Be Freaking Awesome Podcast

Be Freaking Awesome Podcast

Living a freaking awesome life is achievable for everyone. Angela Belford and her daughter, Sami Kinnison, join together to provide practical applications to level up your success, business, and life, in a freaking awesome way.

EP79 Tackling Imposter Syndrome in Life and Workspaces with Maureen Zappala

AUGUST 1, 2023 | EPISODE 79

In this illuminating conversation, we sit down with Maureen Zappala, an experienced former rocket scientist at NASA, who, despite her impressive background, intimately understands the struggle of imposter syndrome.

Drawing on Maureen’s vast experience, we discuss how to approach intimidating tasks with confidence and resilience, and how to embrace failures as essential stepping stones rather than setbacks. Together, we provide actionable insights and strategies designed to help you shift your mindset, empower yourself, and ultimately, conquer imposter syndrome.

Lastly, we turn our attention to the workplace, exploring the critical role of leaders in tackling imposter syndrome within their teams. We delve into the dangers of inadvertently encouraging imposter syndrome, such as increased stress and burnout among employees. In contrast, we underscore the value of vulnerability and open discussions in fostering an atmosphere of trust and acceptance, equipping you with the tools to create a thriving, resilient team. We believe that through these conversations, we can challenge the status quo, empower individuals, and collectively, reach new heights. Don’t miss out on this insightful conversation with a former NASA rocket scientist, as we navigate the intricacies of imposter syndrome and its impact on our personal and professional lives.

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EP99 What to Do When You Fall Off The Wagon

EP99 What to Do When You Fall Off The Wagon

Have you ever caught yourself slipping back into old habits after a period of progress and self-improvement? It happens to the best of us, and that’s why Angela Belford and Sami Kinnison spend some time unpacking the rhythm of personal growth, particularly when faced with the test of holiday family gatherings. Expect a candid discussion about navigating these moments with a blend of vulnerability and compassion, as we shed light on why it’s essential to respond to our own imperfections with the same grace we’d offer a friend in need.

EP97 Reframing Success with Dimple Dhabalia

EP97 Reframing Success with Dimple Dhabalia

Have you ever wondered about the challenging world of humanitarian work and the intricacies it presents? This episode brings you the remarkable insights of Dimple Dabalia, founder of Roots in the Clouds. With a 20-year-long journey in the government and hands-on experience working with asylum-seekers and refugees, Dimple opens up about the harsh reality of vicarious trauma that humanitarians encounter. We dissect the need to redefine success in such taxing fields, referencing her new book coming out in February 2024, “Tell Me My Story,” which promotes the idea of humanitarians caring for their own wellbeing first.