100 episodes

This podcast teaches women physicians, women in healthcare, and professional women strategies to take control of their time and set boundaries to create work life balance. Dr. Sasha Shillcutt teaches women how to own their calendars, say no to unpaid work, and create daily time for themselves to improve their wellbeing.

The Brave Enough Show for Women Physicians Dr. Sasha Shillcutt

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 391 Ratings

This podcast teaches women physicians, women in healthcare, and professional women strategies to take control of their time and set boundaries to create work life balance. Dr. Sasha Shillcutt teaches women how to own their calendars, say no to unpaid work, and create daily time for themselves to improve their wellbeing.

    Starting With Your Why: Life Mission & Vision

    Starting With Your Why: Life Mission & Vision

    In this episode of The Brave Enough Show, Dr. Sasha Shillcutt discusses: 

    How to figure out your life mission 
    How having a vision for your life helps you with difficult decisions 
    Giving yourself permission to change  
    What a personal “board of directors” looks like  
    Quote:
    “You cannot live your life’s mission and have immense joy without disappointing nice people.” – Dr. Sasha Shillcutt 
    Episode Links: 
    BE24 Conference
    The Table
    Between Grit and Grace
    The Vision Driven Leader
    Season 13 Sponsor - Freed AI
    Freed is an AI scribe that listens, transcribes, and writes medical documentation for you.
    Freed is a solution that could alleviate the burden of overworked clinicians everywhere. It turns clinicians' patient conversations into accurate documentation - instantly. There's no training time no onboarding, and no extra mental burden. All the magic happens in just a few clicks, so clinicians can spend less energy on charting and more time doing what they do best. 
    Today, more than 6,000 clinicians have fallen in love with Freed.
    Follow Brave Enough:  
    WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | LINKEDIN
    Join The Table, Brave Enough’s community. The ONLY professional membership group that meets both the professional and personal needs of high-achieving women.

    • 32 min
    Money vs. Impact vs. Peace – How do You Decide?

    Money vs. Impact vs. Peace – How do You Decide?

    In this episode of The Brave Enough Show, Dr. Sasha Shillcutt and Dr. Harriet Hopf discuss:  

    Financial decisions and how they impact our joy How to develop your professional identity How harmful mindsets about money can lead to burnout Choosing impact and peace over money in our careers How mentors can help you figure out what brings you joy 

    Harriet W. Hopf, MD, is Professor of Anesthesiology and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Utah. She has held senior leadership roles at the medical school, university, and national level that positioned her for her current focus on nurturing career and leadership success in the next generation. As a three-sport college athlete she learned leadership, persistence, and how to get things done. Her husband Leo, who she met playing volleyball, is an expert in strategy and decision-making and a peerless peer mentor. Their offspring, McKinley, is a grad student busy reinventing the way history is told. Harriet is content never to have learned to say “No.” and thrilled to have been selected as one of 250 images on the Utah Women 2020 Mural, public art commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. 
    Quote:
    “I am not good at doing things I do not enjoy, so I will choose impact and personal peace over tasks that make me money every time.” - Dr. Harriet Hopf 
    Episode Links: 
    BE24 Conference
    The Scoop
    Brave Boundaries
    Getting to Yes
    Season 13 Sponsor - Freed AI
    Freed is an AI scribe that listens, transcribes, and writes medical documentation for you.
    Freed is a solution that could alleviate the burden of overworked clinicians everywhere. It turns clinicians' patient conversations into accurate documentation - instantly. There's no training time no onboarding, and no extra mental burden. All the magic happens in just a few clicks, so clinicians can spend less energy on charting and more time doing what they do best. 
    Today, more than 6,000 clinicians have fallen in love with Freed.
    Follow Brave Enough:  
    WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | LINKEDIN
    Join The Table, Brave Enough’s community. The ONLY professional membership group that meets both the professional and personal needs of high-achieving women.

    • 38 min
    Highlights from Brave Enough 2023

    Highlights from Brave Enough 2023

    In this episode of the Brave Enough Show, we share stories and highlights from the 2023 Brave Enough Conference!
    Enjoy these stories from women in the Brave Enough community and make sure you join us in 2024!


    Episode Links:
    Brave Enough Conference 2024
    Season 12 Sponsor - The Coach Firm
    The Coach Firm is a women-owned business that certifies life coaches in our signature method that focuses on mindset, coaching tools, and emotional regulation.  
    Follow Brave Enough:  
    Website
    Facebook
    Instagram
    Twitter
    LinkedIn

    Join The Table, Brave Enough’s community. The ONLY professional membership group that meets both the professional and personal needs of high-achieving women.

    • 21 min
    DeStressing in the New Year: 3 Steps to Remove Stress

    DeStressing in the New Year: 3 Steps to Remove Stress

    In this episode, Dr. Sasha Shillcutt shares three easy steps for us to have less stress in our lives in the upcoming year. Stress seems to be the “norm” in our lives, and it can have deleterious effects on our health, on our relationships, and our productivity.  

    How to do a quick stress self-assessment 


    Physiological symptoms of stress 
    Acute stress vs. Chronic stress 
    The power of the “Instant No” 
    Simple ways to schedule a recharge  
    Quotes:
    "We, as women, are conditioned to live in a constant state of stress. We take on the responsibilities of everyone around us which results in chronic stress, and can lead to serious health issues that we ignore.” Dr. Sasha Shillcutt 
    Episode Links:
    Brave Balance Masterclass
    Brave Boundaries Book
    REVIVE: BE Winter Retreat
    Season 12 Sponsor - The Coach Firm
    The Coach Firm is a women-owned business that certifies life coaches in our signature method that focuses on mindset, coaching tools, and emotional regulation.
    Follow Brave Enough:  
    WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | LINKEDIN
    Join The Table, Brave Enough’s community. The ONLY professional membership group that meets both the professional and personal needs of high-achieving women.

    • 25 min
    Breaking “Norms” As Leaders to Overcome Stress and Burnout

    Breaking “Norms” As Leaders to Overcome Stress and Burnout

     In this episode, Dr. Sasha talks with leadership gurus Michelle Troseth and Dr. Tracy Christopherson to discuss  

    Unhealthy Leadership Norms that Hold us Back 
    Breaking up with the “Us vs. Them” Mentality 
    The difference between Doing and Being 


    How Culture work is KEY to stress relief in the workplace 
    Dr. Tracy Christopherson and Michelle Troseth are co-founders of MissingLogic®. The core of their work is to help leaders to overcome leadership norms that cause suffering, achieve work life balance, create healthy work cultures and environments by leveraging Polarity Intelligence™. Tracy and Michelle are co-authors of the book Polarity Intelligence: The Missing Logic in Leadership and co-hosts of The TRU Leader Podcast (previously known as Healthcare’s Missing Logic Podcast). The dynamic duo is known for helping leaders balance leading and living so they can be TRU leaders—thriving, resilient, and unstoppable. 
    Quotes:
    “All change starts inside. You can’t change external environments without first changing yourself internally.” 

    “Many problems leaders struggle with are not actually problems – they are polarities, and understanding the difference is key to being a good leader.” 

    Episode Links:
    Book Sasha to Speak
    REVIVE: BE Winter Retreat
    Season 12 Sponsor - The Coach Firm
    The Coach Firm is a women-owned business that certifies life coaches in our signature method that focuses on mindset, coaching tools, and emotional regulation.
    Follow Brave Enough:  
    WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | LINKEDIN
    Join The Table, Brave Enough’s community. The ONLY professional membership group that meets both the professional and personal needs of high-achieving women.

    • 34 min
    How Stress Affects our Weight and What to Do about It

    How Stress Affects our Weight and What to Do about It

    In this episode, Dr. Sasha talks with Dr. Ali Novitsky to discuss
    Stress and Sleep and the Negative Feedback of Weight Gain Emotional Regulation and Walking How 5000 steps a day can change your life How to understand your genetic stress response  Ali Novitsky, MD is the CEO and founder of The FIT CollectiveTM, www.thefitcollective.com. She is Triple Board Certified in Obesity Medicine, Pediatrics, and Neonatology. She is also a Certified Master Coach, Nutrition and Fitness Expert, International Speaker and Fitness Trainer, Blogger, and Host of The Podcast “Fit Woman CollectiveTM”.  

    Ali attended Temple University School of Medicine and completed her Pediatric residency and Neonatal Fellowship at Thomas Jefferson/AI duPont Hospital for Children. She completed her coach training at The Life Coach School and her master coach training at The Coach Firm.  

    Ali helps high performing women to achieve optimal health by optimizing their unique potential with simple strategies backed by science. Ali also offers CME coaching programs designed for women physicians. Her programs are ever evolving and currently include Fit Woman CollectiveTM, Transform®, and Transform® Energy.  

    Ali has a trademarked nutrition program called Mindful Macros® where she combines an intuitive and gentle nutrition approach to achieve optimal health results. Ali is married to her medical school sweetheart, Mark, who is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist and co- founder of The Fit CollectiveTM. Together, they leverage neuroscience to help their clients achieve sustainable health results.
    Quotes:
    “Collecting data allows people to start being honest with themselves and also decreases a large amount of stress as you move toward understanding your optimal health.” - Dr. Ali Novitsky
    Connect with Dr. Novitsky:
    The Fit Collective
    Transform
    Instagram
    Episode Links:
    Brave Balance Masterclass
    The Scoop
    Season 12 Sponsor - The Coach Firm
    The Coach Firm is a women-owned business that certifies life coaches in our signature method that focuses on mindset, coaching tools, and emotional regulation.
    Follow Brave Enough:  
    WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | LINKEDIN
    Join The Table, Brave Enough’s community. The ONLY professional membership group that meets both the professional and personal needs of high-achieving women.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
391 Ratings

391 Ratings

Shaunna Mason ,

Thank you!

I have a dream inside that I’ve been chipping away to get off the ground as a full time working physician. This season was wonderful! Helpful content and strategies and the most inspiring stories. Thank you for this season of Brave Enough. It’s exactly what I needed!

Nicole Minneapolis ,

Grace

Loved the message in the podcast episode today- season 10, episode 10. I feel calm & encouraged for the day ahead.

MarlaDZ ,

Brave Enough

The Brave Enough podcast has been so helpful for me personally and professionally. I manage a provider wellness program and Sasha's knowledge and guests have so many great nuggets. I recently listened to the Solo Parent episode and it was very helpful because I have a daughter that is an amazing solo parent to our grandson.

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