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If you’re an empath or highly sensitive entrepreneur, odds are you’ve struggled with building a thriving business and amassing wealth because you don’t know how to charge a premium rate for your services without compromising your own values and beliefs. You’re committed to your clients and serving them well, but you’re still looking for the sustainability and balance that you need in order to impact more of the clients that you love.

Catherine Wood, Master Certified Coach and Founder of Unbounded Potential, has been exactly where you are. Each week on The Prosperous Empath® Podcast, she will be sharing stories and interviews that support and inspire heart-centered entrepreneurs just like you in growing a scalable and impact-driven business on your own empathic terms while prioritizing living a joyfully aligned life. It’s time to claim your self worth to own your net worth in order to have the life and career you deeply desire.

The Prosperous Empath® Podcast Catherine Wood

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    • 5.0 • 23 Ratings

If you’re an empath or highly sensitive entrepreneur, odds are you’ve struggled with building a thriving business and amassing wealth because you don’t know how to charge a premium rate for your services without compromising your own values and beliefs. You’re committed to your clients and serving them well, but you’re still looking for the sustainability and balance that you need in order to impact more of the clients that you love.

Catherine Wood, Master Certified Coach and Founder of Unbounded Potential, has been exactly where you are. Each week on The Prosperous Empath® Podcast, she will be sharing stories and interviews that support and inspire heart-centered entrepreneurs just like you in growing a scalable and impact-driven business on your own empathic terms while prioritizing living a joyfully aligned life. It’s time to claim your self worth to own your net worth in order to have the life and career you deeply desire.

    Navigating Neurodivergence: Energy Hacks for Empaths with Regina Carey

    Navigating Neurodivergence: Energy Hacks for Empaths with Regina Carey

    Regina Carey joins me on The Prosperous Empath® this week for a truly heart-centered conversation about neurodivergence and how it is often interconnected with being an empath and/or HSP. Regina is a special ed teacher turned Executive Coach who has spent the last three decades educating, empowering, and advocating for those who feel stuck, yet long to take that next great leap. Recently, she returned from an adventurous trip to Machu Picchu and shares her experience of how saying yes to physical challenges has helped her balance intense emotions as an empath. But something I deeply appreciate about this conversation are Regina’s insights on neurodivergence, especially ADHD, and the importance of managing energy and advocating for oneself. Regina reflects on her upbringing and the influence of the women in her life, emphasizing the need to break patterns of burnout and dis-ease to live authentically. This episode is for anyone who is neurodivergent (or loves someone who is) and is seeking energetic balance in their life. Tune in for actionable steps on thriving more as an ambitious empath.
     
    Topics:
     
    How recognizing energy is everything is the thing that has made the biggest difference for Regina in thriving as a Prosperous Empath®
    What “micro-recoveries” are, why they are better than self-care and how they can help you stay in positive, balanced energy 
    The connection between neurodivergence, empathy, high sensitivity, and entrepreneurship and how you as a coach, friend, or partner can support
    Understanding common comorbidities of neurodivergence and how you, as a coach or service-provider, can support your clients in being understood 
    Learning how to advocate for yourself and use your voice to ask for what you need, avoid overwhelm and foster more processing time 
    Why, as empaths, we must learn to care less about what others think of us in order to find and pursue our own purpose in life 
     
    Episode Resources:


    Join us on Monday, August 5th at 12pm ET for our monthly Non-Networking Power Hour for Empathpreneurs with our UNBOUNDED Community for deep connections and meaningful support. 
    Listen: Philippa Robinson on Balancing High Sensation Seeking and Being an HSP
    Driven to Distraction by Edward M. Hallowell M.D. and John J. Ratey M.D.
    A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD by Sari Solden
     
    Connect with Regina:
    Website 
    Instagram: @coachmecarey 
    LinkedIn 
    Facebook 
     
    Connect with Catherine:


    Apply to join the free Unbounded community, a vibrant group of empathpreneurs who are passionate about supporting each other on our entrepreneurial journeys. 
    Website
    LinkedIn
    Instagram
    YouTube
    Sign up to receive my weekly digest on empathic entrepreneurship and hear from voices committed to spreading this message, sent straight to your inbox every Friday since 2016, here. 
     
    Work with Catherine:


    Interested in working 1:1 with a certified coach on Catherine’s team, or joining her in one of her premium mastermind programs? Schedule a low-pressure call to begin the conversation here. 
     
     
    The Prosperous Empath® Podcast is produced by Heart Centered Podcasting.

    • 52 min
    The Surrender Experiment: COVID, A New House and Third Trimester

    The Surrender Experiment: COVID, A New House and Third Trimester

    On this solo episode of the Prosperous Empath® Podcast, I want to share with you the messy middle of this season of life & business. I’ve been in the world of personal development for the past decade, and I often see high-level coaches and leaders zoom in on the big transformations and results they’ve achieved without revealing the breakdowns, breakthroughs, and learnings they experienced and overcame along the way. As I’m recording this episode, I’m 27 weeks pregnant and recovering from COVID-19, which has been an interesting experience in surrender and allowing myself to receive more meaningful support from the people around me. I’m also reevaluating how I market my business, getting clear on how & where I want to show up for my community, and navigating moving into a new home as a minimalist. Tune in if you’ve been yearning for more humanity & meaningful conversations lately!
     
    Topics:
     
    Behind the scenes of the changes & personal evolutions I’ve experienced over the last few months
    Recovering from COVID-19 while 27 weeks pregnant and how it allowed me to open myself up to even more support and community
    Figuring out what I want my maternity leave to look like & letting go of the non-essentials in business
    The experience of purchasing a new home: how we did it on our own timeline and found the right place for our growing family



    Episode Resources:


    Join us on Monday, August 5th at 12pm ET for our monthly Non-Networking Power Hour for Empathpreneurs with our UNBOUNDED Community for deep connections and meaningful support.
    The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life’s Perfection by Michael A. Singer



    Connect with Catherine:


    Apply to join the free Unbounded community, a vibrant group of empathpreneurs who are passionate about supporting each other on our entrepreneurial journeys.
    Website
    LinkedIn
    Instagram
    YouTube
    Sign up to receive my weekly digest on empathic entrepreneurship and hear from voices committed to spreading this message, sent straight to your inbox every Friday since 2016, here .
     
    Work with Catherine:


    Interested in working 1:1 with a certified coach on Catherine’s team, or joining her in one of her premium mastermind programs? Schedule a low-pressure call to begin the conversation here .
     
    The Prosperous Empath® Podcast is produced by Heart Centered Podcasting.

    • 33 min
    The Magic & Science of Decluttering with Rebecca Jo-Rushdy

    The Magic & Science of Decluttering with Rebecca Jo-Rushdy

    Growing up in a Bed & Breakfast, I’ve always had an appreciation for a neat and organized space. It’s one of the reasons why I’m so excited about my conversation with Rebecca Jo-Rushdy, a KonMari® consultant who guides sensitive souls on transformational journeys by decluttering their homes, hearts, and minds into sanctuaries that spark joy and flow. As a fellow empath, Rebecca understands that the practice of decluttering your home is not about just freeing up the physical space. It’s also an emotional experience woven with our cherished memories, relationships with our loved ones, and our own evolutions as human beings. From cultivating awareness to setting goals that don’t upset your nervous system, you will walk away from this episode with newfound clarity and wisdom on creating a mindful environment that sets you up for success.
     
    Topics
     
    Decluttering 101 and how creating a mindful home environment can help you become the best version of yourself as an empath
    Conscious consumption: how to stop feeding into the scarcity mindset and start spending in a way that truly brings you joy
    Navigating different phases of life, such as welcoming a new baby or moving, without overspending on things you don’t *actually* need
    The art of intentionality and how to sort through sentimental possessions, especially as a highly sensitive person
    How to start decluttering your space without overwhelming your nervous system
     
    Episode Resources:


    Join us on Monday, July 15th at 12pm ET for our monthly Non-Networking Power Hour for Empathpreneurs with our UNBOUNDED Community for deep connections and meaningful support.
    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
    The KonMari Method
    The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy by Thomas J. Stanley
    The Go-Giver by Bob Burg
    The Choice: Embrace the Possible by Dr. Edith Eva Eger
     
    Connect with Rebecca:
    Website
    Instagram: @ sparkjoyandflow
    LinkedIn
    Facebook
     
    Connect with Catherine:


    Apply to join the free Unbounded community, a vibrant group of empathpreneurs who are passionate about supporting each other on our entrepreneurial journeys.
    Website
    LinkedIn
    Instagram
    YouTube
    Sign up to receive my weekly digest on empathic entrepreneurship and hear from voices committed to spreading this message, sent straight to your inbox every Friday since 2016, here .
     
    Work with Catherine:


    Interested in working 1:1 with a certified coach on Catherine’s team, or joining her in one of her premium mastermind programs? Schedule a low-pressure call to begin the conversation here .
     
     
    The Prosperous Empath® Podcast is produced by Heart Centered Podcasting.

    • 51 min
    Redefining Masculinity: A Conversation on Men's Work and Vulnerability with Bob Conlin & Alex Terranova

    Redefining Masculinity: A Conversation on Men's Work and Vulnerability with Bob Conlin & Alex Terranova

    I’m beyond honored to have Bob Conlin and Alex Terranova, co-founders of The Alchemy of Men, on the show today. In their work, they’ve created a community and path to support men in discovering their authentic selves, evolving from boys to men, becoming more self-expressed, and building lives they can be proud of. Alex, Bob, and I used to be leaders together in Accomplishment Coaching, where we all individually trained as coaches together, served in different roles, and partnered in many different ways. We have a lot of experience knowing one another in multiple capacities, and I hope this is evident throughout the episode. I ask them a lot of deep questions about their work as it’s so important and needed in today’s world. In their work, Alex and Bob are cracking the door open for men to show them what is possible if they can tear down their walls. They know that getting men to show up to their retreats is the hardest part – because they have found that once they are there, it’s easy for the facades to fade and allow a new version of masculinity to appear.  I can’t wait for you to tune in and find your own favorite takeaways. 
     
    Topics:
    Believing that we get to choose who we are and how we see the world, and for men, trusting that the definition of traditional masculinity can be changed and improved upon The transformation that Alex and Bob themselves have gone through, how it’s impacted their own friendship, and the lessons they now take into their work with their clients    How Alex and Bob support their clients in facilitating breakthroughs in their lives, knocking down walls, and opening their hearts during their retreats, especially as it’s brand new territory for most  The power of letting go of your ego and surrendering to what you don’t know, and why it’s probably easier than you believe it is  Letting go of everything you may think about what it means to be a man to create the space for reinvention and undoing to flow through  How we can create safe space in supporting our partners to ask for help, create an equal relationship, and rewrite the norms of power dynamics   
    Episode Resources:
    Join us on Monday, July 15th at 12pm ET for our monthly Non-Networking Power Hour for Empathpreneurs with our UNBOUNDED Community for deep connections and meaningful support.  The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle The Imago Theory Thomas Huebl  
    Connect with Alex & Bob:
    Website  Instagram: @thealchemyofmen   
    Connect with Catherine:
    Apply to join the free Unbounded community, a vibrant group of empathpreneurs who are passionate about supporting each other on our entrepreneurial journeys.  Website LinkedIn Instagram YouTube Sign up to receive my weekly digest on empathic entrepreneurship and hear from voices committed to spreading this message, sent straight to your inbox every Friday since 2016, here.   
    Work with Catherine:
    Interested in working 1:1 with a certified coach on Catherine’s team, or joining her in one of her premium mastermind programs? Schedule a low-pressure call to begin the conversation here.  
    Visit this episode's full show notes page here
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    The Prosperous Empath® Podcast is produced by Heart Centered Podcasting.

    • 52 min
    Commanding the Stage: Effective Public Speaking Techniques for Empaths with Dr. Susan Laverick

    Commanding the Stage: Effective Public Speaking Techniques for Empaths with Dr. Susan Laverick

    If you’ve historically found it challenging to express yourself powerfully as an empath, this episode of The Prosperous Empath® is for you. Dr. Susan Laverick is a sought-after communications consultant with a background spanning Citigroup and the BBC in London to the international sector of Geneva. She trains peacebuilders, NGOs and future leaders to become effective communicators and speak with gravitas. Do you feel that you have a lot to say but find it difficult to figure out how to actually articulate your thoughts (or believe that your message is worth sharing)? By the end of this episode, you’ll feel motivated to embody who you are and communicate your essence with conviction so you can have a deeper impact on your community and become a better leader. 
     
    Topics:
    Susan’s story of reinventing herself after unexpectedly losing a career - harnessing her love of language, leading to a doctorate in English, and eventually establishing a Geneva-based communications consultancy for the peacebuilding and NGO sectors. The importance of self-actualization and claiming your value, instead of modestly ignoring it, through giving to others most in need of the professional support you alone can provide. Understanding your ethos, "the real you", becoming proud of this, and conveying this confidence and authenticity to an audience How body language enhances audience connection and reflects a speaker's individuality. The importance of becoming audience-centric, rather than speaker-centric, to spark audience engagement, and how to keep it alive it with strong, and compelling messages  
    Episode Resources:
    Join us on Monday, July 15th at 12pm ET for our monthly Non-Networking Power Hour for Empathpreneurs with our UNBOUNDED Community for deep connections and meaningful support.  The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton 


    Connect with Dr. Laverick:
    Website  LinkedIn 
     

    Connect with Catherine:
    Apply to join the free Unbounded community, a vibrant group of empathpreneurs who are passionate about supporting each other on our entrepreneurial journeys.  Website LinkedIn Instagram YouTube Sign up to receive my weekly digest on empathic entrepreneurship and hear from voices committed to spreading this message, sent straight to your inbox every Friday since 2016, here.   

    Work with Catherine:
    Interested in working 1:1 with a certified coach on Catherine’s team, or joining her in one of her premium mastermind programs? Schedule a low-pressure call to begin the conversation here. 
     

    Visit this episode's full show notes page here
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    The Prosperous Empath® Podcast is produced by Heart Centered Podcasting.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Mini-Retirements, Healing from Burnout, and Pivoting with Jillian Johnsrud

    Mini-Retirements, Healing from Burnout, and Pivoting with Jillian Johnsrud

    If you had a month off of work, what would you do? Maybe you’d take the opportunity to work on your side business to increase your income to possibly leave your 9-5. Maybe you’d focus solely on healing your nervous system from endless burnout. The opportunities are endless – enter mini-retirements. Over the past 20 years, Jillian Johnsrud and her husband have taken a dozen mini-retirements while also paying off their debt, buying a home with cash, adopting four kids (and having two biological kids), buying rentals, traveling to 27 countries, and living abroad. In our conversation today on The Prosperous Empath® Podcast, she shares what exactly a mini-retirement is, how they can serve as a catalyst for major change, and how she helps her clients prepare for them. When you listen all the way through, you’ll feel like your biggest desires and dreams are that much more accessible (with action steps to make them happen). 
     
    Topics:
    How Jillian defines a “mini-retirement” and how this can look whether you work in a 9-5 job, or if you’re a business owner The different ways a mini-retirement can give you a runway to imagine new possibilities, heal from burnout, and buy back time  How Jillian supports her clients in preparing for a mini-retirement, especially around the feeling of time and energy scarcity  Being comfortable with sitting in the space or void to reconnect with what you want to design on purpose  The four steps of considering a mini-retirement: set an intention, negotiate employment, create a budget, navigate burnout 
     
    Episode Resources:
    Join us on Monday, July 15th at 12pm ET for our monthly Non-Networking Power Hour for Empathpreneurs with our UNBOUNDED Community for deep connections and meaningful support.  Dopamine Nation by Dr. Anna Lembke The Hoffman Process  
    Connect with Jillian:
    Website Instagram: @jillianjohnsrud  LinkedIn   
    Connect with Catherine:
    Apply to join the free Unbounded community, a vibrant group of empathpreneurs who are passionate about supporting each other on our entrepreneurial journeys.  Website LinkedIn Instagram YouTube Sign up to receive my weekly digest on empathic entrepreneurship and hear from voices committed to spreading this message, sent straight to your inbox every Friday since 2016, here.   
    Work with Catherine:
    Interested in working 1:1 with a certified coach on Catherine’s team, or joining her in one of her premium mastermind programs? Schedule a low-pressure call to begin the conversation here. 
     
    Visit this episode's full show notes page here
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    The Prosperous Empath® Podcast is produced by Heart Centered Podcasting.

    • 1 hr

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