The Catalyst with Samantha Kris
A Path to Diversity

A Path to Diversity

October 21, 2020

Kelly Bron Johnson is on a mission to help create greater opportunities for oppressed and marginalized people. As an autistic, hard of hearing, proud non-binary Black woman of mixed race, Kelly has lived through a number of challenges. Through her work she is determined to make the path easier for others, and in particular, for her two disabled racialized children. She is changing the future of work by helping companies become more diverse and inclusive, creating spaces where differences are not only embraced but sought after.

Connect with Kelly on LinkedIn, Facebook and via her website where you can also grab a copy of her recently published book!

Surviving Change

Surviving Change

October 14, 2020

Ana Lovera had it all; an impressive career, her dream job, and a beautiful house but when things turned violent in Venezuela, she made the hard decision to leave it all behind in order to protect her family. Full of pain and anger, Ana learned to channel her energy into something positive and began to rebuild. This is her story of survival, strength and starting over. 

Stay connected with Ana by following her on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn or through her website.

Self-Love

Self-Love

October 7, 2020

Atena Sadegh was always a happy person but when her mother was diagnosed with a near fatal brain tumour, everything changed. The heavy burden of survivor's guilt coupled with the realization that she’d placed her worthiness into her mother’s hands challenged her self-love in a major way. In this week’s episode Atena shares how she let go of her guilt, how she learned to love herself unconditionally and how you can, too.

Follow Atena’s journey by checking out her website, connecting on Instagram or subscribing to her YouTube channel.

Embracing Failure

Embracing Failure

September 30, 2020

In a time where job security is shaky and self-reflection is at an all time high, Kirsty Bisset offers insight for today’s aspiring entrepreneurs. She shares what it was like to be unemployed and desperate for work to owning 5 businesses and landing a spot on Fast Company’s Top 30 Under 30 list. The secret sauce to her recipe for success is failure. Learn how you can turn unfortunate circumstances into your next big opportunity in this week’s episode.

Connect with Kirsty on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about her work on her website.

Masterpiece in Progress

Masterpiece in Progress

September 23, 2020

Despite being raised in an abusive home with an alcoholic father, being forced to grow up far too soon and losing his wife to breast cancer at just 40 years old, Robert continues to seek the beauty life has to offer. It wasn’t always that way, however. Robert endured years of self-destruction before he realized that perhaps some of his best days were yet to come and that, if assembled, all his broken pieces could very well be his greatest masterpiece.

Connect with Robert on LinkedIn, via his website or directly at coach@robertpardi.com.

Starting Over

Starting Over

September 16, 2020

Former radio host, marketing executive and founding member of Osheaga, Sandra Rinaldi made the huge decision to leave the rock and roll world after 20 years when she realized it no longer made her happy. She went back to school at 41 years old, embarked on a self-discovery journey and completely started over. Learn how she found her path, overcame her fear and developed an unwavering belief in her ability to succeed.

Connect with Sandra on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and through her website.

Appreciative Inquiry as a Leadership Tool

Appreciative Inquiry as a Leadership Tool

September 11, 2020

Executive and life coach, Zahra Abdullah, explains appreciative inquiry, a positive strengths-based approach to change that leaders can leverage to promote more creativity, better problem solving and transformation. She also shares how this approach helped her navigate major changes in her personal life and career.

Connect with Zhara on LinkedIn or through her website.

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Living With Purpose

Living With Purpose

September 2, 2020

In this episode, Samantha shares her latest career move, what sparked the major change and how purpose served as the compass on her road to fulfillment. If you're at a fork in the road in your life, this is a must listen!

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Connect with Samantha on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and join the Bossing Up community.

Rewrite Your Money Story

Rewrite Your Money Story

August 26, 2020

Lateisha landed her dream job at CNN News fresh out of college and started a new life in New York, but she had nothing to show for it. Major money blocks and limiting financial beliefs resulted in debt, fear and insecurity. She broke free from her toxic money story and now, as a licensed financial coach, helps people change their mindset to attract abundance and generate wealth. Learn more and earn more by tuning into this week’s episode!

Get more information on her website. For women looking for additional guidance and resources, check out Wealth and Wellness Network.

Own Your Extra

Own Your Extra

August 19, 2020

For years Dani conformed to people's opinions of who she should be, so much so that she lost sight of who she was. Today she is a powerhouse voice and leadership coach, helping women move courageously in the direction of their dreams, go bolder and own their “extra”. Discover how she put an end to her people pleasing ways, got comfortable with being her unapologetic self and how you can too.

Connect with Dani on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and be sure to check out her website where you can order your very own copy of Get Off Your A$$ & Into Your Life.

 

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