The Catalyst with Samantha Kris
To Mom or Not to Mom?

To Mom or Not to Mom?

May 9, 2021

Tania never envisioned having a family because she was so career focused and determined to help the planet by working with brands to operate sustainably. When her husband gave her an ultimatum she had some serious thinking to do. Could she really have it all? In this candid interview, Tania opens up about her decision, staying true to her values, and key considerations of having children for professional women. 

Visit her website for more information about Pamper & Splurge. Connect with her on Instagram, LinkedIn and be sure to subscribe to her podcast, Sustainability is Sexy.

The Modern Day Millennial

The Modern Day Millennial

May 5, 2021

Becky isn’t one for tradition, she never craved stability, and is always up to something new to keep boredom at bay. Like many millennials, Becky is designing her roadmap one turn at a time. There is no end destination, she is living life on her own terms and is letting her values, interests and self-expression lead the way.

Connect with Becky on Instagram and be sure to check out her podcast, We Just Like to Talk.

Breaking Free from Binge Eating

Breaking Free from Binge Eating

April 21, 2021

Through a personal battle with depression, anxiety, and binge eating, Christine has learned to overcome her struggles by taking simple but powerful actions in movement, nourishment, and self-development. She shares her journey of hope and healing, and explains how to better listen to the messages of your body in order to understand what it truly needs.

Follow Christine on Instagram, YouTube and learn more about her services via her website.

From Passion to Purpose

From Passion to Purpose

April 14, 2021

A lifetime of planning got Melina exactly where she wanted to be… only to realize that it made her miserable. This realization sparked a panic attack that would change her life. Melina shares her experience stepping away from a successful career in television to pursue her passion and how she discovered her purpose along the way.

Connect with Melina on Instagram and via her website. Be sure to subscribe to her podcast, Don’t Forget Your Lipstick.

The Four Laws of Happiness

The Four Laws of Happiness

April 7, 2021

Despite having a successful business, Shawn found himself unhappy in his life and in his career. Upon speaking to other business owners and leaders he realized he wasn’t alone, so many people were chasing their dreams and feeling unfulfilled. He knew there needed to be a better way and sought to find it. In this episode Shawn shares his four laws of happiness and explains how they spark transformational change by strengthening your mindset, becoming more disciplined and enabling you to build better habits.

Connect with Shawn on LinkedIn and via his website. Get more of Shawn’s actionable tools by grabbing a copy of The Happy Leader here.

Follow the Fear

Follow the Fear

March 31, 2021

Dan’s girlfriend landed her dream job and there was only one catch… it would require them to move across the country. The idea of being in a new state, working remotely and away from all that was familiar scared him but thanks to his improv community, Dan was taught to follow the fear. He shares how he made the big decision to start over in a new town and how he discovered what is truly important to him in the process.

Connect with Dan on LinkedIn and via his website.

Mindset, Motherhood and Business

Mindset, Motherhood and Business

March 24, 2021

In this candid conversation, Laura Wizman opens up about becoming a new mom, making the difficult decision to leave a family business, finding the strength to pursue her own path and discovering herself through it all.

Follow Laura on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube, and stay up to date on her latest events via her website.

You Are the Author of Your Own Story

You Are the Author of Your Own Story

March 10, 2021

Kern Carter’s life changed forever when he found out he was going to be a father at the age of 18. After years of feeling ashamed and guilty for not giving his daughter the life he felt she deserved, he made a choice that would change everything, one he discovered he was actually preparing for his entire life. Kern reminds us that we are in control of our own story and our best chapters are yet to be written.

Follow Kern’s journey on Instagram, Medium and his website. Follow his work with Cry Magazine here

Achieving an Equal Future

Achieving an Equal Future

March 3, 2021

At just 11 years old, Solange Tuyishime escaped from war and genocide in East Africa, left everything she knew behind and started a new life in Canada. For years she ignored who she really was and silenced her biggest dreams in effort to belong. Today as President and CEO of Elevate International, a UNICEF Ambassador and Mrs. Canada World 2021, Solange empowers women and girls to become strong leaders and create environments in which they can belong and thrive in.

Connect with Solange on Instagram or through her website.

Avoid Burnout by Taking Authentic Inaction

Avoid Burnout by Taking Authentic Inaction

February 24, 2021

Being busy is honored, encouraged, and expected, so much so that what we do has become the definition of who we are. Renée Dineen believes this crippling dependency on ‘doing’ is triggering burn-out, damaging relationships, and is resulting in a loss of our sense of self. In this episode Renée shares the power of Authentic Inaction™ and reminds us that just because we can doesn’t mean we should. Listen to learn how you can get ahead and feel happier by fighting the urge to ‘do’.

Watch Renée’s TEDx talk, Authentic Inaction: Undoing the Doing in a Do Crazy World, follow her on Instagram and LinkedIn, and learn more about her services via her website. Renée’s book, The Art & Truth of Transformation for Women, is available on Amazon.

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