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Get resources to master your fear, doubt, and worry, and have the courage to go after what you truly desire instead. Each week, learn strategies to shift the way you think and live in alignment with who you really are so you can pursue that big, bold calling on your life. With this podcast, you'll discover how to pursue your dreams and ditch the conventional way of living by listening to honest conversations on self-help, mindset, spirituality, entrepreneurship and so much more. It’s real, r ...
 
Brave + Boss is designed to help purpose-driven eCommerce bosses level up your businesses! I'll help you stand out in the sea of competition, make a plan and grow your online store to new heights. Through running my 7-figure ethical clothing brand, I bring a unique combination of my real-world experience of what works in scaling your online business. Let's get your mindset + business right. You've got this.
 
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We are continuing the conversation with Kelly Trach about Genius. This week Kelly shares why you don’t need more time or experience to start reaching our goals. In a world filled with information, and feeling like we need just one more thing to get it right, this hit hard! What if you know everything you need to know right now to do what you need t…
 
Resources mentioned: My book: P.S. You’re a Genius List of books mentioned here: kellytrach.com/tools Find Kelly: Instagram: @kellytrach kellytrach.com Music for The Kelly Trach Show is by Ikson: soundcloud.com/ikson Support for this episode comes from our partners. You can find their discount codes here: kellytrach.com/tools…
 
“A lot of us are sitting there doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results. And the only way we can stop that cycle is by being real with what's actually happened. That takes data, reflection, and time.” - Kristi Soomer Welcome to Brave and Boss with Kristi Soomer. In this episode, I show you how to do a year end revie…
 
You are in for a treat for the next three weeks! We are talking to Kelly Trach about Genius. What it is, how to follow it and why it’s the most important part of success. As usual, Christy and I are finding out what it means in real life- how do we really find our Genius among kids, jobs, and crazy life stuff. And Kelly shows us! In this first of t…
 
You know how animals move inland when there’s a hurricane? They just feel like that’s what they need to do instinctually. Are you feeling any of that around 2022? Christy and I are definitely feeling a preparing energy, but not in a ‘getting ready for the worst’ sort of way. This week we share our thoughts on what’s coming for 2022. And how we’re b…
 
“One of the mistakes I would say that I see a lot of people make is actually the way that they create content is very much about, ‘Here's my product, look at my product, look at me.’ And I'm on a little bit of a mission to help people actually connect with their audience, and let them in through storytelling,” - Deidre TsheinWelcome to Brave and Bo…
 
Today concludes our conversation with Ariel. Christy and I feel like we’ve been given a gift through Ariel’s story and are so happy that we get to share it with you. Please let us know what you think! This is a little different for us and we’d love to know if it resonates with you. We believe this topic is so important and seeing it through Ariel’s…
 
Resources mentioned: My book: P.S. You’re a Genius List of books mentioned here: kellytrach.com/tools Find Kelly: Instagram: @kellytrach kellytrach.com Music for The Kelly Trach Show is by Ikson: soundcloud.com/ikson Support for this episode comes from our partners. You can find their discount codes here: kellytrach.com/tools…
 
Today we continue with Part 2 of Healing Through Grief, Ariel’s Story. This episode focuses on all the ways Ariel was being prepared to be there for her dad- even though she didn’t know it was coming. And even though her intentions for healing were for her own reasons. Christy nad I unknowingly got to be part of this journey. We love Ariel’s perspe…
 
In this episode, you'll learn 10 reasons why finding your genius is game-changing: You’ll be seen as a thought leader and the go-to expert in your field. You’ll cash in on your greatest gifts and what comes most naturally to you. You’ll earn what you’re really worth. You’ll tap into total flow and work will feel almost effortless. You’ll attract op…
 
“Businesses and entrepreneurs have to value their intellectual property and their protections, as much as they value growth in scaling.” - Francesca WitzburgWelcome to Brave and Boss with Kristi Soomer. In this episode, we speak with Francesca Witzburg, an Intellectual Property Lawyer, on how to protect our businesses. While legal talk may fly over…
 
Today we are going in a little different direction than usual. Christy and I are interviewing Ariel Arnson about the experience she’s had with the recent passing of her father. In this episode she shares vulnerably and powerfully a view that is in contrast with what can be very sterile in our culture. We want to share the gift or Ariel’s story with…
 
Listen to a chapter. In this episode, I read an excerpt from my first published book, P.S. You’re A Genius! In this episode, you'll learn: - s Resources mentioned: Order my book here: P.S. You’re A Genius Find Kelly: Instagram: @kellytrach kellytrach.com Music for The Kelly Trach Show is by Ikson: soundcloud.com/ikson Support for this episode comes…
 
“Spend some time looking at your sales over last weekend. Pull those days that match up to Black Friday from last year and check out your growth. look at the KPIs that would be most important for this and start to track them because that's where we start to see where the opportunities are in the brand for growth and for performance.” - Kristi Soome…
 
This week Cyrina interviewed Christy about her plans for 2022 and how she’s started with her goals already in December. After listening, you may want to start planning now for 2022 as well! What we talked about: Listening to your intuition for direction in 2022 How this coming New Year feels different than 2021 Christy share’s lots of books and app…
 
“I really believe that your genius is as unique as your fingerprint. At the end of the day, You are the competitive advantage. And when you weave in your gifts and your red thread and everything you've been through in your life, you are creating not just a product or thing, but you're creating the articulation of your own soul. And that's something…
 
You’ve experienced “cheap gratitude” right? A time when you were grateful because you ‘should’ be grateful. Or “at least it’s not worse.” This results in feeling guilty instead of grateful! Defeating the whole purpose. That’s NOT gratitude that works. This week we share: The negativity bias and how it hijacks our minds and blocks gratitude How grat…
 
“Communication shapes our relationships. And if we all knew how to be a little kinder, how to resolve conflicts quickly, and deal with people with whom we disagree in a better way, I think there would be a lot more open communication and less stress all around.” - Debra Roberts\Welcome to Brave and Boss with Kristi Soomer. Communication expert, Deb…
 
Pain is part of life, but suffering doesn’t have to be. Suffering is when you prolong pain instead of moving through it naturally. How do you tell if what you’re experiencing is pain or suffering? How can you decrease suffering so life doesn’t hurt so much? In this episode: How to stop unnecessary suffering to have a better life Christy’s family, h…
 
In this episode, you'll learn: About my ungodly number of attempts to get hired at Lululemon when I was in university. That someone not getting what you want ends up being the best thing that ever happened to you. That the conventional advice of “doubling down” doesn’t always turn into the results you want. And, how I learned that one the hard way.…
 
Can going about your normal life be impacting the world in positive ways? Can your struggles end up being an encouragement to others? Are those around you wishing they saw more of you? In this episode we talk about: Jealousy- how to flip it on its head Mel Robbin’s style Fear of success Bad photos going out in the world How hiding who you are hurts…
 
“I think the biggest hurdle people face when they're launching a product is that they don't know where to start and it seems so overwhelming. So what I typically do is take them through a product development process, and we go step by step through different phases.” - Nicole de Larzac Welcome to Brave and Boss with Kristi Soomer. Nicole de Larzac j…
 
In this episode, you'll learn: Why you don’t want to “improve your weaknesses” like your college counselor advised you to do. How to create quantum leaps in your performance and achievement by finding your innate gifts. Why using your genius is like using exponents over addition. (Two methods of math, but wildly different results). About the differ…
 
“That is the new way of looking at things like now. We have to look at data holistically and look at sales, and that becomes harder to optimize against, to be honest. That's really the challenge that we're facing right now.” - Kristi Soomer Welcome to Brave and Boss with Kristi Soomer. We are kicking off Season 5 with what’s going on with the podca…
 
Last week we talked about judging a situation so that you can make a wise decision. So what if that decision is that you have to set some healthy boundaries? Well, since we currently DON’T learn this stuff in school, Christy and I are going to give you some real life examples and actual scripts to communicate clearly with your family this holiday s…
 
In this episode, we’re changing the concept of judgement, so that you can get really good at it and hopefully have a better holiday season. Ideally the holidays are lovely family times, but the reality for many people is that they are stressful, uncomfortable and triggering. Judging helps. We’ll explain why. We talk about: Why most of us don’t judg…
 
How much anxiety is normal? Should it all be gone? Are you doing something wrong if it shows up? Join us to talk about the difference between overwhelming anxiety and ‘normal’ anxiety. You may be doing way better than you think! In this episode: What exactly is anxiety- neither of us had a clue what it was early on Cyrina shares her experience with…
 
Are you overcomplicating your life? We think you probably are- because we all do! In this episode we share a super simple process about how connection heals. Why do we over complicate our lives? Because this important, simple step can be hard! Join Christy and I as we share what it looks like to courageously connect. In this episode we talk about: …
 
Your energy is your life. Are you keeping it or giving it away without knowing it? That’s our topic this week as we dive into ALL the fabulous ways we can be caught up in fear, anger, frustration and exhaustion in our world today!! How do you stay sane and at peace when there is so much crazy happening? Our hope is that this conversation helps! In …
 
In this episode, you'll learn: About the 4 sections inside the book and what you can expect to learn. Why finding your genius creates the success you’ve always desired. Outcomes include being seen as a thought leader and the go-to expert in your field, cashing in on your greatest gifts and what comes most naturally to you, and earning what you’re r…
 
We’re baaaaaack! It’s been so long- but also feels like no time has passed. We’re so excited to be back with you. In this episode we share: How we can be addicted to our thoughts and how to begin to change that Our powerful choice as to what we feed in our minds What feeding the monsters looks like vs feeding the habits we want Self compassion Repa…
 
About Ainslie: Ainslie MacLeod is an internationally acclaimed past-life psychic, spiritual teacher, and award-winning author of The Instruction, The Transformation, and most recently, The Old Soul’s Guidebook. Ainslie specializes in exploring past lives to reveal your life’s purpose and has been a featured guest on Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations …
 
In this episode, you'll learn: About the powerful metaphor, I learned in my high school lifeguarding days that I think about every time I want to quit when I’m close to the end. How to fuel yourself up when you are getting mentally fatigued and losing steam. About the tiny rituals I’ve added to my day to set up me for success when I know I’m hittin…
 
In this episode, you'll learn: Common symptoms of the fear of success. About a powerful journaling practice I learned from my therapist that helps you get clear on what you are truly afraid of. How to flip the script when you have negative, self-sabotaging thoughts. About the importance of playing your wildcards in life. Resources mentioned: Click …
 
In this episode, you'll learn: Why you don’t need to “convince” anyone of anything and you don’t need to rationalize or justify your choices. (I share how this was an old people-pleasing tendency I’ve had to kick to the curb!) The life-changing tip I learned from Tim Ferriss about receiving annoying, unsolicited feedback and how to handle it gracef…
 
In this episode, you'll learn: The question I ask myself every quarter: “what would I do if I wasn’t scared?” I use this question to figure out which high-self-worth activities I need to pursue. (Even though I’m probably scared shitless). How to know that feeling of when it’s time to act on an idea and pursue it. (And, how not to be hard on yoursel…
 
In this episode, you'll learn: Some of the common hallmarks of imposter syndrome that you might connect with yourself. How to practice saying what you do and what you’ve accomplished out loud. (I know it sounds cheesy, but it really works). My tip for deciphering which opportunities I should say “YES!” to out of sheer joy, fun, and alignment versus…
 
In this episode, you'll learn: That when you are at a vibrational match for your desires, your goal will feel like the next right step. How to embody that really worthy, deserving energy around your most scared ambitions. How to create a ritual to prime yourself before certain scenarios in order to step into that higher level of confidence. About t…
 
In this episode, you'll learn: How I got my mojo back after I thought it might literally be gone forever. The metaphor I got from my mentor, Christy Bartelt, that helped me get back on track. How to honor your intuitive downloads. (Yep, especially the weird ones!) Why it’s disastrous to try to “keep up with the Joneses” (AKA other Instagram content…
 
In this episode, you'll learn: How Olivia turned her heartbreak into art (+ what that means for you and your creations). Why the personal is universal. And, why her lyrics resonate so deeply, even if you’ve never had your boyfriend break up with you in order to start dating another actress. (Can’t say I have!) Why you’ll never go viral if you’re no…
 
In this episode, you'll learn: …a whole lotta life updates! And, I’ll leave it at that! Resources mentioned: Click here to order my book: P.S. You’re A Genius The Mentorship: subscription-style business coaching with Kelly Trach Your Conscious Empire Private coaching with Kelly Trach The Robcast Zakiya Lalani My mentor, Christy Bartelt (who I list …
 
“In the workplace, when we start to micromanage other people, nobody gets anything done. It’s just another example of how control gets us farther from our desired goals.” - Dr. Brooke SmithWelcome to Brave and Boss! I’m Kristi Soomer. Today’s episode is our season finale! I have Dr. Brooke Smith to discuss entrepreneurs’ biggest challenges and how …
 
“What we really focus on is the luxury concierge style of doing business. Really knowing those top 20% of your clients, knowing their tastes and not necessarily automating everything in your business, but having that human touch.” - Kathleen CutlerWelcome to Brave and Boss! I’m Kristi Soomer. On this episode, I welcome Kathleen Cutler to talk about…
 
It goes without saying that running a business is CHALLENGING. If you're just starting to grow your business and you’re finding yourself looking for a self-care system, unable to let go of control, wishing there were 50 hours in a day, or Googling possibilities for you to clone yourself, then this episode is a must-listen! Welcome to Brave and Boss…
 
Is summer procrastination getting to you? Or do you feel like you’re not getting enough done? I'm here to give you my best productivity tips to get stuff done and get them done efficiently! Welcome to Brave and Boss! I’m Kristi Soomer. On this episode, we're talking all about productivity. I’m sharing my favorite prioritizing methods for how you ca…
 
“There are three things that have to happen before anybody will ever purchase from you. Your customers have to know you, they have to like you, and they have to trust you.” - Allie MartinWelcome to Brave and Boss! I’m Kristi Soomer. On this episode, we're talking all about social media with Visibility Expert, Allie Martin. If you’re scared to show …
 
It’s one thing to go on a usual shopping spree and another to buy at a marketplace that empowers women-owned businesses around the world while contributing to taking care of the environment. That’s what Sam and Lance are all about. Alora May joins us in this episode to talk about the idea of “ethical shopping” and how to grow your business in a wor…
 
It’s often said that what gets you to the level you’re at in your business, won’t get you to the next level. If you want to be a $1,000,000 business, thinking like a $100,000 business will not get you there. Welcome to Brave and Boss! I’m Kristi Soomer. On this episode, I’m sharing my best tips for when you're feeling super with your business. At m…
 
Here’s an eCommerce nightmare; Having too much inventory of a slow-moving product while being sold out of all your popular items. Inventory can be really, really messy. Welcome to Brave and Boss! I’m Kristi Soomer. On this episode, I'm going to be talking all about inventory and forecasting. How do you ensure that you have the right product in at t…
 
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