your life. And then you’re like, “No wonder I’m not happy… I have no idea who I am and what I like anymore!”
    On this week’s show, I dial up my pal, Sara Dean, a mindset and leadership coach who, following the birth of her son, rebuilt her own identity one step at a time. She is passionate about helping women own their space and embrace all of who they are… even if they aren’t sure where to start. In this discussion, we break down where we tend to lose who we are and we also dig into Sara’s easy-to-implement steps you can take to uncover who you want to be. 
    This pod explores:
    Sara’s two-prong approach of “Frequency and Recency” and how you can use them to become more of the person you want to be How to own your personal superpower even if you are feeling lost, stuck, and have no idea what you want What it looks like to stop waiting for permission and how to ask for support instead How to examine what kind of evidence you are collecting and if that is helping or hurting you from becoming the person you want to be HIRE ME TO SPEAK AT YOUR EVENT! ACCESS ‘ENOUGHNESS’. POWERFULLY NAVIGATE FEAR. SPEAK UP FOR YOURSELF. I have three battle-tested (and badass) keynote speeches that are ready to be delivered to your company, organization, group, or association. If you or anyone you know could benefit from me droppin’ some gems (um, like, who couldn’t use some new tools?) please send them to THIS FANCY INFO PAGE on my site where you/they can message me directly about specific needs.
    ______ PERKS FOR THE POD-IENCE This podcast is sponsored by LetsGetChecked and The Bold-Faced Truth Podcast listeners get a whoppin’ 30% off their first test kit of choice at tryglc.com/boldtruth or simply enter code boldtruth at checkout. Hello!!
    Getting necessary medical testing can be simple, safe, and easily done in the privacy of your own home. Check out this killer offer from
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    ______ ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: POD #439: Exploring Love Addiction And Attachment Styles With Giovanna Capozza POD #440: Working With Your Inner Child + Attracting Love With Veronica Grant POD #441: What To Do When You Are Desiring Intimacy But Fearing Vulnerability POD #442: Understanding + Cultivating Intimacy With Allana Pratt __ THIS WEEK’S ‘DIAL AN EXPERT’ GUESTIE Sara Dean is a mindset, business and leadership coach. She is also the creator and host of the Shameless Mom Academy Podcast, a top rated podcast with 4 million downloads. Sara’s biggest passion is helping women own their space. After enduring her own identity crisis following the birth of her son, Sara took her background in psychology/health/ wellness and rebuilt her identity, one step at a time. Sara motivates and inspires women to stop shrinking and start shining. She is on a mission to inspire women and moms, in particular, to live bigger, bolder, braver #everydamnday.
    Sara serves women through her podcast, her thriving Momentum Mamas membership community, her Tenacious Mamas business & leadership mastermind and her annual event, Shamele

    • 1 hr
    [DIAL AN EXPERT] EP#442 - Understanding + Cultivating Intimacy with Allana Pratt

    [DIAL AN EXPERT] EP#442 - Understanding + Cultivating Intimacy with Allana Pratt

    What if I told you great intimacy was fully possible for you… even if you’re totally single. Wait… what!? I know, I know. Here’s the deal, my friend: intimacy is so often seen through only a sexual or romantic lens, but intimacy is simply about deeply, truly knowing. Seeing. Hearing. Understanding someone deeply. And, that means you can have a fully intimate relationship with yourself. With or without deep love from another. And, that doesn’t have to mean you don’t desire love from someone else. You can have a rich relationship with yourself AND desire a connected relationship with a romantic partner.
    This week on the show, I’m dialing up an expert on the subject of intimacy. My dear friend and colleague, Allana Pratt joins me to discuss the way our society glorifies partnership at a great cost (as in, I’ll be happy and worthy as long as I’m partnered), how to cultivate an intimate relationship with yourself, and how our major barrier to intimacy is our resistance to vulnerability. (Not to mention that vulnerability is touted as weakness in our culture and in many families of origin.)
    Allana shares the pivotal childhood moment when her father, irritated with her childlike play, punched a hole in the wall imprinting the message that men are dangerous, can’t be trusted, and she must twist and contort herself to be found valuable in a suitor’s eyes. We discuss how much emotional intelligence has to do with thriving in a relationship, whether romantic or otherwise, and the steps you can take to open yourself up to intimacy (without feeling freaked-the-f**k out).
    If you tend to avoid your emotions rather than feel them, grab a pen and paper, friend, because this one is gooooood.
    This pod explores:
    What intimacy even is and why it’s related to every single relationship we have… even the one with ourselves Knowing when you can share your story and when it may not be safe to do so Understanding the connection between intimacy and vulnerability and the reason why they can both be so f*****g uncomfortable Why we run from our emotional self and try to fix everything instead of feel our way through it (and how to shift that) HIRE ME TO SPEAK AT YOUR EVENT! ACCESS ‘ENOUGHNESS’. POWERFULLY NAVIGATE FEAR. SPEAK UP FOR YOURSELF. I have three battle-tested (and badass) keynote speeches that are ready to be delivered to your company, organization, group, or association. If you or anyone you know could benefit from me droppin’ some gems (um, like, who couldn’t use some new tools?) please send them to THIS FANCY INFO PAGE on my site where you/they can message me directly about specific needs.
    ______ PERKS FOR THE POD-IENCE This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and The Bold-Faced Truth Podcast listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/boldtruth or simply enter code boldtruth at checkout. Hello!!
    Join the millions of people who have found huge relief and support from BetterHelp therapists and save on your first month while you’re at it! Check it out ~>
    ______ ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: POD #440: Working With Your Inner Child + Attracting Love With Veronica Grant POD #441: What to Do When You are Desiring Intimacy but Fearing Vulnerability ______ THIS WEEK’S ‘DIAL AN EXPERT ‘ GUESTIE Intimacy Expert, Allana Pratt is a global media personality and go-to authority for those who have suffered heartbreak and are ready to live unapologetically and attract an open-hearted ideal relationship. She has been chosen as an Icon of Influence, is a columnist on the GoodMenProject, and has been featured on Huffington Post, People Magazine, Forbes, CBS, ABC & FOX, and more.
    This Ivy League grad is the author of 6 books, has interviewed Whoopi Goldberg and Alanis Morissette, and Hosts the edgy Podcast, Intimate Conversations, where listeners learn how to find the relationship they deserve. A certified coach with close to 5 million viewers on YouTube, Allana was asked by Leeza Gibbon

    • 1 hr 5 min
    [AMY SAYS] EP#441 - What to Do When You are Desiring Intimacy but Fearing Vulnerability

    [AMY SAYS] EP#441 - What to Do When You are Desiring Intimacy but Fearing Vulnerability

    Ever find yourself desiring deep, rich connections with your partner or your friends and family but have a hellova time letting your guard down? Maybe you even find yourself craving deep intimacy but you’re absolutely terrified to really “be seen”. I mean, isn’t it just safer to stay walled up? Well… if the other party was vulnerable first… maybe then it would be safe. Maybe. Why is it so damn hard to be vulnerable?
    If you’ve found your mind spinning with the same questions, you are certainly not the exception. Many of us crave rich, soulful connections with our loved ones, but we’re absolutely paralyzed by fear of being vulnerable. So we put up massive walls, don’t let people in, and then wonder why we don’t have intimacy.
    In this episode, I dig into the detrimental notions we’re inundated within our culture, how it sends major mixed messages about vulnerability, and why you need to drastically change the narrative if you want to experience intimacy in your relationships. And guess what? You get to take as many baby steps as you need to feel safe. Promise.
    This pod explores:
    How our society shapes our views of safety in relationships (And how that isn’t doing you any favors) Challenging the notion that vulnerability equals weakness, when in reality vulnerability equals courage The three simplest ways to gradually and lovingly step into vulnerability (without feeling like you might die) The real cost of not allowing room for vulnerability in your life HIRE ME TO SPEAK AT YOUR EVENT! ACCESS ‘ENOUGHNESS’. POWERFULLY NAVIGATE FEAR. SPEAK UP FOR YOURSELF. I have three battle-tested (and badass) keynote speeches that are ready to be delivered to your company, organization, group, or association. If you or anyone you know could benefit from me droppin’ some gems (um, like, who couldn’t use some new tools?) please send them to THIS FANCY INFO PAGE on my site where you/they can message me directly about specific needs.
    ______ PERKS FOR THE POD-IENCE This podcast is sponsored by LetsGetChecked and The Bold-Faced Truth Podcast listeners get a whoppin’ 30% off their first test kit of choice at tryglc.com/boldtruth or simply enter code boldtruth at checkout. Hello!!
    Getting necessary medical testing can be simple, safe, and easily done in the privacy of your own home. Check out this killer offer from
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    ______ ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: POD #440: Working With Your Inner Child + Attracting Love With Veronica Grant You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience, by Tarana Burke, Brené Brown, et al. ___ HOW TO LEAVE APPLE PODCASTS REVIEWS: Click the “Subscribe on Apple Podcasts” button below or go HERE Click on blue button that reads “view in Apple Podcasts” which will open the podcast into your personal Apple Podcasts account Click “Ratings & Reviews” under the show title Click the star rating of choice and then click the “Write a Review” button You can also click “Subscribe” under the podcast photo to be automatically notified of new episodes ______ WANT TO SUBMIT A SHOW TOPIC? Swing by THIS PAGE and let us hear what you would like us to sound off on!

    • 42 min
    [TOOL] EP#440 - Working with Your Inner Child + Attracting Love with Veronica Grant

    [TOOL] EP#440 - Working with Your Inner Child + Attracting Love with Veronica Grant

    If you have spent any time in the dating scene as of late, you know navigating those waters can be murky as hell. So what is one to do if you want to attract meaningful, rich, connected love in your life? Like, where the f**k are those folks? The ones who do the work on themselves, who understand their wants and needs, and who can actually use their god-damned words!!?
    Since I’ve been hangin’ out with Mr. Smith for nearly a quarter century, I thought it would be helpful to dial up an expert who knows a thing or two (or forty) about dealing with today’s dating landscape and how you can reclaim your personal power in such a vulnerable space. On this “tool” episode of the show, I dial up Veronica Grant, a dear friend and colleague who is a life and love coach working specifically with successful women who feel they have it all… except love. Hello! 
    Not only is Veronica a successful coach and author, but she works with the specific modality of Inner Child Work to help folks unlock the historical issues that may be thwarting love. Creep our conversation where Veronica shares how she uses Inner Child Work with all her clients and students and also shares how she works with The Rule of 3… Meaning if you notice a pattern in your dating life that occurs three or more times, it’s probably time for some introspection. She also walks us through a series of analysis elements you can use to explore where things may be going awry.
    This pod explores:
    How Veronica’s relationship with her body highly influenced the quality of partners she was attracting (and what she did to shift that) How to work with The Rule of Three to examine detrimental patterns in your dating life  Veronica’s three-part process to work with your Inner Child and heal wounds that affect your ability to attract love Understanding how the Law of Attraction can be toxic positivity and actually kinda gaslight-y… especially when it comes to love HIRE ME TO SPEAK AT YOUR EVENT! ACCESS ‘ENOUGHNESS’. POWERFULLY NAVIGATE FEAR. SPEAK UP FOR YOURSELF. I have three battle-tested (and badass) keynote speeches that are ready to be delivered to your company, organization, group, or association. If you or anyone you know could benefit from me droppin’ some gems (um, like, who couldn’t use some new tools?) please send them to THIS FANCY INFO PAGE on my site where you/they can message me directly about specific needs.
    ______ PERKS FOR THE POD-IENCE This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and The Bold-Faced Truth Podcast listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/boldtruth or simply enter code boldtruth at checkout. Hello!!
    Join the millions of people who have found huge relief and support from BetterHelp therapists and save on your first month while you’re at it! Check it out ~>
    ______ ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: You are Meant for Love: A No-Nonsense Guide to Help, Smart, Successful Women Attract High-Quality Partners and Real Love by Veronica Grant POD #377: Toxic Positivity: The Detriment Of Negligent Optimism  ______ THIS WEEK’S GUESTIE Veronica is a Love and Life Coach, host of the popular Love Life Connection podcast, and author of You Are Meant for Love. She helps successful women who feel like they have it all except love, find it.
    Veronica’s work has been featured in O the Oprah Magazine, Bustle, Your Tango, and countless podcasts, including Let It Out and Mind Body Musings.
    As someone who struggled in love herself and was tired of unsolicited and usually patronizing dating advice (even if well-meaning), she created the resources she wished were available before she met her husband. Through her binge-worthy podcast, free challenges, and coaching, she’s here to shake up how you find love, even in our swipe right, swipe left world.
    A few of her guilty pleasures include: psychoanalyzing TV and real life famous couples, hiking with her husband and pup, and sushi everything.
    Check out Veronica’s Emotional Av

    • 54 min
    [DIAL AN EXPERT] EP#439 - Exploring Love Addiction and Attachment Styles with Giovanna Capozza

    [DIAL AN EXPERT] EP#439 - Exploring Love Addiction and Attachment Styles with Giovanna Capozza

    If I had a dollar for everytime I’ve heard someone express feeling unworthy simply because they are single, I would have, like, so many dollars. Seriously. Our society has a way of glorifying coupledom that leaves many folks feeling like finding “the one” is the sole/soul purpose of life. It doesn’t help that our media (I’m looking at you, Disney) tells girls that they will magically be saved one day and that their lives can finally begin once they fall in love. 
    So, then we enter our teenage years being told that if a boy likes us (forgive the gender binary here), he will be mean to us, so no wonder we put up with b******t from partners in our adult years. There has already been a message programmed that toxic behavior simply just means we’re broken and need to work harder to MAKE that person love us. But what if you could change how you view this entire narrative? Change how you view your singlehood? Change what you truly believe you deserve in your intimate partnership? Spoiler alert: you can.
    This week, I dial up my gal, Giovanna Capozza, a recovering love addict, author, and coach who has literally written the book on breaking up with the addictive “lovesick” behaviors you may be exhibiting in your dating life. If you find yourself shapeshifting to please your partner, ruminating over every little thing they do or say, or cancel all your plans to accommodate them, you won’t want to miss this. And, you may actually be a little bit lovesick. Tune in and find out.
    This pod explores:
    How you might be using your singlehood as a “waiting room” for your life to begin and what to do about it The four primary attachment styles (yes, there are actually four!) The very first assignment Giovanna suggests you start with if you want to alter your relationship with codependency What love addictive behaviors look like and how our society and family of origin programs us to be love addicts HIRE ME TO SPEAK AT YOUR EVENT! ACCESS ‘ENOUGHNESS’. POWERFULLY NAVIGATE FEAR. SPEAK UP FOR YOURSELF. I have three battle-tested (and badass) keynote speeches that are ready to be delivered to your company, organization, group, or association. If you or anyone you know could benefit from me droppin’ some gems (um, like, who couldn’t use some new tools?) please send them to THIS FANCY INFO PAGE on my site where you/they can message me directly about specific needs.
    ______ PERKS FOR THE POD-IENCE This podcast is sponsored by LetsGetChecked and The Bold-Faced Truth Podcast listeners get a whoppin’ 30% off their first test kit of choice at tryglc.com/boldtruth or simply enter code boldtruth at checkout. Hello!!
    Getting necessary medical testing can be simple, safe, and easily done in the privacy of your own home. Check out this killer offer from
    LetsGetChecked and save 30% on your first test kit! Check it out ~>
    ______ ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: POD #436: [Dial An Expert] The Truth About Body Positivity with Dr. Lexie Kite POD #437: [Dial An Expert] The Truth About Body Positivity With Dr. Lexie Kite POD #438: [Amy Says] Supporting Your Body Love Journey (And What To Say To Others Who Don’t) Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find – and Keep – Love, Amir Levine and Rachel Heller __ THIS WEEK’S ‘DIAL AN EXPERT’ GUESTIE Founder of Love Well Coaching, Author and recovering love addict, Giovanna Capozza’s journey from lovesick to Love Well is a journey so many of us can relate with. Part spiritual Seeker. Part solo travel enthusiast. Part geeked out self- improvement and science junkie. Giovanna found comfort in exploring the globe on the search for herself. A lifetime of searching for “the one” only led her to discover that finding him would mean finding herself… first.
    A certified Coach and Mind Body Therapy Facilitator, Functional Medicine Practitioner, Homeopath, Yoga Teacher and Energy Healer, Giovanna coaches women everywhere to love themselves and t

    • 1 hr 7 min
    [AMY SAYS] EP#438 - Supporting Your Body Love Journey (and What to Say to Others Who Don’t)

    [AMY SAYS] EP#438 - Supporting Your Body Love Journey (and What to Say to Others Who Don’t)

    In the nearly fifteen years I’ve been working in the personal development space, I have to say that one of the most recurring challenges I see women face is reckoning with changes in their bodies and what that means for their sense of self-worth. Unless you were magically able to escape the messages we are inundated with in our patriarchal society, it’s likely that you’ve had to navigate the constant, relentless, and radically unforgiving demand placed on our bodies to be perfect. 
    And, Honey, I am certainly not exempt. In recent years, I’ve personally delved into learning more about how our notions of beauty have come to pass, how “Big Diet” ensures we all hate our bodies, and the truth about fatness and health. I am certainly no expert, but it has become abundantly clear that there are billion-dollar industries profiting off our insecurities. And, many of them invent new insecurities for us. How generous.
    In this episode, I look at some things you can actually DO, both internally and externally, to start cultivating a more loving relationship with your body. I also share some scripts of specific phrases you can say when you find yourself dealing with your bestie yammering about their new diet or if your aunt keeps making comments about your body at the family dinner. If you’ve struggled to know what action you can take to feel more comfortable in your skin, you’ll definitely want a listen. Grab a pen and paper because this one is loaded with tangible action steps and resources.
    This pod explores:
    Analyzing what you are consuming on a daily basis and how that influences how you feel about your body (Like, what ads you do constantly see on social media?) How commenting on people’s bodies (even if you don’t know them or don’t really like them) can be a huge step backward for your body love journey Some of my favorite activities to generate a more loving relationship with your body A handful of scripts to shutdown inappropriate or offensive comments about your body, other people’s bodies, or diet culture altogether HIRE ME TO SPEAK AT YOUR EVENT! ACCESS ‘ENOUGHNESS’. POWERFULLY NAVIGATE FEAR. SPEAK UP FOR YOURSELF. I have three battle-tested (and badass) keynote speeches that are ready to be delivered to your company, organization, group, or association. If you or anyone you know could benefit from me droppin’ some gems (um, like, who couldn’t use some new tools?) please send them to THIS FANCY INFO PAGE on my site where you/they can message me directly about specific needs.
    ______ PERKS FOR THE POD-IENCE This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and The Bold-Faced Truth Podcast listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/boldtruth or simply enter code boldtruth at checkout. Hello!!
    Join the millions of people who have found huge relief and support from BetterHelp therapists and save on your first month while you’re at it! Check it out ~>
    ______ ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: POD #436″ [Dial An Expert] The Truth About Body Positivity With Dr. Lexie Kite POD #437: [Dial An Expert] Understanding Body Love And Body Image With Summer Innanen More Than a Body: Your Body Is an Instrument, Not an Ornament by Drs. Lexie and Lindsay Kite The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love by Sonya Renee Taylor The Maintenance Phase Podcast HannaTalksBodies on TikTok Lizzo on Instagram Meg Boggs on Instagram Good News Movement on Instagram Smartless: “Halle Berry” _ HOW TO LEAVE APPLE PODCASTS REVIEWS: Click the “Subscribe on Apple Podcasts” button below or go HERE Click on blue button that reads “view in Apple Podcasts” which will open the podcast into your personal Apple Podcasts account Click “Ratings & Reviews” under the show title Click the star rating of choice and then click the “Write a Review” button You can also click “Subscribe” under the podcast photo to be automatically notified of new episodes ______ WANT TO SUBMIT A SHOW TOPIC?

    • 49 min

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4.9 out of 5
335 Ratings

335 Ratings

LauraSJ ,

Brilliant Rebrand, Amy!

I love your new name, new intro, new format! You did something amazing, pivot boldly! Great interviews. Excellent topics. I always get excited and inspired with every new episode.

mverni_Art ,

OMG YES

I just recently found this fantastic podcast! My girl delivers empathetic wisdom with sassafras and f-bombs and I’m here for it! Love love love!

Priscilla.pete ,

Listen to this for some real life advice & enjoyable humor

Amy makes positive life changes seem really easy and tangible. Before I heard her speak I didn't think I could change any of the awful cards life had given me, but she woke me up and made me believe that I deserved happiness and could not only change the cards I had been dealt, but change the game entirely. Now I love my life and I could not have reached this place without her giving me the map of how to get there with her truly amazing words of inspiration. Go ahead, get your happy back and listen to this gem. The Smiths are hilarious together too and offer the perfect amount of comic relief. This show and coaching from Amy helped me find solutions to the relevant issues I needed help with but could not put into words.

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