13 episodes

Your Future Starts Now: The go to podcast for extraordinary women.

In this community, we understand the unique challenges that come with being a high-achieving woman. The demands of success often leave us feeling overwhelmed, stuck and yearning for more. Which is precisely why we’re all about rewriting the narrative for high-achieving women—because, let’s face it, you’re more than just your achievements.

Your Future Starts Now will empower you to break free from stagnation and embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and inner healing in order to step into your next chapter with authentic confidence.

We’ll explore topics like overcoming self-doubt, personal growth, and the art of reinvention. We’ll hear inspiring stories from remarkable women who have faced similar crossroads and emerged stronger, wiser, and more authentic.

Our mission is to empower every woman to not just survive, but thrive during life’s pivotal moments.

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    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Your Future Starts Now: The go to podcast for extraordinary women.

In this community, we understand the unique challenges that come with being a high-achieving woman. The demands of success often leave us feeling overwhelmed, stuck and yearning for more. Which is precisely why we’re all about rewriting the narrative for high-achieving women—because, let’s face it, you’re more than just your achievements.

Your Future Starts Now will empower you to break free from stagnation and embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and inner healing in order to step into your next chapter with authentic confidence.

We’ll explore topics like overcoming self-doubt, personal growth, and the art of reinvention. We’ll hear inspiring stories from remarkable women who have faced similar crossroads and emerged stronger, wiser, and more authentic.

Our mission is to empower every woman to not just survive, but thrive during life’s pivotal moments.

    Harnessing the Power Within: How Trusting Your Inner Knowing Will Lead You to Success

    Harnessing the Power Within: How Trusting Your Inner Knowing Will Lead You to Success

    In this episode, Gia is joined by bestselling author, TEDx speaker, and mind-body expert, Cortney McDermott. They dive deep into the topic of personal transformation and the power of trust.
    Cortney shares her own journey of feeling unfulfilled despite achieving success in her corporate career. She discusses the concept of the "arrival fallacy" and how it can lead to a constant pursuit of external achievements without finding true fulfillment. Cortney also introduces the idea of "nudges" or intuitive impulses that guide us towards growth and change.
    The conversation explores the importance of reconnecting with our bodies and inner wisdom, as well as the role of identity in our lives. 
    They discuss brainwave frequencies and how different states of mind, such as relaxation and trust, can enhance creativity and overall well-being. Cortney encourages listeners to find ways to relax and trust in the unfolding of their lives, even in challenging times.

    • 38 min
    Energize Your Routine: The Power of Daily Habits for High Performance

    Energize Your Routine: The Power of Daily Habits for High Performance

    In this episode, Gia interviews Mylene Isler, Certified High Performance Coach and founder of MLA HR Consulting and Coaching. Mylene shares her journey of transitioning from corporate America to entrepreneurship and the pressing need for a fresh approach to high-performing habits and employee engagement. She emphasizes the importance of energy management and implementing daily habits that focus on physical and mental strength.
    Mylene also discusses the process of reinvention and overcoming self-doubt and imposter syndrome. She encourages listeners to take action and start small in order to redefine success and make a sustainable impact. Tune in to gain valuable insights and inspiration for stepping into your next chapter with authentic confidence.

    • 33 min
    Laughter As Medicine: Finding Humor in Life’s Chaos

    Laughter As Medicine: Finding Humor in Life’s Chaos

    In this episode, Gia welcomes the incredibly talented Alyce Chan to the show. Alyce is a speaker, writer, producer, and stand-up comedian with an international presence. Alyce is also the creative force behind MOMCOMNYC, a parenting platform with a devoted following of  200,000 fans.
    During the episode, Alyce shares her journey in the comedy world, her experiences as a daughter, wife and parent, and how she finds humor in the everyday chaos of parenthood. 
    Join Gia and Alyce as they delve into the world of comedy, parenting, and fulfilling all the roles of being a high achieving woman. This episode is a must-listen for extraordinary women ready to step into their future with humor and empowerment. Discover how to find humor in the chaos of everyday life and step into your next chapter with authentic confidence.

    • 34 min
    Preventive Power: Dr. Chris Pernell's Prescription for Wellbeing

    Preventive Power: Dr. Chris Pernell's Prescription for Wellbeing

    In this episode, Gia interviews Dr. Chris Pernell, a dynamic physician leader and social change agent.
    Dr. Chris shares her journey of becoming a doctor and the challenges she faced. She emphasizes the importance of self-efficacy and self-advocacy for women in healthcare and discusses the need for universal access to healthcare and preventive care. Dr. Chris also redefines success and highlights the value of learning from failures and setbacks. Tune in to gain insights into health equity, preventive medicine, and redefining success in your own life.

    • 37 min
    The Journey to Holistic Success: Investing in Yourself and Your Future

    The Journey to Holistic Success: Investing in Yourself and Your Future

    In this episode, Gia interviews Olivia Costanzo, the CEO of Aligned and a real estate investor. Olivia also discusses the concept of holistic success and how it goes beyond just financial achievements. She emphasizes the importance of taking a holistic approach to success, considering all aspects of life including mental, physical, and spiritual well-being, relationships, and personal growth.
    The conversation delves into the power of mindset and energy in achieving success. Olivia shares practical tips on overcoming limiting beliefs, connecting with your inner power, and shifting mindset to align with one's goals and desires. She also recommends some insightful books and resources for personal development.
    If you're a high-achieving woman looking to redefine success and create financial freedom, this episode is a must-listen. Join Gia and Olivia as they explore the path to holistic success and harnessing the power within to create the life you desire.

    • 27 min
    The Hidden Struggles of High Achieving Women: Dr. Kahn on Anxiety, ADHD and More

    The Hidden Struggles of High Achieving Women: Dr. Kahn on Anxiety, ADHD and More

    In this episode, Gia interviews Dr. Gilly Khan, a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in neurodiversity, anxiety, and depression. Dr. Khan shares her expertise on neurodivergence, explaining that it refers to a category of neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD, autism, and dyslexia. She emphasizes the importance of understanding neurodiversity as a condition rather than a disorder, highlighting the unique ways in which neurodivergent individuals think and process information.
    Dr. Gilly talks about the mental health challenges faced by high-achieving women, particularly in relation to anxiety. Dr. Khan explains the concept of rejection sensitive dysphoria, a heightened sensitivity to perceived criticism or praise, which can lead to intense emotional and physical reactions. She also highlights the benefits of hyperfocus, a state of deep interest and passion, which can be a source of fulfillment for individuals with ADHD.
    Dr. Khan shares her insights on managing anxiety, emphasizing the importance of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and exposure therapy. She encourages individuals to embrace their anxiety and get curious about it, rather than trying to control or suppress it.
    Overall, this episode provides valuable insights into neurodiversity, anxiety, and mental health for women and children, offering a fresh perspective on understanding and managing these challenges.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

oliviac111 ,

Amazing conversations and relatable topics for women

The insightful discussions and inspiring stories shared on each episode have truly motivated and uplifted me. It's a fantastic resource for anyone seeking encouragement, guidance, and a sense of community on their journey towards empowerment. Highly recommend tuning in!

Juggling-it-all ,

Insightful, reflective and inspiring

As a high achieving professional, wife and toddler mom constantly teetering on the verge of burnout, taking the time to listen to this podcast is an investment in myself. The first episode brought tears to my eyes listening to the concept of the phoenix and reflecting on the flames I have faced and the resilience I have shown in rising from the ashes. Taking this pause to reflect and put learning to action is an important investment in myself and helped shape how I approached my day. Thank you for these meaningful episodes!

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