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Join Gail Kraft, author of The Empowering Process, motivational speaker, writer, and empowerment coach as she holds tough conversations around how your Purpose, being Present, and trusting your Power impacts your life. Gail shares guests and her perspective with you. Please note: The information in these episodes is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult a professional if you struggle with anxiety or any other health condition. https://calendly.com/empoweringprocess/complimentary-session www.gailkraft.com

The Empowering Process Podcast With Gail Kraft Gail Kraft

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    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Join Gail Kraft, author of The Empowering Process, motivational speaker, writer, and empowerment coach as she holds tough conversations around how your Purpose, being Present, and trusting your Power impacts your life. Gail shares guests and her perspective with you. Please note: The information in these episodes is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult a professional if you struggle with anxiety or any other health condition. https://calendly.com/empoweringprocess/complimentary-session www.gailkraft.com

    Change is Inevitable with guest, Sophie Zollmann

    Change is Inevitable with guest, Sophie Zollmann

    Episode 64

    Fear is a part of life and it's a part of business and we get stuck in a lot of things that are in our head that are not necessarily a true reflection of reality.

    And there are also a lot of times it's your subconscious mind trying to keep you safe because all it knows is what you've experienced thus far, and if it even remotely thinks what you're about to do is going to put you in harm's way, it's going to find ways to take steps to keep you stuck.

    It's going to make you stop because you're going toward something new and fears come up, “Oh my gosh you can't do that because if you do this will happen or that'll happen.”

    The thing is change is constant, change is ever accelerating, and change is frightening, and so as the human race, we really need to wrestle with this fight or flight reaction.

    Change is inevitable.

    There is so much change in life and business and the world at large that is out of our control, so being afraid of it, trying to stop it, trying to avoid it only makes life and the journey more painful because when it's out of your control trying to control it is a useless thing to do. It wastes energy, it wastes time, and it keeps you stuck in small and not in the place you want to be because when you embrace change, embrace the fear, you can see there’s nothing really wrong with fear.

    Don't be afraid to be afraid because embrace the fear doesn't mean you have to be comfortable with it. What it means is knowing that SH*! happens and you either embrace it, learn from it, find the good in it and you know, adjust, adapt, and take new steps, new actions to accommodate this new change.

    Sophie Zollmann is the Owner/CEO of SophieZo Next Level Business Support. She is a Certified Social Media and Online Business Manager and an 80s pop Stevie Nicks witchy woman providing next level business support services to coaches, consultants, and visionary entrepreneurs for over 20 years.

    She is a skilled chaos coordinator with a passion for organization, and uses her talents to give business owners back their time so they’re free to focus on scaling their business and making more money! She loves creating the strategies and systems that empower businesses to do MORE!

    https://sophiezo.com
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sophiazollmann

    • 55 min
    Stuckness is Unconscious, with guest Nikki Haritatos

    Stuckness is Unconscious, with guest Nikki Haritatos

    Episode 63

    Nikki Haritatos shares her experiences with Gail Kraft and lessons around recognizing being stuck in your life and what she does to be sure she shows up, creative, excited, and all in for her dreams and her life.

    “For me, I think what happens is I don't always see it.

    My body has a really good way of telling me things, so there had been a few times in my life when I was thinking I want to go down some path that I don't think I was very conscious of necessarily, and my body was telling me, “uhm, you haven't really been paying attention, so we're going to help you pay attention.”

    I definitely go for things, but I think for me, stuckness is unconscious, more so than anything else.

    And you know, being stuck in something that I've been doing like I can't get from this point to that point.

    It's not a kind of sickness.  I think  I have too much of why. Also, you know, I'm a creativity coach. What kind of creativity coach would I be if I had creative blocks? That's not something that I deal with. However, the thing that I can see in some of the stories of my life, some of the things when I've had health issues, it's been very strongly about how this  is not the path for you, and you're not listening or not following your heart,  and so, I ended up having these challenges with my health and injuries and things like that.

    Now, because of that, because I have been in those places, I follow my heart and it is very much in the forefront. Because I'm literally every day following my heart because that's what I know now is the way to make sure that I stay healthy.

    Being able to do that means that I don't  end up living with stuckness. It’s also knowing what to do when you might have a little bit of that showing up”

    Nikki H – Author, Choreographer, Muse, and Coach has a degree in Aerospace Engineering and yet has followed where her passion leads her. She has thrilled audience members and event guests for over 20 years as a dancer, performer, choreographer, instructor and producer with experience in over 20 dance styles. Not afraid to be bold or embrace the unusual, this sassy bombshell is on a mission to inspire and delight as a modern-day muse and creativity coach. With her signature encouraging and playful attitude, Nikki has a knack for breaking down concepts, step by step, in a way that’s both easy to follow and highly entertaining. She is a captivating speaker and MC, the creator of the "Creativity Activation Masterclass," the "30 Day Creativity Boost," and an international bestselling co-author of the book ONE: Your Wellness Guide to Mind, Body & Soul.

    Nikki is known for her burlesque and cabaret inspired workshop "Discover Your Inner Bombshell" and is the host of the dance podcast Oh, For The Love Of Dance! Nikki’s work can be seen in Huffington Post, UsWeekly, NBCNews.com and more.

    You can get her chapter from the book for free if you subscribe to her list at: is.gd/heckyes

    -She loves to connect at:

    -Website: linktr.ee/findyourdelight

    -Email: findyourdelight@gmail.com

    -IG: @findyourdelight
    -Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/justnikkih

    -She hosts free Create Together sessions for creative people to gather and create together. Email her or subscribe to list for info and invites.

    • 52 min
    Perfectionism is Holding You Back, with guest Jeff Meister

    Perfectionism is Holding You Back, with guest Jeff Meister

    Episode 62

    “It was when we were talking about the subject of what's holding you back that I narrowed it down to exactly what. Until the day came that I could say to myself, but more importantly, publicly, “I am holding me back.” Not Gail not anybody in my life.

    You know we can go down the list, but in the end, we are the ones that either take the steps forward or stay in our heads and keep thinking over and over again until everything is just right.

    And it never gets to be just right.

    You may hear fear is holding you back and you think, “that's not me. I don't have a problem with that.”

    What I discovered was that little booger, fear, is tough to me, but I still have that hurdle to get over.

    The fear is perfection.

    I'm a recovering perfectionist. I am proud of the quality of work that I do. I'm very careful and I win sometimes, and I fail sometimes to make it just right.

    Just right isn't perfect anymore, just right is for a purpose. Now, if I'm making a list of things to remember, I just write it down and don't lose it. I don’t have to look for facts and get the details together right now.

    Perfectionism has more than one way to present itself, and the obvious one is you keep polishing something until it's just the best it can be.”

    Jeff Meister Is a Personal Growth and Development Coach, writer, and blogger. Jeff’s coaching is about helping people go past where they said, “Nope... This is too big, scary, or uncomfortable.” He’s fueled by behavioral side of our brains… the “why do we do what we do,” especially when it’s keeping us stuck.

    Jeff lives In Santa Fe with his wife Lanette.

    You can find out https://www.jeffmeister.net/ He also writes a popular personal growth and lifestyle blog called About - LifeUntucked.net. You can find it at LifeUntucked.net or About - LifeUntucked.net

    • 43 min
    Take The Backpack Off, with guest Amanda Zwanziger, author of "The Paralyzed Movement"

    Take The Backpack Off, with guest Amanda Zwanziger, author of "The Paralyzed Movement"

    Episode 61

    Gail Kraft speaks with Amanda Zwanziger, author of "The Paralyzed Movement," a movement to get you heading in the direction God intends for your life. It is a journey focused on how God can help rehabilitate your life.

    Listen as we talk about stretching outside the comfort zone, a bit every day, and dissolving beliefs that no longer support you.

    Amanda talks about how her life changed after her husband became paralyzed due to a car accident. Her focus and priorities immediately shifted. She learned that when everything is taken away from you there is no other perspective to have other than possibilities.

    After dealing with physical issues impacting her lifestyle, Amanda recognized the parallels in her life and what she was holding onto that was not working for her.

    She describes taking the backpack off that was weighing her down.

    “I'm on this blind journey of leap and don't know where I'm landing other than I know it's going to happen because that's how everything laid out so far.”

    It's a big step of blind faith, but you know, I'm with you in it, the journey that you've been on and, and Life is full of parallels.

    Amanda Zwanziger is the author of "The Paralyzed Movement" and is a speaker, coach, and professional focused on helping others chase their dreams and change their lives. As the owner of a successful business, RightHand, LLC., as well as what she’s coined as a ministry"preneur", Amanda spends her days helping people discover how to live the life they are called to live.

    Amanda resides in Iowa with her husband and their dwindling full-house of children, 2- 20 year olds and 3 - 18. Their empty nest coming this fall will include lots of golf, fishing and gravel travelin', sunset chasing.

    You can find more information about Amanda and her ministry “The Paralyzed Movement” at https://www.amandamotivates.com/the-paralyzed-movement

    • 29 min
    Doing What Must Be Done, with guest, Christian LeFer

    Doing What Must Be Done, with guest, Christian LeFer

    Episode 60

    Making your dreams come true requires living past fear and Doing What Must Be Done. 

    Join me with guest, Christian LeFer as we discuss finding the right help to move your dream into action.

    So many people have amazing ideas and then don't follow through because they don't know what to do and they're afraid to ask for help. 

    Think about it. This is the future turning into something that you never have thought could be.

    Christian helps entrepreneurs move into the non-profit world and does the heavy lifting for you. He has what it takes after helping nearly 4 thousand nonprofits get started.

    Learn to face fear and actually to seek out the places where you have fear. Lean into those because there's so much gold to be gotten from that place, and realize that this is the path to freedom.

    Free Boot Camp / Strategy Session: InstantNonProfit.com 

    Find Christian LeFer on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook and on his website!

    • 33 min
    Healing Trauma Through the Akashic Records with guest Lisa Barnett

    Healing Trauma Through the Akashic Records with guest Lisa Barnett

    Episode 59

    Join me as Lisa Barnett, Akashic Healer, and I hold a conversation around healing through your soul connection via the Akashic records (your library on your life). Lisa talks about becoming more conscious, aware of your soul’s journey, stepping into integrity with using your personal power, and gaining mastery through your healing.

    Lisa talks about observing more people becoming curious, using less ego, and more soul in business as more and more people are waking up. You are now seeing the world in a different way and seeing your business as wanting to serve humanity in a better way.

    Lisa opens up and discusses her traumas that brought her into her gift of healing and then later took her out of alignment with her gift.

    After losing her closest friend at 13 and feeling alone, Lisa discovered she is a healer and believed she should have been able to save her friend. This began her journey of learning as she studied religion, spirituality, and philosophy and then faced her next trauma of losing her next best friend in a car accident.

    This second trauma sent her into a spiral of walking away from what she was learning and headed into the party lifestyle.

    Coming back into following her life’s purpose began when Lisa became sick herself and got triggered into wake up to who she is and why she is here.

    Lisa discovered she is a healer, a teacher, and a communicator of who you are and how to raise your awareness to live a deeper and more purposeful life with a five-step process of healing.

    Lisa Barnett is the founder of Akashic Knowing, Teacher & Consultant at Akashic Knowing

    Lisa is an internationally recognized author, teacher, and healer with more than 20 years experience in the Spiritual healing forum. Lisa shares with her students the unconditional love, guidance, and wisdom that comes from the Masters of the Akashic Records. She accesses this wisdom with ease through Sacred Prayers given to her by the Akashic Lords. She teaches these prayers and energy healing tools to her students to create their own personal Akashic Record connection.

    You can contact Lisa for more information at:

    https://akashicknowing.com Be sure to access her free quiz around trauma and free guided meditation

    Check out her books:

    From Questioning to Knowing: 73 Prayers to Transform Your Life

    The Infinite Wisdom of the Akashic Records: How To Access Your Soul’s Plan with Ease

    • 54 min

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