Smart Women Talk Radio with Katana Abbott

Smart Women Talk Radio with Katana Abbott
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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
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yesterday · 00:41:32
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 · 00:43:55
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 · 00:46:07
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 · 00:51:23
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 · 00:51:42
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
Sept. 4, 2017 · 00:39:06
Listen Now as Katana interviews the Author of Damsel In Dis Mess, Patty Clark. Join us as we’ll discuss: • Finding humor in life’s struggles • Write your memoir to leave as a legacy • You will learn that you’re not alone in your experiences. Dubbed a modern-day Erma Bombeck, her screwball short essays offer therapeutic-and comic-relief that everyone can relate to. Patty Clark is a six time contest winner on and formerly penned a column for The Parson’s Sun newspaper in Kansas. She feels that humor is especially important in today’s “spicy and unsettling world.” Born in Detroit Michigan, she lived with her parents and nine siblings. The comical narrator currently resides in Encinitas, California. To learn more about Patty Clark go to
Aug. 28, 2017 · 00:47:51
Listen Now as Katana interviews Co-Founder of the Living Legacy Project, Dennis Stack. Join us as we’ll discuss: • Why legacy matters • How to start a legacy talk with loved ones • How to use the Legacy Stories website, App and handbook Dennis is Co-Founder of the Living Legacy Project, The International Association of StoryKeepers (I-ASK), and Over the past 12 years he developed life review methodologies to help hospice caregivers record legacy stories of their patients when being remembered matters most. His interactive story capture tools have been used in over 800 Hospices, Home Care, Assisted Living and Veterans communities. In the process he trained more than 5,000 volunteers and students to perform the role of StoryKeepers in their respective niches. Dennis has adapted his resources to pave the way for the financial services industry to bring added value to their clients in a meaningful way. As a former Senior VP of Business Development for Paine Webber, he has a unique perspective as to how estate planners and wealth managers can help clients pass down their wisdom along with their wealth to the next generation. To learn more about Dennis Stack go to .
Aug. 21, 2017 · 00:48:35
Listen Now as Katana interviews Author and publisher, Laurie Harris and former first president and CEO of Save Orchestra Hall, Inc. Paul Ganson. Join us as we’ll discuss: • The original Detroit Symphony Orchestra was formed in 1887. • It has gone out of business three times, but has come back three times, showing its resilience in the face of economic, demographic, and cultural challenges • In many ways, the changing fortunes of the DSO parallel those of the city it has called home for the past 130 years, and a new book seeks to tell the fascinating story of glory, collapse, and renewal Laurie Harris is an author, editor, and publisher based in the Detroit area. She was the director of the Literary Criticism Series at Gale, where she began both “Shakespearean Criticism” and “Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism.” She was also the editorial director of Omnigraphics, where she began both “Biography Today” and “Biography for Beginners.” Laurie is currently the publisher of Favorable Impressions, which continues to publish “Biography for Beginners” as part of the FactCite database. Her most recent book is “The Great Migration North: 1910-1970.” Bred and born in Detroit, Paul Ganson, was the first president and CEO of Save Orchestra Hall, Inc., from its beginning in 1970 until its consolidation with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in 1989. He retired from the DSO after thirty-five years as assistant principal bassoonist but continues as its historian.
Aug. 14, 2017 · 00:54:42
Listen Now as Katana interviews the Founder of Pure Nurture, Kristy Rodriguez. Join us as we’ll discuss: • Creating a healthy new life • Why a holistic approach to wellness is so important • Self-care is baby care Kristy S. Rodriguez, pre- and postnatal wellness expert and advocate, is the owner and founder of Pure Nurture, LLC, a business devoted to educating and inspiring women to nurture and nourish themselves through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. As a Holistic Health Coach and Registered Yoga Teacher specializing in pre- and postnatal wellness, Kristy works with individual clients, as well as teaching classes and workshops, both in person and online. To learn more about Kristy Rodriguez go to
Aug. 7, 2017 · 00:51:59
Listen Now as Katana interviews Co-Founder of the Living Legacy Project, Katherine Miller. Join us as we’ll discuss: • How to reduce stress and increase resilience by practicing this one simple trick a minute or two a day. • How to create more time in your life doing less and achieving more. • Discover a new dimension of your self that will help you to find equilibrium and peace in the middle of chaos and uncertainty. Katherine Miller is a Certified Health Coach, Menopause Guide and Master Chef with over 35 years of experience in meditation, yoga, women’s leadership development, and optimal nutrition. She helps professional women struggling with fatigue, weight gain and hormonal imbalance, to increase their energy and reduce stress. Her passion is showing women how to free up and strengthen their bodies and brains so they can live ambitious, adventurous, and creative lives. Katherine lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two dogs, hiking, writing, gardening, traveling, dancing tango, and playing with her grandson. To learn more about Katherine Miller go to
July 31, 2017 · 00:51:04
Listen Now as Katana interviews Author, Caroline Miller. Join us as we’ll discuss: • Why grit is the most important quality one can cultivate for success and flourishing • What character strength encompass grit • What types of bad grit – stupid grit, selfie grit and faux grit – need to be avoided For almost three decades Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP has been a pioneer with her ground-breaking work in the areas of goal setting/accomplishment, grit, happiness and success. She is recognized as one of the world’s leading positive psychology experts on this research and how it can be applied to one’s life for maximum transformation and growth. Caroline is the author of seven books, including Positively Caroline, My Name is Caroline and Creating Your Best Life. She has been featured in hundreds of magazines, newspapers and other media around the world including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and CNN. Her next book, Getting Grit: The Evidence-Based Approach to Cultivating Passion, Perseverance and Purpose was published in June 2017 and was named one of the “ten books that will change your life in 2017.” To learn more about Caroline Miller go to
July 24, 2017 · 00:57:03
Join us as we’ll discuss: • The benefits of publishing a mini-ebook • How to find your unique value proposition • How to build your following -- 4 things you must do Christopher Van Buren has worked in publishing and online marketing fields for over 25 years as an author, editor, publisher, marketing director, literary agent, and campaign manager. He has written over 15 books in the technology, travel and self-help markets and spent eight years as a literary agent, helping authors get their books published. He is the President and Founder of LaunchMoxie, Inc., which supports entrepreneurs by providing services that leverage the power of co-operative marketing and distributed content. To learn more about Christopher Van Buren go to
July 17, 2017 · 00:56:08
Katana will interview Principal Partner & CEO, Dottie Deremo. Join us and you will learn: The difference between Advanced Directives and Durable Power of Attorney If time is limited, how to plan for what you would want to accomplish and what goals you would have for your loved ones who will remain behind. What resources are available to you to get started in having the talk with your loved ones and getting your wishes put into writing. Dottie Deremo is the principal partner and CEO of The Deremo Group (TDG). TDG provides consulting, speaking, and executive coaching services to C-Suite executives in the practice areas of leadership, strategic business renewal, succession planning, and business sustainability matrix mapping. TDG’s goal is to maximize our clients’ full potential to produce outstanding, sustainable results. Dottie is recognized nationally and internationally as an influential leader, entrepreneur, consultant, health care public policy expert, speaker, and author. She is the retired CEO of Hospice of Michigan and its national subsidiary company, At Home SupportTM. Dottie is a sought after key note speaker, has won numerous awards and recognitions, and written many articles and health care book chapters. To learn more about Dottie Deremo go to
June 26, 2017 · 00:48:52
Join us as we’ll discuss: • How to attract attention by learning to relax more and do less • How to feel more like yourself and like yourself more • How to talk so your man can hear you Laura Doyle was the perfect wife–until she actually got married. When she tried to get her husband to be more tidy, romantic and ambitious, he avoided her. She dragged him to counseling and nearly divorced. When she interviewed women who had happy marriages, she learned 6 Intimacy Skills that led to a miracle: the man who wooed her returned. Now New York Times bestselling author whose books are translated into 18 languages with her own TV series, the thing she’s most proud of is her 27-year marriage to John, who has been dressing himself since before she was born. To learn more about Laura Doyle go to
June 19, 2017 · 00:54:42
Join us as we’ll discuss: • What is Human Trafficking? • How big of issue is Human Trafficking? • What can the public do to prevent Human Trafficking? Rebecca McDonald, founder and president of Women At Risk, International (WAR) has spent three decades in international, anti-trafficking relief work. As an organization, WAR exists to create circles of protection and hope around at-risk women and children through culturally sensitive, value-added intervention projects. WAR currently addresses 14 different risk issues and works in over 40 countries, including the United States. Although WAR primarily functions as an aftercare organization, it is also heavily involved in advocacy. Becky is a highly-sought after speaker who travels the world, sharing WAR’s passion with universities, communities, law enforcement, legal and medical societies, embassies and foreign governments and Home Land Security. To learn more about Rebecca McDonald go to
June 13, 2017 · 00:47:57
Join us as we’ll discuss: • What the 41 people we interviewed, people who made very different big, successful life changes—had in common, and why it matters! • What listeners need to know to make a change and create their own Fresh Start Success. • Why social media is a must-have for making your own Fresh Start Success a reality! Gail Z. Martin is a bestselling author and international speaker. Her newest books are Fresh Start Success: How to Reinvent Your Work, Reimagine Your Life and Reignite Your Passion and The Essential Social Media Marketing Handbook: A New Roadmap for Maximizing Your Brand, Influence, and Credibility (Career Press). LifeHack named her book 30 Days to Social Media Success one of its Top 20 Business Books to Read in 2016. Gail is also the author of 15 epic and urban fantasy novels, and she holds an MBA in Marketing, with over 30 years of experience. To learn more about Gail Z. Martin go to
June 6, 2017 · 00:49:37
Join us as we’ll discuss: • Diagnose and uncover the one key strategy that MUST be implemented for a successful job search • Heal and explore how employers and candidates stand in their own way during the recruitment and hiring process • Revive your current career status and get back on track with tips and strategies you can implement immediately Ms. Denise Anne Taylor was trained and certified by The Protocol School of Washington, the nation’s leading protocol and etiquette firm. Ms. Taylor has a diverse and extensive background in public speaking, corporate training and entrepreneurship. Ms. Taylor offers speaking engagements and executive support services to enhance an individual’s ability to navigate successfully in the workplace by applying contemporary and up-to-date business etiquette protocols and proven strategies for leadership and business excellence. Ms. Taylor also provides career coaching, strategies, resources and consulting for all facets of the career pathway to help individuals GET FOUND. GET HIRED™. CAREERMEDIC™ was founded by Ms. Taylor to advocate and support capABLE candidates with a disability through placement with local southeast Michigan employers. Denise Anne is an approved vendor with the State of Michigan and a partner of Michigan Rehabilitation Services.
May 30, 2017 · 00:41:22
Join us as we’ll discuss: • Understand the relationship between time and money • Adopt a practice of abundance • Develop awareness of the internal storylines that drive behaviors • Sharon Spano has a PhD in Human and Organizational Systems. She is an author, corporate business strategist, work force expert, professional speaker and former radio host of WorkSmart Live. Sharon empowers business leaders and entrepreneurs to maximize performance, improve employee engagement, and increase bottom-line results. She is also a Certi ed Professional Integral Coach dedicated to helping others adopt new paradigms about time and money so that they can step into radical abundance in every area of their lives. Her research focuses on wisdom, adult development, and leadership. Her work and her new book The Pursuit of Time and Money: Step Into Radical Abundance and Discover the Secret to a Meaningful Prosperous Life (launches Spring 2017) are grounded in research in adult human development. To learn more about Sharon Spano go to
May 23, 2017 · 00:55:51
Katana and Vicky will be replaying their interview with Camille Jayne, change agent, branding expert and President & CEO of The Community House. Join us as we’ll discuss: Expert secrets to the strategic planning process How to create innovative ideas to break apart from the competition Personal Branding tips which are critical to your success Camille Jayne is a well-known and successful businesswoman, having been one of the less than 3% of women CEOs of a U.S. public company. She has an excellent reputation in business and on Wall Street. She is a strategic visionary and inspirational leader, who understands how to quickly propel businesses to profitable and sustained success. She is well known as a dynamic and entertaining public speaker on the educational and business lecture circuits. Former Chairman & CEO Universal Electronics Inc. (NASDAQ: UEIC) Acting CEO Specialized Marketing Services Chief Management Consultant for J. D. Power III (founder JD Power & Associates) To learn more about Camille visit:
May 15, 2017 · 00:37:47
Today, we will be talking about: • A new definition and understanding of toxins in our environment • The multiple ways toxins affect our health • The role of toxins in disrupting our healthy hormone balance. Dr. Susan Sklar is a nationally recognized Harvard trained physician who is dedicated to figuring out the root cause of her patients’ symptoms. After traversing the field of conventional OB-GYN and having her own health problems, she found functional medicine which provided her with a personal solution as well as solutions for her patients. She is a fierce health detective who believes that you can age gracefully and feel great while doing so. She utilizes the cutting edge science of functional medicine to support your body to heal itself through diet, lifestyle and appropriate supplementation. She is a certified practitioner of the Bredesen protocol for prevention and reversal of cognitive decline and sees patients at the Sklar Center for Restorative Medicine in Long Beach, California. To learn more about Dr. Susan Sklar go to