Smart Women Talk Radio with Katana Abbott

Smart Women Talk Radio with Katana Abbott
By Katana Abbot
About this podcast
Your energy, beliefs, and support systems will often affect your ability to attract vibrant wealth, health, and happiness into your life. Host, Katana Abbott, CFP® and Legacy Wealth Coach is here to address cutting-edge topics and bring you bestselling authors and thought-leaders every week, so you can live with more purpose, passion, and prosperity! Join 650,000 other Smart Women now! Pick up your free Prosperity Course and Smart Women Tips at
Latest episodes
Dec. 4, 2017
Listen Now as Katana interviews Captain, Erick Reickert. Join us as we’ll discuss: • Why you should continually challenge yourself, even in retirement. • How to set goals and strive to achieve them. • Why planning is the key to achieving goals. Erick Reickert’s career was in the automotive industry. He was President of New Venture Gear, VP of Powertrain Operations at Chrysler, CEO of Acustar, and CEO of Chrysler Mexico. At Ford, he worked in Product Planning, including six years in Europe. After retirement, he had a sailboat constructed and then sailed around the world and lived onboard six years. He received an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School, and a BS in Engineering from Northwestern University. He is married to Lady Susan and lives in Palm Beach, Florida; London, England; and Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He has two children and five grandchildren. To learn more about Erick Reickert go to
Nov. 27, 2017
Listen Now as Katana interviews Founder of Effortless Mind meditation and author of Effortless Mind: Meditate with Ease and new book, Whispers of the Himalaya, Ajayan Borys. Join us as we’ll discuss: • A secret to make your meditation much deeper. • What it’s like to live in a cave at 10,000 feet in the Himalayas. • A secret to make your meditations effortless every time. Ajayan Borys has instructed and guided thousands of meditation students in North America, Australia, Europe, and India over the past 45 years. He is founder of Effortless Mind® meditation and author of several books, including Whispers of the Himalaya (Purna Press; 2017) and Effortless Mind: Meditate with Ease (New World Library, 2013). Host of Mind Matters Radio on Alternative Talk Radio, he teaches meditation workshops and retreats on meditation in the Pacific Northwest and the Himalayas. He lives in the Seattle area. To learn more about Ajayan Borys go to
Nov. 13, 2017
Listen Now as Katana interviews The Caregiver Champion, Breeda Miller. Join us as we’ll discuss: • Self-care is not Selfish: Creative ideas to allow yourself to take care of yourself • Get Through the Day: Resources to help you get caregiver support • Chuckle up Buttercup: Find ways to bring humor and laughter into your day Our guest today has a passion for helping caregivers and others deal with the stress in their lives and to use humor as coping strategy. Breeda helps people find ways to care for themselves so that they can better care for others. Finding your own humor and grace can make all the difference. In addition to her work as a professional speaker, Breeda works for Michigan Medicine at the University of Michigan where she produces major events for the Medical School and Hospitals. She is a graduate of the University of Detroit and has worked in Detroit radio and television for many years. She has appeared on The Moth Story Hour on NPR. But her most important and rewarding role has been caring for her three children – all adopted, two with special needs and her mother – whom she cared for right up to the end of her life. Now Breeda has created the Caregiver Coffeebreak to help Caregivers Carry On. To learn more about Breeda Miller go to
Oct. 30, 2017
Listen Now as Katana interviews Marriage and Relationship Expert, Laura Doyle. Join us as we’ll discuss: • The Six Intimacy Secrets • How to nourish your relationship’s intimacy • How to feel empowered in your relationship Laura Doyle is The New York Times best-selling author of The Surrendered Wife, The Surrendered Single, First, Kill All the Marriage Counselors, and her latest book, The Empowered Wife. Her books have been translated into 17 languages and published in 28 countries. Over 150,000 women credit her with not only saving their relationships, but also showing them how to become desired, cherished and adored. She is the founder of Laura Doyle Connect, an international relationship coaching company that teaches women the intimacy skills they need to have passionate, peaceful relationships. She has appeared on CBS Evening News, Dateline NBC, The Today Show, Good Morning America and The View. She has been written about in The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The London Telegraph and The New Yorker. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. Laura lives in Newport Beach, California with her hilarious husband John Doyle, who has been dressing himself since before she was born. They have been married for 28 years. To learn more about Laura Doyle go to
Oct. 23, 2017
Listen Now as Katana interviews the Author of The Kickass Single Mom, Emma Johnson. Join us as we’ll discuss: • How to break out of the single-mom poverty mindset even when the entire world assumes you will be a broke single mom! • Why you should say ‘no!’ to alimony, and even child support. • Why every divorce negotiation should start at 50-50 custody Emma Johnson is an award-winning business and personal finance journalist (former AP Finance staff reporter and MSN Money columnist), and founder of the world’s largest platform for single mothers, WealthySingleMommy, as well as the award-winning podcast, Like a Mother. As an expert she has appeared on CNN, Headline News, TIME,,, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, won Parents magazine’s ‘Best of the Web,’ and is cited as host of a ‘Top 15 Personal Finance Podcasts.’ The Kickass Single Mom: Be Financially Independent, Discover Your Sexiest Self, and Raise Fabulous, Happy Children (Penguin), will be released October, 2017. She has presented at the United Nations Foundation for Gender Equality, and is founder of the Kickass Single Mom Monthly $1K Grant. She lives in Astoria, New York with her children. To learn more about Emma Johnson go to
Oct. 16, 2017
Katana interviews Author of the newly released book, “Third Real: Conscious Creation Goes Back to the Movies,” and Contributing Expert on Smart Women’s Empowerment, Brent Marchant. Join us as we’ll discuss: • How movies illustrate the principles of conscious creation philosophy • How the conscious creation principles outlined in Brent’s new book build upon the basics he introduced in his first two works • How these principles can help us manifest better-targeted and more fulfilling lives A lifelong movie fan and longtime student of metaphysics, Brent Marchant is the award-winning author of “Get the Picture?!: Conscious Creation Goes to the Movies,” “Consciously Created Cinema: The Movie Lover’s Guide to the Law of Attraction” and the newly released “Third Real: Conscious Creation Goes Back to the Movies,” books that provide reader-friendly looks at how the practice of conscious creation is illustrated through film. Brent maintains an ongoing blog about metaphysical cinema and other self-empowerment topics on his web site, He is also Featured Contributor for Smart Women’s Empowerment, Movie Correspondent for The Good Radio Network, Contributor to New Consciousness Review magazine and radio, and Cinema Scribe segment contributor to Project Bring Me 2 Life radio. To learn more about Brent Marchant go to
Oct. 9, 2017
Listen Now as Katana interviews Documentary Filmmaker and Producer of Normal Is Over The Movie, award-winning documentary looking at SOLUTIONS to reverse the path of global decline, Renee Scheltema. Join us as we’ll discuss: • Normal is Over The Movie, connects the dots, and shows that climate change, species extinction, resource depletion, and income inequality are not just independent issues but are all linked. • How are these issues not just problems but they are symptoms of a deeper system problem. • How everyone can do something within his or her own means, and how it will create a ripple effect. Renée Scheltema is a Dutch documentary filmmaker and photographer, living in Cape Town. Her latest feature documentary is called Normal Is Over The Movie (2016) Drs. in Criminology at Leiden University, The Netherlands M.A. University of California, Berkeley. USA. TV-Journalism & Photo-Journalism. B.A. at Law, Leiden University, The Netherlands. Renée has worked for Dutch television as a Director, Producer and Camera-person for 35 years. Many of her documentaries were selected at International Film Festivals. As a photographer, Renée has worked for Magazines and Newspapers in Holland, the US, and South Africa. She was a member of Gamma Liaison in New York, now called Getty Images. To learn more about Renee Scheltema go to
Oct. 2, 2017
Join us as we’ll discuss: • Tips and Tools to find ME time (it doesn’t take much to make an impact) • Why building your personal foundation (body, mind, community) is KEY to launching any idea. • Why mindfulness is key to enjoying the dance of motherhood and productivity- and how to do it. Randi Zinn is the founder of Beyond Mom and Born from her own experience of motherhood, and the desire for a more connected community- Beyond Mom offers: content, podcasts, mixers, events, and retreats for forward-thinking Moms. She encourages moms to cultivate a life “Beyond Mom”- one that embraces the gifts of motherhood but expresses all that they are as individuals: creators, businesswomen, thinkers, friends, and so much more. Randi is an ambassador for Athleta and has partnered with Comptoir Des Cotonniers, SoulCycle, Mio Skincare, TOWN Real Estate, The Mother Company, Body Conceptions and IntenSati. Her writing has appeared in Honest Company Blog, FitBump, Epoch Times, Well Rounded NY, and Elephant Journal. She is a certified yoga instructor through Laughing Lotus NY and has taught since 2008. She is the author of Going Beyond Mom: How to Activate Your Mind, Body and Business after Baby. To learn more about Randi Zinn go to
Sept. 18, 2017
Katana interviews Transformational Coach and Speaker, Mat Shaffer. Join us as we’ll discuss: • The wonder of worthiness and how not living your purpose can kill you • How passion and purpose are related • The power of our beliefs and how to break out of the “belief box” Mat Shaffer is a transformational coach and speaker who lives his purpose every day connecting other people with their highest purpose. He uses his extensive training in emotional intelligence and background as an attorney and restaurant owner to serve clients from around the world. He currently volunteer coaches hundreds of students at Ascension Leadership Academy in San Diego, in addition to his private coaching practice and various live and online speaking engagements (many of which he does with his beloved Boston Terrier, Bosco). To learn more about Mat Shaffer go to
Sept. 11, 2017
Katana interviews journalist, author, speaker & producer, Robb Lucy. Join us as we’ll discuss: • A new definition of ‘Legacy’ that takes it away from money and death. Legacy is Connection, Happiness, Enhanced lives, Full use of your natural talents and skills… and you enjoy your Legacies NOW… and for years to come. • Learn three distinct ways to create your Legacies…. from tiny to huge. • Leave the podcast with the ability to create one of the most powerful legacies you could ever leave your family. Robb Lucy is an author, producer, and connector. He was a journalist with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation before forming his own company, producing mixed media for corporations and governments around the world. Robb spent 25 years on the local, national, and international boards of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and continues to help develop non-profits in prostate cancer awareness and his local Search & Rescue team. Robb knows all of us will, at some time in our life, ask “How will I be remembered?” He knows we’ll be remembered by the legacies we create, legacies that give us a connection to others, happiness and purpose. To learn more about Robb Lucy go to