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"EmpowerHER" is all about cutting through the BS fluff to have honest, and entertaining real talk conversations about life, business and relationships. We're all about giving tangible tools, tips & tricks to give you the resources and perspective to take ACTION to build a life you really love.

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Overcoming FEAR & setbacks to LEVEL UP

In this episode:

  • Identifying your fears & limiting beliefs

  • Understanding your power

  • Holding tight to your vision

  • Strengthen your mindset through meditation

After experiencing the hardest year of her life in 2018, Kelly Callaghan began to see things in a different light.

There was a long period of time where she truly felt like she was broken beyond repair. Going from one of the most positive people to a person who battled with acknowledging her own self worth was undeniably heart wrenching.

Kelly could not understand how her life went from a such a "perfect" way into something so dark, uncontrollable + exhausting and she knew she had to do something.... and BOY DID SHE. 

Today’s episode is a POWERFUL one.

Kelly Callaghan is a serial entrepreneur, beauty business mentor, an international spray tan educator, has built multiple 6-figure businesses and is now the host of the podcast Wake Up to Level Up and hosting a live event to empower women to level up in their lives.

Kelly’s story of her “rebirth” as she calls it, is incredibly inspiring & I know there are so many of you out there who will resonate with her feelings of despair.

This girl has had some crazy curveballs but she has really leaned into the power of her mindset, and she’s got some really incredible tools she shares with us about stepping out of fear and into purpose.

“You are doing yourself, and anybody else that you’re supposed to be serving, a disservice by not accomplishing what you set yourself out to do.”  



  • Me Too by Meghan Trainor



“We are conscious creators of our destiny and what is going on in our lives and we have to take ownership of that.”

“Once you make the decision to do something, you have to have that vision held tight and keep that goal in focus.”

“Anytime I’m feeling a negative feeling like fear, any low-vibe energy, it’s because I’m not being grateful.”

“By becoming self-aware and asking yourself those deep rooted questions, you will be able to find the confidence within to be able to swerve.”


Apr 18, 2019
YOU choose: The POWER of "I AM"

In this episode:

  • The words we use have SO much power

  • ‘I am’ & ‘I am not’ statements

  • Conditional vs situational

  • Are your beliefs serving you?

In today’s episode we are talking about LANGUAGE & how the words that we use have so much power.

It’s so important to take the chance to pop the hood & get a different perspective from someone else on those things you may be saying to yourself, especially when we are talking about statements like “I am” or “I am not" right?

I for one am constantly questioning my own “I am” statements to basically see if I agree with what I am saying & if they’re serving me. & girl, if they are NOT serving you, it’s time to CHALLENGE them & ask more questions.

“What you believe that you are, you will act in accordance with. What you believe that you deserve, you will go get.”



“These things that we’re saying, as if they’re conditional statements like ‘I am’ or ‘I am not’ or ‘I’m not,’ those things can change with just a little bit of effort & a desire to change.”

“Sometimes we blatantly say that we are or are not something, & then sometimes it’s actually ingrained in us.”

“Sometimes, we have to remember that we don’t change things until they become extremely inconvenient or bring tremendous discomfort.”

“What are the ‘I am’ statements that you’re saying? Are they true? And more importantly, are they serving you?”



Topic or speaker suggestions? Shoot us an email: hello@kaciafitzgerald.com

Apr 15, 2019

In this episode Patrice Washington (on Instagram @seekwisdompcw) gives us the RUNDOWN on: 

  • Redefining WEALTH in today's culture 

  • The difference between Wisdom vs Knowledge

  • How we can leave BLAME behind

  • & how NOTHING is permanent

Patrice Washington is an award-winning author, transformational speaker, hope-restoring coach, and media personality.

Patrice got her start as your favorite personal finance expert, “America’s Money Maven”, having tremendous success with her “mindset approach” to personal finance.

She has since expanded her brand and mission, encouraging women to chase purpose, not money.

Patrice is committed to redefining the term “wealth”, using its original meaning, “well-being”. She encourages women to have “wealth” in all aspects of their lives by pursuing their purpose, being fulfilled, and earning more without ever chasing money.

Through her teachings, Patrice empowers women to look at life through the lens of abundance and opportunity, instead of lack and scarcity. 

I so deeply admire & respect how Patrice is showing up in the world & the content and WISDOM that she shares with her community. 

Patrice is committed to redefining what wealth really means to our generation and her entire story is a roller-coaster of ups & downs.

In this episode we dig into why WISDOM is so important to seek over knowledge, how to redefine wealth & what it means, and some of the pillars for us to have this complete happy life we are excited about. She is all about mindset AND taking action, which I just KNOW you will all vibe with.

Can’t wait to hear what you think girl!

“Chase PURPOSE not MONEY.”



  • All of My Life by Erica Campbell


“The difference is, knowledge is just getting information but wisdom is knowing how to apply the information that you have.”

“A part of seeking wisdom is getting wise counsel, and is being vulnerable enough to say I don’t know what I don’t know.”

“Encouragers need encouraging. Sometimes people who are very encouraging are the ones who get left off the list.”

“The frustration comes from wanting to know exactly how it’s gonna go and then that prevents you from taking the next best step.”

“Clutter is the physical manifestation of chaos in your mind.”

“A lot of the times the things that we’re fearful of are not even real, they are stories that we made up.”



Apr 11, 2019
Maybe you should say NO?!

In this episode:

  • If it’s not a HELL YES - it’s a no

  • The guilt of saying no

  • Setting your REAL priorities

  • Creating a schedule BASED on your priorities

How is it that I am adding MORE to my plate, but I am NOT feeling drained.... a question I've been asking myself lately. 

& Girl, I am SO excited that you are here today because I think this topic around boundaries, priorities & saying NO is so important.

Today I wanted to share some tangible action steps you can take to manage your time, energy & stay true to your priorities that have helped me, cuz ultimately, I want you to be able to say NO to the things that deep down don’t feel like a HELL YES in order to have time and bandwidth and energy to do the things that actually make you feel excited & fulfilled.

“If it feels good to be you, you’re going to do things that are in line with your character.”



“I know, that me being the best version of me is going to only impact our relationship in a really meaningful way.”

“I’m okay with saying no, because I have a plan.”

“If it’s not a hell yes, it’s gotta be a no.”

“You do not have to say yes, just because you were invited. You can decline.”

“Do you really want the people that don’t honor & respect your priorities in your life? Are you living a life that you’re excited about?”



Apr 08, 2019
STOP feeling like SHIT and LIVE your KICK ASS LIFE with Andrea Owen

In this episode:

  • How feeling SHAME is normal

  • Dealing with your inner critic

  • Why Confidence is not inherent but BUILT

  • Taking Radical Responsibility & dropping your masks

Andrea Owen is a mentor, life coach, author & the host of the Your Kickass Life Podcast.

In 2007 she hit rock bottom while going through a nasty divorce & jumping into a new relationship that ended 9 months later after finding out he had lied about having cancer to cover up his drug addiction.

She had isolated herself from nearly all of her friends, quit her job & moved out of her apartment to move in with him. She knew she needed a MASSIVE change. Even while in the worst circumstances of her life, she had a tiny bit of hope that led her to ask the universe for help. She decided to take radical responsibility for her life and KNEW she wasn’t destined to feel like shit.

& GIRL- I am SO excited for you to listen to this episode where we dive in to her work with Brene Brown & talk about shame, numbing, building confidence and of course her new book where she breaks down different habits that we are working through and how we need to get out of our own way.

Andrea is SO big on tangible, real talk advice but delivered in language like you’ve been best friends for years. I love her style & approach and I just know you will too!

“Sometimes we wake up with anxiety & its just unexplained. Sometimes we just feel grumpy. That’s ok, you can feel stuck sometimes and know that you will eventually not be there anymore.”



  • Muthafucka by Beware of Darkness



“Shame is just a normal human emotion & experience, you can’t get rid of it.”

“What at the end of your life are you gonna be proud of? What at the end of your life are you going to regret?”

“Your inner critic lives in your comfort zone.. It has one job, and that job is to keep you there.”

“You gain confidence by the success that you have on the other side, and sometimes that success is actually failing, but knowing that you lived through it.”

“Confidence is one of those things you get by doing. It’s not inherent.”



Topic or speaker suggestions? Shoot us an email: hello@kaciafitzgerald.com

Apr 04, 2019

In this episode:

Why not you? Honestly girl, why NOT? 

Why not YOU to chase that big goal, or change career paths, or to accomplish that thing that’s in your gut that you want to do?

Today I wanted to dive into what might be getting in our way & keeping us from going after the things we want in life.

Cuz girl we both know, we often look for the reasons we can’t instead of looking for the reasons we can and for me, there are three main things I tend to blame my lack of action or ability that I want to dig into with you: time, external resources or lack of experience.

By changing the story you are telling yourself, you CAN accomplish anything. Can’t wait to hear what you think of this one girl!

“Each choice that we make, builds our moments, which builds our days, our weeks, our months, our years. Over time, that’s literally how we build our whole freakin life!”



“We look for the reasons that we can’t. But couldn’t we as easily look for the reasons that we can?”

“As we know, action brings clarity. And that clarity and consistent action brings so much confidence.”

“You’ve gotten through things you never thought you’d get through, yet here you are alive and kicking butt.”

“You were given this dream, & this life circumstance, & this struggle, to get through it, to show that it’s possible, and to be the representation of what is not yet being represented.”

“Everything that we’ve ever done, we had to do for the first time.”



Apr 01, 2019

In this episode:

  • Having an abundance mindset

  • Using competition to step up our game

  • You can’t serve everyone alone

  • Stop living in the space of scarcity

I believe to my core that there is enough in this world for ALL of us to be successful in life AND in business and that we as women, are BETTER together.

In today’s episode we are talking about living in an abundance mindset, but also why we actually do need competition as a whole because competition gives us a reason to step up our own game. Of course, because we are all about ACTION, I want to give you a couple of tangible things you can implement or tweak your mindset around to see competition as an awesome thing.

I am so excited you are here to listen today & I cannot WAIT to hear what you think!

“We always get a choice. We get a choice to acknowledge that competition is necessary for us to step up our game.”



“There is room for all of us to be successful as women, and together we’re better.”

“Wouldn’t you rather, just because it would feel better, be authentically happy for her rather than discrediting her success?”

“Are you so damn focused on her, that you’re not even getting to work on you and your goals?”

“We are the ones that need to believe in ourselves, we don’t need anyone else to believe in us.”



Mar 27, 2019
Going from GOOD to GREAT

In this episode:

  • The feeling of wanting more

  • Not staying stuck in good

  • Striving for what COULD be

  • Embracing the GROWTH in the process

Today’s topic is one of my very favorite things to talk about. It is the concept of going from good to great, and I really think this will resonate with you.

Maybe you have thought about this before, or maybe this is a totally new concept to you, regardless I am SO excited to share it with you. I’ve been thinking about this in two main ways that it’s cause me a bit of discomfort & ended up holding me back.

First, comparing my good to someone else who is worse off so that I feel guilty for wanting more. And second, when I feel like wanting great or wanting more is selfish simply because I am so fortunate already.

I want to share with you how I have managed to constantly push myself to go from good to great, as well as how to check myself when I feel a bit complacent. Hope this helps you girl, and I can’t wait to hear what you think!



“Why not decide, that you have that gut feeling in you for a reason.”

“It’s hard for people to be what they can’t see.”

“Tip toe if you must. Start with one good thing and decide, nope. Throwing in the towel on good, I’m going for great. I’m pushing for great.”

“At the end of the day, ACTION brings CLARITY. Don’t wait to get motivated, put yourself in action. Give up good & go for great.”



Mar 25, 2019
Taking ACTION when you're FEELING LOST

In this episode:

  • A chat about how there’s nothing "wrong" with feeling lost

  • How to disregard or re-bale your fear

  • Creating a sense of self-belief

  • Listening to your gut

Maxie McCoy is a writer and speaker obsessed with giving women the tools they need to believe in themselves.

Committed to the global rise of women, she writes weekly inspiration on maxiemccoy.com.

She is the author of, "You’re Not Lost: An Inspired Action Plan for Finding Your Own Way". 

Maxie also specializes in creating meaningful offline experiences that provide practical action in workshop and group formats.

She’s worked with top brands, conferences and companies to create original events that engage their target audiences both online and off. Her work has been featured on Good Morning America, TheSkimm, Forbes, Fortune, INC, Bustle, Business Insider, MyDomaine, Women’s Health, Good Housekeeping, Marie Claire, Billboard, CNN and many more as an expert in women’s leadership.

Today’s guest is about to blow you away with this topic.

I found Maxie because I was searching for books on Audible about feeling lost, or feeling stuck, or feeling imposter syndrome, because of something I was personally experiencing and questions that I get from so many of you.

Her book, "You’re Not Lost" is so impactful because we so often create these stories of why we can’t take action, & we get so caught up in our 5-20 year plans, forgetting that the little things we do along the way are going to be the things that get us where we want to be, and Maxie does an amazing job of breaking this down.

I can’t wait for you to hear from her & see what you think! Be sure to TAG us both in your IG stories if you vibe with it! 

“Figure out what energizes you. The things that bring you more joy, more energy, more excitement than not. It does not have to be an end-all-be-all career goal. And ask yourself what’s the absolute smallest thing I can do about this thing that lights me up, and then let it be small and just go do it.” -Maxie McCoy



  • Radio Ga Ga by Queen

  • Dreams by Fleetwood Mac



“If you are feeling lost right now, its okay. Its OKAY… the feelings of being lost are actually a really powerful place of presence to be in.”

“If you’re doing something for the first time, which all of us at any height of success have done something for the first time, you don’t know what you’re doing.”

“What is today giving you that just rocks, and how can you love that?”

“If you don’t know where you’re going & you don’t know what to do next, just look at what you’ve done. And somewhere in that is the data of what the next step should be.”

“That’s the difference between successful people & non-successful people, are the ones that consistently show up and consistently do something that they haven’t done in the face of the unknown, versus someone who just talks about it & thinks about it.”



Mar 21, 2019
What might be HOLDING YOU BACK.

In this episode:

  • Acknowledge the dream in you

  • Feeling far from your goals

  • Excited vs overwhelmed

  • Reframing your mindset to be inspired

I’m pretty PUMPED you are here today because I want to talk about something that will really hit home for you as I know it does for SO many women including myself. This concept of labeling that space between where we are now and where we want to go, and what happens if we MISlabel it. Sometimes we label it as intimidating, while other times we label it as inspiring. I think it is really powerful that we can choose to reframe our mindset to how we WANT to label it and I wanted to go into a bit more detail for you today. As always, can’t wait to hear what you think, so tag me on Instagram or slide into those DMs girl!



“I can let that space inspire me… if I label it that way, I’m excited, I’m passionate, and I wanna chase my dreams.”

“I think a lot of events are neutral, and we create the meaning.”

“The person that I’m becoming in pursuit of the goal is what it’s all about.”

“This dream’s not in you by accident.”



Mar 18, 2019
Leaning into FEAR & Taking the LEAP of your Life with Tommy Baker

In this episode:

  • Leaning into your fear

  • What’s the opportunity cost?

  • Recognizing what no longer serves you

  • Creating space to find clarity

  • Feel it & do it anyway

Tommy Baker is a writer, speaker, author, coach, and the host of the Resist Average Academy, a top-rated iTunes podcast designed to give you the knowledge, inspiration, and action steps to live a life by design - never by default. Tommy’s contagious enthusiasm and approach to life can be seen and felt in the wide array of content he creates, including podcasts, books, videos & courses. As he likes to say, he doesn’t have it all figured out - but he loves the process.

I’m so excited that you’re here today because I think you are about to have your MIND BLOWN by today’s guest, Tommy Baker. Tommy is on a mission to help people LEVEL UP, and why I think you will LOVE his content & resonate with his message is because his energy is high, his passion is through the roof, but he is also incredibly articulate in breaking down TANGIBLE things that you can actually use to implement & take action TODAY. The way that he is showing up in the world is SO inspiring & you are going to get SO much value from this episode! Be sure to listen through to the end to hear about a fun giveaway we are doing too! Can’t wait to hear what you think girl!

“Your desires & your dreams are WORTHY. They are yours for a reason. And often, we think we choose our dreams & desires, I don’t believe that. They chose us, and they chose us for a reason.”



  • A Moment Apart by Odesza



“Are we willing to lean into the fear? If we didn’t have the fear, it wouldn’t be important to us. If we didn’t have the fear, we wouldn’t be stretching our comfort zone.”

“When we marry passion with skills, that’s when the magic happens.”

“The excitement of doing the thing that you wanna do is gonna keep you going through the adversity.”

“See what they are doing as a reflection of what you are capable of.”

“If we have something inside of us and we don’t actually take the courageous step to make it real, we’re dishonoring our own desires and our own dreams.”

“Not chasing our dreams, not fulfilling our desires, is actually very selfish.”



Mar 14, 2019

Episode 29: Life is rigged in your favor

  • What you LOOK for, you will find

  • The little things really do matter

  • Getting out of a negative attitude

  • Using inconveniences to serve us

I honestly believe, to my core, that today’s topic is one of the biggest reasons that I feel really happy and excited a majority of each day, which is why I am SO excited that you are here today as we chat about how life is RIGGED in our FAVOR. Having the ability to manage your mindset is CRUCIAL to how you handle everyday situations & how you let things that are typically totally out of your control affect your mood & happiness. I think that this concept that I have used to serve myself in a massive way, might really serve YOU too, even in those annoying situations. And of course, I’m here to give you TANGIBLE action steps for getting out of that negative headspace when something doesn’t go how you had hoped or planned:

  1. Start with the little things each day & decide that life is rigged in your favor. Ask yourself how this can serve you & what evidence is there to PROVE it?

  2. Looking backwards at the big things that you may have written off as something bad & realizing that something positive DID come out of it.



“We know, that what we look for, we’re gonna find.”

“Because when something doesn’t go my way I’m looking for how it serves me… because I don’t want to have a chain of bad days. I’ve got things to do here and so do you!”

“I found something positive, from something that could be perceived as a negative.”

“Why would you not come up with something positive from something negative?”

“We can create the meaning of all events.”



Mar 11, 2019
Real Talk on ANXIETY & ANXIOUSNESS with a Psychotherapist

In this episode:

  • Having anxiety vs feeling anxious

  • Useful apps for dealing with anxiousness

  • Understanding others’ anxiety

  • Social media & anxiety

  • Anxiety attacks vs panic attacks

Kristi Thrailkill is a Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Psychotherapist, and owner of Baltimore Family Therapy.

She has an eclectic list of specialties, and is most simply described as an Anxiety Disorder Specialist & Relationship-Fixer (she knows that is not a thing...but she's going to make it a thing).

She focuses on the worries & doubts that hold her clients back while also paying particular attention to the interpersonal dynamics that have shaped them. She believes true happiness is often based upon the relationships we hold dearest—spouses, extended family, friends…and if there is a hole in any of those systems, it’s her jam to mend those fences. 

& I will tell you personally...I am EXCITED to share today’s episode with you all because it is SO POWERFUL.

We are talking all about anxiety, in terms of feeling anxious, in terms of clinical anxiety, and then in terms of how we can better deepen & understand people in our lives that struggle with a different type of anxiety than we do. Kristi shares some seriously impactful ideas & concepts while also giving tips, tricks & tangible things we can implement to honestly build lives we are really excited about.

She has the passion, education & knowledge, but also that best friend vibe that I KNOW you are going to LOVE. Can’t wait to hear what you think!

“Choose happiness, choose love and create the life you deserve.”



  •  Gold Dust Woman by Stevie Nicks

  • Tennessee Whiskey by Chris Stapleton




“Choosing to be happy. And choosing to be less anxious. And doing the things that you need to do in order to get there.”

“A panic attack is caused for NO reason. An anxiety attack has a cause.”

“How many times has this fear actually been proven right? We say all the time, what if it goes wrong, what if it goes wrong? We never say what if it goes RIGHT.”

“Even when you’re having an anxiety attack, reminding yourself, I’ve survived this before.”

“You have a right to be heard, and you are worth your story being told and you are worth feeling better.”



Mar 07, 2019
Let's Get OUT of that FUNK Girl!

In this episode:

  • Giving yourself grace

  • Self-confirming bias

  • Your feelings ARE valid

  • Tools to get out of your funk

Hey girl! I am so happy you are here today because we are talking about something that I think is so relevant, which is pulling yourself out of a funk. We all have these times where we get ourselves into analysis-paralysis or total funky freak out and it is NORMAL. What I have learned, is it's so important to be able to CATCH yourself, acknowledge the feeling and then be aware of HOW to get OUT of that funk. I wanted to share a few tricks that I have put into practice to help pull you out of that funk:

  1. Let yourself feel it & acknowledge that you are totally normal.

  2. Ask yourself, what is the REAL story?

  3. Take action - inaction breeds fear.



“Even the happiest people can have off moments, or get funky feeling sometimes, right? And not a good funky.”

“It’s okay to not be okay sometimes. It’s okay to freak out, its okay to lose your cool or start crying for some reason that seems really random.”

“Nothing that you feel a feeling to cry about, is worth apologizing for. You don’t need to apologize.”

“Express the emotion and acknowledge that you are totally normal, nothing is wrong with you girl, you have feelings, you’re human.”

“When you want to make a statement that’s about yourself that says you’re not capable, look for all the reasons that you can.”

“If you can’t seem to pull yourself out of a funk for yourself, do it for your friend that needs you, for your sister, for your kids, for your coworkers, for your significant other. Someone needs you in a good state, in a HAPPY state.”



Mar 04, 2019
The Hustle Believe Receive Method with Sarah Centrella

Episode 26: Sarah Centrella

In this episode:

  • Changing your thoughts & focus

  • Dream it, think it, say it

  • Becoming the person you want to be

  • Getting rid of negativity

  • Manifesting what you dream

Sarah Centrella is the author of the #1 best-selling self-help book Hustle Believe Receive An 8 Step Plan to Changing Your Life and Living Your Dream.

As a master life coach, she’s worked with professional athletes in the NBA and NFL, WAGS and thousands of people from around the world, helping them manifest their dreams.

Sarah has been featured by The Wall Street Journal, ABC NEWS, The Steve Harvey Show, The New York Times, OK! Magazine, The Oregonian, Yahoo News, Good Morning America and many others.

Girl, today’s episode is going to BLOW YOUR MIND because we have Sarah Centrella who is not only a single mom of three, but a best selling author & keynote speaker.

This woman found out, with 3 young kids, that he husband was having an affair and felt like she hit absolute rock bottom.

Instead of complaining about it, she DID SOMETHING about it. Today we talk about her book, Hustle Believe Receive, and she shares a few TANGIBLE steps that she took to get on with her life & MANIFEST the life she dreamed of.



  • All The Above by Maino



“If you don’t have somewhere to go, how are you going to get there?”

“Putting out into the universe who you want to be, the life you want to live, and allowing your brain to have something new to focus on.”

“I’m not gonna speak negativity into my life anymore, because guess what that doesn’t get me what I want.”

“Get to know yourself enough to know what triggers you to go negatively and where you don’t want to go, and then have some tools in your back pocket that you know you can do and you’ll feel better.”

“Watch who you are around... It is so true that you become who you are around.”



Feb 28, 2019
Doing YOU even when "THEY" don't get it

Episode 25: Other People's Opinions

In this episode:

  • Some people just won’t get it & thats ok

  • Seeing what’s actually valid

  • Evaluating the source

  • Bless & release the negativity

I am pumped to have you here today listening in on a little topic that I get a LOT of DM’s on and is honestly something that I am constantly working on too.

The opinions of OTHER PEOPLE are things that at some point in our lives, we will all deal with and I have found a couple of ways that have helped me navigate it that I wanted to share with you.

We can’t expect that everyone is going to support us or believe in us because that’s not their job, that is OUR job. I have found to help manage other people’s opinions and make sure to continue moving forward towards your goals. Can’t wait to hear what you think!


“The truth of the matter is, it’s not their life. It’s MINE.”

“We can still love people that want to live life a different way, but that doesn’t mean that we have to take their advice”

“Sometimes people are uncomfortable with the way that you’re living your life, because you’re reflecting back onto them something that they want.”

“Have you ever met a Negative Nancy who’s doing better than a Positive Polly?”

“The happiest people that I know are constantly improving and evaluating themselves.”


Feb 25, 2019
Navigating FEAR to find FULFILLMENT & PURPOSE with Amber Lilyestrom

In this episode:

  • Achieving true self-love

  • Redefining failure

  • Committing to your dream

  • Getting in MOTION

  • Switching from fear to love

Amber Lilyestrom is a transformational branding strategist and business coach, author and speaker. She has been featured by Entrepreneur, Mentorbox and Working Mother Magazine and is the host of The Amber Lilyestrom Show podcast. She is the creator of the Ignite Your Soul Summit annual live event in Portsmouth, NH and multiple life-changing online programs. She helps entrepreneurs turn their passions in to heart-centered brands and thriving businesses. Amber's mission is to empower women to position themselves as sought-after experts and thought leaders through the creation of an online brand presence. She’s worked with thousands of women worldwide building a seven-figure business from home, while also homeschooling her daughter with her husband and business partner, Ben.

I am so excited you are here today girl, because we have Amber Lilyestrom on the show & I can’t wait for you to hear from her. Amber actually spent 10 years working in collegiate athletics marketing before she decided to launch her own business. She was recognized as one of the top sports marketing professionals in the nation and left her corporate career after a near-death experience that served as the catalyst for her to transform her life from the inside out. Her story is POWERFUL to say the least, and she’s giving us some tangible advice for how to get yourself unstuck & take action to build a life that you love without having to go through a crazy life experience like she did. You are going to LOVE this episode & I can’t wait to hear what you take from it!

“You remember who you really are, you remember who you were, and you remember who you always wanted to be, & it’s like somehow it all just sort of syncs up.”



  • On My Own by Elijah N



“I don’t even believe in failure. I think that all the information that we gather from the things we try is just simply feedback.”

“Stop quitting, start committing to your dream.”

“Stop trying to go do something completely different, and use all of the firepower, all of the credibility and experience that you have to design what is next for you.”

“We have to switch, from fear to love. And we have to toggle back and forth throughout our day because we are mostly trained to operate from a place of fear & scarcity.”

“The voice that matters the most, its spirit, but it’s us. And we have to listen to that voice above all things.”



Feb 21, 2019
GETTING OUT of Your Own Damn WAY

Episode 23: Get out of your own damn way


In this episode:

  • Getting self-aware

  • Surround yourself with the right people

  • Rid your life of naysayers

  • Setting healthy boundaries

  • Understanding what lights you up

Girl, I am SO excited that you are here today because we are talking about something that is so important: getting out of our own damn way! We all know that WE are the reason that we aren’t where we want to be. It’s not about resources, it’s about resourcefulness & your mindset. Today I want to talk about 3 components of why I think we DO get in our own way and then HOW to actually decide & take action to get OUT of our own damn way!

  1. Self-awareness

  2. Inventory of your circle

  3. Boundaries



“Everyone that you meet knows something you don’t.”

“Sometimes we get frustrated by coworkers or significant others or friends or our family members, when they’re overstepping boundaries that we didn’t even communicate with ourselves, let alone with them.”

“At the end of the day, we are responsible for the life that we live.”

“A lot of times we feel stuck because we’re deciding that we don’t have any other choices, when that’s just not the reality.”



Topic or speaker suggestions? Shoot us an email: hello@kaciafitzgerald.com

Feb 18, 2019

Episode 22: Consistency

In this episode:

  • Setting the stage with excitement
  • Celebrating the little wins
  • Creating a game-plan
  • Focus on the controllables
  • Asking for what you need

Today we are talking about CONSISTENCY, but even more so, how to get ourselves EXCITED to actually be consistent so that the things that we want to do to build the life that we love are just part of what we do. We know that those tiny things that are easy to do, are also easy NOT to do. But those are the things we NEED to do to get us where we want to go.

Tapping into the EXCITEMENT and JOY behind these things we have to do is what will keep us CONSISTENT. Tangible ways to get the consistency you want? You know I got you girl:

  1. Be proactive & get accountability
  2. You’ve got to know WHY you’re doing it

“To accomplish anything GREAT, you’re going to have to start before you’re ready.”


“Those tiny little things that are so easy TO do, are equally easy NOT to do. But to get us where we want to go, we’ve gotta do those things.”

“If it feels good to do something, we’re probably gonna be more inclined to do it again.”

“If you’re feeling your best, you’re impacting everyone around you.”

“The absolute best reasons why we do something are either extremely pleasurable… or maybe it’s very painful.”

“Sometimes it comes from pain, sometimes it comes from pleasure. But if there’s a pain or pleasure that’s attached specifically to you of why you’re doing something, you’re gonna be so much more likely to show up.”

“What makes it fun is gonna make you show up, girl, that’s gonna build that consistency!”

“Consistency is like a muscle that you would build in the gym.”


Topic or speaker suggestions? Shoot us an email: hello@kaciafitzgerald.com  

Feb 14, 2019
Creating CONFIDENCE to LEVEL UP your life with Heather Monahan

Episode 21: Heather Monahan

In this episode:

  • Finding your confidence
  • Eliminating the negativity around you
  • Allowing yourself to take off
  • Practicing confidence to create confidence
  • Tips to get yourself fired up

Heather Monahan is a best-selling author, keynote speaker with the Harry Walker Agency entrepreneur and founder of Boss In Heels.  Having worked nearly 20 years in Corporate America, Heather Monahan is one of the few women to break the glass ceiling and claim her spot in the C-suite.  Heather’s a Glass Ceiling Award winner, named one of the most Influential Women in Radio in 2017 and Thrive Global named her a Limit Breaking Female Founder in 2018.  She’s also a member of Florida International University’s Advisory Council to further serve as a mentor and leader in the South Florida Community.

I am so excited for you to hear today’s episode with powerhouse Heather Monahan. In this episode, we deep dive into how to actually build confidence as someone just trying to make your mark and show up to the world in your most authentic way. Heather shares so much incredible, tangible advice that we can actually implement right now, today, to move our lives forward & build lives that we are really obsessed with. “Don’t give up, take action.”


  • I Love Myself by Kendrick Lamar


“Firing the villains from your life is a key way to allow yourself to take off.”

“Write down on a piece of paper, I love myself, I am enough, I trust in myself, I listen to myself and act on it, I am worth more than what I am getting, I am changing. Whatever your truth that you want to be real, write them down.”

“Fear is a liar - it’s not real. You’ve only created this for yourself in your mind.”

“When you are feeling scared that’s a green light, which means go and go faster, you’re doing it.”


Feb 11, 2019

Episode 20: Comparison

In this episode:

  • Comparison is inevitable – know what YOU want
  • The highlight reel vs reality
  • Using those that came before as evidence
  • Learning from what triggers you
  • Controlling what you can - YOURSELF

In today’s episode, we are talking COMPARISON. In specific, comparison in regards to social media. We all know that comparison is inevitable in this social media driven world where we can scroll through hundreds of highlight reels and unfortunately, we sometimes forget reality. Today I wanted to talk about 5 tips that I have if you struggle with comparison or if someone that you know does. Here’s the breakdown:

  1. Know what YOU want – that’s what matters most.
  2. Use other people’s experience as EVIDENCE that it CAN BE DONE.
  3. Ask yourself better questions.
  4. SCHEDULE off the grid unplugged time.
  5. Unfollow the people that trigger you.

“Girl I want you to live a life that you are freaking OBSESSED with. I do not want some sallysue293 on Instagram to be the reason that you’re holding yourself back and staying in your own damn way of pursuing your goals and this beautiful vision that you have for your life.”


“Just because she has more likes on a picture, has nothing to do with her being better than you at anything.”

“Let’s peel back what the real goal is here. I hope that the real goal is to be happy and fulfilled in life not just for the internet.”

“At the end of the day, if you know your path and your goals and your priorities, that’s what matters.”

“If you catch yourself comparing and then in turn doubting yourself, ask yourself WHY you catch yourself wishing that you had something that she has.”


Feb 07, 2019
A Professional Organizers Thoughts on Clutter & Mindset

Episode 19: Interview with Melisa Celikel

In this episode:

  • Vision setting & smart goals
  • Decluttering your life & home
  • Mindset behind getting organized
  • Living in the present
  • Limiting beliefs around clutter

Melisa Celikel is the owner of Let's Get You Organized, San Diego's Premier Professional Organizing Company.

Let's Get You Organized operates on the three core values of Respect, Collaboration, and Active Listening to help scattered shopaholics develop positive habits, take action, and make realistic choices in implementing their home organization systems. Melisa and her team strategically implement decluttering solutions and work to reduce chaos & disorganization for each in-home client. Virtual Clutter Coaching and Aspiring Professional Organizer Mentorship Programs are also offered for non-local clients.

On the show today we have Melisa Celikel who is a professional organizer and I was BLOWN AWAY by how much MINDSET plays a role in getting and staying organized. Melisa not only gives us tangible tips for getting more organized to live a less cluttered and chaotic life, but also talks about doing more of a deep dive into mindset around things like lack or scarcity or things that have happened in our lives that cause us to hold onto things that are no longer serving us. I can’t wait for you all to soak up what Melisa has to offer & I’m pumped to hear what you think!

“Go deeper than the superficial stuff that’s gonna come up… start to get to a place of soul and understanding what your soul really wants in this earthly life.”


  • Let It Go from Frozen
  • Wu-Tang Clan


“You’re living for the now, you’re living with what you have. It’s simplified, it’s efficient, you’re living a productive organized life instead of a life of cluttered chaos.”

“Really taking a holistic view of your life and stepping back, and asking yourself what do I want.”

“Of course you’re gonna leave people behind in your life because you’re gonna keep up-leveling and you’re gonna keep calling yourself to more, and you’re gonna still be reaching your potential in greatness.”

“Stop living for other people, what do you want?”


Topic or speaker suggestions? Shoot us an email: hello@kaciafitzgerald.com

Feb 04, 2019
Choosing CURIOSITY to prevent CONFLICT

Episode 18: Conflict Prevention

In this episode:

  • Fight or flight mentality
  • Different life experiences & perspectives
  • Choosing curiosity over defensiveness
  • Is the story true or are your emotions driving
  • The Power of Vulnerability

I am SO excited you are here today because we are talking about a really important topic: preventing conflict. It’s a little bit of a different take on conflict resolution or dealing with negativity but is a lot more about the REAL TIME reactions during conflict. We always get to CHOOSE how we react or handle situations & because we are all about ACTION, I’m going to break down a few steps for you:

  1. Choose to LEARN – choose CURIOSITY
    2.  Ask yourself if the STORY is true? Or are your EMOTIONS driving it?
    3.  Brené Brown – read her books especially "Power of Vulnerability" 


“Is this story you’re creating even true?”

“I got so damn curious I put myself, to the best of my ability that I could, in her shoes, and I thought how can I make sense of this from her lens.”

“What an opportunity that I would have missed to learn something if I would have shut her down. An opportunity to learn something about myself, to become a better communicator, to more effectively lead.”

“Every single person that we meet knows something we don’t, and has a completely different life experience and perspective. And we get to choose, always choose, to learn.”


Jan 31, 2019
Interview with Kelly Roach on Money Mindset & Learning to live in ABUNDANCE

Episode 17: Kelly Roach

In this episode:

  • Productivity hacks
  • Being grateful while also wanting more
  • Abundance mindset vs Scarcity mindset
  • Turning a disadvantage into an advantage
  • Power of multiple streams of income

Kelly Roach is known as THE BUSINESS CATALYST, helping elite business owners become game changers in their field and achieve million dollar + breakthroughs in their business. As a former Fortune 500 executive who built and led record-breaking teams in 17 locations around the US, Kelly's programs and consulting encompass billion dollar corporate strategies combined with the speed and agility of the most powerful online strategies of today. Kelly is a featured expert on ABC, NBC, Good Day, The CW and in some of the world's leading publications such as Inc. and Forbes where she shares the principles of her best-selling books and top podcast, Unstoppable Success Radio. Kelly is committed to ongoing philanthropic work to bring clean drinking water to those who do not have access and is the co-founder of Give Her Courage, a movement to instill courage and confidence in the girls of our future from the start.

I am SO excited to share today’s episode with Kelly Roach with you all! We are chatting about a brand new topic & it’s one that I think is SO freaking important: money mindset and financial awareness. Kelly is a POWERHOUSE coach who brings the FIRE for this entire episode! Whether you are an entrepreneur or just a 20 or 30 something trying to figure it all out like the rest of us, there is so much content that will resonate with you today. Can’t wait to hear what you think!

“The things that are keeping you stuck, are only the boundaries that you’re setting for yourself.”


  • Beyoncé


“Sometimes we’re trying to come up with this magical, beautiful, perfect idea, and it keeps people stuck in indecision for so long when usually it’s literally right in front of you.”

“The most easy, obvious answer is usually the right one.”

“Starting when it’s imperfect and just committing to enjoying the process, is actually one of the most important parts.”

“I made the excuse that I had a disadvantage and that I couldn’t achieve my potential because I was working fultime. And that held me back.”

“There’s some kind of thing in your life that you think is your greatest disadvantage, and its why you can’t achieve your dreams and what you really want, that you’ve been letting stand in your way, when really, I’m promising you, that is your biggest advantage.”

“If you’re desiring more, it means that you were blessed and you were given the potential to create more, for a reason.”

“Most people quit everything they do, before they ever get any results from it.”


Jan 28, 2019
Throwing out the TIMELINE & the "SHOULDS"

Episode 16: Throwing out the TIMELINE & the "SHOULDS" 

In this episode:

  • Seasons of life that “should” be a certain way
  • Forgetting about timelines
  • Why we need to stop shaming each other
  • Trusting your gut & worrying less
  • Don’t stand in your OWN way

Today we are talking about the TIMELINE & all those “shoulds” that are associated with certain stages of life.

Society and the people around us put totally unnecessary pressure to be at a certain place or have certain things by a specific age, and I am calling BS on it all. There is NO timeline that you “should” follow. Your life is YOURS and that is it. And of course, because I am here to help with ACTION & TANGIBLE take aways, here are three things I know for certain that have helped me overcome the feelings we often have in this stage of life:

  1. 99% of the time what we worry about is not actually going to happen
  2. You were not given a vision for your life that is not yours to have
  3. Along the way, things will go wrong, but they likely weren’t even what we worried about


“Screw the damn checklist of you should be doing XYZ by blank age that society pushes on us.”

“99% of the time what we worry about is not actually going to happen.”

“If you show up to life as authentically as you can and you say yes to random things that excite you or pull at your heart strings, the universe or God or whatever you believe in, will help you get there.”

“Why not make the most of every single day, and throw the damn should and the timeline that you’ve created for yourself, and honestly girl for others, out the damn window.”

“Don’t be the only thing standing in your way.”


Topic or speaker suggestions? Shoot us an email: hello@kaciafitzgerald.com

Jan 24, 2019
Interview with Rachel Wright on Relationships: Bridging the Gap Between A Self Help Book and a Therapist's Couch

Episode 15: Rachel Wright

In this episode:

  • Relationship education
  • Resolving & communicating through conflict
  • Understanding communication differences
  • Acknowledge, Explain & Offer
  • Confirmation biases

Psychotherapist and Therapeutic Relationship Coach, Rachel Wright is recognized as one of the freshest voices on modern and millennial relationships. She is the co-founder of Wright Wellness Center where, together with her husband and team, she is on a mission to help people have better sex, relationships, and mental health, through a growing catalog of masterclasses, online programs, resources and a supportive online community. Rachel is also a sex educator, speaker, and writer, and the co-host of the Bachelor-themed podcast The Wright Reasons that hosts a weekly discussion about all things The Bachelor through the lens of healthy relationships. She has been featured widely in the media, including Cosmopolitan, InStyle, Women’s Health, NBC News Radio, PsychologyToday, MindBodyGreen, Bustle, and dozens of other outlets.

In today’s episode, I got to talk with Rachel about all things relationships & communication, and boy did she bring the FIRE. She’s been referred to as someone “bridging the gap between a self-help book and a therapist's couch,” is refreshingly funny, charismatic and she adds SO MUCH valuable information to this episode.

“Be kind to yourself. No matter where you are, no matter who you’re with. Whether you wanted to be with someone else or you love who you’re with… no matter what is going on, be kind to yourself.”


  • I’d Rather Be Me by Barrett Wilbert Weed


“We can reach our goals & it’s okay for those goals to change.”

“We avoid conversations with our partners about really important things because we are so afraid we are going to crash our relationship.”

“Every time you try to win a fight in your relationship, your relationship is losing.”

“The shoulding on ourselves that we do on a daily basis, is one of the worst things that we can do for ourselves.”

“It is so amazing, to realize that we get to continually learn about our partners, and that’s a gift!”

“There is no such thing as perfect, there is just now.”

“At the end of the day, you are modeling how you want people to treat you by how you treat you.”


Jan 21, 2019
Tips to get your HAPPY ON!

Episode 14: Tips to Get Your Happy On

In this episode:

  • Becoming self aware 
  • Using personality tests (like Enneagram) to know yourself better
  • Choosing happiness every day
  • Trusting that life is rigged in your favor

Today’s topic is one of my absolute FAVORITES: happiness.

I hear it ALL the time, “Kacia, are you REALLY that happy all the time?” The truth is, of course I am human that has bad days, but the MAJORITY of the time, I would say YES, I am a happier than average person! Of course we are all about TOOLS & ACTION here, so I wanted to share some of the things that I have done & do on a regular basis to make HAPPINESS a part of my daily routine. Can’t wait to hear what you think!


#2- UNDERSTANDING that you can CHOOSE to look at EVENTS as NEUTRAL & we CREATE the MEANING



“What do I need right now, to be a full complete happy person?”

“Being self-aware means, you can’t put the keys to your happiness in someone else’s pocket.”

“Every time something happens to me, I create a meaning that serves me.”

“We’ve got lives to change & a huge, happy, fulfilling, rich, full, abundant life to live. We don’t have time to create meanings that don’t serve us.”

“If you like where you’re at now and any aspect of your life, you’ve gotta be grateful for the path that got you there.”


If we aren't connected yet be sure to come hang with me on Instagram @kaciafitzgerald and @empowerHERpodcast or online atwww.kaciafitzgerald.com

Jan 17, 2019
Interview w/ Sarajane Case on using the ENNEAGRAM test to take ACTION & become more SELF AWARE.

Episode 13: SaraJane Case

In this episode:

  • Basic overview of Enneagram types
  • How to stop procrastinating based on your type
  • New Years resolutions for your type
  • Understanding others in your life

SaraJane Case is a writer, coach and speaker based in Asheville, NC. She works with women wanting to build the life of their dreams through her membership community - Brave Collective as well as through her work with the enneagram. She has two podcasts Brave Radio & Enneagram & Coffee!

I am seriously PUMPED for you all to hear today’s episode with SaraJane!

She is an expert on all things Enneagram and it is just FASCINATING to hear her perspective on these 9 different personality types.

We talk about how each type addresses things like procrastination & dealing with both stress and rest states.

SaraJane gives some tangible ideas for simple “New Year’s Resolutions” for each type to put into practice in order to be their BEST & HAPPIEST selves, as well as how to get to know the types (& needs) of your loved ones.

“Time will keep moving and if you don’t stop and really decide that this is the time you’re going to start, this is the time you’re going to put action to the ideas that you have, you might find yourself 30 years down the road not having hit that 10 year goal.”


  • Yoga/Meditation playlist on Spotify 


“Once you understand the motivations of the people in your life you can no longer judge them for their actions.”

“Resolution and mediation comes from simply understanding, and the willingness to seek understanding.”

“How can you take care of yourself today so that you can go back to the part of you that you really love.”

“It allows you to communicate with the people who love you what is real for you and what is not.”

“If I can just wait, and just breathe and trust that my mojo is gonna come back, it always comes back.”


If we aren't connected yet be sure to come hang with me on Instagram @kaciafitzgerald and @empowerHERpodcast or online at www.kaciafitzgerald.com

Jan 14, 2019
What If you just GO FOR IT?

Episode 12: What if you just GO FOR IT? 

In this episode:

  • What will you MISS OUT on if you DON’T do something?
  • Impact potential
  • Playing it ALL the way out
  • What if it DID all work out?
  • Making a game-plan

Today’s episode is short, but it is SAUCY.

We are talking about OPPORTUNITY COST and what you could MISS OUT on if you DON’T go after that “thing” that’s been on your mind. Maybe it’s starting an Etsy shop, or a new blog, or starting that side hustle. Whatever YOUR thing is, what are you leaving on the table if you DON’T try it out AND what could happen if you DO? And because you know I am ALL about action, try out these 3 ACTION STEPS:

  1. Pick your thing – that thing in your gut – & play it ALL the way out. What’s the BEST that could happen?
  2. What is holding you back? Write it down. Look for ALL of the reasons to DISPROVE the logic that you “can’t.”
  3. DECIDE. Share it with someone. Stop waiting & take some ACTION.

** You may notice right around minute 5:30 me saying to leave a review on AMAZON.. I have no idea what I am talking about, please go leave a review on iTunes... we’re takin messy action here ;) **


“We don’t think about the HAPPINESS that we COULD have if we did do the thing.”

“Just push the doubt away, kick it to the curb, & GO FOR IT.”

“What’s the number one excuse that keeps coming up in your head of why you aren’t doing that thing? Why you aren’t going full out?”

“That resiliency that you were given to get through that struggle? That’s a GIFT.”

“Why. Not. Me.”


If we aren't connected yet be sure to come hang with me on Instagram @kaciafitzgerald and @empowerHERpodcast or online at www.kaciafitzgerald.com

Jan 10, 2019
Interview with Shelly Mettling on RESILIENCY & Life After Miscarriage

Episode 11: Shelly Mettling

In this episode:

  • Getting through miscarriage
  • Being resilient when it feels impossible
  • Taking care of YOU & YOUR happiness
  • How to support someone in a time of grief
  • What not to say

Shelly Mettling is the author of Life After Miscarriage, the host of her own podcast of the same title and she also has an incredible & hilarious YouTube channel where she has shared all of her highs & lowest lows on her journey through four miscarriages. Shelly is on a mission to bring awareness to the topic of miscarriage and inspire people into taking action to pull themselves up during times of grief.

In today’s episode, we hear from the refreshing, authentic & hilarious Shelly Mettling. 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage yet it is RARELY talked about, so bringing awareness to the topic and sharing tangible tips for getting through or supporting others through their grief is so important!

Shelly shares the incredibly painful yet inspiring details of her journey through 4 miscarriages and now, at 32 weeks pregnant with her 5th, she’s pushing us all to just keep going.

“When you have a goal, if you just keep going, eventually you’re going to get there.”


  • Booty Wurk by T-Pain


“Depend on yourself to make yourself happy, do what you need to do to make yourself happy, and then as a couple you guys can be happy.”

“We can’t control what happens to us, but we can control how we handle it.”

“Spreading hope actually brings hope back in return.”

“It always works out in the end, and if it hasn’t worked out yet, it’s just not the end.”


If we aren't connected yet be sure to come hang with me on Instagram @kaciafitzgerald and @empowerHERpodcast or online at www.kaciafitzgerald.com

Jan 07, 2019

Episode 10: Purpose Driven Action

In this episode:

  • Why setting goals is always an opportunity to grow
  • Stop picking goals based on what you think you “should” do
  • Digging deeper into your real WHY
  • How to stay the course
  • Proactive vs reactive

It’s a brand new year and I hope you are PUMPED. If you’ve got that little voice in your head, that’s got all of these crazy dreams that make you kind of want to pee your pants, I hope you let yourself GO THERE. And you set a GOAL around it. And then? You take some PURPOSE DRIVEN ACTION.

Purpose: A clear WHY. Why are you setting the goal? Why does it matter to you?

Driven: How do I STAY driven? Being proactive vs reactive.

Action: How do I make SURE that I will take action? Block off time & get accountability!


“When we’re in this state of inaction, or analysis paralysis, we start to create this story of all the reasons we can’t do something.”

“Staying comfortable is actually uncomfortable when you know in your gut that you have purpose & passion.”

“When you are setting goals, you are not going to hit some. But you’re gonna be a hell of a lot closer towards reaching it, if you actually set it.”

“Motivation is fleeting & a lot of times we’re not gonna feel like it. But if we’ve got purpose, and we’re creating the infrastructure in our life to keep us driven and keep us as happy as we can, we’re more likely to stay the course.”

“How’s it gonna feel? How can I have some more fun? How can I build a life that’s proactive versus reactive? Where I’m just soaking the juiciness out of our one shot on this planet?”



If we aren't connected yet be sure to come hang with me on Instagram @kaciafitzgerald and @empowerHERpodcast or online at www.kaciafitzgerald.com    

Jan 03, 2019
Interview with Autumn Calabrese on ACTION, GOALS & GETTING RID of the “END-GAME” Mindset

Episode 9: Autumn Calabrese

In this episode:

· Making progress with small goals first

· Action steps for getting unstuck

· Start where you stand & start with yourself

· Dreaming BIG

· Goal setting – short term & long term

Autumn Calabrese is a celebrity trainer and creator of several highly popular fitness and nutrition programs including her #1 work program 21 Day Fix and her best-selling cook book Fixate. She’s gone from living paycheck to paycheck as a personal trainer to being a mini fitness mogul building her empire. Autumn doesn’t believe in excuses – just hard work. That’s what’s gotten her to the top. A passion for helping people and a determination like no other.

I am SO excited for you to hear today’s episode with Autumn Calabrese, especially at this time of the year when GOALS & taking ACTION are at the forefront of our minds. Autumn offers some epic insight & real action steps for setting small goals that work TOWARDS big goals and why it’s SO important to throw out the thought of having an “end game.”

“If you want it, you’re just gonna have to go out there and work for it. Every single day. And don’t put a timeline on your dreams.”

Pump-Up Song:

· Air Force Ones by Nelly

· Pump Up the Jam by Technotronic


“There were a lot more doors closed, than have ever been opened. But the thing is, when the right one opens? If you just bust on through it and make the most out of that door, that’s what counts.”

“So many people give up right before the big change is about to happen.”

“The universe tests you the hardest right before you get it, because you have to be ready for it.”

“What you push through in your workout, gives you the strength to go push in LIFE.”

“There’s no quick fixes and there is no end game.”

“We can all do better, no matter what. We can all learn more, we can all grow more. We can all work to be a little bit better version of ourselves.”


· Follow Autumn on Instagram @autumncalabrese and at www.autumncalabrese.com

· Follow our playlist on Spotify: EmpowerHER Podcast PUMP-UP JAMS

· Get yourself a Mini Trampoline

If we aren't connected yet be sure to come hang with me on Instagram @kaciafitzgerald and @empowerHERpodcast or online at www.kaciafitzgerald.com
Dec 31, 2018
Let's talk about BURNOUT: Four ways to AVOID it or REBOUND from it.

Episode 8: Burnout

In this episode:

  • What is burnout & why do we experience it?
  • Setting boundaries for yourself & others
  • Turning off notifications & being PRESENT
  • Putting yourself at the TOP of your priority list
  • 4 action steps for AVOIDING or REBOUNDING from burnout

In today’s episode we are talking about burnout – why does it happen, how do we deal with it & what to do to bounce back from it. Burnout is a REAL thing that we experience in our society on a regular basis. But, what if you had a GAME-PLAN and solid ACTION STEPS to REBOUND from burnout? OR, what if you could AVOID it all together? Your life is worth MORE than being a slave to your emails, or notifications, or other people’s expectations. Take these tips & implement them into your daily life, then let me know how they help you!

#1. Intentionally pick your season & what you are focusing on

#2. Set your boundaries

#3. Take inventory of your communication channels

#4. Make YOU a priority but drop the BS story

“I believe, to my absolute core, that the future version of you is gonna thank you. She's gonna thank you SO much and say thank you for GROWING through this tough time, thank you for learning what you learned. This is serving you & others.”


“We have been sold the idea that there is this balance, that’s actually attainable. And so many of us feel unfulfilled because we feel like we’re failing, because we are striving for something that doesn’t even exist.”

“What boundaries do I first need to put in place to protect myself and my energy so I don’t repeat this cycle again?”

“You don’t have to be available just because someone else wants you to be.”

“The people who do the if/only game, they not only suck the life out of themselves, but they don’t see as much success in their business or in their life, and they don’t feel fulfilled because they’re coming from a place of lack & they’re playing the comparison game.”


If we aren't connected yet be sure to come hang with me on Instagram @kaciafitzgerald and @empowerHERpodcast or online at www.kaciafitzgerald.com

Dec 20, 2018
Interview with Natalie Rogers on Navigating FEAR, Imposter Syndrome and Taking ACTION to build a brand you LOVE.

Episode 7: Natalie Rogers

In this episode:

  • Starting a new business & building a brand
  • Using your resources to get started right away
  • Action eliminates fear
  • Morning routines that improve productivity
  • Living a life that makes you truly HAPPY

Natalie Rogers is a 24 year-old entrepreneur from Orlando, FL. She started her first company at 18 years old as a senior in high school and has been in love with entrepreneurship ever since. Natalie is most-known for being the CEO of The Klassy Network, a brand empowering female entrepreneurs to keep going with stylish products (anti-blue light glasses and apparel) and building a network of like-minded women. Her company launched in May 2018 and the brand is on track to hit 6 figures in its first six months. Natalie attributes a lot of her success to selling on Instagram. She doesn't only enjoy building an empire of her own, but she also has a passion for helping others launch and scale their businesses on social media.

In today’s episode we get to hear from Natalie about how simply taking ACTION towards creating a product that she wanted, launched a massively successful business. She shares with us her backstory & how she has created a brand and NETWORK for empowering women. At just 24 years old, Natalie is PROOF that taking MESSY action, before you know what you’re doing, is ALWAYS better than choosing to take no action at all.

“You create your own reality. And to remember that it’s on you. This is your life and you can do whatever it is that you want.”


  • Forever by Chris Brown
  • I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas


“Be honest & transparent… just let go of control & when it happens, it’s all going to happen the way it NEEDS to.”

“It’s just about taking action, & realizing that there are people out there that are way less credible than you & they are doing so well just because they decided to do it.”

“We are our worst critic. Just step into that person that wants to do it & step into your confidence. Take action and jump, amazing things will happen, you just have to kind of let go.”

“You deserve to be happy in life, and there’s so many people out there that are living a life that they’re not enjoying, they’re miserable just because it’s safe.”

“Take the risk & understand that this is your LIFE, and it’s short, and you deserve to be happy.”

“Put your blinders on, take action, because action eliminates the fear.”

“If you’re not happy, then you’re not living.”


If we aren't connected yet be sure to come hang with me on Instagram @kaciafitzgerald and @empowerHERpodcast or online at www.kaciafitzgerald.com

Dec 17, 2018
NAVIGATING negativity & controlling what you CAN

Episode 6: NAVIGATING negativity & controlling what you CAN

In this episode:

  • You can only control yourself
  • Handling negativity from people around you
  • Some people won’t support you & that’s ok
  • Giving others the benefit of the doubt
  • Not having it all figured out
  • Creating space when needed

On today’s episode, we are getting REAL & chatting about handling friends or family who just might not get it or support you in a way that you wish they did. Everyone struggles with navigating relationships & dealing with what other people think. The people who THINK differently might act like what you are doing is “WRONG,” or question your motives. What I think is the absolute WORST? Is that because of their questions or comments you actually QUESTION your own MOTIVES & CHOOSE TO THROW THE TOWEL in on YOUR DREAMS because someone ELSE is CHIRPING IN YOUR EAR. & to be honest, that’s devastating to me. So, here are 3 things I do to help NAVIGATE it:



#3: BLESS & RELEASE OR create some SPACE.

“Life is short and often throws curveballs. So, I’m gonna make the hell out of everything I’ve got, every single day, and I hope you do too.”


“If you are BREATHING, or doing anything different from what other people around you are doing, you are going to experience resistance from time to time.”

“Are you owning the situation & realizing that the only part that you can control, ALWAYS no matter what, is yourself.”

“Every time I wanna point the finger at someone else, I turn that finger around, I point it back at myself & I say what can I control? What can I own in this?”

“Happiness is a real compass. So if it feels good to you & something in your gut is telling you to do this? You’ve gotta do this, you’ve gotta listen to yourself.”

“Girl, don’t you DARE hold back on your potential because of someone else’s opinion of you.”

“The people that we surround ourselves with, the people whose ideas we infuse into our brains, whose comments we hear on a regular basis, that’s part of who we become. So choose well.”


If we aren't connected yet be sure to come hang with me on Instagram @kaciafitzgerald and @empowerHERpodcast or online at www.kaciafitzgerald.com

Dec 13, 2018
005: Adriana Carrig Interview on CHARTING your OWN PATH + SPREADING KINDNESS

In this episode:

  • Staying optimistic through the hard stuff
  • Deciding not to care what others think
  • Where were you, where are you, & where do you want to be?
  • Being resourceful - figure it out!
  • Be kind & pass it on

Adriana Carrig is a powerhouse entrepreneur who is trying to change the world one word at a time. Inspired by her own experiences growing up and enduring years of girl on girl bullying, she wanted to change what she saw as a negative bonding tool that many girls have the tendency to use - coming together by putting down others. As the founder of Little Words Project, her mission is to encourage women to respect and empower one another rather than to compete with one another. It is her firm belief that there is plenty of success to go around, and we can truly succeed if and when we learn to stop competing and start supporting.

I’m so excited to share today’s episode with you all, where we have a truly honest discussion & Adriana opens up about her experience & how she took the noise around her and decided to instead turn it into something impactful. She shares with us how she didn’t let her lack of knowledge or expertise stop her from starting something she was excited about, but instead it encouraged her to embrace those around her, BELIEVE that she could and just go for it.

“If we can all kind of remind ourselves of those moments of just feeling like possibility is out there, and that we have an option. We always have an option & a choice, no matter where you are in life, there is somewhere, in a fold, an option.”


  • Cough Syrup by Young the Giant


“You cannot change what people think of you, you cannot change how people are going to perceive you through their lenses. All you can do is be confident in how you view yourself, put that woman out there & not give a shit anymore about what other people think.”

“You have to just actively decide no, not today. Today I am gonna be myself & I’m not gonna care.”

“The first one through the wall is always the bloodiest.” – Bill Carrig

“If you want it, you CAN achieve it.” – Adrianna’s mom

“You are the architect of your own destiny.”

“You cannot compare yourself to the left or the right, you can only compare yourself forward & backwards.”

“It’s okay to keep learning & to be different.”

“When you build your own self-esteem, suddenly you’re building your own confidence. And when you have confidence, you’re going after your dreams.”

“Do whatever you would do to make sure that you stay proud of yourself when this is all said and done, and that really gonna be the thing that makes you take that next step.”

“Stop questioning it. Stop worrying, stop thinking & just do.”


If we aren't connected yet be sure to come hang with me on Instagram @kaciafitzgerald and @empowerHERpodcast or online at www.kaciafitzgerald.com

Dec 10, 2018
HOW to get PUMPED UP to ROCK your day by 9AM

Episode 4: HOW to get PUMPED UP to ROCK your day by 9AM

In this episode:

  • Changing your perspective & being proactive
  • Becoming a morning person
  • The power of not hitting SNOOZE
  • How you talk to yourself matters
  • Movement is crucial
  • Little acts of kindness
  • Celebrating everything

In today’s episode I am sharing my top 5 tips for how to set yourself up for SUCCESS to CRUSH your day before 9am. Because I am all about ACTION here, it’s important for me that I give you actual TOOLS that you can implement TODAY. I believe that you can change your entire day, your mood & the way you handle negativity by starting your day with positivity & movement.

#1: I am PROACTIVE the night before about having a good day & I do NOT hit SNOOZE.


#3: I exercise before I start my DAY because post-workout ENDORPHINS are LIFE.

#4: I CELEBRATE every single SMALL WIN & give myself SMALL goals for more celebration OPPORTUNITY.

#5: I LIFT SOMEONE ELSE UP every single DAY.

And I think, that if you do 1, 2 or maybe all 5 of those things, that you are guaranteed to be PUMPED UP before 9am.


“I believe in talking to myself like I would talk to my best friend, & that keeps me in a really happy mode.”

“If you REALLY want to have the BEST ENERGY…which in turn, often creates the BEST mood, you have to MOVE.”

“I was not [a morning person] either, until I DECIDED I wanted to be.”

“I do think that PLAY & joy of the JOURNEY mentality, is the reason that I am able to be so productive & also so consistent.”



If we aren't connected yet be sure to come hang with me on Instagram @kaciafitzgerald or find the podcast @empowerHERpodcast

Dec 06, 2018
Interview with DAVE HOLLIS on GROWTH, tapping into your POTENTIAL & getting outside your COMFORT ZONE

Episode 3: Interview w/ Dave Hollis

In this episode we talk about:

  • How being challenged caters to growth & fulfillment
  • Getting out of your comfort zone
  • The importance of who & what you surround yourself
  • Using the resources available to you to get where you want to be
  • Having a growth mindset vs a fixed mindset

About Dave:

Dave Hollis is husband to Rachel, father to Jackson, Sawyer, Ford and Noah and the CEO of the Hollis Company after a 17 year run at Disney left his role as President, Theatrical Distribution for The Walt Disney Studios.  Dave looks to take the experiences as global theatrical sales head for Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Lucas film to the expansion plans in the next, exciting phase of Hollis Company — focusing on media (books/podcasts/radio/tv), live events and merchandise. 

In today’s episode I got to sit and talk with Dave about his transition out of a long-term job with Disney and jumping into the unknown as the CEO of the Hollis Company. Dave opens up about the reasons behind his transition, the fears that he experienced & how they made it work for their family. He has had a huge role in advocating for women in business by helping them reach their highest potential and encouraging growth. When he got to a place where he knew he wasn’t using his full potential, and therefor was no longer GROWING, Dave knew it was time to tackle something challenging and in doing so, found total life fulfillment.

“Whatever the dream is, it’s yours, not mine. You don’t have to give any justification, because as long as you’re not asking anyone to give you approval, then you don’t need anyone to give you permission. In fact, when you understand that you don’t have to justify your dreams, to anyone else for any reason, that is the day you truly begin to step in to who you were meant to be.” - Rachel Hollis - Girl, Stop Apologizing


  • Apeshit by The Carters


“Your comfort zone, that’s not where growth happens. Growth happens OUTSIDE of your comfort zone.”

“We thought we had a strong marriage, but when you are clutching each other in the bottom of a ravine, that’s when you see how strong you can be.”

“You’re either growing or dying. You cannot just maintain a status quo. You are literally, as a being, either growing or dying.”

“You cannot grow if you are not being challenged with new things. And if you are not growing because of those challenges, you cannot be fulfilled.”

“Mediocre people will always pull achievers back to mediocre.”

“She kept doing it, because she didn’t need my permission to become a better version of herself.”


  • Follow Dave Hollis on Instagram @mrdavehollis
  • Check out & subscribe to their RISE Together Podcast
  • Help! My Partner Doesn’t DO Personal Development: 6 tips to get motivated together


If we aren't connected yet be sure to come hang with me on Instagram @kaciafitzgerald or find the podcast @empowerHERpodcast


Dec 03, 2018

In this episode we talk about ALL THE THINGS! 

·         WHY...you've got to get over the idea that something is "wrong"  with you

·         We talk about figuring out what your “thing” is

·         That weird feeling we get.... when we want a GREAT life

·         Finding the belief in yourself; trusting that everything is figureoutable

·         Filling your cup to OVERFLOW

·         The importance of having a TRIBE

·        &  5 actionable steps to get unstuck

“Saying that you don’t know how to do something, and choosing to stay ignorant about it, is legit a CHOICE.”

In today’s episode, I dive into the whole reason I am even here today. Because years ago, I had no clue what my “thing” was, but I knew I wanted more and I took ACTION to figure it out. Inaction is still a choice & CHOOSING to believe we can’t do something is destroying our possibility. We create a story in our head of all the reasons we think we’re not qualified, or not good enough. We tell ourselves we can’t do something, all the while just sitting there not even TRYING. While you can’t control what you don’t know, you CAN continue to keep learning.

Behind every perfect Instagram picture is a real human who struggles with doubt, fear & insecurity just like we all do. They are simply willing to SHOW UP & fail. Don’t let the things you don’t know, be the thing that stops you. You are FAR more capable than you even know, you CAN figure it out, & you DON’T have to do it alone.



“Thinking about it, and not DOING anything, is going to leave you feeling the same way.”

“Inaction is still a choice… Inaction actually breeds fear & all this nasty stuff in our head.”

“Life is rigged in your favor.. life is working FOR you.”

“You’ve got to fill your cup to the point of OVERFLOW.”

“It’s never gonna be a lack of resources, it’ll just be a lack of resourcefulness that will help you get you where you want to go.”

“You do NOT have to stay stuck.”

“Don’t question if there’s something wrong with you, question the BELIEF that something is wrong with you, because you are too damn smart to be the only thing standing in your way.”
Nov 29, 2018
001: Interview with ANGIE LEE on FEAR, FAILURE & STEPPING into the person YOU want to BECOME

Episode 1: Interview w/ Angie Lee

In this episode:

  • Acknowledging that gut feeling
  • Turning fear into excitement
  • Standing up, raising your hand & asking for what you want
  • Tangible tips for taking action on what you want to do
  • Finding clarity through action
  • Dealing with negative outside opinions of what you’re doing
  • Biting the bullet & starting before you’re ready
  • Rising to the occasion
  • Imposter syndrome

About Angie: 

At only 28 years old, Angie Lee has built a 7-figure business teaching people how to build their businesses & brands, and sell through social media. In addition, she’s also got a podcast with over 5 million downloads. She is a speaker, she’s working on her first book, just launched an event for female entrepreneurs, and is building out a physical product with her brother in a company called SoulCBD.

Angie has a TON of experience & tangible advice for us about fear & failure, and stepping into being the person you’ve always wanted to be, but something in your head has told you that you can’t. 


“Stepping into this game of life & realizing you have so much more control than you think. Start before you are ready & when it feels bit uncomfortable. We aren’t doing this alone.”



September by Earth, Wind & Fire 

Get Down on It by Cool & the Gang


“There’s never a day where you just have it all figured it all out, or you feel like you’ve made it.”

“It’s never the person with the most knowledge who gets what they want, it’s the person who asks for what they want.”

“Beyoncé poops… Nobody is nobody & anybody can be anybody.”

“We’re all afraid of leaving good for great, we’re all afraid of knowing what it really could be.”

“Inaction breeds fear.”

“Living a brave life always pays off.”

“If I don’t start, I’ll never know.”

“You will rise to the occasion.”

“You’re never going to be ready.”


Connect with Angie on Instagram @angieleeshow


6 Lessons about Fear 


Breast Implant Removal & SoulCBD 


If you are interested in the ENNEAGRAM TEST discussed at the beginning of episode check it out here:  https://www.enneagraminstitute.com/

Connect with me Kacia @kaciafitzgerald on Instagram or KaciaFitzgerald.com & follow the podcast IG for more deets too EmpowerHer podcast

Nov 25, 2018
MOTIVATION isn't ENOUGH, it's TIME to take ACTION girl

In this episode:

  • Intro on me, Kacia!
  • What you can expect from empowerHER
  • Where I started & how I got here today
  • Why it’s important to start even when you’re scare or don’t know everything
  • What are we actually doing?

o   Taking purpose driven action

o   Inspiration is not the secret sauce

o   Motivation fades – action is what will help you take control of your life

o   Implement what you learn

o   Is it even worth it?

  • What am I going to miss out on if I don’t take this leap?

Who am I? My name is Kacia. I’m 29 years old and live in downtown San Diego with my boyfriend Seena & our adorably photogenic dog, Lizzie. I’m an entrepreneur who has built a 7 figure business with network marketing and now spend a lot of my day helping other women not only work on their own health & fitness goals, but build businesses they love too.

I am SO excited to tell you a bit more about how I got here today, where I started and the challenges & FEARS I had along the way. We will have epic guests who will share their story and how they figured it out & unapologetically made some serious moves.

“Successful people aren’t magical unicorns, they aren’t more capable than us. They just ask themselves better questions. They choose to grow through what they go through & when they fail, they just bounce back quicker."

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Nov 23, 2018