The Catalyst with Samantha Kris
Enough is Enough: An End to Bullying

Enough is Enough: An End to Bullying

February 17, 2021

Rachel Weinstock was outcast and bullied most of her life. She was only 6 years old when she first had suicidal thoughts and even when the bullying stopped, the long-lasting trauma turned her against herself. Today she is a speaker and transformational coach who has dedicated her life to creating safe and empowering spaces for every child. In this episode she shares how we can rally to end bullying once and for all.

Connect with Rachel on Facebook and Instagram. Get more information via her website and community page. Watch her viral speech here.

Dating During a Pandemic

Dating During a Pandemic

February 13, 2021

Matchmaker and Dating Expert, Kavita Ajwani, joins The Catalyst for a special Valentine’s Day episode to talk about how dating has changed since the pandemic hit. Kavita shares tips on how to make the most of online dating, she offers tools to build your confidence, and she dishes on the absolute biggest dating faux pas. If you’re looking for love this Valentine’s Day, you’ve come to the right place.

Follow Kavita and Dashing Date on Instagram and learn more about Dashing Date's services on Facebook or via their website

Navigating the Early Days of Sobriety

Navigating the Early Days of Sobriety

February 10, 2021

2019 Kentucky State Teacher of the Year, Jessica Dueñas was a pillar of strength and positivity in her community but behind closed doors, she was battling with addiction and fighting for her life. She chose herself and her sobriety above all else, which meant walking away from everything she knew and starting over. She shares her journey of getting sober to help others who are in a similar situation and in desperate need of change.

Follow Jessica on Twitter, connect with her via her website and check out her article which was referenced in this episode here.

South Bronx Success Story

South Bronx Success Story

February 3, 2021

New York City teacher and softball coach from the Bronx, Christopher Astacio, is on a mission to change the lives of the most violent, forgotten and underprivileged youth. After seeing the impact his late sister had on the children in her community, coupled with the desire to create a better world for his own children, he committed to helping kids find their voice and break the cycle of poverty.

Connect with Chris on Instagram and support The League for Fastpitch Softball here.

Normalizing Diversity in the Workplace

Normalizing Diversity in the Workplace

January 27, 2021

HR Professional, Sally De Rosa, is on a mission to normalize diversity and inclusion in the workplace. She believes the only way to bring values downstream is to live them and believe in them. While being inclusive is a great first step, in order to drive significant change, leaders must go the extra mile to break barriers and Sally explains how.

Connect with her on LinkedIn and follow HRWize on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. Be sure to check out HRwize.com for full information.

Enhancing Workplace Communication

Enhancing Workplace Communication

January 20, 2021

Just because you’re comfortable speaking doesn’t make you a great communicator. Gasp! Workplace communications expert, Lindsay Lapaquette helps you to assess how effectively you’re communicating with your team and what changes you can make to reduce conflict, facilitate cohesion and increase team performance. 

Connect with Lindsay via her website, on LinkedIn, or on Facebook. Be sure to check out her YouTube channel and her podcast as well!

Mastering the Hostage Within

Mastering the Hostage Within

January 13, 2021

Retired hostage negotiator turned mental health strategist, Paul Nadeau, packs decades of experience, insight and tools into this 30 minute episode. Learn how to negotiate like a pro, resolve conflict in your personal and professional life, and break free from anything that’s holding you back by mastering the hostage within.

Connect with Paul via his website and be sure to check out his podcast, Inspire Us.

Overcoming High-Performing Anxiety

Overcoming High-Performing Anxiety

January 6, 2021

We were looking forward to 2021 all last year and if this new year has come with old stress, you’re not alone. While everyone is focused on resolutions and setting goals, Heather Rider helps us get to the root of what so often derails our intentions: stress, anxiety, perfectionism and imposter syndrome. Don’t fall into the same trap that gets you every year. Do the inner work to get the results you seek.

Connect with Heather on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram, and learn more about her work through her YouTube channel and website.

Energy in Motion

Energy in Motion

December 30, 2020

In this New Year's special, your host Samantha Kris, closes out 2020 by talking about the importance of energy management. She offers 5 game-changing questions to help you enhance, protect and replenish your energy to keep your goals in motion and ensure next year is your best one yet.

Life on the Frontline

Life on the Frontline

December 23, 2020

Emergency nurse, Melanie Jade, shares what it has been like being a frontline worker during the pandemic, how her own plans came to a crashing halt, and how her experience in handling life or death situations informed her business strategy for 2020. Go into the holiday season safely and informed by tuning into this week’s episode.

Connect with Melanie on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram or via her website. For health tips and information, follow Nomadic Nurse Agency on Facebook and Instagram.

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